Monday, January 17, 2011

I'm Reading This Book

I had already read everything that the author read in the trailer from her book. I'm now half way through the book. It's strange that I feel her real voice is so different from the voice that I had in mind when I was reading her written words, and her demeanor in real person is also very different from what I get from the book.... I have to say I like her voice in her book better than her real voice. Don't get me wrong, I like this trailer too because it has a lot of pictures that really show a lot of the stuff she talked about in her book

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Book Review: His Finest Hour: A Biography of Winston Churchill

I personally think this book is poorly written. This book needs some good editing. It's not a good biography. The writing is incoherent. The accounts about Winston Churchill are very scattered, very loosely put together. They seem to be all based on sporadic quotes extracted by the author from other people's books on Churchill. I had never read any biography on Winston Churchill before reading this book. In fact, I didn't know much about this legend except what I heard occasionally from the History Channel when I was flipping through. I'm sure there must be a lot of interesting books out there about Churchill, and this book just makes me wonder what the author's motives were when he was writing "His Finest Hours". Honestly I don't see the point of the book. I don't know what the author was trying to do. If he was trying to introduce Chruchill to people like me, who knows nothing about him except his great quote, "This is not the end, this is not even the beginning of the end....", I have to say the book is very dull (due to the mumbling tone, as if someone is mumbling a lot of things here and there, jumping here and there) , and it fails to retain my interest in learning more about Chruchill. It also fails to arouse my curiosity about this great historical figure, whose life, I'm sure, was not only extremely exciting, but interesting and fascinating. If the author's goal was to shed a new light on Winston Churchill, to bring in new facts on the man, he failed to be assertive. There is just a lack of primary research or investigation done by the author's part to allow him to express his opinions or present his analysis (if there is any...and I don't see there is really much analysis except re-cyling materials he read) in any assertive or authoritative way. The book made me feel like even the author himself was lost. It's as if he wasn't sure what he really wanted to write about during the course of writing the book. The author's words were jumping here and there, mumbing about Churchill. Was he trying to prove some new facts, to share his opinions, to debate some facts? If so, he is a bore, both his point of view and his position are too blurry, and unassured.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Winner of Romance Novel Giveaway Is

The winner for this book is Esme. If you are the winner, please email us your shipping address so we can mail the book to you.

To continue my clutter clearing campaign to get rid of my thousands plus books that are literally taking over my home, I'm giving away this book to my blog's followers. Click here to read our review of this book. On Jan 20, 2011, a winner will be randomly picked and will be announced here on this blog. To have a chance to win this book, please do the following:
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Hopefully, I will get rid of all my books pretty soon. I do have separation anxiety with all my books (this is only the 16th book I'm giving away.... at least I'm making a tiny progress....), but I've got to start parting with them, or I won't even have room to sleep in... So follow my blog to be informed of my latest book giveaway.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Health Supplement Giveaway For Book Lovers

To start 2011 with better health, I'm giving away this health supplement to my blog's followers. Click here to read the info of this supplement . This giveaway is $34.99 in value. This supplement is given to me as a Christmas gift by my friend. I'm not promoting this supplement and I'm not paid to blog about it, nor did I receive this from the supplement manufacturer. I just have too many supplements at home and I don't think I can use them all, so I give this away. On Jan 31, 2011, a winner will be randomly picked by my Excel program and will be announced here on this blog. We will also publish winner announcement and claim instruction on our newsletters. But we will not email individual winner. So, please come back here to check the winner announcement or sign up for our newsletter for notification. To have a chance to win this supplement, please do the following: (your email will be safe with me, I hate spams myself and therefore will do everything I can to protect your email addresses from abuse.)
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