Sunday, February 26, 2012

Special For Sundays(4th Sunday of Feburary)

Heather's Opinion on All Things Book Related

Special for Sundays is an original feature, created by Heather of ‘Heather's Opinion on All Things Book Related’ and Ems of ‘In which Ems Reviews Books’.  We’ll rotate each week through various subjects, as follows:

1st Sunday: One of your Favorite Books and why is it so special to you

2nd Sunday: Two books that everyone must read and why

3rd Sunday: One of your Favorite Authors and why you pick their books up again and again

4th Sunday: A book on your TBR list, why you picked it, and when do you hope to read it

5th Sunday (on the rare occassions): Random book we have read and a quickie review. 

We hope you’ll join us for this fun feature!


Ok so I totally missed last week's posting due to just plain old running out of time!!  So I am jumping back in and starting with this weeks.  So it is a book on my TBR List and why I picked it.  Well I guess I will go with Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder!


I got to read the first chapter and was totally captivated, plus it is by MVS!! I have enjoyed every single one of her books so far, which means that I can't help but want to read this one too!  I am not sure when I will get to it, but I want it to be as soon as possible!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Special For Sundays(2nd Sunday in February)

Heather's Opinion on All Things Book Related

Special for Sundays is an original feature, created by Heather of ‘Heather's Opinion on All Things Book Related’ and Ems of ‘In which Ems Reviews Books’.  We’ll rotate each week through various subjects, as follows:

1st Sunday: One of your Favorite Books and why is it so special to you

2nd Sunday: Two books that everyone must read and why

3rd Sunday: One of your Favorite Authors and why you pick their books up again and again

4th Sunday: A book on your TBR list, why you picked it, and when do you hope to read it

5th Sunday (on the rare occassions): Random book we have read and a quickie review. 

We hope you’ll join us for this fun feature!


Yay thanks for coming back to read!  So this week we are discussing 2 books that everyone must read and why...


I used some very emotional and thought provoking books this time.  


The first is My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult.  This book intrigued me due to my medical field background; one sister, Kate, has leukemia and the other, Anna, is considered a designer baby to help keep the other alive.  The story is told through many different points of view(mother, Kate, Anna, a lawyer, father), and each point of view has a different type of font.  The story is very complex as Anna no longer wants to be used for Kate's treatments, so she sues for medical emancipation.  As the story continues there area  few twists that can take you by surprise all the way to the end.  I must say that while it did make me cry, I really enjoyed reading it. 








The second book is Night Road By Kristin Hannah.  This book is another powerful and emotional book.  I had actually won this off of Goodreads.  It caught my attention and after reading it I was instantly hooked.  This one deals with the loss of a young adult due to drinking and driving...I had placed a review on Goodreads so I will post it here as my reasoning to why it should be read:


...this book is told from different perspectives so for some that might be a downer...however with this book it adds to the emotional issues by seeing what the other characters were thinking. Each person deals with the loss, their idenity, and forgiveness in different ways which gives the book more depth. I felt very connected to the story and will say at the end it had me in tears at different points. Yes I was that involved in this book! However after being away from the book for a few days, the ending is a bit too perfect...but it still doesn't change my thoughts on the book at all! I feel that Kristin Hannah did a wonderful job in writing the book and making the characters come alive so that I could laugh, cry, and want with the characters!




So what are your two books that everyone must read?

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Special for Sundays! (1st Sunday of February)

Heather's Opinion on All Things Book Related

Special for Sundays is an original feature, created by Heather of ‘Heather's Opinion on All Things Book Related’ and Ems of ‘In which Ems Reviews Books’.  We’ll rotate each week through various subjects, as follows:

1st Sunday: One of your Favorite Books and why is it so special to you


2nd Sunday: Two books that everyone must read and why


3rd Sunday: One of your Favorite Authors and why you pick their books up again and again


4th Sunday: A book on your TBR list, why you picked it, and when do you hope to read it


5th Sunday (on the rare occassions): Random book we have read and a quickie review. 

We hope you’ll join us for this fun feature!


Welcome!!!  Ok this one is difficult because I could go on about last week's Special for Sunday...but I won't over-do it right now :-p  So I am picking:

Gregory MaGuire's Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wikced Witch of the West.


This was a book that I had picked up to read, I had heard good things about it.  I will say some like it and some don't.  However I totally enjoyed it.  It totally took the original Wizard of Oz and turned it upside down!  After all do you really think you could feel sorry for the Wicked Witch?  I was surprised by how interesting the series became with how all the character's were not exactly how I had figured out they would be.  As we follow the Wicked Witch from birth to death, you can certainly see how the events turned her "wicked".  It also shows that there is always more to a story than just one side.

I know not everyone likes this book, but I love the twist on the original so it makes it a definite favorite of mine.




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