Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Currently Reading

I am currently reading The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger.
It's a killer title: The Devil Wears Prada. And it's killer material: author Lauren Weisberger did a stint as assistant to Anna Wintour, the all-powerful editor of Vogue magazine. Now she's written a book, and this is its theme: narrator Andrea Sachs goes to work for Miranda Priestly, the all-powerful editor of Runway magazine. Turns out Miranda is quite the bossyboots. That's pretty much the extent of the novel, but it's plenty. Miranda's behavior is so insanely over-the-top that it's a gas to see what she'll do next, and to try to guess which incidents were culled from the real-life antics of the woman who's been called Anna "Nuclear" Wintour. For instance, when Miranda goes to Paris for the collections, Andrea receives a call back at the New York office (where, incidentally, she's not allowed to leave her desk to eat or go to the bathroom, lest her boss should call). Miranda bellows over the line: "I am standing in the pouring rain on the rue de Rivoli and my driver has vanished. Vanished! Find him immediately!"
This kind of thing is delicious fun to read about, though not as well written as its obvious antecedent, The Nanny Diaries. And therein lies the essential problem of the book. Andrea's goal in life is to work for The New Yorker--she's only sticking it out with Miranda for a job recommendation. But author Weisberger is such an inept, ungrammatical writer, you're positively rooting for her fictional alter ego not to get anywhere near The New Yorker. Still, Weisberger has certainly one-upped Me Times Three author Alex Witchel, whose magazine-world novel never gave us the inside dope that was the book's whole raison d' etre. For the most part, The Devil Wears Prada focuses on the outrageous Miranda Priestly, and she's an irresistible spectacle. --Claire Dederer

Finished Reading

I finished reading Love Story by Jennifer Echols. Here is my review for it I thought this book was a very cute story. I enjoyed reading it. Looking forward to reading more books by this author. This will be a favorite with young adults as well as teens.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Currently Reading

I am currently reading Love Story by Jennifer Echols
SHE’S WRITING ABOUT HIM. HE’S WRITING ABOUT HER. AND EVERYBODY IS READING BETWEEN THE LINES.
For Erin Blackwell, majoring in creative writing at the New York City college of her dreams is more than a chance to fulfill her ambitions—it’s her ticket away from the tragic memories that shadow her family’s racehorse farm in Kentucky. But when she refuses to major in business and take over the farm herself someday, her grandmother gives Erin’s college tuition and promised inheritance to their maddeningly handsome stable boy, Hunter Allen. Now Erin has to win an internship and work late nights at a local coffee shop to make her own dreams a reality. She should despise Hunter . . . so why does he sneak into her thoughts as the hero of her latest writing assignment?
Then, on the day she’s sharing that assignment with her class, Hunter walks in. He’s joining her class. And after he reads about himself in her story, her private fantasies about him must be painfully clear. She only hopes to persuade him not to reveal her secret to everyone else. But Hunter devises his own creative revenge, writing sexy stories that drive the whole class wild with curiosity and fill Erin’s heart with longing. Now she’s not just imagining what might have been. She’s writing a whole new ending for her romance with Hunter . . . except this story could come true.

Finished Reading

I finished reading Finding Christmas: Stories of Startling Joy and Prefect Peace by James Calvin Schaap. Here is my review for it: I really enjoyed reading this book. The chapters were short and very easy to read. I would recommend this book because it reminds you of the true meaning of Christmas.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Currently Reading

I am currently reading Finding Christmas: Stories of Startling Joy and Prefect Peace by James Calvin Schaap
A gift. The baby. The pageant. The parties. The worship. The afterglow. The story. These are the elements of almost every Christmas. In Finding Christmas, award-winning author James Calvin Schaap takes a look at each of these elements through seven stories that show how imperfect people can find joy and grace in an imperfect world.


His eyes turn on an outgoing bus driver, a passionate mother, a daughter reluctant to return to church, and even his own assumed-mediocre performance at a Christmas pageant. Along the way, readers see how the amazing message of Christmas can be found in the oddest of places. This heartwarming read is both moving and magical and will help readers usher in a joyful Christmas season even amidst the howling winds of winter.

Finished Reading

I finished reading Stuck in the Middle by Virginia Smith last night. Here is my review for it. I enjoyed this book. It is a cute story. I am looking forward to reading the other books in the series.

