SIS Beth says...
A few days ago, I picked up a book on a whim. A new-to-me-author although I know of him and have even seen a movie based on one of his books. That movie--TELL NO ONE--was brilliant. The book was probably even better. I just read his latest and... wow. I couldn't put it down. Clever, witty, emotional, romantic, intriguing, suspenseful, and bone chilling. In this one novel I read one of the most knee-melting descriptions of a kiss ever and soon after was blown away by a suspenseful scene that had me biting my nails. Finished the book in two days. The story has haunted me for a week.
My Pick of the Week: Long Lost
Author: Harlan Coben
SIS Bren says...
I'm sticking with my Halloween movie theme. Zombies, a scissor-handed boy, costumes...hmmm...what should be next? A monster! What would Halloween be without mnsters?
My Pick of the Week: Young Frankenstein (1974)
What a great movie. I watched it with my kids last year and even though I know they didn't understand half of the humor, they still loved it. Marty Feldman and those eyes. He was the perfect cast for Igor.
From IMDb: A young neurosurgeon (Gene Wilder) inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback called Igor, a pretty lab assistant named Inga and the old housekeeper, frau Blucher -iiiiihhh!-. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather is only crap, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind...
SIS BJ says....
Edgar Allan Poe. The great poet of the macabre. With such tales as The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven and many others, Poe makes a fantastic read for this Halloween season. To read a few of his selected works go to the Edgar Allan Poe Museum on-line. Get ready for the mysterious and the spooky.
My Pick of the Week: Edgar Allan Poe
My Favorite: The Raven
SIS Barb says:
I'm in the beginning stages of thinking about adding on to my house. My hopes is that we can do this sometime in the next two years. We could just move but I like our area and I love the changes we've made thus far. Considering all this, I've been on a decor kick. I keep switching around my accessories trying to get them just right, or at least change them around enough to add interest. Why am I sharing this with you? Because my pick of the week is an interior decorating book. For anyone who has any interest in home decor, this is a must have.
My Pick of the Week: Candice Olson on design: Inspiration and Ideas For Your Home
She is absolutely amazing. If money were not an issue, I would hire her on the spot. I'm sure she has a waiting list but remember, in my scenario, money is NOT an issue. But since this is not the case, I will do my best to be imaginative and frugal when I try to replicate her ideas on my own.
Sis Brandy says...
Ok, I know this series of books is more geared towards young adults. I absolutely got hooked though. The storyline is wonderful and the characters are amazing. Each page draws you in more and more. By the end of the story, you will be wanting a vampire of your very own.
My Pick of the Week... The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn