It has been OVER a month since I read anything, but I am planning on getting some MAJOR book time while we are sitting in the hospital this next week. I am prepared with a little bit of HUNGER GAMES. Yes I am the only person in the world who has not read them yet. Here are the books that I read.....who even knows when. Let's see what I remember...
Next, The Linen Queen by Patricia Falvey. I was not sure I was going to make it through this one. The beginning was a bit slow. I stuck it out though and this one was pretty good. This book takes place in Northern Ireland (sigh). Oh how I wish I could go check it out there. It seems like an amazingly beautiful landscape. Anyway...Sheila is a POOR girl who works in a linen factory. She lives with an abusive uncle, crazy aunt, bi-polar mother, and adopted refugee child (escaped from war and a brothel). Intrigued so far??? She participates in the pageant for LINEN QUEEN and wins the title and cash. She is determined to run away from home with her winnings, but sadly for her there is a war on (WWII) and she cannot leave the country. She is once again stuck in her horrible life. Then a group of American soldiers are posted in her town. There is war, love, death, pregnancy, mental disorders...you name it. The only warning I have about this book....Irish language. Although the swear words are spelled a little different, they are still there. If you are not into that...then this is not a book for you.
This next book is a kid's book, but I loved it so much I thought I would share. It is Miss Lina's Ballerinas by Grace Maccorone. If you have a little girl, this book is perfect. It has all the good stuff....ballerinas, rhyming, counting, and a lesson about accepting others. Oh and it is kinda funny too. You see there are 8 little ballerinas Christina, Justina, Edwina, Betina, Sabrina, Katrina, Marina, and Nina (ha ha) who dance it 2 lines of 4.
Happy Reading Ya'll!!!