Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Charity Girl

I really enjoyed this book until about 10 pages before the ending. I kept wondering what was going to happen and how the ending was going to go down. The ending of this book is TERRIBLE! It like the author didn't know how to end it and just wrote the last 10 pages to tie thing up. Nothing happened. Plus it was so quick and depressing. Urgh. It was just a let down to an other wise interesting story.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The White Tiger

I read this book in two days on our trip to the BWCA. I wasn't sure if I was going to get into it, but then I couldn't put it down. I found it totally fascinating. I loved the style. How it was written letter style over seven days. I learned a lot about current conditions in India and some of their old cultural traditions that I wasn't aware of. In a strange way it reminded me of A Confederacy of Dunces.. Indian style.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

50 Shades of Grey

Yes. I read it. Maybe I should be ashamed.. but I am not. I liked it...;-)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Prodigal Summer

I started out really liking this book and then about 3/4 of the way through I was just done with it. I lost all interest in the stories. I didn't care anymore. It was interesting at first, but then I just got bored with the story line. I can't say exactly why. I usually LOVE Kingsolver... but this one just didn't do it for me. Deanna's story was the most interesting, though I didn't like her character at all. She was too rough for me. Eh.. yea.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Wurthering Heights

I am so so behind on reading lately.
I however just finished reading Wurthering Heights last week. I had never read it before and thought I should give it a go. I had a love/hate relationship with it until the end and then it was just a hate relationship. I was so happy to be doing reading it! Urgh! I hated everyone. Not once single character did I actually like. They were all just egotistic and annoying. Glad to be done with that one.....

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Mission 101 Part II

Well, since my first Mission 101 went so well, I am starting over again. We now have Mission 101, Part II.

Start Date: May 12, 2009

End Date: February 7, 2012

(note that I have dated this post as my end date so it always stays on top. Scroll down just a bit to see my latest post)

My progress so far:

