A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

This is actually a very good story so far…13% through it and I have laughed A LOT!!!

The Main Character is hit in the head, and he wakes up in the 600’s when King Arthur was in charge.  He is put into jail, and then makes everyone believe that he is a more powerful wizard then Merlin.

That is where I am so far…..

My Kobo

So I got a Kobo Touch last year for Christmas, and I use it off and on, but I think that I am  going to try to read  more books on it in 2013….I do like it…I just find that it is harder to do because books are just so much easier to buy…or so I thought…I went onto  Coles website and I found out that now you can use their  gi\ft cards on line!!!!    SOOO  all I want for Christmas is  gift cards for books!!!! Then  I can really  get my Kobo up and ready to roll!!!

Pillars of the Earth

First of all…It is BIG and HEAVY!!!!!   I can’t  get it for my KOBO…and it is heavy to carry around all the time….but it is worth it….I am 73 percent  through and honestly…I didn’t think I would enjoy it this much!

It is set back in the 1100’s when Churches were being built with stone by Masons…Its a love Story, and wars break out and there is magic, Towns being demolished and some pretty nasty other things.

I am not  going to tell the whole story now as I will probably not  get the right facts…and I am NOT  going back Through the book…So I  guess U will just have to take my word for it and read it for yourself!!!!

How much more can this poor town handle….It’s been burned down once and people are already afraid to live there….and WHY does  it have to  get sooo  good near the end!!!!
I was a little disappointed in the ending…Some of it was really good, but there was just one Character that I don’t think got what he deserved

Jane Eyre

I have started Jane Eyre, and in the first 10 chapters, I have cried…this poor girl goes through so much in her young life, I couldn’t even begin to imagine living that…I have just finished the part where Helen dies, and I have to say that I was very depressed after reading that.  Why can’t this be a happy story???

She gets treated horribly at the house she is staying at, she gets put into a school that is horrible, her best friend dies…what more can this poor girl go through??

I am now in Thornfield hall, and it is such a wonderful place…Jane meets Rochester on her walk , and at first he seems sort of nice, but now that we get to know him a little bit better, he is such a pompous ASS…OMG, I can’t believe that he acts like that.  He is totally rude to Jane, and poor Adele, he doesn’t like talking to brats…what a jerk….does he stay like that through the whole book??

Well the answer to that question is no, he does not.  Jane has just saved him from the fire, and he was so sweet and loving to her after…although he should be since she did just save his life:)   I think I am becoming a fan of his.

Ok lot’s has happened since I last wrote….First Mr. Mason gets attacked by something….still not sure what is going on in that House!!

Then Jane gets summoned by her Aunt Reed…I don’t know if I would have gone back to that house.  We discover why Aunt Reed has hated Jane all her life.   Then we find out that Jane’s Uncle sent a note 3 years prior to let Jane know that he wanted to adopt her, but Aunt Reed kept the note secret because she didn’t want Jane to succeed in life…WTF???   Talk about a crazy old lady!!!  Oh well she is dead and gone!!!   I am not really this cruel but what goes around comes around!!

Next we have the engagement…is it just me or was that really mean of Rochester…trying to make Jane jealous by pretending to be engaged to Miss Ingram….I don’t know maybe in a way it’s romantic but it’s also kind of cruel!!

And now what is going on with Mrs. Fairfax??  I don’t know why she has such an attitude towards Jane…I would have thought that she would have been happy for her…..did I miss something???

Now I understand….Wow…So Mr. Rochester is already married…mind you it is to a psychotic character, but really to do that to poor Jane…

Juliet

The Capulets and the Montagues…or shall I say the Tolomeis and the Marescotis??

This is a story of a young girl who suddenly finds out that she is a descendent of Juliet (Giulietta Tolomei)….Touring around Siena she is trying to find the truth to what happened to her parents, and find the treasure she is sure her mother has hidden.

I don’t really know where this story is going to go, but my predictions are Eva Maria bad…Alessandro good….Umberto bad!!!

I am enjoying this book, although I am not too sure about Ghosts that ride around on motorcycles….still trying to get past that…if that is really what he is…..

Well I was correct when I guessed that Umberto was bad…he is the one in charge of all the evil doings in Siena…As for Romeo and Ghosts…I won’t say who it was but it certainly wasn’t Romeo and I wasn’t prepared for who it was either!!!   What a twist in the plot!!  So exciting!!!

Wow…Now I don’t know who to trust in this story…love the twists and turns this story is taking me on…

Wow…so he is Romeo…I can’t get over the twists and turns in this novel…it is so very exciting…I am almost finished and I can’t even begin to imagine how this story is going to end!  I do however believe that Eva Maria is still a bad character and she has been hired by Umberto to kill her….but is Romeo involved in that plot…I don’t know….I just don’t know….I really want to trust him…I really really do because Romeo loves Juliet!!!

So I have finished this book and I give it 5 stars…I thought it was a great story and a wonderful twist on the ever popular classic…I would definitely recommend this story!!

One Day

 

I loved this book.  I loved the way that we were only allowed into their lives for one day each year…it was smartly written….although when the significance of that one day is revealed it’s the most heartbreaking moment.

This book has become one of my all time favorite stories….It is definitely up there with P.S. I Love You and Where Rainbows End…It’s such a powerful novel, one that will stay with you for a very long time.

 

One at a time part 2

Alright…so I have done it again…I hate that I do this to myself!!!!   But 5 on the go???   really…I need to get this under control….but the worst part is is that I really want to have them all done by the end of the year, and that only gives me 36 days….wow….I really don’t know if I am going to even begin to get there…..Maybe if I go for 3 books….seeing as one of those books is over 700 pages long….so my challenge is to finish….Juliet, Jane Eyre, One Day.  And then we will go from there.