Monday, May 30, 2011

Review: Winds of Autumn


Winds of Autumn (Seasons Of The Heart, #2)Winds of Autumn by Janette Oke

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Not as good as the first one, but still solid.



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Monday, May 23, 2011

Review: Once Upon a Summer


Once Upon a Summer (Seasons of the Heart #1)Once Upon a Summer by Janette Oke

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


One of my favourite authors! This book is very sweet. I love reading about the late 1800s (early 1900s) period and sometimes I wish I could go back in time.



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Friday, May 6, 2011

Review: Jurassic Park


Jurassic ParkJurassic Park by Michael Crichton

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


This book started off good, but it got progressively worse. Most of the characters started to annoy me and I couldn't wait for it to be finished.



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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Review: The Help


The HelpThe Help by Kathryn Stockett

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Awesome book! I literally could not stop reading and it's been a while since I was able to say that about a book. It hooked me in from the beginning.



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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Review: Rebecca


RebeccaRebecca by Daphne du Maurier

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I loved this book, but it took me a while to finish reading it. Job is in the way of my reading! Anyway, I had to put myself in the frame of mind of the period it was written in, just so I don't get too frustrated about some aspects of the book. Overall, an enjoyable, although long, read.



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Monday, March 28, 2011

Review: One for the Money


One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1)One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Cute little mystery. I liked the characters more than the story itself, so I hope that the next ones are better.



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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Review: Water for Elephants


Water for ElephantsWater for Elephants by Sara Gruen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This book started off slow for me, but about half way through it got interesting. I didn't think I'd end up giving it 4 stars. I could have done without the animal violence, but I'll look past that one. Overall, it was a nice book that read fairly quickly.



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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Review: Decision Points


Decision PointsDecision Points by George W. Bush

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I had to read this book to see what his thought process was while in the White House. It was a long book, but quite readable. It left me with a more positive view of George as a person. Even though I still don't agree with some of his decisions, I understand them.



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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Review: The Book Thief


The Book ThiefThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This book has a brutal ending! Overall I liked it, but there were places where it was dragging for me. The last quarter is can't-put-down-able.



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Sunday, January 16, 2011

E-book challenge!

I just came across this challenge and it caught my attention.  I recently got a Nook and I love it so I thought I'd join this challenge.  I plan to do Addicted level, which is 12 e-books and I'll post what I read here.  I'm already working on couple of the books I started this year so I'll start with those once I'm finished.

1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
2. Decision Points by George W Bush
3. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
4. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
5. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
6. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
7. I'll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark
8. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
9. The Bad Beginning (Lemony Snicket)
10. The Shack by William P.  Young
11. A Stolen Life by Jaycee Duggard
12. One Day by David Nicholls

Review: Still Alice


Still AliceStill Alice by Lisa Genova

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I couldn't stop reading this book! A must read for everyone who is interested about what people with Alzheimer's disease experience. It opened my eyes.



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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Review: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo


The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This was a great read. Although I felt that it could have been shortened a bit, especially at the end, it was still a wonderful story.



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