Reading

Currently Reading:  10/29/12



Book #4 of 12 replacement book for The Passage.  This book was a continuation of "The Power of Six".  It was a quick read and just a continuation of the series.  I wouldn't say it was the best or worst book ever.  Just somewhere in between.  However now I have reached my goal of 12 books and it was under 12 months!  Of course I will continue to post the books I am reading here!

Book #12 of 12 of 12 books in 12 months.  A good friend sent me this book because she said it had helped her tremendously and after undergoing IF treatment herself no longer needed it!  I'm hoping the luck is passed along with the book. :).  This is a really great book and I wish I had it about 2 years ago.  It is really spot on with many of the situations you go through and gives some really great advice.  I'm going to keep it as a reference guide as I move forward in treatments and hopefull pass it on to someone else someday when I no longer need it!


(7/15/12) Book #11 of 12 of 12 books in 12 months.  Yes I made it through all 3.  This final book is probably the best out of all three, but you can't even enjoy it unless you read them all.  There is actually a little bit more of a plot in this book and unfortunately all the repetition is still there.  It was different to read "this" kind of book, but I'm still really unsure what all the hype was about.


(7/1/12) Book #10 of 12 of 12 books in 12 monthsAfter reading the first book in this series I wanted to quit, but since I already had the rest of the series I thought I would finish it.  For those of you who would like to quit I really can't give you advice either way.  The second book still wasn't that good.  It was a little bit better than the first book, but nothing to get too excited about.
(6/13/12) Book #9 of 12 of 12 books in 12 months.  I really enjoyed this book.  It was a nice and simple read.  I will probably read this series between more serious books.

                           (5/30/12) Book #8 of 12 of 12 books in 12 months.  I honestly do not know what to say about this book.  I'm just not sure what all the rage is about.  Is it a sexy book, yes, do I like any of the characters? NO!  However, for some reason I am interested enough to read the next book in the series (especially since I already have it.)  However, I have another book to finish in the meantime.  See above.
(5/21/12) Book #7 of 12 of 12 books in 12 months I really enjoyed this book so much that I wrote a blog post about it (see below).  I have been using the quote in this book on a regular basis in my life when things don't "seem" to make sense.  It is a good book for anyone, but especially for those who enjoy eastern theology, but this book makes it easier to understand.

(4/1/12)Book #6 of 12 books in 12 months 
The Infertility Cure was a very interesting book to me since I am in the midst of dealing with infertility and doing western and eastern medicine practices.  It is however pretty technical and hard to understand at times.  I think it will be a good reference guide as I continue to undergo acupuncture treatment or even start to rely on Eastern medicine as my main source of treatment.

(3/30/12)Book #5 of 12 books in 12 months 
Hannah's Hope
This book was extremely inspiring for me and I believe would be a good read for friends and family of anyone dealing with infertility.  I will keep this book handy for whenever I am feeling down as a pick me up and reminder that God is in control.






Still reading... The Passage (3/6/12)Book #4 of 12

(3/5/12)Book #3 of 12 books in 12 months 
How to Be an American Housewife
I really enjoyed this book!  I like history so this was an interesting perspective of the life of a Japanese woman in the WWII time frame.  It really made me want to read more historical books.


(2/29/12) Book #2 of 12 The Night Circus.  I honestly did not really care for this book.  I just could not follow the characters and when I could I really wasn't that interested in what was going on with them.  The book did have some neat imagery, but other than that I was just happy to be done with it.


(1/1/12) Book #1 of 12 books in 12 months challenge.  The Power of Six was a fast read.  It picked up right where the last one left off.  I will be excited to see what happens next when the next book in the series comes out.  Normally I don't care for anything dealing with the ET, but I enjoy this spin this series has compared to the traditional "alien".





 (12/6/11) I Am Number Four.  I thought this book was pretty good for an Alien Book.  I put it that way because I don't really get into that sort of thing.  However, this was a very quick read and with some imagination it ended up being kind of an interesting read.  I haven't decided on what to read over holiday break, but I'm excited to pick a new book!


                             
(11/6/11) Wicked The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.  Although this book had pretty poor reviews I actually really enjoyed it.  It takes awhile to get into it and does stall at some points, but I think it was a very creative idea and is a fun perspective to think about since I really enjoyed the Wizard of Oz!

(10/20/11)  This was a very interesting book.  It is really different being written from the childs perspective.  After you get used to the style of writing it is a very good book.  It is a very quick read.  I am still debating on what to read next.

10/19/20  This book was "okay".  I liked it much better than the first one (Something Borrowed).  It was a really quick read if you just power through it.  I actually feel much better about the characters now.  Don't really have too much else to say about it.

 
(10/10/11) I just finished The Help this weekend and I absolutely loved it.  Once you get used to the slang you start to build a relationship with the characters.  Having not lived in the era the book was set it makes it really hard to believe that things could have ever been like that between people of different races.  Those of you who have read it...who was your favorite character?
I could relate to Skeeter, but loved Minny!

(9/5/11) I'm going to be 100% honest, I didn't really love this book.  I do enjoy watching football, but I guess I don't really enjoy reading about it.  Maybe I just had the wrong expectation since I heard the movie was sooooooooooooo good.  I still plan on renting the movie at some point to watch it.  Some of the history of football was interesting, but overall I didn't really care for this one.





(8/1/11)  I really enjoyed reading this book.  It was a change though after reading two really fast paced, but detailed trilogies.  I was kind of left a little disappointed at the end because I didn't feel like I got as much detail as I would have liked about their lives after leaving the Benzini Brother's show.  All in all though I really enjoyed it and am very excited to see the movie!
Welcome to my *NEW* reading page.  Since we no longer have cable or internet at home I have started doing a lot of reading in my spare time.  I recently read the "Hunger Games Trilogy".  Wow...what a quick read!  I enjoyed the books because they kept me wanting more until the end.  Then I was completely ready for it to be over.  I haven't decided quite yet what my next read will be, but feel free to leave comments on any books you feel like discussing or also I love recommendations!


3 comments:

Kate said...

I read Water for Elephants over my breaks this summer. I loved the book! I do agree that I would have liked more information at the end. I would have liked to hear more information on his children and everything.

Kate said...

Memoirs of a Geisha is really good if you haven't read that one yet! There is a movie but it's really not that good compared to the book.

Julie said...

I have not read that one yet, HOWEVER I love reading really good books and then watching the movie and complaining about how much better the book was than the movie. I will have to check this one out!