Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Freshman Obsession

I don't know if this can really count as a post since it's a book for young adults. I used to love this series and then sold all the books I had in it when I felt that I was to grown up to own them. But there was a few in the series that I liked and wanted to read again, so I looked on Amazon and found this copy for super cheap and bought it.
The series is called Freshman Dorm which came out in the 90s. It's about three high school best friends who go to college. The reason I like these books is because they always have a life lesson in them. In this book, one of the characters feels like she has to turn to drugs to get her life back together after she gets dumped on her wedding day. Of course, in the end, the drugs just mess up her chance of getting into the Olympic trails for running because her leg goes out during a meet. In other words kids: Drugs are Bad.
Like I said, they were made in the 90's, so don't expect anything super spectacular. They are simple and a fast read, and I like them.

The Penguin Who Knew To Much

It was on the bargain rack and had penguins on the cover, so I figured, why not. It's part of a mystery series that I haven't read before, where, as far as I can tell, often have to do with animals.

In this one, the main character Meg finds penguins in the basement and a dead body. No, the penguins didn't kill anyone. The town zoo went out of business and before the keeper disappeared he got all the towns people to take the animals. Meg's dad took the penguins and as the book rolls along, they end up with half the zoo in their backyard. Of course, who wants a zoo in their backyard? So Meg is on the hunt to figure out what happened to the zoo keeper and how to get all the animals back to their rightful home.

It was a quick read and pretty funny when in just about every chapter another animal showed up. I was a little disappointed that it didn't have more to do with penguins. :o(

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Get A Life That Doesn't Suck

I bought this book about a year ago when my life really did suck. Unemployed, couldn't find a roommate, broke, chubby, etc. But, I never read the book. Got through chapter one then got distracted by something else. A self help book can't help you if you don't read it.

It was a pretty good book. A little slow at first, but if you keep at it, it's quite helpful. I really liked how the author put in real life situation stories in there so that it was easier to better understand what she was trying to say. It really made me rethink my choices and the actions I make.

If you are unhappy with your life, check this book out. Take those sucky lemons and make some yummy lemonade.