The first time that I read this book, I zipped through it way too fast and didn't feel like I gave it much of a chance. This time I took my time and r...moreThe first time that I read this book, I zipped through it way too fast and didn't feel like I gave it much of a chance. This time I took my time and really got into it. I gave it an extra star with this reread because I really came away thoroughly enjoying this book. It's hard not to put yourself in Bella's shoes. She's your average girl, doesn't see herself as being very pretty, in fact in her last school the guys didn't even notice her. And here she is attracting the beautiful, Edward. Every teenage girls dream: as plain or ordinary that we might be (or think we are), to still attract a gorgeous boyfriend. My only criticism would be with the speed of their romance. On their first date, they are swearing their love for each other. But it's fantasy, not reality. Who knows how you would act if you were in love with a vampire, I guess. lol
3rd Read: I picked this book up again back in May when I was recovering from back surgery. Concentrating on books was difficult and I thought that rereading an easy book, that I had enjoyed previously would help me. It did, for the most part. I really wasn't able to immerse myself in a good book until July, but till then, I would pick this up here and there and the easy familiar story took me away. I don't think I would've picked this up to read again if it weren't for my lack of concentration during my recovery. But the book helped and I'm appreciative. (I'm back and forth about changing my rating to 3, but the book was there when I needed it, so I'll keep it the way it is.)(less)
2nd times a charm! Lol. First I read this with my son Sean, a few years ago, and now my younger son, Dylan is reading this for school as well. I alway...more2nd times a charm! Lol. First I read this with my son Sean, a few years ago, and now my younger son, Dylan is reading this for school as well. I always read the books with my boys what they are reading for school. So far this is the first repeat, but thats ok. I really enjoyed it.(less)
I really enjoyed this book. Sabriel starts the book as a young girl, whose major concern is speaking to her father about going to college. But when yo...moreI really enjoyed this book. Sabriel starts the book as a young girl, whose major concern is speaking to her father about going to college. But when your father's job is to make sure the dead remain dead, life doesn't always go so smoothly. Sabriel is thrown into a situation she would have never guess she were ready for. Upon hearing that her father is in danger and might already be dead, she sets out to rescue him.
I don't want to give too much away for those who still plan to read this, but this story is full of everything: action, adventure, magic, romance....and don't forget the zombies. (less)
So, far I have read Rita Hayworth And The Shawshank Redemption. I loved it. The movie was very faithful to it, minus some small things: such as Morgan...moreSo, far I have read Rita Hayworth And The Shawshank Redemption. I loved it. The movie was very faithful to it, minus some small things: such as Morgan Freeman isn't a redheaded irishmen....lol. But on the whole it was a great piece of work. Loved it! Interesting line from it (ok, paraphrased, because I am not so great at actual quoting) that says that new inmates have to be sedated till they were able to ride the beam. That immediately reminded me of the beam from The Dark Tower series. Hmmmm?
I just finished Apt Pupil. I loved it...what a piece of work. You have these 2 very different characters who are also very similar in the end. How interesting that they were both victims as well as the agressors in the story. What they had on each other, bonded them in a very unusual relationship. Todd gave Dussander companionship in his old age, while Dussander helped him get back on track with school. Sure they did it out of mistrust and the fact that they each were emotionally blackmailing each other. It was odd to not like either of the main characters in a book, but I was drawn into their sick world like someone watching a train wreck and can't look away. This very well now may be one of my favorite King stories!
The Body isn't my favorite story. I'm probably alone on this one. It was good and I really enjoyed Gordy's conversational tone throughout it. But, just like the movie, Stand By Me, I am not a huge fan of this one. Maybe because by the time I finally read the story, or even seen the movie, I already had heard so much about it and pretty much knew the story. There were no surprises here. What I must say is that I really liked Chris Chambers in this story, and my heart broke when he commented that the other 3 died young. And when he briefly explained Chris' death, after all that he had done to improve himself and raise himself up.....that was an incredible tragedy! So, out of 5 stars, I would give this one a 3, not bad, but I've read others of his that really stand out so much more to me. (OK, AFTER CAREFUL RECONSIDERATION.....I AM GOING TO CHANGE MY RATING TO A 4! IT MAY NOT BE MY FAVORITE, BUT IT'S REALLY GOOD!
The Breathing Method I really liked! I was really intrigued by the "club" to start with. I wanted to know more....and I'm hoping someday King will go back there and give us more information. But in the meantime, the questions totally fed my curiousity. The actual story was interesting. As a mother, I understood what she was going through and really felt for her. The story takes such a twist from a normal story about pregnancy and ends up so horrific that it takes your breath away! Now I know why Susan told me to make sure that I wasn't pregnant when I read it! Lol. Loved it! Very original and I wanted more, which makes for the best stories!(less)
I loved this book! What an idea! A person is chosen to do things for others. It can be something as simple as buying someone as ice cream cone or as i...moreI loved this book! What an idea! A person is chosen to do things for others. It can be something as simple as buying someone as ice cream cone or as intense and holding a gun to someone's head. How to help various people that you've never met before. This book, really left me thinking how we can do our small part to make this a better world. Definitely worth reading! Ed Kennedy, is your average 19 year old kid, until he is given this strange new assignement from a mysterious source. Ed will never be the same after this experience, and neither will you upon reading it! (less)
I have been meaning to try this series for quite awhile now, and I am so glad that I finally got to it! As an adult, I do read alot of horror: the lik...moreI have been meaning to try this series for quite awhile now, and I am so glad that I finally got to it! As an adult, I do read alot of horror: the likes of Stephen King, Richard Matheson, Anne Rice, etc. This book intrigued me and I have to say it delivered everything I want in a horror novel for kids. If Darren Shan's books had been out when I was a kid, I would've definitely devoured them. I found this book pretty grisly and very dark. I can't wait to read the rest of the series now!(less)
This was a great book! Maybe one of my favorites now in the series. I might not have been so thrilled with the fact that Sookie and Eric are together,...moreThis was a great book! Maybe one of my favorites now in the series. I might not have been so thrilled with the fact that Sookie and Eric are together, but I am very happy that she is finally able to see Bill through her anger and hurt. She is finally able to accept him watching over her without being angry and to maybe forgive him a little. There is alot going on in this book and alot of growing up. You may never look at Jason the same way again, I know that I won't. And its about time he started growing up. After the last book, that seemed, to me, definitely a transitory book, I was happy to see some action.(less)
I enjoyed this book so much! This book is a little bit of "Wizard of Oz" mixed with a little "Lord of the Rings" and a bit of "Chronicles of Narnia. I...moreI enjoyed this book so much! This book is a little bit of "Wizard of Oz" mixed with a little "Lord of the Rings" and a bit of "Chronicles of Narnia. I enjoyed every second of reading it! It was like being a kid again! I can't wait to visit again. This book is definitely on my reread list! (less)
Ok, this was a bit outside my normal range of books, but I did it for the YA Challenge. I have nothing bad to say about this book, but I also have not...moreOk, this was a bit outside my normal range of books, but I did it for the YA Challenge. I have nothing bad to say about this book, but I also have nothing great to say about this book. It was a sweet book about 4 friends in their teens. It brought me back to remind me how petty, and self centered most of us are when we are 15 or 16. But in the end they all rise above and come together as it seems they always do. Definitely a book young girls will enjoy. (less)