Began Reading: November 08, 2013
Finished Reading: November 08, 2013
Number of Pages: 226 [paperback]
Rating: ★★★★☆Read more
What was the last book you lent out?
Child of Vengeance by David Kirk
Japan in the late 16th century was a land in turmoil. Lords of the great clans schemed against each other, served by aristocratic samurai bound to them by a rigid code of honor. Bennosuke is a high-born but lonely teenager living in his ancestral village. His mother died when he was a young boy, and his powerful warrior father Munisai has abandoned him for a life of service to his Lord, Shinmei. Bennosuke has been raised by his uncle Dorinbo, a Buddhist monk who urges the boy to forgo the violence of the samurai and embrace the contemplative life. But Bennosuke worships his absent father, and when Munisai returns, gravely injured, Bennosuke is forced to confront truths about his family’s history and his own place in it. These revelations soon guide him down the samurai’s path—awash with blood, bravery, and vengeance. His journey will culminate in the epochal battle of Sekigahara—in which Bennosuke will first proclaim his name as Mushashi Miyamoto. This rich and absorbing epic explores the complexities of one young man’s quest while capturing a crucial turning point in Japanese history with visceral mastery, sharp psychological insight and tremendous narrative momentum.
I looked up The Gigantic Beard that was Evil on Amazon and I’m quite sad that it is out of print as I can think of quite a few people who would enjoy it. :(
Started Reading: May 26, 2013
Finished Reading: May 28, 2013
Number of Pages: 352
|Me:||I undulate over whether or not to get a Nook.|
|Nick:||Out of all the people I know you would be the one to most benefit from one.|
|Me:||I know, I just can't commit!|
Started Reading: May 15, 2013
Finished Reading: May 17, 2013
Number of Pages: 312
Not really. I usually just stick something in as a bookmark or remember the page on my own. If I’m marking for notes I’ll use a post-it.
[On The Fault in Our Stars by John Green] It was extremely refreshing from a Young Adult novel standpoint and it made me remember that at twenty-two I still qualify as a young adult. John Green does a good job at elevating the genre out of what is largely qualified as tween fiction more than young adult.