Monday, January 24, 2011


I don't know what it is about these books that make they interesting. You wouldn't think that a series about four ex-friends who are being stalked by someone by the name A would be all that exciting, but they keep your attention.

Basically the plot for this one is the same as the other ones, but the ending was good. One of the girls gets hit by a car and might die, while another is being sent away for something her parents want to believe isn't real (which really pissed me off. How dare parents send their child away for being what they consider un-normal), one is homeless, and the other realizes that she might have killed their friend Alison. Nice cliffhanger.

So yeah, if you liked the other books in the series, you'll probably like this one as well.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Bundle of Trouble

I had read the second book in the series before this first one and found it decent, so I decided to get the first one. After re-reading my review of the second one, I feel the same about this one. To many characters, but the reason for murder was kind of weak. I didn't figure it out, but that might be because I read it at night when I was half asleep. I like the main character and the insight into mommy hood, which is still something I hope to never experience anytime soon.

So yeah, if you are a mom and like mysteries, this probably wouldn't be a bad series to check out.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Dork Diaries #2

Second book in the series. In this one, the school Halloween dance is coming up and Nikki is hoping that her crush Brandon asks her to go, she also gets bullied some more by Mackenzie, and ends up being the main event at two Halloween parties. It was pretty cute. Looking forward to the next book.

Monday, January 17, 2011


This book just flew over my head. It's one of those books where the author uses more words than necessary to express what the character is thinking and saying. I consider it an 'intelligent' book, meaning it's complex. Now I understand why I usually stick to mystery novels, because the characters are usually pretty flaky and easy to follow. Not sure what that says about myself thought. Hmmm...

Anyway, this is supposed to be a story about Dwight who apparently has trouble making decisions so he starts taking a drug that is supposed to fix him of this problem. Honestly, I really didn't feel like he had much trouble deciding what to do about things. Except for maybe whether he should go to Vermont or stay in NYC. But it kind of seemed like him running off to the jungles to meet an ex school mate and then falling in love with her friend didn't take much thought.

While I'm sure there is a great story in this novel, I just didn't feel it. Whether you decide to read this or not, is really up to you. Ha Ha

Friday, January 14, 2011

Dork Diaries

A fun book about 14 year old Nikki who starts at a new school, has to deal with the mean girl, and her first crush. Very funny and I really liked the drawings. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Death In Daytime

Having never written a book myself, I really shouldn't give this book such negative feedback, but dang, it was horrible. Right from the start the character says that she's not a diva. Whatever. All she does is talk about herself. And her kid. Here's a thought lady, stop snooping around and getting whacked on the head and start spending time with your child. I got so tired of hearing about it.

Anyway, this is about a soap star to gets accused of murder so naturally she takes it upon herself to find out who did it. As horrible as this book was, I really did not expect the killer to be who it was. So thumbs up to her for that.

Needless to say, I will not be reading anymore from this series.

Monday, January 3, 2011


"Judy Blume should've prepared me for that."

I totally love that line from the movie Easy A, and because of it I was going to read Judy Blume's books. Then I went to the library to see what they had and this was the only one that looked interesting.

I've never read a book about a character who had scoliosis, so this was an interesting read. It's about Deenie who's in 7th grade and her mother really wants her to be a model. But Deenie isn't so sure she wants to be one, then one day her gym teacher suggests that she go see a doctor because she noticed that Deenie's spine isn't straight. Turns out Deenie has scoliosis and has to wear a brace. When you are 13 years old, wearing a brace is like the most horrible thing that could happen to you. Heck, I'm 29 and could only imagine how embarrassed I'd be if I had to wear one.

It was an informative book, but the mother really kind of made me mad. She kind of made Deenie feel like it was her fault that her spine wasn't straight and is going to ruin the modeling career that she never wanted. I liked that the guy she had a crush on liked her as well even after she had to wear the brace. I don't think that many teenage boys would be able to look past that. She could've left out the part about Deenie 'touching herself'. 13 seems like a young age to start doing that

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Everyone kept telling me that once you get past the first 100 pages that this book gets really good. Honestly, I think I read the first 100 pages faster than any other part of the book. It's not that it wasn't interested, there was just to much info and to many different stories going on.

I was interested in reading this book because I've heard so much hype and controversy about it. Yes, there are some disturbing scenes where women are sexually abused and murdered, but you have to remind yourself that this is a thriller/mystery and if you've read any other type books (James Patterson for example), the killer doesn't always keep things all jolly and friendly. I think what was most disturbing was that these type of murders probably really happen.

The main plot of this story is Mikael is asked to look into the disappearance of a girl named Harriet and while he and the girl with the dragon tattoo (Lesbeth Salander). Had the author just stuck to this plot line, I would've liked the book better, but he threw in a bunch of other boring stuff that really had nothing to do with this plot line.

All in all, the book wasn't horrible, there were some interesting parts, but I really have no desire to read the rest of the series.