Saturday, February 27, 2016

February Books

I am officially 8 book into my 25 book challenge. This is what I read this month:

The Martian

Many of you have probably seen the movie based on this book. I won't lie, I immediately rented it and watched it after I finished reading the book. The book was better (isn't it always?) and I would rate it high, although definitely not a favorite. If you can't stand a bit of scientific talk, I probably wouldn't reccomend it, but overall, it was a fantastic thriller, keeping you guessing as to what possibly could come next.

We Were Liars

I attempted to read this last year and could not get into it. I've noticed that sometimes a book just doesn't call to me at that time but if I revisit it later, I may just fall in love. So the story goes for this book. I think it took me a total of two or three days to finish it because I just couldn't put it down. I love the story, I love how it's written, I love the tragedy of the idea and why.

All The Light We Cannot See

This was my favorite read for the month. A heart-wrenching, mysterious, thrilling read that holds historic truths behind the scenes, views from several sides, and was full of intelligent ideas and bantor. The way it is written keeps your attention held despite times in which the story is full of more facts, back-story, etc... at first I hated the short, 1, 2, 3, 4 page chapters, but being a busy working mom, it allowed me to fit in a chapter here and there quite often without needing a lot of time. If you like historic fiction, this is a definite must-read. Go put it on your list now!


I don't have any 'for sure' books on the list for March, but I'm about halfway through The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and have The Hunger Games trilogy in my bookshelf. This is my second attempt at TGwtDT, and although I've read a good portion of it, I still can't say that I'm actually into it or enjoying it. I may force myself to finish it with the hopes it gets better.

Happy reading!

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Friday, February 19, 2016


Things have been hectic at best lately and I am at the point of wishing February away all together.
In the last two weeks there have been 2 car accidents, 2 surgeries, a LOT of unexpected (and some expected) expenses, and a case of strep throat.
I want to claim that things couldn't get much worse, but we all know that that's just bad karma. Let's just say that when it rains, it pours.
We've all heard the expression: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
The optomist will use this expression in a way of saying "make the best of this situation."
The pessimist will say "you can't make lemonade from just lemons."
But the realist, the person who I think I identify best with these days, will say "Take the lemons, work for the sugar, and learn to find the water for free."
So that's what I'm attempting to do this month: take lemons and make lemonade. I may have  to learn a few things and earn the sugar, but eventually I will be sipping something sweet once again.
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