Thursday, June 27, 2013

Heart Of The Matter by Emily Giffin Review-Post

Heart Of The Matter  by Emily Giffin       Review-post

My thoughts:

I found this to be a heart warming story of two women , one a stay-at-home mom who is the wife of a Pediatric Surgeon, and a single mom, Valerie ,who is a lawyer and the mother of a six year old boy. When Tessa's husband, who is the surgeon operates on Valerie's six year old son, they become too close for comfort.
Tessa does not believe her husband would ever cheat on her and can't wrap her mind around it. They are both good women and learn the heartache that caused this unfortunate affair.
Valerie always wanted a stable life for her son with a father of his own , but not with the biological father.
The lesson here is forgiveness under very difficult circumstances as the three people involved  make  some hard decisions. I found this to be a good read.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday

My pre-publication (can't - wait- to - read ) selection is:

The Secret Keeper     By  Kate Morton   Publisher: Simon & Schuster     Rel.Date:   July 2013

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Taken from Hard Words.

1. Captious- Tending to find fault or raise petty objections.

2. Williwaw- In meterology. A williwaw is a sudden blast of wind descending from a mountainous coastline to the sea.

3. Pule- to cry in a thin voice; whimper.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

Waiting for a few review books to come in.
Reading: Heart Of The Matter   by Emily Giffin

What did you receive in your mailbox?

Friday, June 21, 2013

Feature & Follow

Feature & Follow

Q:
Activity: Favorite literary quote.

My all time favorite quote is when Rhett Butler said to Scarlet O'Hara:
"Frankly my dear I don't give a dam"      From: Gone With The Wind

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday

Q:
And, the reverse-which actors have been badly cast in roles of characters you first met in the pages of a book? Do you blame the actors or the writers and other film-people for the failure? Who would you have cast instead?

I thought the character Peeta in the Hunger Games was mis-cast, he just didn't fit the role after reading the series. But that is my personal opinion.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday

My pre-publication (can't-wait-to-read) selection is:

The Tilted World      By Tom Franklin & Beth Ann Fennelly       Rel. Date: 10-1-13    Wm. Morrow Pub.

    The year is 1927. As rains swell the Mississippi, the mighty river threatens to burst its banks and engulf all in its path, including federal revenue agent Ted Ingersoll and his partner Ham Johnson.Arriving in the tiny hamlet of hobnob, Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of two fellow agents on the trail of a local bootlegger, they unexpectedly find an abandoned baby boy at a crime scene.

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are taken from the book: Heart Of The Matter  by Emily Giffin


1. Escharotomy- is a procedure used on full-thickness, third-degree burns when there is edema-or-swelling that limits circulation.

2. Hedonism-is a school of thought that argues that pleasure is the only intrinsic good.

3. Karmic- the total effect of a person's actions and conduct during the successive phases of the person's existence.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from the book:  A Week In Winter  by Maeve Binchy

Pg. 11
    It could not be over. Not what they had. She begged and pleaded;whatever she was doing wrong she would change it.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Daughters Of Fortune by Tara Hyland Review-Post

Daughters Of Fortune by Tara Hyland   Review-Post

William Melville's daughters are heiresses to the world's most exclusive fashion dynasty. Beautiful and rich, they are envied by all. But behind the glittering facade of their lives, each girl hides a dark secret that threatens to tear their family apart.

My Thoughts:

Three daughters Elizabeth, Caitlin, and Amber who are rich heiresses to a fashion dynasty and are trying to find their own way in life are also three different people.
This was an interesting story of how each of their lives plays out in the world. It' a nice mix of big business, romance and intriguing circumstances, which kept me turning pages to find out what was going to happen next in their lives. It all boils down to family in the end. Their own secrets are revealed which brings them closer.

