Friday, February 29, 2008

Just Finished The Star Garden by Nancy E. Turner

Loved it!!! Of course, I loved the other two (These is My Words, Sarah's Quilt), so I was ready to love this one. My sis Julie (Crazymama) said a couple of girls in her book group didn't like it. The only reason that I can see is that perhaps she wasn't as successful in building up the romantic tension in this book as she was in the others. The romance was just a side plot, amidst the family struggles and trials of life in territorial Arizona. However, I love her characters and want to know more. She left it open for the possiblity of another book in the series, but I'd really like to see her follow one of Sarah's children, with Sarah's life as the subplot.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Book of a Thousand Days Discussion

WOW, I can hardly believe it has been two weeks already!! I hope everyone has had a chance to get the book and read it. If you haven't, hurry and read it! It is a VERY fast read.

***Spoiler Alert***

I really liked this book. I loved Dashti and her humer in all things. She had a strength about her that Lady Saren didn't have. Perhaps it was because of what she saw and how she was treated by her father that took it all from her. Dashti was alot more patient then I would have been with Lady Saren.

What did you think about Lady Saren? After you found out about her youth did your perception change?

At first I thought her spoiled. I would get so frustrated with her crying on. I couldn't understand what she was so afraid of. After I found out what happened I understood more. I couldn't imagine what she went through seeing this man she is supposed to marry turn into a wolf and having a father who she couldn't even talk to. I know for a fact that without Dashti she would have died.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Book Meme

I found this book meme on my two cents,

Here are the Rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences

Let's do it!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Book of a Thousand Days

thanks michelle for picking this months book! Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale.

how about we each come up with 2 questions about the book. then we can all discuss it that way? or something else? it looks like a fun, quick read. i can't wait to start!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

pick a book

i think since we have several people on this blog we need to pick a book to read together. (i hope everyone has finished Teacher by now!) i belong to a book club at home but i can juggle 3 or 4 books at a time. any ideas? i love to make suggestions but i need to expand the variety of books i read. i'm up for a good fiction for the month of february. speak up ladies!

let's read!