Friday, July 22, 2011

the quotable rogue review

I received "The Quotable Rogue: The Ideals of Sarah Palin In Her Own Words" edited by Matt Lewisfrom   This is a small book with quotes of Sarah Palin.  It is seperated into subjects for example:  family, education, gun control, and Tina Fey.  This book is a collection of positive statements made by her from 2007 to 2010.
I am a fan of Sarah Palin and I tend to agree with her on most of her ideas and opinions.  Whether she should run for presidency or not is for a different blog.  I did not, however, enjoy this book.  Most of it was stuff I already knew.  It read like a stalker's diary.  I can't even really say why this book would be written or why one would want to read it.  It sounded good.  I liked the quotes.  But putting them together in a book was not a good idea.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

the sweetest thing review

I received "The Sweetest Thing" by Elizabeth Musser for free from Bethany House Publishing.  This is the first Elizabeth Musser book I have read.  I have heard of her and seen many of her books, but this is my first.  I am now a fan.  I really liked this book.  It is a mystery/romance/faith book.  That would describe it best.  It isn't really much of either of the descriptions on its own.  I figured out the villian right away, so the mystery won't keep you on the edge of your seat.  The romance was pretty obvious they would wind up together, so that wasn't riviting either.  The faith was a reoccuring and well written story line however.  It was so.....human.  Every thought the girls had had relaying to God, was one that most humans would have thought at some point. 
The Sweetest Thing is about two high school girls who become friends despite their differences and the experiences they have during senior year in the 1930's in Atlanta.  They fall in and out of love, they fall in and out of faith, and of course they save the day.  I will be reading more of Musser and I think you should too.