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Thursday, April 29, 2010
So I joined this book club a while back and every month they provide me with a featured selection. I never really chose to get the selection, manly because I am more into teenage dark fantasy, but the last selection I wanted because of House Rules. See my husband has Aspergers and I found that this book might give me more detail into the condition. I love to learn about it and find out how I can understand what he goes through. After four years, I would have to say that I accept him more now than I did before he was diagnosed. Anyways, House Rules is about a child with Aspergers who is interested in forensic analysis. It isn't until his tutor is found dead, that Jacob Hunt finds himself the suspect of a murder investigation. If you would like to learn more about this book you watch the trailer.
Now caught I do not know much about but I did find the website for it. It seems interesting enough to be a good book and has had rave reviews. I am hoping that I love it just as much as the rest of the people who have read it. You can read the first few chapters of it here.
BTW, if anyone knows how I can provide these links in a better way, please let me know. :)
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I must say that I just started blogging, but I always find it very uplifting to see others who have come a long way from where I am today. Thanks to JoJo's book corner, as well as many others, I have started this blog for my reviews and family journals. To say thank you to her followers JoJo's Book Corner is having a 200 Follower contest. Hope she makes it to 350 during this giveaway. CONGRATS!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I kissed a zombie and I like it....and I must say that I did in fact like it. It was a bit of a short read, so I did hate that it ended so soon. I felt that it had so much more potential, but It did satisfy me in the end. Ever girl dreams of their prom night. The date, the dress, what it will be like to walk in the room and see that look on their dates face. "Look how gorgeous you are," in the back of their mind. I never went to my high school prom, but I imagine that it may have played out that way. I did dream of the stairway scene that you see in most teenage romance movies. Although not always does it happen like that, especially when you don't exactly have a stairway. For Algonquin Rhodes that image of her high school prom is much different. Being an ice queen may have its advantages, such as being able to make guys feel worthless (the same as the girl who has crushed them forever feels when they turn them down.) I would have to say in a way it is payback , but every queen knows that the crown has to come off sometime. Alley doesn't seem to know that it might just be sooner than her plans to move out of her small town in Iowa, to the big city of Seattle. As a reporter for her school paper Ms. Rhodes is determined to create humor where it is needed. Especially in the case of the much failed band Sorry Marios, who have no sort of talent besides the sit in special guest who's vocals drown out their sorry attempts for a band. It may have been the attractive look, or the strong connection to the songs he chose to sing, but something grabbed Alley's attention. And for Alley this is a first. Doug is different than most guys in Alley's world. He may have the same taste in music and have the advantage of being very attractive but Alley has no idea that he has a dead secret. Doug is a zombie, and although there have been numerous signs since they started dating (such as smelling like formaldehyde, wearing the same outfit and make up, and not being able to go without taking his medication every four hours), Alley has no idea. At least not until another post-human fan gives her the scoop. Even if Alley survives the shocking news, will she survive the pressured attempts that Wilhelm (the band's vampire drummer) have brought on about turning her into a vampire? Will she have to convert to a zombie to save her relationship with Doug? This is one tangled love triangle that will have a shocking end.