 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Currently Reading

I am currently reading Stuck in the Middle (Sister -to- Sister, Book 1 by Virginia Smith.
Joan Sanderson's life is stuck. Her older sister, Allie, is starting a family and her younger sister, Tori, has a budding career. Meanwhile, Joan is living at home with Mom and looking after her aging grandmother. Not exactly a recipe for excitement. That is, until a hunky young doctor moves in next door. Suddenly Joan has a goal--to get a date. But it won't be easy. Pretty Tori flirts relentlessly with him and Joan is sure that she can't compete. But with a little help from God, Allie, and an enormous mutt with bad manners, maybe Joan can find her way out of this rut.
Book 1 of the Sister-to-Sister series, Stuck in the Middle combines budding romance, spiritual searching, and a healthy dose of sibling rivalry.

Finished Reading

I finished reading Be Still and Let Your Nail Polish Dry by Andrea Boeshaar and Sandra D. Bricker. Here is my review for it I really love this book. It maybe short but the devotions have big messages. I would recommend it to every woman who needs a little uplifting. This book is my all time favorite. I could not put it down. I also can't believe I read it in 2 days.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Dewey's Marathon 4

7:35pm to 11:00pm "Be Still and Let Your Nail Polish Dry" - 60% of book. Congratulations  to the readers who stayed up for  24 hours. I am throwing in the towel. It was fun can't wait till next year.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dewey's Marathon 3

2:32pm to 4:50pm: "Be Still and Let Your Nail Polish Dry" - 36% of book.

Dewey's Marathon 2

8:45 am to noon: "Be Still and Let Your Nail Polish Dry" - 21% of book

Dewey's Marathon 1

It's my favorite time of year again. It is the 24 hour Dewey Marathon. Where you do nothing but reading all day. I will be reading Be Still and Let Your Nail Polish Dry. I will be reading  it on the kindle. The kindle doesn't have page numbers. It has the percentage of the book you are reading. I will be keeping my progress that way.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Finished Reading

I finished reading Coffee at Luke's: An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest (Smart Pop series) by Jennifer Crusie. Here is my review for it I found this book interesting because it is not done in chapters it is in essay forum.  I love the quotes from the show. It makes you wish that Stars Hallow was a real place.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Currently Reading

I am currently reading Coffee at Luke's: An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest (Smart Pop series) by Jennifer Crusie
Novelist Crusie resumes editorial duties in this follow-up to her previous Smart Pop series entries (Flirting with Pride and Prejudice, Totally Charmed), a collection of essays on the television series Gilmore Girls, a small-town mom-and-daughter dramedy known for clever, rapid-fire dialogue and rich relationships. This title arrives just in time for grieving fans-after seven seasons, Gilmore recently aired its final show-but is a typically mixed bag. Charlotte Fullerton's defense of the show's cantankerous elder stateswoman, Emily, is an insightful look at "a fascinatingly complex, layered fictional human being." Sara Morrison's "Your Guide to the Real Stars Hollow Business World," in which she compares the Connecticut town of her teenage years with Gilmores' setting to determine which businesses would survive, is amusing but aimless. Further off the mark is Jill Winters' exploration of the static life of a fictional town ("Stars Hollow does not seem to be a place where one can evolve") in which she seems to forget that she's discussing a comedy-drama, not real life-a mistake she's not alone in making. This title may not have a long shelf-life, but disenfranchised Gilmore devotees-likely the most bookish TV fans a bookseller could hope for-are sure to give it attention. 

Finished Reading

I finished reading  Spying in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries) by Gemma Halliday. Here is my review for it I really enjoyed this book. A real page turner.  I would recommend it. It is cute and a funny story. I am looking forward to reading more books in this series.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Currently Reading

I am currently reading Spying in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries) by Gemma Halliday
L.A. shoe designer, Maddie Springer, lives her life by three rules: Fashion. Fashion. Fashion. But when she stumbles upon the work of a brutal killer, her life takes an unexpected turn from Manolos to murder. And things only get worse when her boyfriend disappears - along with $20 million in embezzled funds - and her every move is suddenly under scrutiny by the LAPD's sexiest cop. With the help of her post-menopausal bridezilla of a mother, a 300 pound psychic and one seriously oversexed best friend, Maddie finds herself stepping out of her stilettos and onto the trail of a murderer. But can she catch a killer before the killer catches up to her...



