Thursday, September 30, 2010

Knock Out by Catherine Coulter



I finished reading this book last night. Honestly I don't usually pick up this type of book off the shelf but my grandma- in- law gave it to me to read. It's not that I don't like crime dramas, I just tend to read more fantasy/ sci fi type books.  I am willing to give anything a try and this book was an entertaining read. It never slowed down and I found myself wondering how and when they would catch the criminals. But I did find the concept behind the story a little strange. A little girl with telepathic powers who calls to a detective for help. For some reason it is harder for me to except "special powers" in books about people living in our present day instead of fantastical worlds or futuristic scenes. Hope that makes sense. After I got over that, I did find it to be fun read.

Monday, September 27, 2010

More ABC's

Here are the ABC books keeping my son entertained this week:
A isn't for Fox
by Wendy Ulmer
Cute concept and pictures.


We're All in the Same Boat
by Zachary Shapiro


This book was fun and entertaining to read. My son liked reading about the different animals.


So Many Bunnies: a bedtime abc and counting book
by Rick Walton/ Paige Miglio

This wasn't my favorite, but my son loved it so we read it a lot. =-)



Of course we like reading all kinds of books, not just about the Alphabet. I really liked this Children's book that we found at the library. I thought it was a very cute story.




Baby Bear's Big Dreams
by Jane Yolen


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Dear John


I read this book a few years ago, before I grew tired of Nicholas Sparks novels. Seriously, they never end happy. I don't mind a sad ending now and then, but I think I read to many in a row.  I read Message in a Bottle, hated the ending and decided that I wasn't up for reading anymore of his books for a while.

Anyway, back to Dear John. Like I was saying I read this book back before I had grown tired of Nicholas Sparks books. I actually enjoyed this book. At first I was a little disappointed with the ending, but I realized that the ending made sense for the story and characters. I'm trying hard not to include any spoilers so I wont say how the book ends but I will say that I really liked how John  changed and eventually excepted his dad for who he was.

I watched the movie last night and I thought they did a good job. I knew they had changed somethings but I read the book so long ago I really couldn't remember. I did get the book out last night to so I could remember how it ended because I knew that the movie ended differently.  I figure they must have adjusted the ending because they thought people might not like it as much if they kept the same ending as the book.  It was just a slight change and I think that the movie would have worked just as well if they kept the original ending. That being said, I still enjoyed the movie, ending and all.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Books and Movies

I have read lots of books that have now been made into movies. Some movies I have really enjoyed. Others I was disappointed in.  

 

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer is one of those books that became a movie and I loved them both. After I saw the movie I just had to read the book again. Just finish it yesterday. Loved it just as much the second time around!

The other day my husband found Stephanie Meyer's other book The Host at a garage sell for 1 dollar. I was so excited when I came home from work and found the novel waiting for me on the couch. He sure does know me well.
If you aren't sure if you really want to read the Twilight series because of all the hype or you just aren't interested in a story about teenagers, vampires and werewolves you should at least give The Host a try. It is a great book. I loved the story. For a description of the book, click the link above.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins




Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

I came up with the Idea for this blog shortly after reading this book. I was talking to my aunt about recent books we have read and enjoyed. It occurred to me that I am always looking for new things to read and I usually have to rely on suggestions from others. If I go to the library I have to have a book in mind otherwise I just stand there wondering which of these hundreds of books are worth my time to read. This got me thinking that I am sure other people have the same problem as me. So my plan is to share the books I have enjoyed reading (or not) so if you are looking for something new to read maybe something I post will spark your interest. Keeping that in mind I will try not to put to many spoilers in these post so for those who haven't read them but may be interested.

I will admit I am sometimes behind the times when it comes to what is popular right now but I eventually catch on. This applies to this series of books. I kept seeing people commenting on these books so I decided to give them I try and I must say I loved them. All Three. I could not put these books down. I just had to know what would happen next!

I have read some other Sci Fi books in the past that I liked but by the time I get to book three it usually has gotten to weird or "out there" for me. This was not the case with this series. I tried to keep an open mind to how it would end because from experience I know that having a preconceived notion about the happily ever after can cause disappointment. I think that help me really enjoy this book more. And I loved the way it made me think? Watching (really books are very visual for me) Katniss trying to figure out who to trust, who was good and bad and trying to make the correct decisions was so fascinating for me. It made me realize that the world isn't as black and white as we perceive it to be sometimes.


If you haven't read these yet ( I am sure many of you have) you should. They are a great read!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

ABCs

My Son has just discovered the Alphabet so we have been reading more ABC books. Here are a few of our favorites.
Alphabet Under Construction
by Denise Fleming


Love the pictures in this book.


Dog's ABC: A Silly Story About the Alphabet
by Emma Dodd


This was a fun story to read. I liked that it was more then just a book about Letters. The story was entertaining for my 2 1/2 year old.

What are your favorite ABC books?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Books and blogging

I love to read and I love to blog, so why not combine the two?! I will never claim to be an expert in literature but I love to find new books to read. In this blog I hope to share about my adventures in reading. I will share books I have already read and love. I hope to find lots of new books to add to my list.
I enjoy all types of books and try not to judge a book by its cover. I like a story that can pull me in and make me feel something. When I read something I want it to make me laugh out loud, shed a tear, or even view the world from a new perspective. Something that I can't put down because I just have to know what is going to happen next.

I haven't figured out how often I will be able to post here because I don't want blogging to take away from my time with my family. Plus it is hard to find time to read when there are two little kids to chase around! Wish me luck and enjoy.