Saturday, April 24, 2010

What are your thoughts??

So my very sweet and thoughtful hubby bought me three books today. Now every payday he buys me at least two or three books and I have given him a list of books that I would like to have, most of them I have read before and would like to own a copy of them. But this week he decided to ignore the pre-approved book list and get three books that I have never read nor have I seen any reviews on them. So here they are:

So has anyone here read these books by Anna Godbersen?? I am going to start on them tomorrow, so hopefully it will be something I can get into:)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday's Fab 5

Friday's Fab 5 is a weekly MEME hosted by Froggarita's Bookcase, the jist of it is, Froggy will post five questions each week that may or may not be book related, so that we can all get to know each other.

Here are this weeks questions and my answers:
1: Funniest book you ever read: It would have to be the Queen Betsy series from Mary Janice Davidson. I just laughed through most of these books.

2: Worst book you ever read: Hands down it has to be The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. I know some people have loved it, but I couldn't get into it at all and it bored me to tears.
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (HARDCOVER)

3: Favorite couple: Oh dear, I never really like the couples as they turn out in the books. I'm not really the happily ever after type. I'd rather see Sookie with Eric, Elena with Damon. Anita and Meredith have it made, they got all the hot badish guys:)

4: Book/series you would take with you on a long flight: That is a total toss up. It would either be the Anita Blake series, or the Meredith Gentry series. I love those books and have read most of them over and over.

5:The one book you would have with you if stranded in a desert island: This is a really tough one. I love to read and go through books faster than anyone else in my family, but I guess if I had to choose, I would want to have Dreamcatcher by Stephen King. He is my all time favorite author and the one who really got me hooked on books. Plus it is a great read!

Want to join in the fun? Head on over to Froggarita's Bookcase and link up your answers:)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly ~Blog Tour~Review

How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly
Publisher/Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing, Apr 2, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-446-54068-1
288 pages

About the book:
How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly is the transcendent story of a young woman who, in a twenty-four hour period, journeys through
startling moments of self-discovery that lead her to a courageous and
life-altering decision.

About the author:
Connie May Fowler is the author of five novels, most recently The Problem with Murmur Lee, and a memoir, When Katie Wakes. In 1996, she published Before Women Had Wings, which became a paperback bestseller and was made into a successful Oprah Winfrey Presents movie. She founded the Connie May Fowler Women With Wings Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to aiding women and children in need

My thoughts:

At first I was a little miffed that there weren't any "real" chapters, but once I noticed how well the flow went with Clarissa's day I relaxed and enjoyed the book. 
I felt myself grow just a little right along with Clarissa. I disliked "Iggy" from the get go, and was fantasizing his death right along with Clarissa. 

I laughed and cried throughout most of the book and my heart stopped a few times. Overall I will have to keep this one on the shelf to come back to time and again.

~I was provided a copy of this book from Hachette Books for my review.~

Sunday, April 11, 2010

April's Reading List

So far my reading list for April is pretty much a catch up of all the books that I haven't gotten to in my TBR pile:(
1: They Never Die Quietly
They Never Die Quietly
2: The MindyBodyFX
The MindBody FX Lifestyle: Mastering The Mind-Body Connection For Permanent Weight Loss
3: My Sister's Voice~ Finished
My Sister's Voice
How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly
5: The Girl She Used to Be
The Girl She Used to Be
6: Slip of the Knife
Slip of the Knife: A Novel
7: Plain Pursuit
Plain Pursuit (Thorndike Press Large Print Christian Fiction)
8: Winter Garden
by Kristin Hannah (Author)Winter Garden (Hardcover)

I'll update as I go along....

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Review~The 3-Day Cleanse

I always see in articles that celebrities and the like would take part in a cleansing program. I always wondered what that would consist of and if I could really handle it. I have had problems with my digestive system for quite a few years now and figured that this would be something that might help. This book gives you step-by-step instructions on how to get rid of toxins, boost your immune system, help with allergies, PMS and more.

