Sunday, January 20, 2008
I've heard about this book, but never had read it until one of my co-workers told another co-worker about it, and then she lent it to me. When a book is being passed around, then that's a sign that I should read it. It's a very interesting, and disturbing story. A mother locks her 4 kids up in an attic/bedroom at her mother's house, promising them that once her evil father dies that she will set them free. 3 years go by in the attic, the kids grow and learn about themselves and each other, until one day they finally break free. Why they waited 3 years to break free I don't know, but they did. Maybe it was because they finally learned the their mother had lied to them about everything, and she herself just took off without them. It's very twisted and very well written. It's was a good book, just a little to dark for me.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
After reading Wicked, I was in a fairy tale mood and picked up what I thought would be a chick lit version of Sleeping Beauty, which is my favorite Disney movie. I was wrong. This book seemed more like Cinderella meets the Ugly Duckling. Its a story about a plain Jane who is going to her 10 year high school reunion and doesn't want to go back look like herself, so she goes to Beauty Bootcamp, where the 3 fairy godmothers turn her into a swan. Her long-time guy friend, who (surprise) has a crush on her doesn't like the new her, because now that means she's actually getting dates. It was about 100 pages to long and very predictable. It made me realize that I need to stop reading chick lit books, they are going to turn my head into mush. The only part that I did like was when she got her 'Sleeping Beauty kiss' and woke up and realized that her guy friend was her Prince Charming all along. It makes me want a 'Sleeping Beauty kiss'. Where's my Prince Charming?
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
I tried super hard to finish reading this before the New Year, but it just wasn't as interesting as I thought it would be. And when a book doesn't keep your attention for the full 500+ pages, its hard to focus on it. This is suppose to be a story based on the life of the Wicked Witch of The West from the Wizard of Oz, and even though there are some good parts to it, mostly it was just boring. I was very confused on the year in which it was suppose to take place, seeing as how the author just kind of created his own time. And she didn't even really become evil up until she has her run in with Dorothy. Maybe the Broadway play is better.