My Book Nook

So right now I am part of a wonderful reading group on Facebook and we are doing a book study on 'Women who run with the wolves'. Great stuff!!

Within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. She is the Wild Woman, who represents the instinctual nature of women. But she is an endangered species. In Women Who Run With the Wolves, Dr. Estés unfolds rich intercultural myths, fairy tales, and stories, many from her own family, in order to help women reconnect with the fierce, healthy, visionary attributes of this instinctual nature. Through the stories and commentaries in this remarkable book, we retrieve, examine, love, and understand the Wild Woman and hold her against our deep psyches as one who is both magic and medicine. Dr. Estés has created a new lexicon for describing the female psyche. Fertile and life-giving, it is a psychology of women in the truest sense, a knowing of the soul.

Here's what I'm reading at the moment! 
One thing I realized early on- the movie is totally different! :)
For more than two hundred years, the Owens women had been blamed for everything that went wrong in their Massachusetts town. And Gillian and Sally endured that fate as well: As children, the sisters were forever outsiders, taunted, talked about, pointed at. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, with their musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats. But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape. One would do so by marrying, the other by running away. But the bonds they shared, even into adulthood, brought them back--almost as if by magic...

What I'm reading now... keep the night light on!

Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. Starting with an odd assortment of marginalized youth -- musicians, tattoo artists, programmers, strippers, environmentalists, and adrenaline junkies -- the book eventually made its way into the hands of older generations, who not only found themselves in those strangely arranged pages but also discovered a way back into the lives of their estranged children.
Now, for the first time, this astonishing novel is made available in book form, complete with the original colored words, vertical footnotes, and newly added second and third appendices.
The story remains unchanged, focusing on a young family that moves into a small home on Ash Tree Lane where they discover something is terribly wrong: their house is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.
Of course, neither Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Will Navidson nor his companion Karen Green was prepared to face the consequences of that impossibility, until the day their two little children wandered off and their voices eerily began to return another story -- of creature darkness, of an ever-growing abyss behind a closet door, and of that unholy growl which soon enough would tear through their walls and consume all their dreams.

 What I'm reading now...

Four years after the sudden death of his wife, bestselling novelist Mike Noonan is still grieving, unable to write, and plagued by vivid nightmares set at Sara Laughs, the Maine summerhouse that seems to be calling to him. Reluctantly returning to the lakeside getaway, Mike finds a small town in the soulless grip of a powerful millionaire, a single mother fighting to keep her three-year-old daughter, and a miasma of ghostly visitations and escalating terrors at his remote cabin. Drawn to Mattie’s dilemma and falling in love with her and with young Kyra, Mike must still face the terrifying forces that have been unleashed at the lake’s edge—what do they want with Mike Noonan?

I have to say, the third night of reading the book I had a foreboding nightmare!! Yes, this will be a good adventure! 

What I'm reading now!
"Forever" by Maggie Stiefvater

Book Review!!

Book Review: Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

Inheritance was an amazing book! I couldn't help but feel sad when I read the last page. In the author's note, Christopher mentioned that he would go back to the story line eventually and tie up the loose ends... I will look forward to that time!! 
Loved the whole series!! 
I had the opportunity to meet Christoper Paolini at a book signing in Fort Worth, Texas!! He seemed like a very nice person and I'm thrilled to have an autographed book!! Here are some pictures!!

What I'm reading on my Nook right now! I've been anticipating the release of the fourth and final book to the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini! Finally, I've been enjoying this read!! Highly recommended to all!

Our June Read! Can't wait!!
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It's been decided! Our Tuesday booktalk group is reading, "The Book Thief" for our June read!! I'm finishing up "The Crimson Petal and the Red". All I can say is that I'm glad I did not live in that era! Women were treated terribly!! This book is kind of like Pretty Woman meets Jane Eyre!


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