Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The ABC's of Love

The ABC's of Love
Author: Sarah Salway
Not my usual kind of book to read. But I thought it wasn't too bad, cute. It reminded me of that show Sex and the City where Carrie and her girlfriends cope with their lives and each other's.
It is so hard to have a relationship these days. And keep the relationship going without getting bored.
One thing that hit me quickly in this book is when Verity talking about her relationship with John and he mentioned about Verity's mustache. He said she shouldn't shave it that it was sexy.
How embarrasing. Didn't he know what we girls go through with our ritual of beauty ? We don't want to be reminded about our short coming no matter what the other person thinks. Sheesh! LOL!
Here are some of my other thought that were brought up in the story.
Why is it that we just wish our grandparents wouldn't make a big deal out of nothing?
Vertity's relationship with her grandmother took her on a "mystery trip" even though Vertity didn't have such a great time, her grandmother for years talked about how she loved it.
I wish grandparents would be intune with how we feel.
Why is it that we are glad to see our SO's when we want to,?And when they pay attention to us when they want to, like when we are watching our favorite tv show and that's all we care about at the time, we rather they do something else?
Oh how I can relate to Vertity wanting to be locked up in a stationary store. I too like the clean crisp smell of stationary. With all the little gadgets you have to keep you organized.
I guess in England they are just getting around to taking the phone booths out. Since technology has caught up with the idea of cellphones. It seems eons ago when that's all we had was to go to a public phone.
I like it. When Brian (Vertity's co worker) said when she painted her flat yellow she had herself her own sunlit island.
I never heard anything put that way. I like it.
I believe like Vertity that most things are better as memories, like photographs. I sit myself and look at the old photos and think back if that moment was the most joyful one. Than the soon to be unremembered present moment.
I would recommend this book, especially to people that are in relationships. They really could relate to a lot what is said.
I give this book 4
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Monday, March 19, 2007

The Perfect Family

The Perfect Family
Author: Carla Cassidy
When I started reading this book I didn't know it was the kind that it was going to be hard to put down. I was looking forward to what was coming up next.
What was my favorite character? I can't say that I did have a favorite character because they were all so good. I guess if I would have to pick one I will have to say, Alex.
Why Alex? Alex had this second chance on love with Marissa. And he walked into something that was going on in Marissa's life that wasn't so easy. Poor guy went through some changes in his own life because of her and her children.
My thoughts on the story: Well I can tell you that I would be scared out of my mine if I had someone stalking me. And on top of that killing people as presents to me. Yuck! And just like Marissa my No.1 concern would be my children. I would do anything to protect them. What makes it real strange is the people that Marissa felt secure with, the ones that save lives are the ones that she needed to watch out for.
To think her husband a firefighter. A person that dedicated his life to helping others that someone caused him harm and his family.
Scary to think that this could happen in real life if you let your imagination run.
Was there anything I didn't like in this story? There was one thing I didn't like. At the end, in the epilogue when Marissa finally got her life settled down. She stopped going to the firehouse. Not because of the past but because of her future. She didn't need them anymore. I just wish it wasn't written up like that. By not going at all anymore it just sounds like there is more important things in her life and she has no time for anyone else. I just saw it that she was bringing joy to the men that protect. But I do understand why it was written like that.
I do recommend this book to read. Not only is it a thriller it does have romance too. Which everyone loves a good ending.
I give this book: 5 
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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Finn MacCool

Author: Morgan LLywelyn
I grew up on the Irish history. And Finn MacCool I can say was not a disappointment. I was taken in with the thoughts in my mind of ancient Ireland. The book in my option captured all what I have learnt throughout the years.
Did the man become the legend or the legend become the man? I think it was a little of both. Finn a great warrior himself not only was strong but he would recite poetry. He felt the poetry in him and lived it.
He took fianna's what was said to be not worthy and made them as dignified as any royal people. Finn made them believe in themselves. He made the Fianna's the best, the elite.
Did Finn have a magical side? Oh yes he did. Legend says that Finn could pick thorns out of his heels while running. Which by the way was a feat that any man had to pass if he wanted to be part of the Fianna.
Once in a battle with a Scottish giant Finn scooped up a large clod of earth and flung it at the Scott. The clod fell into the sea and turned into the Isle of Mann. The hole it left filled up with water and became Lough Neagh.
Irish history is well off with myths and legends
They weave true history with threads of myths and lore.
Finn did marry a woman named Sive. Finn thought that she was presented to him as a deer. They had a son named Oisin. Who later followed in his father's footstep's and had his love for poetry.
The end for Finn MacCool was his poetry and his fear that someday Goll MacMorna, the man who killed Finn's father would kill Finn.
The magic that these tales bring has given a few versions of where Finn is today.
Some say he died by getting in the middle of a fight that a couple of the members of the Fianna were having. Another story is that Finn is sleeping in a cave waiting to awake so that he can defend Ireland in their time of need.
I give this book: 4 
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