The page turning truth as crazymom sees it: Book reviews

In addition to reading these books I try to set them free as well. (unless they are from the library) click here and see what I mean!  

I’ve changed this page just a bit to be more functional for me… so now the entries are in reverse order, meaning scroll to the bottom to see the latest book I’m reading and what I thought of it.

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  1. mommywindow
    May 24, 2008 @ 17:40:15

    November 2006 Book Choice

    I just finished the book Pirates by Linda Lael Miller. I would not have picked this book out myself but I am in a book club and so I read it. It was about a women in the 1990’s who is just divorced and lost her job. She is depress and decided to go on one of those “free” vacations. You know the kind where you must sit thru a sales pitch first. So she goes to this remote island that had once belonged to a pirate. So as she is in the hotel (an old castle) she goes in the elevator and when she steps off she is in the 1700’s and meets, falls in love and gets pregnant by said pirate. I did end up liking this book. And they did live happily ever after. I do love time travel books so I think that is what saved this hopelessly romantic book in my eyes. I’m not sure if I would recommend it and I know it should not take the two months my book club allotted for it.

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  2. mommywindow
    May 24, 2008 @ 17:49:18

    December 2006 Book Choice

    I read Skin Tight by Carl Hiaasen this month. It was about an ex cop who lived out on the water who was investigating a cold case he had worked on in the past. There was a little bit of blood and guts but it was an ok mystery. It was about a girl who had gone missing after a nose job. The surgeon that had preformed the operation was a bit shady as were some of his nurses. Overall I would not recommend this book unless you have to kill a couple of hours on a plane.

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  3. mommywindow
    May 24, 2008 @ 17:53:36

    January 2007 Book Choice The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks

    This book was surprisingly decent. It was sort of a love story without being a love novel. It’s about a single mother of a speech delayed son. They meet a firefighter who does a lot of rescuing but it is really him that needs the rescuing. I did cry at three different parts so I guess I cared about these characters. The ending was predictable and I doubt I will give them much thought in the future.

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  4. mommywindow
    May 24, 2008 @ 17:57:28

    February 2007 Book Choice Point Blank by Catherine Coulter

    This book was mind numbing boring. It took me forever to finish because I hated it so much but I can not just put it down one I start. It really went no where slow. Save yourself some time and pass on this book.

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  5. mommywindow
    May 24, 2008 @ 18:00:36

    March 2007 Book Choice The Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

    It was a good story. I really enjoy books that give the main character situations that are out of their control and this poor girl was clearly not in control of anything but her own thoughts. I understood her. To know you have a duty and a place. This book is good and easy read. I really enjoyed this book.

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  6. mommywindow
    May 24, 2008 @ 18:06:54

    June 2007 Book Choice A Million Little Pieces by James Frey

    I took some time off for the move but I am now reading again. I am currently half way on this book and everywhere I go someone has a comment in regards to this book. Mostly how horrible it was that it was somewhat a lie. I started this book with the information it was not all factual so I am not bothered by this untruth. So far not that impressed but I haven’t given up on it just yet.
    Well I finally finish it and totally hated it. It was boring!!!

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  7. mommywindow
    May 24, 2008 @ 18:08:31

    July 2007 Book Choice Chasing The Dead by Joe Schreiber

    Love, loved, loved it more. I read it in about three hours. It was interesting and scary all at once. Almost from the first chapter I cared about the character and her problem. I just could not put it down.

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  8. mommywindow
    May 24, 2008 @ 18:11:11

    August 2007 first Book Choice The Year of the Fog by Michelle Richmond

    I have mixed feelings about this book. On one hand it was so very hard to read. The content was so scary and hit close to home. I did enjoy it and actually felt very anxious, excited and a full spectrum of feelings for these characters. It was good but a bit “charmed” up in the end.

