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I try not to reveal too much of the book's major plots but some times I can't help it to give an overall idea of what I personally thought. I try not to ruin the book for anyone and sorry if I do so. Any of the books I write about have been read recently so that the review is fresh in my mind. Some books I will reread and post again later but if you have a request let me know, it will take me a while to go through my library again.

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Rating Scale: The books I post here will be set on a rating scale. The scale being from 1-5 one being most likely to read again and 5 being least likely to read again.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?

Does The Noise In My Head Bother You
This is the first biography that I have read and if they are all like this I'm not sure if I will adventure into this genre of book.  He was specific on what inspired him through his life and the MASSIVE amount of drugs and alcohol that passed through his system, not to mention his creativity while using it.  Even if he did not tell you about the drugs he did just the writing in the book would make that fact apparent.  This book is a tell of what long-term drug abuse can do to you over the years.  Reading this book was like trying to understand a toddlers discontinued thought process.  Trying to understand ADD and habitual drug abuse makes you wonder how much of this book is how things actually happen.  I will have to say that even though he was very creative in his music and decorating but this was a very difficult book to dredge through. I finished it because I like Steven Tyler but I would not suggest it if you don't know anything about him it doesn't really explain anything very well other than a hazy recollection and song lyrics.

 Good for a drug induced read it might make sense then

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Girl Who Chased the Moon

The Girl Who Chased the Moon
This book I got mostly because I wanted another book by this author(which I haven't read yet) and thought that I would sample some of her other work.  I like fantasy so this seemed to be a good choice involving a magical small town in my now home of North Carolina.  I don't remember what section of the book store I picked this up from originally, but after reading the book's love story I imagine it was placed in the junior reading section.  Not that I have a problem I'm a fan of  Harry Potter and Twilight I was only slightly disappointed to find the main relationships revolve around a high school student and the previous events in a 30 somethings teen years.  The magic of moonlight, delicious cakes (which they give you recipes too in the back), love lost, is enthralling and very hard to set aside at bed time or any other mundane task of life.  What I was mostly disappointed in, in this book was that it contained all the classic cliches of  a preteen girls fantasies.  How high school will haunt you forever and that life never moves on from it, that the bad things that happen are never really what they seem everyone is good and the power of the first kiss.  It was a nice comparison to the horrors of high school as your past and your present.  In reality women of today's world grow out of this mentality as the high school years fade away, once in a blue moon (cliche?) it is nice to relive that childish part of your life that you though would forever define you.

and they all lived happily ever after... ideally for teen girls but a good read and source of cake recipes ;)


Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights Synopsis
Known as one of literature's best love story's and since I have been wanting to get more into the classics, this was a must read for me.  I will  have to say it was quite a bit different than I thought it would be.  This was Emily Bronte's first and only published novel.  Instead of being like a Disney movie where everything is bright and shiny, this novel was dark and twisty.  It exhibited what love is capable of provoking in a person and for how long.  The center of the story centers mostly about Heathcliff and his relationships; with family with loved ones, with others.  It was a very good book if not frustrating at times.  The idea that someone could be so hardheaded and unreasonable is typical of the male sex, but maybe not this much?  I would suggest it for anyone, it may even been taught in some English classes.  The setting for this entire story seems to occur in a foggy and dark place. Which is when I suggest reading the book.

Suggested for a dreary day than this with nothing to do
Rating- 3

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Devil in the White City

Devil in the White City Plot Summary
I bought this book more with the idea that I would be reading about one of the first known serial killers other than Jack the Ripper.  Details about H.H. Holmes and the building of the huge worlds fair in Chicago is the basis of this book. Before reading this I never even knew about how many of  our current household items were presented at this fair, like electricity, the Ferris wheel crackerjacks, and shredded wheat to name a few.  Sometimes it is nice to see how thing originally got started and the effort put into them.  This book is very good for a historical view of the worlds fair and all the work and effort that went into creating such a grand thing in so short a time during a failing economy. It really was quite incredible how it was mastered by the main men of the time. As a book about the serial killer H.H. Holmes this is very little addressed on the issue for what is advertised.  Probably because of the lack of information but overall it was very undesirable a read on that particular subject.  It keeps mentioning his "castle" of horrors but tells very little about what it even looked like or consisted of or why they called it his castle, I found this very disappointing.  If you want to know about brilliant architecture and beating the odds then go for this book if you wanna learn about past serial killers and their history pass on this, that story was just to enthrall readers and break up the sometimes dry story of the details of the world's fair

Good for an interesting historical read


Saturday, September 17, 2011


Outlander Plot Summary

The Outlander series is definitely one of my favorites.  With my series' reads, I will go through each book individually because like everything the second is rarely as good as the first.  This is the very beginning of the chick story of Jamie and Claire.  I have read this novel several times already and to my shame, I must say that whenever I re-read this book I usually skip the first 60-70 pages.  The first time you read it you should not leave out this part of the book because it gives you back story to Claire's life, but this particular author is VERY wordy and it only gets worse as the series continues the books only get thicker.  I don't particularly care for Claires first husband to begin with so that may be why I don't like the beginning of the book and I want to get to what I consider the "good part".  This is a great piece of fiction regarding a woman that goes back in time 200 years on accident and the shenanigans that she gets into trying to return to her own time.  She uses her knowledge of the future to help where she can but it tends more to bite her in the ass than anything else.  She adjusts to a much more medieval world than what she is used to and learns some very hard lessons at the expense of others blood, guts, and lives.  Mostly it is the same person getting hurt because, he pledges his life and body to her safety.(very dramatic stuff)  At times the book can be quite graphic in not only its explanation of injuries and torture but also in the sexual scenes, while this book is not harlequin romance (which I will not be adding BTW) it can get heated. The author is amazingly accurate when putting in historical activity so you know she has done her research which would explain why the sequels take so long to come out.  Overall I recommend this book for romance buffs that also can appreciate a brief history lesson.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Zookeeper's Wife

The Zookeeper's Wife Plot Summary
I bought the Zookeeper's wife because I enjoy reading about the holocaust and WWII.  Hopefully this doesn't make me a bad person, since they keep publishing them I'm assuming I'm not the only one.  In reading the synopsis and the title I expected this book to be more about shuttling fleeing Jews through and around the zoo animals, as it seems this was not the case.  Most of the story happens within the zoo grounds, but for the most part the animals are not part of the story as I had hoped.  Other than that particular detail the story was very enlightening, not to mention accurate; the author's source was a diary that belonged to the actual wife of zoo personnel.  There was also eyewitness accounts  about the couple/family and various research chronicles such as newspapers, magazines and books.  I thought the extent in which this family stretched itself to help so many others was admirable.   It was a little hard to get through all the genealogies that are presented to you, some seem like there isn't much point but maybe I don't know enough about WWII and its major figures to understand who they are referring too.