Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Honolulu by Alan Brennert

This book instantly had my attention. It's beautifully written and so in depth that you feel you are going right along with Jin. At the same time, it's so horribly tragic; to go from nothing to just another country's nothing...these girls know no one, they have been horribly mislead and have just about no means to go back home even if they wanted to. Its great to see them embrace a new culture so whole-heartedly, even through the deep-seated racism and discrimination. These women raise themselves to something that they can be proud of!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sliding Into Home by Kendra Wilkinson

Now usually I hate autobiographical books; I feel like everyone has a history and what makes anyone so special as to make money off of their own story. But as a longtime fan of the tv series The Girls Next Door and Kendra, I was somewhat curious about Kendra's tell-all memoirs; and let me tell you...she tells all! I have to admit that I read it in a few short hours; I was not able to put it down. She is so up-front and honest, you can't help but love her in the end. I also must admit that her life story is a little bit more interesting than most!

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larson

The third and final book in this Trilogy was by far the best and my personal favorite. It's also, coincidently, the one that took me the longest to read. He rounds out the characters and their personal stories wonderfully and so in depth; you feel like you are sitting in the hospital with Lisbeth and in the Court Room with Giannini. If you weren't a fan of Lisbeth's in the previous books, she'll grab your heart for sure! You'll be wishing you had just a semblance of her incredible mind; her wit and cleverness. It's so well translated that you'll forget this book wasn't written in English!