This was slow going for me. I have never watched the show so I wasn't expecting anything out of the book. I found it interesting to read about how birth was in the 1950's in England. The stories of all the different women that she meets was entertaining.One woman had given birth 25 times. It is hard to believe that. Women and infidelity and then worrying about the baby not looking like the father/husband.
Well again another great book that I won in LT Early Reviewers Program. I started the book in the middle of March and figured I would get through it quickly. Well then another book caught my attention and I read that one instead. I then really started reading this book on March 31 and I couldn't stop.I really got into this story even though I knew nothing about Dorothy Parker before reading Farewell, Dorothy Parker. The leading character Violet Epps was not my favorite. I enjoyed Violet's interaction with her niece Delaney.I found myself laughing at some of the dry humor in the story. Delaney was the character I loved for her innocuous names for her grandparents, Violet's ex-boyfriend and for some of her friends. Delaney was dealing with the death of her parents and being removed from the care of her Aunt V by her grandparents. This was here way of dealing with the pain of not being able to say goodbye to her family.This is the first book I have read of Ellen Meister and I was pleasantly surprised as to how drawn into the story I became. I will be looking at more books by her and also doing some research on Dorothy Parker.
I didn't love nor hate this book. It was a good book. As a member of my book club stated last night it is a good book just not memorable. I agree. I enjoyed reading the book but I was not so enthralled that I couldn't put it down.This is a work of fiction loosely based on the Japanese Crown Prince after WW2. It was nice to learn about the lifestyle of the Crown Prince and how he falls in love with a Commoner. This story is told from the eyes of Haruko who is the Commoner that the Crown Prince falls in love with.I found the tone at times very depressing. That is why it was easy for me to put the book down. I wasn't captured by the writing. Learning the differences in their lives as I read the book does make you think about how being of different backgrounds can put strain on a marriage and hopefully make you grow as a person.
Well I have finally finished this series. I don't understand what all the hype was about. It was just another series. I was not impressed with it at all. I will say that I enjoyed this book more then the first two.I really enjoyed learning more about Christian Grey and his past. I do not care for Ana. She is one of the most annoying characters I have ever met in a story. I know this was originally a fan fic for Twilight and I read that series. I enjoyed that series because it was good and I connected with the characters.I did cry while reading this book. I did not enjoy reading the sex parts because they became very redundant. I felt like those encounters were all the same. I didn't feel the love between Christian and Ana until the very end of the book. Don't waste your money on these books. If you can find them cheap then maybe. Borrow from the library, kindle or from a friend.
Well I finally finished the second book in this series. I still wasn't impressed with the story until the last one hundred pages or so. That is when it got interesting.I have read romance books before and this series I just haven't felt a connection between Ana and Christian. I just feel a sexual attraction. I would give this book a 3 1/2 stars but Goodreads doesn't offer that option. The beginning of this book has Ana and Christian separated. Ana had left Christian because she couldn't be all that he wanted. Ana's best friend Kate goes out of town with Christians brother. This whole book takes place in 16 days. Ana's new boss is a sleaze bag and I felt that Ana was just so stupid and not realizing that he is attracted to her. The end of the book does have me wanting to read the last book just to see how everything ends. If you are able to borrow this book from your library or borrow from one of your friends I would suggest that instead of buying a copy of your own. It is not worth the money unless it is available at a used book store for a cheap price.
Sinnerman is an awesome read. Once I had started reading Sinnerman I couldn't put it down. Sinnerman is the second book in the Sloane Monroe series. Cheryl Bradshaw did a fantastic job writing this book.Sloane Monroe is a PI whose sister was murdered 3 years ago by a serial killer who goes by the name of Sinnerman. He hasn't killed for three years and when he returns Sloane is determined to find out who he is and to bring him to justice.Sloane has a new found friend who helps her and protects her without being over bearing like Nick usually is. His name is Giovanni Luciani. We met Gio at the end of the first book Black Diamond Death. She wasn't sure what to think of him.If you are looking for a fantastic series to read then I suggest you read the Sloane Monroe Series by starting with Black Diamond Death.
I am so glad that I took the time to read this book. If it hadn't been for the movie being released I probably would have waited to read it. I fell in love with the story, characters and the writing. Stephenie Meyer did a fantastic job on this story. It is even better then the Twilight books.The Host is the story of an alien invasion of Earth. We humans learn of the invasion when we notice changes in other humans. This species attaches to the human body and takes control. They didn't expect some of the Hosts to fight back and still want to be in control.I fell in love with Melanie (the host) and Wanda (Wanderer, the species) along with Jared, Ian, Jamie, Jeb, Kyle and so many more. Melanie is the human who is implanted with the Wanderer. Wanderer realizes that Melanie is still there and doesn't want to let her body go.Wanderer learns more about Melanie through her memories that Melanie is willing to share with her. Wanderer is also supposed to learn about where the other rebels are. Melanie wins The Wanderer over by opening up feelings about her friends and family. The Wanderer is also being followed by a Seeker who wants to find these other rebels.Melanie and The Wanderer become friends and decide to evade the Seeker. They don't like her and want to stay away from her as much as possible. I loved how both Wanda and Melanie became friends and would talk to each other in the mind. They fought but yet the loved each other by the end of the book.Jared is the man that Melanie loves. Jamie is her younger brother. Jeb is her uncle. Ian and Kyle are brothers that Melanie and Wanda meet once they find the hiding place of the camp. There are so many more characters that you will just love and hate at the same time. Melanie's cousin Sharon and Aunt Maggie are two that I felt sorry for. I was crying by the end of this book. It was sad and happy at the same time. I see that supposedly there are 2 more books yet to be released. I cannot wait for them to be released. The Host is one that is worth reading!!
Well I finally finished this book. I enjoy reading about Frank Lloyd Wright and learning more about his buildings and architecture but I don't always enjoy reading about his womanizing. This book is about his women. It isn't just about his wives. The Women starts with his last wife and then goes back to his 'Soul Mate' Mamah. This made the story confusing because things were repeated about the women in the three different parts.This is the first book I have read by T.C. Boyle and I can't say that I will never read any of his work. I don't know. I always like to give authors more then one try.I found myself loathing Frank Lloyd Wright at times while reading this book. I found him egotistical, self centered, and a little dim witted when it came to his money. He may have been a genius as an Architect but that doesn't mean that everyone owes you and should worship you.I will look for other writings on Mr. Wright to get a different perspective on his life and times.
I have never read Terri DuLong before so I didn't know what to expect. I found the writing and character development superbly executed. I loved the characters from the beginning. This is the story of Berkley Whitmore. Berkley finds Cedar Key through postcards that her mother had sent to her grandmother. Berkley was 5 years old when these postcards were sent and living with her grandmother at this time. Postcards from Cedar Key tells the story of Berkley and why her mother had lived in Cedar Key one summer. Berkley is a very independent woman until she meets Saxton. Saxton is the man that helps her and is with her while she searches for the truth about her mother. Berkley wants to really get to know her mother and she does in this book.Wonderfully written and entertaining.
Well I really don't know how I feel about this book. This is the first book by Ann Patchett that I have read. I enjoyed the book but left with mixed feelings about it.This is the story of the Doyle's. You have Bernadette, and Bernard Doyle and their son Sullivan and adoptive sons Tip and Teddy. After the death of Bernadette the boys feel the lose significantly. They are raised by just Bernard. It is an interesting story especially once you meet their biological mother. They meet her by accident, literally. She is hit by a car when she pushes one of her son's out of the way. They also meet her daughter Kenya. She is a very interesting character.I don't want to reveal too much about the story but the ending was what left me with a feeling of being unsure.