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What Linc is Reading: Hippos Go Berserk by Sandra Boynton

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This is just one of our favorites.

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If you are a parent and have yet to discover Sandra Boynton books.

Find them!

They are awesome.

This story is cute and it deals with counting.

I must read this book to Linc every other day.

He loves it and so do I.

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What I Read: The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

LOVE LOVE LOVE

the silver linings playbook

I loved this book.

{I also enjoyed the movie, although they were completely different}

This is a story about a man struggling with mental illness.  An event, unexsposed until the end of the book, has caused him to lose his memory.  He is unaware that he has missed four years of his life while being instutionalized in a mental hospital.  The book is narrated by the antagonist and follows him through his journey of healing and an odd, unexpected friendship.

Unlike any book I have read before and I would highly recommend it to anyone.


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What I read: Guilty Wives

I like to read.  I go through stages where I can read a book every two days to then having a dry spell of one book in a month.  I put these book reviews on Amazon after I buy them for my Kindle with the hopes that maybe one day they will send me free books so that I will write reviews…we will see if it ever happens.  I figure that I don’t have anything to lose, it only takes me a few minutes either way.  But I thought since I was writing them anyways, I would also post my book reviews here- for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy.

I loved this book!guilty wives

This book is about four women who are framed for murder, but the question is, are they really?  Most of the book is spent inside a french prison, where the antagonist is torched insufferably.  In a way it is your typical who-done-it novel, but the frame and set up is what makes it so interesting.  I would absolutely recommend this book.  It is an easy read and well written in the famous James Patterson style.  Awesome!


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What I read: Private Berlin

I like to read.  I go through stages where I can read a book every two days to then having a dry spell of one book in a month.  I put these book reviews on Amazon after I buy them for my Kindle with the hopes that maybe one day they will send me free books so that I will write reviews…we will see if it ever happens.  I figure that I don’t have anything to lose, it only takes me a few minutes either way.  But I thought since I was writing them anyways, I would also post my book reviews here- for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy.

Private Berlin by: James Patterson

private berlinThis is one of my favorite authors.  Patterson’s books are always easy to read and keep you on the edge of your seat.  I love a good mystery and I am a sucker for serial killer books.

However, this was not my favorite Patterson book.  I found Private Berlin difficult to understand.  If you have a high understanding of history in this area of the world you may not have the same troubles that I had.  I found myself lost in references I didn’t understand.  Also, there was this weird untimely romance in the novel that was not really a romance at all.  It seemed thrown into the book for the sole reason of just having a hint of a love affair, but the romance was underdeveloped and completely out of place.

In Private Berlin a serial killer is murdering people from his past.  There is a mystery throughout the novel as to why the killer is picking his subjects.  There was also another story line going on in conjuncture with the main killer.  It was extremely confusing as to whether or not the stories were connected, how they were connected, and why some things were included in the book at all.

Overall, I would give this book 3 stars.

It was confusing, and too historical with not enough background knowledge.