alpaca princess (renniekins) wrote,
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Books to begin 2012

5. Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
4. Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins
3. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins (kindle) The above three books I read on an e-reader, when my sister and I tried borrowing books through the Kindle service. After a few false starts we figured out the book-borrowing procedure, and I started reading the Hunger Games. When I finished it, I begged her to loan my the other two books, because I was totally caught up in the story. They are young adult novels, and each is a very fast-paced and captivating read. Set in a postapocalyptic world, reality television has turned into a punishment where real children from rebel districts must fight to the death in an arena for the amusement of the capital's residents. Definitely recommended.

2. The Devil's Advocate, by Morris West.  (audio)  Very interesting!  I picked it up because I thought it might be from the movie with the same name, but they have nothing to do with one another.  Instead it's a story of a priest who is sent to an impoverished village in Italy to investigate the possible sainthood of a man during WWII.  Recommended.

1. Children of the Mind, by Orson Scott Card.  (audio) This book was so-so at best, overly philosophical and mushy, and the most interesting plot line in the book was the one he didn't resolve.
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