Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March Reads

I can't believe that tomorrow is April 1st already. I will be turning 25 in 11 days and I am not ready :P

Here is my March read list:
Ten Big Ones-Janet Evanovich
Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban- J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire- J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix-J.K. Rowling
Handle With Care- Jodi Picoult
Bright Lights, Big As*-Jen Lancaster

Bright Lights Big Ass- Jen Lancaster

Jen is so funny. This book picks up after Bitter. She is in between writing the book and getting it actually published. The things that this women puts her husband through makes me smile. Their trips to the store, her trips to the gym, her job hunting, and her trip to the library made me laugh so much that I cried.

Jen says the things that everyone is thinking in their heads, but don't want to say. She is direct and personable at the same time.

I will read Such a Pretty Fat.

Harry Potter and The Order Of the Phoenix

The Fifth year at Hogwarts and it is an interesting one. I liked this book despite it being darker than the rest. This book really showed me that the group is growing into adults now. Harry and the lot are 15 and are showing their teen angst. Harry has gone through a lot in the last 4 years and during this 5th year it shows. The characters just keep growing and I just keep liking them even more. J.K. Rowling really can write. Even the Characters I hate are written so well that I love to hate them.

The friendship between Ron, Harry, and Hermione just keeps growing if that is possible. They remind me of a little family and I am sure that is how they feel about each other too.

A lot of questions are answered in this book. This book to me is a lot more character driven than plot driven and I think that is why I like it so much. We get a little more inside their heads.

I can't wait to get to #6.

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays asks you to:Grab your current read.Let the book fall open to a random page.Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!Please avoid spoilers!

My teaser:
To add to the insult of my nonsexed status, I returned to my room to discover that Call Me Chantalle had tied one her toe shoes on the doorknob, her way of letting me know she was "getting her wettins on." Unspecified intimate moment # 6. Ack.

Second Helpings- Megan McCafferty
Page 31 14-17.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

This book settles it. Harry Potter is my new favorite series. This book moved on from a kid's book to just a book. The characters have grown so much and I really feel like I know them. This book had the characters in relationships and more adult situations. Their interaction and how J.K. Rowling writes everything just makes it so magical.
Harry goes through challenges and comes out on top in my book. We get history on Hagrid and I love that. I love the friendship between Harry, Ron, and Hermione. I love that Mrs. Weasley looks out for Harry like he is one of her own children. Harry at the very end does something so unselfish that I found myself tearing up.
I see that I used love a lot in this post, but I don't think any other word fits. I can't wait to pick up number 5.

Booking Through Thursday

This week's question was suggested by Janet:

How about, “What’s the worst ‘best’ book you’ve ever read — the one everyone says is so great, but you can’t figure out why?”

The one that comes to my head is We Need To Talk About Kevin. I remember everyone raving about it so I went out and bought it. Ugh. It took me 3.5 weeks to read it and I can usually finish 2 books in a week. I would choose to watch tv and do anything else then to pick that book up. I ended up finishing it because I thought I was missing something. This book made me change my rule about finishing books that I am just not into. It also made me go get a library card.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Handle With Care-Jodi Picoult

It has been a while since I have read a Jodi Picoult book. She is a good author, but can be deep. This book is no exception.
Handle With Care is her newest book (Was released on 3-3-09). It is about a family who has a child with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, which is a bone disorder that makes your bones fragile. The book shows how the parents and sister deal with the disability.
Like all her other books Jodi makes it thought provoking by putting in a trial. This book shows what it is to go through a wrongful birth lawsuit. It makes you think about how you want to live and what life is really about and what makes a good life. It is a touchy topic, but I thought Jodi handled it very well. I found myself going back and forth throughout the whole book.
There were other subplots throughout the whole book with all the characters. I loved the character development and felt that I really was able to get into each one and see what made them tick and why.
The ending was a little abrupt just as a warning, but one I didn't see coming.
I give it a 4 our 5.

Fill In Fridays

I saw this being done on Great books and fresh Coffee and decided to start doing this too. It is brought to you by the blog Friday Fill- Ins ( ). This week it is brought to you by Janet. My answers in bold.

1. When I look to the left, I see my water bottle.

2. the living room is the room that has the best view in my home.

3. Let it work closing eyes and it be 5.

4. getting books from the library done dirt cheap!

5. following the law is a responsibility that all qualified citizens must share.

6. If you have any drink recipes feel free to send them my way.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to Wine, tomorrow my plans include drinking and eating with friends and Sunday, I want to Read Harry Potter!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The third Harry Potter book, Wow. I loved this book so much. The emotions that are shown in the book are amazing. The relationships between the characters are evolving even more. Harry gets some back story about his parents and that is great.

There are so many twists in this book that I never would have guessed. There are new characters and old that are involved in the action. I loved Lupin's character and was glad that he was there for Harry.

I know I am probably the last person on the earth to read this series so I wont do to much reviewing, but I will say that I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

February's Reads

It is a few days late, but here are my February reads.
1. Through The Storm-Lynne Spears
2.The Truth About Forever-Sarah Dessen
3.Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets-J.K. Rowling
4. He is Just Not That Into You-Greg Behrendt
5. Sloppy Firsts-Megan McCafferty
6. Snowbound-Ann M. Martin
7. Kiss The Girls- James Patterson
8. The Princess Diaries- Meg Cabot

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Stephanie Plum

Stephanie Plum books are my guilty pleasure books. They are so funny and quick to read. The characters in this series are lovable and yet a little much.
Stephanine is our not so good bounty hunter from the burb. She has big hair and wears a lot of eye makeup. She has her apartment where she lives with her pet hamster. She has a problem with keeping her cars too.
Her family is just as funny with her grandma Mazur being the funniest. She has a mother and father. Her sister has moved back and lives there with her children.

Stephanie has a group of friends that show up too. Lula being the ex-ho that Stephanie saved. There are a few more characters that she picks up along the way.
Then there is Joe and Ranger. Oh the men in Ms. Plum's life. They make her life complicated and that is as far as I will go.
In Ten Big Ones Stephanie is running from some gang members, while dealing with her family and her men.
Just a fun fun book

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays asks you to:Grab your current read.Let the book fall open to a random page.Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!Please avoid spoilers!

My Teaser:
"That guy recognized you. He knew who you were. And it wasn't because he saw you in the lot just now, either. None of them saw us in the lot. That guy was no-shit evil, and he knew who you were."

Ten Big Ones(Stephanie Plum #10) -Janet Evanovich
Line 6-9 page 149

Through the Storm-Lynne Spears

What can I say celebrity gossip is my guilty pleasure. I love Britney and wanted to know more about her life.
Lynne Spears where shall I start. This book was basically her way of coming out and saying that she was a great mother and had nothing to do with any of the problems. She bugged me a little with her wording and how she made things come across. I would give it about 3 stars.
If you like Britney or Jamie Lynn you should read it other wise I wouldn't bother.

More Sarah Dessen

I am continuing on with my Sarah Dessen obsession. She continues to write in a way that I forget that it is a Young Adult book. She makes her characters real and so you can root for them.
Macy's mother and sister reminded me so much of my family. Her sister Caroline was like the spitting image of my older sister. The same caring attitude and sticking up for the younger sister.
Macy's boss and friends from work reminded me of my first job. I worked in a restaurant and pretty much all the people I hung out with were people I worked with.
Then there is her friend, the man she actually wants to be with, but doesn't know it. The bad boy turned good. He is written with such thought you almost think he is real.
I highly recommend this book!