This was our second read for the Middle Georgia Book Club. I had a friend comment on it and he asked me "You are voluntarily reading that?" I said yes, as I had just started reading the book.
I have to admit that it has very peculiar characters and I found them complex but with meaning to their madness. By the way, when I say madness, I mean madness literally. It is a beautifully written comedy, tragedy, quirky book by the late John Kennedy Toole. I found the author just as… Continue
Added by Holly Michele on July 7, 2012 at 10:18am —
This book is from a series of book my friend and fellow book club member suggested as our Summer Fun read. It truly was fun to read and different from what I usually read. I enjoyed it as it was kind of raunchy in some parts, terribly funny in others, and the characters are downright honest southern folk, with a few despicable yankee carpet baggers thrown in the mix.
If you want something light to read that have characters that deal with the deck that life hands them, read this book.… Continue
Added by Holly Michele on July 7, 2012 at 10:11am —
My friends and I formed a Book Club and we have a blog about it. The blog updates people on current events happening in the book club like meetings and anything special we may plan in an effort to socialize and simply celebrate the books we read.
So far we have read several books. I will give my rating on them individually in another post. If anyone reading this is interested in the book club, please go to… Continue
Added by Holly Michele on July 7, 2012 at 10:02am —
I was at my favorite bookstore "Gottewals Books"
and I bought two books. One is the Stephen Baldwin book "The Unusual Suspect"
and the other is an Alice Hoffman book titled "Second Nature"
. I am notorious for reading more than one book at a time and so I began reading Mr. Balwin's book first but later picked up the… Continue
Added by Holly Michele on November 27, 2010 at 9:30pm —
I devoured these books. It took me about 2 months to go through them all. As soon as I finished one, I was out getting the next one. It didn't matter what time of night or day, I had to have the next one. I loved all of them but I really liked the short stories that Ms. Harris did called "Giftwrap" I am glad that I didn't have a Grandpa that gave me a gift like that! Awkward! Anyway, all of these books get 4 peaches and here they are in order. Ms. Charlaine… Continue
Added by Holly Michele on November 15, 2010 at 10:30pm —
I loved this book! It it totally a 4 Peaches book! The book tells the story of two Chinese sisters in pre-war time Shanghai. The girls go from reasonably wealthy, glamorous, and carefree life of a couple of party girls to wise, worldly, and learned women of the world after the war.
I loved the character of Pearl and her "Dragon" personality. She is the main focus of the book and it is told from her perspective. She is a really compelling character and you find yourself wrapped up in… Continue
Added by Holly Michele on June 15, 2010 at 10:00pm —
I have never read Mary Stewart's books but I loved the Disney movie based on one of her books. It starred Haley Mills and was given the same title as the book, "The Moon-Spinners". Below is a list of her books that I believe I could get into and will like. I went on Amazon and read a couple of pages of each. I don't want to get too ambitious so I only listed four books. I did complete my 2009 reading list but I have not posted reviews of the books on this blog....yet!… Continue
Added by Holly Michele on February 7, 2010 at 10:45pm —
Wow! I loved the brassy, blond, from the late 30's and 40's, Linda Voss. You can easily picture one of those wartime posters of a blond with red lipstick and perfect hair when you think of this character as she interacts with the other characters in the book.
The love story comes first in the book, or so you think, and then towards the end of the book, she has her adventure.She becomes a totally different person at this point because she enters Nazi Germany as a spy, plus she herself is… Continue
Added by Holly Michele on March 14, 2009 at 11:30am —
I decided to blog about this missing girl because she is so close in age to my own son's and I don't feel that it is getting the media attention that it should. Not that I feel my little blog will give it the attention it needs, but at least it is one more place that someone may look and find information about her disappearance. I hope that Amber is found soon and is as she was when she disappeared.…
Added by Holly Michele on February 22, 2009 at 10:19pm —
I hope that I have read either all or half of the books listed below at the end of 2009.
- Charlotte Gray, by Sebastian Faulks
- Shining Through, by Susan Isaacs
- The Other Queen, by Philppa Gregory
I would also like to revisit a couple of books that I haven't read in several years. They are listed below.
- The Painted Veil, by W. Somerset Maugham
- Jamaica Inn, by Daphne Du Maurier
- Kidnapped, by…
Added by Holly Michele on January 3, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Stephanie Meyers Twilight Series:
- Twilight: 2 Peaches
- Eclipse: 3 Peaches
- New Moon: 4 Peaches
- Breaking Dawn: Hmmm, I liked some parts of it and others I was kinda "Nah!" on. It is an overall pretty good book, so I will give it 3 1/1 Peaches.
- The Constant Princess: 4 Peaches
- * see my blog for review.
- Life of Pi: 4 Peaches
- * see my blog for…
Added by Holly Michele on November 7, 2008 at 1:30pm —
"The Constant Princess", it is about Kathryn of Aragon in her younger years and tells the tale of how she became queen of England by marrying Henry VIII. For those of you not familiar with Henry the VIII and his wives, she was the first. They were married for over 20 years and she was bullied and pushed off the throne by Henry and his mistress Anne Boleyn. That is… Continue
Added by Holly Michele on November 6, 2008 at 8:17am —
If you are looking for a book with a group of eclectic characters and a dual ending... then this is the book for you.
The main character who narrates the story is Piscine "Pi" Molitor Patel. He is from the former French Colony of Pondicherry in India. He is named after a swimming pool center and finds that many people pronounce his fist name is "Pissin". This of course causes him to be teased but also forces him to inventive about how to deal with the problem of being bullied over… Continue
Added by Holly Michele on November 4, 2008 at 6:30pm —