Entries Tagged as 'Books'

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

July 27th, 2014 · No Comments

finished 7.24.14

I’d been seeing for a long time that this book was getting good reviews. Really good. It has 27,412 customer reviews on Amazon and an average rating of 4.5/5.0 stars. On Audible it has 9,490 reviews with an average of 4.5/5.0 stars. But the thing is, it’s young adult fiction about kids with cancer. So no matter how good it is, I was afraid to read it because at some point it would get depressing, right?

This book was the selection of our book club at work, so I finally just went and got it. I really liked it, but yeh… probably half was fun and quirky and the other half made you want to bawl your eyes out.

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Love Life by Rob Lowe

July 7th, 2014 · No Comments

finished 7.4.14

I loved Rob Lowe’s first book, Stories I Only Tell My Friends, especially since in the audio version of the book, he reads it himself. So, when I heard he had a second book out, I was quick to download it and listen. I didn’t love Love Life as much as the first book, but it was still very good. Careful, though: A few of these essays are real tear jerkers. Read this excerpt for an example of a very touching story on sending his oldest son off to college.

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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R.R. Martin

June 25th, 2014 · No Comments

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
finished 6.25.14

I bought this audio book a couple years ago already and tried several times but could not get into it. Finally I just powered on and got hooked. Great book. And now I’m going to watch the first season of the TV show and see it come to life.

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