Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Kill Me if You Can by Patterson & Karp

My first WoW in what seems like months!! So many cool books are out now but I'm going to list 2 that I'd love to read this month:

James Patterson's newest, came out this past Monday! Looking forward to some more face-paced suspense from him!!

I don't normally read Non-Fiction but I would love to check this one out! I grew up on Mario and am interested in the history behind Nintendo!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Just for Fun Reading Challenge: Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parrish

Um, this is my favorite book of all time. I'm pretty sure I read it when I was in the first grade and that, my friends, is when I discovered my sense of humor.

This book is marginally educational because in a way, it teaches children a little bit about the English language. Mostly that 9 times out of 10, you don't take a sentence and literally DO what it says. I believe that's called a colloquialism or um, something else (I'm writing this at the end of the work day okay, my brain is over-fried). Basically what I'm saying is, this book is hilarious because poor Amelia Bedelia was just doing what the folks told her to.

My favorite is the way she dressed the chicken. My other favorite is when she measured the cups of rice...although, that order *was* sort of vague if you ask me.

I will read this book to my kids one day when I have them and hopefully they will think it's absolutely ridiculous and hilarious...and not dumb! Highly recommended for all!

Teaser Tuesday for Mary, Mary by Patterson

Teaser Tuesday is a fun meme hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading. I found this kick ass button @ Once upon a Twilight!

•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I shoved the gun into his face and pulled the trigger. Such a tiny action, almost a reflex. A second later, he was dead, just blown away. I could do pretty much whatever I wanted to now."
page 16, Mary, Mary James Patterson

Monday, August 29, 2011

Book Event: Thrill Week Sept. 1st -8th

Lah says: Oh frabjous day! Kaloo Kalay!! Finally a group of people who read what I like to read! I'm so excited for this awesome event hosted by Tea Time with Marce & Friends.  While I don't read that much Horror, I most certainly read Suspense, Mystery and Thriller novels!! Check out the exciting details below.

Are you a fan of the genre(s) Thriller, Mystery, Suspense and/or Horror....then this event is for you!

What is Thrill Week?
It is all about Networking with Bloggers and Authors who love to read and write Thrillers, Mystery, Suspense and/or Horrors. The goal is to find new blogs and bloggers with similar interest in those genres and of course add to our huge TBR and Wishlists.

We will highlight authors that write in these genres or new authors with amazing debuts.

There will be a 'Thrill Ride/Blog Hop' to start off the event, I would like to request only those that review minimum of twice a month in the above genres to participate.

There will be giveaways, LOTS and LOTS of Giveaways.

For complete details, check out Tea Time with Marce and Friends

It's Monday, What are you Reading??

Guess who's back?! Meeeeeeeee :)

This meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey! I've been busy but I never stopped reading! And this week is no exception:

This is the 11th book in the Alex Cross series. I've gotta say that I have a love-hate relationship with this series. Sometimes it's awesome, sometimes is wtf?!? Luckily, this book is pretty awesome SO FAR. I'm 100 pages in so you never know what could happen.

Yep, that's right! I took it old school with the Goosebumps series. The image is small so the title is: Welcome to the Dead House by the incomparable R.L Stine!

What are you reading on this fine Monday??

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Book Review: Four Blind Mice by James Patterson

Four Blind Mice by James Patterson
Genre: Suspense Thriller/Series
Paperback, 383 pages
Borrowed from NYPL 58th Street Branch

Detective Alex Cross is on his way to resign from the Washington, D.C., Police Force when his partner shows up at his door with a case he can't refuse. One of John Sampson's oldest friends, from their days together in Vietnam, has been arrested for murder. Worse yet, he is subject to the iron hand of the United States Army. The evidence against him is strong enough to send him to the gas chamber.

Sampson is certain his friend has been framed, and Alex's investigation turns up evidence overlooked-or concealed-by the military authorities. Drawing on their years of street training and an almost telepathic mutual trust, Cross and Sampson go deep behind military lines to confront the most terrifying-and deadly-killers they have ever encountered. Behind these three highly skilled killing machines there appears to be an even more threatening controller. Discovering the identity of this lethal genius will prove to be Cross's most terrifying challenge ever.

I'm chugging along through the Alex Cross series. I figured by book 9 I'd lose interest. Luckily this book doesn't entirely disappoint.

Four Blind Mice is a lot different from other Cross books. Mainly because there's a lot more action And we know the killers right away. Unlike previous serial killers in his novels, I didn't feel like I knew and understood the killers at any point. Theyre these alpha male dudes who BBQ and eat well. I was more interested in the T-bone steaks and jumbo shrimp they were eating in every other chapter.

The killings also didn't seem particularly gruesome to me either. I suppose once you've experienced one killing in a cross book, you've experienced them all.

There wasn't too too much romance which was nice for a change. Although I do feel like Cross deserves a lady now more than ever.

Lastly, the reveal of the reason behind the killers killing spree was disappointing and marginally confusing. But we find out so late in the story that it doesn't even make a difference. All in all I give Four Blind Mice 3 out 4 stars. If this were a movie, it would be rated R for violence, strong language and adult situations.