Thursday, February 3, 2011

January Books...

I actually READ this month! Woohoo! I made time (a little during naptime, a little at bedtime, a lot in the bathtub!) and actually finished several books!

1. Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

Okay, so I know this first one is VERY random, but it was a freebie on my iRead on the iPad and I read it going to and from Tifton one Sunday afternoon. It's a cute little book full of great wisdom and made me think of all of the Winnie the Pooh movies Anna, John, and I watched as children. Over, and over, and over.

2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

This was one that I kept hearing about all over the place. I loved it. It's the first in a series, so if you're not into series I don't recommend it. It's also a little sci-fi/fantasy. I could take or leave that genre because it honestly gets a little weird sometimes. BUT...this one was fantastic! It's set in the future in the U.S. The country is divided into districts. Each district is required to hold a lottery each year of children/teenagers. One boy and one girl is drawn from each district to represent their people in The Hunger Games. All of the children/teenagers are presented as contestants in this game where they are thrown into an arena (not like what we'd think - it could be several miles in area) to fight one another to the death. Katniss, the female from District 13, has taken the place of her younger sister. The book is about dealing with this game that the officials think should be honorable. Katniss doesn't believe in it, but isn't sure how to go about getting out of it. Great book! Easy read! Can't wait to read the second book.

3. Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson

I love, loved James Patterson. I know some people don't like his books at all because parts are from inside the minds of the killers. I love his books. This one is from his Alex Cross series. It's about men in an online fantasy game about killing. Supposedly, it's just a game and no one actually does the things they describe. But one of the players is actually acting out the game as it's played. Alex's fiance' goes missing and he's thrown in the middle of the game. Great book and a page turner!

For February, I'm reading Decision Points by George W. Bush, The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough, Ape House by Sara Gruen (about the bonobo may've seen something about them on Oprah), and In the Garden with Billy by Renea Winchester (the third book is actually about Dad and Laura's neighbor, Mr. Billy.) Hopefully I'll add a few more into the mix since I'm halfway finished with all three. (Yes, I'm one of those people who reads too many books at one time.) What's on your reading list this month?

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