Sunday, July 26, 2009

What I Read In July

Voyager - Diana Gabaldon
Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling
Agnes and The Hitman - Jennifer Cruise and Bob Mayer
Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter & The Order of The Pheonix - J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
My Sisters Keeper - Jodi Picoult
Visions of Sugarplums - Janet Evanovich
The Christmas Crimes at Puzzel Manor - Brett Simon
The Princess Diaries - Meg Cabot
Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris
Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris
Club Dead - Charlaine Harris
Dead to the World - Charlaine Harris
Dead as a Doornail - Charlaine Harris
Definitely Dead - Charlaine Harris
All Together Dead - Charlaine Harris
Summer Sisters - Judy Blume
Grave Sight - Charlaine Harris
Grave Surprise - Charlaine Harris
One For The Money - Janet Evanovich
Cemetery Dance -Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Grave Sight

I'll admit that i only picked this book up is because i have enjoyed her Sookie Stackhouse series, and i think i like this the story line a little more than the Sookie books. Ever since Harper Connelly survived a zap from a lightning bolt, she's been able to find dead people. Harper is protected as well as assisted by her step brother Tolliver Lang, with whom her relationship is complex to say the least. In the first book in the series, they travel to the Ozarks to find a missing teenage girl and are entwined in a town filled with secrets, lies, and a murderer.

The mystery was a little easy to figure out but the story held my intrest, and it will be interesting to see how the characters develop in further novels.

I read this for the Summer Book Challenge the pick a cast category.
Cast for Grave Sight

Harper Connelly - Jamie Ray Newman
Tolliver Lang - Christian Kane
Sheriff Harvey Branscom - Ron Livingston
Deputy Hollis Boxleitner - Jeffery Dean Morgan
Mayor Terry Vale - Adam West
Sybil Teague - Meryl Streep
Dell Teague - Teddy Dunn
Monteen "Teeny" Hopkins - Alona Tal
Paul Edwards - Gregg Henry
Helen Hopkins - Lauren Graham
Sally Hopkins - Samantha Ferris
Patsy Bolton (Lawyer) - Liza Weil
Geneva Roller - Sally Struthers
Mary Nell Teague - Beth Reisgraf
Jay Hopkins - James Ganolfini
Marv Bledsoe - Mark Sheppard
Art Barfield - Mark Rolston
Phyllis Folliette - Gina Bellman

Friday, July 24, 2009

Sookie Stackhouse Series Books 1-7

Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is no typical Southern belle. She can read minds. And she’s got a thing for vampires. Which, in a town like Bon Temps, Louisiana, means she’ll have to watch her back—and neck… - Product Description Amazon dot com.

I found these books to be quick reads that are highly addictive. I love the crazy world that Charlaine Harris created for Sookie, I do however loathe Sookies taste in style a lot of the time i cringe at the descriptions of what she is wearing. They are full of great well developed Characters, and are highly entertaining.

Alice In Wonderland

I cannot wait to see this!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Harry Potter Series

After many years of passing them buy I finally finally read the Harry Potter Series. I'm not sure what took so long to finally pick those stories up, but I am glad and a little sad that I did, While i found the first 6 stories absolutely delightful fantasy that read quite quickly, The Seventh i found lacking a little bit. The 7th Year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, is full of good versus evil, and hidden memories. Harry's last adventure is a long, twisted and winding one, and sometimes a tad confusing, but almost impossible to put down, with the exception of feeding your family. There were "revelations" in this book that i simply did not care for and that seemed forced. I think the end was tied up just a little too perfectly with way to many hidden deaths that had nothing to do with the overall plot and character growth. For being one of the more hyped about series, i just expected more to the ending It was a climatic ending, but having read the other books one after the other getting to this one, it seemed different the writing seemed off somehow. It just seemed that there should have been something more. All in all i am glad that i read these, and plan to keep them for my daughter to read when she is old enough.