Sunday, March 31, 2013

Six Years by Harlan Coben


Mar 31, 2013  · 

Read from March 29 to 31, 2013

I absolutely loved this book. I was pulled in from the very beginning. Coben has a way of doing this. It was very hard to put this book down. It was full of suspense/mystery. It was a twisted mystery. I must say I was a bit confused as I was reading the book. As I got further into it I still wasn't sure I knew what was going on. Every time I thought I figured something out, the plot twisted again and made me realize I didn't know and something else was happening. There were different characters to keep track of and I had to figure out how they were all connected and the parts they played in unraveling the mystery. By the time I got to the end all I could say was WOW! I am still not sure I remember all the details that led up to the ending. I don't even think I can explain all of it to someone. It's almost like I need to read parts of it again and take notes. I always say I am going to do that when I read a book with lots of characters and events that lead up to the end. Next time....

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Nights Of Rain And Stars by Maeve Binchy

Mar 21, 2013  ·  

Read from March 12 to 21, 2013

I really liked this book. It's the first book I have read by this author. What I liked about it is that 4 people from other countries have left their homes to go to an island in Greece. They all had personal home issues that they wanted to escape from. They meet a resident woman, named Vonni, there who also has issues but they find that out later on. She makes it a point to help each one of them work through their issues . It is almost like she is a saint. She still needs to work through her own though. They end up realizing their mistakes and return to their homes. Meanwhile they have bonded with one another and will stay in touch. Two of the people are attracted to one another. So the reader is lead to believe that a relationship will develop between them.

I would have liked to have seen a sequel to this book. This way we would know how their lives continue. I guess we have come up with our own ideas.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Everything to Gain by Barbara Taylor Bradford

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Read from March 05 to 09, 2013

I thought the book was good but a little too long in parts. The Prologue pulled me right in. I knew there was a tragedy that came to the main character. I wanted to keep reading to find out what it was and how it happened. It took to the middle of the book to find out the mystery of the tragedy. It was definitely very tragic and heartbreaking. After that is when the book started to slow down for me. However, I do like how the main character picked up the pieces of her life and finally began to live again. Good for her. I also like how the book sends the message of how important families are and how they work together to help one another. Another theme displayed in the book is how important friendship is in people's lives. This was my first book written by Barbara Taylor Bradford and i will be reading her others as well.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Love Anthony by Lisa Genova


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Read from February 26 to March 03, 2013

I loved this book! It had 2 themes weaved throughout it. The book gave the reader such an insight into the world of Autism through the eyes of Anthony. It also displayed the daily trials and tribulations of parents of Autistic children as displayed through Olivia, his mom. Lisa Genova wrote this book in such a way that the reader really got into the mind of an Autistic child and how it operates. They are very loving children but show it and communicate it in different ways. After reading this book, I feel I understand more about Autism. The book also focuses on relationships and how important it is for couples to communicate their feelings with one another so that they have successful marriages. I definitely recommend this book to all.