Thursday, February 19, 2009

Book Reviews and a Giveaway

I had the wonderful opportunity to review two great books thanks to the generous Miriam Parker from Hatchette Book Group. The first book I read was Love and Other Natural Disasters by Holly Shumas.
It is about a pregnant women who finds out her husband has been having an emotional affair for about a year. She makes her husband leave the house and go to therapy while she tries to figure out how she feels. I liked that the author is a family and marriage therapist and how she put a twist on the affair but not making it a physical one. I have always thought that even an emotional affair still counts as cheating, it was interesting to see the other characters in the book who didn't think that it's that bad. Some people really believe that which was something I had never thought of before. While I'm not sure how much I cared for the character ( she was a little frustrating at times) I overall really enjoyed the book. Oh, and it had a few too many F-bombs than I would have liked ( all of them is too many). I would recommend this book for anyone who wants to escape for a little while. This book has something for everyone in it from the disapproving mother in law to the dysfunctional family members, to the wavering best friend.

The next book is called Houston, We Have a Problema by Gwendolyn Zepeda. I really enjoyed this book. It's about a 26 year old woman, Jessica, who is trying to find her way while relying on her psychic to tell her what to do. She has relationship problems, family problems and career problems. Even though I couldn't find anyway that I relate to Jessica, I loved reading about how she tries to figure it all out. I liked how there were all sorts of possibilities for Jessica and how uncertain she was. Because that's life! Reading the book sort of reminded me of when I was single and hoping to make my way in this world.

If you would like to win Houston, We Have A Problema, then please leave me a comment telling me what your favorite book is. If you don't have one then what genre is your favorite? Giveaway ends Feb. 26th 2009 11:59 pm. And don't forget to enter my other giveaways if you haven't already!

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22 comments:

  1. My favorite book has got to be The Kite Runner. I love books about relationships..not just the boy girl kind...but also mother/daughter, father/daughter, sister/sister, and between friends. Thanks for the review and giveaway. It sounds like a good read.

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  2. My favorite book is where the heart is by billie letts

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  3. I totally am IN! I follow you my sweet friend! And I would l♥ve to win this :)

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  4. YEAH!!! Please give me extra entries I just posted about this on the top right corner of my blog :) You are so sweet to do these giveaways my precious friend! Hope you are having a great night! (((HUGS)))

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  5. I love the Twilight and Harry Potter series.

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  6. I love the book "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel.

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  7. I blogged about your fun giveaway. Here's the link:
    http://krystalandjosh.blogspot.com/2009/02/more-fun-giveaways.html

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  8. I'm in! I like the Harry Potter Series.

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  9. I love Twilight.
    I also like ready autobiograghies and memoirs

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  10. It's so hard to pick one favorite. If I have to choose, I'd say Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy.

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    http://twitter.com/joytotheblog

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  12. I don't have a favorite book, but I like romantic fiction best. :)

    rlgrady[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  13. I follow you. rlgrady[at]yahoo[dot]com

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