February 14, 2009 at 10:04 am | Posted in Reading | 4 Comments

Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post!  I did read some really good books since I wrote that.   Responding to the comments:

Robin:  I haven’t read Silent Tears yet but a friend of mine has the book and is going to loan it to me when she gets it back from the last person she lent it to.

Keri:  No problem about the Christmas cards!  Every year I debate whether I should just skip it that year and save myself the stress.  I did skip the year we brought Allison home and nothing bad happened. LOL   Strep twice?  Yikes!  Lindsey had strep/scarlet fever last month, and now she is sick again with a bad cough and fever (although the fever is finally gone this morning, the cough remains).   I haven’t read the books you mentioned – Beverly Lewis is not really my style and The Shack doesn’t appeal to me either.  But thanks anyway!

Chris:  Thanks again for the award!

Michelle:  I did read the Twilight series last year.  I really liked the first book in the series but liked each subsequent book less and less and then didn’t even finish the final book!  I think I just got tired of the whole storyline.  These are not typically my type of books at all – I have read a few fantasy or sci-fi books that I have liked, but for the most part I don’t like that genre at all, and after the last sci-fi I tried to read for a book club (Auralia’s Colors by Jeffery Overstreet) I decided I’m done with that genre totally.   But thanks for the suggestions!

Kristen:  I heard such good things about those books but I tried the first one and couldn’t get into it.  I was disappointed because so many reviewers loved the books.

Books I have read and loved since that post:

Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch 5/5

Love the One You’re With by Emily Giffin 5/5

Where Do I Go? by Neta Jackson – author of the Yada Yada books, first in a new series, loved it 5/5

The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond 4.5/5

Testimony by Anita Shreve 4/5

And 2 books I read but didn’t care for too much:

The Doctor’s Wife by Elizabeth Brundage 2/5

Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult 3/5

I just started The Diplomat’s Wife by Pam Jenoff and it’s really good so far.  I read her first book, The Kommandant’s Girl last year and really enjoyed that one.   I’m going to the libary later today, yea! 🙂

Have a great weekend everyone!


I Need a Good Book to Read!!!

January 13, 2009 at 9:28 am | Posted in Reading | 6 Comments

It’s a new year, 2009, almost halfway through January already and I have only finished ONE book – and I didn’t even like it very much!  I am in a reading slump.  I have tried to get into at least 5 books since finishing the one, and I didn’t like any of them.   HELP!

The book I did manage to finish this month is Nice to Come Home To by Rebecca Flowers.  At about 1/3 of the way into it, I almost put it down. It was okay but nothing special.  But then it started to interest me more so I kept going.  But then again at about the 2/3 point, it went back to being just okay, but I wasn’t going to put it down with only 1/3 left.  I rated it a 3/5.

I just started The Widow’s War by Sally Gunning.   I’m on Chapter 5 – I can’t tell yet if I like this book or not.  I will give it a little more time.

In my TBR stack next to my bed (all library books of course!) I have:

Two for the Dough by Stephanie Evanovich – I read the first book in the series last month – felt it was good enough to continue with the series for now but this book is not calling out to me to be read right now.

The Doctor’s Wife by Elizabeth Brundage

Broken Angel by Sigmund Brouwer

Tiki:  My Life in the Game and Beyond by Tiki Barber – saw this one on the new books shelf and just decided to grab it

I’m headed to the library this morning (in the cold, brrrr!) to pick up these 2 books that are in from on hold:

Prints Charming by Rebecca Seitz

Time of My Life byAllison Winn Scotch

And this one is in transit, not sure if it will be at the library yet when I get there this morning:

You Had Me at Goodbye by Tracey Bateman – I loved her “Claire” series but wasn’t as crazy about the first book in this one, the Drama Queen Series  (Catch a Rising Star) – I liked it enough to read the whole thing, but it wasn’t as good as the Claire books.

I also have 2 non-fiction books in from on hold that I will be picking up:  Two at a Time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes and Lick the Sugar Habit by Nancy Appleton.

I read 88 books last year and I was hoping to top that total this year, but at the rate I’m going to so far, it’s not going to happen!  I hate not having a great book in progress!!!!

Reading – Fall Into Reading 2008

September 25, 2008 at 9:11 am | Posted in Reading | 1 Comment

I decided to do the Fall Into Reading Challenge from Callapidder Days

My To Be Read list is SO long so I am just going to choose 5 fiction and 5 non-fiction books from my list for this challenge.   To make it a “challenge” I’m taking 2 of the fiction books and 2 of the non-fiction books from my 2007 TBR list.  I tend not to choose any off that list for some reason.

Here’s my list:
Fiction from my current TBR list:
Winter Haven – Athol Dickson

Summer Snow – Nicole Baart

The Tenth Gift – Jane Johnson

Fiction from my 2007 TBR list:

Plain Truth – Jodi Picoult

A Northern Light – Jennifer Donnelly

Non-Fiction from my Current TBR list:

The Nonrunner’s Marathon Guide for Women – Dawn Dais

Same Kind of Different as Me – Ron Hall

The Year of Living Biblically – A.J. Jacobs

Non-Fiction from my 2007 TBR list:

A Midwife’s Story – Penny Armstrong

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down – Anne Fadiman

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