Here is my reading summary for the week ending 3rd June 2012 – the books I have finished; a sneak peek of all the books I am currently reading (as I never read just one book at a time) and any quotes or internet links that catch my eye.
My rating system:
A= Excellent Stuff – a real page turner and read in one sitting
B= Really Good Read
C= Average – very readable and enjoyable
D= it was OK, a bit of a struggle to finish.
1. This week I have finished:
Thin Rich Bitches by Janet Eve Josselyn (Chick Lit) – C
The Bookshop on Jacaranda Street by Marlish Glorie (Chick Lit) – B
2. My Current reads:
Blurbs from the books I am currently reading are:
Magnolia Wednesdays by Wendy Wax (Chick Lit)
At forty-one, Vivian Armstrong Gray’s life as an investigative journalist is crumbling. Humiliated after taking a bullet in her backside during an exposé, Vivi learns that she’s pregnant, jobless, and very hormonal. This explains why she says ‘yes’ to a dreadful job covering suburban living back home in Georgia, a column she must write incognito. Down South, it’s her sister’s ballroom dance studio that becomes her undercover spot where she learns about the local life-and where unexpected friendships develop. As she digs up her long buried roots, she starts to wonder if life inside the picket fence is really so bad after all.
The Beach House by Jane Green (Chick Lit)
Known as the crazy woman who lives in the rambling house atop the bluff, Nan doesn’t care what people think. At sixty-five-years old, her husband died twenty years ago, her beauty faded, and her family flown. If her neighbours are away, why shouldn’t she skinny dip in their swimming pools and help herself to their flowers? But when she discovers the money she thought would last forever is dwindling and she could lose her beloved house, Nan knows she has to make drastic changes.
3. Quote/s and links for the week
First some links:
If you have a book blog and want to interact with other book bloggers I have a couple links for you:
- One for everyone, anywhere in the world, get your blog out there and visit others: http://bookblogs.ning.com/
- A group on Goodreads for Aussie Bloggers only “…A group for all Australian Book Bloggers can interact and share their blogs, ideas, network and support each other…” http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/68493-aussie-book-bloggers
Now some quotes:
The first quote is from pg 98 of THE BEACH HOUSE by Jane Green:
“…What he remembered most about that night is how every bone and every fibre of his body felt as if it was on fire. This is what I’ve been missing, he remembers thinking. This is what it feels like to be turned on. This is what I have been waiting for my entire life…”
Now some lovely book related quotes:
Abraham Lincoln “…Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all…”
Stephen Fry “…Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators…”
Edward P Morgan “…A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy…”
Christopher Morley “…Lord! When you sell a man a book you don’t sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night – there’s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book…”