Saturday, December 31, 2011

Books from 2011

Hello!  Here is our comprehensive list of the books we read in 2011.  Please click on the title below the picture to read our reviews! :)

August 2011

September 2011

October 2011

November 2011

December 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Fight Club: Book/Movie Review

 Rating: 3
it's craaaaazy!

Hi everyone!

Our live discussion is now open until 1PM/ EST, so if you want to discuss or ask questions regarding Fight Club, fire away!  I know now all our readers have had a chance to start FC yet due to real life and other things going on.  Remember discussion will be ongoing, so pop in anytime.  Here are some great stills from the film.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Your Books


Hi Everyone!

Please take a look at some of other books we have read that aren't on our yearly list.  Please make any book suggestions or comments!

Book suggested by Open Book

She says it is a HILARIOUS coming of age story that is an easy read.   

Books suggested by Littlebells

I just finished "This Much I Know Is True" by Wally Lamb. I rate it a 5 all the way! It's a story about twin brothers--one dealing with schizophrenia and the other dealing with his brother and his past and how he is able to find himself and make peace with his history.

Lamb is another incredible story teller who creates rich, deep, complex characters and story lines. There are so many lessons one can apply to their own life through his stories.

I would highly recommend this book!

Only 254 pages, mystery thriller that you can read in one day. I give it a 4. Very very good.

It's about a young woman who witnesses a kidnapping but is paralyzed to do anything. Her guilt at not having done anything leads her to help in the investigation. .As she learns who the abductor is, she learns the truth of a childhood friend who went missing years before. I Highly recommend it!

Her books have great stories, are easy to read and great to pass the time when on a treadmill. Again, another murder mystery with flashbacks. I like how she ackstory. Scary, freaky book and I loved it!!! Would give this one a 5!

Summary hereThe Night Circus.I am halfway through the book and absolutely in love with the story and the writing.  I have no idea where the story is going and each chapter continues to propel me to the next one.  I will have read this in one day...and I did.  I finished it a little after midnight.  There are some things that I question and wonder about: time frame being one of them.  I know it is "in development" for film.  I think it will make a beautiful movie with the fantasy/magical element.  It is detailed and yet somethings are so open to interpretation.  I give this a solid 4.  

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Summer Garden--Book Review/Future Movie

Rating: 5
            Adult Fic-would not recommend to anyone under 18

Hi new and returning readers!  Our discussion has begun.  It seems like it has taken foreeeeeever! Please comment at any time as we check in daily. :)

I'd love to know your thoughts on this!  I love her.  Absolutely adore her and love how this love story does follow every day life.  Love endures all hardships and shares all joys.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Recipes From Our Books

Recipes from Tatiana's Table
updated: Chili recipe added! 

Hi Everyone!

I FINALLY GOT A COPY OF TATIANA'S TABLE AND I'M FREAKING OUT!!!!  It was a long and arduous search and I paid $50 for it, but it's totally worth it.  I am trying out Paullina's recipes and tweaking them here and there so I can post a recipe without infringing on her copyright.  I will be posting as I make the dishes, so if you try them out, let us know how they turned out!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tatiana & Alexander: Book Review/Future Movie

Rating: 4  
            Adult Fic-would not recommend to anyone under 18

Tatiana & Alexander Review is NOW open for discussion. Remember once open it will be ongoing! :)

 Due to a busy work schedule and visiting family, I haven't had a chance to get these photos up sooner.  Enjoy and we look forward to seeing you Sunday!

Click here for recipes from our series. :)  

Ellis Island

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Bronze Horseman--Movie

April 13, 2013 update on the progress of the film (and our thoughts) here.

Now that you have read the book, how would you feel about it being made into a movie?  Do you think it would work being condensed to two hours?  Should it be an HBO miniseries?  Are there particular scenes and personality traits that you feel HAVE to be included?  What songs remind you of T & A?


The Bronze Horseman--Book Review

Rating: 5
April 3, 2013 update on the progress of the film (and our thoughts) here.

Hello Everyone!  Our first book review and what a book to kick us off! I realize there is so much to discuss regarding this book, so to keep things semi organized, I have brought our list of questions.  Once we have answered those, we can move onto other questions you may have (which I hope you do!) and jump from topic to topic.

Here are some pictures to enjoy and bring this story more to life.  

This is the statue of The Bronze Horseman that sits inside the city of St. Petersburg, as a monument to Peter the Great.  As Paullina mentions in the book, the statue was surrounded by sand bags to protect it during the 900 day siege of Leningrad.  It is in Senatskaia Square facing the Neva River and surrounded by the the civil and religious buildings of former Russia and St. Isaac's Cathedral.