Saturday, June 17, 2006

Bed Rest

Bed RestI really liked this book. I'm not sure why, since I'm not pregnant nor will be for ever. But it was funny, and a little dramatic, and showed just how fast things can change when you get pregnant. And as one of the reviewers say "you don't have to be having a baby to enjoy this book". Check it out.

The Man of My Dreams

The Man of My Dreams : A NovelThe reason that I read this book was because I read in an interview with the author that she didn't have the character end up with the man you'd think she'd end up with. (Sorry to spoil it). I was in a guys-suck-mood, so I read it, and by the end of the book, was kind of sad that she didn't end up with the guy. But then I read the last chapter and realized that it was for the best, because she got the chance to move on and ended up being the happiest than she had been. Which gave me the lift that even though you might not get the guy, you can still be happy and live a fulfilled life. And the character reminded me of so many people, I was one of them. I liked it, but don't think I'd read it again. Hannah annoyed me a little, because she was negative and afraid of life. Other than that, it wasn't so bad.

The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci CodeAfter reading Angels And Demons, and hearing all the hype over the movie, I wanted to read this book. I saw the movie first, which was good, then read the book. I liked the book. As usual, Dan Brown fills it with twists and turns and codes and clues, it's great. It really made me wonder just how much of what he talks about is actually true. I'd love to meet him and ask. Read the book, watch the movie, and be entertained.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money--That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!I've always been a little bit interested in this book, it's been around for a while, but never bought it until I found an artical, about how parents need to start teaching their kids about money at an early age- there's actually a financial camp for kids to go to. This book pretty much repeats itself. He gets to the point of how to save money, but for the rest of the book, it sounded like he was boasting himself, like he was rubbing it in your face that he's got lots of money-and now even more because I bought the book- and you don't. Made me a little bit mad, and bored. This book was boring, and there's probably nothing in this that you couldn't find in any other finance book.


HootI call this book The Hoot, because I like putting the word The in front of stuff. This book was made into a movie. Whenever a book is made into a movie I always wonder if it really is good enough to be made into a movie, so I often read the books. I read this one, and how could you not- it's got a cute little owl on the cover. It's a kids book. And surprisingly enough it wasn't that bad. These kids fight to save the owls. It's a good read. I liked it. I haven't seen the movie yet, but I want to.

How To Get Rich

Trump: How to Get RichI read this book because I was writing a paper on Mr. Donald J. Trump, and I was looking for a book that might give me an insight on who he is and how his mind thinks, and this was the best book that I could find at the store I was at. I read it, and let me tell you- I'm no more rich today than I was when I read it. Clearly his tips didn't work for me. Then again, I'm not in a business trying to make it to the top. It was kind of interesting, but mostly, there wasn't a whole lot to learn from it. But give it a shot, maybe you'll have better luck than I did.

Friday, June 16, 2006

The History of Love

The History of Love: A NovelI loved this book. Elisa told me about it. I was taken away by the end of the first chapter. The chapters skip around to tell three different stories, all focused on one subject- a book called The History of Love and how it has touched these people's lives. It is a well written beautiful book that will make you laugh and cry. A must read.

Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl #1 : A Novel by Cecily von Ziegesar (Gossip Girl)This book is for teenagers. Oprah was talking about how inapporeate it is for young adults and made a huge deal about it. So I was courious and read it. It's the first book in a series, and as Teen People calls it "Sex And The City for teens". And it is. These kids sleep around, do drugs, drink, all the things adults might do. Do teenagers really do these things? I sure as heck didn't. So this book kind of shocked me. But was a little bit juicy and interesting. But not enough for me to want two read the rest of the books.

Cover The Butter

Cover the ButterA weird title, but once you read the book, it makes more sense. The book follows the life of a British female, starting when she's a teen and through her adult years. I was really into it, but got really annoyed with the girl's parents, because they were kind of mean, and her husband wasn't any better. I just wanted her to stand up for herself, and she finally does, only took a couple hundred pages. So I'm kind of iffy about it. It makes British men seem kind of like buttheads. Maybe I don't want to marry one.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

I Don't Have A Thing To Wear

I Don't Have a Thing to Wear : The Psychology of Your ClosetI don't even know why I bought this book. My closet is already organized. I don't have that many clothes, so I don't often have a hard time finding something to wear. The book didn't really apply to me, but if you've got a messy clothes and need some help with it, then this is a good book for you. There's tips and quiz's, and it's pretty interesting.


