Sunday, March 15, 2009

Good in Bed

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.

Monday, March 9, 2009


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 they usually have me laughing!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My Enemy's Cradle and The Shop on Blossom Street

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.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Still Alice

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!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


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!

Monday, January 19, 2009


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.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


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!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Other Queen

Well, I've finally finished The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory. In my opinion it was one of my least favorite books by her. I found the book to be very redundant. The book is narrated by three main characters; Lord Shewsbery, Bess Shewsbery, and Mary Queen of Scots. Gregory neglects to go in to depth about these characters and instead it was 400+ pages of the same descriptions...Lord Shewsbery is a fool, Bess is only concerned with acquiring more land, and Queen Mary is very beautiful and desperate to return to Scotland.

Usually after a Philippa Gregory book, I find that I am compelled to research the historical figures and learn as much as possible about them....not the case with The Other Queen.

I have borrowed Twilight from some friends, and began that this morning. I have also been listening to Momzillas on cd. All so very different from one another!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Friday, January 2, 2009

January Reading

It has been great to have time to just sit and read. I have started the year with
The Other Queen by Phillipa Gregory. So far I'm not enjoying it as much as her others, but it's not bad.

I received a book order today...The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
Just Breathe by Susan Wiggs
A Single Thread by Marie Bostwick
When the Morning Comes by Cindy Woodsmall
When the Soul Mends by Cindy Woodsmall

Hopefully there will be something great in this pile. I love to get a book that absolutely "grabs me", however it is often difficult to find something to follow it up with.
Some of my all time favorites are The Red Tent by Anita Diamant, The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and A Thousand Splendid Suns also by Hosseini.