Every so often I like to spotlight and interesting picture from one of my favorite websites aptly named “Bookshelf” It’s creator combs the web for the most funky, futuristic and altogether fabulous bookshelves. My newest find of choice is called Rope Bridge for obvious reasons. I like the wave effect rather then just a boring straight line. Comments? Thoughts?
P.S. Click the picture to visit the site and see the cool designs for yourself.
By Katherine Center
Get Lucky is the touching third novel for author Katherine Center (Everyone Is Beautiful, The Bright Side of Disaster) that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Sarah Carter is a former advertising executive who recently got canned due to a inappropriate, albeit funny email being accidentally forwarded to her entire companies staff. So, with her tail between her legs she heads home to Texas where she hopes to find a new career and a new start.
Sarah’s sister and her husband have been trying to have children for a few years with no success and on the drive back to her home she tells Sarah she has decided to give up and possibly consider adopting. Sarah asks if there are any other options and learns about being a surrogate. After talking it over with her sister she decides she will be her sisters! They work out a deal where she will have free room and board in their guest bedroom and the extra time as the babies grow she can use to figure out what she wants to do after giving birth.
Now as we all know pregnancy is not easy and being that your technically not carrying your own children, but those that belong to someone else makes it even more complicated. Couple that with raging hormones and an ex now working for her brother-in-laws company you have yourself a pretty tasty literary meal.
Katherine once again has created an engaging novel that shines a light on the process of surrogacy and showcases the unbreakable bonds of family and just how much we would put ourselves through for them. I suggest picking up this book as you will thoroughly enjoy it.
5 out of 5
By Beth Kendrick
Beth Kendrick author of The Pre-nup has come out with what I believe is he best novel yet called Second Time Around.
Brooke, Jamie, Caitlin, Anna and Arden are five former literature majors from Thurwell College. Having graduated a decade earlier the group are still close friends who get together every year to catch up and heckle one another about their younger days. I myself tried my hand a lit minor, but unfortunately my love of reading does not extend to many of the classics. Arden, a few months after the last reunion succumbs to the Lupus which she was diagnosed with shortly before graduation. The silver lining, however, is that she leaves each of her surviving friends 250k to follow their dreams.
Brooke decides to buy Henley House, the groups old dorm and turn it into a bed and breakfast. Cait decides to use it as living expenses money while she takes a sabbatical from a horribly romantically complicated professorship to start writing a novel. Anna decides after some conceiving drama to take a break from her life and her husband and move into HH with the others and try her hand at a catering business. Jamie decides to join the group as well but for reasons unknown shreds her check and decides to try following her dream of event planning without the financial assist. All of the ladies dreams do not come without there fair share of drama, but hopefully having each other to lean on will lead them all to success.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book it kept a great pace and I can see a little of myself in all the characters. Definitely a great book to add to your spring/summer reading list.
5 out of 5
Reading my way through a couple books to review, both are by authors whose other books I have enjoyed. One is called Second Time Around by Beth Kendrick who also wrote the Pre-nup. The second is Get Lucky by Katherine Center who also wrote Life Is Beautiful (which I have read) & The Bright Side of Disaster (which I have not read). I reviewed both the Pre-nup and LIB for LoveReads previously, but since that site is now offline I will re-post them again during this week on here. That way everyone can be brought up to speed about these awesome titles before being introduced to new ones.
Also, I finally got my own internet so no more randomly going offline for days at a time, unless the hardware breaks down of coarse! Now that I have a trustworthy connection I will try my best to post more, it really all depends on how many interesting tidbits I gather over a given week. I keep a pretty thorough list of sites which I get some interesting bookish news, but still could use a few more so if anybody has any good links for Chick Lit publishing news or authors etc that they’d like to share please feel free to comment or email me!
Sorry for not posting past few days. Trying to work some internet issues out so signals been spotty. Good news though, recently WordPress came out with a blackberry app! So, now even if my computer has no connection I can still publish through my phone! Hopefully this will cut down on long spaces of time between postings. So, back to work! Nothing like a cops marathon to help the work go by faster. *grin* Hope everyones having a great weekend and if your on east coast like me are enjoying the awesome weather!
A couple years ago I found this great blog that showcases different styles of bookshelves. Being a reader I was immediately intrigued about how creatively they can be built. It’s something to think about, having a place for your books that also makes a statement.
My pick for this post is more functional then a treat for the eyes. It is called Duo and from the looks of it doesn’t take up to much space and fits a decent amount of books. Now, I do not know if there is a weight limit of some sort of not, but I think it would be useful for small spaces where you would want to have a book waiting for you. The bathroom perhaps? Where would you put it?