Saturday, August 15, 2009

Finished SuBC


1. IHO the Beautiful weather read a book while enjoying the outdoors. The Christmas Crimes at Puzzel Manor - Brett Simon

2. Take 10 books you want to read and put the titles in a hat, pick one at random and read that book. Dead As A Doornail - Charlaine Harris

3. Read a book with a Summer word in the title (sun, heat, sand, hot, etc).- Labor Day - Joyce Maynar

4. Read a book YOU would considered a beach read (Chick lit, mystery, etc.). Definatley Dead - Charlaine Harris

5. IHO Friendship day (August 2nd) read a book about friends or siblings. Grave Surprise - Charlaine Harris

6. Read a book with a food or drink in the title. I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell - Tucker Mazz
7. Post a poll on NBC of 5 books of your choice and let the nesties pick your next book (leave up for at least a day) One For The Money - Janet Evanovich
8. Read a book that takes place at a beach, ocean, lake, or resort. Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane

9. Christmas in July, Read a book about/set during Christmas Visions of Sugar Plums - Janet Evanovich

10.IHO Dog days of Summer read a book with the word dog in the title or about a dog. Around The Next Corner - Elizabeth Wrenn


1. IHO summer blockbusters read a book of your choice and then choose your cast, then share with NBC Grave Sight - Charlaine Harris

2. IHO Fourth of July read a book about the revolutionary war or any other important time in your Country’s history. -Killer Angels - Michael Shaara

3. IHO Women’s equality day (August 26th) read a book with a woman as the main character or about a woman you admire. Dead To The World - Charlaine Harris

4. Read a book set in a place you have, will, or would like to travel to. The Overlook - Michael Connelly (Hollywood)

5. Read a book about a Summer romance or a romance book. All Together Dead - Charlaine Harris

6. Read a book about a library, librarian, book store, or anything else book related. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane - Katherine Howe

7. Read a book about getting married, weddings, being married. The Time Travelers Wife -Audrey Niffenegger

8. Read a book with a verb in the title (Walk, run, talk, etc). Living Dead In Dallas - Charlaine Harris

9. Read a book you first heard about on NBC. Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris

10. Read a book with a teenager as the main character or set in a high school. HP & The Prisoner of Azkaban - JK Rowling


1. Read a book that an author you enjoy has read or suggested. Cemetery Dance - Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (Johnathan Mayberry)

2. IHO back to school in August read a book off your high school’s summer reading list. The Secret Life of Bees - Susan Mott Kidd

3. Read a book by an author born in July, August, September. HP & The Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling

4. Read a book about a disaster or tragedy (Tornado, hurricane, 9/11, plane crash, etc.) The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood

5. Judge a book by its cover, read a book based solely on the cover or title. An Ice Cold Grave - Charlaine Harris

6. Read a book about Royalty (Tudors, Princess Diaries, etc) The Princess Diaries - Meg Cabot

7. Read July, August, or September’s NBC book and participate in the discussions. Summer Sisters - Judy Bloom

8. Read the first and second (or 3rd and 4th) book in a series HP & The Order of the Pheonis, HP & The Half blood Prince - JK Rowling

9. Read a book that is at least 500 pages. HP & The Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling

10. Second chances- Read a book by an author you didn’t enjoy the first time around. My Sisters Keeper - Jodi Picoult


1. Mrs.GinTN- Read a book and cook a meal inspired by that book.

2. AdaraMarie-Read a book recommended by the staff at your local library or bookstore. Complete the task by posting a review of the book with no spoilers so we can all learn your opinion of the book. HP & The Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling

3.Mac&Chip- Read a book and do an activity that the characters in the book did. Club Dead - Charlaine Harris (waited tables)

4.RoMoSquare- Read a book over 700 pages: Voyager - Diana Gabaldon

5. Rebus82- Read a book that you've never read before because it has always intimidated you. Afterward, make a non-spoiler WIJFR post about how you feel about the book now that you've finally read it, and if you feel the original intimidation was justified. The Jane Austen Book Club - Karen Joy Fowler

6.danamh83- Read a book written by or about a famous person (living or dead) that you would like to meet. Post a list of questions you would like to ask them, based on what you read in the book. Please Stop Laughing at Me - Jodee Blanco

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

One Min. Writer 8/5

Describe your ideal writing and reading room.

A medium sized, room with floor to ceiling bookcases, a super comfy glider and ottoman, big bright windows looking out at the lake and mountains. a cozy crackling fire place in the corner, no phone, TV, or interruptions of any kind, and my cat.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Time Traveler's Wife

Synopsis: Audrey Niffenegger's innovative debut, The Time Traveler's Wife, is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry finds himself periodically displaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

I had heard rave reviews for The Time Traveler's Wife on the Nest Book Club, and i had been interested but it wasn't until I saw the movie trailer that I knew i had to read it. In just a few pages I was hooked, and devoured the pages with every spare moment i got. It is rare that a novel makes me cry, but I admit that I cried at the end. The author did a great job moving the plot along, when Henry is shuffling back in forth in every chapter. The writing made me feel like i was there witnessing Henry and Clare meeting, falling in love, and going through their lives year by year. The main characters are well drawn out, but the supporting characters seemed to be lacking in development. This book is filled with emotion cover to cover. I found the time shifting confusing at first but it didn't take long to adjust to this sequencing. This story is hard to forget, and a perfect rainy day read. I highly and enthusiastically recommend this book.