Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My Book Boyfriend (14)

Where every Wednesday we have a new man to lust and swoon over...

My book Boyfriend this week is the love Griffin King from The Girl In The Steel Corset ...

Why I am in love with him...
  • He is a Duke
  • His is British
  • He Has Longish Reddish, Golden, Brown Hair
  • His Eyes are a Stormy Color
  • He knows Jijitsu
  • Has special powers, such as talking to the dead, controlling emotions and seeing people's auras
  • He is Charming and Polite


Actor Matt Bomer

Sunday, February 26, 2012

In My Mailbox (29)



Bought
Lunch in Paris By Elizabeth Bard
Committed By Elizabeth Gilbert
Audrey By Alexander Walker
The Da Vinci Code By Dan Brown

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Unforsaken

Summary:
"Hailey Tarbell is no typical girl. As one of the Banished who arrived from Ireland generations ago, Hailey has the power to heal—and, as she recently learned, to create zombies if she heals someone too late. But now, Hailey is finally getting a chance at a normal life. After realizing the good and bad sides of her power, Hailey has survived the unimaginable to settle with her aunt, Prairie, and her little brother, Chub, in the suburbs of Milwaukee. Finally Hailey has a loving family, nice clothes, and real friends. But her safe little world is blown apart when she tries to contact her secret boyfriend, Kaz—and alerts the incredibly dangerous man who's looking for her to her true whereabouts."
Plot: The story starts off pretty quick and progresses quickly through out from there, personally there wasn't any BIG surprises or climaxes for me.
Characters: I felt no connection to the characters, although I did like them.
Pros: quick paced story, easy read, mildly entertaining.
Cons: slightly predictable, wish the story was expanded upon, felt no connection to the characters.
Final Thoughts:  Overall, the book wasn't bad, it just wasn't my type of book. I read quickly through it, but I almost felt I was reading the same story as the first book... Although, I could be wrong since I did not read the 1st book, just from what is mentioned of the 1st story in this book, it seems the same. I can see wear some people may love this book and there is truly nothing HORRIBLE about it, just was not my cup of tea.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday : Books I'd Save If My Home Was On Fire..

Hosted By The Broke and The Bookish

1.
All 7 Harry Potter Books By JK Rowling 
(Yes It Counts as one)

2.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

3.
The Twilight Series By Stephenie Meyer
(Again Counts as 1)

4.
Rebel Angels By Libba Bray
(It would be the whole series, but the other books are at my Mom's)

5.
Water For Elephants By Sara Gruen

6.
Elixir By Hilary Duff

7.
Madame Tussaud By Michelle Moran

8.
Eat, Pray, Love By Elizabeth Gilbert

9.
Anne of Green Gables By L.M. Montgomery

10.
My Sister's Keeper By Jodi Picoult

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Lucky One

Summary:
"After U.S. Marine Logan Thibault finds a photograph of a smiling young woman buried in the dirt during his tour of duty in Iraq, he experiences a sudden streak of luck -- winning poker games and even surviving deadly combat. Only his best friend, Victor, seems to have an explanation for his good fortune: the photograph -- his lucky charm. 
Back home in Colorado, Thibault can't seem to get the woman in the photograph out of his mind and he sets out on a journey across the country to find her. But Thibault is caught off guard by the strong attraction he feels for the woman he encounters in North Carolina - Elizabeth, a divorced mother -- and he keeps the story of the photo, and his luck, a secret. As he and Elizabeth embark upon a passionate love affair, his secret soon threatens to tear them apart -- destroying not only their love, but also their lives. 
Filled with tender romance and terrific suspense, THE LUCKY ONE is an unforgettable story about the surprising paths our lives often take and the power of fate to guide us to true and everlasting love. "

