Monday, August 30, 2010

My Name is Memory

This was a good one :-) It read fast and the plot was pretty interesting. It focuses on the idea that souls live many lives (well, most of the time) and are reincarnated in other bodies. Most souls don't remember previous lives but certain dreams, fears, happy feelings keep showing up in the soul's new lives. However, a very small fraction of the population are souls who remember past lives. Daniel is one of these people who has "the memory". He has fallen in love with the same woman's soul over the past two thousand years. In some lives he finds her but they are at different stages of their lives (i.e. he is a child, she is old). He is able to recognize her, she has no clue. Finally they are at the same age and he has found her, but convincing her is another story altogether.

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


This ties in with my comment I just made on Tempie's post about Skeletons at the Feast.

I have been so intrigued with the horrible tragedy at Columbine High School since it happened during my Freshman year at ECU. I'm the kind of LAME person who will sit and watch hours upon hours upon hours of coverage of anything LIKE this on the news and on documentary channels and cry my eyes out thinking of those poor kids and most of all their destroyed PARENTS. OH my gosh. So, when I went to Barnes and Noble a few weeks ago to get one of our monthly reads and I saw THIS book, I grabbed it. I didn't know if I would get to it anytime soon, but I knew I had to have it.

Well, ever since then, this book has been staring at me from the bookcase shelf right beside my bedroom door, so last night, when I finished The Island, I picked this up and I've been completely engrossed in it ever since.

This author's writing is so compelling and he really tells the story of what happened and all involved in a very objective way. I"m loving this book.

Skeletons at the Feast

Based on recommendations from you guys I added this book to my wishlist many moons ago and I finally got it a few weeks ago. I started reading it this week and I am sorry to say I could only get to page 78 and I decided I couldn't read anymore. I was so confused about who was who and some of the things that happened were so disturbing. I have 100+ books on my bookshelf to read so I decided to move on. Has anyone else read any of the author's other books? I was just wondering if they were any easier to read.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sept Suggestions

I went to the library yesterday and started grabbing. Here's what I walked away with. I really don't know much and haven't heard anything about any of these so they are all a shot in the dark :-)

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


This is my book club's current selection for the month. We picked it because the author contacted our group (this is his debut novel) and wanted to come met with us to discuss it. Finny follows the life of a young girl named Delphine "Finny" Short. It starts out with her being 14 and living at home with her parents. Her family is a unique sort and she doesn't quite fit in. She then meets a boy named Earl whose family life is just as strange if not stranger than hers. She falls in love and because of this new found love her parents ship her off to boarding school. There she is roommates with a girl named Judith. Judith seems to have the rich life that Finny would love to have and she can't believe this girl actually wants to be friends with her. Earl and Judith seem to weave in and our of her life in the book and help make her the person she grows up to be. This books seems to be full of "unique" people and I had to wonder are there people out there that really know this many eccentric people. Towards the middle of the book I knew I liked it but it was almost a little too bizarre for me (I don't think that is the right word but I can't think of any other way to describe it). By the end though I loved the characters and the book. If you get a chance to read this I definitely recommend it.

Now the sad part of this post. I am really looking forward to meeting the author, I have had one other chance to have a book club sit down with an author about the book and it is a great experience. My husband is having to go to New Orleans and originally he was leaving the day after my book club meeting and they have now changed it to the day of which means I am going to have to miss this. He is in the Marine Corp and some of you know how the military works, it could change at any minute. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it happens. :)

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Okay, I am about to finish this one. It has turned out to be so awesome! I think I had a hard time getting into it at first because of the British English. Seriously. I had to get used to it, but once I got into the swing of the author's writing and the... British English, the story is excellent!

I don't know if any of you have started it yet, but this is the gist of it....

Dexter and Emma meet each other on July 15th 1988 and this is the beginning of their amazing, tumultuous, etc.... relationship. Every chapter takes place on July 15 and each chapter is one year later than the one before it.

The book is very bittersweet and I've heard some say that they think these two just love being miserable, but towards the end, it's all worth it. Until tragedy. But I don't want to ruin it for you.

This author has an awesome sense of humor and you'll find yourself thinking in British... at least I have... it's probably because it's taken me so long to read it.

Don't be turned off by the fact that it has now taken me two weeks to read this book. The reason it has taken me so long is because I've only been able to read right before I go to sleep at night and by then I'm so exhausted, I'm lucky if I complete a single chapter.

I HOPE each of you reads this. I love Dexter and Emma.... Dex and Em.... Em and Dex.... so much, it's actually really sad that I'm almost through with their story. ;)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Saving the World

This is the 3rd book in the Maximum Ride series. It was okay. I feel like most of these books spend the first half rehashing what the other books have said so it takes me until the halfway point of the book to get into it. I will read the next one only because I want to know what happens but I can't really recommend this series to anyone. I guess the good thing is they are quick reads.

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Island

I started this last night and really like it so far. I am at the 14% point so probably about page 59. Has anyone else started it yet?

Knit Two

I know a few of you didn't like The Friday Night Knitting Club but I thought it was a cute book. I decided to give the second book a try. I liked the first one better. Most of the book involved everyone single person from the first book having some kind of personal issue. The best part of the book though were the last 20-30 pages. It had the same closeness that the first book had and made me glad I read the book.


Soooo, I went to Barnes and Noble today to pick up one of our picks,

Juliet, Naked

only to find out that... it doesn't come out til



So, how about we switch and make

One Day

an AUGUST pick

and move

Juliet, Naked



Sound good?

Great! :)