Tuesday, October 29, 2013

TBR Pile Challenge

I am choosing to enter this challenge for 2014.  The link to sign up for the challenge is above.

1-10- A Firm Handshake*  Here is where I want to start.  I am not sure which books I want to read.
11-20 - A Friendly Hug
21-30 - First Kiss
31-40 - Sweet Summer Fling
41-50 - Could this be love?
50+ - Married With Children

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Vow

This book was a free read from Pulseit on October 21, 2013. The Vow by Jessica Martinez is the story of Annie (Annabelle) Bernier and Mohanned Ibrahim Hussein who is known as Mo.
Mo and Annie have been best friends since they were 10 which is shortly after the Husseins came to America from Jordon.

When Mr. Hussein losses his job at ReichartTek the Husseins decide to move back to Jordon.  Annie does not want to see her best friend leave, so she decides to marry him as she is 18. Mo is only 17 and he asks his mother to grant permission that he needs to wed. The three of them go to the courhouse where the couple is wed..  After, his family leaves, the couple consult a law student who tells them more about the law.  They could be felons if they do not live together and follow other rules.  It might be possible for him to get a student visa if they get an annulment.  Since they have decided not to have marital relations this would be possible.

Annie was working at Twister before they married.  She had gone out with Reed and he had kissed her.  She breaks up with him and quits her job before the couple move in together.

Reed and Annie meet later in the book and Annie realizes she is in love with him and explains to him that she had not sleep with Mo.  The couple decide to get an annulment and Mo leaves for Jordon.

I really liked this story and finished it in one night.  Pulseit has books available for free for a week at a time.  I would recommend this to young adults and their parents.

Saturday, October 5, 2013


Freedom! (Miss Annie) by Frank Le Gall  was read as a Graphic Novel for the Literary Exploration Challenge and as F for A-Z.

This book is the story of a kitten wanting to see the outside world.  She is considered too young.  One day she does get out and meets new friends and she makes it safely home.  It is meant for young adults but will be enjoyed by those who are more mature.

As the owner of a cat who likes to go outside, I really enjoyed this book.