Quote of the Week

"I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library."
Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Shiver!

When I first started reading this I was a bit skeptical because it felt like the love story never evolved.  Love at first sight is exciting and all but it doesn't always go anywhere.  This book, however, was so good!  I loved it.  Yes, it's another book about werewolves, but it is so unique and wonderful.  It got to the point where I couldn't put it down.  When I finished last night I think I was grinning like an idiot.  Living vicariously through books is great.  I couldn't wait to pre-order the second book and thank heaven I only have to wait a month and a half for it.  (Unlike the Hunger Games.  I waited six months for the second and now I'm still very impatiently waiting for Mockingjay.)  If you want a good exciting love story, I recommend this one.  You can bet that I will be picking up other books by Maggie Stiefvater!


I also read Bitter is the New Black.  It's a decent (and very humorous) memoir about the author Jen Lancaster who has an insatiable urge to spend money, not on anything, but on Prada, the best spa treatments and such.  This isn't a problem until one day after 9-11 she loses her job and can't find another one.  I have to admit that it was not the best book I've ever read, but I found myself enjoying it.  It's probably the first really chick lit book I've read, and I do think that I will read more.  They're happy and entertaining.  Thanks Jernae!  (Sophie Kinsella is still on my list!)

1 comment:

Jernae Kowallis said...

I wondered about Shiver. Now I might have to try it:)