Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The Jewels of Tessa Kent by Judith Krantz

Author: Tessa Kent
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Bantam Press

Estranged from her illegitimate daughter--raised by her parents--following the revelation of Maggie's true heritage, movie star Tessa Kent decides to end the hostility by auctioning off a collection of jewels with the auction house at which Maggie works."

I just finished this book and thoroughly enjoyed it. This is the first book of Judith's I have read and will be sure to get some more of hers. I just could not put this book down. It is about how a girl who is brought up in a strict Catholic family finds herself pregnant at the tender age of 14. From there her life has many twists and turns. Her search is to be with the one person who means the world to her.

I won't go into this story as I don't want to give the plot away. All I can say is it was a fab book and it had me in tears near the end, I just couldn't stop crying.

I grew to really like Tessa Kent and felt I was with her as she journeys through her life.

Verdict: Brilliant and exciting!

Saturday, January 14, 2006

James Herbert ~ The Fog.

Author: James Herbert
ISBN: 0-330-37615-2
Genre: Fiction-Horror
Publisher: Bantam Press

"The peaceful life of a Wiltshire village is shattered when an earthquake releases a cloud of strange fog that drives people insane. There is only one man who can control the violence that has been unleashed."

I just finished this book. When I first heard about it I thought it was a ghost story, but it isn't.
It's about how an earth quake happens and a mysterious gas is leaked from beneath the ground. This gas turns people crazy and they start to gather and kill them selves, either by throwing themselves into the sea or jumping from buildings. They also turn against each other.

John Holman has to save the UK (and possibily the world) from this gas by trying to get to it's center so a cure can be found.

The book starts off with lots of action but then slows down in the middle. It did pick up again and overall it was an OK book. Not one I would rush to read again.

Verdict: An Okay read

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


I decided to create this place to keep a record of all the books I've read. I love books and like many am addicted to them.

In 2005 the books I read were

The Da Vinci Code ~ Dan Brown
I Can Make You Thin ~ Paul McKenna (fantastic book and it really does work!!!)
Change Your Life in Seven Days ~ Paul McKenna
Of Mice and Men ~ John Steinbeck
Harry Potter Goblet of Fire ~ J K Rowling
Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix ~ J K Rowling
Harry Potter Half Blood Prince ~ J K Rowling
Lion Witch and the wardrobe ~ C S Lewis
Haunted ~ James Herbert
Pyschic adventures of Derek Acorah ~ Derek Acorah

The ones that really meant more to me that year were Paul Mckenna's ones and J K Rowling Harry Potter books.

Other books I have read in 2004 were

Once ~ James Herbert
13 lessons for Pleasing the Devine ~ Lady Raya
Heaven and Earth ~ James Van Praagh
The Power of Kabblah ~ Yehuda Berg
Flowers in the Attic ~ Virginia Andrews