Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Christmas Train

I enjoyed this book. Always like a nice Christmas book to read around the holidays. Christmas is my favorite holiday. And trains are very special to me also. It's something I shared with my dad.

I don't know what it is about trains. You don't take the trains to get somewhere fast. You take it for the journey itself. To be surprised. And I think that is why I enjoyed the characters of Tom, Eleanor, Max, and the Cap Unlimited and The Chief staff. Trains are nice over Christmas. People are in good moods. Great way for family to travel together.
I know if I had the chance that's what I would be doing. It's like people are ready to meet the country, they're looking for friendship,a warm body to talk to. How do you put a valve on that? I think you can't

Second chances for Tom and Eleanor. A wedding and a little bit of mystery. Cute for the holiday.I like the twist at the end was. A clever way of getting things done ;) Granted this is the first book of David Baldacci I read. I hear that he is a mystery writer and Christmas Train is a bit off his mark but we need a little soft around the holidays.

The short story at the end was nice. Waiting for Santa. I want to believe that there is someone that I lost looking out for me. And what better to have a daughter guide your way.

I give The Christmas Train 5 

Amazon says
Customers who bought this item also bought other David Baldacci books

I recommend this Christmas book and it is a bookcrossing book. Whoever gets I hope will enjoy as much as I did.

Put a Pin on the Map
View my Guestmap
Free Guestmaps by

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Fiddle Dee Death

I met these authors about 2 years ago at a bookcrossing convention in South Carolina. Natually I never had a author sign a book for me. So I thought it so cool that I would have this autographed copy. I never got to read it til now.

I can say this is a cute little mystery book. Just what it says, "Just a little murder"

The characters are interesting. I like how the three girls are family and the eldest member likes to get the others involved in the mystery. I especially like Lindsay. She drinks Coke as I do and loves and has a collection of stuffed animals even as a child. A girl after my own heart. Being that it is in the South you feel like your there at the plantation. It is a neat reason why everything is like a purple :)

It was though a bit difficult for me to get in the story till the six chapter. Than I found myself laughing and peeking to see what next would happen.

This is a book that will be in my permanent collection.
I give Fiddle Dee Death 4 

and am looking forward to reading the next book that Caroline Cousins reintroduce the characters again

Amazon says:Frequently Bought Together, March Madness and Way Down Dead in Dixie by Caroline Cousins

Put a Pin on the Map
View my Guestmap
Free Guestmaps by


Sunday, October 04, 2009

Treasure Island

So many things seem to remind me of the story Treasure Island. Especially since my kids worked up at Treasure Island in the past years. And I think I heard that Survivor was focusing the game as the famous story Treasure Island. Than I knew that I had to read it.

I think Treasure Island is a adventure store because of both the plot and colorful characters. Who would think a boy would go on this ship to hunt for gold with all these characters such as Long John Silver with one leg :)

This is a story for everyone. Young, old, boy, girl, makes no difference we have dream t of finding something precious and going through exciting mishaps and calm happenings.

I think treasure can be used for other quests such as the Olympics. When someone participates in that race in hopes of a gold medal. That is that persons hunt for their treasure. Even in human life is a treasure search for good health. To live longer to enjoy longer.
The history that Stevenson gives of the treasure with crime,bloodshed,and intrigue is unfortunately at times part of real life. You need to take the bad with the good. And when a person finds their treasure it's up to them on how they chose to have it for themselves.

Some say Stevenson has a message in his novel for piracy for us on a daily basis. My option is no. I think yes piracy does reflect in business, etc. But for the novel I believe he was only trying to capture an adventure since pirates do have that mystery about them with their rouge demeanor.

All in all the story was great. I enjoyed it and will be keeping this novel in my collection. Maybe someday I could pass my thoughts with someone else :)

I give Treasure Island 4

Amazon says Customers that bought this item also bought The Swiss Family Robertson, Robertson Crusoe, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and of Huckleberry Finn, Around the World in Eighty Days, and Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Put a Pin on the Map
View my Guestmap
Free Guestmaps by

Monday, August 31, 2009

My Sister's Keeper

What can I say about this book? Well I really enjoyed the story more so than Vanishing Acts also by Jodi Picoult It had a very compassionate side to it. But at the same time it made you think.What would you do if it was you that was having all these medical procedures done to you and no one asked? Is it fair even though you think you have the best interest of your youngster? They are human too.

All along I believed Sara did love Anna but in a different way. A way just to keep Kate alive. She never came right out and said such till the very end. She explains how she feels. Than finally I believe.

