Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
~My thoughts on this book~
I really wanted to read this book because as my niece and nephews were growing up, we would always end a goodbye with "I love you more..." The title of this book brought that habit back to mind and made me smile.
I plan to share this book with my niece, who is expecting her first child in March of next year, and I hope that she read this book to my great-nephew as he is growing up. The book is the perfect length to keep a childs interest, and the rhyming will make it easy for a child to learn to recite the book by heart along with the CD that is included.
I guess you can tell, I would recommend this book.
~My thoughts on this book~
This is a keeper. To begin with, I wasn't really sure how I would take to the concept of a woman replacing her husband with a mannequin. But, then, as she tells him herself in the book, the mannequin isn't a replacement. "You're not being replaced, " I told him. "You're being celebrated."
The ending was a surprise, something I hadn't thought of as I read through the book. Other scenarios went back and forth, but nothing close to the actual conclusion of the book. I would highly recommend this book.
Thursday, December 08, 2011
A book with a number in the title:
One Foot In The Grave by Jeaniene Frost
A book with jewelry or a gem in the title:
With This Ring by Amanda Quick
A book with a size in the title:
Dream A Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
A book with travel or movement:
Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
A book with evil in the title:
Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
A book with a life stage in the title:
The Iron Daughter by Julite Kagawa
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Okay, so I've read Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich~
It's about the same as all the others. It's the same thing over and over. I'm still reading because I keep hoping that Stephanie will just put her big girl panties on and pick which guy she's going to be with. And I'm really excited that One For The Money comes out in January!
Well, that's it for now. I will post when I can! Have a safe & joyous Christmas!
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
my thoughts~ I'm just going to start out with what I didn't like about this book. There's only one. I wish that the big 'secret' that is holding Logan & Gwen apart would come out already! I want to see them work past it and become what I think they are supposed to become! LOL! Other than that I loved Kiss of Frost! There's some pretty intense moments in this book, and there was one in particular that brought tears to my eyes. I'm glad that Gwen is now making friends at Mythos, and really, I think making one or two at a time is better than the hero/heroine walk into an unknown and BOOM! they are the most popular kid in school (or close to it!). I'm not going to put any spoilers here, if you want to know what happens, you will just have to read the book! You won't be disappointed!
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Monday, November 07, 2011
I had a difficult time keeping up with everything that was going on in this book. The five main characters are friends that spend alot of time together. When one of the girls faces a crisis, they all come together to help her out. While doing so, they all face a bigger crisis that leads the reader to find that some of the characters have a history that no one is aware of.
Soon to be a major motion picture The Parrot's Perch scores high as it weaves together a chilling tale based on actual events in a triple play of greed, deception and betrayal conjuring up images of unsurpassed beauty and unimaginable horror.
Bright iridescent feathers, resplendent tropical hues, fast cars, and the ultra privileged life in the equestrian circuit are the lives of Catlin Lauria and her big brother, Freddy. But evil has found them, and it won't back off until someone makes a final pay-off.
A sexy-successful-girl-next-door, an uber-cute-party-boy, drugs, Carnival and the good life; dirty cops, corruption and torture, this story has it all, and you won't be able to put it down for a second, wondering "Can this world be real?" It is. Fasten your seat belts as you take this journey of revenge, retaliation, and redemption; it's gonna change your life.
~My thoughts on this book~
Wow!!!!!! I was intrigued at the title of this book, and once I got to the part of the book that tells what the Parrot's Perch actually is, I was shocked. I'm not going to give it away, you'll have to read the book to find out, but you will probably be like me and have a hard time putting this book down until you have finished reading it. The author actually signed my copy, and I plan on keeping it in my personal library. There were a few errors in spelling, but not enough to take away from the story. It is terrible to know that people are actually treated like this in foreign countries; and the people don't have to be foreigners, these people were citizens!!! This book makes me feel even more blessed to live in America.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Comprised of elite intelligence, defense, and technology experts, the Technology Applications Group -- known as TAG to its government handlers -- creates and deploys tomorrow's solutions to today's problems.
Through the eyes of its head of operations, Charles Rayson, TAG races from Europe to the Middle East to thwart an attack that could kill thousands and destroy the government of a fragile but critical ally while overcoming treachery from within their ranks, investigation by self-interested politicians, and bureaucratic back stabbing.
~My thoughts on this book~
It was a little slow in places, but kept me interested enough to finish it. I find myself interested in our military heroes such as the Rangers, SEALS, etc. Even though this book wasn't about them, some of the action made me think of things they might do for our country.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The new Maggy Thorsen coffeehouse mystery -- There's a chill in the Wisconsin air, and it's a shot in the arm - a triple espresso shot- to Uncommon Grounds, the Brookhills coffeehouse owned by Maggy Thorsen and real estate maven Sarah Kingston. Their new autumn drink is a huge success. But two brokers have died lately, and Sarah herself is under investigation for irregularities at her job. Then a stench begins to percolate through the coffeehouse, and soon it's clear that corpses - like other bad things - do indeed come in threes.....
I was not aware that this was one in a series of books written by the author, but I will be loooking to find the books in this series that came before this one because I really liked it. The book does stand alone well, but I want to find out how some of the main characters came to know each other. I love a good murder mystery, especially when it keeps me guessing, and this one surprised me at the end which was great.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Triple Shot by Sandra Balzo
The Parrot's Perch by Karen Keilt
The Breath of Allah by Steven W. Ritcheson
~From the Bookstore, Just for Me~
New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb
An Eye For An Eye by Irene Hannon
Let The Dead Lie by Malla Nunn
A Happy Marriage by Rafael Yglesias
~For My Kindle (Still working on the freebies!!!)~
Baby, I'm Yours (Southern Roads) by Stephanie Bond
Dating a Cougar (Never Too Late Series) by Donna McDonald
One Final Night by Wendy L. Young
Death Wishing by Laura Ellen Scott
Terror by Night by Terry Caffey, James H. Ponce
Enemies and Playmates by Darcie Helle
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
It had been awhile since I had read a chiller, but when I was asked to read Ghost Trackers written by Jason Hawes & Grant Wilson, you know the guys from Ghost Hunters on Syfy, I couldn't say no! And I am really, really glad I didn't! I started reading Ghost Trackers mid afternoon and was reading until early in the morning! I couldn't stop, and I had to have ALL the lights on! I LOVED IT!! It scared the heebies out of my jeebies! If your in the mood for a good scare, pick up/order this book!!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
- Pub. Date: November 2011
- Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
- Format: Paperback , 352pp
- Sales Rank: 37,566
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Thursday, October 06, 2011
By 1956 Violeta Barrett had been working for a Wall Street investment firm more than a decade. Recently separated from her husband and feeling overworked, Violeta decided to vacation in Mexico. After her plane landed in Mexico City, a stranger with a deep, accented voice introduced himself as her tour guide. Violeta and Jorge had no idea they were about to begin a four-year romance that would endure the test of time and distance.
Yes, I started and finished this book in one sitting!!! I'm a sucker for a good love story. This one tugged at my heartstrings.
The above statements pretty much express everything I have to say. I was moved to tears at times, and strongly admire the author and her family for never giving up when faced with very difficult circumstances.
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
- Pub. Date: October 2011
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press
- Format: Hardcover , 336pg
- Sales Rank: 25