One for the Books

I am ONE for the Books and this is where my thoughts are shared. I enjoy reading with a passion. I see no issue in getting whisked away into the pages for hours, days, weeks, months at a time! Reading is a huge part of my life.

He's done it again!

A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini

My, my, my....I am at a loss for words (in a good way);  Khaled Hosseini  has done it again . I might need to take a day to regroup and come back and write my review. I highly recommend  this novel! Engaging, riveting, and heart wrenching ... I loved every moment of it. The characters, the plot, the reality... To be continued once I gather myself. My first 5 in a long time. 

My first audiobook

A Deadly Grind - Victoria Hamilton

So this is my 2nd day listening to my first audio book.  I'm enjoying both the experience and the book. The book is a nice little cozy book;  nothing too thought provoking but interesting enough to capture my attention during my work commutes. I may be on to something with these audiobooks!! Thanks to my booklikes  pals for the tips. 

#random - audiobooks

I feel like I could indulge in many more books if I could pay attention to audiobooks. I really want to incorporate them but my attention span is so short when listening.  *Pouts*

Every family has its secrets...

My Sweet Audrina - V.C. Andrews

I understand that but this family was full of manipulators.  Jeesh!!! I was so confused, I didn't even know who to believe! This novel was pleasurable and disturbing at the same time.  I couldn't put it down though.  Lol. I'm actually ready to check out the sequel which doesn't come out until July, I think.  My only gripe was that it took a lot of pages to get a point that could have been reached in half the pages.  It really was not that big of a"wow" moment, it was a little predictable. But as I said it was entertaining. 

Reading progress update: I've read 6%.

My Sweet Audrina - V.C. Andrews

Not sure if I'm supposed to be laughing at this book but I've chuckled a few times...these characters are hilariously flawed. 

4 out of 4

Recipes for Love and Murder: A Tannie Maria Mystery - Sally Andrew

I made it. I finished 4 books during the break  as I had originally  set out to do. Two of them were really enjoyable and the other two were OK, not terrible. 

Rena's Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz - Heather Dune Macadam, Rena Kornreich Gelissen

A captivating and heartwrenching story of courage, selflessness, hope, and survival. This book was eye opening and humbling as Rena shared her tale of survival in Auschwitz while trying to remain humane and trying to keep her promise to her sister. Although it takes place during the Holocaust, this memoir does not put a lot of focus on the evils during the time. Rena's will to survive, her selflessness, and her strength during such a tumultuous time were admirable. The story telling was great and at times I had to remind myself that this was her reality for 3 years. There are a few pictures of Rena and Danka included as well.  Two thumbs up

Reading progress update: I've read 17%.

Bittersweet - Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

There's something weird going on. Something unsettling...and I'm enjoying it..Yes!!!

Reblogged from Lora's Rants and Reviews :
Every Fifteen Minutes - Lisa Scottoline

Took me way too long to finish...took the book way too long to get to the point...Good ending though. It wrapped up nicely. 

Reading progress update: I've read 23%.

Every Fifteen Minutes - Lisa Scottoline

Yes, I know I haven't gotten far but yall know how life goes. Anywho..I really want to like this book but there are a few things that keep making me put it down:1. The author is trying to usell eliqueur diction that for this nover and in my opinion is inappropriate. Now, I love learning new words, however, I'd prefer it not be in a book that is trying to build suspense (ie: "freshet"); 2. Involves words too.  The author keeps using technical psychology and psychiatry terms and medicines and sometimes drifting off the plot by explaining different techniques.  Now once again I would be interested but not in a suspense book.  These few things are taking away from the suspense and thrill of the novel and at times it seems like I'm reading a story in a medical journal.. 

Creepy...

Every Fifteen Minutes - Lisa Scottoline

"I'm a sociopath. I look normal, but I'm not... I fool you. I fool everybody. I've read that one out of twenty four people is a sociopath, and if you ask me, the other twenty three of you should be worried... It's not being paranoid to worry about us. You should be more paranoid than you are."

 

These were the first few lines. Gave me goosebumps!

#1 of 4

Every Fifteen Minutes - Lisa Scottoline

I plan to read at least 4 books before we return to school. 

China Rich Girlfriend: A Novel - Kevin Kwan

Hopefully this will be good. The last few books I've read were duds!!! Flops...ugh

Wench - Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Slowly but surely getting my groove back...lol. very slowly. ..

Currently reading

Liar's Bench
Kim Michele Richardson