This Chica's Must Read List (so far!)

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
13th Tale by Diane Setterfield
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

iPad update!

Okay, I'm looking at my last post from April 19, 2010 and I just got my iPad. I told you about the 1,000 page book I purchased "Cathedral by the Sea". Update: I am now on page 535 of the ebook. Do I usually read this slow? NO Is the book boring? ABSOLUTELY NOT!

I have to ask myself then, why am I reading so slow on my iPad. I finally figured it out. I don't want to damage my ipad or leave it out or forget it somewhere. Isn't that crazy? Isn't the whole purpose of this to be on the go??? What do I take with me instead? My banged up copy of Jodi Picoult's book that I got at the resale shop for 50 cents. Yes, I'm reading another book at the same time. Despicable! The book I'm reading is "Perfect Match" from 2002. GREAT! I never used to read Jodi Picoult, but while browsing the Best Seller display at my local Borders, I saw the "House Rules" book and took a chance and couldn't put it down. Needless to say, I'm a Picoult fan.

Back to the iPad, anyone else having this same issue???

Monday, April 19, 2010

Got my iPad

Okay, I said I'd never get one and I did. Well I got it for my birthday. I love my iPad. I bought a book. I am reading Cathedral of the Sea by Spanish author Ildefonso Falcones. It is a Spanish bestseller. It reminds me of Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. So if you loved that, chances are you'll love this.

Back to the iPad. I must say that I love it. I think I read faster on it. Thank you Apple.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Girl Scout Cookies!!!

It's that time again and my daughter is selling Girl Scout Cookies. If you're interested in purchasing some, please contact me! The link for the types I'm selling is:


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

1st Signed UK Edition Diane Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale

Okay, I've set up an Ebay account to start selling some great books at GREAT prices. If you want to check out the signed 1st edition, follow this link!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

What to read - what to read

Can't decide what to read next. Spent 2 hours at Borders yesterday just walking around and looking at the NY Times Bestseller list. I hate that it's always the same authors. Where are all the NEW authors??? Any suggestions for new books??? Anyone??

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Finished my book!!!

Well, I did it, I finally gave in and finished the last of Half Broke Horses and it didn't disappoint. I fell in love with Jeannette's grandmother Lily. She was smart, strong, independent, resilient, and surprisingly, everything I found her mother not to be. I may need to re-read The Glass Castle to get a better look at this again. I want to read to better understand her life. It's like when you read a self help book and apply it to your life or you have a major breakthrough about something from the past and you try and understand who you are now and why you were that way. It's the same thing with this book, I want to go back to the glass castle and figure out her mother. The end of the book briefly covers her mother and the end notes explain why she wrote about her grandmother and not her mother which is great. I definitely suggest reading this 1st and then the Glass Castle. Thank you Jeannette Walls for a fantastic book!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Half Broke Horses - Almost done

I love it when you can't put your book down. Last night I finished Julia Alvarez's book and then picked up Half Broke Horses and only got about 10 pages into it before I fell sound asleep. I then woke up at 2am and couldn't fall back to sleep and picked up the book and then couldn't put it down. I had to force myself to stop after I was up to page 167. I am purposely stopping because I don't want it to end. I love it when that happens. If you loved Jeannette Walls' book The Glass Castle, then you will love this story. The story of her grandmother and mother. What resilience these women had. It makes me want to re-read The Glass Castle. They are must reads for sure!