Aloha Friday #28

April 18, 2008 by Kailani  
Filed under aloha friday

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing heavy or too thought-provoking.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

Today’s question/statement is:

What was the last book you’ve read and would you recommend that others read it, too?

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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48 Responses to “Aloha Friday #28”
  1. 1
    Ellen says:

    I read All Together in One Place by Jane Kirkpatrick. It is a historical fiction book about women traveling on the Oregon Trail. Yes, I would recommend it – very adventurous and educational.

    Ellen’s last blog post..Post Catagories

  2. 2
    yoshi says:

    The last book I read was The book of Jhereg, by Steven Brust. If you like fantasy, spy thriller, this is a pretty good book. It reads really easy and it’s easy to get into the action. It’s like reading James Bond in Middle Earth. Pretty slick.

    yoshi’s last blog post..Random Stuff

  3. 3
    Suzanne Bastien says:

    What was the last book you’ve read and would you recommend that others read it, too?

    I am reading Gorgeously Green. Yes, I would invite every woman (and man) to read this book. It will teach us how to protect ourselves, and our children from the harmful chemicals in items we use everyday. And how to be beautiful and sexy while helping save what is left for our children!

    Suzanne Bastien’s last blog post..Monday ramblings

  4. 4
    Krista says:

    I read The Restorer by Sharon Hinck. It was pretty good, but I didn’t like the way it ended just making you have to read the second one. And I’m part way through the second one and it’s really annoying how she keeps “explaining” things that happened in the first book. Duh!

    Krista’s last blog post..The Nightmare Day

  5. 5
    The Pumkin Patch says:

    The Friday Night Knitting Club. It was an AWESOME book about friendships between women/moms. I thought it was so great I hoped they’d make a movie, then went to IMBD and saw that they were in talks about it. It showed Julia Roberts as the main character.

    It’s a book all women should read!

    The Pumkin Patch’s last blog post..Old MacDonald had a farm…….

  6. 6
    Renee says:

    My last book read was Ella Enchanted (don’t know the author) it’s the one that the movie of the same title was based on…and yes it’s for children. I read a lot of children’s lit to preview things for DD. This one is really good though and I would recommend it.

    For grown up stuff I’m currently reading “Let them Eat Cake” and I’m liking it a lot.

    Renee’s last blog post..Homeschooling???

  7. 7
    Charlotte (Charmed Life) says:

    Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss

    As for mature books – truthfully, I don’t finish a book ;) I scan through the pages and read only those with interesting chapter titles …

    Charlotte (Charmed Life)’s last blog post..Photo Contest – Spring Time

  8. 8
    diana/sunshine says:

    i’m just about done with jodi picoult’s 19 minutes, so i’m going to count it as the last book i’ve read.

    it is about a school shooting very similar to the columbine tragedy. i would recommend it as it has the potential to open eyes to what the youth of today endure in the way of bullying and the consequences of that.

    i personally have found to hard to get through because as a youth worker, it just breaks my heart to read accounts of such abuse – even in fictional characters. but i would recommend it as i think j. picoult has written another winner.

    diana/sunshine’s last blog’s your turn to answer

  9. 9
    Rach (Heart of Rachel) says:

    I love The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

    Rach (Heart of Rachel)’s last blog post..Aloha Friday #25

  10. 10
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  11. 11
    Deborah says:

    The last book I read was Mind’s Eye. A thriller my husband gave me for Christmas. I love mysteries, (Agatha Christie, Sherlock Holmes) but this was a bit over the top. I would not recommend this. I can’t even remember the author’s name.

    Deborah’s last blog post..Aloha Friday – Rainy Days

  12. 12
    Jessica K says:

    The last book I read was Devoted by Alice Borchardt. It was very interesting, yet I can’t say I would recommend it. She’s Anne Rice’s sister, and there was definitely some weird stuff in that book. :)
    Grayson and I are reading Treasure Island together, and it is great. He begs for extra chapters every night!

    Jessica K’s last blog post..Say Hello To Mah Leetle Fren’

  13. 13
    Jennifer S says:

    The last book I read was the No-Cry Sleep Solution, by Elizabeth Pantley.

    I am in the ongoing process of reviewing Pantley’s suggestions. You can read about our baby sleep issues here:

  14. 14
    Modern Mami says:

    lol – this really sucks – but the last book I’ve read is Green Eggs and Ham and yes I’d recommend it to others! – lol how sad, huh? does that even count? ;)

    btw – I’m heading to Hawaii in 4 weeks!

    Modern Mami’s last blog post..My daughter’s a liar.

  15. 15
    Rosie says:

    Oops! I’ve asked a similar question for my Friday aboat. Sorry about that. Like Diane I’ve recently finished 19 minutes by Jodi Picoult which I would highly recommend. I’d recommend all her books actually. They are really well researched and cover some very topical issues.

