Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Early Mockingjay Catches the Worm

Have you read these books yet? Well, I have devoured the first two books, and the third and final book in the trilogy, Mockingjay, came out last night at midnight.

I have been on hold at the library since March. As of yesterday, there were 177 people on hold, I was number 32. I actually got invited to a midnight release party at the library, and I really wanted to go, but I would have flown solo and decided not to. I missed out on a free gift bag and costume contest. Bummer.

Anywho. There are 140 people in town who will be waiting a while before getting this book. Me? I'm walking down there right now to pick up my copy. It is true what they say (about the early bird getting the worm). 

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Review: The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale

Becky is seven months pregnant with her fourth child when she meets her dream actor Felix Callahan by chance. Twelve hours, one elevator ride, and one alcohol-free dinner later something has happened, though nothing has happened… it isn't sexual. It isn't even quite love. But soon Felix shows up in the Utah 'burbs to visit and before they know what's hit them, Felix and Becky are best friends. Really. Becky's husband is pretty cool about it. Her children roll their eyes. Her best (girl)friend can't get her head around it. But Felix (think Colin Firth) and Becky have something special… something unusual, something completely impossible to sustain. Or is it?- Amazon.com

The Actor and the Housewife was wildly entertaining. The dialoge between Becky and Felix is hilarious and makes me wish I was just as witty. The book covers a huge time span (11 years I think...?) which is difficult to do in one novel. Unfortunately I found some parts to be a little slow and had to muscle through. Other parts, however, were touching and yes I shed some tears (some because I was laughing so hard).

A recommended read if you enjoy LDS fiction/comedy.

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