WifeyI remember that my mom didn't want me to read this book. It was a few years ago, but you can't tell someone not to do something and expect them to follow. So I bought it, and by the end of the first chapter I realized why she didn't want me to read it. It is very dirty. The things that are said and done, boggled my goody-goody mind. So beware ladies, it's about as bad as an R rated movie. I think I still have it if anyone wants it.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Mine Are Spectacular

Mine Are Spectacular! : A NovelThis book was really cheesy and not at all what the title or the cover photo makes it look like it is. I was a bit disappointed, because I think the cover and title are kind of funny. But really, it was very lame and not all the entertaining. A chick lit book written by two women who had nothing better to do with their time.

The Autobiography of Santa Claus

Autobiography of Santa Claus, TheI got this book on Christmas Eve thinking that I could read it in a night. Not so. But it was pretty interesting. Almost got you thinking that maybe the Santa Claus story is  really true. I liked it at first, but then it just got long. The same stuff was happening over and over again. Which made it a little bit boring. I don't think I'd read it again.

Friday, June 9, 2006

Angels And Demons

Angels & DemonsElisa told me to read this book, so I figured, why not. It took me a long time to finish reading it even though it's fast paced with lots of twists and turns and adventures in it. But once I focused only on it, it didn't take so long to finish. I really liked it, and enjoyed the way Dan Brown writes. It makes me want to be able to write like this. It's a mixture of science and religion, two things I know very little about, but was still very attracted to the novel. The book takes place before The Da Vinci Code, so if you haven't read either one, read this one first.

Coffee and Kung Fu

Coffee And Kung FuI don't really know why I read this book. I think that I was in between novels and was just looking for something. So I borrowed it from my sister. I didn't really like the character so much. It was kind of like the author couldn't decide if she wanted to make the main character tough and tomboy like, or weaky and kind of girly. So she's kind of a mixture of everything. Which I didn't like. And then all the references to the Jackie Chann movies, which I find boring, it just didn't make me enjoy the book. So for me, this was a no go.


MermaidsThey made a movie out of this book with Wynonna Rider and Cher. I love the movie, so when I saw that it was based on a book, I read the book. The two follow each other pretty well, but between the book or the movie, I'd pick the movie. But I did still enjoy the book. It made me laugh. The mother is crazy, and the daughter is a confused teen living in 50's (or maybe 60's) I don't remember. I like it, so check it out. It'll make you think about your relationship with your own mother.

You'll Never Nanny In This Town Again

You'll Never Nanny in This Town Again : The True Adventures of a Hollywood NannyI've never wanted to be a nanny, and after reading this I think that you'd have to be crazy to want to be one. You'd have to really love kids in order to put up with their parents. The author shows how different celebrity parents can be. One seems horrible, another loves their kids and it shows. I could never do it. Even if the parents weren't famous. For the most part of the book, when the author is getting belittled by her employers, I just wanted to yell at her to stand up for herself. I'd say, that unless you've been a nanny and have lived through some of this stuff, this book might be a little boring.

The Go-Girl's Guide To Surviving Your 20s

The Go-Girl Guide : Surviving Your 20s with Savvy, Soul, and StyleLike most self-help books, parts were really inspireing, while others were pretty boring. But I did like it. It made me understand that all these weird feelings that I have going through me right now, is normal and that others my age are going through the same thing. It made me feel less alone. The book talks about work, health, finances, friends, and family. All the important things that you need to know and have questions about at this age. So for all you 20-somethings out there, I'd say check this book out.

First Post

At the start of the year, my friend Elisa said that she was going to try and read 50 books this year. This sounded like a fun challenge, so I decided to do it too. She also started her own seperate journal listing the books that she reads. So Elisa, I'm gonna copy your great idea, and do the same. I hope that's ok. I enjoy checking out your site and see what you've read, so hopefully others will do the same with this one. So here we go...

RoommatesWe've all had roommates, the good, the bad, and the crazy. In this book we get to experience one girl's adventures with three different roomies. When I got the book I kind of thought that we'd get to read about more than just three. I've had way more than that. But the character's do do things that would annoy me if I had to live with them. Makes my current roomie not so bad. The book seemed a little long and not always so interesting. But if you've ever had to live with strangers before, you should read this. It'll make you laugh and remember all your crazy roomies.