Gone Girl.

Gone Girl.

I was involved in a book club at my old church; however, they meet on Sunday nights (which makes it difficult for me to attend; we typically have family dinner with my parents and sister on Sunday nights.) While I really enjoy and miss the women in that club, I also love being active and involved in … Continue reading

Girls In White Dresses.

Girls In White Dresses.

Author: Jennifer Close Finished: October 16th, 2012 My Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars I can’t say that I disliked this book because it was definitely entertaining (and a quick read); however, it didn’t have much of a point to it. A bunch of girls envious of their friends relationships? The pitfalls of dating? The awkwardness … Continue reading

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Author: Mindy Kaling Finished: September 21st, 2012 My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars When I first picked up Kaling’s book I didn’t know much about her (other than that she stars on The Office.) I’ve read a couple of comical memoirs/novels over the past couple of months and really enjoyed them so I figured I’d enjoy this … Continue reading

The Descendants.

The Descendants.

Author: Kaui Hart Hemmings Finished: June 21st, 2012 My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed The Descendants. Kaui Hart Hemmings is a brillant author who evokes a range of emotions throughout her heartbreaking story. I was captivated within the first few pages. The characters are well developed; it’s like listening to a good … Continue reading

Promises to Keep.

Promises to Keep.

Author: Jane Green Finished: July 10th, 2012 My Rating: 2 out of 5 stars I went back and forth between two and three stars. In my opinion, Green wrote a well thought out and emotional story. The writing was well done but not the best. I enjoy reading Green’s stories because they are easy to get … Continue reading

From the Page to the Screen.

From the Page to the Screen.

“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one…just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” – Nick Carraway, The Great Gatsby Can I just say that I am so excited to see The Great Gatsby? One of my favorite novels has, once again, been turned into a new … Continue reading

Heart of the Matter

Heart of the Matter

Author: Emily Giffin Finished: July 2nd, 2012 My Rating: 2 out of 5 stars Before my review, I have to say that I’m sorry for being M.I.A. over the last six months. Life really has been a whirlwind as of lately but, dare I say, I think it is finally slowing down. With graduation, the … Continue reading

Yes, My Darling Daughter

Author: Margaret Leroy Finished: January 8th, 2011 My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars I will say that I really enjoyed this book. I never would’ve picked it up had it not have been for my book club (as my friend Erin mentions in her blog: book club = awesome.) It really does set you up with books … Continue reading

Embroideries

Embroideries

Author: Marjane Satrapi Finished: December 17th, 2011 Rating: 2 out of 5 stars  I jumped on the Marjane Satrapi bandwagon after reading her popular graphic novel, Persepolis. I absolutely loved Persepolis and assumed I’d love anything else that Satrapi wrote. Over Christmas break, I decided to rent another graphic novel by Satrapi - Embroideries. I hate … Continue reading

Divergent

Divergent

Author: Veronica Roth Finished: December 12th, 2011 My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars …review to come…

Book Club Meeting: December 11th (’11)

Book Club Meeting: December 11th (’11)

Yesterday was a wonderful, lazy Sunday consisting of reading all afternoon and then book club in the evening. I was so excited to get back to book club after having missed the last 3-4 months due to the busy wedding planning (now that the wedding has passed and fall quarter is over, I can get … Continue reading

it’s been awhile…

Wow – I can’t believe how long it has been since I’ve posted on here. I definitely have been behind on my reading but I didn’t realize how behind. I really enjoy going to school and am honestly going to miss many aspects of college once I graduate in the Spring; however, the thing that … Continue reading

Top Ten (Well, Seven) Tuesday: Fictional Crushes

Top Ten (Well, Seven) Tuesday: Fictional Crushes

Diane’s “Top Ten (Well, Seven) Fictional Crushes” In no particular order (as always). Note: I couldn’t think of ten crushes, therefore there are only seven. 1) Michael from Redeeming Love (Francine Rivers): Reading this book was easy (and it’s a huge book – so easy wouldn’t be the first word that comes to mind). It … Continue reading

This Is A Book

Author: Demetri Martin Finished: August 30th, 2011 My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars One of the most hysterical books I have ever read (if not the most hysterical). I laughed out loud more times than I can count. I had honestly never heard of Demetri Martin until I saw this book sitting in a pile … Continue reading

Animal Farm

Animal Farm

Author: George Orwell Finished: August 23rd, 2011 My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars I’d been wanting to pick up Animal Farm for a while now and yet, another book would always prove to be more worthwhile. Well, as I walked past my bookshelf last week, I finally decided to pick up this Orwell classic. It’s a … Continue reading

Neglected

Well, it has been over a month since my last post. I’m sorry for the neglect but there are legitimate reasons (really)! One being: my fiance proposed on July 16th. It was unexpected and with a wedding date of October 22nd; wedding planning has been top priority ever since. Two: I’ve had classes and haven’t been reading as … Continue reading

How I Live Now

How I Live Now

Author: Meg Rosoff Finished: July 7th, 2011 My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Yet another book I happened to stumble upon. This one I actually found over the weekend while moving my boyfriend into his new house. I was unloading a box of books and happened to notice this one in particular (I think this … Continue reading