Monday, September 28, 2009

Introducing Coupon Shelly!

Okay, so I'm just starting to get into this whole coupon business. It is VERY confusing! As I go along, I'm going to post things that I found that are helpful. For example, I keep seeing these women post things to their blogs about how they got their Walgreens purchases for free after using their "Register Rewards." I had NO idea what that meant, so I googled it and found this VERY informative description about how to save at Walgreens at So click HERE if you're interested like I was about how all these women get these super deals at Walgreens. I'll let you know how I do!

Also, here is the link for the same type of info for CVS.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is my favorite Jane Austen book. It represents the incredible bond between sisters. Parts of this book remind me a little of that movie "He's Just Not That Into You." It addresses the issue of class division and is a constant reminder of how guys can be the biggest jerks, but can also have redeeming qualities at the same time. :)

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Bridget Jone's Diary: The Edge of Reason

Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2 volume paperback boxed set) Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Of course I had to read the sequal to Bridget Jone's diary. This one did not disappoint! An even funnier encounter is had between Daniel Cleaver and Mr. Darcy. The movie was funny, but had an almost completely different plot, which is okay because it's almost like getting another story out of the series!

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Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Okay, I loved the drama in this book! Who says they didn't have soap operas in the late 18th century?! Albeit the incestual love story between cousins is a bit awkward at times. If you can get past that and realize that it wasn't a social taboo back then, then you'll be just fine. It was a lot longer than I expected, but didn't let me down.

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Bridget Jone's Diary

Bridget Jones's Diary Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow! I LOVED this book! It was required reading for Brian's Women's Studies course his last year of undergrad, so I read it for him since it was a less important class. Truly funny and revealing of female insecurities. It has a bit of vulgar humor in it....okay, more than a little! I simply had to go watch the movie after reading this and I was not let down. If you have already seen the movie and not read the book, I still recommend your read the book as the plot has a few little interesting twists in it that the movie does not have.

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Eva Eva by Peter Dickinson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
And interesting read. Brian had this one on the shelf from when he was in middle school I think. It's an interesting twist on the evolution theory of humans starting out as apes. A girl gets into a car accident in a futuristic world where wildlife and plant life are going extinct and they take her brain and put it into an ape's body. Like I said, interesting.

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The Doctor's Wife

The Doctor's Wife The Doctor's Wife by Elizabeth Brundage

My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Well, titles can be decieving, I thought since I was a future doctor's wife that I would enjoy this book. Don't get me wrong, it's an interesting story, but unless you're an extreme pro-choice feminist that thinks that affairs are okay as long as you're "in love" with the guy, then I say don't even bother with this book. Oh yeah, and if this were a movie it'd be rated R for explicit sexual content and the use of the "F word" over 300 times in this book.

The Virginian

I'm going to start reviewing the books I read on this blog. I'm always looking for a good new read, so if you have one that you think I'd like, let me know! Here is my first review:

The Virginian (Scribner Classics) The Virginian by Owen Wister

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I read this one for josh's book club. I love the story, it's a classic and it's in the time period of the california gold rush. And of course as 99.9% of the books I read must have, it has a love story in it as well.