Wednesday, October 01, 2008

September Reading Review

Not very productive in volume but very enjoyable reading...

Sex, Murder And A Double Latte by Kyra Davis

My Rating: 9 *'s

My Thoughts: I have had this book for a few years now and cannot figure out what has taken me so long to read it! Very fun and fast paced story that I couldn't put down. I started reading it for a book group discussion and would get so engrossed in the story and the characters that I would forget to think of any discussion questions.

Though Sophie exercises very poor judgment in a lot of the decisions she makes in this book, you can't help but like her. I could see myself going along with her and getting knee deep in doo-doo as she does. The ending was a surprise though a little bit rushed. I am looking forward to reading more from this author and hope she continues writing stories with Sophie and Anatoly in them.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

My Rating: 10 *'s

My Thoughts: Well, I can definitely understand the buzz around this series now that I've read TWILIGHT. I couldn't put the book down. At nearly 500 pages, some people would be intimidated to read such a book and many, like me, would take quite a while to get through it. Surprisingly, the 500 pages flew so quickly, I was amazed.

I really enjoyed this story and all the characters. I related to Bella very quickly especially to her adapting to her new home and new school and making friends as I experienced that so much growing up in the military. The vampires surprised me. Not your typical creature of the night variety we see in other books or in the movies. I really liked them too, though I'm still on the fence about Rosalie. I thought it was interesting that Bella refers to her dad as Charlie to people and I'm curious to see where their relationship heads in the series. Obviously Bella's mom doesn't have a central role in this story but she seems OK. I wish there had been more involving James however. The story's pace radically increased once James arrived and it was a little overwhelming. It seemed like everything was going along at a nice rate, vampires playing baseball and then BOOM all of a sudden, Edward and the Cullens are going a hundred miles an hour to get Bella out of town.

Overall, fantastic story and I'm really looking forward to seeing the movie in November. I'm hoping to get book 2 read before the movie comes out.

Welcome To The Real World by Carole Matthews

My Rating: 9 *'s

My Thoughts: A modern day rags-to-riches Cinderella story. I loved Fern's feisty tenacity to muddle through life even when everything seems its worst. Fern's compassion for everyone in her life makes her the type of character you can easily relate to and like. I liked Carl's quirkiness & Evan's vulnerability. Fern's parents were funny and Fern's brother and nephew were great. I didn't care for Rupert at first but he redeemed himself.

1 comment:

kyradavis said...

So glad you liked my book, Sherri! Hope the others don't disappoint!


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