Finished Reading

I just finished reading Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares. Here is my review for it: Wow such a powerful book. I loved this book I could not put it down. When you read the series you feel like the characters  are real people because they stay with you evening after you are done reading the series. I hope Ann Brashares comes out with another book because the sisterhood can't end this way it has to keep going.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Currently Reading

I am currently reading Sisterhood Everlasting: A Novel by Ann Brashares
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ann Brashares comes the welcome return of the characters whose friendship became a touchstone for a generation. Now Tibby, Lena, Carmen, and Bridget have grown up, starting their lives on their own. And though the jeans they shared are long gone, the sisterhood is everlasting.

Despite having jobs and men that they love, each knows that something is missing: the closeness that once sustained them. Carmen is a successful actress in New York, engaged to be married, but misses her friends. Lena finds solace in her art, teaching in Rhode Island, but still thinks of Kostos and the road she didn’t take. Bridget lives with her longtime boyfriend, Eric, in San Francisco, and though a part of her wants to settle down, a bigger part can’t seem to shed her old restlessness.

Then Tibby reaches out to bridge the distance, sending the others plane tickets for a reunion that they all breathlessly await. And indeed, it will change their lives forever—but in ways that none of them could ever have expected.

As moving and life-changing as an encounter with long-lost best friends,Sisterhood Everlasting is a powerful story about growing up, losing your way, and finding the courage to create a new one.









Finished Reading

I just finished reading Always Been Mine (The Moreno Brothers book 2) by Elizabeth Reyes. Here is my review for it. I really enjoyed reading this book. I could not put it down. It grabs you from the beginning  and won't let go. Looking forward to reading the  other books in the series.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Currently Reading

I am currently reading Always Been Mine (The Moreno Brothers 2) by Elizabeth Reyes.
After one heartache too many, Valerie Zuniga vows to never let Alex Moreno hurt her again. A year later, she is forced to reunite with him at a party where one unexpected sizzling kiss tells her she’s far from over him. No way will she allow herself to get sucked back into that torment. She’ll resist him even if that means using the one thing that’ll stop Alex dead in his tracks: another man.

Alex is coming off one of the worst years of his life. He spent so much time wallowing in self-pity, he never realized how much he’d missed Valerie. That is, until that kiss. Now, he’s determined to get her back one way or another, and no other man will stand in his way. Especially after discovering that Valerie may be in danger, a danger he blames himself for.

ADULT contemporary romance

Finished Reading

I just finished reading Sophie and Carter by Chelsea Fine. Here is my review for it Wow I absolutely love this book. It is a really sweet story. I could not put it down. I can't wait to read the second book. I would recommend it. It is a page turner.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Currently Reading

I am currently reading Sophie and Carter by Chelsea Fine.
While other high school seniors are dreaming about their futures, Sophie and Carter are just trying to make it through each day. Carter is overwhelmed by issues at home as he struggles to support his mother. Meanwhile, next door neighbor Sophie is left to care for her three younger siblings in place of their absent and troubled mother. All that holds these two best friends together is each other, and knowing that each night they'll sit together on Sophie's front porch swing and escape from reality, if just for awhile. But as their relationship reaches a turning point and high school graduation nears, will their friendship become something...more?

Finished Reading

I just finished reading Love Comes Softly (Book 1) by Janette Oke. Here is my review for it I loved this book. I could not put it down. It is from the Love Comes Softly movies on Hallmark Channel. I can't wait to read the next book. It was a sweet story. I would recommend it if you like western romance historical fiction.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Currently Reading

I am currently reading Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke.
Love Comes Softly introduced the characters of Marty and Clark Davis, whose tragic circumstances brought them to a "marriage of convenience" on the frontier prairies during the mid 1800s. The story of how Clark’s patient, caring love mirrored that of the heavenly Father, drawing Marty to faith and to love, has captured the hearts and imaginations of over one million readers on Book One alone!

