Friday, October 10, 2008

Seven At One Blow

Okeydokey, time for a book update!

New Moon by Stephenie Meyers: I am DONE with this series! I went on to the second book, thinking maybe it would get better, and I hated it. Absolutely slogged through the second half of it.

Sweet Love by Sarah Strohmeyer: This one was hard to get into. I don't think the backstory was clear enough or something. Not that it really matters--it's just a bit of fluff, summer read, kind of book. How delicious does that cupcake look, though?

The Meaning of Sunglasses by Hadley Freeman--I thought it would be fun to read witty, insightful commentary on fashion. Too bad it wasn't witty or insightful. Blah. Maybe I'm just not hip enough.

Towelhead by Alicia Erian--Wow, I don't know...a lot of people really loved this book, and it's gotten a lot of attention, but, to me, it was like reading a Judy Blume novel for the new millenium.

A Cedar Cove Christmas by Debbie Macomber--Yes, it's a very special Christmas book in a romance series.... I can't help myself.

What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn--My favorite of the batch. Well developed characters. Not a happy book, though!

The Necklace: Thirteen Women and the Experiment That Transformed Their Lives by Cheryl Jarvis--I didn't like it much ,but I did like this quote from it:

"Ownership is overrated. We should elevate sharing. Wealth is individual; sharing is collective. We are not what we own. We are what we do, who we help, and the difference we make in the world. At the beginning, the group was so narrow in its concept of sharing. We think that by sharing we give up something, that we get less. But the more we've shared the necklace, the more profound the experience has become. By sharing, we've gotten so much more. If we share, there's enough on the planet for everyone."

1 comment:

janey said...

Thanks for the book reveiws, its good to see what you didn't like so much as well as the ones you did. I agree with you about the sharing quote, we need more of that approach in today's world, especially as the financial situation is changing so rapidly.