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This month's book selection:

April 2012: Toads and Diamonds by Heather Tomlinson

Sometime before the end of the month, please try to read this book and post a review of it either here, or on your personal blog/LJ/DW/other website and link to it here in the comments.

Next month's selection will be chosen by [personal profile] nikkiscarlet :-)

Date: 2012-04-12 12:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lorenta.livejournal.com
My review has been posted (http://lorenta.livejournal.com/475939.html)

Date: 2012-05-02 04:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] velle.livejournal.com
I'm going to be a few days late but I will post my review as a reply to my comment :).

Date: 2012-05-02 11:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oogiesean.livejournal.com
I'm going to be late on my review too. I started to read it but for some reason I just haven't been in the reading mood this pass month.

Date: 2012-05-18 03:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] velle.livejournal.com
I finished Toads and Diamonds last night, and I really loved it. I started it late, a few days ago, and I got into it very quickly. I loved the mysticism, the religion, the way they spoke, the way Tana and Diribani thought. This is how much the book got into my mind:

1. I was driving home and thinking about some friends from high school, and I thought "I can't wait to hang out with [them] again," and I realized that the "them" I was referring to were Tana and Diribani. I realized I had thought that they were real live friends I spoke to.

2. As I was reading the book while eating later on that same day, I took caution to not speak and I even touched my fingers to my lips, thinking that something (diamonds, toads, snakes, flowers) was going to come out when I spoke. I actually thought that if I spoke that would happen.

I thought the ending with Sister Naghali was nice, especially her advice to the sisters. I'm glad to know that Alwar got what was coming to him, and that Diribani and Tana both were going to get their true love. Although, I still would love to know how in the world Alwar got into the palace, and what happened after the ending. A really wonderful book.

Date: 2012-05-26 11:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] velle.livejournal.com
I feel the same! When I read What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones, I would look out my front door or window and just want to travel to Boston to see if I could somehow find or run into the characters from the book. It was like a longing to meet them and then a sadness to realize they wouldn't be there.

Date: 2012-05-26 11:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] velle.livejournal.com
I feel exactly as your review!!! At the end I loved the book but I still wanted to READ what happened to Tana and Diribani, and even though it was suggested they would be happy with their respective loves, I still wanted to see what happened with them, with their mom (who wasn't mentioned any more at all), and even with the little boy that was their neighbor. I also felt that there should have at least been an epilogue.

Date: 2012-05-31 03:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oogiesean.livejournal.com
Very good book. The farther I got into the book the better it got. The only thing I wish they would have done is add something to the end so you knew what happen to everyone else other then just the two sisters.

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