But for right now, i need to stay awake, so
4 Long Shot by Sylvia Harris
I was interested in this because of both a history of mental illness (including bipolar) in my family, and for the horses and the therapeutic aspects, and i was quite satisfied with it. I found it very readable (if a little easy), and Harris certainly has had an interesting life despite/ because of her illness. I liked that she presented different treatment types, and it wasn't "all meds and institutions are Bad!". I also really liked when she talked on pg 108 about how her actions are not always a result of her illness, even if they seem like they might be. She might just be having a low time, or a hyper time, and responding to that. that's one thing i've struggled with in dealing with my depression, is knowing (or haing it be accepted) that sometimes when i lash out or hibernate or whathaveyou, it's an accurate, acceptable response, not just my depression. I appreciated Harris' ability to demonstrate and state that, without apologizing. I also liked the horses of course, although they weren't as prominent as in some other books like this.
5 Hawke's Cove by Susan Wilson
This was a lovely story, kinda like Nicholas Sparks but without the dripping sentimentality. I also liked her use of different styles (diary, letters, 1st person, 3rd person). That could've gotten messy, but was well-done, so kept things interesting instead.
6 City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
I wanted to like this, and i even wrote in my notes that i would probably read the next ones, but after being away from it and having lots of other, better choices, I don't think i will after all. (i'm learning to let go of my "started a series, must finish it" thing). It took a lot of "inspiration" from other books and events, and i felt like it was juvenile and trying to hard. I found my mind wandering as i read it, and after only a few weeks, i've forgotten a lot of it. Also, i keep wondering where the mortal cops and authorities are, as these "abandoned" buildings keep being broadly lit, even through glamours. And why do these abandoned buildings still have so much stuff in them? Like the police station still having a bunch of phone books?? I can suspend my disbelief pretty well, but not over and over!:P
Oops, out of time again! but i'm getting there!! well, kinda:P