Recent Reads

Hank Zipzer series by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver--Chapter Books.  Maya and I love this series about a smart, funny boy with a learning disability.  The stories are laugh-out-loud funny, touching, and full of real life as Hank navigates the challenges of school and family life.  (Yes, this author is the Henry Winkler who played the Fonz on the t.v. series Happy Days.)  Highly recommended.

Dance with Me by Betty Carlton (2011)--Erotic romance.  Way too dark for me, this story involves a man who kidnaps and puts the woman he wants in a cage in the basement of his club.  Her only way out of the cage and assorted humiliations is to "willingly" have sex with him.  Not recommended, unless you like dark, dark stories.

White Fang by Jack London (serialized in 1906)--Adventure.  Told from the perspective of White Fang, who is half-dog and half-wolf, the harsh reality of survival in Alaska unfolds.  Some of the scenes were a little difficult for this dog lover to read.  This serves as a good companion piece to London's The Call of the Wild. Recommended.


Anonymous said…
I also really enjoyed "White Fang," I need to reread it.
@bentneedle--I can see why so many people enjoy reading Jack London. Hope you get a chance for a reread soon.

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