Thursday, July 11, 2013

Happy Birthday To You!

Yesterday was my future father-in-law's birthday. We wen over to his house and had dinner, cake and presents.

We hung out for a bit that night and watched the movie we got him and talked. Happy B-day Big G. So much love!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July!!!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July. Mike and I went down to Coldwater to hang out with his family, they camp at a camp ground called Waffle Farm. It was a good time to hang out with family, ride around on the boat and just be happy to be alive. 
Always smiling,


Monday, July 1, 2013

Where the reading list left off

Yesterday I posted about my reading challenge. Today I figured I would finish with the last six that I've read.

Brother Odd: Dean Koontz
This is the third installment in the Odd Thomas series. After finishing the second book I was almost considering not reading the third. Since I am one of those people that starts a series and must finish it. I was hoping to be pleasantly surprised, I wasn't. This book pick up a couple months after the second book. He now lives in a monastery. It's not just any old monastery, it's one with a school that teaches special need orphans. It took me forever to finish this book, I was so bored the whole time. Needless to say, I don't recommend this book.

My Horizontal Life: Chelsea Handler
I loved this book. I started to read it on my way to Mexico for a friends wedding. I sat on the plane and laughed out loud the whole time. Good thing Fiancé was the person sitting next to me, or i would have really annoyed someone. I have watched Ms. Handler on T.V. when I'm up later at night. I've always got a kick out of her. I do believe this is her first book. I would recommend it to anyone with the understanding that is is a bit raunchy for some. Lots of sex (hence the name), and parting are talked about in this book.

The Hunger Games: Suzanne Collins 
I was late to the party when it comes to reading this book. I was not one of those people who read the book before the movie came out, I read it a while later. I honestly saw the movie before I read the book. Which in my case was a great idea. I have a problem with reading the book first, then seeing the movie. I get very upset with the movie and talk about how they ruined the book. I know most people do this, I am trying to learn that a movie is not the book, it's an adaptation. 
This book was amazing, I enjoyed every bit of it. It did not take me long to finish this book, if you have not read it I would highly recommend it.

Catching Fire: Suzanne Collins
After reading the first one I had to start the second. It is a little different then the first, it picks up a few week after the first one ends. They do a great job talk about life after the Hunger Games. Of course there a small twist in it. I don't want to ruin it in case anyone hasn't read it. I am excited about seeing this movie when is comes out in November. I just hope they can make the movie as well as the book is.

Mockingjay: Suzanne Collins
Of course after reading the first two I had to pick up the third. It is different from the other two, but in a great way. I think I enjoyed the third one the most. The twists this book throws at you are wonderful. I can defiantly see how they will make this into two movie. Highly recommend for readers.

Solitary: Travis Thrasher 
I really didn't like this book. It is a series that I do not plan on continuing. When I first started I thought it may have something going, but nothing happened. It was lots of talking about how something may happen. When something did happen it didn't have the same effect. The build up was so much more then what happened.

The Scarlet Letter: Nathaniel Hawthorne
I was very happy to start this book. I know most people read this book in high school. I was not one of those people. This is a classic book that has stood the test of time. It is very interesting and has the king of all twist. It is an old book though, so it does move slower then some modern books. I still hope that this book continues to be taught threw out the states. It was written in a time that the US was trying to market their cultural. 

I am happy to share this I am still working on this goal. Right now I am read the first Game of Thorns book. I really enjoy the tv show, and the book it turning out wonderful. 
I hope to hear some of the books you read, or what you think of these books. 

Always Smiling,

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Just keep reading.....

On my birthday I make a list of things to complete before my next birthday. One of the things on my list this year is to read 50 books. Now, I don't know what I was thinking when I made this goal. I love reading and try to find time for it, but I am not a fast reader. I take my time when it comes to reading books. I'm still trying to complete it. I figured, even if I don't the whole number, I should get a good part of it. Right now I have read 10 books so far.

The Key to Midnight: Dean Koontz
When I made my list, I was already reading this book. It took me a ling time to finish it because I found it boring. From what I understand, Dean Koontz rewrote this book. It was originally written by someone else. It's based in what would be modern day Japan. Man on vacation meets an American woman. They start talking and he realizes he knows her. She was a child of a Senator in the US. Man was hired many years ago to find her, but never did. She has no idea what he is talking about. Turns out she was brainwashed in a way. They go on with the story and try to help her figure everything out. They has a twist near the end. 
I just didn't find it enjoyable. The thing that really bothered me is everyone spoke perfect English. Which seems far fetched when a good part of the book takes place in Japan. Maybe I'm just not worldly enough to know how the really talk in Japan, but I don't believe everyone know perfect English. 

Odd Thomas: Dean Koontz
I loved this book, and they are making it into a movie. I has movie quality written all over it. FiancĂ© told me about this book. He has read lots of Dean Koontz and talked about how this is his favorite. So I gave it a shot, and I am happy I did. This is a book I would recommend to all type of people. It follows a young man named Odd and his strange endeavors. I don't want to talk too much about the book because I don't want to give anything away. 

Forever Odd: Dean Koontz 
So this is the second installment for the Odd Thomas series. I enjoyed the first book so much I really wanted to get into the second one. I was sad to notice that it was nothing like the first book. Beside for Odd none of the other characters are in the book. This made me sad, since the did such a good job building the other characters in the first book. I still read it, and it isn't an awful read, just very different. I story line seem to be to drawn out. 

So this the start of the recaps for the books I've been reading. I will continue the write about the other ones on other days. I hope everyone can enjoy their Sunday.

Always Smiling,

Friday, June 28, 2013

Enjoying the blogging world!

I am starting off in the world of blogging. ( i know, late to the party). I don't care so much to have this blog be life changing, i just want to use it as my own personal blogging scrapbook. So I am starting out with reliving my Thursday with iPhone photos.  

I started my day by cleaning my kitchen

This task is something I have been putting off forever. It's a real eye opener to see how many half open mustard one has in their fridge. 

After getting sick of cleaning my kitchen, I finally decided that I should really get around for the day. 

 One fun thing about get ready for the day is taking unneeded pictures of myself. I like to do this so I know how many times I've worn clothing items, I feel it's been to make new outfits. 

 After getting ready for the day, I hung out with my dog, made a dessert, then headed down to my brother's house for family dinner.

This is a fairly new tradition my family has started. My family has lots of tradition (Sunday dinner, Christmas cookie, brunch...ect) I really enjoy this about my family, we are very close and I think these tradition help with that. 

This is my wonderful life, I hope you enjoy.

Always Smiling,