Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family by Dave Pelzer

This is a sequel to his book "A Child Called It" but this is about the authors life between the ages of 12 and 18 and his struggles between foster homes and how he tried to coping and adjusting.
It pictures how he tried to fit in his new world and thriving for affection from his cold mother, opening my eyes to how foster care helps those who are in need and how much support people should give to this 'system'. And most of all it shows that there is still good in this world and people who really want to make a difference.
Very gripping and heart retching story.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

PS, I Love You by Cecilia Ahern

This was my favorite book of 2007 right there with Harry Pooter and the Deathly Hallows.

It's the story of a Holly who is married to the love of her life Gerry, then Gerry dies from cancer and that just takes the life out of Holly. She just fades away, that is until she recieves a package with 10 letters wrtten to her by Gerry before he died to be opened a letter a month.. These letters guide her and help ease her pain for losing Gerry..

It was sentimentally romantic that touched me in so many levels..

It made me laugh and cry For Holly and Gerry.. I just LOVED it..

Monday, April 21, 2008

A Is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

Year Published: 1983

My Rating: 5 stars

This is the first book in the Alphabet Series by Sue Grafton.

Eight years ago Lawrence Fife was murdered, his wife Nikki was accused, tried and found guilty.
It seems plenty of people had reason to want him dead or didn't really care since his reputation doesn't help being a divorce attorney and a philanderer too.
Now Nikki is out on parole, she hired Kinsey Millhone a private investigator to discover who the real killer is.
She has to discover that fast because it seems the killer is not very happy about the case being reopened again and is trying to silence whoever wants to talk.

My first read for Sue Grafton and she has me hooked on Kinsey Millhone :)

Other points of view about this book :)

1st to Die by James Patterson

Year Published: 2001

My Rating: 5 stars

462 pages

Lindsay Boxer is a homicide inspector in the San Francisco Police Department who unites with some women friends to try and catch a serial killer on the loose that has been targeting newlyweds in the most horrifying and shocking murders imaginable.

These four girlfiends cover the police department, a medical examiner, a reporter and an assistant DA. Forming the Woman's Murder Club. To do that they had to work on their own trusting each other and thinking outside the box.

Very gripping tale that keeps you turning pages with unexpected turns of events. Shocking till the end. I enjoyed it very much.. and loved Lindsey and her girlfriends.

Another review @ Mis(h)takes

Blogging my book reads..

I thought of blogging the books I read and writing a review of each so I could keep track of what I read and what I thought about what :)
Since I'm participating in a very exciting and interesting challenge called the Alphabet Soup Challenge that I am enjoying to the extreme as I have enjoyed the challenge before it which was the Amazing Page Race Challenge..
This is my log for the Alphabet Soup Challenge in the Readers in Thongs group on Shelfari.

I've collected 82 points for the first half of April and adding up :)

My Blogging Awards


Books Read In 2007

  • PS, I Love You by Cecilia Ahern
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
  • Where There is Evil by Sandra Brown
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  • New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
  • The Sins of the Fathers by Lawrence Block
  • Time to Murder and Create by Lawrence Block
  • Drop Dead Sexy by Elisa Adams