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  9. mommywindow
    May 24, 2008 @ 18:14:07

    August 2007 second Book Choice Scattered Leaves by V.C. Andrews

    Since August is only half over, I will read a light easy, quick read. Although I’ve outgrown her books, I’ve read them all up to this point so why stop now?
    Well I finished it in about five days and I still love these series books. I love the family secret style of book and her writing is easy and light. This is the second book in this series (The March Family) I don’t see another one due out but I hope there is. The series style normally is the first two are about the main character and the last one is back story before the main character is born. I love it and I enjoyed this book as well.

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  10. mommywindow
    May 24, 2008 @ 18:17:02

    September 2007 Book Choice The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

    I loved this book. It is so true to life, in that no matter how good your intentions are sometimes that means nothing. Sometimes when you try to spare the ones you love from hurt and pain, hurt and pain is what you cause. In this book all the characters were all so well developed and defined. They all co-exist but very separately. It really seemed to have a hint of real life truth when it comes to people who are in each other’s lives but really not involved with one another on any deeper levels.

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  11. mommywindow
    May 24, 2008 @ 18:19:51

    October 2007 first Book Choice Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

    I have already started this book and it is very long. I am giving myself extra time (*today is 9/22) because we will be working on the house and moving in October and I think I may need it as this book is about 500 pages but so far it has been an easy read. So far I love this book and at about 50 pages in I am hooked. When I am not reading it I am thinking about it.
    Sadly I have finished this book in about 3.5 days. I was so sad to have finished it. This book was just amazing; I loved every second of it. The writing was outstanding, with the descriptions of the surroundings down to the character’s feelings and emotions. Really a MUST read and I look forward to reading the next two! I am currently number 66th in line for New Moon and 70th for Eclipse on the hold shelf at the library.

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  12. mommywindow
    May 24, 2008 @ 18:21:55

    October 2007 second Book Choice New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

    I know I am early but I could not help myself but to start….
    I finished this book in Two days. I just could not put it down. This writer has really captured my heart with these characters. I cry when they cry and hurt when they hurt. This morning while drive I actually called out to Edward to come back to Bella. Without giving away any of this wonderful second part of the story I will simple say it is a must read.
    I am already 100 pages into Eclipse.
    I anticipate being done before the week out…. Then what will I do?

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  13. mommywindow
    May 24, 2008 @ 18:22:57

    October 2007 third Book Choice Eclipse by Stehenie Meyer

    The silly truth of the matter is I have been finished with this book for weeks but have avoided posting my thoughts because, well I’m sad. I loved this series so much and to see it end just makes me sad. I’m not sure why I have this reaction to these books but I miss the characters. I wonder what they are doing and I wish I could talk to them. Before you start dialing the local looney bin yes I realize they are not real, only figments of Ms. Meyer’s imagination but I miss them all the same. I look forward to the day (hopefully) soon when the next one comes out. In this book my only complaint is that it is over. Run out now and get these books, R.U.N. don’t walk.

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  14. mommywindow
    May 24, 2008 @ 18:24:10

    November 2007 Book Choice No One Cares What You Had For Lunch 100 Ideas for Your Blog by Margaret Mason

    I like this book because it is written be a fellow blogger not some publishing executive at a publishing house. So in honor of National Blog posting month I am cracking open this book that I bought last NaBloPoMo but never actually read all the way through because just having it last year inspired me. This year I think I need it’s help.

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  15. mommywindow
    May 24, 2008 @ 18:25:53

    December 2007 Book Choice Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

    A friend gave me this book. I’m not sure if I would have chosen it but hey I’ll give it a go.
    Ok So I finished this book. It was an easy light read. I thought it was ok but the main character I could not relate to. She was very self-centered and petty. And so many times during the read I found myself shaking my head that no one would really do what she was doing. But it wasn’t a bad book; in fact I may decide to read some of the other shopaholic books. Very light read.

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  16. mommywindow
    May 24, 2008 @ 18:27:28

    January 2008 book choice Summer Sisters by Judy Blume

    I liked this book and it was unexpected from this author. I’m glad I finally got to reading it although I didn’t like the ending personally.

