Sunday, December 19, 2010

Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

The first 30 pages disturbed me. So I read into 60 pages, still bothered. Decided to just watch the movie instead (Swedish Version) Loved it, watched it 3 times, decided to give the book another attempt. Finished book and ending up enjoying it. I cannot say that I would recommend it to anybody because 1) The pedophile: it's not like the author just explains to us that he likes little boys, but goes into some sexual details that I really did not want to read. So if I actually recommended this book to anybody they would think that I enjoyed reading about this. Even though the book is not all about this character as he disappears in the 2 middle sections (most of the book) The book really leads into the story through him so he is a major part of the novel.
    I enjoyed the friendship that developed between Oskar and Eli. As is the plot line of this book. Oskar falling in love with Eli. Even though they have huge differences. It just comes back to the basics though of what Oskar sees in Eli and just falls for Eli just because there is a natural attraction and interest in each other. Support, caring and trust are huge storylines through this book with all of the characters that we see. And this book has several characters that we follow and then have it all wrap up in the end.  Overall 4 stars for me.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

At The Sharpe End by Hugh Ashton

I thought this book was going to be over my head. In reading the synopsis you see such words as "freelance technology consultant" "2008 wall street collapse" and "global financial markets". I was intrigued by this book because it takes place in Modern day Japan, in the point of view of a foreigner. And that is also the reason that I enjoyed and would recommend this books to others. I found the main character Sharpe a little sarcastic and affable. He is thrown into a mess of a situation involving murder, the mob, and endangers the lives of his girlfriend and friends while rolling with the punches of the situation he's gotten envolved with. A stranger has approached him at a coffee shop, hiring him to write an article on some technology he's been working on. He then hands him a hello kitty box with unknown content and is found dead in mere hours. Leaving Sharpe the last one to see him alive. Come to find out not only are Americans, Britans, North Koreans and the Japanese looking into this technology and now Sharpe is the last one to question. What I found completely encouraging about this novel was as a reader, asking myself questions like "why doesn't he just give up the computer card instead of risking his loved ones" my answers were immediatly answered within seconds. I found that the language used was smooth, detailed and not overwhelming at all. The characters (even the bad guys) were all very well developed and entertaining. I am very happy that this book found its way onto my shelves and encourage others to pick this one up. It's intriguing, intuitive, educational and entertaining.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Hope Burned by Brent LaPorte

This book was pretty intense from the first sentence. A very disturbing story of abuse by the hands of one father to a son through 3 generations. The story is told through Tom who is writing a letter to his own son who is still an infant, describing the events that lead him to kill his grandfather and father. It was a short read, but I think I found myself reading a little bit faster than usual trying to get through the "bad parts" in which he describes the abuse, it was hard to read about and saddened me. It is a very thought provoking story and will have you questioning your own humanity. If you would stop abuse, or help and take in an abused child to get them out of that situation.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hello again my fellow book readers! As you know I am a huge fan of I do not work for them, I am not an associate nor do I get paid for my opinion. But I received a lovely email from them yesterday in which I have notification that their Black Friday sale has begun and will go through Nov 30th.
They already have great low prices on good books, but now they have discounted 50% off already discounted books, not all their books are on sale but tons are, it is definitely worth the look at their website. (You know I made an order) I was really exited to see some of their new stock in, some books I have been really wanting, and now I can have them for a couple of dollars.
They also are pretty cool in the fact that you can get FREE SHIPPING off orders of $35. I was able to order 16 books for my $35 and that was the best deal I have gotten all year. So be quick about it before you lose out on this great offer!
BOOK Sales are awesome!

Monday, November 22, 2010


I have been book blogging for a couple of months now and created a Young Adult bookblog in which I enjoy and love to update with entertaining reads. but as sometimes my mind likes to venture into more adult territories of reading. I thought I would make this companion site for the more adult themed books that I read. Although I do not think this blog will be updated twice a week or more like my other site is, I fully intend on updating this one at least twice a month or more. I'm sure once I get into the newness of running two blogs, I will be updating this just as much as I do the other.