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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What We're Reading #8

Welcome to our 8th "What We're Reading" party!!

Ricki Jill and I are your hosts and we're so glad you've joined us.

Please link up your latest reading post - we love hearing what you've been reading lately.
The party will be up until the 25th so you've got time!

This past month I've read quite an eclectic group of books.

My sweet friend Michelle sent Snow Flower and the Secret Fan to me. 
We had been out of touch with for years, but thanks to facebook we're now re-connected and I'm receiving gems in the mail!
I enjoyed this read about friendship and love in rural China in the 19th century.
I refuse to see the movie because I've heard it absolutely pales in comparison.
I've got this author on my to-read list.

Next up was the Litwits' September book (my local super-fun book club).
We read the memoir Shattered Dreams:  My Life as a Polygamist's Wife.
This is not a book I would have picked up on my own, which I think is a benefit of being in a book club. 
I found myself feeling frustrated, disillusioned, and hopeful while reading this book. 
It was hard for me to get into, but by half-way through I was pretty hooked.

And yes, I am finally reading the Twilight series, and now I finally get it.
I wanted to read the books before the last book's movie comes out in November and my Chick Flick Club goes to see it. 
Then I found out they're turning the last book into two movies so I have a year!

It took me two weeks to get past the second chapter of the first book - Twilight.
Once I gave it another try, though, I found myself hooked.
While I sometimes feel the need to kick Bella in the tush, I am enjoying this series.
(Team Cullen!)

And am on the 3rd book now!

So please link up below and let us know what you've been reading!

Happy Reading!
~~ Bonnie & Ricki Jill


Kristen said...

I'm glad that you are finally reading Twilight. Just keep in mind that Bella is a 17 year old, didn't we all need to be kicked at that age? :)

Kendra said...

How fun! I love good book suggestions!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I have not read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, but I have it, and I think it's at the lake. I want to read it because I have heard great things about it. I am so happy you are liking the Twilight series. If you want to get a better perspective on Bella, read Midnight Sun from Edward's POV. I have to admit I am Team Jacob, though ;P

I still want you to read the Mortal Instruments Series, Bonnie. I think it is the best YA series out there!!!

Thanks for hosting this month, and I wanted to tell you that our internet has been sketchy today!!!

We have had tons of thundershowers and storms, and we have Charter Cable and internet.

Ricki Jill


Wow, this party looks like fun! I love reading, I will prepare for next time! Thank you for your visit Ricky Jill, and for your lovely comments; like you when I was young I loved brown with anything too, Alexandra will probably get bored because strong color walls tend to do that! Lots of hugs, FABBY


Ricky, do you know what's wrong with google?, I've been having so much problems with commenting some of them just don't go and I feel so bad!! Hugs, FABBY

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love this post and have looked forward to it! I wish I had a good book review to share! I need to work on that! ♥

Smallgood said...

I've had Snow Flower for a few years but not read it yet. I've heard so many good things about it.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Sorry I am late here but we had no internet connection thanks to a storm for four days and I am now catching up! Lisa See is a writer I enjoy as well, Shattered Dreams is unfamiliar to me and Stephanie Meyer does not appeal at all. I wonder what you will make of my latest read which I have linked to.