Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

I got a few books from the library last week.

206 Bones 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs

Where Do I Go? (Yada Yada House of Hope Series, Book 1) Where Do I Go? (Yada Yada House of Hope Series, Book 1) by Neta Jackson

The Way We Roll (Beta Gamma Pi Novels) The Way We Roll (Beta Gamma Pi Novels) by Stephanie Perry Moore

The It Girl (It Girl #1)The It Girl (It Girl #1) by Cecily von Ziegesar

A Girl Like MeA Girl Like Me by Ni-Ni Simone

Fearless Fourteen (Stephanie Plum, No. 14) Fearless Fourteen (Stephanie Plum, No. 14) by Janet Evanovich. I got this as an Audiobook.

Right now, I'm reading Arm Candy and Mommywood.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Review: Night Road by Kristin Hannah

Night Road
The Farraday family is your normal typical family made up of Miles and Jude, who are the parents to twins, Mia and Zach. Jude is very protective and wants to be the best mother she can be. Lexi becomes apart of their family when she moves in with her Aunt Eva. The family is struck with sudden tragedy and they each have to learn how to cope with what happened.

This book was fabulous! It held my attention until the very last page. I literally did not want to put it down. I loved it! This story was beautifully written and showed everybody's point of view. It was emotional. Any emotion you can think of, this book had it. It was a family drama with teenage angst, love, loss, forgiveness and all that good stuff. I don't want to give away anything that happened, because it was that good. I would love to see the movie to this. It could be in the theaters, on Lifetime, anything. Read this book!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Follow Friday!

Q: Genre Wars! What's your favorite genre and which book in that genre made it your favorite?

My favorite genre would have to be chick lit. I don't remember my first chick lit book. I like books written by Kyra Davis, Jen Lancaster, Katrina Spencer, and Jackie Collins, etc. I don't like picking a specific genre. I like mystery, gossipy,witty, drama-ish, glamour, fun and a little gritty. My genre depends on my mood. Sometimes I want a romance and sometimes I just want to laugh. I want to read some dystopia, too.Yeah, I hope this post made sense. This was a rambling post.:o)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

In My Mailbox

I forgot I got some books from the library.:)
In my mailbox is from Kristi from The Story Siren.

Sweet Little Lies: An L.A. Candy NovelSweet Little Lies: An L.A. Candy Novel by Lauren Conrad. I got this as an e-Pub or something from the e-library.
La Bella Lingua: My Love Affair with Italian, the World's Most Enchanting LanguageLa Bella Lingua: My Love Affair with Italian, the World's Most Enchanting Language by Dianne Hales.
Chocolate Mousse and Two SpoonsChocolate Mousse and Two Spoons by Lorraine Jenkin

These all came from the library. Right now, I'm reading Night Road by Kristin Hannah.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Follow Friday!

Follow Friday is a weekly event hosted by Parajunkee.

This weeks question:
The magic book fairy pops out of your cereal box and says “you and your favorite character (from a book of course) can switch places!” Who are you going to switch with?

I would switch with Bella Hunter from Confessions of a Beauty Addict. I want her makeup collection and one of my dream jobs is to be a beauty editor because I love makeup!
 Confessions of a Beauty Addict

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Book Review: Black, White, Other: In Search of Nina Armstrong by Joan Steinau Lester

Black, White, Other: In Search of Nina ArmstrongBlack, White, Other:In Search of Nina Armstrong by Joan Steinau Lester

Publisher: Zondervan 09/01/2011
Source: Received from publisher via Net Galley
Genre: Young Adult

Nina Armstrong is a fourteen year old biracial girl who's father is black and mother is white. Since her parents split up, her life is turned upside down and everything she thought she knew is different. Everything her parents taught her about herself is up in the air and she doesn't know what to believe anymore. Nina feels she doesn't fit in with her family or her friends at school so, she finds solace in her great-great grandmother's, Sarah, story of freedom.
 Black, White, Other: In Search of Nina Armstrong is about a biracial teen named Nina Armstrong whose life changes once her parents split up. She has to adjust to a black and white world. She has white and black friends. They both want her to choose a race, but she wants things to stay the same. This book had a story within a story format that parallel Nina's story to her great-great grandmother story. This was a good book. Once I started reading, I couldn't stop. This is a book about self-acceptance and self-love.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Review: Georgia's Kitchen by Jenny Nelson

Georgia's Kitchen

Georgia Gray seems to have the perfect life. She has the man, the ring, and the job. Yet, all of that changes on the same day and throws Georgia for a loop. This sudden change of events causes her to rethink what it is she truly wants out of life. She goes to Italy to clear her heart and head. She meets a man and gets a new job.

This book was a nice light read. I felt like I was with Georgia in Italy drinking cappucinni and caffes. I even partied with her and her crazy friends in New York City. The descriptions of Italy were beautiful. Georgia is a perfectionist and learns how to cook Italian food correctly and she overcomes adversity. She literally showed you that when you fall down you have to get up, try again and work your butt off for what you really want. When she figured out what she wanted to do, she went for it. This is the book to get when you don't want to read something deep. It's the perfect summer read.