Friday, February 25, 2011

February 22, 2011

I started Songbird by Walter Zacharius.  It is another book about the holocaust.  We'll see

February 21, 2011

I read Pinnocho Syndrome by David Zeman all  in one night.  When I picked up this book it looked like something Doug would read.  Some sort of political crime book. I thought I'd givie it a shot. It started off okay.  But I found that I couldn't put it down because I couldn't find a place to stop reading that wouldn't give me bad dreams.  It was a book about a terrorist attach on the U. S. and one reporters way of trying to get to the bottom of all the deaths.  Not my cup of tea. I ended up reading the Bible before falling asleep to get my mind off it.

February 11, 2011

I watched Someone Like You and liked it better than the book.  So, I say don't even bother with the book.  It was a really cute movie and it had a much better ending than the book.

I read Dating Big bird by Laura Zigman.  This book  was about a lady who wants to have a baby desperately.  She decides to look into sperm donors online.  I found it hysterical that when she was looking online for a donor she could choose an option for tanning ability.  That can't be possible can it?
I started reading Camelot's Shadow by Sarah Zettel and knew from the moment I picked up the book that it wasn't for me.  I could tell it was a fantasy book by the cover.  But I promised myself I would read 100 pages. I did just that and couldn't get into it.  When I found out that the father promised his first born to a sorcerer to save his wife's life, I knew I was done.   I'm not a fairytale type person anymore. I can barely sit through a kids movie without crawling out of my seat wanting to be done.

I started to tell Makayla about the book she was on the edge of her seat.  She told me that I had to finish it and tell her what happens.  i might have to pick it up again.  But for now it sits on the library shelf waiting for someone else.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

February 9, 2011

Finished Animal Husbandry by Laura Zigman.  Yipee, this book has a movie.  The book was okay. It was about a girl who fell in love and then her partner suddenly quit liking her.  She was so confused that she began to study the mating of animals.  She began writing a column for a men's magazine under an alias about the behaviors of men and how they are similar to animals , under an alias.  I sort of felt like I had heard this story before.  So, I checked online and there was a movie made based on it.  I have seen it but I don't completely remember it so I will watch it again tonight. It is called Someone Like You  starring Ashley Judd, Greg Kinner, and Hugh Jackman

Favorite quote from the book.  Pg. 200  The Origins of New Cow Theory   The males of most mammalian species have a definite urge towards seeking variety in their sexual partners.  if a male rat is introduced to a female rat in a cage, a remarkably high copulation rate will be observed at first.  Then, progressively the male will tire of that particular female and, even though there is no apparent change in her receptivity, he eventually reaches a point where he has little apparent libido.  However, if the original female is then removed and a fresh one is supplied, the male is immediately restored to his former vigor and enthusiasm.  Glenn Wilson, The Great Sex Divide.  

February 6,2011

Today I finished Her by Laura Zigman.  I did not like this book.  It had a ridiculous story line.  Guy is engaged to girl.  Guy's ex fiance moves into town and knows no one.  Guy invites ex fiance to dinner at home shared by him and new fiance.  New fiance becomes extremely jealous and stalks ex fiance. New fiance makes accusations that aren't true, feels dumb, and then guy and new fiance get married. STUPID

Next book: Animal Husbandry by Laura Zigman