Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
what are you guys reading??
merry christmas girls!!
be safe and have fun!
Friday, December 5, 2008
Well, I must say that I have gotten 2 people in my office to start reading twilight and they LOVE IT. One girl told me she is addicted and is already on New Moon and can't wait to read the next ones! So THANK YOU to my wonderfully cool friends who peer pressured me into reading Twilight..... now look at me.... I LOVE IT! :)
Once I get done reading the series I am going to start reading "Marley and Me". Have any of you read it? I've heard GREAT reviews about it. I actually bought the book to make myself read it after Twilight and the others. Brandon's mom has read it and loved it. OH OH! Speaking of Brandon's mom, I got her to buy Twilight and she is reading it right now. :) Aren't you guys proud of me?
Anyway... go read that book if you haven't!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
So I just finished this book and it was AMAZING!!! Brilliant writing is all I can say. This author, Audrey Niffenegger is so talented. I cried, I laughed, it was so so good. I definitely recommend this book to all of you. It is definitely one of those books we should all read. This book "is a heart-wrenching account of a time traveler named Henry, who spontaneously "travels." He cannot control when the time travel happens and it leads to a very unpredictable life. Henry meets Clare and thus begins a love story of two people who can never be completely together. Oh it is so good girls. I would definitely mail it to one of you but it is a library book that I checked out. It is an older book so you can probably find it at the library too. Let me know what ya'll think about it!!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
please let me know how you guys like it.. if you want something to be changed or added or anything like that.. i haven't been feeling very creative lately so.... this is what you guys get.. JD came up with the layout.. i put it together.. however haphazardly.. :)
i tried to get the book bigger.. but it starts to look wonky.. give me some ideas and i'll try to work it in.. i'm working on saturday so hopefully, if it's gonna change it'll be on sunday..
ok.. peace and love...
you moved the tea!!!!!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
love you guys. o and i lost the pics we had on the site...whoever put them on...please replace them b/c i dont have them all.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
So I just finished this book that I started when we all met in Texas called The Queen's Fool. It took me that long because some parts of the book drag on a bit, however it turned out to be a really good book.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
So I decided to keep with the Emily Giffin theme and got one of her other books Baby Proof. It is a separate story from Something Borrowed and Something Blue.
As all Emily Giffin's novels do, this one is also set in
Now for me.. being one of those girls that wants kids.. desperately.. couldn't really find common ground with Claudia. I couldn't find any part of myself in her which is what makes it easier to read stories. And is probably the reason why it took me a week to read it. The story starts out a little slow at first but about 1/3 of the way into the book it begins to pick up and find its stride in the plot.
It is actually a good book. It was just a little difficult for me to become engaged in the characters. I personally identified more with Claudia's sister Daphne and her best friend Jess.
But, I'm looking forward to getting Something Blue in the mail from JD so I can see Darcy's side of things. I loved Something Borrowed a lot!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
my new fave... ok so it isn't replacing Twilight, but i absolutely adore this book. and each of you should read it. why? well, because the character is us...or at least it's me...and i mean that without the actuality of the story. Rachel, the main character, gets herself into a pickle by sleeping with her best friends fiance the night of her 30th birthday party. (so that part isn't me) but, the way she tells the story, and has hilarious internal monologue that stretches into randoms thoughts that is sooo me...and i know all three of you as well.
another reason to love the book is because we all have a friend like Darcy (the one with the fiance). anyway, Rachel struggles with how to deal with having feelings for Dex and what to do about Darcy in the wedding...i have told you the gist of the book, but i don't want to tell you any more because i don't want to sway any of you on the story line...but know that i LOVED it...and re-read the ending 3 times, because it is so gratifying to hear............well i can't tell you. y'all read it and we will have a discush later :)
Friday, September 12, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
P.S. My book is hardback and has a different cover so don't be alarmed.
