06 April 2011

Wednesday Loves On My Own

No Link up for me today with Miss Jamie over at This Kind of Love. I gotta be honest, Hosting a link up has been quite exhausting! it took me T H R E E hours to go through all the entries thus far and to leave comments! What a work out! A few weren't linked right, but for the most part I was able to get back to everyone for their participation! 

So first and foremost, THANK YOU so much for all who participated! The great beauty of sharing our fur babies is also to discover all whole new section of people who blog! I saw so many new pages and people that I am looking forward to reading more about! 

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Back to my Wednesday Loves.....

I must review "WATER FOR ELEPHANTS". I am so disappointed in any blogger that said this book was Slow. Are you serious? I am the queen for picking slow books and this book was by far NOT SLOW!!!!

I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!

Can I say that again???

Water for Elephants was hands down the BEST BOOK I have read in a few years. YEARS PEOPLE!!!! Sure I love my standard Nicholas Sparks reads, but this book deserves a place on the shelf forever. I am usually one that gives away my books after reading them. Not this one! Last book I read this good was the Time Travelers Wife a few yrs back. 



I am super picky about books. About as picky as I am with Jewelry if you read my post the day before last hehe If that gives you any indication. 

This book was a page turner. I couldn't put it down. Took me 2 days. I am now completely amped for the movie. I hope Reese and Rob don't disappoint. And I hope movie makers don't cut the good stuff out! 



If you LOVE animals, All Animals, like I do, then you'll love this book. If you love a little romance and deception, then you'll love this book. If you appreciate a good glimpse into history (IE the great depression) then you'll love this book. Now go get off that tush and buy yourself a copy! 

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I am loving my 4th Graders Aboriginal Frogs. 




They make me proud when they want to! :) 



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33 comments:

  1. You have got me curious about that book, I think I may have to read it! Especially with Reece in the movie version, can't go wrong there :)

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  2. I could not agree more with your review of Water for Elephants!!! I have told everyone and their mom that this was the best book I have ever read! I can't wait until the movie comes out!
    Have a good Wednesday!
    Michelle
    PS-I love your linkup! I am working on mine as we speak!! Congrats on it being such a huge success!

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  3. Thanks for the comment on my blog and the link party!

    I also loved Water for Elephants! Have you read The Help? If not, highly recommend it!!

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  4. that was a great book! I also read it in like 3 days while at the beach..I love books that are so hard to put down.

    i hope the movie doesnt disappoint..i LOVE reese witherspoon!

    xoxo

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  5. YAY! I'm so glad this is on your Wednesday Love list! I am totally obsessed with this book (I think I've read it about 4 times already) and it's by far my favorite of all time. While reading is first choice, I recommend finding the audio book too. The voices are perfectly matched and it really breathes a different life into the story. I'm so pumped for the movie and even did a post about it a few weeks ago! http://splifeinthesetimes.blogspot.com/2011/03/cant-wait-cant-wait-cant-wait.html
    SO happy you love it too! We'll have to link up for a review once we see it!

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  6. I love to read, so I'll have to read it! Thanks :)

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  7. I want to read WATER FOR ELEPHANTS! I'm glad you loved it! I'm definitely have to go pick it up now!

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  8. I've been putting off reading Water for Elephants because I've heard so many people say that it's slow. Now I'm going to give it a try!

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  9. So glad you LOVED water for elephants!! I thought it was amazing! definitely one of the best I've read in a while! Your kids artwork is awesome! they are so talented!

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  10. I felt the same about "Water for Elephants"!!!!! I recommend it to everyone! I'm glad to see that others enjoyed it as much as I did.

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  11. I recently finished Water For Elephants and LOVED it! I am so excited to see the movie. Over the summer I read The Help and its been one of the best books I've read in a while. Strongly suggest it if you haven't read it already!

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  12. i just finished it for our book club! i loved it! can't wait to see the movie

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  13. Thanks for hosting that link up, I loved it!!

    I keep hearing about this book, now I'm definitely gonna have to check it out! :)

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  14. I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and absolutely loved it!!! I picked this book to be the March book club book for my group so I was pretty nervous, but it certainly did not disappoint. I can't wait to see the movie!
    I didn't think this book was slow at all. Like you, I often pick slow books and it drives me nuts. I'm the type that has to find a book very interesting from page 1 or I have a hard time trying to read it. Love Water For Elephants sooo much!!!!
    Have you read The Help yet? That was another one I loved recently.

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  15. I am excited to hear a good review of this book. I picked it up and debated about buying it for about an hour as I strolled around B&N last weekend. In the end I didn't purchase it because of a bad review of the book I had read. Now I think I'll have to go back and grab it in time to read it before the movie comes out!

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  16. agreed -- the book is definitely not slow, I found after a few short hours to be halfway through. I'm really enjoying it though it is definitely different than what I was expecting =)
    Loved the link up yesterday! Hope to participate again!

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  17. I bought the book but I haven't started reading it yet! I need to start soon!

    Have a great day!

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  18. Ahh, I JUST started Water For Elephants last night and am already a quarter of the way through! I LOVE it. So glad to hear you did also.

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  19. I have to read this still!!! Ahhhh, saw he movie trailer for the first time yesterday. Looks amazing but I want to read the book before I see it! Is it sad I've been meaning to read this book for over a year? Awful.

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  20. I love WFE too! Someone just this week said some parts were slow, but I couldn't disagree more! I loved the pace, I was never bored, and I can't wait to see the movie!

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  21. i read that book last summer and then knowing that rob and reese are starring, made the book just that much better. i'm going to reread it this weekend, pumped for the movie release at the end of this month! woo hoo!

    xoxo!

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  22. sooooo cute.love to see the movie.

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  23. I really need to read Water for Elephants!!

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  24. I have heard so many good things about this book - I think it's about time I actually read it!!

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  25. Loved it!! Can't wait for the movie!

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  26. One of the best books I've ever read! I loved it! Can't wait for the movie!

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  27. Alright you convinced me I will put it on my reading list :)

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  28. WFE is such a good book... I also am now so excited for the film!

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  29. I absolutely LOVED Water for Elephants!! It was such a great read, I couldn't put it down and read it in a day and a half. I am the worst about reading the book, then watching the movie and not loving the movie as much as the book (does that make sense?) so my hubby told me I can't say anything in the shape of, "The book was so much better!" when we watch a movie that was a book first LOL I hope the movie is atleast close to being as good as the book.

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  30. I'm loving Water for Elephants too! I can't wait to finish it and then see it at the movies :)

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  31. I want to read that book so bad! I am definitely seeing the movie. I had no idea that you are an art teacher, that's what I am currently in school for! I have been in two different elementary school classrooms so far and I loved them both :)

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  32. I loved that book, too! It has been a few years since I read it, so I may try to reread it before the movie comes out!

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