Thursday, April 14, 2016

how i came to sparkle again - by Kaya McLaren

November 11, 2015

how i came to sparkle again - by Kaya McLaren

Okay - I started writing that in November of last year. Now I have to start again.

April 14th, 2016

I'm so far behind with all my blogging. I'm slowly catching up. This will be a short one because I don't ever have notes or anything, so I have to rely on my memory. Which isn't so good.

Here are my thoughts: This book was strange. It was almost a religious type book, but wasn't. I think some characters were religious, and others spent 2-3 pages questioning God. I'm not always a fan or the religious books, and I honestly think that part of it could have been cut down into a line.

The book jumped between characters. I usually like that. Although, I felt by the end, I knew some characters better than others. 

Some people were dealing with loss, others dealing with divorce (which is loss in a way), and with a miscarriage. Others were just the odd characters that ended up with their perspective in the book as well.

The one thing I can say for certain is I loved the setting. A ski village in the States, that is busy during the tourist season. I enjoyed the odd ball characters. 

I just didn't love the book. 

It was an easy read though. I don't think I'll ever pick it up again, but it was fine to read once.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Book Prompts- Confessions

This Book Questionnaire was taken from a friend's blog. Her answers (and Blog) are here:

I have three books to write about that I've read in the last few months. I think I'll do this first. Ease back into the blogging life.

Book Confessions 

What is the most recent book you did not finish?

First of all, even if I hate a book, I force my way through it. I hate putting books down. However, sometimes, I'll start a book before the one I'm not enjoying is finished, and it'll be put down for a while. I always plan to get to it.

The latest 'put down' book has been: Game of Thrones: Book Three.

I know I'll get back to it. It just might not be until after baby is born. Plus I can't watch season three until I'm done the book.

Which book is your guilty pleasure?

Sandra Brown books. The 'now' ones, not the complete romance only ones. Although, I've read those as well. I think because I started reading her when I was a teenager, these were my first books that involved sex, romance, and mystery all together, and I have a soft spot for them. She's more of a crime/romance or mystery/romance writer now. It all has the romance though.

Which book would you hate to receive as a present?

Lord of the Rings - It might just sit on my bookshelf forever. Although now that I'm having a baby boy, I may need to get into those books a little more.  

Also any Nicholas Sparks books. I know it seems like they should be something I like, but I don't. I find them predictable, and I don't love them. Plus, there's something about knowing that it'll just be made into a movie anyway that bugs me.

Divulge your secret reading spot...

Anywhere I have a book. Usually, when I'm curled up in bed. Sometimes at work on my lunch break. I'm not picky. I'll read anywhere.

Which book do you love to hate?

Harry Potter. I have read the first one in the series. No others. I also watched the first movie. I hate watching movies when I know I should have read the books. I just didn't fall in love with Mr Potter like the rest of the world.

Which book made you angriest?

We need to talk About Kevin. This book was extremely well written, but really makes you hate the idea of parenthood. 

Gone Girl. It was a great book with characters that were terrible. I have trouble with books like that. No idea who to cheer for.

Most books by Jodi Picoult. I loved my first Picoult. (Below). Since then, I keep trying, but I cannot love any of the books as much as the first - or at all.

Which book made you cry the most?

My Sister's Keeper - My first Picoult. I loved it. I read it on a trip to Thailand. I know that seems strange, but there are a lot of times in transit that you can pull a book out and read. I cried so much during that book and at the end. So. Much. If you've watched the movie, don't base that on the book. It'll make you cry too, but it's not the same.

That's it for the questions. These aren't my favourite books, but just the ones on my mind that go with the questions. 

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