Saturday, December 4, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Fragile by Lisa Unger
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
OK so here's some books I've recently acquired and hopefully will get to read soon.....
a soft place to land by Susan Rebecca White
A Summer Affair by Elin Hilderbrand
super bowl marriage by Terry Owens
If You Want Me To Stay by Michael Parker
Ever After by Karen Kingsbury
Monday, September 13, 2010
This was another one of those "old books" that I wanted to check out and I'm glad I did this one. Not one of my favorites, but the author is definately a good storyteller. It's about a part time school nurse/mom who lives on a farm in the middle of suburbia with her farmer husband and two little girls. Tragically, one of her best friends' daughters drowns in the pond on their property and as she is trying to grieve and make sense of the little girl's death, she is accused of sexually assulting a local elementary student who comes from a troubled home. Charges are brought up against her and the story bounces between her perspective and her husband's perspective. The author does a great job as a storyteller and it really hits home about appreciating what may seem like the simple or mundane things in our own lives. Don't ever take them for granted :-)
Has anyone every read her other book "The Book of Ruth"? This is supposed to be a pretty decent one too. I may try that out.
OK, I'm trying to upload images and it's not happening, nor can I get the links in!! So, here are the titles ...
1. All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
This is the same author as "The Road" and "No Country for Old Men". I loved "The Road" and this book also has gotten a lot of good reviews.
2. Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
I hope I haven't read this at some point. I've seen it around for sooooooo long. It sounds good, just don't want to get 50 pages in and think this seems familiar :-)
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
I was really hoping to really like this book but I thought it was just okay. The book seemed to jump around alot and I had a very hard time getting into the book. The storyline itself was pretty good. If the author made the chapters flow together a little better this would have been a really good book.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
I think this is supposed to eventually be a trilogy. I would definitely recommend and I also plan on reading the remaining books.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
The first one is by the author of "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants but from what I can tell this one isn't a young adult novel.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
This is the only one of the Women's Murder Club I have read, but I loved it and want to backtrack and read them all. Fabulous. And this is also my 1st Mary Kay Andrews novel, but so far I am really enjoying her! She reminds me of Janet Evanovich in her style of writing but this one does not have mystery or a crime involved like most J.E. books (at least not so far, I'm 1/2 way through)...SO, Candace, you may wanna give her a shot! ;D She's fun and girlie. Otherwise, I 've just been catching up with you girls. I've read Barefoot and A Summer Affair and Summer People ( all Elin Hilderbrand) and The Glass Castle (wow!) and hmmmm......some others but my brain can't recall them at this moment.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
ONE DAY: I first saw this book in People magazine and since then, I've seen it all over the place. I want to read it sooooo bad. It sounds amazing to me! :)
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from Goodreads. Reading the description of the book it sounded like I would really like it. Once I started reading the book it didn't really live up to its promise. The book was mediocre. It tells the story of a married couple who are trying to achieve their dreams while also suffering from money troubles. The chapters alternate between the husband & wife's point of view. I thought both of the characters were whiny selfish individuals and never really seemed to grow as characters. I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
The four books that tied in voting are....
The Beach Club
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Girl In Translation
Voting ends SUNDAY MIDNIGHT!!! :):)
Thursday, May 27, 2010
There weren't many nominations, so let's just vote for your TWO favorites. :)
And sorry this post is a day late. Yesterday I became temporary mother to one of my friend's three children, so until Monday I have an 8 month old, two 2 year olds, a 5 year old, and a 7 year old! Wow! ;)
It's going quite well, though, we're in a routine now, so it's not nearly as chaotic as it sounds. :)
Can't wait to see which books are chosen!!!
Voting ends tomorrow, FRIDAY, at midnight!!!
Monday, May 24, 2010
The concept on this book sounds a little weird but it has a 4 1/2 start rating and it has been reviewed by 828 people so it must be pretty good.
Sorry guys I am not able to link the titles to websites so you will have to look them up for more info. :)