Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf

You have to love MEA weekend. It is a time to get things done around the house and also to take some extra time and read a great book. I started The Weight of Silence on the Friday of MEA and finished it on Sunday morning. That is a lot of reading! This was a great book and I had a hard time putting it down when life interrupted my reading. The story revolves around two families and the morning that both of their daughters disappear. Martin is a college professor married to Fielda and they have a daughter named Petra. The neighbor family consists of Toni and her two children Ben and Calli. Their father Griff, is not always present and drinks too much which leads to a very mean side of the man. Both girls are in first grade and are best friends. Callie has not spoken since she was in four years old after a family tragedy. The book covers both what happens to the people looking for the two girls and what is happening to the girls in the woods. It is a face paced story and like I said I could not put it down. If you are looking for a great fall book to read, this is it!

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

I, along with the rest of the country, picked up this book on the day it came out. I had read his previous books and had enjoyed them. I was looking forward to reading this new one and I was not disappointed. It is very similar to the first two books by Dan Brown, and just as entertaining. The book is a face paced adventure with Robert Langdon, Katherine Solomon, and Peter Solomon. At the beginning of the story Langdon is summoned to the Capital building by who he thinks is Peter Solomon. Once he arrives at the capital building the story takes off and doesn't stop until the last page. One crazy man with a motive and a mission turns the lives of Robert, Katherine, and Peter upside down. It was quite interesting to read about our Capital city and all the secrets, legends, and myths that surround this city. This book isn't earth shattering, but it sure is a fun and entertaining story.