Book Reviews, News

Book List for May 2018

I can't believe May is gone already. As usual, I have read a mix of new books and re-read some well-loved books. Here are my favorites: A Note Yet Unsung – Tamera Alexander – Clean romance, historical romance – a beautiful story of love, music, loss, and striving to achieve your dreams --  5 See… Continue reading Book List for May 2018

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Best Books of 2016

"Did you have a good year?" some people ask. Their judgment of 2016 might be dependent on how much money they made, or if everyone they knew lived, if they became famous, or even who won the election. However, money comes and goes, people around us are born and die, and every few years the leadership of the government changes. There are always… Continue reading Best Books of 2016

Book Reviews

Harry Potter and Expecto Patronum

I’ve been sick the last couple of days.  As I rested, I began to reread the Harry Potter series.  I love J.K. Rowling’s books.  They’re just as fresh, alive and fun as the first day I read them.  I finished #3, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and I began to think about how… Continue reading Harry Potter and Expecto Patronum

Book Reviews

Of Wind and Winter (Tale 1 of the Snow Queen)

Book Review:  Of Wind and Winter (Tale 1 of the Snow Queen), by Danyelle Leafty: Aneira is 9 years old when she is kidnapped by Baba Yaga, and if she ever hopes to see her family again, she must help the witch. What starts out sounding like a straightforward task soon becomes complicated, for everyone… Continue reading Of Wind and Winter (Tale 1 of the Snow Queen)

Book Reviews

Gregor the Overlander

Book Review:  Gregor the Overlander, by Suzanne Collins: I enjoyed the Hunger Games series, and when I checked to see what else Suzanne Collins had written, I found this series. Eleven-year-old Gregor lives in New York City and spends his free time babysitting his little sister and trying not to think about his missing father.… Continue reading Gregor the Overlander

Book Reviews

Celia and the Wolf

Book Review:  Celia and the Wolf, by Donna Maloy. Celia’s father has warned her repeatedly that her true nature as a shapeshifter is to be kept hidden. But normal life in 1806 England is so boring. A fourteen-year old young lady is supposed to sit still, be pretty, embroider, and act refined. Celia dreams of… Continue reading Celia and the Wolf

Book Reviews

Back By Sunrise

Book Review:  Back by Sunrise, by Justin Sloan When Brooke’s dad is deployed and later killed in action, she and her family must deal with their grief. Brooke can’t understand why her dad had to leave. But then she finds a magic necklace that her dad left her. When she puts on the necklace, Brooke… Continue reading Back By Sunrise

Book Reviews

A Hat Full of Sky

Book Review -- A Hat Full of Sky, by Terry Pratchett This book continues where The Wee Free Men left off. Tiffany Aching leaves home in order to study to be a witch, and ends up apprenticed to Miss Level, a woman with two bodies. Tiffany didn’t expect to be doing chores or caring for… Continue reading A Hat Full of Sky

Book Reviews

The Case of the Left-Handed Lady

Here’s another Enola Holmes mystery (#2, by Nancy Springer):  The Case of the Left-Handed Lady.  Enola evades her brother Sherlock’s attempts to find her and force her to learn to be a lady.  Enola would rather be a detective, and at age fourteen, she knows all her brother’s tricks, from disguises to accents.  This time… Continue reading The Case of the Left-Handed Lady

Personal updates

The Real Boy

I wasn’t planning on buying another book. After all, I have six books piled on my desk that need reviews, and another twenty books on my night stand that want to be read. But as I was perusing my favorite book review websites, I found The Real Boy. The cover and review looked interesting, so… Continue reading The Real Boy