Saturday, August 15, 2009

Japanese Literature Challenge 3

Isn't that a beautiful picture? I couldn't deny myself this challenge, because I love Japanese Literature so much! Dolce Bellezza is hosting the challenge and for the official rules and time click here.
I only have two books on my list thus far, but I hope to have more to follow.
1. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
2. Eat, Sleep, Sit by Kaoru Nonomura

R.I.P. Challenge IV

Yay! I have been looking forward to this challenge for some time now. To see the official rules and to sign up, click on the link here.
For this particular challenge, I am joining in on Peril the First. I will be reading four books. They are as follows:

1. Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

2. Coraline by Neil Gaiman

3. The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe

4. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Firefly Lane

Title: Firefly Lane
Author: Kristin Hannah
Pages: 479
Genre: Fiction, Chick-Lit
Rating: 4/5

I know, I know! I have been totally MIA lately, and have been lacking in the review department. I have been reading though. I read the whole Twilight series, which I have chosen NOT to review.

I have been really sick and tired and BUSY, but now that my energy is back, I am back in the full swing of things, and ready to be reviewing the books that I have read, and need to get my butt in gear to reach my 100 books in 2009 reading goal! I am no where near that!

Now to the review:

Firefly Lane follows the lives of two girls, Tully and Kate, who meet while in eighth-grade. They could not be more opposite. Tully lives with her grandmother most of the time, but occasionally, she lives with her flaky mother, Cloud, who is a hippie and cares more about drugs than her own daughter. Kate is an introvert, who is a little socially awkward, and lives with her perfectly normal family. They meet when Tully moves in across the street from Kate. The friendship starts off by happenstance, but they quickly develop a trust in each other.

Through the 70's until present day, we follow Tully and Kate through their lives struggles and triumphs. Marriages and relationships, and everything in between.

The story is very endearing and reminded me of the relationship between my best friend and myself. I cried like a baby, but I am sure it is the influx of hormones in my body right now, but I loved the book. I recommend this book especially when one can relate to a close relationship like having a lifelong best friend.