Monday, December 6, 2010

What I'm Reading

I thought I'd share with some of you what I've been reading lately and perhaps get a few ideas from you on what you've been reading.

Some Girls: My Life in a Harem by Jillian Lauren

I was not impressed with this book at all. Basically the book is about a young girl living in NYC who is first a stripper, then call girl, then spends time in the harem of Prince Jefri in Brunei. Something about this book just got under my skin and I really just wanted to slap the author while reading her personal experiences. She comes off as very selfish, bored and unwilling to do something to better her life.

The Kommandant's Girl by Pam Jenoff

I saw this on a post by DAR and thought it and it's companion book (The Diplomat's Wife, which I have yet to read) sounded good. Like DAR mentioned, it was a little predictable, but I've always been interested in the WWII period, so I really liked this book. The book follows Emma, a newly married girl who happens to be Jewish and her experiences working for the Nazis while also working secretly for the Resistance.

Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland by Gerald Clark

I really like reading biographies, but sometimes after I read one, I regret it because I find out sides to people that I'd rather not know about. This book was one of those reads. I had a certain idea about Judy Garland and this book blew that to bits. Still an interesting read, just not what I expected the life of Judy Garland to be like.

Any good books you've read lately?


Mrs. H said...

Soooo i think you need to come to my new blog and read the "how I met my husband" post. I'm working on an email for you too! So much to catch up on, I'm back reading your blog! :)

Kebi Cedawna said...

I'm working on reading "Wicked" right now. Tarra & I saw it at the Tulsa PAC a week or two ago for the second time. I had hoped to have the book finished beforehand, but with schoolwork, that hasn't happened. I absolutely love the play though!
Since I've been driving often for school, I've listened to the "Immortals" series by Alyson Noel on audiobook. It's a sci-fi/fantasy series. I'm also working on book 6 of the Sookie Stackhouse series.
I love when you recommend good books, keep the reviews coming.

♥ Annie ♥ said...

Right now I'm reading "Mini Shopaholic" by Sophie Kinsella & "Decision Points" by George W. Bush in between my required school texts. I can't wait for my upcoming break so I can read more. I'll have to check out your recommendations :)