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  17. mommywindow
    May 24, 2008 @ 18:29:16

    February 2008 Book Choice She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb

    I liked this book. I know there has been much talk about the fact this is a male writing from a female point of view. I thought in that aspect it was good. I didn’t like how the weight issue was hardly addressed and when it was it was somewhat glossed over. Kind of a turn off and that was written in a way only a man would in regards to a female and her body image. But all in all an ok book.

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  18. mommywindow
    May 24, 2008 @ 18:31:21

    March 2008 Book Choice The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult

    This book was ok the content itself wasn’t what would have normally picked but I guess that’s why one joins a book club right? It was an easy read; I did like how the writer wrote from each of the characters prospective (instead of just the main characters). I would have ended it differently thought. One thing about this book was for me, there were just too many things going on.

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  19. mommywindow
    May 24, 2008 @ 18:33:35

    March 2008 Second Book Choice Skylight Confessions by Alice Hoffman

    I liked this book, but I’m not sure why. It was sad and sweet all at once. It was a quick and easy read.

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  20. mommywindow
    May 24, 2008 @ 18:34:57

    April 2008 Book Choice Absolute Fear by Lisa Jackson

    I liked this book. I was surprised at the turn out. A little graphic but I suppose in context. Good read, I plan on reading more from this author. It was scary and spooky in all the right places and a bit sexy. I like the New Orleans setting. I like when books are set in real places, especially places I enjoyed being myself. I do think I enjoyed the setting solely because I have been to New Orleans and came envision the scenery and temperature etc. I think the author needed to work on her descriptions.

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  21. mommywindow
    May 24, 2008 @ 18:36:33

    May 2008 Book Choice Secrets in the Attic by V.C. Andrews

    I don’t know I have said it before; I’m too old for these books. I’m not sure why I keep reading them…. It was a easy, quick and just blah of a read. The content is just not for me anymore. It’s sort of sad… I will miss VC Andrew books but I just can’t stomach to read anymore…. (I think).

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  22. mommywindow
    May 24, 2008 @ 18:38:43

    June 2008 Book Choice Getting Warmer by Carol Snow

    This was an ok book. It was light and quick, somewhat young reader level. It was about a high school teacher who is finding her was in the world. It was somewhat formula and predictable but ok. I cared about the characters in the end but it was forgettable.

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  23. mommywindow
    May 26, 2008 @ 11:07:14

    July 2008 Book Choice Talk Before Sleep by Elizabeth Berg

    This book was a bit dated but overall I think it was an ok read. I did find myself thinking about my best friends and what or how far would I go for them. I felt great sorrow for the friends being left behind rather then the friend that was facing death. Maybe it was because she was so optimistic. I just felt so bad and helpless for the caregiveing friends.

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  24. mommywindow
    Jul 06, 2008 @ 10:56:51

    August 2008 Book Choice Breaking Dawn By Stephenie Meyer

    I finished and could not be happier with this installment of the Twilight series. All my questions now have answers. BOO to the negative reviews!

    I love that Bella and Edward get their happy ending. I love that she gets her family and her true love. I guess I just a fairy tale kind of girl. I laugh at the people so upset that Bella choose motherhood over college. HA! First of all this is a fantasy story and in which her baby will be fully mature at seven years old. Bella has all of eternity to earn whatever degree a hundred times over but this was her only time to have a half mortal/ half immoral child.

    I also like the twist about Jacob being able to stay within Bella’s family. At first I was skeptical Jacob’s pack would respect his imprinting needs to protect but really it’s not that far fetched in this context. The two groups have earned each others trust can learned they can co-exist.
    I thought the part about Charlie and Sue was a nice touch as well.

    As for the writer herself, I love her style. I could completely picture the scenes as they unfolded. I especially liked the final battle meadow confrontation, as Bella fully realized her skill. I was clinching my teeth along with her.

    I love these characters, this family. I truly hope there will be more in the future written about this Coven. I have heard whispers on the wind there will be more from this writer on this topic but not from Bella’s prospective. If that is the case (and I can only hope) I still hope the stories revolve around the family I love.

