Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Heart of the Matter -- Emily Giffin

I love Emily Giffin and i love her enough to have bought her book brand new! So, it arrived Monday and today i finally had a chance to dive into it. And i read it all today. It was impossible to put down. She did a great job again! And if you have read anything by her, then you will love the Rachel and Dex tie into this book.

To not give too much away, this book is pretty much about two different women, Tessa and Valerie. Tessa is a stay at home mom who struggles with the day to day life of that. Her husband is a pediatric surgeon with long hours. Valerie is a single mom who is raising her son on her own. Her son is in an accident which then brings him under Tessa's husbands care and then the story begins there. Every other chapter is written in each women's point of view. It was amazing to me how when reading Valerie's story, you were on her side and when reading Tessa's you were on hers. To get the gist of what i am talking about, you will have to check out the book.

And as always, the ending is left wide open for you to decide what happens. I would love it if Emily would write a short story book of short stories for all her books to let us know what the characters did after her books ended!

I give this book 5 stars all the way!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Its Monday, What are you reading?

I think i had a pretty good week of reading last week. It wasn't a lot of books, but it was a week of good reading. Be sure to link up with One Persons Journey Through a World Of Books

I read:
What The Lady Wants by Jennifer Crusie. I love her. She is my favorite author and i was so glad that one was good. I have loved everything i read by her, but the two i read before this one, i was shocked that they didn't hit me craving more of her like they usually do. This one was a quick read.

I then read Change of Hearts by Jodi Picoult. There is a review i wrote one entry down from this one. This was my first book by this author. It took me 3 days to read. I loved it though. I have to get used to her writing and take the story in. I would have loved to have hours to dive into this book. But, the kids and hubby weren't feeling well, so i spent a lot of time with them.

I tackled my book from Booksneeze, Embracing Your Second Calling by Dale Bourke.

Right now i am reading and only have about 80 pages left, The Big Bad Wolf Tells All by Donna Kauffman. This is also a new author for me. The story has been very entertaining.  Not paranormal if you read the word wolf and got excited.  It about a columnist who writes a theory about men who are either sheep or wolfs. As in their personalities.  She considers herself a wolf and of coarse, we watch her through the story no longer being a wolf and becoming the sheep she never wanted to come. A classic romance.

So, that was last weeks reads.

I have no idea what i am going to read this week. The new Emily Giffin book Change of Hearts should be arriving this week to my door. And i plan to tackle my book club book Cold Fire by Dean Koontz.

Happy Reading!

(this is also published on Wolfe Lair Tales. I am in the process of getting all book content and followers to this blog)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult

I just read my first book by Jodi Picoult. It took a little to get used to her writing, but i really did enjoy it. She writes each chapter in a different persons persons perspective, which makes it very interesting and gives you what feels like the whole story from everyone angle. So, the story is not one sided. You feel the emotion of each character. This book starts out with a mother who loses her husband in a car accident and is left to raise her daughter on her own. She then remarries and becomes pregnant with the new husband. She comes home from a prenatal appointment and finds the new husband and her daughter murdered! You feel such pain then for her to have lost three people now. The story then lets you get to know the person on death row for the murders. You get to know the person through his spiritual advisor and lawyer. The murderer is able to perform so called miracles and the books dives a lot into faith. Many people feel like the inmate is Jesus. Not to give too much away, but the lady from the beginning who has lost two husbands and a child now has her new daughter, who at 11 needs a heart transplant or she will die.

It was an emotional story. Very well written and i very much enjoyed it. I bought this book from the library for a quarter and it was worth that quarter!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Its Monday, What are you reading?

So, this is a new meme i am doing. To link up, visit One Persons Journey Through a World of Books.  So, as someone who reads all the time, this is a perfect meme for me. So, what do you do? Well, i tell you what books i read since last monday and what i plan to read this week.

So, onto last week. I finished the 6 book Janet Evanovich and co authored with Charlotte Hughes. It was a great series. It was a quick entertaining read. And i love novels full of comedy and a little love. Last week i think i read the last 3 in the series. I would recommend it to anyone who loves comedy romance.

I also read a quick series that a friend gave me. To start this meme and i am going to tell you that it was a short erotica series! I will try anything. The Books in the series are Pack ChallangeGo Fetch, and Here Kitty Kitty. It was written by Shelly Laurenston. I must say, these books make a cheesy harlequin book look like young adult. The language in these alone was a little hard to get used too. However, i did enjoy the series. It has been awhile since i had picked up anything paranormal. These were about shape shifters, mostly wolves. It was a good series, in honestly.  The books were between 200-300 pages, so they were quick reads. They had a decent plot. And if you are looking for steamy....they were defiently steamy. These books even came with a warning on the back! Good thing...b/c we wouldn't need a teeny bopper picking this up thinking its the next Twilight!

So, whats on the list this week? Something a little less steamy. I plan to get back to some chick lit. I have bought two Jodi Picoult books and have yet to read one. So, i plan to read one of those this week.

Jodi Picoult Change of Heart. I picked this up at the libray for 25 cents!

So, far thats all thats on the list.
So, i love reading. I have a blog that i post on all the time. Wolfe Lair Tales. I am however wanting to blog some more about books and so on. So...i am starting the book blog. Who says i can't have more then one :o)