Sunday, July 23, 2017

I'm Back!

I haven't been here for a while! I think I originally created this blog for book reviews and I haven't kept up with it Obviously!

Funny thing is, I come back after all this time to tell you about a couple books I have read!

The first one was a recommended book from Reese Witherspoon's book club called, In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware. This one looked good to me because she said it was scary, however, it wasn't scary, not to me anyway. I mean really, has she read Stephen King?
The book did keep my interest and it was an easy read, two things I look for in summer books. Through most of the book though, I kept getting the feeling that I have read it before or at least something quite like it.
I give it an 8

The other book is one I picked up to have something to read on the plane on one of my summer trips. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon. Even though I didn't get it from the Young Adult section, I am pretty sure that it is a Young Adult book but really who cares? I personally like these books. This one was good and it also kept my interest..a real good story.
I give this one a 9

The other book I am not finished with but am going to recommend because it is definetly a good read. Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist. Great short stories about the author's life and the awareness of God in the everyday. I am loving it!
So far I am giving it a 10 and will pass it on to my church library when I am finished.

Hopefully next time I come back I will share some photos with you.
Goodness knows I have enough to share!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Book Review of Jodi Picoult's new book "Small Great Things"



Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

I was given this book for advance reading by Net Galley, many thanks to them for letting me read this book. I have read almost all of Jodi Picoult's books and have always admired how she can give both side of the story, in fact that is one of the main reasons I enjoy her books to begin with.
I know that she will be giving me something to think about!

This book is no exception. The story has stayed with me now for several days and has given me more to contemplate than any of her other books. I believe this book will be responsible for changing  my ideas on the matter of racism and has opened my eyes to many things I didn't realize or care to think about before.

It takes a talented writer to get readers to reconsider their ideals, in this lies Jodi Picoult's greatest talent. Thanks Jodi!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

A Couple Pictures to Share

I just love taking pictures of the sky when it's either Dawn or Dusk and you get a sliver of the moon in the shot! Makes me happy!



Friday, May 6, 2016

Reviewing a new book Redemption Road by John Hart



I hardly ever give the books I read a five star rating, however, Redemption Road by John Hart definitely deserves one as far as I am concerned. Hart has a way of creating strong characters that could be the main character in their own book. I have read all of Hart's books except for one and he never fails to deliver a great story. The main character in Redemption Road, Elizabeth, is a strong female character. She is a cop and has to make some difficult decisions along the way not unlike many of us, she has doubts about herself but makes the challenging decisions the best she can. Redemption Road was a very tense story and I felt on the edge of my seat most of the time. I was driven crazy with the need to know what was going to happen and then he would switch to another character! There were a few plots working at the same time, very edgy book in a good way.

If you love a good mystery and a story that keeps you interested until the very end, then do yourself a favor and read Redemption Road. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


"I believe one of the most important priorities is to do whatever we do as well as we can." - Victor Kermit Kiam

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A New Book Review

Where We Fall
by Rochelle B. Weinstein
Lake Union Publishing              
        
due out April 19th

This book grabbed me from the beginning because I needed to find out what was going on with the character Abby. This story is told through all the characters Abby, Ryan Lauren and Julianna. It is their story and it is of finding love, losing love, heartbreak, depression, sacrifice and all the personal struggles that many of us deal with in our own daily lives. It is well written and easy to read. I recommend it as a good book for early summer reading.  

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Waiting for Spring to Show Up!

So while I'm waiting for Spring to show up (it's taking it's sweet time in my neck of the woods)
I need to post some pictures of my tulips last year to help perk me up and maybe it will help you also if you are still waiting for Spring to show up. Enjoy!