Saturday, December 31, 2011

Loitering with Intent Stuart Woods

Started December 29th and Finished December 30th.

So it's been a while since I've picked up a Stone Barrington book. Couldn't have been more pleased. I just love Stuart Woods, his books are fast paced and Stone is always getting himself into some kind of trouble. With Dino as his side kick, life is just grand for the both of them. Mr. Woods is descriptive enough for you to be where-ever he takes you, so for a day and night I was in Key West FL. On land and in a boat, it was great and never left the comfort of my pjs. Look forward to reading more about Stone and his escapades.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Ipad2

Well I got me an ipad2 for Christmas. Hope this helps me some with book reviews. If I can do it all in one place it would be fabulous. If you can give me any suggestions about which apps to get that would be fab!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Practical Widow to Passionate Mistress

Yep another HH (harlequin historical), man I've missed reading these books. They are quick reads and have some saucy scenes (woo hoo), but I just love the simple story of man and woman falling in love and all the nuances that go with it Geez Louise, you would think we have it all together by now! Another one that made me cry-love being an emotional person, but gee if you can't express yourself, life becomes way too hard!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Captured for the Captain's Pleasure

My rating: of 5 stars

I'm a sucker for Harlequinn Historicals and when I found out they offered an ebook subscription I jumped at the chance. Sometimes you think that eventually you'll be able to picture how the story will end and sometimes it just surpises you.

I loved this story! I even cried a little during the end. Why people can be so helpless and stubborn when in's a really good story.

What's the difference between a pirate and a privateer? Some consider those whole steal ships and/or cargo, passengers, etc from ships pirates, but during time of war they are privateers. A love story between a lady and a privateer who seems to have a score to settle with the lady's father, at which she knows nothing about. Hell bent on revenge, he ends up falling in love and that was not something he intended at all.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Getting back on track

So I'm currently reading Outlander and about mid way through. I had picked this up a long time ago and after my friend Janet had told me I needed to hurry up b/c she had read them all. Well I picked it back up. I must say that I'm enjoying it immensely.

I recently just read Melissa Mayhue's Daughters of the Glen series and WOW those were great. I've pre-ordered her new one coming out in December. It will be great to re-visit with friends.

I'm still listening to my audio books as well, listening to Robyn Carr's Virgin River series on book 5 and she has like 15 books! A lot of listening yet to be done. With her series all the main characters interact with each other in all the books, so you have constant contact with all of those that you love.
I also signed up with eHarlequin and get my historical books by the month to read on my nook. Let's just say I'm behind. Hope to have some reading days ahead and want to pick this back up again. I failed miserably at the 2011 TBR challenge. Decided not to do one for next year. My goal is to just read and to blog.

There are so many fascinating blogs out there!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lisa Kleypas-Hathaway Series

So I finished listening to the whole series on audio, it has been my constant companion driving back and forth to work. I really enjoy her work and she makes romance fun.

Started listening to Confessions of a Shopaholic.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My Sister's Keeper-Movie

I watched the movie the other night (I've read the book) and I have to say the movie was sadder than the book! Two different endings and always the book is better than the movie but I still balled my eyes out.


Deeper Water by Robert Whitlow

Finished this last Wednesday night, my second book by Robert Whitlow. The book was great and fast page turner like Jimmy. Not exactly happy with the ending, it was left somewhat open. Hope to read some other ones though.

Monday, March 14, 2011

NY Times Book Review-Mr. Memory

So I have it on my color nook now and I'm looking at this past Sunday's review. I don't want to miss out on any "good" books although I'm slow to read or post in this blog. I am currently reading The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster and I Capture the Castle for my 2011 reading challenge. I'm behind though b/c I really should be finishing that one for the month.

Anyway back to NY Times book review:

So far I've only stumbled on Mr. Memory by Alexandra Horowitz.

Wow what a concept of memory championships, how far we've come to letting our phones and computers remember things for us. Can anyone honestly say they've done math on paper rather than an excel spreadsheet or used a calulator? Are we getting ourselves into a bigger mess that when one day everything shuts down we won't know how to function?

