- member since March 21, 2009
Lauren R’s last login was Thursday, May 31, 2012.
Hey. You should watch the newest season. If you have Netflix it's on there.
Wow, you and I really do have books in common, huh? I've read Dreamland and really loved it! It's one of those books that make you feel anxious throughout the day, y'know? I found that as I was just shopping or whatever I was thinking about the story and feeling a bit sick to the stomach, even though it was FICTION!!!!! Libba Bray hmmmmm, maybe I just didn't try hard enough. This is the thing with me: I quite often don't wait long enough to see how a story develops, but it's just that there are so many I want to read, that it has to capture my interest straight away or I move on. NO PATIENCE AT ALL!!!!! Amazing I ever managed to find a husband given this very short attention span!!! LOL He's a honey, just to clarify! hehe Hmmmm not sure where that came from!!!!!!
I tried the Libba Bray book with the bikini chick on the cover with ammo strapped around her....can't remember the title. Perhaps I'll just try again!
And if But I Love Him was like Dreamland I def want to read it! It's just hard to get hold of things these days. It's a supply and demand thing post quakes with so many shops either closed in the red zone or demolished and still the same number of shoppers out there! Everything gets picked over pretty quickly :(
Lucky you going to France!!!!! NZ is so remote it costs a huuuuuge fortune just for the air fares, so we all tend to go to Aussie or the Pacific Islands or maybe Asia.
Have a brilliant time!!! Will let you be til you get back.
Brilliant! Along a similar theme of terminal illness and life changing events (think Fault in our Stars) I like Lurlene McDaniel as an author. Not all her books are fantastic, but all of them are thought-provoking, dealing with issues such as terminal illness, sexual abuse at the hands of a teacher, hit and run accident etc.
I also love Laura Weiss (her latest, Ordinary Beauty was fantastic!), NZ author David Hills, and Dianne Armstrong - check out my favourites!
Where are you in the world by the way?
We're doing ok here, thanks, but it's not the quick recovery I think the world expected to see. (I think our Feb quake was the third most expensive natural disaster in the world since the '70's - in monetary value, I mean.) But onwards and upwards, right?
I love Chch and won't move. My boys Liam (16 next week) and Paddy (nearly 12) are happy here and my Dad is here.
Talk soon? Will have a better look at your shelf after I've done some work!
I love your shelf! I saw you rated Paper Towns just now. I tried to read that some time back and just couldn't get into it :( My son read it at the same time and just loved it!!! I want to give it another try because I've just finished John Green's The Fault in our Stars and it was the best book of the year for me!!!!! I listened to it on audio, actually, and it's not on the shelves here yet (NZ) though I know it has been released. (We are particularly slow to get any new releases at the moment because of our very slow quake recovery.) Living in Christchurch is an exercise in patience and stamina!!!! LOL
Anyway, I'd love to be your friend on shelfari and follow your reading if that's ok? Reading means the world to me too!!! It was one of the very greatest gifts my Mum gave me (she's dead now) and I'm grateful for it every day! (And I don't care that people roll their eyes at that!!!!! LOL)
I would definitely recommend The Watcher. I'll check out Dog Sense sometime. Any other suggestions? Because I recommend Right Behind You by Gail Giles. It's about a boy named Wade/Kip who set fire to a seven year old. It shows how he deals with his guilt, and who helps him through it. I really liked it.