Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Top Ten Books I Thought I'd Like MORE/LESS Than I Did

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this week's Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Books I Thought I'd Like MORE/LESS Than I Did

1.) Gone Girl - didn't think I'd like it as much as I did!
2.)Holidays on Ice - thought I'd love it; sadly disappointed
3.) The Memory Keeper's Daughter - thought it looked boring but it was a great book
4.)The Catcher in the Rye - a classic that I could barely finish - yawn!
5.)Anything Bill Bryson - dude always surprises me with great books 
6.)50 Shades of Grey - disappointing
7.) Wild by Cheryl Strayed - wasn't sure about it but ended up LOVING it
8.)The Eyre Affair - I love Jane Eyre but this story was so convoluted  
9.) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - glad I picked this one up in high school!
10.) Confederates in the Attic - couldn't even finish this one

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sundays In Bed With...

Hosted by Midnight Book Girl, what are you (were you) reading this past Sunday?

I've been reading The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards and finished it shortly before book club on Saturday. This book was right up my ally. A decision made by a young doctor changes the paths of 2 women and 2 children. All I can say is READ THIS! I loved it!

Now, on to the next book. I tried getting back into the last Harry Potter but I'm going to have to re-read the 100 pages or so I finished because I've gotten confused since I haven't picked it up in over a month. I know, I know. How can I not want to consume HP immediately? Simple. I don't want to end the series and to be honest, I want to read something else before I finish the series. I read the first 6 books one right after the other and so I am going to read something else before going back to the Deathly Hallows.

But what to read? My account says I am 15 books behind schedule for my annual goal. Oops! Time to catch up. 

What have I been doing lately? Well, my cross-stitch obsession took over for a while and then I got an iPhone and have become one of "those people." :) I also have been busy with different social engagements etc. etc. But I'm determined to catch up on my goodreads goal. 

Currently, I'm trying to decide between the following books - feel free to comment and tell me your opinion:

Ann Rule's Small Sacrifices
Helter Skelter
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Trinity by Leon Uris (long but it's my daddy's fave)
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sundays In Bed With...

Hosted by Kate @ Midnight Book Girl, what are you reading today?

As Spring hits (finally!), I have been back into a winter storm starting off The Memory Keeper's Daughter and have enjoyed the first chapter. Now that the warmer weather is here for the time being, I am heading out to do some yard work and errands before tonight when I'll pick this book up again. Keep readin'!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Reading has been hard...

I've had a hard time finding time to read lately. Partly due to busy weekends and busy days at the office proofreading everything under the sun but I'll be back. I was planning to get the last Harry Potter read (since my book club girls are awaiting it feverishly) by Monday but Easter plus feeling exhausted, etc. meant that I would pick up the book and then either fall asleep or get side-tracked. So I'm putting Harry back on hold (honestly, I really really don't want to finish the series because I love it so much) and I'm heading to our book club pick, The Memory Keeper's Daughter. Stay tuned. 

Bitches be readin'!