1. Goat -- Brad Land Finished 6/14/2009!
2. Sold -- Patricia McCormick Finished 11/27/2009
3. The Abstinence Teacher -- Tom Perrotta Finished 11/19/2009
4. The Girls -- Lori Lansens Finished 1/10/2010
5. Skinny Bitch -- Rory Freedman Finished July 6, 2009
6. The Joy Luck Club -- Amy Tan Finished 6/3/2009
7. Lessons in Taxidermy -- Bee Lavendar 3/9/2010!
8. The Book Thief -- Markus Zusak Finished 2/28/2010!
9. Unsweetned -- Jodie Sweetin Finished 2/14/2010!
10. Random Family -- Adrian Nicole LeBlanc Finished 1/18/2010!
11. Infidel -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali Finished 1/7/2010!
12. Zeitoun -- Dave Eggers Finished 9/15/2009!
13. Life of Pi -- Yann Martel Finished 7/25/2009!
14. The Pact – Jodi Picoult Finished 4/29/2010!
15. The Road -- Corman McCarthy Finished 5/24/2010!
16. I Cried, You Didn't Listen-- Dwight Abbott Finished 12/5/2010!
17. The Camel Bookmobile – Masha Hamilton July 2010
18. The Poisonwood Bible -- Barbara Kingsolver Finished October 28, 2010!
19. Ana's Story Finished 7/18/2010!
20. Don't Get Too Comfortable -- David Rakoff Finished! January 17, 2011!
21. A Fine Balance -- Rohinton Mistry Finished 4/1/11!
22. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Finished 6/23/11!
23. Nomad --Ayaan Hirsi Ali Finished 6/23/11!
24. Stiff -- Mary Roach Finished! 11/21/2010
25. Night -- Elie Wiesel Finished! 6/25/2011!
26. Half a Life -- Darin Strauss Finished 7/8/2011!
27. The Zigzag Way -- Anita Desai Finished 7/9/2011!
28. Swallows of Kabul -- Yasmina Khadra
29. The Help – Kathry Stockett Finished 1/30/2011!
30. The Kid -- Sapphire Finished 8/12/2011!
31. Girls of Riyadh – Rajaa Alsanea Finished 7/08/2011!
32. The Darkest Child -- Delores Phillips Finished 8/13/2011!
33. The Bright Forever -- Lee Martin Finished 11/5/2011!
34. The Writing on the Wall – Lynne Sharon Schwartz
35. White Rabbit – Martha Morrison
36. Amerika -- Franz Kafka
37. With Their Backs to the World – Asne Seierstad
38. The Lottery – Shirley Jackson
39. The Warden Wore Pink – Tekla Dennison Miller
40. Stones into Schools – Greg Mortenson
41. White Tiger – Aravind Adiga
42. Homer’s Odyssey – Gwen Cooper
43. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down – Anne Fadiman
44. Nomad Diaries – Yasmeen Maxamuud
45. A Mile in Her Boots – Jennifer Bove
46. Committed – Elizabeth Gilbert
47. This Way to the Gas Ladies and Gentleman -- Tadeusz Borowski
48. The Elegance of the Hedgehog – Murial Barbery
49. Wishin’ and Hopin’—Wally Lamb Finished 11/23/2010!
50. Sarah’s Key – Tatian De Rosnay Finished 5/15/2010!
51. Bones Would Ran From the Sky – Suzanne Clothier
52. Home – Julie Andrews
53. The Case of the Missing Books -- Ian Sansom
54. Black Girl/White Girl -- Joyce Carol Oates
55. Beatrice and Virgil -- Yann Martel Finished 12/11/2010!
56. A Hundred and One Days – Asne Seierstad
57. Surviving Justice -- Dave Eggers
58. The Camel Bookmobile -- Masha Hamilton Finished 7/11/2010!
59. Acceptance – Susan Coll
60. Stolen Innocence – Elissa Wall
61. William’s Princess – Robert Jobson
62. The Latehomecomer – Kao Kalia Yang
63. Born in the Big Rains – Fadumo Korn
64. The Children's Hospital -- Chris Adrian
65. Alex Kotlowitz – The Other Side of the River
66. The Hour I First Believed – Wally Lamb
67. Our America – LeAlan Jones Finished 12/13/10!
68. The Lacuna – Barbara Kingsolover
69. Monique and the Mango Rains – Kris Holloway
70. An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England -- Brock Clark
71. Things I’ve Been Silent About – Azar Nafisi
72. The Middle of Everywhere – Mary Pipher Finished 5/14/11!
73. Amazing Grace – Jonathan Kozol
74. Unaccustomed Earth – Jhumpa Lahiri
75. Wasted – Patrick Murphy
76. Little Bee -- John Cleave Finished 8/9/2010!
77. Fish – T.J. Parsell
78. There Are No Children Here – Alex Kotlowitz
79. I Walked The Line – Vivian Cash
80. Ghost Town – Patrick McGrath
81. A Good Dog – Jon Katz
82. Snoop – Sam Gosling
83. Dewey -- Vicki Myron
84. Without a Map -- Meredith Hall
85. Prisoner of Tehran – Mrina Nemat
86. Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures – Vincent Lam
87. Saints Behaving Badly – Thomas Craugwell
88. The Lost Daughters of China – Karin Evans
89. Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids – Kenzaburo Oe Finished 6/8/2010!
90. When You are Engulfed in Flames – David Sedaris
91. Written in Stone – Sanford Levinson
92. The Lost Children of Wilder – Nina Bernstein
93. The Strange Case of the Walking Corpse – Nancy Butcher Finished 6/17/10!
94. Grand Central Winter – Lee Stringer
95. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
96. The Echo Maker – Richard Powers
97. Academy X -- Anonymous
98. Moloka’i – Alan Brennert Finished 7/3/10!
99. The Painted Bird – Jerzy Kosinski
100. Walking – Matthew Sanford
101. A Walk in the Woods

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Bright Forever

Okay.. so I am way behind here... a lot has been going on in the last few months... including getting married! Now that it's all over... time to get back to reading. Oh... and I got a Kindle.... which.... oh, man. I must say I love!

Anyhow, The Bright Forever.

You know, I don't even really have a lot to say here. I didn't really like this book. I kind of figured out what was going to happen... and in the end I was right. I was kind of hoping I wasn't right, but I was. That was disappointing. The writing was okay, but I couldn't sympathize with any of the characters. I didn't like any of them... but yet I finished the book even though I didn't want to. Maybe I wasn't supposed to like the characters? I am not really sure.

This book slightly reminded me of The Lovely Bones... which I didn't like.....