Sunday, 30 December 2012
Saturday, 29 December 2012
Book Title: The Sins of the MotherAuthor: Danielle Steel
Published By: Delacorte Press
Date Published: October 30th 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Recommended Age: Adults
Read & Reviewed By: Me
Rating: 4 Stars
I borrowed this book from the library. I went on Christmas eve to drop off some items in the drop-box not knowing that the library was open. I was lucky to find this book cuz, m in the queue at #97 for this copy. Now, this is what I call being at the right place at the right time. All the books I wanted was ON shelf. My this visit to library has made my Christmas and New Years.
Olivia Grayson, a successful business woman missed out on much of her children’s lives while building her business. Now, at the age of 70 she sees the affect it has had on her their lives, each of them has their own problems. She tries to bring her family back together before she loses them all.
I've always loved Danielle Steels work. Shez a tremendous writer. This si another winner. I enjoyed reading about the emotional growth of a family and the individuals of that family finding their way back to each other. The thing that bothered me was the certain relationship between the matriarch of the family and someone else. I saw it coming a mile away. To me, it seemed typical of Steel’s characters, but others may find it was bound to happen with the characters’ situation. I gave 4 stars, although I enjoyed this book I found some parts typical of Steel and I was never taken by surprised. So ... enjoy !! Happy Reading !!
Friday, 28 December 2012
Thursday, 27 December 2012
Sunday, 23 December 2012
I finished this book in 2 hrs. Only one word "UNPUTDOWNABLE".
- Fast read
- Just 198 pages
- No kids at home, went to christmas party so got that ME TIME .. lol..so was able to finish in one sitting.
My Thoughts :
Linda Howard sure is one of the nicest romantic author but not the best. I have read better romantic novels than this one. Romance was little too short, suspense was a lot, though this book falls under "Romance" genre. Anyways, ....
Gabriel McQueen is a young widow who has just arrived back to his childhood town on military leave to see his young son and his father the sheriff. When Gabriel entered into the house, his father informs him of an incoming ice storm. In Maine, this is dangerous news and he is quick to do as his father tasks.
The task is to go deep up into the mountains and bring back long time resident Lorelei Helton to safety. Gabriel know Lorelei (Lolly) all to well and she was rather a pain in his back side back in High school and basically there is no love lost between them. He safely brings her back home. As Gabriel muses back to his icy childhood rivalry with Lolly while driving to her cabin, she is in danger trapped by two irrational meth addicts. Gabriel quickly assesses the situation on the ground and uses his military training and experience to extract Lolly from the house and the enemy. However, as covertness as he was, the two maniacal thugs go after them.
This is a fast read romantic suspense with the frozen isolated location. Both r trying hard to melt the ice between them and prevent the epidermis loss by kissing each other.
Linda Howard fans will enjoy this read.
Happy Reading !!
Saturday, 22 December 2012
Before I start talking abt this book , I'd like to Thank my only friend whose nearest and dearest and his family for giving me this gift of love for Christmas... Thank You. :)
Emily Dickinson has never been an easy poet to understand. Not that I knew abt it, but came to knew a lot abt her aftre receiving this book. I loved poem since school days, Shakespeare's Sonnets, his work, but always gave up on them cuz of lack of understanding.
Where you have these great poets like Emily Dickinson, we need a interpreter like Helen Vendler help make us understand. I wouldn't say shez easy either, she maintains the complexity of the poem but still helps us. Find a poem u want to understand and u r wrestling with it ? take it to Vendler and see what she has to say. She'll take u inside poets head and gives u the view from the poets side.
Though this book has 150 poems, and explained by Vendler, I've read 34 so far n wud like share one of them with u which I loved. Once again I'd like to Thank my friend for this push. .. :)
Poem lovers ? This book is for you.
Because I Could Not Stop For Death
Thursday, 20 December 2012
If I were to die tomorrow,
I wud live for you TODAY and till the end
I don't fear death
The only fear is, it will tear us apart
Neither do I want to live forever
The only wish is to live with you and for you.
I still donno the reason why.
Why do we live if we are born to die?
Who does decide the where and the why?
I have heard it said we live but once.
But why can't we live at least twice.
We would have much more time to love, to give and to live.
And the second chance would be sooooo nice.
I guess God is the only one who knows just why.
If we have really been appointed only once to die.
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
James really killed it this time, like always.This was the audio book for me. I was so lost in listening to this audio, that i back into a car when I reversed it and I didnt realize. Can u imagine ? I donno !! when m with my audio book or music in the car, I really donno wat happens in the world outside. Most of the time I dont even know where m going. But anyways, its just the effect of the story that i loose myself in. Along with this m reading John Grisham's "The Confession" almost to an end, will review it by the weekend.
The start of this novel sees Cross with his practice of psychology and a routine life of patients and analysis. He has a new great love in his life, Detective Brianna Stone. One bed scene and the rest is the killer scenes.
