Book Drunkard

“I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” L.M. Montgomery

Happy New Year – A Year in Reviews


Virginie Says…

Happy New Year!  What a great year 2009 was for me.  It was the year I started blogging about my reading and the first year I ever wrote a review.  I met so many wonderful new people who let me into their ‘Blogiverse’ with open and accepting arms.  I can’t thank you enough.  Without you, I’d never have kept going.

I’m coming up to my first blogoversary soon (62 days!) and am nearing 1000 comments.  I’ll be doing some giveaways on those grand occasions!

In 2010 I resolve to read more books and do more book reviews.  On that note, I’d like to share with you some of my favourite books of 2009.  The reviews are in and they are, in no particular order…:

The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier:

I just finished reading Tracy Chevalier’s fourth novel, The Lady and the Unicorn.  It’s the first book I’ve read by this author.  The book was just excellent and if I’d had more time, I’m sure I would have had it finished in a day or two.  (Read more….)

The Sidewalk Artist by Gina Buonaguro and Janice Kirk:

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book at first – never having heard of either of the co-authors and not having read any reviews.  I try not to read other peoples thoughts on books before I read it myself.  I like having an untainted view and not have someone else’s conclusions in my head.  (Read more…)

The Triumph of Deborah by Eva Etzioni-Halevy:

Ever since I was a little girl, and my parents took me to Church each and every Saturday morning, I have loved a good Bible story.  I love hearing about people who lived so long ago that it almost seems unreal.  And so, when I began to read The Triumph of Deborah by Eva Etzioni-Halevy, I had high hopes. (Read more…)

Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland:

In Mistress of the Sun, we are introduced first to a young Louise de la Vallière.  Petite is a charming, smart child who is completely in love with horses.  It becomes apparent to those around her, that at a young age, she has a way with the animals. (Read more…)

The Queen’s Mistake by Diane Haeger:

In The Queen’s Mistake, Diane Haeger tells the story of Henry the VIII’s fifth wife, the young Catherine Howard. I really, REALLY like this Cat Howard. She actually seems smart, has a good head on her shoulders, (ahem, no pun intended) which is different than she is portrayed in some of the other books I’ve read where she’s basically a flighty sl*t.  (Read more…)

Unveiled: Fanny Chamberlain Reincarnated by Jessica Jewett:

Unveiled: Fanny Chamberlain Reincarnated, by Jessica Jewett, is an interesting and very personal look at reincarnation and past lives.  At a very young age, Jessica knew she was different.  It wasn’t just the physical (she was born a quadriplegic).  (Read more…)

Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran:

Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran is the story of Kleopatra Selene, thedaughter of Marc Antony and Cleopatra.  The book begins with death of the Egyptian queen and turns into a story which most of us probably haven’t heard before. (Read more…)

O, Juliet by Robin Maxwell:

I can’t share the review to this book just yet.  Stay tuned to my blog – it will be coming soon!

I hope you enjoyed reading, or perhaps re-reading the reviews to some of my favourite books of 2009.  If you have a similar post you’d like to share, leave the link with your comment!  I have a huge pile of books on the shelves ready to be read and reviewed.  I’m certain a great number of those will be in my New Years post in 2011.


3 thoughts on “Happy New Year – A Year in Reviews

  1. Happy New Year! You have some wonderful books on this list, a few of which I’m wanting to read pretty darn badly. Can’t wait to see what you read this year.

  2. I’m so pleased that Mistress of the Sun is included here — and in such good company!

    Sandra Gulland (author)

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  3. I liked The Triumph of Deborah and Cleopatra’s Daughter, too.

    Happy new year!

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