Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Book Review-The Book Thief

Good book.. I liked how death was the narrator, made it different. I like to read stories in this Era, however, it is such a sad time to me for the Jews and also those who helped the Jews..
I didn't feel the really depressing sadness with this book that I usually feel when reading about the Holocaust. I didn't give it 5 stars because although it was a great book, it wasn't one of my absolute favorites.. I still would recommend it to all..
For challenges libray challenge, Whitcoulls and Whats in a name..

Thursday, February 26, 2009


I finished my first challenge and only with 2 days to spare..
My 5 books were
Secret life of Bees
Kite Runner
Indian in the cupboard
Time Travelers Wife
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Kite Runner

Book Review and Movie Review-Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

This is my second time reading this book I hope it still counts..I LOVE HARRY POTTER. They have been such and excellent series..I wish I were reading them for the first time again.. This is one of my favorite books out of the series, it is a long one but it has so many different things going on at once and I found that thrilling..The characters have also grown up a little bit and they don't seem to be so young and naive. The relationship between Harry Ron and Hermoine has really strengthened by this book.. Wow, what an amazing author JK is!!!

The movie::The movie was great but as usual with movies it was only portions of the book. They really left out quite a bit from the book but since it was so detailed and long I guess that is to be expected..I think they did a fine job portraying the movie as best they could, it was as I pictured it when I read the book..
I can't wait for the next movie. I wish there was another book to look forward to..

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Book Review-Knights Treasure by Amanda Scott

This was not my favorite book, mostly because it just was a little sappy for my liking. The book takes place in Scotland in 1830 and is about a young lady who is married off to an older man and her husband dies the night of their wedding. She then meets a youg handsome knight who has been hiding as a servant for years. There is search for a treasure from the Knights Templar and a plot to capture and kill the young girl and find the treasure from the Knight. Of course there is a love affair and the Knight and the girl end up together and all is well..

Winter challenge, Library challenge

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Book Review-The Indian in the Cupboard

I read this book as a kid and thought it would be fun to read again. I always thought it would be such a blast to have a magical cupboard that would make your toys come alive..
This book is about a medicine cupboard that a young boy got for his birthday. His mother gives him a special key to use for the cupboard. He put his toy Indian in the cupboard and when he wakes up in the morning he finds that the Indian has come alive!!!
Omri is a very smart and responsible boy, he realizes that these men are actually real live people and not just toys and he is responsible for their lives. His friend Patrick is not so responsible and quite careless with the men..Together the Patrick and Omri realize that as much fun as it is to have real life cowboys and indians, it is a lot to be responsible for, so they decide to send them back ... for now...

For my Lit Flicks challenge, Childhood Favorites, library, Winter

Book Review-The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Oh I loved this book. It was so beautiful!!!It was a wonderful Story of Womanhood and motherhood..I loved the story, I had to keep in perspective that this was a fictional novel based on real people. There were parts of the book that I really want to believe happened the way they did and other parts that I really hope is not the way it happened..Anyways I absolutely love Dinah and her story of her mother's and her description of each of them and her own relationship with each of them. I am an only daughter with 6 brothers, so I could relate a little in the way that my mother and my aunts doted on me..Anita Diamant is an awesome author and portrayed this story of Dinah so beautifully. It was sad but isn't everyone's life a little sad??
BEWARE A LITTLE BIT OF A SPOILER!!!!!I am so glad that she was reunited with her favorite brother in the end and she got a little closure.. When she was back at her home in the end and the little niece was talking about the "story of Dinah" I wanted Dinah to holler out "I'm Dinah" "your sitting right here with her" "The story is true"!!!

This book is for my winter challenge, whitcoulls, whats in a name, and library challenge.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Book Review-The Time Traveler's Wife

Weird..This book was not really what I expected. It took me a while to even be interested in the book, it was confusing and I was appalled at the authors choice of crude language. But I continued on reading. I actually became a little more interested in the book the more I read, but still I wasn't quite sure if I liked it or not..The book was a little sad to me, sad that Clare wasted most of her life waiting and wondering about Henry. Her childhood was ruined as well as her elderly life waiting for him..I didn't like the love affair between the past, present and future Clare's and Henry's..I thought the author could have done away with the crude language. All in all I guess after reading my own review I wasn't extremely impressed with the book, although it was very interesting..

Sunday, January 25, 2009

OOps-Way to funny-

I don't know if anyone even reads my book blog but I just noticed today that I totally blooped on Harry Potters name..
Happy Potter.. I chuckled to myself after seeing this for about 10 minutes.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Book Review-Happy Potter and The Deathly Hallows

This is the second time I have read this book, I hope it still counts. I Love Harry Potter!!! I have finally convinced my husband to be interested in them and he is really enjoying them as well..The second time there was so much more that I paid attention to, in fact the first time I read it I think I was still in awe from how the 6th book ended that I didn't pay much attention to some important facts that I caught the second time reading it. I'm sorry I don't like to review this book because there is so much that I don't want to spoil for other readers..
This lady is an amazing author, I wish there were more!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Book Review-DECPTION POINT by Dan Brown

This book was a great book, very much an attention getter. This book takes place in Washington and is is based around a Presidential campaign. There are dealings and deceptions with NASA and some main players in the White House.. When a couple of scientists find out about the deceptions they are targeted to be killed so that the secret never gets out.
Dan Brown is such a smart author-I have really enjoyed his other books, the DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons.
Challenges that this book counts for are, Genre, Library, Winter Reading,

Thursday, January 8, 2009

What's in a name Challenge

This is going to be a fun one..
I don't yet have all my categories filled but here is what I have so far:
Relative: The time Travelers Wife
Building: The Red Tent (does that count as a building?)

Wow I won!!!!!

I won a book from a book challenge!!! Hip Hip HOORAY.. I really never win, so I am super excited. I won the December book "Oliver Twist" from the Lit Flicks Challenge..
I guess sometimes it really pays to participate..

Sunday, January 4, 2009

My New Book Shelf

I got a book shelf for Christmas...Since we moved into our new home I have had all my books boxed up waiting for the perfect bookshelf. Well I decided there is no such thing right now and I will just get something until I can find what I really want. I was sick of all the books being boxed up.. It won't hold all my books or the encyclopedias but its a start..
Here it is....