Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Unforgettable You

My friend was reading this book and said she really liked it so I was expecting something life changing, and maybe for some people it was, but mostly its just about her giving advice on topics and telling us how to be more lady like, which is an OK thing, I agree that getting drunk and acting slutty and stupid is a bad idea. Kind of felt like she was trying to get the reader to think that she was perfect, even though she said she isn't. Its suppose to be a motivational book, so of course she's not going to let her bitter side out. Its a self help book of sorts so everyone is going to take it differently.

Monday, June 28, 2010


The 3rd book in the Twilight series (because they will just never end) and I'm a little bothered to say that I didn't hate it as much as the other two. It's way the hell to long, these character talk to much. I know its a book and its good to be descriptive, but we really don't need to know every single detail about what ever single character is doing.

This one picks up where the last one ended. Bella and Edward are still in love with each other and even though he is creepy and she causes to much drama and trouble, if you look past all that, their love is kind of cute. And of course Jacob is in love with Bella still. I must be missing something. Why are all these guys smitten with her? She causes a war between everyone.

Because of her, some newbie vampires start working with Victoria (who really I was starting to like because she's the only one smart enough to kill Bella) come to town to kill Bella and everyone who gets in their way. So the wolves and the vampires come together to fight for her safety.

They fight, the bad guys die and now everything should be happy go lucky. But Bella has to go break Jacob's heart first. Which he was kind of asking for. Stop hitting on some other guy's girl. I don't care if he is some creepy vampire, he did risk his life and others to save her from being killed (silly on his part). Then again, Jacob did do the same.
They do finally kill off Victoria, so now I'm thinking that Bella needs to just move away now that it seems like no one is out there hunting for her. But then she would be all moody and miss Edward and I'll have to start hating her even more.

Maybe I'm just bitter towards love or something, but these people are teenagers! Well, not Edward. I really have a hard time believing that you can find true love when you are in high school! Seriously lady, give it a couple of years and see what happens. People change. But instead of being smart and doing that, Edward and Bella are getting married. Oh geez. The one thing that I do like about Edward is that he was willing to do a Vegas wedding. Rock on. That's how it should be.

So really, other than being crazy long, it wasn't a horrible book, it talks about love a

lot and the fight scene near the end was kind of exciting. I'd still rather be a werewolf than a vampire.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Last Olympian

This is the last book in the series, and I just felt like there was to much going on. The Titans are trying to take over Olympus and the Gods and lame and don't do a whole lot to stop them, so Percy and his friends have to fight in the war.

And the ending was really sappy.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Getting Old Is Criminal

I started reading this before and I guess I just wasn't in the mood for this type of book, but I wanted to read it again, and it actually wasn't that bad.

It's the 3rd in the series I think and in this one, Gladdy and her elderly friends try to solve the crime of a elderly man who likes to get busy with old women and then kill them. It talks about old people having sex way to much for my liking. They also try to find out who the "Peeper" is who whips it out while watching women through their windows. A little bit creepy.

My issue with these books is that these ladies don't act like they are in their 70s and 80s. They run around like teenagers. I'm pretty sure I wont be like that when I'm that age. I'm not really like that now.

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Skinnygirl Dish

You can't really rate this book. It's a book that was made to help you not fear cooking and get some ideas on healthy recipes and how to love your kitchen. Depending on if you take the advice or not determines the rating.

Basically, what I got from the book was, keep your kitchen clean and organized, stock foods that you will eat, and use what you have.

She compares the kitchen and cooking to your closet and dressing. You would never eat or wear something you didn't like, and you should dress up your meals like you would with an outfit. It makes a lot of sense. I did mark some recipes that sounded good and simple, but don't hold my breath because I know I will probably never make them. But I marked them just in case I change my mind.

It's a good book for someone who likes to cook or wants to start.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

New Moon

Don't read this if you plan on reading the book and don't want to know what's going to happen.

Here's the Cliff Notes version of the book, because frankly, it's to long of a book, so I'll save you some time.

It starts out with Bella having a little teenage crisis because she turns 18. I can't call it a midlife crisis, because she's only 18. She has a nightmare where she sees herself as a little old lady and Edward is with her, but since he's a vampire, he doesn't age. So she gets all freaked out, because why would a vampire want to be with a granny.

Edward and his family throw her a birthday party, which she is not happy about, because she's moody and doesn't like to get presents. I would LOVE if someone put a new stereo in my car. She's opening presents and gets a paper cut. Think of the last time you got a paper cut. It was probably no big deal, didn't even really bleed. Well, with hers, she started to bleed like crazy, and of course she was in a room of vampires so they got hungry. One tried to attack her, but Edwards pushed her out of the way, and into a glass table, where of course she cut herself and started to bleed even more.