I really enjoyed this book, because I've been wanting to take better care of myself. This is the perfect manual for anyone wanting to make some small changes to help themselves in the long run.

The 3-Day Cleanse by Zoe Sakoutis & Erica Huss
Wellness Central
240 pages

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review*

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Review~Disney Fairies Graphic Novel #1~ Prilla's Talent

Title: Disney Fairies Graphic Novel #1~ Prilla's Talent
Author: Stefan Petrucha
Genre: Children's graphic novel
ISBN: 978-1-59707-186-4
Publication Date: April 2010 {13th}
Pages: 80
Price: $7.99 {paperback}
Publisher: Papercutz

" If you head toward the second star on your right and fly straight on till morning, you'll come to Never Land, a magical island where mermaids play and children never grow up. When you arrive, you might hear something like the tinkling of little bells. Follow that sound and you'll fine Pixie Hollow, the secret heart of Never Land...home of Tinker Bell and all her fairy friends." So begins the first graphic novel, and a series of incredible adventures.
In Disney Fairies #1~"Prilla's Talent", the first in an all-new series of graphic novels, Tinker bell and her friends are featured in the following four  stories:
*Prilla's Talent- Tinker Bell helps Prilla find her special fairy ability.
*Like the Wind- features the fastest flying fairy of all, Vidia!
*The Sound Of Friendship- Can Tinker Bell repair a special bell in time for the big Blue Bell Festival?
* Best of Friends- explores the relationship between Tinker Bell and Rani when their friendship is tested.

My thoughts:
We all love Tinker Bell and the other fairies. This graphic novel was a big hit with the girls and I've had to read it to the youngest I know about 20 times. The stories are really great for young girls and the illustrations are just as magical as Pixie Hollow.

* I received a copy of this graphic novel for review from AME. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion express is mine and mine alone*

Review~This One Is Mine by Maria Semple


Violet Parry is not Anna Karenina. Witty, affectionate, and fearsomely resourceful when she wants to be, she's a modern woman who has traded a great job for a picture-perfect Los Angeles life with her rock-and-roll-manager husband, David, and their darling daughter. She can speak French, quote Sondheim and whip up dinner from the vegetables in her garden. She has everything under control—except her own happiness. Driving the hills of Los Angeles, her sense of isolation grows with every curve. She has a chance encounter with Teddy Reyes, a roguish small-time bass player with a highly-evolved sexuality. He shows an interest. That's all it takes. Heedless of consequences, Violet embarks upon her monomaniacal journey towards destruction.

David’s sister Sally, in great shape but pushing forty, is on a mission of her own to attain exactly that status and security which Violet is so quick to abandon. Nothing can stop her—as is discovered by the unfortunate bystanders in her path, and by Jeremy, the sportswriter-savant she's desperate to marry before he achieves the television celebrity she knows is his destiny.

Consumed with recklessness, Violet and Sally overlook the possibility that David and Jeremy may deal some surprises of their own.

About the Author:
Maria Semple has written for television shows including Arrested Development, Mad About You, and Ellen. She has escaped from Los Angeles and lives with her family on an island off Seattle. This is her first novel.

My Thoughts:

For me the book started off a little slow, and it took me a bit to really get into it. But once I got past all that, I couldn't put it down. I figured things out about Jeremy before Sally did, I laughed and fell in love with Teddy. Violet, oh I connected with her in so many ways. My heart stopped when Dot fell and I wanted to hurt Kurt right along with David.
I fell hard for David, even though he can be an a** at times.
I cried at the end of the book, but would read it again and again just to see the love blossom between them all and know that in the end, everyone was ok with were they are in life.

Visit Maria Semple onlinehttp://www.mariasemple.com/index.html
Check out the Reading Group Guide and learn more about the book here

* i received a copy of this book from the publisher for review. I was not required to write a positive review*


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