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.