Wednesday, April 22, 2009

16/52: "Divided Allegiance" by Elizabeth Moon

Book 16/52: "Divided Allegiance" by Elizabeth Moon, 3/5 Stars
Book Two of the "Deeds of Paksenarrion" trilogy was slightly more of a struggle than the first book. Why? Paks transformed from self-denial of her dreams--disbelief so to speak--to being impatient, over-anxious and impulsive. And then, when given everything that she needed to be what she dreamed, she lost it all and fell flat on her face; nothing in her pockets, in her heart or in her soul (Well, check the heart and soul part, since I already started book three).

I suppose she's like the rest of us, human. Once we have accepted our destiny, then were in a damn rush to get there quickly. People want to help us along the way, but in order to truly be what we dream, we have to earn it every single step of the way or we attain something fragile instead of strong. The book that I'm writing about a man's journey to find true love is on point with the concept of earning:
"Anything good in the world must be earned; anything truly great must truly be earned. Unfortunately, the concept of earning has been lost."
Buh-leee dat.

GOAL: 52 books in 52 weeks!

Book #15 = "The Curious Incident of the Dog..." by Mark Haddon, 2/5 Stars
Book #14 = "The Sheepfarmer's Daughter" by Elizabeth Moon, 3.5/5 Stars
Book #13 = "Love Is The Killer App" by Tim Sanders, 4/5 Stars
Book #12 = "Fight Club" by Chuck Palahniuk, 4.5/5 Stars
Book #11 = "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger, 5/5 Stars
Book #10 = "The Finder" by Colin Harrison, 3.5/5 Stars
Book #9 = "Veronika Decides To Die" by Paulo Coelho, 1/5 Stars
Book #8 = "By The River Piedra I Sat Down & Wept" by Paulo Coelho, 3/5 Stars
Book #7 = "Stiff" by Mary Roach, 2/5 Stars
Book #6 = "Love in the Time of Cholera" by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, 1/5 Stars
Book #5 = "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy, 3/5 Stars
Book #4 = "Eleven Minutes" by Paulo Coelho, 2/5 Stars
Book #3 = "The Good Guy" by Dean Koontz, 3/5 Stars
Book #2 = "My Ishmael" by Dan Quinn, 2/5 Stars

Book #1 = "The Zahir" by Paulo Coelho, 3.5/5 Stars


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