Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sprinkle With Murder

I think why I liked this book is because it was short and quick and none of the characters (except for the chick who dies and the mom) annoyed me. I still don't understand how these people can work in a cupcake shop and not weight a billion pounds since they eat cupcakes for like every meal. And crazy as it is, it didn't make me want cupcakes.
Friends Melanie and Angie (who I kept getting mixed up) own a cupcake shop and are friends with Tate who is getting married to a snooty rude woman who ends up dead, and since there was a cupcake laying next to her, everyone thinks that Mel did it. I'm kind of proud of myself because I actually figured out who the killer was early on, which doesn't happen often.
Yes the writing is weird, like the author has her own language, but if you just ignore it, it's a pretty good book. I'll check out the second one.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Baby Proof

The reason why I picked this book was because I, like Claudia, don't really want to have kids. So I could kind of relate when everyone kept pressuring her to explain her reasons. I'm not even married, but I'm sure if I was, I'd probably be getting the same crap. When Claudia and Ben get married they both agreed not to have childen, but then he changes his mind, and they get a divorce. See, kids are the devil. So the whole book is about her being all moody because her soul mate and her didn't work out. And her trying to defend herself for not wanting to be a mother. Honestly, it got kind of annoying. I understand that it's not easy to recover from a broken relationship, but to read about it, it gets to you after a while. Of course there is a happy ending and the two realize that they can't live without each other and get back together. She still isn't sure about having kids, but would you go back to someone you loved and give them something they wanted but you didn't just to keep them in your life?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Chicken Soup For The Soul: Think Positive

I liked this book. Tried to read a story from it every night so that I could be a little more positive the next day. It's a good reminder that even when things seem down, you are able to overcome them and smile and still enjoy life. A lot of the stories got me thinking, and made me thankful for the things I have. A good read when you need a little pick-me-up

Moon Called

I must have missed something because everyone I know who has read this book has really liked it, and frankly, I didn't. Of course, I'm not really into the supernatural/fantasy werewolves/vampire stories. They are kind of getting out of hand. I felt that there were to many characters in this book so I got confused. And really, the main character kind of bothered me. Is she supposed to look like the chick on the cover, because that's not really the image I came up with. I showed this book to one of my friends at work and she, like others, thought that it was going to be smut. Nope. It's pretty clean. They use the word damn a couple of times, but that's about it. Busty, tattooed girls can be goody-goodies too.

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Peach Keeper

I didn't like this book as much as her other stuff. It still has the small town coziness with a pinch of magic in it and romance. It was still good. About people accepting people for who they are now and not who they were in the past, about growing up and realizing who you really are, and friendship. There was also a bit of a mystery involved.

Maybe I just didn't read it while in the right mood, none of the characters really stood out and made themselves my favorite. Oh well. She's still a great author.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Hunger Games

By the end of the first page I wasn't sure if I would like this book, it just seemed like it was going to be very depressing, and yeah, it kind of was. As barbaric as I thought that it was, I had to remind myself that it's just a book, not real life. Though maybe more people would watch the show Survivor if the contestants had to kill each other off to see who the true Survivor is. The plot is very interesting, throw a bunch of teens together in the woods and see who will stick it out til the end. Yeah, not very cheery, but it definitely grabs your attention that even though it is a bit bothering, you want to keep reading. And they are turning it into a movie, so yeah, I'll check that out. Will I read the rest of the books in the series? Maybe. All I know is that if I was tossed into the Hunger Games, I would not do well. lol.