Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday...

What books have made you think?

Most books usually make me think. There are the what if's, what would I do's, and wouldn't that be cool thoughts that usually go through my mind. Jodi Picoult's books usually really make me think, whether it's about a child who is sexually abused, in Perfect Match, a teacher being accused of sexually abusing his students in Salem Falls or dealing with school shootings in Nineteen Minutes Picoult always makes me think and feel.

Another book that made me think recently was My Not So Fairy Tale Life by Julie Wright , which explores changing from pretty anti-Mormon to Mormon.

I like fiction books that deal with real life issues that challenge me to think, what would I do?

What about you? What makes you think?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

PS I love you...

Oh my goodness. I picked up PS I love you on Friday and devoured it! It had been sitting on my shelf for awhile and I wish I would not have waited so long. I don't remember the last time I laughed and cried interchangably throughout the whole novel. I also cannot believe that Cecilia Ahearn was 21 years old and that it was her first novel. It was fabulous. It was heartbreaking and real, yet hilariously funny at parts. You get sucked into it and cannot stop. My only complaints is that I wish Daniel and her had been right for each other. I do not understand Daniel's love for Laura's "drama." I fully agree with Holly's opinion of her just being a bitch. I also wonder what kind of person Daniel really is if he was friends with her ex and her boyfriend. That part of the story could have been better written. Anyway, I definitely give it 2 thumbs up. I even went and got another one of her books from the library and will start that today!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Some things about me...

Getting to Know Me From A-Z:
A - Age: 25
B - Bed size: Full but it needs to be bigger!
C - Chore you hate: hmm, I will have to say dusting but up there very close to the top are folding laundry and washing dishes!
D - Dad's Name: Mike
E - Essential start your day item: A caffeinated beverage
F - Favorite food: nachos
G - Gold or Silver: white gold or silver..
H - Height: 5' 3" ish...
I - Instruments you play(ed): none..
J - Job title: temporary title 1 math teacher
K - Kid(s): none yet
L - Living arrangements: with my hubby
M - Moms name : Sherry
N - Nicknames: Em, Emmers, Fred...
P - Pet Peeve: Chewing with your mouth open and my hubby comes up with new pet peeves of mine daily haha..
Q - Quotes you like: "Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars - points of light and reason. .. And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brillancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything was black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn't see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything." - Edward in New Moon
R - Right or left handed: Right
S - Siblings: a younger brother who is 21
T - Time you wake up: Anywhere between 7:30 and 9:30
U - Undying love for: cheese and books ;)
V - Vegetable you dislike: not sure..
W - Ways you run late: sleeping in
.X- X-rays you've had: teeth, knee, ankle...
Y - Yummy food you make: mexican dip
Z - Zodiac: Aries

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

March Lull..

One would think with it being reading month I would have gotten my read on. Not so much, I really need to buckle down or there is NO WAY I will make my reading goal this year. The things holding me back is my goal at reading books that are classics, or longer, or not really my style and it's slowing me down. After I finish the books from this library trip, I am going back to what I like,and maybe some more mindless reading!

Here is the wee lil damage of reading I did in March..
10. The Hours – Michael Cunningham (March 9th)
11. Monster – Walter Dean Myers (March 12th)

Eeek. This is bad. I have been reading Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates since March 12th, but I haven't picked it up in about a week.. I think my goal is to finish it by Friday, which is totally doable. Must step away from the computer for the rest of the week!