Monday, March 27, 2006

Current Read

I'm currently reading The Butterfly Farm by Diane Noble and still listening to Prep. This week I still need to read Everything's Coming Up Josey by Susan May Warren andA Vow to Cherish by Deborah Raney (a re-release)

Feeling tons better

Now that I'm on antibiotics I am feeling a zillion times better. Strep is just running rampant everywhere! I'm trying to get my Romantic Times books finished up and all of my other reviews written so we can leave on vacation on Friday. We're headed to Newport for a couple of days and then to Redding to visit Kimber. It will be a long drive for such a short time, but it's her birthday next week.

New reviews posted:

Babymouse: Our Hero

House: A Memoir

The Essential Walker's Journal

Grace in Thine Eyes

I have many reviews ready to write and three books that need to be read before Friday. On to read!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

New Reviews

I've had strep throat for the past week so I've been feeling pretty awful. Now that I'm on antibiotics I'm actually feeling like I can sit at the computer for more than five minutes without feeling like I'm going to pass out. Grace has the same thing and she had to stay home from school today which did not make her happy at all.

New reviews posted:
Red Velvet: Friends for a Season
The Art of Undressing

I should have more next week...fortunately that's one thing about being sick, I have had time to read quite a few books!

I'm currently reading Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah and listening to Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld.

Well, back to writing up some reviews while I still feel halfway decent. I'll need to take another nap here in a bit.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

I'm a poor updater

I've been very poor about updating this lately. The house flipping is taking all of my time and energy, I'm very behind in all of my reading (oh, what else is new with that!)
I haven't even had any new reviews posted because last month was a heavy one for Romantic Times. This month I haven't even started on my RT books and I really need to get busy.

I'm currently reading Grace in Thine Eyes by Liz Curtis Higgs. It's fantastic. Somewhat related to the trilogy (it contains many of the same characters) but it really stands alone because it's about Davina, the daughter of Jamie and Leana. It's taken from the story of Dinah in the book of Genesis.

I just finished listening to Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella, which was a cute and light diversion from some of the heavier things I've been reading and listening to. I'm now listening to Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld. It's all right, nothing really engrossing about it so far. We'll see, I just started today.

I'm a little disgusted that Lost has had so many repeats, and even repeats from the first season. Don't they know we want new episodes? It seems like Grey's Anatomy has had tons of new episodes and Lost has had very few. What's up? They say that they have 24 episodes over a 35 week season. So far it appears they've run 15 episodes. Which doesn't seem like all that many considering we're halfway through March. They must have a ten episode sweep coming up here soon!

Movies we've watched recently:
I finally finished all of the Sex and the City episodes. I really enjoyed this show. I was glad to watch it on DVD though, because I'm not the most patient person in the world. But if I had HBO I probably would have watched it when it was on TV.

Watched Just Like Heaven again this week. I got it from the library so LeeRoy could watch it. I saw it at the theater. It's a cute movie, I think I'm going to buy it to add to Kimber's chick lit collection.

The Thing About My Folks--Very cute and touching movie. Funny in parts and had a lot to say about our relationships with our parents. I realized how much I miss watching Paul Reiser in Mad About You!

11:14--Really interesting premise. Lots of different people all following their different storylines and how their lives all intersected in some way at 11:14 one night. Kept me interested all the way through.

Rent--I have never seen the stage production, so I enjoyed this one all right. I know that I would like it a lot better on the stage though, it just seems made for that more than for a movie. The music is fantastic and makes the movie worth watching regardless of the format.

We've got quite a few movies to watch this weekend: Junebug, A History of Violence, Proof, Lord of War, and whatever they ship next--probably Where the Truth Lies. I love Netflix.

Ok, I've got to put in some time reading while everyone's at church.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006


To tell you what I was reading!
Just finished listening to If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern--very cute, I enjoyed it a lot. It's a story supposing that imaginary/invisible friends are real.

I'm reading Leaves of Hope by Catherine Palmer.

I need to find another audio book...I have quite a few lying around and tons I could request from the library. I may listen to Comes a Horseman by Robert Liparulo.

Review updates

Sorry again for lack of the updates. I have been so incredibly busy with this house we're flipping and with the new load of books for Romantic Times...I haven't been home much and when I have I haven't been on the computer.

Went to the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival this past weekend. What a blast that was. Found lots of new wines we liked and some new places for seafood. It was a relaxing weekend, just what we really needed.

Newest reviews posted:

Tales from the Crib

Babymouse, Queen of the World!

My review piles are teetering, I just need to buckle down. This house renovation is fun, but takes up a ton of my reading time.

Off to write some reviews!