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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!

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!

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 Redempt…
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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.

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!

I read Jay Williams' book "Life is Not An Accident"

Life Is Not an Accident: A Memoir of Reinvention by Jay Williams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Even if you don't know who Jay Williams is this is still an inspirational story. I, however, have been a Duke basketball fan for years and Jay, was one of my favorite players. I knew that he had endured after his motorcycle accident but just how much he has gone through and survived in his life thus far is amazing to say the least. In this memoir he intimately shares his story of his struggles on the road to reinvention. I loved the book and it even opened my eyes to the life of basketball players both college and in the NBA. A very inspirational book.

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I read Natalie Lloyd's latest book

I read Natalie Lloyd's book " A Snicker of Magic" and just loved it so when her new book "The Key To Extraordinary" came out I was all about it! Yes, this is a middle school book and yes, I like middle school and young reader books! They are easy and just great reads with not complicated subjects or plots. They always have a lesson to be learned and I kind of like that. So I read them. Here is my review of "The Key to Extraordinary" from GOODREADS

A New Preview

I have previewed a new children's book from Net Galley coming out in October 2016 it's called "The Story Book Knight" Even dragons love a good story. The story is by Helen Docherty and illustrated by her husband Thomas Docherty. This is an adorable story about a mouse named Leo who just happens to be a knight and loves to read, he doesn't want to fight he would rather sit and read all day, however, his parents have a different plan for him and that plan includes taming a dragon. This is a great story book for 4-7 year olds and since I have a 5 year old grandson, I intend to read it to him in fact, I think even my 11 year old grandson would enjoy the story. Please check it out in October and share it with your little ones. It's a delightful read.