#ReadersCrossing Update! | Three Quick Reviews

Hello! Last time I checked in for #ReadersCrossing, I’d finished one of the five books I’d put on my TBR. In the meantime, I’ve finished three more! Here’s a run-down of my thoughts on them:

Set in Your Country: Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser

As I mentioned previously I picked up this book because of @AnaMardoll’s live Tweet of it, and I was not at all disappointed. This is an excellent non-fiction book for anyone who grew up with the Little House books and wants more insight into the people inside them.

Final rating: 5 of 5 stars.

A Classic: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

I didn’t care for this one. I didn’t hate it, exactly — it was a bit more engaging than a lot of classics that have bored me in the past — but I couldn’t get myself to care about the main character at all and it just didn’t work for me. It wasn’t the worst thing I’ve ever read ever, but meh.

Final rating: 3 of 5 stars.

Animal on the Cover: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

I was introduced to Bill Bryson by my high school history teacher, and I hadn’t yet read this one until today. This was a wonderful narrative about Bryson’s attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m knocking off half a star, though, because there were a handful of fat-shaming comments and I didn’t appreciate them. They weren’t overly distracting, but they were still there and I believe they should be acknowledged as not okay.

Final rating: 4.5 of 5 stars.

To no one’s surprise, I’ve gotten distracted by other books in between reading these! In fact, I’ve read four more books in addition to the four I’ve read for this reading challenge, meaning I’ve read eight books in the last ten days. This is a faster pace than I am used to and while I’m pretty sure winter break has everything to do with it, I’m enjoying it while it lasts! I’m going to end up reading probably at least 1-2 other books before I finish the last book on my #ReadersCrossing TBR because I have library books that are going to be due soon, and my last book for the challenge is Under the Dome and will undoubtedly take more time to read than the rest of the books I picked!

If you’re participating in #ReadersCrossing, how are you doing so far? What’s everybody reading?

One thought on “#ReadersCrossing Update! | Three Quick Reviews

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