The things my dog chews up…

So I know this is TOTALLY unrelated at all to a book review, but I had to share.  So, in my very first post I talked about my dog, a Siberian Husky, who is not just an animal, but is like my son.  Well, so then my SON decided that he wasn’t happy about being left at home yesterday and I came home to find this:

Whaaaaat? Me? ...you think...I did this?

hmm...howling will make her think I didn't do it...

Crap...she knows it's me. Dang it!

It’s so hard to keep a straight face at this kid…I swear.

What am I going to do when I have real kids?

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Ok, so this is not a book I go screaming out to people “READ!!!” as it’s got zombies in it.  People are a little iffy with zombies…but then again people were like that with sparkly vampires before Twilight …meh…I guess some still are.

Title: The Forest of Hands and Teeth (book 1 of the trilogy)

Author: Carrie Ryan

Summary:

In Mary’s world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?

My take:

So I had heard a few good things about this book and started reading it thinking, this should be interesting.  I read it in 3 sittings.  Interesting turned out to be a good and exciting read!  Don’t get me wrong, it’s got the love triangle and the fickle girl who doesn’t know what she wants.  *sigh  What teenage girl REALLY knows what they want right?  Right?

For me…it wasn’t really creepy, wasn’t scary, and it didn’t give me nightmares.  So if that’s what you’re looking for…sorry.  The story is based around a girl named Mary.  She lives in a little town in the middle of the forest surrounded by fences to keep the “Unconsecrated” out.  She sees a picture that her mother has…it’s got a big and blue looking thing called the “ocean” filled with tons and tons of water.  Which is ridiculous, since all she has ever seen is the forest.  An event happens and it all goes terribly wrong and she finds herself along with a few friends defending themselves in the Forest of Hands and Teeth.  Dun, dun dun!!!!

So zombies…or not?  That is what you must decide.  If you read it, let me know what you think.  I see mixed reviews everywhere…so it may be one of those books you like or hate.  meh…like sparkly vampires

The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder

I actually enjoyed this book.  It was a VERY quick read.  I tend to read quickly anyways, but this only ended up taking me like a couple of hours!

Title:The Day Before

Author: Lisa Schroeder

The Summary:

Amber’s life is spinning out of control. All she wants is to turn up the volume on her iPod until all of the demands of family and friends fade away. So she sneaks off to the beach to spend a day by herself.

Then Amber meets Cade. Their attraction is instant, and Amber can tell he’s also looking for an escape. Together they decide to share a perfect day: no pasts, no fears, no regrets.

The more time that Amber spends with Cade, the more she’s drawn to him. And the more she’s troubled by his darkness. Because Cade’s not just living in the now—he’s living each moment like it’s his last.

My take:

This book is written in prose.  This means it is written more in a verse stanza format rather than the normal paragraph, chapter by chapter, setting we’re all used to reading.  The story reflects around a girl named Amber who is dealing with a crazy abnormality in her life which leads her to wanting a day by herself.  No friends, no family hanging around, just a day to clear her head.  While on her own she meets Cade and the two of them instantly become friends.  You read and finally come to understand what circumstances have driven both of them to want to be by themselves on that fateful day and genuinely feel for the characters.

If you’re looking for a quick read, something that gets right to the point, no fluff and details, this is a great book.  It was a good “break” for me between books, I’d recommend it.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8922087-the-day-before

 
Here are a couple snippits from the book that I really enjoyed, hopefully you will too!

~Myst

Hello….is it me you’re looking for?

So, like my “about me” section states:

I am a female.

I own a Siberian Husky, he is my child, he is not JUST a dog.

I’m married to a man and have been successful in this for the past 3 almost 4 years.

I have way too much treasure junk than my apartment can handle.

I read books that are not for my age group, YA fiction is the best!

I know Starbucks barristas by name at my local Starbucks.

I was born in Texas, married in Texas, will raise my kids in Texas, and God-willing will die in Texas.

*clears throat*

Now that we’ve gotten all THAT out of the way.  I’m not quite sure as to how this blog will turn out.  My poor blogger acct is basically dead and my live journal acct hasn’t seen any action in quite a while.  🙂  Any hints or helpful ideas would be great.  Otherwise, you’re going to end up with a website chalked full of stuff that I like and hopefully other people will like too!

~Myst