Friday, March 25, 2011

BOOKSHELF: Ofo

I realized while trying to come up with something interesting to post that I haven't done a Bookshelf one in a while. For those of you left unawares or that have never visited previous blogs of mine before I like to highlight interesting bookshelves I find out about thanks to a blog by the same name.  I heard about the blog many moons ago at another book blog called Trashionista and ever since they check in every so often to see what cool and a lot of times pretty ingenious and funky types of bookshelves that its creator has found. Today I give you: Ofo


I picked this one because not only are the colors engaging, but I also like when I see bookshelves in unconventional shapes. I like all the curves especially...what do you think?

Friday, March 18, 2011

Cool Cover Art



I don't know about you all but I am super excited! Sweet Valley Confidential the story about the Wakefield sisters all grown up is coming out on March 29, 2011!  Growing up I loved these novels and watched the TV show that aired on UPN with Britney and Cynthia Daniel every afternoon.  Francine definitely has a tall order to fill and I am hoping just like her previous novels about these girls that she does not disappoint!  Are you looking forward to the release?  Do you plan on picking up a copy? Let me know!  




Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Review: The Best Laid Plans by Lynn Schnurnberger


When I read the summary of The Best Laid Plans I actually thought it was going to be another novel of the same, starting to get tired, totally devoted wife gets the rug pulled out from under her and has to learn to survive on her own.  Tru Newman, is the stereotypical society mom at the start of this novel putting the finishing touch on her latest charity function.  Her inventive decorations though are not the topic of conversation that evening though, her marriage however; is.  No, it’s not what your thinking, or what I thought, but something equally negative, her husband three months prior lost his job and has neglected to tell her hoping her would find another before having to break the news.

What I like most about Tru is her determination.  Rather then just sit and pout about the dire straits of their finances she mulls over the possibilities with her best friend Sienna who after being replaced as star anchor at the local TV news station, could use some extra cash herself.  After hearing her husbands money manager discussing the dating woes of young shy guys like himself she hatches a plan.  She, Sienna and Barry (the money manager) start The Veronica Agency a high end call girl (though they them courtesans) company that supplies socially awkward young business men with  beautiful an well read dates.

Yes, I know the whole idea is definitely on the tawdry side and I did not warm up to the idea right away, but its more of the idea of her branching out on her own that really got me to keep reading.  Sure, her husband did get another job working for a sexy young neighbor helping her build her beauty company.  This is something that Tru did on her own, giving her a stronger sense of self worth then she had before.  Sure, she always knew she was a awesome and well appreciated wife and mother, now though, she can add businesswoman to the list!

I cannot give this a perfect review however because certain parts could easily been taken out. A couple of the situations you can read coming ages before and sometimes the author goes a bit overboard analyzing our protagonists feelings.  If you are looking for a fun, light and uplifting read though, give this books a try!


4/5

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