Sunday, November 23, 2008

Love and Other Natural Disasters

Love and Other Natural Disasters by Holly Shumas is the story of a woman, Eve, who is 8 months pregnant with her second child, who discovers that her husband is having an emotional affair. Eve must decide whether to forgive him or to get a divorce. The story follows the couple as they face these problems, holidays apart, family struggles and the birth of their daughter. I found the story and relationships very believable. It was a fairly easy read and had some humorous depictions of life with children. Overall, a good book. I recommend it to anyone who is married and has kids. 4 stars.

Just to catch myself up

I'm still taking a blogging break, but I wanted to post the books I've recently read (sorry, no in depth reviews!) so I will remember them and can add them to my 50 book challenge list.

So here's what I've been reading:

The Cure for Modern Life by Lisa Tucker (3 stars)
The Rest of Her Life by Laura Moriarty (4 stars)
Dark Pursuit by Brandilyn Collins (3.5 stars) (ARC, review to follow)
Love and Other Natural Disasters by Holly Shumas (4 stars) (ARC, review to follow)
Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlan (4 stars)
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks (3.5 stars)
Forever Lily by Beth Nonte Russell (3.5 stars) (ARC, review to follow)
Alphabet Weekends by Elizabeth Noble (4 stars)
Big Boned by Meg Cabot (4 stars)
Hidden Truths by Brenda Youngerman (3 stars) (ARC, review to follow)

Children's books:

Lady Flatterley by Linda Wagner (ARC, review to follow)
The Dragonfly Secret by Clea and John Adams (ARC, review to follow)
Hoo, Hoo- Who is in My Tree? by Megan Miller (ARC, review to follow)

I am currently reading Cage of Stars by Jacqueline Mitchard.

So I have 7 reviews to write until I am caught up. After that I'm on reviewing hiatus until after the new year! Hopefully I'll catch up soon.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Thinking of Taking a Break

I am afraid I'm going to have to take a break from my reviewing for awhile. I'm expecting my 3rd child in January and I am busy trying to prepare for the birth. That, along with the holidays coming up, has me stressed and feeling rushed so I think I am going to take a book blog break for awhile. I will no longer review my fun reads for now. I will continue to review the ARCs that I have already received or requested, but I won't be requesting new ARCs at this time. I have a few ARCs to review that I have already read so I hope to post those soon. And I have a few more to read still. I am sorry to have to do this. I just don't feel like I have enough time in the day right now. I will keep up with my ARC obligations though and hopefully my break will be short. In the meantime, stay tuned!