Friday, February 4, 2011

Book Reviews: The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve

The Pilot's WifeThe Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love this book!! It's sad but sometimes sad things happen for a reason and may also be for the best. I love the story, how it unfolded and the way it ended. The author was just superb!

The book touches on adultery and about how you may live with another person but not being able to truly know that person. And it got me thinking how did she not even have a hint about what's happening? They say that when your husband plays around, the wife would have that gut feeling because he's her husband and a wife would surely be able to know. However, as was also mentioned in the book, if you don't do it, you'll never even think of it and I guess that was the explanation provided by the author.

They say that adultery happens in almost every husband and wife. That no couple is exempt from it. I don't know and I am not sure. My husband works abroad, he's far away from me and far away from our kids. And I don't like it, 3 years away from your family is for me greatly unacceptable and saddening. We miss him, he misses us. However, others are saying that we're lucky nowadays because there's internet, there's yahoo messenger, there's a webcam. Unlike the old days where you can only write letters, which takes days to arrive.

There has been rumors but I trust my husband. Other people may say otherwise, even people close to us, which really hurts and if I've listened to it, our family would have been a broken family by now.

But, I tell you this, only you and your partner knows what's really the score between you two. I remember the way he courted me, the times we fought over such trivial matters but would then kiss and makeup right after. I remember when we were still young, in the early stages of our relationship and he fought for that love when I was ready to just give it all up. Looking back, I can see he loved me, is loving me still and will continue to love me forever. As for me, my love for him is growing deeper everyday than anyone can ever imagine.

Other people would not know any of those things, that is why it's just easy for them to say anything they want. But, between the two of you, your partner and you, you would know. So, don't listen to what others maybe saying but listen to your heart. The answer is there. The truth is there.

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Book Blogger Hop: 2/4-2/7

Book Blogger Hop

It's Book Blogger Hop time. It's your chance to know more book bloggers out there as well as new websites to follow. Come on and join the fun!

The question for this week:

"What are you reading now and why are you reading it?"

I am reading, The Mercy of Thin Air by Ronlyn Domingue. I chose to read it because it's about a different subject from all the other subjects I read. It's about ghost, paranormal experiences and spirits. It is unique to me, since I don't really see a lot of books that tackle this particular topic in the form of a novel. I will be posting about it once I fnish reading it, that's for sure!

Here's a summary of the book that I got from goodreads: In 1920s New Orleans, smart and fearless Raziela Nolan is in the throes of a magnificent love affair when she suddenly dies in a tragic accident. Immediately after her death, she chooses to stay between - a realm that exists after life and before whatever lies beyond it. From this remarkable vantage point, Razi narrates the story of her lost love, as well as the relationship of Amy and Scott, a young couple whose house she haunts seventy years later. Their trials finally compel Razi to slowly unravel the mystery of what happened to her first and only love, Andrew, and to confront a long-hidden secret." The Mercy of Thin Air entwines two tragic and redemptive love stories that echo across three generations and culminates in a startling finish that will leave readers breathless. From plucky, forward-thinking Razi, who illegally slips birth control guides into library books, to hip Web designer Amy, who begins to fall off the edge of grief, to Eugenia, caught between since the Civil War, the characters in this ambitious and original debut sing with life, as well as Southern flair.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Book Giveaway!! Anyone, anywhere can join!

MyBookishWays has done a blog makeover and it's totally great and she's giving away a really nice book that is worth reading, The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. This is her "I love my followers" giveaway. So go on ahead, click on the link below and join the fun! Good luck!

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Book Review: Long Lost David Morell

Long LostLong Lost by David Morrell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It was a great read! It's has simple plot and it's a very good warning to us all. That no one is exempted from anything bad that can happen so we should always be prepared, expect anything and it never hurts to know a little self defense and to know how to handle guns. Once again, Morrell has impressed me.

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Here's a summary of the book:
As the older sibling thirteen-year-old Brad Denning knew he was responsible for his kid brother nine-year-old tag along Petey. However, his friends encouraged Brad to send Petey home. So Brad told Petey to leave. The sobbing preadolescent biked away. However, when Brad returned home for supper he learns that Petey did not come home. Frantically their parents called friends and the police, but the skinny little kid never came home.

Nearing forty, Brad is married, has a son, and has a successful architect career, but remains guilt stricken by the sobbing of a LONG LOST nine year old. Desperate for closure he appeals on TV for Petey to come home. In Denver, a mangy looking construction worker calls Brad by name insisting he is Petey. Though initially skeptical, Brad begins to believe him because this guy knows insider things about Brad and their parents. Brad takes Petey home, where his wife and son warmly welcome him.

While camping, Petey shoves Brad off the edge of a cliff before abducting his sister-in-law and nephew. Brad survives and begins an odyssey to rescue his family from the avenging serpent.

LONG LOST is a taut suspense thriller that hooks readers from the very first line until the one sitting tale is finished. Though Petey's revenge seems extreme, especially the events he committed after he left his brother for dead, the suspenseful plot thoroughly retains its grip on the reader. David Morrell has furnished a powerful haunting thriller with a frightening ending that just adds to the depth of a hard to forget novel.

Harriet Klausner

About the Author:
David Morrell is a Canadian novelist from Kitchener, Ontario, who has been living in the United States for a number of years. He is best known for his debut 1972 novel First Blood, which would later become a successful film franchise starring Sylvester Stallone. More recently, he has been writing the Captain America comic books limited-series The Chosen. (from GoodReads)

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