Friday, January 13, 2012

I've Flipped

So, if you are new to my blog, I should probably fill you in a bit before I get too far into this post. I am almost 45 years old and until about 1 1/2 years ago, I had never (that's right, NEVER) read a book from front to back. I attempted many times, but was never successful.

I used to listen to people talk about books they had read and hear them recommend books to others. I used to think.......why would you read a book, when you can just watch the movie? That has all changed for me now. I am currently reading my 25th book and I find myself completely obsessed.

I have joined several online book sites as I am always looking for my next good read. About a year ago I purchased a Kindle (e reader) so that I could download books and save a bit of money. I also went to the library and got a library card and began borrowing books (worried that I wouldn't be able to finish reading them in the 3 week loan time).

Now, I am the one that is talking about books I have read or am reading. I share books with my friends and hardly ever watch TV anymore. I find myself staying up extra late, just to finish a chapter or two, or three before I go to bed. I take my book everywhere with me, in case I get a spare moment to read a few pages.

My most recent read is a book called Flipped. I was on Pinterest and saw the cover of this novel and it sent me on a chase to find out what it was about.

Bryce and Juli tell the story of their relationship. It all began in second grade when Bryce moves in across the street from Juli. Juli instantly has a crush on Bryce, who doesn’t reciprocate, and throughout elementary school he tries to avoid her. In middle school, they both start to realize Bryce’s flaws. When Bryce begins to try to change, he starts to notice Juli’s good points. Their families and other things outside of them undergo several changes as well.

The chapters in this novel switch between both Juli and Byrce’s stories and their point of views with their interactions with each other. I laughed the hardest at Juli’s point of view because I can totally relate to her thoughts and actions. This entire book is hilarious because I believe all of us can relate to both of these kids.

If you are an avid reader and are looking for a good book, it is a light and easy read and I highly recommend it. I have created a separate page on my blog to keep track of all the books I have read. If you want to check them out you can click the tab at the top of this page.

The weather has turned very cold and it is beginning to snow. I hope you are snuggled up inside, reading a good book.



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  2. I think it is totally awesome that you have discovered the pleasure of reading! Plus, I love swapping books with you! Here's to many more great reads!
    Joanne xo

  3. I LOVE to read and I am always looking for new books...thanks for the recommendation! I have it on my list!!

  4. It's funny...I "flipped" too only I went the opposite way as you. I used to be an insatiable reader, now I spend my free time crafting instead. I even let my bestie take my Kobo to Jamaica with her since I never use it. (Wish she had taken me instead of my eReader though.)

  5. Welcome to the world of book worms Carolyn!

  6. Sounds like a good book to read! I'll keep it in mind!

  7. this book sounds great - thanks for posting

  8. Carolyn,
    I came to your blog to check out the new designers for The Cutting Cafe...Love the little heart bag u created and I also love to read..I have always been a reader and have read so many books I can't count...LOL several...I also have the Kindle, but my hubby upgraded me at Christmas and now I have the Ipad 2..I am going to look for some of these books u recommended...I am looking for a great book because I just finished one..Love a great book to read with my 9 year old daughter..She reads her books and I read mine..I still love Danielle Steel books and Jane Green and Emily Griffin...Anyway, Sorry so long..Have a great day..Krista