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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Books I've Read in September

90. Pemberly - Emma Tennant
89. These Three Remain* - Pamela Aidan
88. Duty and Desire* - Pamela Aidan
87. An Assembly Such as These* - Pamela Aidan
86. The Confessions of Fitzwilliam Darcy - Mary Street
85. Zoya by Danielle Steel
84. Fielding, Joy - Grand Avenue 5♥

Whoa...I think I've outdone myself by reading about Mr. Darcy here. I think my favorite is Mary Street's Confessions. It's short and sweet. I would sometimes get lost in Pamela Aidan's series because of new characters she introduced.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Zoya by Danielle Steel

Zoya
by Danielle Steel
Published in 1989

I read this book in early 90s. Last night, I watch the movie with Melisa Gilbert in it. My mother and I enjoyed watching it thoroughly.

In the Philippines, she's one of the most common authors that made it there. So, I made it a habbit to read her books whenver I see them. I especially like this book because it's both sad, and triumphant. I cried in many places. It touched my heart.

Zoya is a countess from Russia who had to move to France during the revolution. Her grandma kept her safe, and the rest of her family were slaughtered. From living in grand palaces to a tiny room in Paris, she kept her wonderful spirit. She has a happy love life, but they just don't last very long. Personally, I think it's Rasputin's curse.

Have you read this book? Wha did you think of it?

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Letters from a Desperate Dog by Eileen Christelow



I can't believe how fast he's growing. Almost 2 and a half. He hasn't mastered the art of talking quite yet, but it doesn't stop him from trying. Yesterday, he was standing on my knees and called out to his siblings. "Look at me, Yoel." I was so tickled.

When we were reading Letters from a Desperate Dog by Eileen Christelow, he's reading right there alongside me. It's like an echo. When I realized this, I read in shorter sentences to give him time to catch up. Now, he can't wait 'til we read to the kids next. He'll come to me with a book and say, "Come everybody, time to read." Then he echoes alongside me for the duration of the story. My children loves this story of a dog who is desperate to please his master who always seems to be bellowing about something or the other. We've read this book many times since we 'discovered' it a few days ago.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Books and Movies in August

August was a fun month. I get to read lots of wonderful books. Saw a lot of movies with my kids, but mostly with my husband on a date.

August Books:
83. Child, Lee - Killing Floors* 4♥
82. Flynn, Vince - Transfer of Power* 5♥
81. Lindsey, Johanna - Marriage Most Scandalous* 4♥
80. Child, Lee - The Enemy* 4♥
79. Steel, Danielle - Toxic Bachelors* 4♥
78. Beaton, MC - Death of a Maid* 3♥
77. Card, Orson Scott - Ender’s Game 5♥
76. King, Stephen - Stationary Bike 3♥
75. Kenyon, Sherilyn - Acheron (Dark-Hunter, Book 12) 5♥
74. JR Ward - Lover Enshrined 5♥

August Movies:
80. Only You - Marisa Tomei
79. Death Sentence - Kevin Beacon
78. She’s the Man - Amanda Bynes
77. Traitor* - Don Cheadle
76. Henry Poole is Here* - Luke Wilson
75. Sharpe’s Eagle - Sean Bean
74. Martian Child - John Cusack
73. Tropic Thunder* - Ben Stiller
72. Pineapple Express* - James Franco, Seth Rogen
71. Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants* - Alexis Bledel
70. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor* - Brandon Fraser
69. 3:10 to Yuma - Christian Bale, Russell Crowe
68. Nims Island - Gerard Butler, Jodi Foster