Friday, January 13, 2012

Book Club Friday

I am happy to be linking up for Book Club Friday again! It is a great way to get some book reviews and find new reads for this winter!
I am actually reading 2 different books, i know it is weird to read 2 different books at the same time, but i started one when i got it and the other is taking me awhile to get into.

1st book
Pick Another Checkout Lane, Honey: Save Big Money & Make the Grocery Aisle your Catwalk

Description from

What if you could save over 70% on your monthly grocery budget and build a stockpile of food at the same time? Don t be a skeptic! Pick Another Checkout Lane, Honey will jumpstart your journey to saving $600 per month! If you re interested in the idea but overwhelmed by the logistics, you ll love our step-by-step approach that transforms even the most timid shopper from coupon-shy to coupon-savvy. Authors Joanie Demer and Heather Wheeler share their expertise along with hundreds of tried and true coupon tips in a fun, user-friendly format that will have you high-fiving the grocery store cashier in no time.

Now, i don't want to be a Krazy Coupon Lady, i just wanted to learn more about how coupons work and how they get things for cheap and how the process works, i am about 120 pages into this book and i have learned a lot so far, i think as consumers we should be using them, in this book, they talk about the stores are reimbursed for all the coupons that are used. I did my first real "coupon" shopping and i saved some money, not a crazy amount. So i am happy with that and the stuff i bought was stuff we needed and use on a regular basis, i will NEVER clear the shelves or buy stuff that will never get used.

Do you use coupons?

 The 2nd book
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close By: Johnathan Safran
Descritopn from

Jonathan Safran Foer emerged as one of the most original writers of his generation with his best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated. Now, with humor, tenderness, and awe, he confronts the traumas of our recent history.

Nine-year-old Oskar Schell has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11. This seemingly impossible task will bring Oskar into contact with survivors of all sorts on an exhilarating, affecting, often hilarious, and ultimately healing journey.

I am anxious to read the movie reviews on this book? Do you plan on going to see this movie?

I have had a hard time getting into this book, but i do not like to start a book and not finish... so i am going to try and finish so i can move onto my other books.

Hope you have a great Friday, we had our first snow storm yesterday which in Iowa it is hard to believe usually by January 12th, we have around 14 inches of snow already! We also had some record breaking temperatures last week, one day was in the low 60's and another day was in the high 50's. The weather has been crazy! I hope you are staying warm or enjoying your spring like weather!

Until next time,


Heather said... [Reply]

I am 100% sure Extremely Loud... would make me cry. haha The movie trailer looks so good though!

jennie said... [Reply]

I don't think I'll be seeing, or reading, Extremely Loud as I like my books to make me laugh more than cry (although that being said, I've been tricked into liking Jodi Picoult..haha). That coupon book seems cool, too. Who doesn't love saving money?

Alyssa said... [Reply]

When a book is slow it makes it harder for me to read it. Sadly, I even brought one back to the library recently, unfinished! :(