Just finished listening to Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner, and I really enjoyed it. The end had a few twists that I never saw coming which made me enjoy it even more. I loved the sarcasm of the main character and will be headed to the library to see if there are others by this author on audio.
I feel like my February reading came to a screaching halt! I listened to The Other Boleyn Girl and I just finished The Sixth Wife by Susannah Dunn. The Sixth Wife was about Kathrine Parr and her life after King Henry VIII died. The subject matter is incredibly interesting to me however I just couldn't get in to the book. I really think the gray Michigan weather has taken its toll and all I want to do is sleep once I get home from work. Hopefully March will pick up as I am in the middle of Jodi Picoult's new book and completely loving it. I am also listening to Good in Bed which is proving to be great fun. It is funny to me that I really don't like reading "chick lit" however they are the perfect audiobooks for my car. I can half listen to them and pick right up when I get in and out of the car...plus they usually have me laughing!
My Enemy's Cradle by Sara Young is a wonderful book with unpredictable twists. The story is set in Holland during the Holocaust and focuses on mothers and their children. I enjoyed this book because while the reader is aware of the atrocities that were happening, they don't take over the story of a young mother.
The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber was a very "feel-good" read. It took me awhile to get in to it, but the last 1/3 of the book became very enjoyable.
Still Alice by Lisa Genova...a must read!! I'm so happy to have come across this one, it is the best I've read this year. The characters stay with you, the story sweeps you away and it made me so grateful!
Momzillas by Jill Kargman...a great fast read. Actually, I listened to it and it was perfect for the car. I caught myself laughing out loud at some of the references to the main character's mother-in-law. A great message delivered lightly and humorously!
Just finished Night by Elie Wiesel. I've been to the Holocaust museum and have met a woman from Poland that lived through it all. I find it incredible that all of this could actually have happened...let alone in the 20th century! Wiesel's writing is beautiful, even though the subject matter is completely brutal.
I have finished Twilight and enjoyed it for the most part. As I'm not a fan of vampires I don't plan on reading the other 3 novels in the series. It was nice to see what all of my students have been raving about...and it was even nicer that it was clean!
I am thirty eight and the mother of a 14 year old son and a 9 year old daughter. Both of my children play travel soccer, and this takes up a lot of my time. I love watching them play and it is a big part of our family.
I just completed my Master's degree in education. I'm excited to be able to read for pleasure now rather than all of the research that consumed my time in 2008!
I am currently working as a substitute teacher, as I live in Michigan and there are no jobs to be had...in or out of education for that matter!