Thursday, November 5, 2009

Finished this book today!

Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel’ d’Hiv’ roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours.
Paris, May 2002: On Vel’ d’Hiv’s 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in France's past. Through her contemporary investigation, she stumbles onto a trail of long-hidden family secrets that connect her to Sarah. Julia finds herself compelled to retrace the girl's ordeal, from that terrible term in the Vel d'Hiv', to the camps, and beyond. As she probes into Sarah's past, she begins to question her own place in France, and to reevaluate her marriage and her life.

WHAT I THOUGHT: Great book, I could not put it down and wanted to see how the story turned out. The maine character Julia was quite a character to follow thorugh on her mission to find out what had happened to Sarah. Granted the title caught my attention while browsing about at the bookstore! This is quite a powerful book I think to read. The author really does well with this book.

COVER: 8/10


PLOT: 10/10

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Finished this book Thursday

A true American princess, Cecily WHite stood to inherit her father's business empire. And with the twentieth century right around the corner, the independent beauty had no intention of marrying some foreign nobleman seeking her money. Then on a trip to England, Cece fell under the spell for a dashing peer who had more to recommend him than the length of his title and the size of his countinghouse. But Cece wouldn't surrender her heart to the virile Earl of Graystone until he proved that the only treasure he wanted was her love.

What I thought: I thought the book was interesting but it seemed to drag on for me. I loved how Cece had her own agenda and manages to get through a variety of tasks with a cool head about her. So this book was fair for me.

PLOT: 6/10


COVER: 9/10 (I love corsets!)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Watching Sesame Street....and doing laundry so far. Hopefully will hit the grocery store soon. There are tons of books that I want to read but I soooo need to finish my stack of books I have. Must resist going to the book store to get more books..maybe I should hit up the library instead for a bit after I finish my stack of books? Other than books I so need to play catch up on my scrapbooking which is scary. So many things to do and little time to do it!

I want to read this:

As I mentioned before a classmate of mine wants me to make her bracelet so I'm working on that, after two tries, I need to make the string longer to get it accomplished! Grrr. It's also a way to learn too! Hopefully Thursday night or Saturday I can go to a bead learning class - have to see what hubby's schedule is like for work. Wheee. Someone mentioned of selling my bead work online somewhere..perhaps Etsy store?

Yesterday was a busy day - recap of Tuesday:
Went to mommy group - Kiddo played by himself here and there
Did two errands yesterday after mommy group
Had eggrolls for lunch! (yummy)
Played more at home with the kiddo
Kiddo napped for a short bit
Then had to wake him up
Hubby cooked dinner
Played with the boy more, watched Dancing with the Stars
Hubby went to Mac User group last night
Put kiddo to bed, took shower, then went to bed

More to come soon....

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Reading at the moment