I finished reading The Alchemist's Daughter yesterday and was hoping to start The Red Tent, but I am having some issues procuring the book. So, instead I started reading The Birth House and I am super excited about this one. I got this one for our BAMF's book exchange and it looked really intriguing. I will hopefully be getting The Red Tent by Friday and I can't wait to read about mentration and beastiality!


I borrowed the graphic novel Wonder Woman: Love and Murder from Sarah and thought it was decent. I LOVE Jodi Picoult's books, she is an amazing writer...but her comic book adaptation left me a little less impressed. I have never been into comic books and don't really care too much for lame superheroes, but I do like the idea of graphic novels and I thought the art was fantastic. I liked the way it was drawn and the story moved along quickly. There was dialogue intended to be light and funny, comical and quick witted, but it kind of feel short and felt a bit forced. Even though it didn't knock my socks off...I would still recommend giving it a try...after all it only took me about an hour to read and enjoy the pictures....Wonder Woman has a HUGE bosom!


I have started reading The Red Tent, our next book club selection. It is actually pretty interesting thus far-I am about 40 pages into the tale. The one thing that has shocked me a little bit, though, is the multiple references to beastiality. I have to say that if the options were premarital sex in an agrarian economy or screwing sheeps, that I am shocked that the sheep won. How disturbing!


It's been awhile! I have read quite a few books recently that never made it to the blog. I am reading The Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall and I love it. I really enjoy books that take place outside of the US because they are always so rich in texture and so beautifully descriptive. All of the characters have their demons and the book contains great loss and amazing strength.


I haven't been reading ANYTHING lately. I feel so terrible about this. I planned to read this past weekend while I was house sitting, but the television was like a vortex. I could not stop watching cable. I watched so much crap. Seriously, I watched the Girls Next Door. I really should have been reading. Here is to reading in the new year!


I finished The Man of my Dreams yesterday. I really liked this book. My friend Emily read it and thought I would identify with the main character. Well, she was correct. The unfortunate thing is that the main character has some serious flaws (fear of relationships, difficulty accepting happiness, and so on). Sadly enough, I could totally identify with her. There is a part at the end that really resonated with me:

"I wanted to hold happiness in reserve, like a bottle of champagne. I postponed it because I was afraid, because I overvalued it, and because I didn't want to use it up, because what do you wish for then? That possibility, that I was intimidated by getting what I wanted, is the hardest one for me to consider, which might mean it is the likeliest." page 266

I think that most of us can identify with this quote. I think there are always things that we hold off on doing. Reading this book definitely gave me some real food for thought. I would recommend this book.

Our Holiday BAMF's book club was a ton of fun, we were spreading merriment and cheer like no other! We did our annual book exchange and I ended up with Giraffe by J.M. Ledgard. So far its an amazing book with such vivid depressing imagery. Its fascinating how the author writes several chapters from the giraffe's point of view. The book is very dark and the author enables you to visualize the depression and despair of the characters and the country.


I am LOVING the book 'Water for Elephants'. I can't seem to put it down, yet I am nervous that I won't finish in time for book club this Friday. It's an amazingly descriptive book and the writing puts the reader in the setting so well that its almost like your there. Great book so far, I can't wait to finish.