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16 September 2006 @ 06:08 pm
I will go back and edit my recent posts with summaries so that I can remember what they were about. I've read a great many books, and I am just starting with the ones I read this summer.
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16 September 2006 @ 06:06 pm
Rating: 6/5
Why: Even though it had some language...come on! Actors, danger, kissing, romance...what more oculd you ask for?!
Overall: GREAT!
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16 September 2006 @ 06:04 pm
Rating: 5/5
Why: I loved the story line. Getting married in Vegas?! Love it!
Overall: I just love romance books. Period. This was all I could ask for!
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Rating: 4/5
Why: It took me a long time to finish because of what ever reason...but I liked the email format.
Overall: I think that you should read it. It's a lot like the Meg Cabot books.
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16 September 2006 @ 06:00 pm
Rating: 5/5
Why: I loved the email format of this book! I like reading them, and it feels a little like I am snooping.

Overall: I loved it..you should read it!
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16 September 2006 @ 05:56 pm
Rating: 5/5
Why: This girl is a lot like me...but a lot more brave.
What happened: Samantha Madison is a rebel without a cause...she loves to draw, and loves her sister's boyfriend. But when she gets into trouble about drawing in class, her parents make her take lessons in an art studio. While skipping a day of lessons, he protects the president of the U.S. but jumping on an assasin. Then she meets the president's son, and its the same boy from the art studio that she began to like. She goes through a lot of transforming to become the All American Girl.

Overall: Read it...if you don't like Meg Cabot..I'll shoot you!!
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
16 September 2006 @ 05:50 pm
Rating: 5/5
Why: I loved it totally!
What happened: Rosie Gardener fell under the spell of handsome Kent Bliss, and not ever her best friend Vickie could persuade her that her fiance' was a two timing cad. Now it's her third wedding anniversary, and Roise, fed up wtih Kent's mistreatment, realizes her estranged best friend was right.But the after kicking Kent out and beginning a diet and excercise regime, Rosie experiences another life-changing event: she wins $302 million in the Wonderball lottery. Now with Kentlurking in the shadows to claim a share of her money, Rosie needs her friends more that ever. As she works out under the eye of sexy pesonal trainer Jack Silver, a stronger new Rosie emerges-- a woman who wants to learn to trust love once afain. Can she keep her vow not to be stopped by Kent's bitterness and her own self-doubtsand jump into life with a passion she didn't know she possessed? Yes she can!!!

Current Mood: bouncybouncy
16 September 2006 @ 05:30 pm
Rating: 4/5
Why: The book ended abruptly. It had no real ending, but left everything to imagination.
What happened:
Beauty, Hope, and Grace, along with their father and Hope's husband move into the country, because of her father's failed business. When news of a ship that had been lost reaches them, their father goes and sees the captain. Coming back, he strays into the Beast's castle, in the Enchanted Wood.

He enters and is treated well, but when leaving, he plucks a rose for his daughter, Beauty. The Beast is angry, and says he must give him one of his daughters.

Her father returns home and explains, and Beauty volunteers after some heavy thinking.

They leave and the Beast is kind to her. They ride horses toghether, and though he is a Beast, she falls in love with him. While visiting her family for the first and last time, she realizes this, while telling Grace of her long lost lover's appearance that she saw in the Beast's looking glass. She returns home after a twelve hour ride, not able to find the road that would lead her back to the castle. She makes her way to the Beast, and says she wants to marry him and he becomes the beautiful prince she saw in the portraits.

Her family comes to the wedding with the rest of the village, along with all the invisible servants lurking in the castle.

Overall: I liked it. McKinley gets major kudoes from me. I would have liked it better if it had a little more "mature content" (not sex, but love) in it instead of just being bland. Maybe I am just being biased from reading all those Harlequin Romance novels?
Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
17 August 2006 @ 04:38 pm
She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
Rating: 3/5
Why: It loses 2 points for the foul language.
What happened: Delores Price loses her dad in a divorce, then has to start living with her grandmother when her mother starts having mental issues. Then after her mother came back home to her grandmother's house, a new tenant moves upstairs in the upstairs apartment. Then the man and woman make nice with the family. Then Delores gets raped by Jack Speight, the tenant. Her mother starts feeding her non-stop and bought her a personal TV for her bedroom. When it comes time to go to college, Dolores is about 280 pounds, and she doesn't want to go. Her mother wants her to go so badly, and then the night Dolores says she might go, her mother is ran over besides the tollbooth she works in. Then Dolores goes to college a week early, and is stuck inthe dorms alone. She meets a girl about 29. The girl turns out to be gay, adn she falls in love with Dolores. Then Dolores meets her roommate and she thinks she's disgusting. She starts stealing her letters from her boyfriend, and then is exiled from her dorm. She quits going to her classes and then is humiliated at the college dance. She turns to the gay girl (whos name I forget) adn the they sleep together. She then hires a taxi driver to drive her to the Cape to see the beached whales. She then tries to drown herself, but realizes that she wants to live. She then is put into an insane asylum and realizes all of her problems...

She then finds her roommate's old boyfriend, marries him, and is treated like dirt. They divorce and she meets the man of her dreams and they marry. Then they go and see the whales...her newfound beliefs are in the whales and their powers.

Overall: I liked it, but like I said, I could do without the language. Near the end, I didn't see where Wally Lamb was going and then it ended abruptly.
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04 August 2006 @ 02:20 pm
Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Rating: 4/5
Why: It dragged in some places, but at the end, the book rawked!
Story line: The Joad family as well as the rest of the Midest families travel west to California to look for work since the individual farms weren't producing much profit for the Bank. So the Bank "tractored" the familes off of the land and into California where work was scarce. The book ends with a huge rainstorm causing the familes to lose work.

I'm not going to let you onto the rest of it!! :P
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