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Quick Quote- Nov 28

Quote from Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase- Page 60

Publilius Syrus. “‘Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.’”

Do you have a favourite quote this week?

 

 
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Posted by on November 28, 2012 in book quote, quick quote

 

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recent books

I have been reading.  I just haven’t been reviewing my books.  I have just been taking my time and enjoying them.  I guess that is kind of my philosophy of late.  I have been using my spare time to enjoy what I am doing, in the moment, and then moving on.  Sometimes I record (write about/ photograph) my activities (reading, baking, art, doodles, ect.) and sometimes I don’t.  I may regret it in the future, but right now, it’s working for me. So, to fill in the gaps of my records, here is a list of what I have read lately:

Feb. 11/12-  Body Double by Tess Gerritsen– 3.5 out of 5

Feb. 24/12- Abandon by Meg Cabot– 2 out of 5

March 6/12- Love in a Nutshell by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly- 4 out of 5

I am hoping to finish Don’t Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon tonight.  I am loving this book.  It is can’t put down!

What has your attention these days?

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2012 in books, reading

 

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Book Excitment

I am SO EXCITED!  Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins is finally coming out this month! This is one I have been waiting for (for a while).

Is there a book right now you are excited to read?

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2012 in books, reading

 

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? (feb. 13)

It’s Monday, what are you reading? is hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey.

I have been in a bit of a reading slump. I have been spending a lot of my reading time on video games, movies and drawing. With that said, I did finish a book this weekend. I had started it late last year, and then for some reason or another, I had put it aside. It was Body Double by Tess Gerritsen. I am glad I got back to it, because the ending really floored me. Great ending to a great book.

This week I am trying to work on two books, Don’t Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon (as my kindle book), and Abandon by Meg Cabot. Abandon was a Christmas gift from my hubby, and I am enjoying the concept of a modernized Persephone.

What are you excited to spend your reading time with this week?

If you want to play too, go to Sheila’s page and leave your link there, but also please let me know so I can come visit. Thx =D

 

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2012 in what are you reading?

 

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Quick Quote- Feb. 8

This is the longest part of the day- when it’s too dark to read.  When I read… I forget. That’s how it works.  Words by Ginny L. Yttrup. pg. 7

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2012 in quick quote

 

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Bet Me

Title: Bet Me 

Author: Jennifer Crusie

Date Finished: January 27, 2012

Personal Book Count: 4 out of 50

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Genre/ Subject: romance

First Line: Once upon a time, Minerva Dobbs thought as she stood in the middle of a loud yuppie bar, the world was full of good men.

Why did I pick this book?: It was widely recommended to me, then I found it it was on my Top 100 Romance List. 

Summary and Review: taken from the author’s website

Min Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairy tale, especially with a man like Cal Morrisey, who asked her to dinner to win a bet. Cal Morrisey knows commitment is impossible, especially with a woman as cranky as Min Dobbs. When they say good-bye at the end of their evening, they cut their losses and agree never to see each other again.

But Fate has other plans, and it’s not long before Min and Cal are dealing with meddling friends, wedding cake, a jealous ex-boyfriend, Krispy Kremes, a determined psychologist, chaos theory, a frantic bride, Chicken Marsala, a mutant cat, snow globes, two Mothers-from-Hell, great shoes, and more risky propositions than either of them ever dreamed of including the biggest gamble of all–unconditional love.”

OK. I had a love/hate relationship with this book (or it started with hate, and moved toward love…). Mostly it bugged. Yes, the female main character is fat. We get it. Yes, the male main character is a good looking beast we get it. Every time they met, there was food, and he would literally shove it in her face. (not cool.) And not in a romantic way, in a forceful way. But. I kept putting it down, and reading something else, but I always came back. It has a quality that wanted to keep me reading. And you know what? Once I got into it, it was pretty good. Enjoyable even. Something about Min’s life, and the way she looked at things, was amusing and relatable. I love the scene when she is doodling on a folder while talking on the phone, and in the end realizes she has stabbed it to death. When Cal started to become a character, rather then a stereotype, you couldn’t help liking him either, and cheering for the two of them to get together, fate or no fate. And I have to say, some of the coincidences were hilarious! Like the movie theater? Heh. Liza made me laugh out loud more then once, when she would show up out of nowhere and whack Cal in the back of the head with her purse when he and Min were kissing. And I like that it was a romance that talked about it being ok, not to want kids. It was refreshing. There was no ‘we will get married and live happily-ever-after and have a million kids and a perfect life’. Sometimes romances can be overly ‘sweet’. I am all for the happy ending, but happy doesn’t have to equal perfect in another stereotyped way. And last but not least, I am going to end this review on a pet peeve. A HOT DOG IS NOT A SANDWICH! No matter how many times you say it. Amen?!

Overall, it’s romantic, funny, and I think a wide variety of people (probably women more-so) will enjoy this one. =D

Agree? Disagree? Recommendations? Any insights, suggestions, or comments on the book or format, or blog at all are most welcome. If you have read this and/ or review it yourself, please let me know. Can you think of any books like this? Give me a recommendation! =D

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2012 in book review, Uncategorized

 

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Cool Book Moment

 

You know when you finish a book, and need to read the sequel NOW? I looked on my kindle, and at Chapters, and it was actually $2 cheaper at Chapters. So I was ready to leave the house, and pick it up. And then had an epiphany, and made a phone call. My local used book store had a copy, and it was almost half the price for an almost new condition of the same book. And Chapters is 3 blocks away, when the used book store is only 2 blocks away. (I live in a great neighborhood!). I would call that a Win. Makes for a very happy girl. =D

Do you have a great cool book moment?

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2012 in books, reading

 

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