    I’ve also just finished The point of Rescue by Sophie Hannah, a new author I’ve recently discovered. I’d recommend her books too. Similar in a way to Jodi Picoult, a very good read.

  16. 16
    Kelly @ Pass the Torch says:

    I loved Parenting Preteens with a Purpose and Parenting Preschoolers with a Purpose. Great reads!

    Kelly @ Pass the Torch’s last blog post..Hidden Treasure of Assets Game Giveaway

  17. 17
    Summer says:

    I last read Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones and I LOVED it! If you like fantasy I highly recommend this read. It’s one of my favorite books now.

    Summer’s last blog post..Men and Make up

  18. 18
    Mom Of 3 Girls » Blog Archive » Aloha Friday #28 (and a prayer request) says:

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  19. 19
    Jen @ JenuineJen says:

    The Other Woman by Jane Green. The book was good but not exactly what I expected. The characters were richer and more complex than I thought they would be. I am currently reading The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger and The Husband by Dean Koontz.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Jen @ JenuineJen’s last blog post..Do You Twitter?

  20. 20
    Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says:

    The last book I read was for a virtual book tour that I did this week. It’s an awesome book for anyone with a tween or teenage daughter, to help spark those difficult conversations about the issues facing young girls. I would definitely recommend it – it’s called The Truth, I’m a Girl, I’m Smart and I know Everything. :)

    Please check out my Aloha Friday post today – I’m hoping that everyone will join me in praying for my mother-in-law, who’s undergoing kidney transplant surgery today.

    Deb – Mom of 3 Girls’s last blog post..Aloha Friday #28 (and a prayer request)

  21. 21
    Angela says:

    Fun topic…I really enjoyed reading everyone’s comments on this one (I”m always looking for a good book).

    The last book I read was “Vienna Prelude” by Bode & Brock Thoene (a husband and wife team). It had a well-woven web of characters ranging from a Jewish family, an American journalist, concert musicians, and many intriguing others. It also featured a good love triangle (keeps you guessing which guy she’ll choose) and lots of suspense. I enjoyed it, but like some of the other books mentioned, it definitely makes you want to go pick up the next book in the series when you finish because it doesn’t really end. I’d recommend it for anyone who enjoys good period/historical fiction.

    Angela’s last blog post..Blog Fluff

  22. 22
    Write From Karen says:

    Dirty Job by Christopher Moore.

    This was my first exposure to Moore’s work and though I wouldn’t say it was boring, I would say it was off-the-charts weird.

    This book is about death and how certain mortal people are assigned to be Death Merchants – they transfer souls from dead people to living people without souls. The subject matter is strange, but Moore’s humor is tangible and if you’re in the mood for something out of your genre, then you might consider reading it.

    But only if you’ re in the mood for something strange and if you don’t have a sense of humor about the after life, then no, I wouldn’t recommend it.

  23. 23
    JulieAnn says:

    Moloka’i by Brennert. It’s a look into a girl with Hansen’s disease’s life in Hawaii in the 1900′s. I love the Hawaiian words integrated into the text.It was a great story of Kalaupapa. I’d definitely recommend it!

    JulieAnn’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – Rainbow Falls

  24. 24
    stampedwithgrace says:

    I’m reading The Next Level by David Gregory. I just started it and at first I didn’t get it (slow I guess), but I think I just got it now and it looks like it will be good. I really liked his books Dinner/Day with a Perfect Stranger!

    stampedwithgrace’s last blog post..The Moody Pews Book Giveaway

  25. 25
    TheAngelForever says:

    The last book (adult – not for the kids) that I read was Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it for light, quick reading. After my current book I plan to start reading her Shopaholic series. Right now I am reading New Moon since I loved the first book of the Twilight series.

    BTW – Feel better quickly and sorry you had to miss your shopping trip.

    TheAngelForever’s last blog post..A beautiful spring day – ACHOO!

  26. 26
    Cathi says:

    Last summer I bought the “Spiderwick Chronicles” for my 7 year old grandson who is a voracious reader. I just finished reading them so we can go and see the movie together. There are five very small books not including the large field guide. They are a fast read and my grandson and I enjoy discussing them.

    Cathi’s last blog post..Aloha Friday

  27. 27
    Terri Sue says:

    This is my first time to participate. I just finished reading an old favorite from school days called “The Dark is Rising” by Susan Cooper. Once a year I read her series because I love how she wrote about the fight betwenn the light and the dark.

    Be blessed!

    Terri Sue’s last blog post..Aloha Friday

  28. 28
    bee says:

    Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson. I loved it!

    I’m going to see her at an author event tomorrow. I think she’ll be signing copies of her new book! I’m so excited!