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

Just finished reading Daughters Of Fortune  by Tara Hyland.
Reading: A Week In Winter  By Maeve Binchy

Friday, June 14, 2013

Feature & Follow

Feature & Follow

Q:
Activity: Spine poetry. Create a line of poetry with your book spines (take a picture). Not feeling creative? Tell us about your favorite poem.
I am not a real fan of poetry, but have read poems by Keats years ago.
How about you?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday

Q:
What actors do you think have done particularly excellent jobs with some of your favorite characters?

My most recent one is Leo DiCaprio in the movie Gatsby. There are others too numerous to mention.
Who are yours?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday

My pre-publication (can't-wait-to read) selection is:
                                               After Her  by  Joyce Maynard
Release Date: 8-20-13                                                                           Publisher: Harper Collins


        Joyce Maynard brings a thriller with complex coming-of-age relationships to readers in the book After Her. It's the story of two sisters whose father is a well known detective who loves women. When he fails to find out who is committing a string of murders, his daughter tries to lure the killer to herself in order to help her father.

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

                                                 Taken From (some difficult words)

1. Exoriate- scold with biting harshness; censure strongly.

2. Expiate- make amends for (a sin).

3. Factotum- handyman; a person who
does all kinds of work.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from the book: Daughters Of Fortune  by Tara Hyland

Pg. 249
When the Christmas holidays arrived, for the first time in her school career Amber didn't want to go home. The only consolation was that her parents seemed happy that she'd settled in at Beaumont manor.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Me On The Floor Bleeding by Jenny Jagerfeld Review-Post

Me On The Floor Bleeding      by Jenny Jagerfeld         Review-Post


Summary:
In the midst of her journey of self-discovery, Maja falls in love and describes each moment with such bare bones honesty that one can't help but be drawn into the psyche of this seventeen year old girl. She is both wise beyond her years an naive in ways one wouldn't expect. Her story begins with sawing off the tip of her thumb by accident and ends with a bittersweet revelation.

My Thoughts:
I was drawn into this story by going through with Maja in her somewhat difficult relationship with  her parents. Being sort of lost and desperately trying to find answers, she gets herself into situations with an older boy whom she meets at a party and falls in love with him.
Having an absent mom and not understanding how she acts with her certainly leaves her very confused, but when she finds out the truth it helps her a great deal.
I didn't think I would find this to be a page-turner but surprisingly I did.












Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

No physical books in my mailbox this week, a few on their way for review. Just finished reading Me On The Floor Bleeding by Jenny Jagerfeld.

What did you get in your mailbox?

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday

Q:
What makes you choose the books you read? Genre? Reviews? Certain Authors? Covers? Recommendations?

First off I would have to say books to review that are sent to me and genre would be my all time first choice and sometimes recommendations.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday

My pre-publication (can't-wait-to-read) selection is:

                                                        The White Princess
                                                              By Phillippa Gregory
Release Date:  7-23-13                                                                      544 pgs.

    Caught between loyalties, the mother of the Tudors must choose between the red rose and the white.
When Henry Tudor picks up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth field, he knows he must marry the princess of the enemy house -Elizabeth of York- to unify a country divided by war for nearly two decades.

Seduction By M.J. Rose Review-Post

Seduction  By M.J. Rose      Review-Post

Victor Hugo's nineteen year old daughter drowned in 1843. Ten years later, Hugo began participating in seances to contact her.
I found it to be a suspenseful tale that captures the reader's attention from the beginning. This is the first book I've read from this author and found it to be a very imaginative read. It delves into the spirit world of trying to contact the dead through seances. It is truly not your typical ghost story.
I would recommend reading this very interesting book.

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are taken from:  A List Of Big Words

1. Callipygian- Having shapely buttocks.

2. Conviviality- Merry; festive.

3. Coruscant- glittering; giving forth flashes of light.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I received one book in my mailbox this week, Me On The Floor Bleeding By Jenny Jagerfeld

It is a unique love story filled with psychological suspense and is a rare page turner for teens and adults alike.Her story begins with the sawing off of her thumb by accident and ends with a bittersweet revelation.

What did you receive in your mailbox?