Friday, November 27, 2015

Anne of Green Gables

This book was extremely enjoyable. But poor Anne. She has some serious ups and downs in the five years that this book covers.

First off, she's an orphan. She ends up with Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert by sheer accident. They had requested a boy, but ended up with Anne. They talked about sending her back, but decided to keep her.

School has its good times and bad. Being friends occasionally creates strife. Even the end of the book has both happy and not so happy moments.

But I felt like I could really identify with Anne on some level. The book is really about her growing up into a young woman from a girl. Growing up isn't easy - it all has ups and downs. And I found that the young woman that Anne becomes over the course of this book is one that I hope my own girls can aspire to be. Selfless, polite, while still remaining relatively independent.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Dream Reunion

I have continued to thoroughly enjoy this series. Although, this book did leave me a little sad because Sara didn't get quite the resolution that she really wanted.

She dreams that one of her friends from college is planning to burn down his business, but she can't figure out who or what she can do to stop it from happening. I think she struggled a lot with her conscience in this book, both because of who she discovers the dreams are from and because of what she has to do to "help" him with his problem.

There were also a few interesting dreams about what Sara's life could have been like if she had chosen different paths. Those were definitely amusing.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Rebranding

So it's been a while. How have you guys been doing? Life kind of got away from me, although the reading didn't stop. The reading continued, but my posts here ceased. Now I want to get back to that.

But, in this comes a new decision with regards to this blog. I still want to write reviews of the books that I've read, but I also just want to write basic posts about my love of books and how this love affects my everyday life.

So, because of that, I will be slightly changing the purpose of this blog. The name remains the same, because it is who I am.

The reviews remain. That part won't change because that's what this blog started as. But now there will also be posts about books to film that I've watched, memories about reading, posts about my kids (my oldest is just learning how to read and that's so exciting) and books/reading with them. Starting January, I'm also hoping to start personal challenges at the beginning of each month to help me reach my reading goal better every year.

For now, keep an eye out for some new posts this week, including some musings over what kind of challenges I want to attempt for my yearly goals. I'm hoping that this blog can better fit my personal desires of writing, while focusing on my passion for books.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Waking Dream

These books continue to thrill me. Sara Alderson and her powerful, mysterious dreams keep me coming back for more each time.

This book has more than just Sara's family dreaming. There is a new, threatening dreamer. This is a threat not only to Sara and her family but to Brian's career.

I spent most of the book pondering with Sara about who this mysterious threat was. Not only did I not expect the ending, but the new abilities that Sara discovered with the dreams were completely fascinating.

I hope that this series continues to be as intriguing and exciting as the first five have been.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Dream Family

Well, that made me feel all the feels. I spent a lot of this book tearing up. Plus, anger and outrage. Sara gets arrested for something she didn't do. Being in jail for 24 hours breaks her, and I can't blame her for completely shutting down. But reading how Sara  has to fix the part of her that broke was hard.

I have really gotten attached to all these characters.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Dream Child

This series is really addictive. Sara gets more interesting with each book. Not only that, but now her daughter Lizzie is having these same dreams about things that they have to fix, so everyone has to work together just to solve the mystery about the scary man in the big black car.

I'm interested in what happens in the next book, because it sounds really dramatic. Plus, it feeds my addiction for the books in this series.