Sunday, January 31, 2010

One Book This Week

11. Captivate by Carrie Jones. this is the second in a trilogy. The third isn't out yet. It's a pixie/shifter/other mystical creature book. So i read it yesterday and this morning. Great book, totally enthralling. I liked it more than the first. Personally I'd like to see the relationships develop a bit more, but the action is at a great pace and overall this book is great. A must read.

Sarah I know you're reading it. You told me about it last time we talked.

As for my reading. I reread two books this week. Fire by Kristin Cashore and Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund. And I'm cutting back on how much I read for a short while. Moving will do that to a person.

Happy reading everyone!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Nine, Ten Start Again!

7. 13 Little Blue Envelopes-- a fun story about self discovery and traveling Europe

8. The Finishing Touches by Hester Browne--sweet and fun and happy.

9. The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong--fun book. I love her adult stuff, but it's just a bit too racy for my taste. Her young adult stuff is good. Witches, werewolves, and all that good stuff. The first book in the trilogy is The Summoning. The last book The Reckoning comes out in May.

10. The Little Lady and the Prince by Hester Browne -- I think this is the final in the Little Lady books. Adorably fun and good and happy.

Have a great week! Happy reading

A New Week: Grown Up Books

Having taken offense I ventured off into the other side of the library.

4. The Little Lady Agency by Hester Browne Totally fun, and funny chick lit. The key is that it is very, very, very clean. It's the first in the series

5. The Little Lady and the Big Apple by Hester Browne. Again quite enjoyable and fun read. I adore Mel. Great character.

6. Snow in April by Rosamunde Pilcher. I picked her up while I was in the grown up section of the library because Aunt Mary gave me a wonderful book Winter's Solstice written by her. It was an all right book. I was a little disappointed in the character development and how everything tied up a bit too neatly without any of the characters really getting to know each other.

And I have more grown up books to read, but Mom I challenge you to read some more YA. Quite honestly a lot of what I read has more development and exploration and themes and purpose and point, than the books I just read. So don't knock my genre! But that said you must check out Hester Browne.

Cheers and Happy Reading!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

3 down and counting

I just finshied number 3 book. It is the sequel to The Lighting Thief Sea of Monsters. I really enjoyed the book. Probably because as a young girl I enjoyed books that had to do with Greek mythology. these books are written for middle school children and I really need a classic. I can only read some much of one genre and then I need to change or spice up my reading. So I think for name it will be Emma by Jane Austin a simple but fun classic. I may offer as my book for Sarah and Mim to read. Off to reading

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hunger Games and The Lighting Thief

I completed Hunger Games while I was visiting my daughter Mim. Both Sarah and Mim had already read it. So I decided to complete the quest. However I did not like the book nearly as much as they did. I know from looking up the most reccomended books for Young Adult it is at the top of the list. I did not like it. The book was too predictable I new what was going to happen from beginning to end. To me some parts just dragged out. Sarah compared it to Ender's Game. It was not nearly as good, for all you readers that like the book I will read her second book and let you know. It will be intresting to hear from Mim and Sarah.
I just completed reading Lighting Thief. I did like this book. It is for a middle school reader. It did keep you guessing what would happen in the end. I would reccomend this book to middle school readers and English teachers alike. I am currently reading the sequel.
I really need to go back to classics though I love the feel of classics and the challenge. I do like to switch to all kinds of reads. Have a good read

Sunday, January 10, 2010

This Week for Me

1. Fallen by Lauren Kate

This is an angel book with a love story twist. It was interesting different from Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. Both of them are equally good, but it's good to see there are so many possible takes on similar elements.

2. Perfect Shot by Debbie Rigaud

This is a Ro-Com book--which means it's totally escapist fluff.

3. How to Run My Boyfriend's Reputation by Simone Elckles

This is the third book in a series of How to Ruin . . . This is a look at a Jewish American girl as she learns more about her Jewish ancestry and Israel. The books have a fun voice. I really liked the Perfect Chemistry book that Simone Elckles wrote last year as well.

I'm off to finish Beautiful Creatures, and East, but I picked up Jean and Johnny by Beverly Cleary for old times sake. I flipped through it, but the story is awfully old fashioned and lots of adverbs.

Happy Reading!

Monday, January 4, 2010

100 books and counting

My daughters and I made a New Years Challenge. We are all going to read 100 books in a year or less. This started with my oldest daughter Mim who had set this goal for her a year ago, which isn't hard for her since she has been a big time reader since she was 7 years old. In fact I had to ground her from reading the summer after she finished second grade because she would just sit around the house reading while her friends would all come over and sit and patiently waiting for her to finished reading so they could all play (talk about devoted friends). Mim accomplished her goal last year. I decided to take her up on the challenge and invited her sister Sarah to do it also. We may include others in the family but we have to ask them first.

The rules are to read 100 books in a year. They have to be novel length but do not have to be novels. They can come from any genre or age group. The book has to be one you haven't read before and you can't repeat a book.

A little introduction of each of us.

I am Julie Lambert I am 53 years old a mother of 6 grown children. 4 daughters and 2 sons and 4 grandchildren. I have my bachelor degree in Nursing and work in Salt Lake City Utah Shriners' Hospital for Children. I learned to read at age 4 years. When I would have night mares even at the age of 18 my Dad would "What Book are you reading?" Of course I would never tell him but some were horror and I would realize this and stop reading the book. My favorite books are Classics and Historical novels. My favorite book of all time is Le Mes.

Mim (Miriam is her proper name).She is my oldest daughter. She has been reading since she was 5 years old and has never stopped. She graduated from BYU in English Education. She currently works as a freelance writer and an is writing a novel of her own. Her favorite genre is Young Adult. She is married, lives in North Carolina and has 3 adorable children. She is a busy wife, mother, writer and reader

Sarah is my 3rd oldest daughter. She found her love for reading from reading a Wrinkle In Time in middle school. She has her Associates degree. She lives in Ohio. Her husband is attending medical school at Ohio State University. She has one handsome little boy. Her favorite genre is young adult fantasy ans Si Fi. Her favorite Books to date are Ender's Game and most recently The Hunger Games.

This blog sit is open to all. We want to encourage you to read and will also tell you about books we are currently reading or have read.

Our first discussion will be Hunger Games since it is the first book I have read for the year and Mim and Sarah have already read it. But this is the start of the blog so we will save that for next time.