Monday, December 10, 2012

Warm Up with a Good Book

Today is one of those days that I want to curl up on the heater vent and read a good book while drinking hot cocoa. It has been in the 60s and had only snowed once this season (my sister's birthday was on December 8th and it was the first time EVER there wasn't snow on her big day) - until this cold snap.

I think they call it a cold snap because your nose feels like it is going to snap right off in the cold outside. It is currently 2:00 in the afternoon and is a grand 17 degrees outside. Lovely, simply lovely.

I live three blocks from work ... I drove to the library today. Pathetic.

Anyway, since it is a winter weather reading kind of day ... what are you reading? I'm nearly finished with Incarnate and then I'm not sure what to start next - do I re-read a classic in front of the fire, or should I pull out something new. Suggestions?

What are your favorite winter reads or What great books are you reading right now?

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Set that book down ...

So we all know I love to read (I love to read, in case you missed it) ... but books are good for other things too. They make your shelves look pretty, they make you smarter, they can hold up that table that isn't level (not a recommended use, of course). Oh, but this, this is much more fun.

Instead of spending all of my time reading, I decided to do something all those books I've been "saving" forever to make something with. Those books that came into the library as donation and were too far gone (headed to the trash) ... they needed a new life. A new life as something fabulous! 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Soothing the Soul

A friend of mine took this adorable shot outside of our library earlier this week. I just love it! Kids use the library and look how adorably grown up they are! LOVE IT.

Book Review: Incarnate

Sometimes we do judge the book by its cover ... this is especially true of Incarnate by Jodi Meadows. The cover is intriguing and pulls you in. Is that a mask she is wearing? Is she part butterfly? 

November 4th 

I pick up this book and I am not sure what I'm expecting. I had read a review forever ago and put it on my "to be read" list and forgot about it. Well, after it made the rounds and my library hold came up I checked it out ... and then had to renew it because I wasn't getting to it. 
After NaNoWriMo ended, I don't want to start editing, I needed a break from my characters and so I'm soaking up other ones. 

Three Things I Like:
1. Totally new premise
2. Ana is both strong, weak, and naive at the same time - which makes her interesting
3. I like that parts of the plot are hidden without making you crazy. It is a sneaky whispered conversation here and a question there.

Three Things I Don't Like:
1. I don't like how Li has so much control over everything - she sucks
2. I don't like how confusing Sam's character is - he is Hot/Cold, Good/Bad ... I'm 2/3 of the way through the book and I like him less and less. I like his relationship with Ana and Seph - but I just don't really understand him.
3. I'd like more about their world. Ana had all these questions at the beginning and she has been doing all this research - what are the answers?