Monday, December 19, 2011

New Year New Plan

Okay, starting January 1st I have decided that I am taking a month and going to dedicate it to one type of book. I have tried reading the kids book, the teen book, and then my book. I have been mostly reading teen and kids. My books have been falling by the way side. So every month I am going to read at least 4 books from one type of book. So, because my books have suffered the most I will be reading and reviewing them the month of January. In February I will read 4 kids books and so on.Equal time for equal books. Also because I know for Christmas I am getting books so I really need to clear my bookcase off. I need more room so on January 7th I will post the four adult books I have chosen for the month. Then on Feb 3rd post reviews and on the 7th the cycle starts all over again with a different age range. I hope you all enjoy the books and remember Keep Reading. 

Monday, December 5, 2011

December reads

With all that has been happening here I acutally forgot I did not list the books I am reviewing for this month.

I have 3 books this month Daughters,sons,and my reads.


The Total Tragedy of a Girl named Hamlet                            Author: Erin Dionne                                                          Summary: Hamlet Kennedy just wants to be your average, happy, vinilla eighth grader. But given her family -- a genius seven-year-old sister who is attending middle school with her, and Shakespearean scholar parents who show up like a walking, talking Renaissance Faire-- that's not terribly easy.  School gets worse when her sister is named the new pre-algebra tutor, and even worse when the class project is announced : It's on Shakespeare.Add it all up, and Hamlet's life (like her name) seems like a total tragedy.                                                                          But, as Shakespeare said "it is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves," and Hamlet finds that, ultimately, being from a Freak Family can give a girl license to find her own brand of extraordinary. And there's nothing tragic about that. In fact, the curtain on Hamlet's eighth-grade year might just close to overwhelming applause.

Why I Chose This : My daughter started JR High this year and I wanted to show her it could be rougher. Also to be happy with who you are and your family.

Looking Forward To Reading :  Yes, I am not that old to forget the feeling of not fitting in and  then finding my spot in life (or high school) It will be nice to see someone struggle with the difficulties we all go through. And share them with my daughter.

Title: Airhead
Author: Meg Cabot
Emerson Watts is Gone.

Emerson Watts didn't even want to go to the new SoHo Stark Megastore grand opening and had zero interest in meeting the newly appointed Face of Stark, teen supermodel sensation Nikki Howard.
     But how was Em to know that disaster would strike, changing her - and life as she'd known it - forever? One bizarre accident later, and Em Watts, always the tomboy, never the party princess, is no longer herself. Literally.
     Now getting her best friend, Christopher, to notice she's actually a girl is the least of Em's problems.
   But what Em's pretty sure she'll never be able to accept might just turn out to be the one thing that's going to make her dreams come true......
                                Nikki Howard is here to stay.

Why I chose this:  This is my sons first pick. He wanted an author I have read before. I have read Meg Cabot before he chose this book.

Looking Forward To Reading?: Yes, with books sometimes you pick winners and sometimes losers. I gave him the freedom to pick what he wanted to read. Hope it is a winner.


Title: The Killing Hour
Author: Lisa Gardner

Summary: Each time he strikes, he takes two victims. He waits for the first victim to be discovered - a body containing all the clues investigators need to find the second victim, who counts the a slow but certain death.
   Now, two girls have disappeared, and the deadly countdown begins again. Rookie FBI agent Kimberly Quincy knows the killer's deadline can be met - but she'll have to break some rules to do it.Joining forces with her father, renowned FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, and his partner, Rainie Conner, Kimberly will begin a dangerous hunt for a predator like none she's ever seen.
  He's had five years to perfect his game. Now the clock is ticking. For his victims and for Kimberly.......
                                                      TIME'S UP.

Why I chose this book:  I have read the others in this series and I loved them. It is also in that stack of books on my night stand that I stare at all the time.

Looking forward to reading?:  Yes, the other books are great. Looking forward to seeing Kimberly in the mix now.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Computer problems

Okay, the day before Thanksgiving my computer crashed. I was in shock, but I had books still. I read more than usual and now as you can see my computer is back up. I will be posting my reviews later this week it just feels great to be back.