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Yeah, I'm still catching up on things. And yeah, they both win by default.

November:

There's No Place Like Here by Cecelia Ahern
BOOK OF THE MONTH AWARD
Not my favorite book by Cecelia Ahern, but still enjoyable. Sandy Shortt is a woman who has always been concerned about where things (or people) go when they are missing. Most people don't think twice about losing a sock in the wash, but Sandy would spend days looking for even the smallest thing like that. As an adult, she starts her own missing persons agency. Then one day, she goes missing herself, and she finds out where all the missing things go. And then all she wants is to get back home.

December:

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
BOOK OF THE MONTH AWARD
Ryan gave this to me to read because it's one of his favorite books. I thought it was okay. It had some good things to say about life, and about the important things in life. But I didn't particularly care for the way it was written. It was like every little chapter or mini chapter had to end with a profound sentence that was supposed to tug on your heartstrings. I get annoyed when I feel that a book or movie or song or email forward is purposely trying to tug on my heartstrings. I guess I'm cold and unfeeling that way.

Date: 2009-01-06 12:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moredetails.livejournal.com
I get annoyed when I feel that a book or movie or song or email forward is purposely trying to tug on my heartstrings. I guess I'm cold and unfeeling that way.

Well then I am too, because I totally hear you. I hate that too. It brings out my rebellious side and I automatically want to feel the opposite of whatever they want me to feel.

Date: 2009-01-06 06:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karellieloo.livejournal.com
totally true! Almost any Oscar movie does that, just to suck up to the critics at the end of the movie. =P Sometimes it makes for a good tearjerk, but cmon lazies, incorporate your deep meaning into the rest of the story!

Date: 2009-01-06 06:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moredetails.livejournal.com
Yeah, I have lots of issues with lots of popular things. :P I get easily annoyed.

Date: 2009-01-07 01:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hestergray.livejournal.com
Yeah, sometimes when something is billed as "Oscar-worthy" I know what they really mean.

I like it when a story or characters tug on my heartstrings. But when they're too obvious about it, that's when I get annoyed.

Date: 2009-01-07 01:27 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-01-06 12:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] modmerseygirl.livejournal.com
I've been wondering about that Cecelia Ahern book! Do you think it's worth buying? I loved P.S., I Love You.

Date: 2009-01-07 01:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hestergray.livejournal.com
Perhaps! It's hard for me to say because I listened to the audio book, and it took me kind of a while to get through the whole thing. It probably would be different actually reading it, and just taking a reasonable amount of time to finish it. It's kind of magical though, which is nice, and it has certain similarities to The Wizard of Oz.

Actually, I would even more recommend her book If You Could See Me Now. I've listened to the audio book twice, and it's really good. It's probably good reading it as well. :)

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