Friday, May 07, 2010

Slaughterhouse Five

I finished another book in my Gilmore Girl's Challenge. I finished Slaughterhouse 5 by Vonnegut. It was an interesting book. It reminded me of a maze. You had to pay a lot of attention to where you are or you'll get lost. I'm glad I've read it. It wasn't the life-changing book that everyone seems to hype it as, but it wasn't bad either. I had a hard time with Mrs. Pilgrim. The narrator describes her as big and undesirable. For many scenes, Billy seems distant from her. Later, Billy looks back on her in a loving manner. Does he love her or not? I don't know why, but I feel as if I'm missing something...

I hate doing book reviews. I want to tell about the book without ruining it for anyone.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Helter Skelter

This was an interesting book. You are really required to put away your logical thinking when dealing with it. Most people look for the why. There is no why with these horrible crimes. There is just a very sick man who found a way to get people to believe in him and do whatever he asked without question. That kind of mentality has always been interesting to me. It was neat to see how the prosecutor put the case together. It's also very sad to read about the ineptness of the police. They had pieces that they could never put together.

This is my fifth book in the Gilmore Girl's reading list. With this book, I have reached Emily status! :)

The Virgin Suicides

I had a really hard time getting through this book. There was little I had in common with the characters. I didn't have over-protective parents. I think running away would be easier. I kept waiting for the "ah-ha!" moment where I understood the girls. It never came.

This makes the 4th book in my Gilmore Girl's list!

The good news- I'm below my goal weight. I feel like a huge weight (ha-ha!) has been lifted off my shoulders. I feel like I can now make the right choices when I eat and not need to obsess over it or the number on the scale!