Wednesday, February 1, 2012

So Far In 2012

So far in 2012 I have read three books ( I am so behind)

The first one was:
Sing You Home: Jodi Picoult
Pages: 466
Start Date: 12-25-2011
Finished Date: 1-11-2012
Five Stars

I did not want this book to end.  This was told in three different voices: Zoe, Max, and Vanessa.  Zoe and Max are happily married (well sort of)- one thing is missing and that is a baby in the mix.  Trying and failing each and every time, the couple turns to different alternatives, such as IVF.  Zoe does get pregnant but ends up having a miscarriage.  Zoe wants to try again- considering there are eggs left from the IVF, but Max does not want to.  So much tension arises that they get divorced, and Zoe finds love in a whole new direction.  What happens when frozen eggs take two couples to court and turns into a battle.  Sing You Home will leave you thinking and wanting more from this book. 

The second book I read: 
The Things That Keep Us Here: Carla Buckley
Chapters: 57 (plus epilogue) 
Pages: 404
Date Start: 1-10-2012
Date End: 1-20-2012
Two Stars

This was very slow at first and did not pick up until the half way point.  There were times when I wanted to just put this book down, but something kept me hanging on.  This story hits home because it is one of those things that can happen.  A pandemic of the bird flu hit all across the world, people are dying, there is no electricity due to a snow storm, there is no way to get to a store, hospital or anything.  How does this one family survive, or do they?  Worth reading, but not worth buying.  Get a copy at the library. 

The third book I read: 
Girl's Guide To Being Homeless: Briana Karp
Pages: 336
Chapters: 24 (plus prologue and epilogue)
Date Start: 1-24-2012
Date End: 1-31-2012
Five stars

This memoir about one girls journey of being homeless is very insightful.  She had a very bad childhood (mentally, physically, and emotionally) regardless of what Karp was going through, she kept a very positive attitude and never gave up.  Fantastic book and a very quick read. This book also makes you look at your life and examine it closely and you realize that things are not as bad as they seem. 

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