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  25. mommywindow
    Aug 02, 2008 @ 20:29:02

    September 2008 Book choice The Double Bind by Chris Bohjali

    This book was very slow to get started and ended in a six sense kind of way. I did go back and reread a few parts. To say I liked it would be a stretch really because there were still unanswered questions and I as the reader do not enjoy that open window so to speak. My husband who writes novels in his spare time (unpublished) says that is a good why to end a novel to let the reader decide but I say they are not my characters to decide their fate. So FYI writers if you want crazymom to love your book have your characters jump or shut the proverbial window please. Thank you.

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  26. mommywindow
    Sep 09, 2008 @ 15:18:56

    Septembers 2008 second book choice Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

    This book was sad to say the least. I found it very predictable although I do give the author credit for a slight twist at the end. I think though it might have been too little too late. It was far too much like Columbine. It was as if the author just read the headlines and just tweaked the story a bit. I personally didn’t care for it.

    The only thing I did find thought provoking is how much pressure some kids feel. I remember feeling in high school that pressure if I didn’t say or do the right thing I would be made fun of. I would never go back to that time and I dread it for my kids. I was in the lower tier of the popular kids only because I was a cheerleader. I always felt like I was just on the outside.

    The other day I ran into one of the “coolest” of the cool kids. She had gained weight like I have, she married a very loud guy and her kids were normal kids like mine. So it all works out in the wash but try telling that to a 16 year old. I remember how every little detail was earth shattering.

    This book did make me think about how are we ever truly happy where we are socially?

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  27. mommywindow
    Sep 09, 2008 @ 15:20:11

    October 2008 book Choice
    How To Be Lost By Amanda Eyre Ward

    I wasn’t real impressed with this book over all. While I like family mystery this left something to be desired. I thought the characters were underdeveloped and so much more could have been described about the setting and locations. I felt there was just something missing almost empty in this novel.

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  28. mommywindow
    Oct 23, 2008 @ 10:18:02

    November 2008 Book Choice
    The Glass Castle By Jeannelle Walls

    I was so very sadden by this book. It was compounded by the fact it is based on a true story. It really goes deep on mental illness and how without treatment everyone suffers. That is a very touchy subject for me and a realization I have only recently come to terms with. Back to this book I thought the strength and wits among these children was amazing and the power of the need to survive. I liked it.

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  29. mommywindow
    Nov 03, 2008 @ 14:07:27

    December 2008 Book Choice is
    Dark Lover By J. R. Ward

    This is first of a very big series; The Black Dagger Brother. It has so many layers and elements I loved it! It is almost a grown up version of Twight. It was very descriptive but not over the top or vaguer. I am not a harlequin reader and this did not even sniff like one thankfully. I really like all the terms. (Any book that needs its own Glossary of terms and proper nouns gets thumbs up from me). I already have the next two in the series on hold at the library. Although from what I gather the next books are about other brothers in the Black Dagger Brotherhood and not about Wrath (the Vampire King and the Beth (Queen) and I want more of Wrath and Beth but I will give the others a go. The writer did a wonderful job setting up all the brothers for the future books to where I care about them already and interested in what is to come. I also enjoy how there is looming bad guys but that is not the whole story. I have only two major complaints; one the time factor. The writer is not very good at letting the reader know about how much (or how little) time has past and I generally like to know. And while not an issue in this installment my second complaint is I don’t like that there isn’t a way to turn a full human into a vampire or at least a way hasn’t been revealed to the reader as of three and a half books in. Anyway Dark Lover is about the Vampire King Wrath and finding his Queen Beth. I love the mix of human/ vampire/lesser (the bad guys) worlds.

