Read in January 2010

1. The Definitive Book of Body Language, by Barbara Pease and Allan Pease
Wow, so illuminating. Not particularly well written, but whatever; it's easy to read and conveys the information, and the information is enough of a draw on its own.

2. Incantation, by Alice Hoffman
A small YA historical novel, set in the time of the Spanish Inquisition. But with this surrealist tinge that I loved -- she'll say things like "And after they took her away, the plaza was littered with strands of her long hair, and the birds wove it into their nests" which are not really...real, or at least not probable, but it makes it so perfect.

3. Seven Little Australians, by Ethel Turner
Oh, an enjoyable escapist read. Kind of reminded me of Little Women, but they're younger, not all girls, and more ragamuffin-y. Thank you for the loan, minteva!

2 comments:

Beth Kephart 2/24/2010 3:07 PM  

I like that, the birds, the hair, the nest...

cuileann 2/24/2010 6:22 PM  

Beth - Yes! I think you would like Alice Hoffman, if you haven't read anything by her before.

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