Sunday, December 23, 2007

2008 TBR Challenge

I have decided to participate in this challenge. I have to read 12 books on my TBR List. The books must be on my list for more than 6 months. I finally completed my list. So here it is.
  1. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  2. The Concubine's Tattoo byLaura Joh Rowland
  3. The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve
  4. Cup of Clay by Carole Nelson Douglas
  5. Seed Upon The Wind by Carole Nelson Douglas
  6. Rebel by Bernard Cornwell
  7. Queenbees and Wannabees by Rosalind Wiseman
  8. Seal Island by Kate Brallier
  9. Nerd In Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson
  10. The Heart of Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  11. A Vision of Light by Judith Merkle Riley
  12. The Courts of Love by Jean Plaidy

My alternatives

  1. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  2. In Broad Daylight by Harry N. Maclean
  3. Flowers in the Rain by Rosamunde Pilcher
  4. East and West by Gerald Green
  5. Hide and Seek by James Patterson
  6. To Touch The Earth by Fran Kendall
  7. The Daughter of the Pangaron by David Divine
  8. Savage Sunrise by Cassie Edwards
  9. Airforce Wives by Ruth Walker
  10. The Seventh Stone by Nancy Freedman
  11. Comeback by Dick Francis
  12. The Last Chance Cafe by Linda Lael Miller

Between this and the decades challenges, I hope I can complete all the books I plan to read for 2008.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Oct Dec 2007 book list

  1. The Shunning by Beverly Lewis
  2. Dark Seduction by Brenda Joyce
  3. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  4. 74 Seaside Ave. by Debbie Macomber
  5. Dream Chasers by Anne McAllister
  6. The Overland Trail by Wendi Lee
  7. Night Watch by Jo Leigh
  8. Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich
  9. Family Blessings by Fern Michaels
  10. Home for the Holidays by Debbie Macomber
  11. Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
  12. A Regency Christmas by Various Authors
  13. A Victorian Christmas by Various Authors
  14. Her Christmas Protector by Terri Reed
  15. The Rancher's Christmas Baby by Cathy Gillen Thacker
  16. Dream Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  17. Seize the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  18. I am Legend by Richard Matheson

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Christmas Book reviews

A Regency Christmas contains 5 short stories related to Christmas. My favorite story was "Three Good Deeds" by Barbara Metzger. It is about 3 boys who try to do three good deeds to make up for breaking a window in church.

A Victorian Christmas is another book that contains 5short stories related to Christmas.My favorite out of this book was "The Black Beast of Belleterre" By Mary Jo Putney. It is another version of the Beauty and the beast fairy tale. James was disfigured due to a fire and he thought he was very ugly and that no one would love him. He became known as the black beast of Belleterre. He then meets the beauty Ariel. He marrys her to save her from another who is very lecherous and seen three wives die. Do they fall in love? You have to read the short story to find out.

Her Christmas Protector By Terri Reed this book is about Faith Delange. She has run away from an abusive marriage. She trys to hide from her ex husband on an isolated ranch. She helps the rancher, Luke Campbell, take care of his mom who is recovering from a heart attack. She is afraid to confide in Luke. Her ex husband does track her down with the help of Reva, who likes Luke and is afraid of losing him to Faith. It was not a bad book. It does have a religious slat to it. The Religious aspect is not hit you in the face. It is woven in the story very nicely. It is part of the characters and who they are.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Christmas challenge book reviews

Home for the Holidays by Debbie Macomber

This book contain two books that were previously published. The first one was The Forgetful Bride. I did not like this one two much. It was about Childhood friends who were married in a pretend ceremony. They met up years later and one of them teases the other claiming that they were really married. The other book When Christmas Comes I liked much better. I enjoyed the story concept of house switching. This one was a much better read.

Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

This was a murder mystery that was solved in one night. The whole town or what seems like the whole of Lake Eden attend their annual Christmas Buffet. Someone is murdered with an antique Christmas knife. Hannah Swensen and her sisters help Mike a detective with the police solved the murder. It was an ok read. If you like to cook, at the end of the book is a whole section of recipes for everyone to try. A murder mystery and cook book in one who could ask for anything more.