Monday, June 8, 2009

Brie's Weekly Reads

I normally rotate between more than a few books, but I've hit a bit of a slump reading wise and fell into a rut where nothing I picked up grabbed me. Because of this I wasn't going to put up a Weekly Reads post, but I figured, what the heck, and decided to share the two books I was able to stick with.

I finished Rewriting Monday by Jodi Thomas. It is the story of Pepper Malone, a big city journalist who ends up in small town Bailee Texas after being chased out of Chicago due to a story she wrote. Pepper takes a job at the local newspaper and strikes up a friendship with her boss, Mike McCulloch, that eventually leads to attraction and romance. The story is told in multiple point of views. There is the main one of Pepper's first person POV, and then it alternates to a few third person perspectives from Mike, Lorie who is the towns bakery owner as well a Pepper's new-found friend, and Lorie's ex husband, Heath. The newspaper has been experiencing some prank phone calls and when Pepper arrives the calls get worse and the paper gets vandalized. Mike and Pepper's relationship deepens through coming together for the common cause of figuring out who is behind the threats to the paper and its employees.

This book was a comfort read for me, one I could just relax and fall into. I was actually surprised that I was taken by surprise by who the perpetrator was. I'm usually good at figuring out mysteries, but I guess I wasn't doing much thinking while reading this book, just simply enjoying it. Rewriting Monday was a good book to pass the time with. I give it a B+ and look forward to reading Twisted Creek.

The second book that occupied my time is Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brian Sanderson, the first in the Mistborn Trilogy. I've been off and on with this book for months now but I think I've finally gotten into it enough that I'll be able to finish it soon. The problems I had with the story were that the first 100+ pages are filled with a lot of dialogue and not much action, also that many characters are introduced within that time span. I was very overwhelmed by all of this. Now that the characters have been established and the story has hit its stride, I'm thinking that I will enjoy this book immensely.

Hopefully, I'll be able to come out of my self proclaimed reading slump and read more this week, so that come Saturday I will have more to share. :)


  1. I've heard some really good things about Rewriting Monday! Glad you enjoyed it. I've been on the library's wait list for it. I love a good romantic mystery!

  2. I love reading 'comfort reads' when I'm in a slump, Brie. This one sounds like a good one with a twist too.

  3. I'm so glad you enjoyed Rewriting Monday, Brie! I think that if you did, you would love Twisted Creek as well :)

  4. I really liked Rewriting Monday. Such a good, comfortable book.

    Good luck with your reading slump! :)

  5. Hi Renee, When you get a chance to read it, I hope you like it as much as I did.

    Hils, It was good. I'm still in a bit of a slump though.

    Nath, I'm really looking forward to reading Twisted Creek. :)

    Tracy, Yay! Another person who liked it. I agree it was definitely a comfort read. Thanks, I'm trying to dig myself out of this slump.

  6. I bought this on the release day because I loved Twisted Creek, but it's been languishing in my TBR pile ever since. Your review reminded me that I need to rectify that.