Finished Reading

I finished reading The Single Girl's To-Do List by Lindsey Kelk. Here is what I thought of it Another great book I had to read it for one of my online bookclubs. It was a cute and funny  story. I could not put it down. I really enjoyed it.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Currently Reading

I am currently reading The Single Girl's To-Do List by Lindsey Kelk
A hilarious and romantic standalone novel from the bestselling author of the I Heart seriesA hilarious and romantic standalone novel from the bestselling author of the I Heart seriesRachel Summers loves a to-do list:• Boyfriend• Flat• Great jobNOT on the list:• Being dumpedBest friends Emelie and Matthew ride to her rescue with an entirely new kind of list – The Single Girl’s To-Do List. Rachel doesn’t know it, but it will take her on all kinds of wild adventures – and get her in some romantic pickles too. And then it won't be a case of what but who she decides to tick off…• Mr. bendy yoga instructor• Mr. teenage sweetheart• Mr. persistent ex• Mr. deeply unsuitableThe Single Girl’s To-Do List gives Rachel the perfect heartbreak cure – and proves love is out there if you’re willing to take a chance.

Finished Reading

I just finished  reading The Lying Game by Sara Shepard here is what I thought of it. I really enjoyed reading this book. I was hooked just reading the prologue. It's the kind of book that grabs you and won't let go. Can't wait for the  tv show to come out.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Currently Reading

I am currently reading The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
Identical twins who have never met, a mean-girl crowd with more money than morals, a stoic foster kid, and a beyond-the-grave narrator all propel readers into a roller-coaster ride of physical and emotional challenges in this first book in a new series. Foster kid Emma, two weeks shy of her eighteenth birthday, discovers she has a twin named Sutton and runs away from Las Vegas to meet her in Tucson. Sutton, however, seems to have been killed during the making of a snuff film. Narrating from the afterlife, Sutton cannot remember exactly who killed her, or much else about her life, as she watches her living twin try to solve the mystery. Shepard does a fast and thorough job of getting readers to suspend disbelief and go along for an adventure through a nasty underbelly of adolescent peer pressure and rebellion. Only toward the end does it become apparent that the platform is being prepared for the launch of a forthcoming second volume.

Finished Reading

I just finished reading 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson. Here is what I thought of it. I really enjoyed this book. I love how the book is not done in chapters but it is broken down into the number of letters. Example letter 1.2.3 all the way to 13. I would recommend it. You get to go on an unusal adventure  when you read this book but I guess when you read you go on all kind of adventures.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Currently Reading

I am currently reading 13 Little Blue Envelopes with bonus material by Maureen Johnson.
Don't miss New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson's fun, romantic, and hilarious European adventure, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, now with an excerpt from the sequel, The Last Little Blue Envelope.
Inside little blue envelope 1 are $1,000 and instructions to buy a plane ticket.In envelope 2 are directions to a specific London flat.
The note in envelope 3 tells Ginny: Find a starving artist.
Because of envelope 4, Ginny and a playwright/thief/ bloke–about–town called Keith go to Scotland together, with somewhat disastrous–though utterly romantic–results. But will she ever see him again?
Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it's all because of the 13 little blue envelopes.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Finished Reading

Well I finished Something Borrowed and I love it. It was a good and cute story I smiled. Can't wait to read more of Emily Griffin books. I can't wait till the movie comes out.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Dewey's Marathon 6

8:00 pm to 11:00pm "Something Borrowed" - 57% of book.
Congratulations to all the readers who stayed up for 24 hours in loving memory of Dewey. I am throwing in the towel it was fun can't wait till October.

Dewey's Marathon 5

5:00pm to 7:00pm Went to work.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Dewey's Marathon 4

3:20pm to 4:45pm "Something Borrowed" 47% - of book

Dewey's Marathon 3

12:45pm to 2:40pm I had to attend a meeting for my Women's Group on meetup.com.

Dewey's Marathon 2

9:00 am to noon: "Something Borrowed" - 43% of book.

