Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Prayer for Owen Meany was a really good book and I would recommend it to others. Just beware that it is not an easy, quick one. It can almost be plodding, but you'll be very glad you did.

Friday, November 28, 2008

I just read a great book called The Bean Trees. I loved the main character- she is so mouthy!
Next I'm on to read A Prayer for Owen Meany- recommended by a very good friend of mine. I'm in the first 10 pages or so and so far so good.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Outlander, a must read

This book will not necessarily improve your life, but it is a fabulous read and comes with an entire series! Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is amazing. You will so love Jaime and Claire! Diana Gabaldon writes this story like she was there, it's a gripping story, with a wealth of facts mixed with a beautiful story.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Read This!

I'm reading You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay. This book is amazing! I really feel my life changing. I highly recommend this. Her ideas about positive thinking and self-talk are absolutely wonderful. I can't tell you how much I have been inspired by this book. A "must-read"!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Okay, I admit I haven't started reading for The Big Read yet. I heard rumors that the book is hard to get into and a pretty hard read. So I have been putting it off and reading the random things the Professor brings home from the library. Right now he's really into "noir"- you know the style where there's a private investigator sitting in his office and the swanky lady with a long cigarette comes in. I think they also call it "hardboiled" detective fiction.
Yeah, anyway, so I'm reading books with titles like "Say it With Bullets." Candy for the brain.

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Big Read

Hey, any of you ever heard of The Big Read? It is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts. It's supposed to encourage literacy and generally make everyone excited about reading. Anyway, in my area, we're reading a book called "Housekeeping" by Marilynne Robinson. I'm going to be reading it in the next month, so anyone who wants to, get a copy and feel free to read along with me. :)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Finished a book

My hub and I finished reading The Gold Coast, by Nelson DeMille. Hmmm. I didn't like the way it ended. Although, I'll admit, it was a huge surprise. Now we want to read The Great Gatsby again, because he referenced it so much in this book. I'll let you know. If you've read either one, I'd appreciate comments!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Our new site

We really wanted a separate site to share books we are reading! We'd love to start a bookclub, too! So you can share your faves and review books, and read some of our favorites, too. My bookclub in the neighborhood just read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. What a wonderful story! I first read it when I was 9 years old and my mom gave me my own book when I was 11. I still have the book and my girls have all read it and just about loved the cover off of it. Definately worth your time to either read it for the first time or reread and love it all over again.