Thursday, December 15, 2011


It took me longer then I thought but I'm done!! I'm glad I did this, but I'm looking forward to reading whatever I what. :) I read so many things I would not have picked out myself.  This is something I think everyone should try, just maybe not so many books. :)

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The Witness
The Witness (Shield of Honor Series #1)Dee Henderson
Recommended by: Elizabeth (a great babysitter)
Dec 8-14

Police Chief Luke Granger's witness to a murder, Amy Griffin, has been on the run for years. Her family thinks she was murdered eight years ago, but Amy chose to accept a life in the shadows in order to protect her sisters' lives. Now unveiled secrets about their father have thrust the sisters into the public spotlight. The man who wants Amy dead now sees her sisters as the way to locate her. Luke and two of his homicide detectives are determined to stand in the way. They are each falling in love with a different sister, and it's become a personal mission to keep them safe. But chances are that at least one of them will fail, and facing the future will take a faith deeper than any of them currently knows.(copy from goodreads)

What I thought: I really liked it. Good story. It had a good pace in the beginning then got a little fast, but not too bad.

Monday, December 12, 2011

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The Me I Want To Be
The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of YouJohn Ortberg
Recommended by Nate (a pastor at my church)

Reading The Me I Want to Be is your first step to becoming God’s best version of you. Join bestselling author and pastor John Ortberg as he guides you through the sometimes difficult but ultimately fulfilling journey towards a uniquely created spirituality. One designed just for you … one that will enable you to experience God more fully each day. Available in four unique colors, customers purchasing at retail will select the cover they prefer.(from goodreads)

What I thought: It was for a bible study. It was a great book. Lots of humor, which I really enjoyed. I still may not know you I am But I know God has a plan for me.

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Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)Frank Herbert
Recommended by: Ben (again from the library)
Took me forever and a day.

This Hugo & Nebula Award winner tells a sweeping tale of the desert planet Arrakis, the focus of an intricate power struggle in a byzantine interstellar empire. Arrakis is the sole source of Melange, "spice of spices". Melange is necessary for interstellar travel & grants psi powers & longevity. Whoever controls it wields great influence. Troubles begin when stewardship of Arrakis is transferred by the Emperor from the Harkonnen Noble House to House Atreides. The Harkonnens don't want to give up their privilege. Thru sabotage & treachery they cast young Duke Paul Atreides out into the planet's harsh environment to die. There he joins the Fremen, a desert dwelling tribe, the basis of the army with which he reclaims what's rightfully his. Paul is more than just a usurped duke. He might be the end product of a long-term genetic experiment to breed a superhuman. He might be a messiah. His struggle is at the center of a nexus of powerful people & events. Repercussions will be felt throughout the Imperium.
(from Goodreads)

What I thought:  I liked it, but my goodness it is long. I will not be reading any of the others anytime soon.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory & Charlie and the Great Glass ElevatorCharlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Roald Dahl
Recommended by: Summer (my beautiful daughter)

Introducing the amazing Willy Wonka, chocolate-maker extraordinary! Now in one volume are the complete works of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, two Willy Wonka classics from beloved author Roald Dahl.

In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Willy Wonka's famous, mysterious chocolate factory is opening its doors at last. But only five lucky children will be allowed inside: Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teavee—and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life. But even Charlie never expects to fly through the chocolate factory in a giant glass elevator! In the uproarious sequel, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Willy Wonka whisks Charlie and the entire Bucket family right into space on an intergalactic elevator joyride—and another wild fantasy adventure.
(copy from goodreads)

What I thought: I like Carlie and the Chocolate Factory very much. It's alot like the movies. Which we enjoy all the time as a family. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator I didn't like very much at all. It was strange.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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Day of the Dead
Day of the DeadJ. A. Jance
Recommended by: Daree (one of the sweetest people I know)

"For more than thirty years, the case has remained stone cold - the brutal murder of a local Papago girl, her butchered body found stuffed into a large cooler that was left on the side of Highway 86. No one ever paid for the horrific crime ... except, that is, the victim's loved ones, who suffer to this day." "Brandon Walker, once the sheriff of Pima County, Arizona, no longer feels he has purpose. A reluctant retiree living in the long shadow of his wife, Diana Ladd, a successful author of true-crime books, he is bored with golf, and more so with life. Salvation, though, comes with an invitation to join the ranks of The Last Chance, an exclusive nationwide fraternity of former cops and forensic experts who look into unsolved murders that have baffled local law enforcement agencies. And one such case is staring Brandon in the face with cold, dead, entreating eyes - a murder investigation that may have been mishandled by his department when he was a young lawman." The trail of a sadistic, calculating, and blood-chillingly efficient killer soon leads Brandon into a strange world at the unlikely border between forensic science and tribal mysticism: a place where evil hides behind a perfect facade. Now the seeds of terror sown three decades earlier have bloomed and are bearing awful fruit. A forgotten homicide in the Arizona desert is only the beginning of the nightmare that is about to ensnare a diligent ex-cop and his family, for Brandon Walker is the only one still alive who can unravel a blood knot of terror and obsession that will free a dark truth more frightening than he ever imagined. (Copied from Goodreads)

What I thought: Daree really likes this author, but a different series. She hadn't read this one. I didn't really like it. The ended got better and they caught they bad guy, but the beginning made me feel dirty and yucky. Not the best book ever.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Need More Time

My birthday has past and I'm not done reading all the 30 books yet. I feel like I've done good, I just need more time. I have 5 to go. So I will keep going. This project was a little harder than I thought it would be. But I'm very glad I took it on.