Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Book Fair

I haven't managed to do much reading recently. I keep waiting for a certain book to arrive at the Library  but it still hasn't come yet. I'm in the number one hold position but for some reason it still hasn't come...

Anyway, I did manage to take my boys to the book fair at the Elementary School. The each chose one book to bring home.

My 6 year old chose this book about Underwear.

Pirates Love Underpants
by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort

It was no surprise that my boys that this story was hilarious. I thought it was a bit silly but the pictures were great.


My 4 year old chose a book about Surfing.


Surfer Chick
by Kristy Dempsey

They both love the movie Surf's up so It was a no brainer that he would choose a book about a surfing chicken. This was a cute story, with cute pictures, about a young chicken who wants to learn to surf like her dad.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Edenbrooke

Edenbrooke
by Julianne Donaldson

I didn't realize how much I enjoy a good romance until I picked up this book. I adored this story. I fell in love with the characters, especially Phillip. This was exactly what I need this week!

This story is set in the Regency era, the same era that Jane Austen's novels are set. It revolves around a young lady named Marianne, who is invited to visit the home of her late mother's dear friend. Her Grandmother has charged her with the responsibility to learn to act more like a lady but that is easier said then done. 

I love reading about this era. There is just something inherently romantic about it and Marianne was the perfect heroine for me. I loved her independent spirit. 

It did not take long for me to finish this book because I didn't want to put it down. I grew very attached to the characters and I even found my self crying happy tears for the characters. I must confess that the tears are most likely a result of my pregnancy hormones, which seem to be in overdrive this week. It seems like everything is making me cry this week. But even if the only reason I cried at the ending of this book was because I'm pregnant, at least I know that the story made me feel something good.

I think this would be a good book for someone who wants to read a good victorian romance and tried reading something by Jane Austen but struggled to get through the writting. The writing style for this book is much more moderner, eaiser to read, and the plot moves quickly. 

Just overall a great book. If you are looking for a fun, clean and romantic story, this is the book for you.



Monday, September 1, 2014

The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner
by James Dashner

I saw the previews for this upcoming movie and knew that I wanted to read the book. This was a really quick read which was a nice change from the last couple books I've read. (One that I'm still working on...)

It begins with a young man arriving at the Maze with no memories of his past and no idea what is going on. He learns that the the only way out is to solve the Maze. The real truth is much more complicated then that and I feel like this book only scratched the surface of what is really going on. The book ended and I felt like there were more questions and not many answers. I have already requested the second book so that I can learn more about the world they are living in and what was the purpose of the Maze experiment.  

The language is a bit juvenile with all the random slang words that the boys use but at least the book wasn't riddled with bad language.  I think this would be a good book for the young teen boy crowd. Lots of action to keep them interested.     

After reading the book, I would definitely be interested in watching the movie to see how they handle the way the story unfolds.