    Maybe it is ok because both my Book clubs are taking the month of December off so I need to keep busy in the reading department

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  30. mommywindow
    Dec 02, 2008 @ 15:11:12

    December 2008 second Book Choice
    Lover Eternal By J.R Ward

    The second installment of The Black Dagger Brotherhood was awesome! It was about Rhage and the finding of his Shellan Mary. There is a lot going on in this book. Mary is very ill and the last thing she wants/needs/ is looking for is love. Couple those facts with Rhage’s 200 year punishment handed down to him from the Scribe Virgin this a very intense and busy book. What strikes me about Rhage is his power and how the writer really gives him this extreme gentle aspect. Also how Mary’s character is a vital part of Rhages very existence in the end. We also meet a new character John Matthew who is a young adult who is practically living on the street and is a vampire who has not gone through his transition yet and is up until then unaware of his vampire status. Without the brotherhood John Mathew going through the transition on his own he would have died. To survive he needs to feed on a female vampire right away and Bella also brought John Mathew to the brothers because he dreams of created and bracelet with the marking of a word in the old language and that word was a warrior’s name. After meeting the brotherhood they discover John Matthew also has the mark on his body of a warrior. Nice addition to the cast. Another nice addition to the cast is Bella. Bella is the vampire that brings John Mathew in. While at the Brotherhood compound Bella meets Zsadist and is immediately attracted to him. They share a very intense, very sexual, very brutal few moments and that’s it. But it left a mark on both on them mentally.

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  31. mommywindow
    Dec 19, 2008 @ 09:52:40

    December 2008 Third Book Choice is Lover Awakened by J.R.Ward

    OMH this book was frustrating to say the least. In the last installment Lover Eternal we met Bella. She was a friend of Mary (Rhage’s new Shellan) she is also the vampire who brought John Mathew to the Brotherhood. She is also the Vampire who gets herself kidnapped by a rogue lesser who is keeping her captive for weeks on end. During that time Zsadist is beside himself and franticly searching for her. Having no idea why he feels the need or the ownership he is relentless and does succeed. Not only is Zsadist confused, all the other brothers are fearful for the contact between Bella and Zsadist most especially Zsadist’s twin brother Phury. But during Bella’s recovery the only one she will let near her is Zsadist.
    I love this story because there was a lot of back story in it. We learn the why’s of Zsadist. It is a great reminder even in my life that things no matter what they seem may not be what I think. It is also a good reminder to trust ones instincts.

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  32. mommywindow
    Dec 19, 2008 @ 09:54:30

    December 2008 Fourth Book Choice is
    Lover Revealed By J.R. Ward

    I liked this book at the end. I thought at the start it was very slow going and well about a human male.. But J.R. Ward I suppose aims to please because it was just as intense and erotic as the last installments of the Brotherhood. I like how she adds new elements to what each warrior’s purpose is as well. Also how that pursue isn’t always cut and dry. Overall another thumb up!

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  33. mommywindow
    Dec 19, 2008 @ 09:56:51

    December 2008 Fifth Book Choice is
    Lover Unbound By J.R. Ward

    This book was intense! Very intense. I liked it. There was major internal struggle and physical struggle. There was a book bit of back story here to better understand not only Vishous but also Darius. This series has somewhat of an cult type following though. The message board as well as the author seems to not realize that as good as these books are they are indeed fiction. Again I love these books but when the author posts on her website actual interviews between her and fictional charters it is a bit of a turn off. Although I can kind of see where it may give insight but to me it comes off too pretension.

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  34. mommywindow
    Jan 14, 2009 @ 16:01:22

    January 2009 Book Choice is Christmas Jars By Jason Wright

    This book was super small and good I think. It reminded me that everything affects everything whether that is a positive or a negative. It also reminded me to follow my heart and dreams.

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  35. mommywindow
    Jan 14, 2009 @ 16:02:43

    February 2009 Book Choice is Blue Diary By Alice Hoffman

    This was a very interesting book for me. It explored whether or not one can escape ones past. That is going on the assumption this man, Ford really did see the wrong in his actions and was trying to repents and be a good man, the town hero. Very tricky I think… I know first hand how dangerous it is to try and fool ones mind into thinking one thing without dealing with the reality of something. While my issues are far less then murder my eating struggles are still a result of not doing what I need to do. So I think the answer is no; one can not escape the past by just covering it up and becoming something or someone new. One can only learn and grow from it. So in this book I do believe justice needed to be served for the murdered girl. I say it is a good book to read with a book club or at least a friend so you have someone to talk to about it.

