Six Word Reviews
Inspired by Callista’s tag for the six word memoir meme and the pile of books I need to review, I decided to combine them. Without further ado, here are my six word reviews:
Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott: Scottish dialect, heroine has real gumption!
The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin: Unusual style, Imperial Russian newbie sleuth.
A Room With a View by E.M. Forster: Brits meet in Florence. Love ensues.
The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt: Seventh grader discovers life through Shakespeare.
Khufu’s Wisdom by Naguib Mahfouz: Fable like tale of Ancient Egypt.
The Translator by Daoud Hari: Darfur genocide brought to tragic life.
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs: Fun chick lit until depressing ending.
So just in case I don’t end up getting fuller reviews, there are the snapshots. Perhaps I’ll start a new wave of book blogging over here! Forget the deep insights, interesting stylistic devices, memorable characters. Six words or less-the McBook Review. Oh-I was supposed to do something about my own life as well, right? Here goes: IR junkie hopes to become diplomat. That wasn’t too profound was it? I think I used up my miniscule cleverness reserve on the reviews. I’ll give this more thought and maybe have something better tomorrow!