Thursday, August 30, 2012

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Once again this was listened to on our library playaways which my boyfriend just loves. I for one like the turning of the pages but I didn't have time for that and this was just easier.

I really got into this one more than I did the first Hunger Games book. I of course am team Gale so there wasn't enough of him but I hope the third book will change that. I really thought this times arena was crazyyyy and I loved how you really had to use your brain to figure it out !

Monday, August 27, 2012

An Amish Love

This is a book of three Amish novellas by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller and Kelly Long. I have read books by all 3 so I of course knew I would love it ...and I did LOVE it, although it is a little long at 500 pages it was worth every second and gave me the warm and fuzziness feeling in my heart 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I did it, I fell into the Hunger Game trap. My boyfriend who is visually impaired so we rent these things called "playaway" which is a book loaded into an mp3 player. Super cool asnf perfect for what we need. He listened to it and demanded that I do as well.

I figured from what other friends had said that I would like this book, and sure enough I did. It was a lot different than I thought it would be. I found myself falling in love with Katniss and really getting into the emotions of the book....I was a little concerned that this book was advertised as a teen book . I wouldn't let me teen read it !! Super graphic in the descriptions and not appropriate  for a young audience .  Currently listening to "Catching Fire "

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Roadtrip Reading

My boyfriend Charles and I went on a roadtrip to Virginia for my cousins wedding. Since it is about an 8 hour drive we decided it would be a good idea to get a few audio books to listen to. A friend suggested we try to Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. So we went to the library and got the first two books. We laughed our butts off the whole way !!! If you have not read the series i suggest you start now. We already put a hold on the next few books

A Path Toward Love by Cara Lynn James

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com  a book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own

A non Amish book, I know shocking right ? Well even if it wasn't Amish i did enjoy this book. I can normal tell by the cover if I will like a book and sure enough I liked the cover and I liked the book...bad bad me judging a book by its cover.

This novel was about a young woman, Katherine  who is a widow and trying to run the orange farm  that she inherited when her no good two timing husband  got sick and kicked the bucket. Her husbands gambling affairs but a damper on the family business and its just about to  bankrupt when Katherine's father stops by for a visit. He is willing to loan Katherine the money to help try and make a turn around but in return she has to New York with him for a month. Katherine agrees and finds herself in the company of two men wanting to court her, Andrew who works for her father and his cousin Randy who her parents desperately  what her to marry. What will Katherine who has vowed  to never remarry do ?

I really enjoyed this book, it was pretty much what I thought it would be and ended how I thought it would. I could really relate to the hardheadedness of Katherine. I tend to be the same way myself. It was a really cute enjoyable story.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Almost Amish by Kathryn Cushman

I received a copy of this book for review purposes from Bethany House Publishers.  I am under no obligation to write a positive review, just an honest one

Another Amish book....shocking I know !! This is the first book by Kathryn that I think I have read, I read so much its hard to keep track of what all I have read. But anyways this one had a little different twist on things than the normal Amish fiction  that I normal read.

In Almost Amish it has a twist that almost all America seems to enjoy...reality TV. In this novel sister in laws Susan and Julie take on a challenge form a talk show host to take their families and live the Amish lifestyle with none of the comforts of daily life that they are use to. Susan and Julie soon realize that this challenge maybe more than they bargained for .

I enjoyed this book, not my favorite but certainty not the worst I've ever read. I did like the feeling I got when I read it. As always I want to know what will happen next.