Thursday, April 24, 2008

Love Walked In

Cover Image It's not very often that I pick up a book and just know that I'm going to love it. I love the title and that's what drew me to this novel.  I'm bitter towards love right now, and oddly enough didn't realize that until I started reading this. When love walks into Cornelia's coffee shop one Fall day, I was happy for her, but as the book went along, I really didn't want things to work out between her and Martin. I didn't know why, maybe because if I'm sinking in the love ship, all characters that I read about must too. I won't spoil it for you by telling you what happens between the two of them. The other main character is Martin's 11 year old daughter Claire, whom I loved. I actually enjoyed reading about her more than I did about the adult. Poor Claire is stuck with a mother who goes crazy and runs away and a father who doesn't love her. Yet she keeps on going, mostly to convince others that her life is fine. She makes a list of things that she needs to do everyday to make sure that others don't know what's really going on, such as make sure that she's clean, well feed, has her homework done, etc. I kind of feel like I need to make a list as well, mostly to convince myself that my life is fine even though I have little breakdowns just about everyday. Get out of bed, get dressed (I'm still in my PJs at 5:30pm), make bed, leave the house every day even if it's just going to get the mail. I could kind of relate to Claire, I think that she was well written. So while you are waiting for love to walk in, read this book.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex?

Cover Image Because they have to do all the work. :o) More of less that's why. I actually liked this book better than the first. It had more variety of questions in it. And I skipped all the boring author conversations so that helped speed things along. While reading I was thinking of how I could make this a fun, witty entry, and now that I'm on here and half asleep again, because I broke my rule about reading these books in the a.m. hours, I can't think of anything fun to stick in here. Oh well. Maybe next time. These really would be handy books to have around the house in case you did have a question about something, then you could just look it up.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Why Do Men Have Nipples?

Cover Image Because basically, we all start out as girls and half of us turn in to males. Simple as that. I don't know why I thought that I could read this in a day/night, but I did and now I am super tired and probably won't remember anything that I just learned. Its one of those books that is handy to have around for random times when you are curious about something, then you could just look it up. There's conversations throughout by the two authors IMing each other that got kind of boring, so that could have been left out and most of the answers flew over my head, making me wish they used a simple Yes/No for the question and then explain why that certain thing happens. Make it a little easier for those of us who made the mistake of reading it at 2am. The reason why I read this is because the authors had/have a podcast on itunes and it was really funny. And because Elisa liked it. They have another book out so I'll probably read that next, only now I have learned that it is not something to read while you are half asleep.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

B is for Burglar

Cover Image This book felt like it wouldn't end. Every chapter brought a dead end for Kinsey and the whole time I had no clue who the killer was. People were using different names and she had to go to FL to pick up some clues. It was confusing. True to its title, there were lots of break-ins. Makes me glad that I live on the 3rd floor, less chance of someone breaking in, I hope. The C book was better.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

C is for Corpse

Cover Image I decided to read all of the Sue Grafton mysteries from A-Z, but the library didn't have the first two, so I had to start with C, which I was pretty sure that I had read before, and now reading it again, I know that I had, oh well. I couldn't remember who the killer was, but figured it out pretty quickly this time. Something is starting to bother me with all these mysteries that I'm reading. I know that they are all fiction and for entertainment, but what if there actually were this many killers out in the world. Ones that would take you down for sleeping with your wife or husband. Seems a bit bothersome to me. Clearly one of life's lessons to learn is to not sleep with a married person, because you might end up dead. Keep that in mind.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

If Looks Could Kill

Cover Image I really suck at mystery books. I can never seem to figure out who-done-it until the end of the book. I admire people who can write mysteries, because you've got to come up with a bunch of twists and turns and plots. This book was ok. Some parts were a little boring, and there were lots of twists, and it made it hard to follow, but I am looking foward to reading some other books by this author.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Can't Wait To Get To Heaven

Cover Image I love Fannie Flagg books. They take you to a place that no other book can. Most of her books have the same characters, living in a small town called Elmwood Springs. I love the stories that small towns can create. There always seem to be wacky characters who make you laugh. This book stayed true to her story telling. Old Elner falls out of her fig tree and is rushed to the hospital where the doctors call her dead. While dead you get to follow her journey to heaven, what the author feels heaven is like, and just after everyone is told that Elner is dead, she comes back to life. I wasn't expecting that twist. I like Elner because I find old people interesting, she just seems to carefree and loves life and everything it brings. It's refreshing, because most people are so negative, so it was nice to follow the story of a happy go lucky woman. Its not my favorite Fannie Flagg book, but it was still a good read.