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Last week I decided to read completely from my shelves. Since I could not make up my mind what I wanted to read, I used Random.org to choose for me. Since the website was kind enough to choose larger books, I only managed to get 3 read. I did have to sneak in a book from Around The World Tours in there though!
I read The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette by Carolly Erickson first. While I enjoyed the diary format of the book, it was just ok. I felt like the book ignored all the "bad" things surrounding Antoinette and glamorize her. I will be looking for more book about her to see how she is portrayed differently.
My book for Around the World Tours was Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore. Great new author and I recommend this story to anyone who likes young adult books.
My last book of the week was The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. I was really looking forward to this book (I loved The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons). While it wasn't a let down, I felt it was a bit heavy handed at times. The revelation didn't hold as much truth to at as the past two novels. Although, I have to say the book made me really want to visit Washington D.C.!
I'm currently reading I, Elizabeth by Rosalind Miles. I love books about Queen Elizabeth I, but this book starts out really slow. It's finally starting to pick up. I also plan on reading Numbers by Rachel Ward and Secret of the Dragon Sanctuary by Brandon Mull. I don't think I'll have time for another one as I, Elizabeth and Dragon Sanctuary are both 500+ page books!