Thursday, March 13, 2014

Book a Week - End of Week 1

Book 1 - The Haunting of Hill House

OK, this book sucks.  Seriously.  It is ridiculously slow and monotonous.  You'd think a good psychological thriller would be just that - good.  How is it that this book is recommended as a great book?  It took me forever to actually get into it.  I fell asleep more than once, and I never fall asleep while reading.  Some people read to relax and fall asleep, I read to engage my brain.  It says so much about a book when it puts me to sleep.

The book is overly wordy.  Not intelligent wordy or even elementary wordy, just too many words.  It's a short book as it is, but even that it's too many words.  Maybe it would have been better to keep it as a short story - a chapter or two at most.

I'm not sure what book 2 will be.  I've got a couple here to choose from already, however I'm also seriously considering House of Cards.  I finished season 2 on Netflix last night.  Talk about a man you LOVE to hate, Francis Underwood is exactly that man.  I want to find out what happens next!!

For those of you out there that want to give Haunting of Hill House a try out, here's a link to it on Amazon.  You can get it in paperback or on the Kindle.  Or don't waste money on it (seriously) and get it from the library.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A Book A Week

Well I suppose this is one way to get back into the habit of blogging again.  

I'm committing to reading a book a week from this point forward (so the first week of March).  
This week I'm reading The Haunting of Hill House and may move on to one of the other two books I picked up today at the library - The Exorcist or American Psycho.  
Yeah there's a pattern.  I read an article on buzzfeed about the scariest books you should read and those were on it

I got the idea for this from an article on Huffington Post a book a week 

We'll see how it goes.  When I'm done with each book, I'll write a post about what I thought of it.  

Maybe this will get me posting regularly, with photos and all that kind of stuff.  I will say that if I post photos and the house looks a mess in the background, don't freak out.  We have 9 people living in this house right now.  So there is a lot of LIVING going on here.  We keep it sanitary and picked up as much as possibly but in no way is it ever going to look like Better Homes & Gardens.  Just to give you all a heads up.  

I hope you all have a great rest of the week.  I'm off work until Monday.  The college is on spring break so no evening hours to work.  

I am planning that we'll be able to do some pictures with all of the kids the first week of April.  Then I'll be able to put up a new header photo.  Here's hoping that the weather cooperates!  I want the photos as a Mother's Day gift for my mom.  I've talked to my sister (need to pass it by my brother) and we're going to get all of the grand kids together (my 7 equal all of my sibling's kids combined!) to do a large photo that way too.  

Prayers and Blessings Everyone.