Monday, July 18, 2011

Fall for Anything

Fall for Anything
By Courtney Summers

Grade B+

I don't normally do this, but I like this summary of the book, my review will follow:


From the author of Cracked Up to Be and Some Girls Are comes a gripping story about one girl’s search for clues into the mysterious death of her father.

When Eddie Reeves’s father commits suicide her life is consumed by the nagging question of why? Why when he was a legendary photographer and a brilliant teacher? Why when he seemed to find inspiration in everything he saw? And, most important, why when he had a daughter who loved him more than anyone else in the world? When she meets Culler Evans, a former student of her father’s and a photographer himself, an instant and dangerous attraction begins. Culler seems to know more about her father than she does and could possibly hold the key to the mystery surrounding his death. But Eddie’s vulnerability has weakened her and Culler Evans is getting too close. Her need for the truth keeps her hanging on...but are some questions better left unanswered?

I was totally blown away by this book. I am not sure if it was because I have experienced some of the same emotions that stem from knowing someone that has killed themselves, or if Ms. Summers was just that good at gripping your heart. Either way, I can't believe I put this book off for as long as I did. And when it only took me about two days to finish it, I was mad that I read it so fast.

Hunger Games, Catching Fire (re-listen)

Hunger Games and Catching Fire
By Suzanne Collins


I started to re-listen to this series before I quit my job, and as it was the first time, it was amazing! I didn't get a chance to finish Mockingjay on audio, so I think I will pick it up in print before the end of the year. Either way, this series is incredible. If you haven't jumped on the bandwagon yet, then you just need to do it. You won't regret it!

Some more Janet E.

Three to Get Deadly
Four to Score
High Five
Hot Six

By Janet Evanovich

Grade D

To continue on my Stephanie Plum series journey, while I still was working I finished four more of them on audio. At least I think it was four more. I might have finished number 7 but I can't be for 100% sure because since my laptop died I can't see what book I left off on my iPod.

However, honestly, these books are only moderately entertaining. I don't remember much of the plots of each book, only that there is a lot of very corny story lines, and ridiculousness. I am not impressed with them, and if I never finish this series, I doubt I will lose any sleep over it.

I know I said it before, and I will say it again...I don't get what the appeal to this series.

Friday, July 8, 2011

So how incredibly lame am I???

I am sorry I have been MIA for so long. Things have been a *little* crazy on my end. I have finished probably four more books that I need to list on my sidebar, which will put me at like 40 books behind in reviews. AAAHHH!!! Well I am going to be working on catching up. But first I will catch you up to a little of what has been so crazy, as I am sure you all are just *dying* to know.

First, my laptop broke. The battery died, or the power cord doesn't work anymore, but either way, I can't get the damn thing to turn on anymore, so this weekend we are going to head to the repair shop and see if I can get a new battery or something. I feel lost with out it and I really don't like using my husbands Mac.

Second, I recently became a stay at home mom. The first week I was off work, my little brother who is 12 was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and was in the hospital for most the first week, and then he spend the rest of the week days with me while my mom was at work. It was exhausting, but thankfully he is completely ok with it and he is doing much much better.

And lastly, which also just happens to be the most exciting part of my crazy life, I found out I am pregnant! I am now 11 weeks pregnant and the dr has told us everything looks good. I have been experiencing some pretty bad morning sickness and I also have been getting mild bouts of dizziness. This is causing me some problems when I try to read because I get dizzy and want to puke. But it's all starting to subside and I am hoping that I can get on with my normal life here pretty soon.

So that is the news with me. I am hoping that I will get caught up on reviews here within the next week, it's not like I am strapped for time or anything!

Thanks for being patient with me :)