I like the idea and concept in the book and would seriously consider reading it.

Now in the middle of looking at the magazine, my nook is installing new software!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Where Have I Been?

Well aside from the snow we got last week-sick of seeing it still. I've been introduced to a new website and it has taken all of my time except for when I've been on facebook and reading. Just got finished-literally like 5 minutes ago with my first book for the 2011 Book Challenge. I'm quite proud of myself for getting it done in January. I think I've picked out my next read and will need to add it to my nook-since I don't want to be holding the huge thing in person!

Plus I need to get back to Eat Pray and Love!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Eat Pray Love Bead #5

The emotional wreckage of her marriage ending, 9/11 existing, and love on the rebound-well to put it honest is a big emotional train wreck of a mess.

What was she thinking I do not know, but I know one thing is very clear in this chapter, the woman didn't know how to love herself. I don't care how much you put into a relationship, if you are not comfortable with yourself, no one else is going to be.

I can be a sassy mouth person, sometimes doing it without knowing it. A true Southern girl that will snap that sweetness right out of your tea. And yet on rainy days I can curl up with my cat (at this point he's my cat) and go to sleep. I will listen to your every thought and give advice when needed whether you want it or not-that's just me. And I'm ok with it. I have to be, b/c ultimately I'm living with myself, I share my space with my family but only I can hear my own thoughts, thank the good Lord for that. Some things I have thought would curl your toes.

At any rate I am stopping at bead #5 tonight and will pick up later.

Eat Pray Love Bead #4

Go back to bed, Liz.

Don't think it's a phenomenal sentence, b/c it's not. What's phenomenal at least to me is that she listened. I'll try not to get too religious here-I am a Christian don't forget-but I think the hardest time we have in our conversations with God is listening to what he says. He just told her to go back to bed. Something simple and yet we make the most complex issues out of little ant hills. I think we would be better off if we listened to that simple word or phrase he is trying to tell us.

Eat Pray Love Bead #3

I don't think it's ironic that in bead #3 she talks about God. What her definition of her God is and what she believes, I don't care who you are, when you share your religion you always end up offending someone. We are not perfect and only He is.

Yep I believe in God, proud to say that I am. I don't exactly believe the same way she does, but then it's not a perfect world either. We should be ok to state what we believe and not be persecuted for it.

Bead #4

Eat Pray Love Bead #2

So she takes you back a little in time about why she was crying on the floor about her marriage.

At a point she is discussing why at 30 she was supposed to be excited about trying to have a baby b/c for some strange reason at that age you're supposed to have one. I feel like she does about a baby and I'm already 37. We have decided not to have one (my husband and I) and we're ok with it.

I love the comment from her sister that having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face-you do have to be serious to commit to something like that. My joy is rather to be a great Aunt and someday I'll get to have that chance.

Anyhoo as a go back to bead #2. I feel sad for her knowing that she hated her marriage and proud that she feels she doesn't have to discuss with us-the reader-why things happened for her the way it did, it's not any of our business how she got there, it's the story of where she went to from there. The learning experience is what we are reading here.

On to Bead #3

Eat Pray Love

So I've started Eat Pray Love and have decided like Elizabeth Gilbert who wrote her story as 108 beads, I would review each bead.

Chapter One:

I like how she writes her story as if she's sitting right there with you, with your preferable drink enlightening you on all her thoughts and feelings. Mind you I've only read the first "bead" but she makes you comfortable in her story and you too wish the young Italian will kiss her, but alas this isn't a fairytale at all and about real life.

Off to Chapter Two!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

My New Year

My New Year came in with a bang. I had a migraine all day yesterday-did a little bit of reading last night. Today is the first day on the computer for 2011. I still had a left over headache this morning but finally knocked it out with a Tylenol pm.

Alas I go back to work tomorrow-YUCK. I like my job, don't get me wrong but this week off has gotten me spoiled. Staying up to read knowing I can sleep late. Yeah, so my thoughts are to start on Jimmy for the TBR challenge tomorrow night.

I'm pretty close to being done with Outlander!