Blogged by Danni
Sunday, September 7, 2008
hey guys, so i have been reading this book, the lovely bones on and off for about a month and a half because i kept putting down to feed my Twilight addiction. But i really wanted to finish this book because the story was so good!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Okay ladies so now that we are thinking about reading the classics like Jane Austen, Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre I thought I would recommend one of my favorite classics, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. It's been awhile since I read this book so I don't remember all of the details, but I do remember how much I loved it and how much I couldn't put it down. The characters are like no one you would ever fall in love with, but some how during the book low and behold you do! The story is about an intransigent young architect named Howard, his violent battle against conventional standards and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman name Dominique, who struggles to defeat him. Dominique and Howard start a love affair that is painful for both of them. She wishes to destroy him because he represents her "ideal" and Howard, no matter what she does to him, keeps coming back because he is faithful and in love (like Edward)!!! I'm not really good at summarizing books and making them sound appealing, but this book is really good and if you ever get the chance, definitely read it! I plan on re-reading soon hopefully.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
alright girls...i know we do our email tag just about every day...and the subjects of the emails are always centered around our beloved Stephenie Meyer. i just wanted to know what you think about her semi temper tantrum. and it may not even be that...which she deserves to throw one. anyway, i'm putting my opinion out there...and i want to know your responses. maybe she will stumble upon our blog and find it out of the goodness of her heart to continue this story that we love so dearly.
k. so i absolutely have no idea what she can be feeling right now, because it seems that things just keep hitting her from every angle. first with the release of breaking dawn...and then she received all of the undeserved backlash from the book (which again i think is perfect in its entirety) and then this happens. Midnight Sun, or most of it is leaked to the world...and anyone who has been anticipating it from the released first chapter on her site had to have been dying to read it when they heard the news. i would have to say it was the closest i can get to understanding her world of vegetarian vampires...because if this manuscript were a human...and i were a newborn...i definitely failed the task of resisting what means so much to us.
i just about sprinted to my computer...knocked pictures off the wall and broke my toe running into the bed to get these chapters downloaded on my computer...why? is it wrong? i'm sure on some level...but for me, and i'm sure MILLIONS like me wanted more of the world Stephenie created...and is that wrong? to me, noPe (with a popping noise on the P). i know i don't control Meyer's feelings, but she should see that the sole person who may have ruined the surprise for her readers was the one who ruined this for her. i know she may want to primp up the story in its entirety for her fans...but putting it on hold indefinitely hurts me as a huge fan...i literally felt my heart break. i WANT this book...and i'm not the only one i'm sure...but her being so angry at one person, causes her to quit writing a story that is already written doesn't make sense. it makes me feel punished for loving her story. Stephenie, i apologize for not staying away...but i can't hold out indefinitely for this book...i need it like Renesmee needs steel nipples (on her bottle...i hope y'all got that).
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I recently read this book called A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb and let my say, it is VERY interesting. It is the story of a ghost named Helen (ghosts are called “Light” in the book) who attaches herself to certain humans to haunt (not in a scary way though). No one can see her not even the person she attaches herself too. Helen cannot see other “Lights” either. Until one day someone sees her. She finds out he is also a “Light” who has taken over a human body that lost its “spirit” – but the body is still alive. So he can taste and smell and touch, but Helen cannot because she does not have a human body. They are both 20 something people stuck in teenagers body – and they are CRAZY about each other. But they cannot feel each other or kiss or anything. She finds a way to attach herself to him and haunt him and then finds a body to inhabit so she can feel human and most importantly KISS him. Oh my gosh – I am so ready to read at lunch. You girls are really going to like it. Let me warn you - the end is kind of weird - and there was some unanswered questions for me. (Good 'ol Stephenie Meyer is definitely the best author EVER) Anyway - go buy it. I know JD aleady has. I just started on the classic novel Jane Eyre. I usually have a hard time with classics but I will let you know how it goes!!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
i hate fighting with internet layouts and whatnot so i gave up on trying to get good pictures of the books on my post. so anyway...just enjoy!
