Convention Highlights (IMHO) [8/28/2008]

"If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there's shouting after you, keep going. Don't ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going." - Hillary Clinton

"This administration can tap our phones. They can't tap our creative spirit. They can open our mail. They can't open economic opportunities. They can track our every move. They lost track of the economy while the cost of food, gasoline and electricity skyrockets." - Dennis Kucinich

"..we are borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the future of human civilization. Every bit of that has to change." - Al Gore

my latest photo challenge [8/27/2008]

is to try to find out when and where this photo was taken

1905 postcard [8/27/2008]

hypno owl eyes [8/27/2008]

check out my cool new music box:

Finished Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood [8/19/2008]

This time it was Carmen's story that didn't ring true for me. It is hard to imagine her withdrawing herself from her friends and becoming so depressed. I was disappointed Win was left out from the picture. Tibby and Brian's relationship was tragic but not overdone. The scene at Tibby's parents' party seemed very real. I also thought that Lena and Bridget's stories were believable and had good endings.

I wish they were making four movies instead of having the sequel tackle the fourth book. Leaving out what happened in the second and third books will hurt the story a bit.

Finished Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood [8/14/2008]

Three of the four stories in this third book worked for me. Lena growing as an artist and finding mentorship from Annik was believable. Tibby's guilt and depression seemed true. And Carmen's manic behavior seemed real. Bridget and Eric's interactions didn't seem plausible at all to me. Not enough time had passed for them to be friends in my opinion.

The scene where Tibby helps Christina through her pregnancy was powerful and vivid. That was probably the best part of the book for me.

Finished The Second Summer of the Sisterhood [8/06/2008]

In the first book, the bravery of Bridget, Lena, Carmen and Tibby was demonstrated full force. In this second book, their cowardliness is almost unbearable. Their flaws are hard to get through, but, it makes them seem more real as characters.

This book also showed more of the parents as people in their own right. I felt that the mothers especially were given the attention they deserved.