Wednesday, August 29, 2012

WWW Wednesdays


WWW Wednesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading.  To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?
Currently Reading:  The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Recently Finished:  The Son of Rage and Love by Thomas Raymond

Next to Read:  The Jazz Cage by Ray Chen Smith

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Special for Sundays: 3rd Sunday in August

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 occasions): Random book we have read and a quickie review. 


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


Welcome back!  This week we are talking about favorite authors and this week I am choosing:


From Wikipedia(image and short bio): 

George R. R. Martin is an American screenwriter and author of fantasy, horror, and science fiction.  He is best known for A Song of Ice and Fire, his bestselling series of epic fantasy novels that HBO adapted for their dramatic pay-cable series Game of Thrones.  Martin was selected by Time magazine as one of the "2011 Time 100", a list of the "most influential people in the world."

I had seen previews for HBO's Game of Thrones, and loved it.  I had to immediately pick up the book and if you haven't noticed I love them too!  When I finish each book I want to immediately pick up the next book to see what happens next!  The emotions that Martin runs his readers through in just one book is pretty amazing!  I do hope the rest of the series comes out soon as the anticipation and wondering what is going to happen is going to be killer!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Special for Sundays: 2nd Sunday in August

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 occasions): Random book we have read and a quickie review. 


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


Yes I am late this week as I had my computer worked on and realized I didn't schedule the post...so anyway:

Welcome Back!!! This week we are discussing 2 books everyone must read! I have actually a series so I am over the 2 books, ha ha.


From Amazon.com
For me this is an epic fantasy series.  I had never read the books until college.  I do remember checking them out from the library but never really read them.  It was until after the 3rd viewing of the movie The Lord of the Rings that I finally got to read them.  I really enjoyed them then, and enjoying reading the Hobbit now!

So what are two books(or more) on your must read list?








Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Reading with DBF

Since this week I don't have a post I am going to share with you about something me and my DBF are starting.  Since he has gotten his kindle he has been reading like crazy!!!  I almost feel jealous about how much he is able to read.  We do usually talk about books we are reading, but have decided to try reading a book together.  We have decided to read The Hobbit, he hasn't read it yet and it has been a long since I have read it.  I think this is going to be fun for both of us.  While we do have different taste it may not happen all the time, just to allow him time to read some other books he wants to read.  I am going to work on reading 2 at a time.  I am very excited about it!

So do you read with someone close to you?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Specials for Sundays: 1st Sunday in August

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 occasions): Random book we have read and a quickie review. 


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


Welcome Back!!! This week we are discussing favorite books!  Here is one of mine:





From Amazon
So I chose The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory.  I had found this one during one of my perusals of Barnes and Nobles.  The idea of Anne Boleyn's story told from her sister's perspective was what had hooked me.  I read it and loved it!  I had even seen the movie, and think the book is just sooo much better!  If you are looking for a great historical fiction book about the Tudor era, check this one out!!


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Internal Security by David Darracott

Internal Security is a thriller about a small-town reporter who finally gets a shot at the big-time story he’s always wanted. To him, it appears to be the scoop of a lifetime that might just save the nation from self-destruction—until he learns that reporting the truth might also cost him his life.


I was asked to read and review Internal Security.  I had accepted because the story line had caught my attention, and apparently I was in the mood for another thriller.  I was also able to read part of the beginning before I had accepted to read the book.  Since I had read the beginning recently, the beginning of it seemed to move really slow for me.  I do think if I hadn't read the beginning I would not have felt that way.  It did pick up and kept my interest pretty easily.  

It is told through several different points of view.  It was pretty easy to tell who was talking/thinking when, so it didn't get confusing at all.  I do think knowing certain aspects from others other than Tom helped to piece the story together as well.


The story line can be a bit disturbing as it does deal about torture.  There are a few points where it is detailed, but not in a way that I was having issues with it.  Also the ending of it is just jaw dropping, at least for me. 


I did get a bit tired of having nicknames for certain characters.  While "War Hawk" and a few other code names are great, I don't feel a good connection unless there is a name.  That could have been Darracott's point as well.






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