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October 4, 2012

Books: Haul & Reviews

It's time for another blog post on recently purchased and read books! I bought these on a whim last month because I was almost done with the Uglies series. All three of these books I got because the blurbs at the back covers sounded really good to me at the time.

 Rosebush by Michele Jaffe

  This is an interesting one. The main character, Jane woke up after a car accident and slowly finds out that someone close to her was the one driving the car and trying to kill her. She'd wake up to go to the bathroom and find threatening messages written in the mirror and stuff. It's all very dramatic, really. I like how the author makes it seem like everyone is suspicious. There's no way of telling who was the one who really tried to kill her until the very last chapter! 

Don't look back by Laura Lippman

This was my least favorite read out of all the three. If this is made into a movie, it'd be a really slow one which I won't be able to finish watching in one go. Maybe if you're into crime stories then you'd be into this but I guess I'm not.

I won't give anything major away but it's about a woman named Eliza who was kidnapped and raped when she was 15 but the police managed to find her and the kidnapper. The dude, Walter was sentenced to death because apparently he murders the girls he kidnapped. Eliza was an exception and people couldn't figure out why. Even though I don't see myself reading this again any time soon, I liked the parts where the author writes about Eliza's flashbacks during the time period when she was kidnapped. There was another girl who was kidnapped called Holly but she was murdered by Walter before they were found by the police. The story actually goes to show that people will really do anything to survive even if that means another person has to die. Or perhaps Eliza is just too young to save anyone else but herself.

The Water Seeker by Kimberly Willis Holt

This is probably my favorite read out of the three. Holt writes in the perspectives of many of the characters in the book which reminded me of Dan Brown's style of writing. The story takes place in the 1800s in the states and it talks of a man who has the gift to find water under neath the ground using a stick. Of course in that era a gift like that is highly respected by everyone but this man, Jake Kincaid only does it when necessary because he hates it. The story started from when he got married to when he gets old when his son grew up to be a man. This is an interesting read to me because I get to learn a little about how the people live back in the 1800s where they just walk everywhere and every day and live in old houses and farm all the time.

67 comments:

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  3. I'm not much of a reader, but i'll have to try these out! :) i'm your newest follower. thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  10. I wish I had more time for books

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  15. I love how you making reviews on the books you read. Love your blog! :D
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  16. Will be following you to read about your book reviews. Very good descriptions. Not too long and boring like some other reviews out there

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  21. hey yeah we can follow each other, nice blog :)

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  22. Looks like you've got your hands full with that lot! Happy reading. What do you do with the books once you've read them?

    Now following you and thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. I've also left a comment over there for you.

    See you next post!

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  23. Thanks for your comment!
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  25. I love your blog!
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  26. Great book reviews hun, I think I might need to check them out x x

    Jodie
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  27. i love people loving books. but you do write a review though short one. will be checking out their ebooks version. i love paperback bt i dont have thhe money to buy them. too expensive.


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  28. oh these are great... i might try to read the last one as well!!

    xo, Carla
    misscarlaviolet.blogspot.com

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  29. oh btw, yes, we can follow each other! i follow u now... follow back!

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  30. I will check out these books. I am following you now.

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  31. thanks for stoping by my blog.i just followed you.follow back and keep in touch.

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  32. the second seems to be very intresting ! must to read ! ...would You like to follow each other ? just let me know :)

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  33. hei thanks for your comment & SURE that we can follow each other, 'll be glad :)
    Now, i've just follow you, now it's your turn if you like :)!
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    bisous

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  35. I follow you!!
    thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!! =)
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  36. Hi sweetie! Thanks for visiting my blog! Of course we can follow each other. I'm following you now.
    Kisses!

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  37. Some great picks..love reading! Thanks for visiting, would love to follow each other, started following you :)

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  38. Thank you :) and of course followed back :)

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  39. Hi dear thanks for dropping by! wow i hardly see books post. I love reading books! but i go for hopeless romance fictions haha. It'd be great to follow each other! have followed you! Hope you would do the same~

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  40. Oh I havent heard of any of these, but might look for that first one, sounds like my kinda thing!
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  41. I'm so happy to find this =) I love reading, and am always on the look out for new good reads! All three of them sounds good to me, thanks for the reviews!
    - Che

    style-che.blogspot.com

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  43. Hi Shely! Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I'm following you now:)!

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  44. I love reading books too! :D

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  45. Nice Post,I wanna see More! (^_^)
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    I'll wait you on my blog dear.Have a Great Day!

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  46. Thanks,for your comment on my blog.^^
    Of course we can follow each other.
    Do you start with the follow???

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  47. yes of course,follow you:)now its your turn:)

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  48. Ok i followed you, just follow me back:))

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  49. what a perfect day! thaks for visit my blog, follow me on facebook or blogloving I will follow you on google friend :)

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  50. oh wow, love the books you picked out, they look amazing to read!

    Your blog is so impressive and very inspirational.
    I really enjoy reading your posts, they make me smile =)

    Let me know if you want us to follow each other,
    I'd love to read more from you and stay in touch :)

    hope you have a fab day hun! ~ XO
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  51. Great books! I love reading!

    Would you like to follow each other?

    Evi xoxo

    The Notebook of a Fashion Lover

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  52. Thanks for stopping by my blog 'Coastal Style' I am your latest follower & I would love to follow each other!
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    x
    Melissah

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  53. Hi dear I have follow you back :)

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  54. Great post! I love it!

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  55. Great post! thank you for your comment! I'm your follower! do you follow me?
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  57. I like reading books!!! would you like to follow each other?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  58. I love reading, but I've been really into graphic novels lately.


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  59. I'd totes read the first book!
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  60. -People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
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  61. Those Book Front Covers are eye-catching. Hope the content of those are also interesting to read. :)

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