Dewey's Marathon 1

The big day is finally here! So in remembrance of Dewey let's get started.  I saved this book to begin for this marathon. I am reading "Something Borrowed" by Emily Griffin. I am reading it on the Kindle so there are no page numbers to report. The Kindle shows the percentage of the book read as you read. So I will be reporting my progress by that method.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Planning on Reading

Here are more book titles I plan to read
1. How to Bake a Perfect Life: A Novel by Barbara O'Neal
2. Meant to Be by Tiffany King
3. All For Aaron by Markee Anderson
4. The Daughters by Joanna Philbin
5. The Daughters Break the Rules by Joanna Philbin
6. Letters to God: From the Major Motion Picture by John Perry and Patrick Doughtie

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Currently Reading

I am currently reading Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

The smash-hit debut novel for every woman who has ever had a complicated love-hate friendship.
 
Rachel White is the consummate good girl. A hard-working attorney at a large Manhattan law firm and a diligent maid of honor to her charmed best friend Darcy, Rachel has always played by all the rules. Since grade school, she has watched Darcy shine, quietly accepting the sidekick role in their lopsided friendship. But that suddenly changes the night of her thirtieth birthday when Rachel finally confesses her feelings to Darcy's fiance, and is both horrified and thrilled to discover that he feels the same way. As the wedding date draws near, events spiral out of control, and Rachel knows she must make a choice between her heart and conscience. In so doing, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren't always neat, and sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself.
 
This new tie-in edition will coincide with the release of the film, starring Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin and John Krasinski

Finished Reading

I just finished reading Stupid and Contagious by Caprice Crane. Here is my review for it. I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was really good and cute and funny. I would recommended it. I am so glad that Bradly and Heaven ended up together in the end.

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Planning on Reading

Here are some book titles I plan on reading eventually.
  1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  2. Jane by April Lindner
  3. Chicken Soul for the Soul:Devotional Stories for Women by Jennifer Sands
  4. Why I love Singlehood by Elisa Lorello and Sarah Girrell
  5. Street Justice Charlie's Angel by Samantha Fury
  6. I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
  7. Always the Baker, Never the Bride by Sandra D. Bricker
Just to name a few.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Currently Reading

I am reading Stupid and Contagious by Caprice Crane

This funny duet pairs two New York City 20-something neighbors: Heaven Albright, whose reversal in fortunes transforms her from ├╝ber-PR exec to bumbling waitress, and Brady Gilbert, an aspiring music producer with problems navigating the bright lights of the big city. The story of their personal and professional travails unfolds in alternating chapters, appealingly narrated by zany Heaven and wry Brady. The two meet-cute downstairs at the deli, and even if the novel's arc is familiar (it's instantly obvious that Heaven and Brady's initial distaste for each other can never last), Crane's giddy, playful prose feels fresh. When Heaven inevitably gets fired from the restaurant, she joins Brady on a trip to Seattle, where he hopes for a face-to-face meeting with Starbucks founder Howard Schultz to pitch him an idea for Cinnamilk (the flavor left after you've eaten cinnamon cereal). The adventures that play out from New York to Seattle as the two pursue their idealistic dreams prove so much fun that a touch of predictability hardly matters. TV writer Crane heavily spices her debut with pop culture references from the '80s to the present day and keeps the story moving with snappy dialogue, a combo likely to entertain legions of (gum-popping) readers

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Finished Reading

I finished reading Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros here is my review for it. OMG I loved this book it is really good. I love how the book is done in the twitter format. I  think everyone should read this once you start it you won't be able to put it down I know I didn't. I highly recommend it. It's one of my favorites.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Currently Reading

I am reading Goodnight Tweerheart by Teresa Medeiros

Abigail Donovan has a lot of stuff she should be doing. Namely writing her next novel. A bestselling author who is still recovering from a near Pulitzer Prize win and the heady success that follows Oprah’s stamp of approval, she is stuck at Chapter Five and losing confidence daily. But when her publicist signs her up for a Twitter account, she’s intrigued. What’s all the fuss?
 
Taken under the wing of one of her Twitter followers, “MarkBaynard"—a quick witted, quick-typing professor on sabbatical—Abby finds it easy to put words out into the world 140 characters at a time. And once she gets a handle on tweets, retweets, direct messages, hashtags, and trends, she starts to feel unblocked in writing and in life. After all, why should she be spending hours in her apartment staring at her TweetDeck and fretting about her stalled career when Mark is out there traveling the world and living?
Or is he?
 
Told almost entirely in tweets and DMs, Goodnight Tweetheart is a truly modern take on a classic tale of love and loss—a Griffin and Sabine for the Twitter generation.