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I’ve added some things to my site that I think I need to bring attention to.  First off, under Contact Me, there is a link that says subscribe in a reader.  If you click on that you sign up to gets emails from my blog.  I’m not positive, but I think it will send an email when I post something new.   The second way to follow my blog would be if you use Twitter.  There’s a little blue bird on the side that says Follow Me.  If you click that you will be following me on Twitter.  I will post there when I have posted a new review or something else to my blog.  
I’m still working on a few other things and figuring out how my host site works.  I picked wordpress because I liked the format, ease of use, and how I thought I wanted my blog to look.  Turns out, there are a few things that wordpress doesn’t do yet.  So, being new to blogging, I’ve had to find other ways. 

Also, please check out the blog links on the side.  These are the main blogs that inspired me to start me own!

Published in: on August 31, 2009 at 10:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

Soulmates (Kissed by an Angel #3) by Elizabeth Chandler

I give this book 4 stars!

Description:  Targeted by the same killer who murdered Tristan, Ivy finally learns that Tristan has become her guardian angel and works with him to prevent her own death, but when Ivy finds true love, Tristan must let her go.

I think this was the best book out of the series.  I wasn’t expecting the twist.   I think the story escalates nicely.  Although I could really have done without the involvement of Ella.  I do understand it was necessary to install fear in Ivy.   I was happy with the ending.  Overall pleased with the series, although I do recommend the 3 in 1 novel over the separate books.

Published in: on August 29, 2009 at 2:01 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Power of Love (Kissed by an Angel #2) by Elizabeth Chandler

I give the book 3 Stars!

Description:  One month after Tristan’s death, Ivy becomes aware of his presence as her celestial guardian, but she is unwilling to believe in the existence of guardian angels until Tristan’s killer begins to stalk her.

As a stand alone book, it just doesn’t have it.  But, you can tell it’s building up to the final book.  As a carryover from book one, I still find Gregory extremely creepy.  If my feelings are right remains to be seen completely.   I did enjoy the pivotal ending of this book.

Published in: on August 27, 2009 at 3:57 pm  Comments (1)  

Kissed by an Angel (Kissed by an Angel #1) by Elizabeth Chandler

I give this book 3.5 stars!

Description: Falling in love with Tristan, Ivy believes that she has met the boy of her dreams, until he tragically dies, destroying her belief in angels and preventing him from helping her as her new celestial guardian.

I liked this story, even though it felt a bit uneven.   At first I thought the story would start from when Tristan died.  I was ok with that.  But then it backtracks to when Tristan is trying to get Ivy’s attention.   Although they finally do get together, I don’t think enough of the story was devoted to their building relationship.   And then the story ends with Tristan trying to get her attention again, only this time as an angel.  I’m also extremely glad that I’m reading the newer 3 in 1 addition because the end of Kissed by an Angel does not feel like then end of a book.  It’s more like the end of a chapter.  I would have been frustrated to have it end like that.  Overall a good, fast read.  And, obviously I will be continuing the series!

Published in: on August 25, 2009 at 1:53 pm  Leave a Comment  

Musing Monday’s

 

 

 

So, I came across my first problem over the weekend.  I had The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner on my classics challenge.    I’ve been trying to work my way through my challenges for the year because I have a huge pile of books I really want to read.  Now maybe that’s my problem (other books I would rather be reading), because 50 pages into The Sound and the Fury I had to put it down.   Now I’m not sure if I should review it or not.  I’m thinking about taking it back to the library and trying it again at a later date.  But, what do I do if I have the same issue then?   I’m not sure I can give a fair review of a book I couldn’t even finish.  So fellow readers (if I have any lol!) do you review books you can’t finish?

Published in: on August 24, 2009 at 1:33 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Luxe by Anna Godbersen

I give this book 4 out of 5 Stars!

Description: A big, sumptuous tale of catty girls, dark secrets and windswept romance unfurls in this compulsively readable novel of late-19th-century New York City socialites. Godbersenweaves a tenuous web of deceit, backstabbing and pretense that follows four teens: Elizabeth Holland, a prim and proper lady of old-money society, is betrothed to one man, though furtively loves another; Henry Schoonmaker, a debauched playboy who must marry Elizabethor be disinherited; Diana Holland, Elizabeth’s younger sister who is in love with her fiancé; and Penelope Hayes, a member of the nouveau richewho will stop at nothing to win Henry’s affections. As Elizabeth and Henry’s wedding approaches, the spectacle unfolds in a wondrously grandiose scene, making for a fun, though not entirely unexpected dénouement. A delicious new twist along the Gossip Girl vein, readers will clamor for this sharp, smart drama of friends, lovers, lies and betrayal.

So, I admit, I’m a sucker for awesome covers.  And who wouldn’t pick up a book that involved one of those awesome dresses from back in the day.   The description intrigued me as well.  So it went on my to read list.  When I found it on the shelves at my local small town library, I snatched it up!   I loved it!   But then again, I have found myself completely enthralled with historical fiction.   I can’t wait until my library gets the rest in stock for me to read (and yes they ordered the rest since they didn’t have them on the shelves!)

Published in: on August 21, 2009 at 3:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

 I give this book 2.5 out of 5 Stars

Description: Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with “cynical adolescent.” Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he’s been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists. It begins, “If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them.” His constant wry observations about what he encounters, from teachers to phonies (the two of course are not mutually exclusive) capture the essence of the eternal teenage experience of alienation.

Add this one to the pile of classics that weren’t for me.  This was another one in my banned or challenged list.  While the story was ok, I never found a point to it.  It seemed to lack a plot or something.   It was an easy read, but I was extremely glad when it was over!

Published in: on August 19, 2009 at 5:38 pm  Leave a Comment