Saturday, December 30, 2006
The goal that Elisa and I had was to read 50 books this year. I made it to 35, which really, probably isn't such a bad number considering that with work and school I didn't have a whole lot of time. I've read a good variety of books, some I liked, so I really hated. So keep reading. We'll see how well I do next year.
I don't really know why I picked this book, it's a best seller, so I figured that it would be a good read. OMG, it's not. It's about a new wife who, in a way, gets bored with her marriage, so she cheats on the husband, does a bunch of dirty things, decides that she wants to have a baby, so she and the hubby have a kid, and as most people think 'having a child will make things so much better'. The reason I didn't like it, was because it was just very graphic as far as the 'bedroom' fun goes. I just don't feel that things like that should be written for people's enjoyment. It also reminded me of the book Wifey, by Judy Blume that I read earlier this year. Didn't like that one either.
Monday, December 25, 2006
I always want to read a Christmas book when the Christmas season comes, and this was the most interesting one that I could find. As the jacket says 'It's The Devil Wears Prada meets A Christmas Carol', which discribes it perfectly. Its about a stuck up snobby girl who is the modern day Scrooge, and she gets visited by 3 ghosts who make her realize that she needs to start thinking about others and doing good deeds. The ending was cheesey, but it's a good book to read when you feel like you've been a bad friend or horrible person to others, because no one is as selfish as Caroline is. Made me feel like a better person.
I've seen this book around in stores and thought that the title was interesting, plus the picture of the cat looks like a lemon, so it's just funny. It's a strange little novel about a guy who is just down on his luck, and comes home on New Years Eve to find his girlfriend packing up all her stuff getting ready to leave him. Once she does, out pops the robber who was hiding under the bed. Oh yeah, and his cat just died. So what does he do? Ties the robber up and by the end of the book, the two are good friends. Apparently this book was made into a play, which would be an odd play. It wasn't a bad book, but the conversations between the main character and the gay robber got a little dry. It was also written in the 70s I think, so things aren't as up to date. Now days, no one would end up being buddies with someone who was trying to rob them.