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Book Review: A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

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It’s a Monday so it’s time for another book review.  I rate each book/series on a coffee cup rating. 0 cups means I couldn’t finish and 5 cups means that I absolutely loved it.

DISCLAIMER: No one pays me for my reviews…sigh…I wish they would. Not really. These reviews are my personal opinion and just for fun.

Rating: 4 cups

I didn’t know about this book until they started to advertise the movie.  Then I saw it at the book fair.  To clarify, my day job is a teacher.  They have a small section just for the teachers.  Any who, I got this book, mainly out of curiosity and instantly fell in love.

General Overview:

This book follows the life of the  main poochie as he goes through the various incarnations of his life.  He remembers each life and ponders what lesson he has to learn from reach of them and why.  I really don’t want to say much more because I do not want to spoil anything for anyone.

My Thoughts:

I love this book.  The writing style was easy to follow and I was sucked in before I even realized it.  The hardest parts of this book was the multiple doggy deaths.  I know they were crucial but it was like Marley and Me on crack.  My poor emotions were all torn asunder by the end.  My poor puppies were so confused as to why I was clutching them tightly while crying.  All in all, it’s a great book about love and loyalty and what our purpose is in life.  It further illustrates that dogs are too good for us and we are so very lucky to have them in our lives.

Re-readability:

I don’t think this is one that I will ever read again.  It’s not that it’s a bad book, it’s just that some books are only meant for a single read.  I might read it again if I’m ever in the need for a good cry.

 

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Book Review **Classics Edition** Pride and Prejudice

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It’s time for another special edition of my Book Review segments.  This time I review the classics.  The rating system is still the same.  I rate each book/series on a coffee cup rating.  0 cups means I couldn’t finish and 5 cups means that I absolutely loved it.

DISCLAIMER:  No one pays me for my reviews…sigh…I wish they would.  Not really.  These reviews are my personal opinion and just for fun.

 

Rating: 1 cup

I know I’m going to get a lot of flack for this, but I HATED this book.  I struggled to get through it from day one all the way through to the end.  This is also one of the rare incidents where I like the movie more than the book.  I know shocking, but it does happen on occasion.

 

General Overview:

In this novel written by Jane Austen there’s the lovely Benette family with too many girls and one seriously hen pecked husband.  The girls are all in a tizzy over some new rich hotties who move in down the way.  They get invited to a party where Jane Benette falls for new hottie.  However his friend, infamous Mr. Darcy, insults Liz (the sudo factor MC) and that sets the events of the rest of the book off.  There’s some scandals and some deep soul searching, not to mention TWO extremely awkward proposals.

 

My Thoughts: 

The pacing was fine and as a love story it’s pretty decent.  I did like the way the characters evolved through the course of the book.  The thing that ruined this book for me was the structure.  I didn’t know who was talking half the time because the conversations jumped around.  Another thing that got me was the multiple ways there were to reference a person.  Now I understand that this book is a product of its time.  I get that and this book just didn’t work for me.

 

Re-readability:

This one is a no go for me.  I re-read it after I watched the movie and it was a little easier since I had some good visuals to keep me on track.  But don’t let my review dissuade you from reading this classic yourself.  There are thousands of people who adore this novel in all its variations (check out Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies).  However, I would recommend checking this book out instead of spending cold hard cash just in case.

 

 

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New Challenge

When I was in my teen’s my favorite show was Gilmore Girls.  I have many a fond memory of my mother and I curled up on the couch watching the show.  I often dreamed of being like Rory.  She was smart, funny, and very much her own person.  While surfing around the internet one day I came across a list of books from my favorite tv show.  The list had every book ever mentioned on the show.  Now, of course a few of them aren’t real but the vast majority are.  So I have decided to embark on a new challenge…to read the entire list if plausible.  I copied the list and printed it out.  Then I went over it to see if I could already check off some books.  About ten down only 380 some more to go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the link in case you too want to embark on a literary journey.  Good luck my friends! Rory Gilmore’s Reading List

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Too Many Books!!!!

Ha ha just kidding, there’s no such thing as too many books.

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My husband has to drag me away from the book section of any store we walk through and often gives me a resigned sigh when I give him the puppy eyes when we past a book store.  Have I mentioned how much a love him?  Any who, the reason why I titled this post the way I did is because right now, I have three books that I’m reading.  I didn’t choose to read three in one go, it just sort of happened that way.

You see, the first book is a non fiction.  Those I can’t read in one sitting.  When I’m bored I pick it up and reach until my brain cries for me to stop.  The other book I’m reading is a new purchase (even though I have probably a dozen other books that I need to read).  The latest book is a library hold.  It’s been on hold for so long that I forgot that I had put it on hold.  I can’t speak for the rest of you, but for me, library books take precedent.

So now, I feel guilty putting the other two books to the side while I focus mainly on my library book.  All the while my husband shakes his head at me wondering why in the world he puts up with a bookaholic.

 

Happy weekend peoples!  Until the next time!  I got a lot of reading to do.

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I have an addiction

Hello, my name is Kristen and I am addicted to free books for the Kindle….

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Every day, I get an email for this site called bookbub.  It’s awesome!  Not only do they suggest some books that you may like, they also include free books too.  Nearly everyday, I download a free book or two.  But here’s the kicker….I rarely read them.  I have some books that have been on my kindle for years and I’ve never read them.  Well, I’m trying to change that.  I’ve made myself promise that I will not buy anymore new books until I read at least ten books on my kindle.

Maybe I’m just addicted to reading and books….nah.

Do any of you also have this problem?  Please don’t let me be the only one.  Until next time folks!

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I’m up!

Today I got an email saying that I finally accepted into the Goodreads author program!   Yeah!  I’ll provide the link below.  But for now let’s celebrate!

anigif_optimized-876-1421732732-22anigif_enhanced-buzz-12907-1405560890-6tumblr_mftgmwLiHI1rjftg0o1_500I don’t know why, but finally getting into this program validates be as a writer and as an author.  I’m just as excited that my book is just about ready to be sold!  I know right!  AAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!

anigif_enhanced-buzz-17363-1390566621-15I just have to wait a little longer till Amazon gives me the green light.  Once I get that I will let everyone know!  Whoop! Whoop!  Oh and for my Kindle people out there, you’ll be able to get a copy too!  Oh, and before I forget….here’s the link so you can check me out!

 

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7914853

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Free Book Day!!!!

I almost forgot that it’s the start of a new month and that means new free books for the kindle.  Silly me.  Now some months are better than others and this month was awesome!

tumblr_maq610BpFq1qakrdzo5_250I got a lot of interesting looking books and even managed to find a whole series.  (That’s rare)  I love free books whether I borrow them from the library or get them from Amazon.  There’s no real risk if the book turns out to be crappy but I’ve also come across some really good ones too.  Like right now I’ reading a free book I got a while back called The Last Goddess.  Oh my goodness…I’m loving it!  And speaking of what I’m reading, I’ve finally gotten my Goodreads page to sync with this blog so I got rid of the What I’m reading page.  If you’re still curious, or are looking for something new to read just scroll down the page, along the side, and you’ll see it.  It actually works out pretty well for me because I was always forgetting to update that page.

Any who, that’s enough for now.  Till next time people and happy reading.

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