Fast forward, Dr. Cullen fixes her up and Edward takes her home. Soon after he stops by her place and dumps her. Saying that it's not safe for her to be around him and his family because of situations like at her bday party. Her, being all teenager-ish, gets all sad and doesn't want him to leave. Basically he tells her that he does not want her in his life. While I hate both of these characters, what he said was kind of harsh. So he leaves, and she gets all depressed and doesn't hang out with any of her friends and starts having nightmares where she wakes up screaming. I can't say that I've ever started having nightmares because a boyfriend broke up with me. Holy issues Batman, this girl needs help.

Her dad gets worried about her and she tries to convince him that she's OK, so she starts hanging out with Jacob, who makes her feel better. For whatever reason, Jacob is in love with her. I will never understand how she has two guys smitten with her. They start hanging out, and she starts doing reckless things, like riding motorcycles and jumping off cliffs, because she realized, that when she does these wild things, she can hear Edwards voice.

One day, Jacob starts to act weird. Well, she finds out that he's a werewolf. And he and his crew hunt vampires. Bella is not happy about this, because she loves vampires and wants to become one. Why the hell would you want to become a vampire? Trouble is caused when Edward's sister Alice shows up because she had a vision that Bella tried to kill herself by jumping off a cliff (into water) and wanted to check on her. They find out that Edward thought that Bella was dead, and he doesn't want to live without her (even though he broke her heart and left her) so he was planning on killing himself.

So Alice and Bella rush to Italy to stop him. Sadly, they do. Then there's some stuff with other vampires who are like higher up in the vampire world, kind of like royalty or something, I was a little confused, but from what I got out of it, it sounded like they wanted Bella to become a vampire, and if the Cullens don't turn her into one, they would kill her. Something like that.

But, the Cullens and the werewolves have a treaty that says that if a vampire bites a human, the werewolves are allowed to kill the Cullens. So, if the Cullens don't bite Bella, she'll be killed, but if they do, the werewolves will kill them. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong about this. So, of course that causes some tension between Edward and Jacob, because they hate each other, but love. Bella and I just don't understand it.

Watch the movie, it pretty much takes the important parts out of the book. I'll still read the other books in the series, because I'm hoping that either the werewolf or the vampire kills Bella. She's annoying.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Battle of The Labyrinth

Much more action and excitement than the 3rd book.

Not much to say. The gang is on another quest, this time through a maze, which wasn't as scary as they made it out to be. Monsters, gods, it's all the same.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A Model Summer

Who isn't a little curious about the world of models. To someone on the outside, it sounds pretty glamorous: Traveling, cute clothes, being thin and pretty. I've never wanted to be a model, and after reading this, I would never want to be.

It was a really good book, hard to put down. It follows the story of Jirina, a 15 year old from Sweden who goes to Paris for the summer to be a model. It takes place in 1980, so hopefully things have changed. When she first gets there, she rooms with another girl at the home of the man who owns the agency they work with, and he has a crazy wife. Without trying to give to much away, the other girl gets busy with the husband and they get kicked out. So Jirina goes and stays with another model who she admires, only to find out she's not quite who she thought she was. Eventually things turn sour between them because no matter who you think your model friends might be, if you are getting more jobs than they are, they don't want to know you.

During all this time Jirina who claims she's a good girl drunks a lot, does drugs, have sex with to many men, and gets pregnant. So much for being a goody-goody. I got kind of annoyed that she didn't stick to her principals. Kind of felt like she gave into peer pressure. Which, I suppose probably happens a lot in that business. You'll do what you can to make someone like you and want to work with you.

I hated the ended. It doesn't give any sort of wrap up. It ends with her finding out she's pregnant and does a photo shoot with the photographer she's in love with, who may or may not love her. The author doesn't let us know if she keeps the baby or if she and Rob get together or what. That's not ok. But other than that, I really enjoyed it.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Put On Your Crown

I like Queen Latifah. She seems like a good, nice, person who would be easy to talk to and get along with. I first saw her book at Target and didn't really give it to much thought, then something reminded me of it, so I checked it out from the library.

Its kind of a mix of self help meets biography. She tells the reader things that have happened to her in life and how she's overcome them or learned from them. What her biggest message was I think is to be true to yourself, love yourself, love the life you live.

I guess I always imagined her as a goody-goody type of person, but it turns out that she smokes (and tries to stop) and often drinks to much and experimented with drugs and sex when she was a teen. But she's really close to her family and friends and sounds like a great person to know.

To me, nothing in this book was super life changing, but it was still an interesting read, so if you are a fan of hers, check it out.

I liked when she said to keep your head up otherwise your crown will fall off. Very true.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Death Walked In

This book was kind of blame. Really glad it was short.

Max and Annie find out that there are some coins worth millions in the house that they are remodeling and the person who gave them in the hint is dead? Who killed the person? Are the coins still in the house or did the killer take them already?

It wasn't super boring, but not quite as exciting as the last one.