Saturday, October 15, 2011

Making a Change

I've decided that I'm going to stop blogging about my books for awhile. Not because I'm not reading, but because the blogging is starting to be less fun for me than it used to be AND because I have a Goodreads account that keeps up with my reading and I feel like I'm doing it twice.

So, in the effort to work smarter, not harder, I'm going to only post my reviews on Goodreads. These will still be posted to Facebook and Twitter so you can read them, but I'll be using this blog to talk about things besides books. Or maybe books AND other things, since books are kinda my life anyway!

Speaking of books, I was in the Barnes & Noble today with my husband and used the "Read in Store" function on my Nook to read the first few chapters of Lee Child's new book, "The Affair." Now I've got to decide if I want to buy it or fight the library for a copy!

While I'm on the subject of Lee Child....I am NOT happy that they have chosen Tom Cruise to play the part of Reacher in the upcoming movie. Nothing against Tom, but he's NO Reacher!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

# 70 -- Pedro and Me

This book by Judd Winick is one graphic novel everyone should read. I was unaware of the title until it was pointed out to me as a GN that is not shelved in the 745.1 section.

The book is a story of two men from totally different backgrounds, their friendship, and the loss one has to live with when his friend dies. You wouldn't believe the power behind this "comic book" story.

Everyone should read it!

I give it 5 penguins....I'm using my iPad to post this so I will have to go back and create my links and add my penguins!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

# 69 -- Insatiable

OMG! I LOVE MEG CABOT! Okay, so I'm a late bloomer! I didn't read any of the Princess books, I've not read her kid books either because they were getting popular AFTER I left the elementary library, BUT her Adult books are totally addicting to me! I LOVE THEM!

I got this one on loan from our public digital library and could not put it down! I'm dying to read some of her other adult novels, but I just found out that the sequel to this one is out....Overbite! I may have to break my rule of waiting for the book to hit the library and buy it for my Nook!

This is an adult vampire love story and so much fun to read! If you like the vampire genre, but have outgrown the YA novels, pick this one up! You will not be sorry!

# 68 -- The Black Echo

My father and husband read Michael Connelly, and specifically the Harry Bosch stories. I've not read any of them before and truthfully only picked this one up because Audible was running a special on the first in several series. I'd heard about them from the men in my life and thought I would give it a shot.

I really liked it! I'm ready to read more Bosch and see where his life takes him. I'll be setting up a stack to read through soon.

Harry Bosch is such an interesting character and the twists and turns that this story took me on did not prepare me for the ending! If you haven't read Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch, start with this one!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

# 67 -- The Chaos

Rachel Ward is doing an excellent job of writing compelling novels for young adults. When I start one of her books, I can't put it down! It gets in my head and I've just got to finish it. (Click here to read my blog post about Num8ers earlier this year.)

The Chaos is the second in the Num8ers trilogy. The young man in the story, Adam, sees numbers when he looks at people. The numbers are the day the person will die and Adam can even sense how their deaths will come to them. What a burden to carry around with you at the age of 15!

What happens when Adam sees hundreds of people with the same death date? This story will keep you on the edge of your seat to the very last page. I had to tell my husband, "Stop talking to me, I'm almost done!" while getting to the end.

Can't wait to pick up the last in the series, 1nf1n1ty. Thanks to Chicken House for such great publishing!