Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Christmas Train

The Christmas TrainI'm in the process of weeding through all of my books and ran across this one. I had read it years ago, and was just planning on reading a few pages to see if I still liked it and I got pulled into it and couldn't stop reading. It's a story about a man who takes a train across country during Christmas time to see his girlfriend on L.A., but while on the train, his love from the past happens to be on it to. He quickly realizes the mistake he made with her and trys all the can to get her back. It's a love story mixed in with train info, that makes me want to take a train trip. I've never been on a 'real' train, and should put it on my Life's To Do List, because it sounds like you'll meet lots of interesting people and see some great land in this country.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Life Is Short-Wear Your Party Pants

Life Is Short, Wear Your Party PantsI'm a sucker for Self Help books. I know that they all pretty much tell you the same things, but I'm drawn to them. Years ago I was drawn to this one, because I liked the title and the cute colorful pants on the cover. I read it, kept it on my bookshelf for a few years, and last night when I was all sad and depressed (mostly about a boy), I remembered that I had it and decided to read it. Its a pretty quick read and has helpful tips mixed in with humor, so you don't get bored. Now, I'm not saying that it's going to change your life (or maybe it will), but it will help you see how to start wearing your party pants and having fun.

Friday, April 6, 2007

The Nanny Diaries

The Nanny Diaries: A NovelI've read this book before, and when I heard that it was going to be a movie that is coming out this month, I decided to read it again, to see if it was worth being a movie. I think that I actually enjoyed it more the second time, because it's been a few years since I last read it, and I understand more just how people can be and just what they need to do in order to make money. The story follows Nanny, who is a nanny to a little boy who's parents have way to much money and are never there. Are the wealthy really like this? Do they really just give their kid to someone else to raise and do nothing all day while the nanny is putting her life on hold so that she can make sure that the kid gets the love and attention they need? The parents in this book made me mad, because they just treat the people who work for them like crap, and Nanny made me mad to because she put up with their crap. Aside from that, it was still a good read and I'll probably go see the movie when it comes out.