Saturday, April 24, 2010

Book Update

The Help

So obviously I've been doing a lot of reading and I've gotten too far behind in my blogging when I tried to give each book its own post. Luckily there are a million reviews out there on most of these books, so I don't really have a lot to add.

The one most people probably haven't heard of is the first one, Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler. As I mentioned a few posts ago I really enjoy her writing style and the stories she tells. Saint Maybe is a fascinating story of family obligations, the choices we make and the consequences of them.

For most of the rest, they've all been turned into movies that I plan on seeing. Like most people I know, I like to read the book first. Now I can get caught up on some really great movies!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

92. The Beach Club

I feel like all I've been doing lately is posting about the books I've read. least I'm posting about something.

Soon I should have some new cake ball pictures. I have been asked to make some for a birthday party coming up soon and I want to get some new pictures for some advertisements.

I've really been enjoying visiting the library lately. I have (somewhat) expanded the books I'm interested in, so that's always a good thing.

This book was a pure impulse while I was at the library. I knew I wanted to take out another book, but couldn't find one. I saw the cover of this book and was just looked good. This was a good case of judging a book by its cover. I really enjoyed this story.

I'm not sure if it's because I worked at a summer resort for a few years, or because we're on the cusp of summer, but this was a fun read. The characters were interesting and "real" enough and when I closed the book I found myself wondering what would happen in their lives.

My husband makes fun of me because I get SO involved in my books. The characters become so real to me, especially in a well written novel. There are times when he'll come into a room and I'll be sobbing or smiling based on what I'm reading. Please tell me I'm not alone - he thinks I'm crazy!