Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dirty Sexy Politics

This is the first time I listened to a book, and not read one. As much as I love to read books and prefer the book over Audiobooks and Kindles. I simply don't have money to always be buying books. So, when My mom got the new Nano and asked me to purchase some books, I took this opportunity to purchase Meghan McCain's Book. I was interested in reading this for several reasons.... one being that I am a moderate republican like, Meghan and the two being I voted for McCain and Palin...

The book, is basically about Meghan's life on her fathers campaign. I'm going to be honest, I expected more from the book. It is nothing too entertaining, except that you get to see what life on a campaign is really like. Although, I was not thrilled by this book.. I did enjoy it and would recommend it to anyone... even if you are not a McCain fan. Personally I really like Meghan, she is honest and is exactly the advocate the Republican party needs. Go pick the book up or download the audiobook...which is narrated by Meghan McCain, who has a great voice to listen to.

Currently Reading: Death of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Lions and Tigers and Elephants?.. OH MY!

There is a reason this book was number one on the New York Times Bestsellers List and has the potential to be an Oscar Nominated movie as well. Water for Elephants is set in the'30's depression America and present day. The main character is Jacob, who is a ninety something year old main living in a home and when the circus comes into town. Jacob reflects on his earlier years as a vet for a circus. He recalls being a virgin, how he wound up with the circus, his first love and a murder. The book smoothly transitions between past and present, in a way that doesn't leave you upset that the main story is being interrupted cause both the past story and present are just as important.

Water for Elephants is a book for everyone, I find it hard to believe someone not enjoying this book. Although sexually explicit at times and there are moments that make you stomach clench. The book is real, it doesn't hold back. It's a book about love, murder, mystery but in a way it's a reminder. A reminder to live our lives to the fullest cause one day those days where you wished life would get a little bit better are going to be the days you wish you could go back too. The book comes full circle with it ending and there is an amazing, twist to the book. One I guarantee you won't see coming. Overall, I loved the book and recommend it to anyone and everyone.

The reason I don't have much to write about this book is because you really can't explain it, you can't explain it too much without giving it's secrets away.

What's Next?

Well, I was going to read Vows, Vendettas and A Little Black Dress next... but the book got severely damaged and I have this weird OCD thing, where I like my books to be in a great condition... So, although I can read the book in the condition it's in, I feel the need to buy a new one, only problem is I am not even sure the book is good enough to buy again. although it has a 4 star average review on Amazon.
So, the book next on my list after Vows, Vendetta and A Little Black Dress is Celebutantes by Amanda Goldberg and Ruthanna Khalighi Hopper. I found this book at a Dollar Tree... So, my expectations aren't high for the book but thanks to good marketing the title and cover of the book intrigued me. Therefore, I am excited to find out what the book is about.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pretty Girls and Deathly Fun Times

Pretty Little Devils is a mix between mean girls and a horror movie. The book is about a girl names Hazel who isn't your typical outcast; she is pretty, she has nice clothes but she isn't in the " in-crowd". Desperately, Hazel wants to be apart of the schools group of "it" girls, known as the The Pretty Little Devils. The one day Hazel is asked to join the group and then the drama begins. The Pretty Little Devils... are just that. They use the houses of their babysitting clients as their homes to throw their famous parties and they are known for hazing. All is fun and games until someone jealousy turns into murder.

The book is a great book, not hard to read and nothing special but definitely intriguing. The ending to the book is definitely surprising and actually I remember when I finished reading, it was hard for me to go to sleep after. If you are middle school, high school age I would recommend the book. Otherwise, you might feel you have wasted your time.

Monday, September 6, 2010

... Apple Sauce

I don't have a long review for this book for two reasons... I read it over a year ago and well, it's not a memorable book. It's cute, it's sweet. It's a coming of age tale and that is all. If you have a child in 4th grade to maybe Senior year in High school, they may enjoy this book, but otherwise it is nothing to rave about.

Currently Reading: Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen

Friday, September 3, 2010

Got A Secret... Can You Keep It?

Pretty Little Liars is a series I began reading before it was a TV series and also when it was still in the progress of being a series. So I have only read the 1st 4 books given that by the time the other 3 books were read I had already lost interest... but with the TV show now going on maybe I'll read those other 3 books...

What I liked about the PLL series was it's originality. The series is about these 5 girls Ali, Spencer, Hannah, Emily and Aria. Who are best friends and Queen Bee's. Then one fateful summer night Ali goes missing. So, fast forward a year and the four girls who no longer have there leader Ali, have gone there separate ways.

The Book is told in chapters each separated by the girls separate lives.. So one Chapter is told through Spencer's eyes, the next Aria's, Etc. The Plot really begins when Alison's body is found and the girls are all being haunted by this mysterious "A" who knows secrets about their lives that only Ali knew... The book becomes this crazy "who dun it" and you are constantly trying to figure out who this "A" is that knows SO much about the girls and is constantly out to ruin there current lives. The books are full of twists and turns that keep you wanting more.

The series form what I read is great. It's a perfect chick lit mystery book and more geared towards the teens. There is never a boring moment in the series and it keeps you one your toes. So don't be afraid to get into it.

Currently Reading: Sara Gruen