Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Faves of 2010

Girls, I posted all of my favorites from 2010 on my personal blog. I seriously thought about redoing it to this blog, but that is A LOT of work and I already have so much work that I HAVE to get done. So, I'm going to link to my blog if you're interested in my favorites from last year.

I managed to read 56 books COVER TO COVER I probably started and didn't finish at least 20 others. I'm really bad about that. I just cannot read a book I'm not throughly engrossed in. I have better things to do than suffer through a book I don't like. lol ;)

So, if you're interested in seeing what my favorites were, go HERE

I'd love to hear what YOUR favorites were!!! :)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Jan suggestion

for whatever reason I can't find the Book Nook on here's my book suggestion for Jan...

THE THREE KINGS by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Some Good Books.

I know I've been kinda out of the game. I've got some good reasons though... new twins... and my CD player broke (I only "read" books on CD... It's all I've got time for.) Well, with the babies getting bigger and getting a new CD player, I feel like I can almost get back into the game. :)

I asked my hubs to grab some books from the library- just randomly. He came home with these two. The Lock Artist and Caught. Both were pretty good. The Lock Artist has some language in it that I had to turn off the CD when the kids were around, but other than that... it was intriguing.

Caught is about a reporter who's job it is to catch pedophiles in the act. She goes on line, pretends she's a teenage girl, makes arrangements to meet up with these grown icky men... and when they show up, there is a huge camera crew and a reporter waiting inside instead of a teenage girl. Then she blasts the men on TV.
It seems all fine and dandy until pretty much everything becomes warped. She can no longer trust her gut, and it seems like a conspiracy is coming against her as well.
It's a good story. I'd be interested to see what other books this author has written. I've never heard of them before.
The Lock Artist is about a man who's writing letters from jail about his experiences as a kid, his experiences as a teenager who gets sucked into the life of being a safe cracker, and everything else in between.
He was called "The Miracle Boy" after a tragedy happened when he was young and then he couldn't speak again. He got taken in by his uncle who ran the local liquor store- where after the uncle changed the locks out- he got fascinated by how locks worked.
It got a little confusing at times because his flash backs and flash forwards were only a years time difference- and then it would change to present day 10 years later, and his childhood 9 years earlier.
It was a pretty good book (aside from the language coming out of nowhere)...

AND.... I just started "reading" this today. I am HOOKED! I can't wait to see how it all unfolds.
(as I was looking for this image, I saw this was made into a movie last year.... Where was I? How did I miss that?)

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Constant Princess

Philippa Gregory's book "The Other Boleyn Girl" is probably on my Top 20 book list. I have been looking forward to reading another book by her but just haven't had a chance until this past week. "The Constant Princess" tells the story of Queen Katherine of Aragon. She was King Henry VIII's wife when he met Anne Boleyn. The books tells of her Spanish upbringing and her fight to become the Queen of England. This book did not flow quite as freely as "The Other Boleyn Girl". The story was intereseting but it was weighted down with a lot of history and I know you guys may be thinking,"what do you expect it is a historical fiction book?" This is true but I like a little more fiction and a little less history. If you haven't ever read any of Gregory's books I do not recommend starting with this one but it would definitely be an interesteing read for a 2nd or 3rd book.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I'd Know You Anywhere

Are you girls all ready to start tomorrow? I know I'm supposed to be leading this one, so I wanted to go ahead and jump on top of it. It would be great if we could all start around the same day! Let me know! Thanks!! :)

Friday, September 17, 2010



One thing is for sure, we all want to read different things! Ha! ;)

The only one that didn't get the same number of votes as the rest of the books was "A Soft Place to Land", so that one was the only one eliminated.

No more voting, I don't think it's necessary (feel free to object).

I guess we'll just have these as our books for the rest of the year. I know with the holidays coming we may not have as much time, but we can still try! :)


I'd Know You Anywhere
Still Missing


A Lesson Before Dying


Second Time Around

I also want to come up with some way to make us all more involved in these books and with having active discussions on here about the books.

I'm thinking of making a facebook page under my account. When you do a page, such as the one I have for my business, there is actually a discussions tab on there and plus, we can kind of post on there when we're starting or finishing without having to come do a complete post. What do you think?

I also, though, would really like to have topics of discussion for the books we read. I know a lot of novels have book club readers guides in the back of them and that would be a great resource for us to use, but I'm not sure how to do it. The only way it would seem possible is if we all really make an effort to be reading each book at the same time and I know that's not always practical.

Please let me know your thoughts and opinions! :)

Promises To Keep

I read this in 3 days, which is almost a record for me! I am so easily distracted! ;( I LOVED, LOVED it. It was my 4th Jane Green book, and I plan to read all of hers that I can (and/or ones Candace recommends, lol). It was a library book (I was 1st to check it out! :D) and I passed it on to my sister-in-law to enjoy before I turn it back in. Such a touching book. Really illustrates to appreciate the mundane things in life, to treasure the simple be present in every moment.

Okay, Soooooo.....

Only ONE book got more votes than the rest of the books and that one was.....

I'd Know You Anywhere


Still Missing

A Soft Place to Land

A Lesson Before Dying



Second Time Around

all got the same number of votes.


SO, PLEASE come back before the end of the day and vote for the TWO that you'd like most to read out of those six books. I'm not going to re-link them, because the links are all in the first voting post I did.

PLEASE OH PLEASE do this guys. I thought about just making our next several months worth of books off of this post, but I hate to do that, because that would probably go into next year and I know I'd love to hear more suggestions from you guys before then. This list will be OLD NEWS by December. :)

Thanks girls, you're the best!! :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Juliet, Naked

Ok, I've started and I really like it! I'm about 160 pages in and I'm hoping to get more read tonight. Things are starting to really happen now so it's getting interesting!! Can't wait to hear what you all think about it!

my vote(s)

1. Fragile
2. A Soft Place to Land
3.I'd Know You Anywhere
4. Ever After
5. Room