Saturday, December 18, 2010

Six Sentence Saturday

Welcome to Six Sentence Saturday.
Where I try to express my thoughts on recent reads using only 6 sentences!!!!.
At the end of each review I will post a
rating scale of 1-5 using the cute and original (lol) Playing Cards.
Rating scale will be as follows:

5 of Hearts- You must read this book NOW!!
4 of Hearts- A great read, put it on your TBR list.
3 of Hearts- Happy that I read it...a good read.

2 of Hearts- Just O.K but nothing to write home about.
Joker Card - Don't bother (why did I?)

The Perfect Christmas - Debbie Macomber
All Cassie wants for Christmas is the perfect match and she's willing to spend a lot of money to make this happen.She enlists the help of a matchmaker- Simon Dodson who analyzes her with a cold, discerning eye and leaves her questioning why she started any of this in the first place. I found this story to be a sweet, sentimental, and yes, very predictable read. But I knew it going in and I didn't have any high expectations for this book. By doing that I was able to enjoy it for what it was...a romantic Christmas read that made me smile from time to time.
My Rating:

The Perfect Love Song: A Holiday Story - Patti Callahan Henry
source: Vanguard Press
I started this book in November and felt very disconnected from the point-of-view so I put it back on the shelves to read later. I'm glad that I finally picked it up as it was an enjoyable light Christmas read. The story is very predictable once again and I absolutely knew how it was all going to end, but that was okay with me once I accepted this book for what it was. I liked the female characters in the book a lot, and I even enjoyed Jimmy's rise to fame and how singers are manipulated by their handlers and lose control of their lives. I did in fact, fall in love with the wedding being held in Ireland and of course, my heart did a bit of a pitter-patter over that because I just think being married in another country would be so exciting! Overall, this was a good read and a pleasant way to spend a cold, snowy day!
My Rating:

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  1. Sometimes sweet and predictable is just what's needed in the lead up to Christmas :)

  2. I think the Macomber book sounds fun - it would have been so interesting back when we were single to see what a matchmaker would come up with!! :--)

  3. I like the first one, you don't need more than that. Nice and sweet for xmas

  4. The Perfect Christmas was definitely predictable alright! I thought it was just an ok read. I liked Call Me Mrs. Miracle much, much better even thought that was predictable too. The characters were just more likeable and seemed more real. Have a great week, Staci!

  5. Sometimes its fun to read predictable and easy!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. Nothing wrong with a good predictable read, and after all you really wouldn't want a sad Christmas story.

  7. I had in mind to say almost the exact thing as Teddyree! My mind at times needs these type of books.

  8. I have not read ANY holidays books yet, but hope to read Snowglobe; Sheila Roberts soon.

  9. I love the rating system with the cards... great and original Staci.

    Really enjoyed the reviews and going to wish you a merry Xmas now since it's going to be hectic the next few days... Santa is swiping through the house and there's so much yet to be done!

  10. It seems like my holiday reading has been just so-so this year and if this post is an indication of your reads - you're in the same boat.

  11. These kinds of reads are great for the holiday season. I'm reading a Christmas one by Macomber right now - Christmas Letters. It's ok - fluffy, light read.

  12. I read The Perfect Christmas last year and had the same reaction. At times it was a bit too sweet but this time of year we all have a bit too much sweet. I like the sound of the second book. Maybe for next year.


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