Friday, March 26, 2010

April's Book

We are all such slackers. here I am at my office, in front of the computer all day, and even I don't bother. sorry. (not that I'm in charge or anything. unless I am?)

We're reading The Help this month:


What is April's book? I've been checking on this site for info but not seeing any.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mr Darcy, Vampyre

I just finished reading this. I knew it would be "light" reading, definitely fluff. I don't read much in the way of fluff, but I saw it at the library, figured there was no harm in taking it home. Library books don't cost you anything, after all. Except your time. The only regret I have about taking it back, is that someone else will be enticed to check it out and then they will read it.
I beg of you, do NOT let it be you. Unless you just have nothing else better to do. Or you are just such a HUGE P&P fan that you read everything even remotely related to it.

It is not the worst book I've ever read. But it's close. Really close.

The last two chapters felt "tacked on". As in, the writer finished, with this great scene where he's finally, at long last, sweeping her up the stairs to claim her as his bride (I am tempted to explain all here, to save you from actually reading this travesty filled with overuse of her thesaurus), and you have this lovely picture in your head of the two of them, eyes locked on each other, etc...BUT, the editor says to the author, no, I don't think our readers will like this, you must find a way to solve the problem, to make him not a Vampyre. Which she then does, very quickly, in about 10-15 pages. Seriously. Out of the blue, nothing related to any vampire lore I've ever heard of before, they find some way to magically "cure" Darcy, and every one goes home happy. Even Lady Catherine.

Yeah, right.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Life As We Knew It

This book feels kind of like Hunger Games, but it's not quite as adventurous. It's a "world is coming to an end" book. If you need a push to get your food storage, read this book. I couldn't put it down. The ending was a bit abrupt.

Understood Betsy

I loved this book from Laurel. It's such a sweet book--one I'd love to read my girls.