Saturday, October 31, 2009

October Reads

1. Baby Proof E. Griffin
2. The Fountainhead A. Rand
3. The Bestseller O. Goldsmith
4. Thursdays at Eight D. Macomber
5. Househusband A. Hudler

Challenge met: 60 Book Challenge for 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Read-a-thon! G-o-o-o Readers!!!

Today is the day!! And while I did not sign up as an official cheerleader or reader, I am still trying to hit up blogs I see on my sidebar coming up with read-a-thon updates! So, if you are doing the read-a thon and you happen across one of my comments left on your blog and came to this one....I'm waving my pom poms for you all!!! You can do it!!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


For some reason I am not able to access "Goodreads". This has been going on for almost a week now. It's annoying. I think it's a server thing, because I am on a armed forces network, things get blocked for security reasons. Grrrr...

So, I have started cataloguing my books at "Visual bookshelf" on facebook. I am really liking that app. I also joined up with librarything. I don't know why, but I just love cataloguing my books and seeing what others are reading as well. You'd think that the blogosphere would do it for me, but nooooo, I have to have a special Book site to work off of! lol.

Oh well. It's crazy I actually find myself online playing around with these dumb sites more than just sitting my behind down and reading. Putting all those books into the profiles can be very time consuming....:/

Well, I finished "The Fountainhead". It was really good I thought. I will write more about that later when I'm not so tired and can think straight, I have had a really bad headache all day so I'm ready for bed. =) Good night!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Book Review: "Baby Proof" by Emily Griffin

Title: Baby Proof
Author: Emily Griffin
Pages: 340
Personal Rating: B or 4/5
Number read this year: 57
Pages read for the Year:18,572

From the Book Jacket:
First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes...a baby carriage? Isn't that what all women want?

Not so for Claudia Parr. And just as she gives up on finding a man who feels the same way, she meets warm, wonderful Ben. Things seem too good to be true when they fall in love and agree to buck tradition with a satisfying, child free marriage. Then the unexpected occurs: one of them has a change of heart. One of them wants children afterall.

This is a witty, heartfelt story about what happens to the perfect couple when they suddenly want different things. It's about feeling that your life is set and then realizing that nothing is as you thought it was- and that there is no possible compromise. It's about deciding what is most important in life,and taking chances to get it. But most of all it's about the things we will do- and won't do- for love.

I have read two other books by this author and they were both pretty good. This was definitely a "brain candy" sort of book. It was an easy, fast read.

I gave this one a 4 out of 5 rating because I found it (along with her other two) very predictable, even though they are fun, they are your run-of-the-mill chick lit book.

And here it is again!!

The 24 hour read-a-thon!! I have not participated in it yet, though it is tempting!!! I do love to read blogs about it though. I don't really feel like I have broken into the whole "Book blogging community" yet, though I badly want to.
I'm a lurker for the most part, because my blog here...well, it's not great...not like some of the other blogs I see out there.

But, I love reading about all the challenges going on, and of course the great 24 hour read a thon! Maybe in the spring, I will be able to participate. Right now I'm just going to continue to watch everyone else's progress and see if I can pick up some more great reads to throw on my ever growing TBR list!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Not blogging much, but still reading obsessively

As my title says I don't know why, but I tend to ignore this blog. I don't mean to, I am very active at, and love keeping track of my books and what I am reading, and I LOVE to follow other books blogs (as you'll see my blogroll on my sidebar) but when it comes to writing about the books I am reading, I stink!!!

I must work on that.

Well, my yearly goal was to read 60 books, I am almost there! On # 56 now, so I think I should reach my goal there.

I have finished a few personal challenges as well. My Sci-Fi/fantasy challenge has been met. I read the His Dark Material's trilogy by P. Pullman. I really enjoyed them. I also met my "Read 40 books off my TBR list for this year" challenge as well.

I also did the Spring Reading thing challenge and finished it.

However a few of my personal challenges, thus far have gone un finished, but! I still have 2 and a little more than a half of a month to finish those.

Off to crack open the books, I would like to see a finish on "The Fountainhead" this week. We shall see how that goes!