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  36. mommywindow
    Feb 24, 2009 @ 18:19:36

    March 2009 Book Choice is The Other Mother by Gwendolyn Gross

    I liked this book despite the clear line between stay at home moms and working moms in this book. I wish the author had giving me more of motivation though. As a SAHM I do find it hard to understand women who have children and then work outside of the home (when there is no financial reason). But I know there are very career orientated women. I did enjoy seeing the SAHM’s struggles being explored. How we sometimes feel like we need to be perfect just because we stay at home. How sometime we are treated as less by the working mothers. On the flip side it was nice to see how the working mother feels as well, that they really do miss their kids.

    Over all I thought it was an easy light read.

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  37. mommywindow
    Feb 24, 2009 @ 18:22:05

    April 2009 Book Choice is My Sister’s Keeper By Jodi Picoult

    Very sad …. I’m not ready to comment on this book other then I’m glad I read it.

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  38. mommywindow
    Feb 24, 2009 @ 21:17:06

    May 2009 Book Choice is Sinners and Saints by Eileen Dreyer

    Very interesting book, I liked many aspects about it. First I love any book set in New Orleans as I just love this city. I love to be able to physically visualizing what and where the author is speaking about. Second I loved the addiction aspects of this book. The main character is battling an addiction and while it is not food like I am, I can see me in her actions at times. Other then these two points this is just your basic run of the mill mystery. Good for a beach trip or airplane ride.

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  39. mommywindow
    May 28, 2009 @ 17:29:13

    May 2009 second Book Choice is The Girl She Used To Be by David Cristofano

    This book was very interesting. It is sad that she could never have what others have; a family, a normal job a name really. But then she has what so many lone for freedom of sorts. I would not like her life though. Even in the end when she got her freedom it was a huge cost. I felt so sorry for her.

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  40. mommywindow
    May 28, 2009 @ 17:35:23

    June 2009 Book Choice is FireFly Lane by Kristin Hannah

    This story was heart breaking to me. The fact that the one friend (Kate) lived her whole life in the shadow of the other (Tully). While both characters were I think equally the main characters Tully was so overbearing, the line was blurred. I also hated the feeling of “just settling” from all the characters. Even though Tully was very successful at her career, that career was only decided in the beginning to impress Kate’s family. Overall it was an ok read. I did cry at the ending but I would not say I liked it.

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  41. mommywindow
    May 28, 2009 @ 17:39:24

    June 2009 Second Book Choice The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

    This book has been one of my favorite books since I first read it about 5 years ago. It was just after JM was born and my friend Rita picked it as a book club selection. I’m not sure if it’s because it is such a bitter sweet love story or if it’s because I identified with Henry but I loved it. I identified with Henry because as a new mother I could never tell when my mood would change uncontrollable or the baby would dissolve in to tears for no reason or maybe I just needed a night out with some good friends. That night at Starbucks has stayed with me. It will be a book that will always be on my shelf.

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  42. mommywindow
    May 28, 2009 @ 17:42:23

    July 2009 Book Choice is The Road by Cormac McCarthy

    I love post-apocalyptic stories. Not really because I like to see bad things I just like to know what other people can dream up about the human race and our planets fate. I think the writer did a wonderful job at describing the landscape and the bleakness of the road and the boy and his father’s journey. I would definitely recommend this sad tale.

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  43. mommywindow
    May 28, 2009 @ 17:43:13

    August 2009 Book Choice is The Giver by Lois Lowry

    The Giver is a book I have read a few times. I get something new each time I think. Although this book is written for young adult I think we can learn a lot from it. At first I thought it would be nice to have the harmony and order that this village in the book has but after reading again this time I’m not so sure. There is a part in the book where the boy asks his father if he loves him and the father scolds him saying how inappropriate a question. Meaning does the father admire the son’s work? Does the father feel proud of the son’s accomplishments? Does the father feel joy when he sees the son? Yes to all of those questions. The father was implying that the would love is meaningless because it is not attached to anything specific. I can see that point. But then what about that feel in ones chest when you kiss your baby or hold your lover? I do think the ending this time I decided what they found was death.

