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The Five People You Meet in Heaven
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With the recent passing of my father, this is one book I 'needed' to read. I was gob smacked my eldest son even thought about buying me this book for xmas, let alone actually surprising me with it on xmas day.
This was a wonderful little book, with a lot of meaning to it. It helps you to understand why certain things happen to you in life, and how we are all connected.
This book is basically about a man who dies, and is met by five people, who in some way affected how he lived his life. Some are family while others are strangers. I really can't go on to tell you more, as you have to read it for yourselves. All I can say is, I found the book left me wanting more. I wish the book had been bigger so I could go on reading. It's a light read and some people would finish it in a day.
It's a very comforting read and one worth having in your book pile to be read.
Leona Lewis - CD
15 New from
I was really looking forward to this album. I love Leona, she has a fantastic voice. One of the best in the whole world. But sadly I am disappointed with this album. Most of it's dreary love songs. I was expecting something a lot more powerful from her. I'm not keen on most of the album. I wish they had put 'Over the Rainbow' on there.
I was hoping this album could blow the likes of Christina Aguilera (who is a fantastic singer) away, but it doesn't seem to be in the same league, not in strength of vocals, but just the songs on this album aren't 'great'.
This is of course just my opinion, and loads of other people will love this album. I am sure Leona's second album will be much better.
The Vampire Lestat
After reading Interview with the Vampire, I was really looking forward to reading the second in this series. The Vampire Lestat is, Lestat's story, his side of events that took place and how he became a vampire. This book was really fun to read, it was gripping in places and emotional. I've become really fond of Lestat, whereas, in Interview with the vampire, from Louis point of view he's a unkind.
Reading this book I could visualise easily the scenery and events taking place, I loved reading how becoming a vampire affected him, and I really liked reading about his relationship with Gabrielle. I'm really looking forward to the next installment which is The Queen of the Damned.
A really good read!
Enrique Iglesias - CD
8 New from
Decided to get this as I like some of Enrique's songs. Anyway, after listening to this album once I was blown away. This album is brilliant, sexy, fun and beautiful! I love his ballads.
He's certainly talented.
Fergie - CD
12 New from
I decided to buy this after I had heard a couple of Fergie's songs in the charts. I wasn't really a fan of the Black Eyed Peas, although I liked a couple of their songs.Anyway, I got the album and really like it. There's a couple of songs I don't care for (like the rap singles). But most are really good.
Female artists who go solo from groups, seem to do well.
The Other Eden
17 New from
I was very kindly sent this book for 'free' by Snowbooks, and as soon as it came through the post, I began reading it. I loved the cover of this book and knew I was in for a treat.
It's the first time I have read a novel like this. I am a big fan of Historical fiction, but I have never read a novel that contained information on Classical music. I'm not really even a fan of Classical music and yet, I found myself completely taken in with this book.
The author described the surroundings with a lot of detail and I was taken in by the story, I felt as though I was there with them, and I was living Eleanor's life with her, going through each trial in trying to solve her Mothers past. In the chapters when Alexander and Eleanor played the Piano together and also at other times on their own, I was taken in by this and I was able to visualise the effect the music had on them, it seemed to reach out to me. This was one of my most favourite parts of the book. I'm now considering listening to some Classical music. See what this novel has done to me! ;)
I could go on to describe lots more about this book, both Eve and Elizabeth play an important part in this novel, but to go on would only give the plot away and possibly ruin it for others.
For me this book was a beautiful love story that I didn't want to end, but it was also sad. If you like novels that contain history, hauntings, suspense and romance, then this book is for you.
This is one of the best books I have read this year. I will definitely be reading more by this author.
The King (2CD)
Elvis Presley - CD
8 New from
Absolutely brilliant! I remembered growing up with songs of Elvis as my mum often played them. She was the big fan, and although I liked him I wasn't crazy about him until now.... I got this album, and was blown away! I can see why he was so successful. Now I sort of feel like I was born too late. I would have loved to have been around when he was in his prime!
So much better than the modern trash that's out today!
Go buy it! :)
7 New from
I borrowed this book from my sis, after she had read it and loved it. I'd seen some other people I know have read it too, so I wanted to check it out. It's the first book I've read from this author.This is one book I will not allow my sis to sell at one of her boot sales, it has to stay on her book shelf!!!! LOL
As you can tell I loved this book. I wasn't quite sure what to expect at first? I knew it was about The Wicked Witch of the West from the movie The Wizard of Oz, we all loved so much as children. As I read the book I began to fall in love with Elphaba, and I loved reading about every minute of her life in this novel. I also became really fond of Fiyero, Glinda, Nanny and Doctor Dillamond. Basically I loved them all really! Except the Wizard........ Hmmmm.
This novel is different to the movie, and it is really a book for adults, and is a tale from the side of: The Wicked Witch of the West. For me this book was a light, enjoyable, cosy read. It was a book that I loved snuggling up to on my bed or in the bath to read. I just loved entering their world. However, I know that some people have said it wasn't a light read for them as it contained political issues (personally I hate politics in real life). I guess this is where we all differ, and what a boring place it would be if we all agreed on everything.
There wasn't a boring moment in this book, it was exciting, emotionally moving and funny.I haven't seen the Musical, may be one day I will?
So to sum this book up, it was and is.. EXCELLENT!I'll be reading more from this author! ;)
15 New from
Being a Joanne Harris fan, I was really looking forward to reading this book. One of the things I like in her books is she rights about paganism. She is my most favourite author of pagan fiction. However, this is not one of my favourite books.
I liked the main character Juliette, I felt for her at times and was enjoying her story. I felt like I could connect with her and visualise what was going on around her. I really liked her.
Lemerle, I didn't connect with. I found his part in the story interesting and wanted to read more, but he didn't 'grab' me.
The abby with the other Nuns, I didn't really feel I could connect with. I found this part of the story hard to get into.
Basically the story is set in the seventeenth century when witch trials were taking place. Juliette who is part of a traveling circus, is forced to take cover in an Abby with her daughter Fleur. Lemerle a man, from her past turns up and he takes Fleur away from her mother. Juliette's struggle to get her daughter back begins.
I'm glad I read this book, there were times I felt it was boring in places and hard to get into. But, there was something there that made me want to pick the book up to find out more. So I kept with it.
So to sum it up, it was an OK read. Not one of my favourites. One that will sit on my shelf till I read it again. I sort of feel like this is the sort of book I'd enjoy more the second time around.
The Boleyn Inheritance
18 New from
Being a fan of Philippa Gregory's novels, I was really looking forward to reading this book. I always find her Tudor novels a treat to read, and know I'm in for something special.I enjoyed reading about Anne of Cleaves and Katherine Howard, I hadn't read a novel with them in it before. Another thing I liked about this book, was we got to see another side to Jane Boleyn. I actually felt sorry for her in this book, while in The Other Boleyn Girl I hated her.Kathrine Howard in this novel I did find a little irritating, as her immaturity got to me, but I know the author was trying to show how young she was and her immaturity compared to the grown up court.
As I've read Philippa's Tudor novels, I've learnt more about history by going on the true historical facts. Henry VIII was not a nice man at all, he was to be feared and thank god those times are past.
So, here I get to sum the book up and I have to say I did enjoy it, although I was irritated a little by Katherine Howard. It's not my favourite novel in the Tudor series, it comes third to The Other Boleyn Girl and The Constant Princess. The Virgins Lover and The Queens Fool, follow.