Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Shutter Island

I'm not even sure how to describe this book. I saw the preview for the movie and it looked interested, so I decided to read the book. And it is interesting. A disturbing and trippy and a bunch of other things. But good. Good enough that it made me want to keep reading it. The story goes that U.S. Marshall Terry goes to Shutter Island to find a mental patient that somehow escaped. No one can figure out how she disappeared. But while there, strange things start to happen. It gets to the point where him and the reader doesn't know what's real anymore. If you like psychological thrillers this would probably be a good book. I'm interested and seeing how the movie is.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Miles To Go

I don't know why, and I can't figure it out no matter how hard I try, why I find Miley Cyrus interesting. I also find her annoying. But I find most celebs annoying. I like most of her music. The upbeat songs are fun to sing to. And her show Hannah Montana really isn't so bad. I can only watch a few episodes at once, but it's mindless entertainment. Something you can just put on in the background and not really have to pay attention to. So for whatever reason I got her book from the library. She talks about her life before she became a star, how in 6th grade the kids would pick on her, and she didn't know why. She used to do cheer leading to help her escape from the bullies and was really happy when she got the part on Hannah Montana because that meant she didn't have to deal with the mean kids anymore. Do you ever wonder if people who are on TV shows get along with their cast mates? I do. Apparently, up until about season 3 of her show, she and the girl who plays her best friend didn't get along. Typical teenage drama. This is a good book for anyone who is a Miley/Hannah fan. And there's lots of pictures. I don't know about you, but when I read a book about some one's life, I like to look at pictures. So if you ever write a book about your life, include photos.

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Last Song

I was on Twitter during the time that Miley Cyrus was filming this movie and she always Tweeted about it. I kind of forgot about it, then something made me remember it and I wanted to read the book. I searched everywhere for it. Finally found it at Target. Have you ever had a book that was just calling you to read it. Like you'll get some sort of insight if you do? That's kind of how I felt about this one.

It was a good book. Read most of it in one day. The story is about 17 year old Ronnie who's mother makes her and her little brother spend the summer in North Carolina with her father. The parents have been divorced for 3 years and Ronnie doesn't like her father because she thinks he's the cause of the divorce. Needless to say, she's not happy going down there. Once she's there she kind of gets mixed up in a bad crowd, but falls in love with a cute local (who, from what I understand, ends up being Miley's real boyfriend in real life). Things start getting a little better when she starts dating Will.

But as the summer ends, she finds out something life changing about her father. You can tell from the title that something is going to happen to him. Its not that hard to figure out.

I think the reason why I liked it, is because I felt like the characters weren't sitting around doing nothing, they were out living life, and it made me want to be a little more active in life. Also kind of made me want to go to North Caroline, it sounds relaxing.

So check this book out. I liked it and even though its almost 400 pages long, its goes by quickly.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

First Comes Love

Even though this author's books are pretty simple, they are entertaining. She creates good characters. They are a little bit of goody goodies, but oh well. I read the other books she wrote containing this main character (Always The Bridesmaid, Here Comes The Bride), so I kind of wanted to read the third installment. In this book, Cate and her hubby are newlyweds and are feeling the pressure to have a child. Seems like all their friends are having children. I can understand that. All my friends are getting married, and its not much fun to be one of the few who are still single. So, Cate and her hubby get pregnant and it follows the ups and downs of being prego. She gets sick non stop for about 3 months. On top of all that, their cousin Denise who is just a great big pain in the butt is getting married and thinks that Cate got pregnant around the same time just so she could still her thunder. She and her trashy boyfriend are annoying and really make you hope that people like them don't really exists. But they do. It was a good book, and probably a good one for anyone who is expecting or has children.