Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Book Updates

Posted by Sarah at Wednesday, June 23, 2010 2 comments Links to this post
I haven't posted in a while because I've been having a torrid affair...with my Kindle. Man, do I love that thing. (Thanks again, Mom and Dad!)

I'm officially a quarter of the way to my goal of reading 100 books this year. I'm on #26, which is Kitty Kelley's unauthorized biography of Oprah (don't judge me). It's not something I would normally read, but I need something somewhat normal and not too scary. Here's some of the best books I've read lately.

Hide by Lisa Gardner: Do not read this book unless you are very, very brave. I am a big scaredy cat and literally did not sleep an entire night after I finished this book. It is absolutely terrifying and filled with suspense. The plot, which includes several intersecting stories, was unbelievably well-thought out. The characters were interesting and believable. If you like suspense and thrillers, go for it. Just make sure you sleep with the lights on, and don't say I didn't warn you. I would love to read more books by this author, but quite frankly, I'm too afraid.

The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer: Definitely not as good as the Twilight books, but entertaining nonetheless. I had a hard time remembering the character Bree and the newborn vampire back story from Meyer's previous books, but I was still able to follow the story. It was a short, easy read to satisfy my Twilight cravings until Eclipse premieres on June 30th.

Life Sentences by Laura Lippman: Really anything by this author would be good. Some of her tales are scarier than others. This was a great story about a mother whose infant goes missing and she refuses to tell anyone what happened. It sounds terrifying, but wasn't. It's a quick read and satisfies by urges for mystery without giving me nightmares!

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson: I loved the first two books in this series and pre-ordered this one on Amazon. Maybe I had my hopes too high for the last book, but I was a bit disappointed. The story really dragged in some places and it was weighed down by too many other side-stories. If you've read the other two books by Stieg Larsson, definitely read this one but be prepared for a bit of a letdown.

If you're looking for more great books, join Jonna's online book club. I'm planning on reading more of her selections soon.

I'm still looking for more books to read. What are the best books you've read recently?


Posted by Sarah at Wednesday, June 23, 2010 0 comments Links to this post
Just when I thought my heart couldn't melt anymore than it already has, Little Man has entered a whole new world of cuteness. I promise to capture some of this cuteness on video, but until then you'll have to take my word for it.

*Blowing kisses. He has started blowing kisses all the time, which is cute all by itself. But, he also makes this kissing/smacking sound on his hand as he blows his kisses. Too cute for words!

*Speaking of words, the Little Man's vocabulary is growing! We have been sounding out words for him and making letter sounds and to hear him repeat them is adorable. Today, he said f-f-f-f-an and pointed at our ceiling fan.

*Feeding himself and using his spoon. He's finally (mostly) mastered using his spoon. Tonight, he ate sweet potatoes and corn using only his spoon. He doesn't quite get a lot of food on his spoon, but he licks every bit off! Occasionally, he also uses his hands to help out. Because, really, who doesn't like smearing potatoes all over their face?

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