Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Book Trailers

Have you ever found or heard about a book and still weren't sure if you would want to read it?

Ever wish you could have a visual, such as a trailer, to help make your decision?

Well you are in luck because......

Many publishers are now creating Book trailers in order to get reader's interested.

It's pretty cool and I will more than likely be searching youtube next time I'm curious about a book. Below you can find the trailers to The Hunger Games ( which I"m reading now) and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

The Hunger Games

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter "Documentary"

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Give and Get is Here!

Give and Get is Here!: "Enjoy 30% off from March 17-20 at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy plus we'll make a 5% donation to a non-profit."

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Jane Austen Book Club

I joined a book club!!!!

I found it on this handy dandy website called meetup.com (Thanks Chanel!!!) There are tons of groups that explore tons of interest or hobbies and they are in most in city you can imagine. Great way to meet new people and share similar interest !

As you might have guessed from the title of this post it's a Jane Austen Book Club!!!!

It's basically all things Jane Austen or Related to Jane Austen. Our First meeting was today and I really think it's gonna be awesome.

We are gonna start with The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler just to kinda get a premise of where our "leader" got the idea for this meet up.

Movie adaptations of books will also be explored and at our first meeting, books about Jane Austen's life were also a suggestion. Who knows, where it will all go!

If anyone in Nashville area is interested you can find all the info here.

I'm for one excited and can't wait to get started!!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Library Lover's Month

February is Library Lover's Month!

Visit your local library as often as possible this month to show your love!

Library Lovers Month gives all us a chance to recognize and express our appreciation for all that our libraries and librarians do for us year round. Libraries are an amazing source for knowledge, entertainment, and company.

On another note, I'm currently reading
Fifth Avenue, 5 a.m. : Audrey Hepburn,Breakfast at Tiffany's and the Dawn of the Modern Woman
By Sam Wasson and
The Bountiful Container: Create Container Gardens of vegetables, herbs, fruits and edible flowers
by Rose Marie Nichols McGee and Maggie Stuckey.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Never the Bride

Since she was young Jessie Stone has religiously journaled about the perfect marriage proposals, her perfect husband, the perfect wedding and the perfect marriage.

But at 34 years of age, she still hadn't gotten anything she dreamed of. She just hopelessly watch as other couples got their dream weddings and such, while she was just a bridesmaid.

Until one day God showed up!

What will it take to convince her that God has a better plan for her than she could ever dream up?

This book actually hit on a few personal spots for me. I really related to Jessie in so many ways it was a little scary.

But in the end, it helped.

At the beginning of the story Jessi is so uptight and worried about everything being perfect but God shows here that she just need to have faith in him and everything will work out the way it should.

I think everyone struggles with faith in God and it usually gets in his way.

As far as , the writing goes in this book it was a little dry and some places and was a little hard to get in to. But over all it wasn't the worse book ever written either!

This book was both a quick and slow read, in the beginning it was hard to get into and seemed like it took forever to get to half way point but once you were there I couldn't put it down!

I'd recommend it to anyone that love romance novels ( despite Jessie's lack of love life there is plenty of romance! ), especially those that like Christan Romance Novels.

3.5 stars

Monday, January 31, 2011

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To the Future.

I love Michael J. Fox but that's not any big secret!

This is the second of his three books that I have read and I loved it just as much as the first one Lucky Man, you can read all about it here.

Unlike, his first two books A Funny Thing.... is written as an "advice" book for graduates. Fox offers a comically skewed take on how, in his own way, he fulfilled the requirements of a college syllabus. He learned Economics as a starving artist; an unexpected turn as a neophyte activist schooled him in Political Science; and his approach to Comparative Literature involved stacking books up against their movie versions.

Just goes to prove that no matter how many college credit you have, you really haven't learned a thing till you get to the "real" world and all it's challenges!

I would recommend this book to anyone that is just starting out or just needing a little encouragement and knowledge that no one's life is perfect.

It's an easy and fast read, a short 100 pages. Anyone, could knock this book out in just a few hours.

5 stars!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Back and Ready to Read!

Did you miss me?

I missed reading and blogging.

I obviously didn't reach my goal for 2010 but I will not give up. After a long hiatus from reading and blogging, I"m back! I've already read one book for 2011 and I'm almost done with a second!

Things are looking up!

The first book of 2011 was Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. He is most notably known for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

This book takes the fictional world of vampires and mixes it with historical figures, places and events. What an interesting and awesome idea!

This book was phenomenal! I love it from the very start. It reads as if it actually happened; as if the reason for the Civil War was actually because of a vampire uprising!

Just a word of warning though, this novel is somewhat graphic when it comes to the actual slaying of vampires and isn't for the faint of heart or stomach!

I would recommend this book for anyone that like historical fiction, vampire fiction or science fiction novels.

It's a easy and fast read, I couldn't put it down. After not having read a book in almost 5 months, I read this one in 4 days!

5 Stars!

Next up: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To the Future...... by: Michael J. Fox ( LOVE HIM!)