Thursday, July 17, 2008

Book Club Carnival!


Mel, A Dramatic Mommy needs inspiration. You see, she's supposed to be reading Love Monkey by Kyle Smith, and she's not getting into it. So she's asked each of us to please help her out with new book suggestions, by letting her know what we're currently reading!

So, I'm reading Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist. From Google Books, a brief synopsis:

Pug and Tomas are two kitchen boys who dream of being heroes one day in the medieval fantasy world of Midkemia. But as the boys start on the path to manhood and begin their apprenticeships to their respective masters, they one day stumble upon a strange shipwreck and learn that invaders from a strange and distant world have found a way to invade Midkemia through portals known as "rifts" and are preparing for a full scale assault. As Tomas learns to be a soldier and Pug studies the path of a magician, both boys find themselves growing into the heroes they had hoped to become - but growing apart as the effects of the Riftwar change both of their lives forever.


And, as requested, 3 sentences from page 38:
In his boyish imaginings he had sailed ships, hunted great monsters, and saved the nation. In quieter moments of reflection he had wondered if he would spend his life building ships, making pottery, or learning the trader's skill, and speculated on how well he would do in each of those crafts. But this one thing he never thought of, the one dream that never captured his fantasies, was that of becoming a magician.
So, what are you reading this week?

7 comments:

Mamasphere said...

I'm reading The Ruby in her Navel: A Novel. So far so good! I love historical fiction.

The book you're reading sounds like the ones I devoured growing up!

Thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

Veggie Mom said...

I just finished The Friday Night Knitting Club, a first novel by Kate Jacobs. As I told Mel, it's pretty light reading, profound in parts, and an overall good summer read.

Channah said...

Ooh - I was going to check out the Friday Night Knitting Club at the library. Glad to hear positive comments.

Melanie said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and for the suggestion!

Kelsey S said...

That looks great! Thanks so much!

Kelsey
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Rivster said...

FYI Friday Night Knitting Club is on MAJOR clearance at Borders. Like $3.00 or something crazy like that!!!

travelingwithbaby said...

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