Saturday, December 8, 2007

Book Review 12 &13

Title: The Book of Bight Ideas
By: Sandra Kring
Pages: 320

Book Description: Wisconsin, 1961. Evelyn “Button” Peters is nine the summer Winnalee and her fiery-spirited older sister, Freeda, blow into her small town–and from the moment she sees them, Button knows this will be a summer unlike any other.

Much to her mother’s dismay, Button is fascinated by the Malone sisters, especially Winnalee, a feisty scrap of a thing who carries around a shiny silver urn containing her mother’s ashes and a tome she calls “The Book of Bright Ideas.” It is here, Winnalee tells Button, that she records everything she learns: her answers to the mysteries of life. But sometimes those mysteries conceal a truth better left buried. And when a devastating secret is suddenly revealed, dividing loyalties and uprooting lives, no one–from Winnalee and her sister to Button and her family–will ever be the same.

What I thought: Cute book Somewhat, predictable ending.

I give this book 3.2 out of 5


Title: He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys
By: Greg Behrendt, Liz Tuccillo
Pages: 224

Book Description: He's Just Not That Into You is provocative, hilarious, and, above all, intoxicatingly liberating. It deserves a place on every woman's night table. It knows you're a beautiful, smart, funny woman who deserves better. The next time you feel the need to start "figuring him out," consider the glorious thought that maybe He's just not that into you. And then set yourself loose to go find the one who is.

What I thought: Very funny, so true. But do I understand guys any better? Maybe, maybe not. Still. A good read... and even if you aren't in an of these situations, chances are you know someone who is!

I give this book 3.9 out of 5

Update August 2009, I liked the movie better!

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