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  44. mommywindow
    Aug 25, 2009 @ 12:13:42

    August 2009 Second Book Choice is Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

    Gathering Blue I think I had higher hopes. I do need to remember these books were written with young children in mind when they were written. I wish there was more “meat” to the story but I can definitely see where a teacher could run with so many lessons. I would recommend this book.

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  45. mommywindow
    Aug 25, 2009 @ 12:16:12

    This is what I have been reading over the past two years:

    Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward
    Lover Mine by J.R. Ward
    The Help by Kathryn Stockett
    The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood
    The Secret Life of Cee Cee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain
    Look Again by Lisa Scottoline
    The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenine Meyer
    In the Woods by Harlan Coben
    Halfway House by Katharine Noel
    The Girl she Used to Be by David Cristofano
    Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen
    Look Again by Lisa Scottoline
    The Short Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
    The Radleys by Matt Haig
    Matched by Ally Condie
    Sarah’s Key by Tatianade Rosnay
    Room by Emma Donoghue
    Half Broke Horses by Jannette Walls
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Anna Quindlen
    The Storm by Diane Chamberlain
    The Mighty Queens of Freeville by Amy Dickenson

    The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mocking Jay by Suzanne Collins
    The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

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  46. mommywindow
    Aug 25, 2009 @ 12:18:29

    June 2011 Book Choice is True Colors by Kristin HannahI really enjoyed this book. I normally don’t go for “chick” type books but this one was really good. I loved how many layers this book has. Kristin Hannah really took me on a generational ride with this family. Her characters were very well defined and I could completely identify with at least one of them. My only complaint would be the tidy ending.

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  47. mommywindow
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 00:35:59

    July 2011 Book Choice is The Mighty Queens of Freeville by Amy Dickenson
    I liked this book. It reminded me how easy I have it with a supportive spouse. It also showed me how strong some can be.

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  48. mommywindow
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 00:40:30

    Random Review of The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood I really liked this book. I do have to complain that I was left wanting. I think this book should have been the first 100 to 150 pages of a 300 to 350 page book. I feel like this was just the beginning of her story. Since this book was copy righted in 1986 (I think) I will have to go look and see if she wrote a sequel. I will be very pleased if she did as I am not a fan of “write your own ending” type of books.

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  49. mommywindow
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 00:43:31

    August 2011 Book Choice is Her Fearful Symmetry by Augrey NiffeneggerThis is also the author who wrote The Time Traveler’s Wife which is my all time favorite book even before the movie so I thought I would love this book. Then a friend also suggested it to me. So I don’t know if I went in with too high of hopes or what but I did not love this book. For me it never really went anywhere and when it finally did, it did without any real reason or resolution.

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  50. mommywindow
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 00:47:22

    Books I have read since August 2011:
    Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
    Before I go to Sleep by SJ Watson
    Parable of the Sower by Octavia (awesome series!)
    Parable of the Talents by Octavia Bulter
    Kindred by Octavia Bulter
    Fledgling by Octavia Bulter
    The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch (great book)
    Legend by Marie Lu
    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
    Objects of my Affection by Jill Smolinski
    A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard
    The three 50 Shades of Gray Series
    The Light Between the Oceans by ML Stedman
    Host by Stephenie Meyer

    Books I am currently reading or about to pick up:
    Reached by Ally Condie
    City of Ember by Jeanne Dupray
    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
    The Death Curse and The Kill Order by James Dashner

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  51. mommywindow
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 00:48:50

    Please read but don’t comment on this page. If you have a thought you would like to share about an above book or another book, please email me at mommywindow (@) yahoo (dot) com.
    Thanks and keep reading

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