Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I'm easy

Like Sunday morning that is. :D  That song came on the radio this afternoon while I was on my way home from the library and I BLASTED it! It's makes me feel carefree and it also helped that I just borrowed three more books and I had my crazy terrier with me.  Molly goes nuts when she sees me put my shoes on, and she BEGS me not to leave her, so I usually end up bringing her everywhere with me (as long as what I'm doing doesn't leave her alone too long and the weather is amicable).  But I really love days like this, where I wake up early and rested and get to laze in bed for a few hours before getting up and beginning my day.
But here is some info on the books I just borrowed and I am really excited about.

First is Loose Girl: a memoir of promiscuity by Kerry Cohen:

"For everyone who was that girl.

For everyone who knew that girl.
For everyone who wondered who that girl was.

    Kerry Cohen is eleven years old when she recognizes the power of her body in the leer of a grown man. Her parents are recently divorced and it doesn't take long before their lassitude and Kerry's desire to stand out—to be memorable in some way—combine to lead her down a path she knows she shouldn't take. Kerry wanted attention. She wanted love. But not really understanding what love was, not really knowing how to get it, she reached for sex instead.
    Loose Girl is Kerry Cohen's captivating memoir about her descent into promiscuity and how she gradually found her way toward real intimacy. The story of addiction—not just to sex, but to male attention—Loose Girl is also the story of a young girl who came to believe that boys and men could give her life meaning. It didn't matter who he was. It was their movement that mattered, their being together. And for a while, that was enough.
    From the early rush of exploration to the day she learned to quiet the desperation and allow herself to love and be loved, Kerry's story is never less than riveting. In rich and immediate detail, Loose Girl re-creates what it feels like to be in that desperate moment, when a girl tries to control a boy by handing over her body, when the touch of that boy seems to offer proof of something, but ultimately delivers little more than emptiness.
    Kerry Cohen's journey from that hopeless place to her current confident and fulfilled existence is a cautionary tale and a revelation for girls young and old. The unforgettable memoir of one young woman who desperately wanted to matter, Loose Girl will speak to countless others with its compassion, understanding, and love."

I'm really looking forward to this one because I have a keen interest in female sexuality and self'esteem issues and how women and young girls even learn and abuse the power they have.  That's one reason, of many, that I decided to major in psychology... but I digress.



 Next is Blood Game by Iris Johansen which is the newest book in her Eve Duncan series, which I LOVE so I'm definitely excited about this one.

   "Eve Duncan returns in a thriller that pits her against the most evil mind she has ever encountered: a ruthless killer who taunts her with his every move…and who has a special affinity for blood. When a Georgia senator’s daughter is found murdered, and her body drained of blood, Eve Duncan is drawn into the web of Kevin Jelak—a serial murderer who is on Eve’s short list of killers who might know something about her missing daughter Bonnie. When a goblet of blood is found in Eve’s refrigerator, she knows the taunting is over…and the games have begun. As Eve and Jelak engage in a dance of death, Eve must call upon those she loves and trusts the most…even if it means bringing them into the game as well."



And the last is a book my MIL told me that I absolutely NEED to read: The Original Sin by Marius Gabriel.

   "Eden van Buren lies chained to an iron bedstead in a homemade cell. Her captor is a handsome tormented young sculptor who lives alone in the Arizona desert. He is honest, compassionate, and uninterested in money. Why then has he kidnapped Eden and demanded ten million dollars in ransom? And why does he seem intnet on destroying Eden's mother? The answer lies in half-century of dseire, brutality, and betrayal--a dark skein of tangled lives and shameful secrets that spans three generations and three continents, from Franco's Spain to the cruel brulaity of Veitnam, from the haut monde of Bevery Hills to exotic Costa Brava to the basement of an isolated house where Eden's captor seeks his ransom revenge. For he is more than a kidnapper; he is an avenging angel, and he represents the final piece in a puzzle of lies and deception that began with. . .the original sin. A gripping novel of love, revenge, and redemption, The Original Sin is a work of stunning intensity and riveting suspense--a novel that establishes Marius Gabriel as one of the most exciting new voices in contemporary fiction."

 
It sucks though I can't find a good enough picture, but oh well.  My biggest dilemma is what to read first!! Not a bad problem to have, eh?


4 comments:

  1. You have a blog award waiting for you on my page..

    Stephanie

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  2. Huummm I think Loose Girl would be a really good book. there was this one book I read in school it was called speak it was a really good book I think they have a lifetime movieout on it now lol. I Love me some lifetime...
    Thanks for the wonderful advice...
    Stephanie

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  3. oh wow thanks! and loose girl was great, you know... i think of heard of that book... or probably watched the movie about it, Lifetime movies are the best!

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