Gregory Maguire has created this fantastic world of just...i dunno...craziness to the fairytells that we were raised on. i started with Wicked (partial cover to the left) and i believe that is the first book of the non-series. i started these books in the middle of my true series mania (harry and twiligh) and i really couldn't move away from those books (still having issues) so i haven't finished this series yet.
and it's really no series because the books are hardly related...well except two. anyway...what you need to know to get your appetite wet is that Wicked is about the wicked witch of the west...and her back story as to why she has become the "wicked" witch...and in light of her eyes...she totally doesn't deserve the title...why? well read the book and you will understand...sometimes when you read it you may think...seriously did that just happen? and it did...it's a little grown up...definitely more than twilight. anyway there is love, violence, rape, and all sorts of a crazy mess that i like to call greatness.
other books in the quazi series...Son of a Witch...(which is somewhat part 2 to Wicked)....Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (which i will start once i finish Son of a Witch...which i will finish when i can put Breaking Dawn down)...Mirror Mirror...and Lost. I don't have those yet...but I'm sure they are must buys!
Peace out and I love you girls!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
OK girls, here is most first addition to our much talked about "book club blog" and let me just say how friggin' excited I am.
I love the whole Twilight series from start to finish, with Breaking Dawn definitely being my favorite. Gosh what an incredible writer that Stephenie Meyer is. So now we must wait another year for Midnight Sun to come out, and let me tell you, I am already counting the days. (Is there a release date ladies?)
I have recommended these books to Val and JD, but Kristin I don't know if I told you yet. Janet Evanovich is the name of the author and Stephanie Plum is the main character. If you like a mix between Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts, then these books are for you. Short synopsis: Stephanie loses her job as a lingerie buyer, and with nowhere else to turn, takes a job as a Bounty Hunter at her Uncle's bond company. She is so so funny and so so Italian. Her love interest jumps from man to man, but her main squeeze is Joe Morelli who she has known since childhood. I am only on book two (Two For The Dough) and there are fourteen of 'em. The first one in the series is called "One For The Money" by the way.
I am also in the middle of a Nicholas Sparks kick and recently finished a book called True Believer. Good love story if you are interested.
I MISS EVERY SINGLE ONE ON YOU GIRLS! I cannot wait to see you JD and Val. Only like 4 1/2 more weeks!!! And Kristin - you need to make a trip to Texas and I need to make a trip to California (Arnold Schwarzeneggar voice). I love ya'll!
Friday, August 8, 2008
okbye! (JD posted this btw)...and can i also note how funny it is that in the 2 pics that we are all next to each other, i had to crop people out...just cuz they aren't in our little club. how cool that 4 years ago we basically knew just where to stand.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Might I suggest for my first book recommendation, even if i've
mentioned it before...
The House of Night series by PC and Kristen Cast
It's a really good series about vamps in a completely different world
from the one that Stephenie Meyer had brought us into.... They are
very easy to read... I know because it made a whole week pass by like
nothing while I was waiting impatiently for Breaking Dawn.
The protagonist is a sixteen year old girl named Zoey. She's got a
great sense of humor and for the most part is just like every other
girl in high school until she gets Marked by a vampyre tracker. Yes,
that's how they spell vampyre. And then her life changes, in a way she
wasn't sure of, but came to realize it might have been what she was
looking for all along.
So there are three books out right now, the fourth book comes out at
the end of September and I really think you guys might enjoy it.
Especially if you like vampires as much as I do. Plus it's fun to
picture who you would want to play the characters in a movie or TV
show, should they make it into one.
Book 1 - Marked
Book 2 - Betrayed
Book 3 - Chosen
Book 4 - Untamed (release: September 23, 2008)
Whoo hoo!! My first recommendation!
You guys don't have to read it. Just thought I'd share it. Since this
is what the blog is for.
I wanna hear some book recommendations from you guys!! Start posting!