Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Here are my picks for the best books I read this year...
P.S. I Love You: Cecelia Ahern~> This is the first book that I read from this author, and I love her. Her books have so much feeling in them. They make you laugh and cry. The movie sucked, but the book is awesome.
Love Walked In: Marisa De Los Santos~> I'm not really sure what it was about this book that capitavated me into liking it. The main character finds that man of her dreams, but falls in love with more than just him. It's a touching novel about finding love in someone that you never expected to find it in.
Slightly Single: Wendy Markham~> I liked this book because I felt like the character was like any other average girl, trying to improve her life. I know that over this past year I said that I wanted to improve my life a million times and never did. She does. It was kind of motivating. (Sidenote: While there are other books in this series, this is the best, the others just come off as unrealistic).
Water For Elephants: Sara Gruen~> My mom read this for book club and said I should read it. So I finally did, and it was super good. I hate the circus and that's why it took me so long to read it, but it's more than just about life at the circus. It's about how it changed one man's life when he wasn't expecting it.
I read lots of good books this year, but these are probably the most noteworthy. Hope you got to read lots of good books this year.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
As I'm sure we all know by now, I love Christmas books, and was excited when I found this one at the library. But it's not about Christmas at all. The book mostly takes place in October. How very disappointing. It's part of a mystery series that I had never heard of, and I probably won't read again. The main character, Agatha, is just a cranky old bat, who is snippy to everyone then wonders why she's sitting at home alone on Christmas and New Years. Doesn't take a detective to figure that one out. It's a quick read, but had to many characters and I got confused who everyone was. There's weren't very many clues for the reader to go on with trying to figure out who the killer was. It was kind of like the author forgot that she needed to have one and just pulled a character's name out of a hat. In other words, I'm not going to keep reading this series.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I found this book on B&N.com a few months ago when I just looking around, and read a few pages from it online and it sounded interesting. Then I forgot about it and remembered it about a week ago and checked it out at the library. I love the library. It has saved me lots of $ by letting me read books that I would have bought only to find out they suck. This book is for teens, and I've come to realize that teens just have bad taste in books (aka, Gossip Girl). Or maybe I've finally matured to better reading.
This is a story about Janie who can see what people are dreaming. She doesn't know why she can do this, and its more of a curse than a gift. It sounded interested, but after a while, you get bored with the dreams the people around her have. Aren't very exciting stuff. Mine are always messed up and make no sense. There's a sequel, but I think I will pass on it. If you are a teen, you might like it.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I wasn't sure if I would like this since it's a teenager novel, but I found it to be kind of funny. It was kind of like Mean Girls meets Juno (though no one gets pregnant) meets a John Hughs teenage 80's movie. Jessica's best friend moves away leaving Jessica stuck with friends she doesn't like, a secret crush she's embarrassed about, and all the fun of being teenager. I liked it.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
What an amazing book. I love the cover, it's what got me to want to read it. The characters are vivid and likeable. They each have their own little story. There's a character who has books that follow her around. They just show up out of no where. I never would have even thought to come up with something like that. Magical is a good word for this book. It just grabs your attention and you can't put it down. Check it out, you'll love it.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
This is the second book in the Blossom Street series. It continues to tell the tale of Lydia who opened up a yarn shop in Seattle. She has knitting classes, and meets 3 new people who are so different, but help each other out and become good friends.
Call me bitter, and I know I am, but some of the things these people do for almost complete strangers seems pretty far fetched. Would you really give $500 to a teen in your wife's knitting class just so she can buy a dress for Homecoming? Not likely, but wouldn't that be nice?
The main character, Lydia is started to annoy me. In the last book she dumped her boyfriend because she thought that she had cancer again, and when she found out she didn't, she begged him to take her back. In this book, she suspects that he's getting back together with his ex wife, so she breaks it off without even listening to his side of the story, and of course when she found out it wasn't true, she begged him to take her back. Geez woman, insecure much?
But they are still good books and I'm eager to read the third one.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
This book was a load of crap. All these tips he gives to give to get us to be able to weed out the bad guys and find the good guys, or just to get a guy to notice us just didn't make sense. He says that he often uses another girl to help him get the girl hes interested in. If I see a guy with a girl, I'm not going to hit on him. For all I know she's his girlfriend. No point in starting a cat fight. He also talked about playing games and following rules, which just sounds like a recipe for disaster. Yes, I believe that you should flirt and tease a guy a little, but I think that they like it, but don't do it to the point where the guy is just confused about who you are and what you want. Most of the advice he gave, I swear, if I did it in the real world, would just backfire.
I don't want to be all negative, some of it seemed helpful. He says that any time you are out in public there is always at least one guy checking you out. That kind of makes me feel exposed. I don't doubt that yeah, there probably is, because I often look around at people when I go to the store or whatever. But when he talks about it, he always makes it seem like the person is going to come over and start chatting with you. That has NEVER happened to me. I go to the store and library all the time, and never has a random guy come up to me and started a conversation.
Why would I want to take advice from a Player. Maybe if he had been a player, but then got married, it would be a little more believable. Like I said, this book was BS, but that doesn't mean that you won't take it a different way. So read it. Maybe you'll get more out of it than I did.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
I've been a Fran Drescher fan for years. I used to love The Nanny and would try to imitate her nasal laugh for some reason. I thought that she was funny and stylish. I few years ago I read her other book Cancer Schmancer, probably because the bookstore didn't have this one. A few weeks ago I found out that they replay episodes of her show at 4 am, which of course I'm awake, and was reminded of this book so I checked it out from the library.
It doesn't go through her whole life, mostly this book is just about her life as an actor, how she got started, and all the ups and downs it takes trying to make it in the showbiz world. It had lots of a pictures, which I loved. Most books about stars never have enough pics. She even put in ones from back when she was chubby. It was good. The chapters are short and it was funny enough that I read like half of it last night and the rest of it just now. If you are a fan of hers, I say read this.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Ok, I promise that I only have one more of her books that I want to read, and then I will stop. But I like the character, so whatever. This book seemed darker than the other ones. And seeing as how I haven't been sleeping well due to unwanted movie scenes that keep popping up in my head when I do try to sleep, reading this was not such a good idea. But her books are quick reads and I'm trying to get through my giant stack of library books.
The story line for this one wasn't that great. When I found out how the person was murdered, I thought it was kind of lame. If you are going to kill someone, it better be for a darn good reason. But the cupcakes on the cover look yummy. I might have to go eat some now.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I love turkey and this book made me crave some. To bad I ate my turkey and mashed potato frozen dinner yesterday when I was reading it, now I have none. Oh well. It's 5:30 am I shouldn't be eating turkey, and I should probably be asleep, but I wanted finish this because I was almost done and was awake. Now I'm sleepy and a Fergie song just started to play on my itunes and will get stuck in my head for the rest of the day. Dang it. I might have to go read something else to get my mind elsewhere.
Back to the book. It's Thanksgiving time in Tinker's Cove, but it wouldn't be a holiday without a murder. It's a small town, if she keeps killing people off, there isn't going to be anyone left. Typical Lucy Stone mystery, filled with her sticking her nose where it doesn't belong while taking care of 4 kids and a husband who had a beard in this one and needs to shave. There were a lot of Indians involved which makes sense since its Thanksgiving. They wanted people to respect them and their culture, and there was a plan to make a casino. Why do Indians always want to make casinos? Casinos are tacky in every place but Vegas. A casino in Maine? That just doesn't seem right.
In other words: Not my favorite, but decent.