Thursday, July 22, 2010
My TBR Pile and R pile
My choice so far this year would have to be Beautiful Malice. I was hooked. The writing flowed and the story sat me down and I read and read and read.
The novel, I think, was originally aimed at the younger market, but I have spoken to many writers in their 30's and up saying that they couldn't put it down as well. So it's not only the teens that are getting a buzz out of Rebecca's story. This story is very original and full of suspense.
Rebecca James has done a truly amazing job, not only with the plot but the characters. A story of murder, deception and betrayal. It's told in the first person by a 17 year-old Katherine. Katherine's traumatic past is revealed slowly to create mystery, and tension. I loved it. :)
But there is a secret, one that Katherine is hiding about her sister. Katherine feels deeply responsible. It is Alice that is also the star of the story. Dear little Alice, until all is revealed and explodes on the page.
I'm almost finished The Family Farm, Fiona Palmer and loving it. My TBR pile consists of, Dark Country Bronwyn Parry, Red Dust Fleur McDonald ( I read Blue Skies and loved it. I seem to have read her latest first) Sharon Archers latest two medicals, Fiona McArthur's latest, the list goes on. lol.... I'm getting there. :)
In between writing, pitches, getting ready for the conference and writers meetings, time is unlike an hour glass, it is more like stack of cards, whatever hand you get you play it out.