Monday, October 31, 2011

October Month in Review

Book Club
For October we read Divine Evil by Nora Roberts. This is one of my favorite books of her and I was happy to suggest it and glad it seemed to be well received.


2011 Support your Local Library Challenge

This was a big month I checked out 13 books (as well as a few DVDs). One of the last ones I checked out was the Steve Jobs biography. This book is massive, I have no idea how I'm going to read it and write my NaNoWriMo novel in November.


Men in Uniform 2011 Reading Challenge
I read one book this month and technically he was a cop so I counted it but he was never in a real uniform.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Book Club - October

Book: Divine Evil
Author: Nora Roberts

Description:
Famed sculptor Clare Kimball has commanded the attention of the New York art world, but troubling memories from childhood have drawn her home to Maryland, to the town where she grew up and where her father died so long ago in circumstances never really explained. Nothing much has changed in Emmitsboro—except Cameron Rafferty, the onetime high-school bad boy turned town sheriff. The only hint of Cam’s wild nature is the light in his eyes when he looks at Clare. In Cam’s strong arms Clare is seduced into falling in love—and into believing that her small-town world is safe.

But within the dark woods of Emmitsboro, something evil is spreading its poisonous power. Now Clare must pay the price for digging up the secrets of the past . . . and confront an evil that may be unstoppable—because those who practice it believe it is divine. (from Goodreads.com)

Review:
I'll be honest I almost forgot to do this post (kinda like last month). I love this book! Shelly and I both really enjoy reading it so when we were trying to find a good book for October we kept suggesting this book until every one else agreed to it sounded good too. We both agree that the main reason we love the book is because of the last few paragraphs. There is a nice little twist that neither one of us can see coming, even now that we know it's there, we just can't see any lead up to the twist.

The rest of the girls seemed to have mixed feelings about the book. Not everyone finished it, but they all had good things to say about what they had read and were willing to finish the book. Every one agreed that it was really dark and twisted and while a Nora Roberts novel it doesn't contain a lot of romance. It also received some negative points for because of it's age, the characters are chain smokers, and topics and styles are still very early 90's.

Only one woman had a big complaint. She didn't like Clare. It's kind of hard to get really into a book when you don't like the main character but she did say that she liked everything else about the book.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

September Month in Review

Book Club
It was when I sat down to do this month in review that I realized I never did a book club posting. Then I couldn’t remember what we read, then it hit me, we read the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Romance book by C.L. Wilson and I obsessively read them all in like 2 weeks because the series was so good, but I didn’t like the first book all that much.  

I soon came to remember that we really didn’t talk about the book at our meeting, so I’m going to blame that on why I didn’t write a post. I’ll make sure I write a really good one for October.

We read the Lord of the Fading Lands by C.L. Wilson.

2011 Support your Local Library Challenge
I checked out seven books this month (as well as a few DVDs). I had a little bit of everything mixed in this month.
  1. Lady of Light and Shadows by  C. L. Wilson
  2. Queen of Song and Souls by  C. L. Wilson
  3. Crown of Crystal Flame by  C. L. Wilson
  4. Tea and Destiny by Sherryl Woods
  5. Save as Draft by Cavanaugh Lee
  6. Ready Player One by Ernie Cline (Audiobook)
  7. Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for one
  8. Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance
  9. Blood Born by Linda Howard and Linda Jones
  10. Too loud, too bright, too fast, too tight: what to do if you are sensory defensive in an overstimulated world
  11. Does the noise in my head bother you? By Stephen Tyler

Men in Uniform 2011 Reading Challenge
Trial by Fire by Jo Davis