Rated of 5
by Lynette The Music Teacher by Barbara Hall
I like this book, but it seems more of a short story than a novel: a story which has been stretched out to novel-length, as opposed to an actual novel with the complexities of characters and various story lines which the term novel tends to connote. Since I love short stories, this was not a complete turn-off; the book has a leisurely pace and treats themes which warrant contemplation, the author has a pleasing turn of phrase and the subject matter will appeal to contemporary women - perhaps urban women especially, but not solely. Still, I feel as if I have just eaten a light, tasty meal when I was expecting fare of at least three courses.
Rated of 5
by Connie Pleasantly surprised
I thought this book was going to be a quick, predictable read about a child prodigy and the teacher who lives vicariously through him/her. Instead, it is more about the teacher's failures and how they shape her life and the decisions she makes. Although I found myself disliking the teacher, I still felt myself drawn to her, feeling sorry for her, and hoping she would succeed.
News Corp will officially split into two companies June 28(May 24 2013) As expected, News Corp has announced it will officially split its publishing and entertainment businesses on 28 June.
Its board approved the...