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..