There are a few things that touched me. Like how Anna thought about heaven,if it changed a person etc. Also beautiful words that were said about grief. Like grief is like a Band-Aid being ripped away taking a top layer off a family. An excellent explanation I think.
[I say this not verbatim so has to not spoil the ending]
Also something was said when feeling sad over death, all you have to do is look around the person is everywhere

This novel was made into a movie. I just saw the movie, I understand they can't put all into it. But the biggest disappointed was the ending. The ending of the book was a twist, rain, accident, and different characters. The movie just made it so cliche, so predictable.

There is one thing that bothered me about this story. The ending was foreseen. It was kind of watching a movie and knowing where the story is going to go. And for that I give My Sister's Keeper  3 

Amazon says People who bought this item also bought most of Jodi Picoult's books and The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Put a Pin on the Map
View my Guestmap
Free Guestmaps by

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Hot Six

Stephanie gets more interesting as she gets deeper into her work. And for some reason she finds herself in either Ranger or Joe's arms. What a dilemma Ranger, Joe? hmm... I love how she is concerned about her pets, even if they weren't her pets in the beginning. Grandma is more wild than she showed all of us at first. You go girl! Show them that youngins can't count you out ;D

A very intriguing ending too :X

A bookcrossing book
. Who knows where this one will go.
I give Hot Six 4 

Amazon says Customers who bought Hot Six also bought the rest of the Plum books

Friday, June 05, 2009

Morality for Beautiful Girls

Another delightful book about the No.1 Detective Agency. Precious Ramotswe is at it again solving cases with determination but also with kindness.

I think my favorite character is Mma Makutsi. She does grow on you. She adds some unique ways to help Precious solve cases. Along with keeping her secretarial work up.

I think I would of rather read this book before seeing the series on HBO. It is quite a difference in what some of the characters are doing. But a good story just the same.

I give Morality for Beautiful Girls 3 

Amazon says Customers who bought this book bought the rest of series and some of Alexander McCall Smith's other writings.

This is a bookcrossing book. Whoever gets it next I hope will enjoy it as I did.

Put a Pin on the Map
View my Guestmap
Free Guestmaps by

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Angels and Demons

I think I'm one of the few people that liked Angels and Demons. For Dan Brown's first book of the character Robert Langdon it wasn't bad. I know toward the end of the story it tended to be drawn out and unbelievable.For the whole story you could deal with it.

I do say though that the 2 books, Angels and Demons, The DaVinci Code are about the same. I just thought it wasn't such a far stretch to believe that there are symbols of science, and scientist could put that on the same line as religion.
Although unlike the secret society of the Illuminati I can see the two working hand in hand.

I guess I'm a believer that science is just as worthy as religion, especially Catholic religion.

I think I should give myself some time from the Dan Brown stories ;)
In addition, who does all this action and solves an important thing in just a day? Only in the books and movies ;)

I give Angels and Demons 2

Amazon says
What Do Customers Ultimately Buy After Viewing This Item? 3% buy The Lost Symbol, 1% buy The Davinci Code, 1% buy The First Family

This is a bookcrossing book. Hopefully whoever receives Angels and Demons will enjoy it as I did.

Put a Pin on the Map
View my Guestmap
Free Guestmaps by

Monday, February 16, 2009

Living Dead in Dallas

I was really excited to get to read this new book. But I was a little disappointed. From the 1st book to this one things have changed. Like best friends and Sookie is really acting older than one portrays. She seems a bit mature now I don't hate Bill has much as I did. But I don't love him either.

Can't quite put my finger on it but there is something real different that left me with feelings of dislike and what is going on? I actually had to go back and read to see if I have the right person I'm reading about.
It will be interesting to see how the series True Blood will be written for this segment.

I give Living Dead in Dallas 4 

People who have bought Living Dead in Dallas also bought the rest of Sookie Stackhouse series of books

Put a Pin on the Map
View my Guestmap
Free Guestmaps by

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sugarplum Dead

Not sure if this book really was a bit long. Or if it was just the circumstances of my personal life that made the book a bit long. In any case it was a little hard to follow in the beginning. Than I got the jest of it. Sugarplum Dead was enjoyable to read.

I especially liked the way certain books that Annie was dealing with in her bookstore related to the mystery surrounding her life, or just a Christmas game that she played with her customers in her store.
My favorite characters were Annie and Max. Even though they were husband and wife they worked good together. They really understood what each other needed.

The ending was a bit confusing. The killer was revealed so fast and as a matter of fact way. It took me close to the last few pages when Annie was explaining what happened to her sister Rachael that I understood what happened.

Other than that I give Sugarplum Dead 5 

Amazon says: Customers who bought this item also bought the other Death on Demand mysteries by Carolyn Hart

This book is in my permanent collection

Put a Pin on the Map
View my Guestmap
Free Guestmaps by