Sunday, December 28, 2008

Book Review-THE HOST by Stephanie Meyers

I read this book for my genre challenge and for my winter challenge. I really enjoyed this book. I read her Twilight Series and loved it. It kept my attention and could not put it down. I enjoy her style of writing, it is very clean but so very intriguing..Trying not to spoil anything it is about species of souls that try to take over the world by inserting themselve into humans and taking over their minds and bodies..There is one particular human whose body is taken over by a soul is still very much alive inside her head. They become one in many ways in their journey to find their family..

Saturday, December 27, 2008


I finished this book for my Winter challenge. I don't think it can be used for any other challenge. It was a good book. It is a young-teen fiction book. This is a decent book about a fictional community where the government controls everything. The people are only allowed to have 2 children so anything after 2 they hide them. This is a story about a boy that has been hidden his entire life and find out that there are other hidden children out there as well. He meets a girl and they become friends.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Winter Challenge

I have a few books that I am going to try to read this winter. Curl up by the fire and read, read read. I wish it were that simple..
Anyways I am going to read some books that are younger teen books, since I have kids growing up that will be reading them soon, I would like to know what they are reading..
My first book is going to be Among the Hidden-if I like it I might read the whole series..
The Host is my second book..
Third book is a JA Jance book that my neighbor let me borrow.
Fourth is a book I just got from the libray, it is a new release and I cannot remember the name of it..
We will see how far that gets me..

Monday, December 22, 2008

Childhood Favourites Reading Challenge

I am joining a childhood challenge, you reread books that you read when you were a child..This should be fun and easy.. I have a 9 year old daughter and so it will be good for her too, maybe she can read them with me...
Some of my favorites when I was young were:
Indian in the Cupboard
Island of the blue dolphins
Some Sweet Valley Twins

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Book Review-KITE RUNNER by Khaled Hosseini

This book is for my Lit Flicks challenge and for my Whitcoulls challenge.. I read this book and watched the movie. It was a very good, sad, emotional book for me. I really enjoy the way this author makes it easy to understand the ways of the Afghanistan people. Sometime books like this are hard to read if you don't understand the culture or the language. He really did a great job at writing this book. He also did an excellent job at A thousand Splendid Suns.

Amir is a good example of how we make mistakes in our lives, and we always wonder how things would be different it we would have chosen differently. He really struggles with himself inside about the decisions that he made as a young boy. In the end he makes it right and I really appreciate that about the book.

I really enjoyed the movie as well. It pretty much followed the book I thought. Its good to see the movie because it gave me a better idea of the city and how things were there..

Friday, November 21, 2008

Book Review-WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Bronte

This book is for my Genre challenge for Romantic fiction and also for the Whitcoulls Challenge. This was such a strange book. I enjoyed parts of the book and not so much other parts. It is such a sad, and in a strange way sort of funny love story. It is the story of a vicious man's who starts out as a sweet orphan boy and is treated cruelly, falls in love and gets his heart broken and turns into a horrible character. I really had a sad heart for Heathcliff, he was such a terrible man but I can't help but fell so sorry for him and the turmoil that he went through that brought him to be such a terrible man. Another reader said "While reading this I felt I was in the grip of a nightmare". I think that is a perfect statement..
I've always wondered about this book and now I have read it, I'm proud of myself for reading it.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Support your Library Challenge 2009

I am doing another challenge. This will be easy since most of the books I read are from my local library anyway..
I am choosing to read 25 books from the Library in 2009.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Book review SECRET LIFE OF BEES by Sue Monk Kidd

For my Realistic Fiction book I read "The Secret Life of Bees" I consider this realistic Fiction since it really could have happened. There is nothing in this book that is extraterrestrial or totally off the wall. I enjoyed the book..It was about a young girl who was in search of motherly love..Her mother died as a young girl and she longs for love desperately. Her and her negro housekeeper run away and find a family of sisters that take them in. She grows and learns a lot from them. She eventually finds the love that she has been looking for.
I am also counting this book for my LIT FLICKs challenge. The movie should be out soon..

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Whats in a name challenge

I am adding another challenge. This one doesn't start until January so I have some time to get creative. It sounds really fun. I can't wait to start. Click on the link to the side of the blog to find out more about this challenge.
I will get my list ready closer to January.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Review of historical fiction book: SARAH by ORSON SCOTT CARD

I read Sarah by Orson Scott Card. I am counting this as historical fiction genre since it has historical facts but also has some fiction..
This was about Sarah of Genesis and Abram. It started with Sarai as a young girl in her father's house and her first encounter with Abram when he came from the desert to their home after Sarai sister Quira. His brother Lot was going to marry Quira.
Abram comes back 9 years later to marry Sarai and they begin their journey. It tells of their life and their journeys together and her struggle with being baron. It was such a good book, uplifting and interesting. Orson Scott Card wrote this book very well, it captures the attention and is very easy to read.. I would recommend this book to all..

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Genre Challenge

I am choosing option A: Read 10 books, drop the genre you read the most and one of your own choosing.
I am dropping Fantasy as that is the genre I read the most of, and for my choice I am dropping horror.

Reading My Way Through Life: The Whitcoulls Challenge - Take 2!

Reading My Way Through Life: The Whitcoulls Challenge - Take 2!

My list so far is this I will narrow it down to 4..
Kite Runner
Nothing to Lose
Angelas Ashes
Mister Pip
World without End

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Lit flicks

This challenge is to read 5 books that were eventually made into movies.
I picked a few books off a list that I would probably not normally read. I guess that is why a Challenge is a good thing, it gets you out of your normal reading zone..
These are some of the ones that I am thinking about reading, I'm not sure yet.
Oliver Twist
Railway Children
English Patient
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Kite Runner
Princess Bride
Man in Iron Mask