Thursday, June 30, 2011

never to old

When i started reading in like 9th grade I discovered an author that I LOVE! Her name is Sarah Desson. She is a teen author but whenever she comes out with a new book I still read it and love every second of it.

My latest read was "What happened to Goodbye"

It is kind of a teen novel but this fact makes me love it even more. It reminds me of why I started reading. It is one of those predictable books but it has a twist in the ending. It doesn't tell you if she ends up with the boy or if she stays friends with all her new friends but it leaves you in a good spot knowing she is happy. The book is about a girl who loves basketball and her parents love and own a restaurant. Well her parents get a divorce because her mom cheats on her dad with her favorite teams head basketball coach. Well her and her dad start traveling and everywhere she moves she changes her name/ appearance. Preppy, goth, cheerleader, she is completely different from her true self who is just normal... not an extreme anything. Until she gets to the last place and surprise surprise she accidentally starts introducing herself as HERSELF. and blah blah blah she meets a boy, gets real friends, has a mental breakdown, learns to like her mother again and FINDS HERSELF. A lot of other stuff happens but she learns to love herself, her friends, and her family.
 I really connected to this book because I think something happens to everyone at some point in their lives where they lose themselves. But if you have hope I believe you can always FIND YOUR SELF AGAIN.

I really did enjoy this books. It was a quick easy light hearted read. She has many other books that I love and I'm sure I'll talk about them one day but for now that's all.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Chelsea Handler

I just finished reading Chelsea Handlers new book "Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me." It was good, don't get me wrong, but not as good as the other ones.

It wasn't Chelsea writing it was her friends, family, and co-workers writing about things that Chelsea did. The first 3 chapters were hilarious! like pee in your pants funny but after that it kind of went downhill. Which is hard to do. I mean it's about Chelsea Handler she is one of the funniest people ever. I love her if you can't tell. Each chapter is written by a different person the first one is written by Jonny aka "baby bird" which was my favorite!! I just loved him. Chelsea might be one of the meanest/funniest people EVER!! Her pranks/lies are just wrong but oh so funny!! Like telling Brad that they are having a photo shoot of the writers while hes on his honeymoon and he changes his ticket to come back 2 days early before learning that she is lying. ha.

My favorite one was "Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang" It was just about her life. I would catch myself laughing out loud while reading this book. It was about her childhood and her teenage years and her adult years. This book you read something and you have to reread it because you are like there is no way that happened! But it did! HA! I love it. I have nothing to say about this book but READ IT! Please. Its so funny!!

I have also read "My Horizontal Life" The title speaks for itself. HA! Its about all the people Chelsea has slept with. I loved this one. It's so funny and I learned A LOT! Its not very long I think I finished it in 2 days. MUST READ!!!

I haven't read Are you there, Vodka? It's me Chelsea. I know I know I am slacking. I want to but I have always had a read not to. Every time I go to get it there is another book I find that I want more. but I WILL READ IT by the end of summer... I hope.

Basically everyone needs to read ALL of Chelsea Handler's books if not just to laugh you actually learn a lot too. haha! I guess that's all. I hope you enjoyed this post sorry it took sooo long to write it. I will try better next time. Hope everyone has a great day!! Keep on reading!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

don't judge a book by its cover.... oh wait PLEASE DO!

easier said then done but in a books case its okay. So I guess in book lingo its DO JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER! especially in this case! As long as you randomly read books without cute covers. One of my favorite things to do is to go to barnes and noble and just pick random books that look good. I read the back of the book and if I love it I will read either the first page or a page in the middle. Of course I always go for the "pretty" covers first because they stand out but I try to pick up at least a few books that have not so pretty covers. I have to say some of my favorite books are book that aren't the brightest prettiest covers.

A few years ago I was doing just this and I found one of my most favorite books ever. Let me tell you I picked this book up just because the cover was pretty and I am so glad I did.

          Something borrowed!! In case any of you haven't read it or seen the movie that just came out I will give you a back story. Rachel is the typical "good girl" always letting her best friend Darcy take lead because that's how Darcy always like it. Well basically good girl Rachel steels Darcy's fiance , Dex, right from up under her. Dex and Rachel became friends in law school and Rachel introduced Darcy and Dex. Oh I forgot to mention Darcy is mean and self-centered basically a B! and you HATE her in the book. Then a bunch of random stuff happens. Well if you can guess it Rachel gets Dex and as a reader you are happy that's what you want to happen. This is why I loved this book so much because the girl you should HATE because she steels her best friends fiance you love and you are rooting for her because you can tell that her and Dex really love each other and that Rachel is finally happy! The movie actually stays pretty close to the book. Which is good. Ginnifer Goodwin and Kate Hudson play Rachel and Darcy which was a good choice but I didn't hate Darcy as much in the film as I did in the book. Probably because I love Kate Hudson. like LOVE LOVE!

       Then comes something blue with of course is all about Darcy. I didn't think I would even read it but I thought that if there is a chance Rachel and Dex might make an appearance then I'm going to read it. It happened to be really good! After reading it I still didn't love Darcy but I didn't hate her. Something blue is about Darcy going to England and changing and becoming good... blah blah blah. Oh yeah she got pregnant by one of Dex's best friend. Ironic huh. But by the end Darcy really does change and if I didn't HATE her so much in the first book I probably would of liked her a lot more in the 2nd book.Rachel and Dex do show up in something blue but not till the end. Both books had a really good ending that I loved and really ended the book without making it sad that its over!

     Even though the 2nd book was about Darcy I loved both of them. I hope I didn't give to much away. Even after knowing what all I told you, you should still read the books. You still don't know what happened with Rachel and Darcy's friendship. (I left somethings to the book. ha) They are that good! and even better the 2nd and 3rd time reading them! I love all of Emily Griffins books. I think she is a GREAT author who looks at things in a different perspective. Which is good it keeps you guessing and on your toes. Emily has 3 other books other then something borrowed and something blue they are baby proof, love the one you are with, and heart of the matter. All 5 are excellent books. If you haven't read them then i recommend it. As always keep on reading!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


hello, this is my first time blogging... kinda nervous. but here i go. I love books. I didn't really start reading till like 10th grade but i have been reading ever since then. I love each and any kind of book. If one of my friends tells me a book is good then I read it and most of the time if they say its bad then I read it too. One of the reasons I love books so much is they help you get away. There are times when bad things happen to you or you are just having a crap day and you need to get away and let your mind rest well to me that's what books do. I can be having the worst day and get my book and start reading and everything gets better. To me nothing is better then a good book. That you can get lost in and that you fall in love with the characters. That is where my blog name came from. Pages of sunshine because books are sunshine for me and I love the color yellow. So this is what my blog will be about. Books I love, books I hated, book I am reading and have read, and books I want to read. I hope you enjoy and I hope someone reads it. until next time... keep on reading.