However a new master criminal starts a string of murders in Washington DC. The whole City is on edge. Each new murder gives new clues and new challenges for Cross to put the pieces together.
The killer craves attention and plays to an audience, the action is played out very much in the public eye. This publicity fuels the media and the hysteria spreads to the public at large. How can Cross bring him down and restore some normality to DC life?
From the beginning to the end James gives you the most thrilling and suspenseful ride into novel world. I read "CROSS" earlier on before reading this; and I must confess this was double the thrill than it. Really got me hooked on this one. To all the JP’s fans who'd want to go on a "thriller-coaster-ride", I'll recommend this.
Happy Reading !!
Monday, 17 December 2012
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Saturday, 8 December 2012
Friday, 7 December 2012
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
I don't remember where did I pick this idea from, but it's a brilliant idea. It involves listing down all the things you are grateful for, in alphabetical order. Gratitude si a blessing, it brings joy and washes all the worries. Here's my list of things m greatful for:
A : Ammi and Abba. ( Mom and Dad) What would I do without them. Though they left me 15 yrs ago, but they are always with me, each day n each minute.
B : Books and Blog. I need them to keep my mind thinking and to keep my creativity alive. Books has always been a part of my life. Blog is a recent discovery. In other words, my blog is my Autobiography.
C : Coffee. I live on Coffee. This is absolutely necessary to maintain my sanity ..lol.. :P
D : Dates. I can never forget dates. Birthdays, Anniversary. I have friends whom I haven't met since ages but never forget to call them on their bdays n they r like, " How cum u never forget our bdays. U are always the first one to wish." ... Its nice to smile for others, but its nice that u r the reason for their smile. Its a nice feeling .. :)
E : Earrings. Superficial, Yes, but they r pretty !
F : Friends and Family. M blessed to have a beautiful family. Somtimes I think, they don't deserve me. They deserve much better. M blessed. And friends ? I just have only ONE friend, to be honest. Whose just like me. I thought I'd never find someone whose like me. Cuz m Unique, right ? .. lol.. but I found one, I so wish n pray for this friendship. I've had a bad experiecnce of losing ppl i love the most in my life. Just dont want to lose my family and friend.
G : God's Grace. Some people attribute their success due to hard work. Others, who are probably envious of them, believe that they simply were lucky. I do believe in the virtue of hard work, but at the same time, I trust in God. It's His grace that has taken me so far, and my faith shall keep me going.
H : Honest. Honesty is the best policy. I like to be honest to ppl. And I can see that its appreciated. So ...
I : Ice Cream. Only chocolate. .. :)
J : Ouch !! I can't share this one ... m sorry.. This one is just for me ... :)
K : Kindness. Kindness promotes confidence and optimism. It makes us feel good abt ourselves when we do things for others. Giving of ouselves to others builds up our positive self-image. Gives us a sence of hope. I feel more powerful and in control when I make a positive difference in the life of others.
L : Laugh. I laugh a lot. I love to c ppl laugh, smile. I try my best to put a smile on others face, doesn't matter wats inside. Laughing is a good medicine, but lemme remind u, if u r laughing for no reason u need a medicine.... lol...
M : Mautitus. Its the heaven on earth. I can't describe in words. Their traditional dance, their music, those beaches, sunsets on the beach, all u can hear is the sound of the waves, Churches, wat not ... Should I get a chance in life to visit any one place again ? Wud be Mauritius ...
N : Numbers. Love solving puzzles, Sudokus, Fibonacci Sonnet, Ken Ken. These help keep brain in shape.
O : October. Y October? I WAS BORN, YAA !! Common ... lol..
P : Pink. The color pink represents compassion, nurturing and love. It relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving of nurturing. Above all, girls wear pink. I love girls ..
Pink word is used again in ppls health. "Hope and pray that ppl we love are pink in health."
Q : Quite. In some ways, I am grateful for quiet time, because that is when your mind has the best clarity and that is when you can hear yourself the best. Unless u find urself, how can u find God?
R : Red Roses. Red roses are classic and a popular choice since their message is an unmistakable expression of love. The color red symbolizes enduring romantic love and passion.
S : Sunshine. Every morning, as the first specks of sunshine reach my window, it brings in its midst new hope. And once again, it reminds me the perfect ways of the cosmos.
T : Teachers. My first teachers was my parents. Then from my primary school days, I have been blessed to have teachers, who have moulded me, guiding and inspiring me all along.
U : Unconditional Love. I had to think hard to come up with something for this letter. And suddenly, as I thought of my parents, their love is unconditional, I can never be a parent like them. But I have the love they gave me, which I spread.
V : Vacation. M on vacation everyday, with myself, my books, my coffee, my college, my music and in my car.
W : Wasting time: Time is precious. No time to waste.
X : Xtra goodies. I do anything to be the reason of others smile. Its a privilege.
Y : Yap, Yap, Yap. I don't like to talk much. But if I talk, I talk.
Z : Zzzzzzz . There's never anything as good as sleep after a long hectic day, is there ?