Plot: The Plot is pretty predictable, especially with how Nicholas Sparks books usually are, yet no matter how many different ways he write the story, it is still beautiful and captivating. The book is a slower paced book, kinda like how a small town would be, and there isn't really insta love it is built up from strangers,to friends, to lovers.
Characters: The story was told from three different peoples thoughts Beth,Clayton and Thibault because that was you got to know each character without having to be over descriptive. However, my favorite to characters were Ben and Nana, who showed a lot of personality.
Pros: It is a romantic love story which you will enjoy, it is slower paced--no insta-love here, typical Nicholas Sparks.
Cons: The end was anti-climatic for me, I didn't like Beth's Anger it was almost immature.
Final Thoughts: I enjoyed the The Lucky One a lot, it was a 4 star read for me and since I finished reading the book on Valentine's Day, it was a perfect Valentine's Day read. I liked how naturally the book flowed, and how it definitely gave me the small town southern feel. Overall, it did what any good love story does, but especially what any good Nicholas Sparks story does, it made me cry when I was said and it made me cry when I was happy. My only complaint is I felt it was missing a little something.. I just don't know what.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My Book Boyfriend (13)

My Book Boyfriend is Hosted every Wednesday by Missie from the Unread Reader, this is where we swoon over of fictional boyfriends and tell you why we like them so much..


After a long drought of no boyfriends, I have findly found the perfect guy... his name is..

Logan Thibault from The Lucky One By Nicholas Sparks

Logan is..


  • 28 Years Old
  • Was a Military Brat, So he traveled a lot as a kid.
  • He attended college in Colorado and majored in Anthropology.. Because the people who majored in it were more interesting.
  • After College he enlisted in the Marines, but he decided to enlist a Grunt, not an Officer.
  • Served 5 years in Iraq
  • Walked across Country From Colorado to North Carolina.
  • Has a German Shepard named Zeus, who he bought as a puppy and trained
  • He likes to keep to himself, and has a very laidback personality.
  • Played Violin and Piano as a kid.
Because, the movie is coming out, I already had someone in mind when I imagined Logan, and that was Zac Efron.




Sunday, February 12, 2012

In My Mailbox (28)

Hosted By The Story Siren



Gift


Killing Lincoln 
By Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
(Thank You To My Grandma)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Someday My Prince Will Come : True Adventures of a Wannabe Princess

Summary:
"Most young girls dream of becoming a princess. But unlike most girls, Jerramy Fine never grew out of it. Strangely drawn to the English royal family since she was a toddler, Jerramy finds Peter Phillips (the Queen’s oldest grandson) in a royal family tree when she is only six years old, and decides immediately that he will be her future husband. But growing up with hippie parents (who gave her a boy’s name!) in the middle of a rodeo-loving farm town makes finding her prince a much bigger challenge than Jerramy ever bargained for. She spends her childhood writing love-letters to Peter c/o Buckingham Palace, and years later, when her sense of destiny finally brings her to London, she must navigate the murky waters of English social circles, English etiquette and English dating. Along the way, she meets Princess Anne (Peter’s mother), befriends Earl Spencer, and parties with the Duchess of York. Yet life is not the Hugh Grant movie she hoped it would be. Her flatmates are lunatics, London is expensive, and English boys can be infuriating"

Plot: When I first read the summary for this book I legitimately thought that Miss Fine was clinically insane. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the story and it reminded a little of Eat Pray Love.. 
Characters: Jerramy is a lot like myself, so I found her to be a very likable person to read about. I also was highly entertained by her parents.
Pros: Entertaining, Wishful, Will Keep You Smiling and Laughing. Very relate-able narrative
Cons: My only gripe with this book would be a completely personal one, and probably the only time I stopped smiling through this book. Was the Republican "bashing" all though very briefly. I am Republican, so I get pretty offended when I get stereotyped. But just in general, I don't like irrelevant (it was completely irrelevant to the moments story line but could have been left out) political bashing on either side in my books and movies, I don't like the idea of ostracizing ones audience. Like I said, it was a personal issue, and basically the only issue I had with this book.
Final Thoughts: Definitely one of my favorite books. I could relate to Jerramy SO SO SO much. I come from a LONG line of Kings,Queens,Lords,Ladies,Knights and so on.. so, being Royal is something I have always hoped for and being a huge lover of history and etiquette. I just totally understood where she was coming from and my favorite part would have to be the idea of a Past Life, which I whole heartily believe in. This book, is definitely good feeling happy inspirational chick lit.