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Friday, September 17, 2010

Book Blogger Hop and The Guardian Review!

   First off, TGIF! It's been a long week. Anyway, since it is Friday, it's time for the Book Blogger Hop, a meme hosted by Crazy-for-Books every Friday, where you can visit and be visited by other book bloggers! This week's question is:

In honor of Book Blogger Appreciation Week, let's take time this week to honor our favorite book bloggers and why we love them!

   Well, I think my favorite book blogger (biased, yes) would have to be my mom, Suko, from Suko's Notebook. :) While she not only is my mother, Suko posts fabulous reviews, giveaways, and author interviews all the time! She reads and reviews a variety of books and authors, ranging from Nicholas Sparks to Deepak Chopra! If you have a chance, stop by! :)
    Now, onto my review. Today, I finished The Guardian, by Nicholas Sparks, and I have to say that it is one of the best books I've ever read. I have read countless books in my lifetime, and this one definitely ranks in the top three. 
    It is a typical Nicholas Sparks book starting off - a wonderful romance, halted by a terrible tragedy that leaves you teary-eyed for hours. This particular novel, though, is a thriller, as well as a romantic tragedy. Before Julie's husband of four years, Jim, dies, he arranges for a Great Dane puppy to be delivered to her after his passing, along with a note that says he will always love her, protect her, and be her guardian. Years later, she decides to begin dating, and that's when things turn... interesting. She dates a few guys who turn out to be duds, then meets Richard. He has a great job, is good-looking, and treats her like royalty. Yet she can't deny the feeling that she should be dating her husband's former best friend, and her current best friend, Mike. Well... let's just say that Richard doesn't do well with rejection.
   I simply couldn't put this book down. All in all, it's just an amazing book. I recommend it to anyone who just feels like reading a book they won't soon forget. :) The fact that Nicholas Sparks incorporated a dog in the story, too, made it that much more enjoyable, as I am a total dog person. Anyone who reads this book will just melt into the pages. I know I did!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Pretty Little Liars SERIES REVIEW!

   Wow! I haven't posted in a very long time. Sorry about that - August was a really busy month, with everything starting up again and such. I've read a LOT of books since my last post, so I decided to do a whole series review of Pretty Little Liars by Sara Sheperd!
Alright, all I have to say is WOW. I loved every book in this series. When I first saw the ads for the television series on ABC Family, I thought it looked so stupid. But after watching the first episode, I was hooked. After the season finale, I decided to actually read the books, and guess what? They were even better than the T.V. series. As "A" might say...

  These books rock. -A

You have to know the books to get that! :)

   Anyway, this is truly just an amazing series. The series is pretty much about Alison DiLaurentis - a beautiful, smart, and popular girl from Rosewood, PA, who goes missing. Her four best friends, Aria, Emily, Hanna, and Spencer, grow apart after she goes missing, and by their junior year of high school, they are almost complete strangers. Then some odd things begin happening to ALL of them, they grow closer together, and try to figure out the ever-present mystery of who killed Alison. I never wanted to put the books down... there was so much suspense! I loved those books so much; I'm so sad that the series is over!