  29. 29
    Anne says:

    I’m currently reading 7th Heaven by James Patterson and yes I would definately reccommend it for reading as well as the other 6 that precede it. Awesome series here!

    Anne’s last blog post..The Earth Moved

  30. 30
    Christine says:

    Josh reads to me, and he loves The Magic TreeHouse series by Mary Pope Osborne. It’s about a brother and sister who travel through time and have all kinds of fun adventures.

    I’m reading Janet Evanovich’s Plum Lucky, and the last book I read was the Teen Whisperer.

    Hope you are feeling better!

    Christine’s last blog post..Aloha Friday

  31. 31
    the mama hood says:

    The last book I read was Chicken Soup for the Mother of Preschoolers Soul. It was filled with great heart-warming stories that any parent could relate to.
    Great question!

    the mama hood’s last blog post..HAPPY ALOHA FRIDAY

  32. 32
    Dawn Weigum says:

    The last book I actually read through was The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide since I am doing a book review and giveaway on it right now on my blog. I recommend it to all new moms and expecting moms! The last book I read aside from that is The Science of Success! I think its a great motivating book for working moms to get busy with bringing success into their lives. I recommend it to everyone!

    Dawn Weigum’s last blog post..Aloha Friday

  33. 33
    Grace says:

    The last book I read is titled, The Go Giver – a little simple story about a powerful business idea that can be used for business and personal relationships. Highly recommended since the story is interesting and this is not a huge book.

    Grace’s last blog post..The Layered Meme

  34. 34
    kelleythejewelrylady says:

    Great minds ! I just read a great book and reviewed on my page. Also a contest, so go check out my Aloha Friday!

    kelleythejewelrylady’s last blog post..I did it….you can too!

  35. 35
    Ginny says:

    I just finished up Nightshade by Susan Wittig-Albert. It is part of the China Bayles mystery series. I really like it, if you are into cozy mysteries, then I suggest starting with the first China Bayles book though. They are good & have tons of info on herbs/plants.

    Ginny’s last blog post..News of Interest

  36. 36
    Anne says:

    I think the patterson books kind of pick up where the last one leaves off but if you are like me and can’t get into a book then I skip it lol

    Anne’s last blog post..Aloha Friday and the Earth Moved

  37. 37
    Holly Schwendiman says:

    I last read “The Count of Monte Cristo” and I absolutely recommend it. It’s my second time through but was like my first because I forgot so much in 11 years. :)


  38. 38
    Chrissy says:

    The last book I read was Jenna Jameson’s How To Make Love Like A Pornstar: A Cautionary Tale. I thought it was a really fascinating read and would definitely recommend it!

    Chrissy’s last blog post..Meeting New Friends

  39. 39
    Richelle F says:

    I just finished Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult. I really enjoyed it. It’s kind of a mystery that takes place in an Amish community.

    Richelle F’s last blog post..Coupon Organization

  40. 40
    Sweet Pea 48 says:

    The last book I read was ” A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle. I read this book several times even before Oprah had picked it for her book club. It is the most insightful book I have read to date. It really explains what your purpose in life is. A fantastic read and I highly suggest it for everyone.

  41. 41
    Jessica says:

    The last book i read is Guines Book of World Records with my nine-year-old. I don’t know if it’s recommended reading, but sure ie interesting and makes my son giggle!

    Jessica’s last blog friday

  42. 42
    Sher :) says:

    Shss! It’s been so long since I’ve been able to read that I’ve forgotten. :)

    Sher :) ’s last blog post..April Book Giveaway ~ You are My Wish Come True

  43. 43
    Jennifer in OR says:

    A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle. Don’t read if you’re feeling wanderlust. You’ll want the next ticket out to France!!

    Jennifer in OR’s last blog post..When Your 6-year-old Makes You Cry

  44. 44
    Bethany says:

    Any Karen Kingsbury book!

  45. 45
    roslan says:

    I read book Irfan khairi ?
    if Someone want to making money with internet ,they can read this book ‘Secrets of Internet Millionaires Revealed’

  46. 46
    roslan says:

    ‘The Neatest Little Guide to Making Money Online ‘…
    A comprehensive guide on how to start making money online by creating one’s very own website.

  47. 47
    Mary @ Adventures in Mommyland says:

    ‘The Bright Side of Disaster’ is the last book I read, its a great book you should check it out.

    Mary @ Adventures in Mommyland’s last blog post..Win Hair Accessories from LBP Boutique

  48. 48
    Rhonda says:

    I am just finishing NURTURE by Lisa Bevere. It is non-fiction and I highly recommend it.

    Lisa has capture the heartbeat of where women are at right now.

    Rhonda’s last blog post..He’s Still Got It!



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