Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

10/10 - My beautiful Edward... now what am I going to do? How will I get my fix? My wonderful fantasy life has come to an end. I'm beside myself. I guess there's nothing left to do but wait for the movies to come out. I wonder if they have any clue what kind of hit they have on their hands. They better not screw this one up.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle

10/10 - I was so hesitant to read this book because of the disturbing subject matter, but Kittle does such an excellent job writing about sexual abuse without sugar coating it, but she also doesn't alienate the reader. The characters are so well developed that you just ache for them. There is a good balance between the despairing parts and the triumphant ones, so you really feel compelled to keep reading. This book has such a great sensitivity. I really loved this one!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

7/10 - Hilarious book about Armageddon and good vs. evil. This book is full of very funny tidbits and the story overall is strong. However, there is an enormous amount of characters to keep track of, and some serious slow parts to overcome. I'm glad I read it, but I'm not running out to lend it to someone else.

Inspired Passages ~ Good Omens

Okay, so these aren't particularly inspirational, and won't have you pondering the meaning of life or anything, but they are laugh out loud funny!

Many people, meeting Aziraphale for the first time, formed three impressions: that he was English, that he was intelligent, and that he was gayer than a tree full of monkeys on nitrous oxide.

"Hey," he said, but much more weakly this time, "did any of them kids have some space alien with a face like a friendly turd in a bike basket?

I about peed my pants at those.