Sunday, January 30, 2011

Delirium By Lauren Oliver

For February the Book Nerds will be reading Delirium by Lauren Oliver.

We are excited about this book and cannot wait to get it and begin

The book description is:

  They say that the cure for love will make me happy and safe forever. And I’ve always believed them.
    Until now.
    Now everything has changed. Now, I’d rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie.

Lauren Oliver is planning for this to be a trilogy. 

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

I am a huge fan of Dan Brown.  I have read The DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons; they both outstanding books.  So, when I heard that he was going to have another book, just as outstanding, I was so excited.  It seems to take me forever to get to it because my “to-read” list is VERY long.  However, I did make it to it and here are my thoughts:
The beginning was just like the other books.  Robert Landon begins a deep and imbedded quest to solve the mystery of his friend, Peter Solomon.  Peter is a Freemason and a mentor of Robert’s.  The story is station completely in Washington DC.  Through all the twist and turns there is one thing that Dan Brown does like no author does: makes history interesting.  Throughout Robert’s journey to find Peter alive and well and put the insane kidnapper away, is the history of Washington DC, our founding fathers, a d the Freemasons. 
It did take me a few chapters to get into it, but once I did it was a fast read.  Please do not be scared off by the size of the book it is worth every page.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Two reviews of Dragon Tattoo

As we've mentioned before, one of the beauties of having multiple owners of this blog is the chance for different viewpoints. In that spirit, I (Flo) just found on my computer the review for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson that I actually wrote when I was done reading it because Mary asked me to! Mary had reviewed it earlier, so here are her review and my review. Mary loved it. Flo....thought it was okay. Enjoy reading our reviews and let us know in the comments where you stand!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Third Sentence Thursday

I love random memes! Here's Third Sentence Thursday, hosted by Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books. From her blog:

Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme for treating third sentences with the diginity they deserve!

This week's theme is review the sentence from your current read.

1) Take the book you are reading now and post the third sentence
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence here or if you don't have a blog, just post
it in the comments!

I'm actually doing last Thursday's -- here we go with Incarceron:

"Only the man who has known freedom
Can define his prison."

I don't think I can do silly with this's actually kinda deep. (Deeeeeeep, as we say in the church retreats I do.) Obviously, it's about Incarceron, the prison, but it can also relate to life in general...with (most) everything in life, you have to know one to enjoy the other: Pain -- happiness; Ignorance -- Tolerance; Prison -- Freedom.  I think in some way, at some point in their life, everyone has felt imprisoned by something, whether it's something that has been done to them, or even something they have created themselves. Freedom comes with breaking free from that. And I think it's always important to remember that even little victories are important. If you must, free yourself a little more every day.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

One Night That Changes Everything

I was excited to read this book as soon as I found out it existed. Maybe because it was right at the end of the year. Maybe because I'd just taken the final step toward crossing another item off my bucket list. Maybe just because it's a book about a girl who faces her fears, and that's inspirational. Probably a combination of all three. I reserved it from the library as soon as I learned about, and it came shortly thereafter.

One Night is the story of Eliza and her purple notebook. Once upon a time, her dad was going to accept a new job and her family was going to move. With the idea of starting fresh in a new environment ahead of her, Eliza writes down things she wants to do but has always been afraid to. Turns out her family does not move, but Eliza keeps writing down things she wants to do or say in the notebook. At the beginning of the book, the notebook has disappeared. Turns out, her ex boyfriend (who only dated her on a dare) and his friends have taken the notebook. To get it back, Eliza must do some of these things she's afraid of.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


A great New Year Resolution would be:
If this is your New Year’s Resolution, then our blog is the one you need to follow.  Not only do we have book reviews, commentary and other fun, insightful posts, we will also help you to keep your resolution by starting off 2011 with a BIG Giveaway!  We, the booknerds, have read a lot of books in 2010 and we want to share our top 4 with you!
The books we chose to give away are all the FIRST in a series. What better way to start of a new year than to start with a new series or to start at the beginning of rediscovering an old beloved one?
Book #1:  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.  This is the book that connects all of the booknerds together.  This is actually the book series that brought us all together and it is one of our most favorites.
Book #2:  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling.  How long has it been since you’re read the very first Harry Potter book?!
Book #3:  City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.  This is a great series and it is still going!  We have not yet reached the end of The Mortal Instruments journey and it is one we want more of it.
Book #4: Twilight by Stephanie Meyer.  Who does not love this book?  We may know the movie characters but do we really remember what happens in the book?
You can win ALL FOUR books! Here’s how:
Follow our blog. And follow our Twitter account (@booknerdsblog).
Yup, that’s all. We’ll pick a winner on January 31st from someone who is following us in both places.
Good luck, and Happy New Year!