Book Reviews

Book List for June 2018

I can’t believe a month has flown by already. Here are my top picks for the month -- some new books and some old favorites: Water from my Heart – Charles Martin – Adult Fiction – 5 -- What an amazing story this is – about a man who starts out as cold, unfeeling, and… Continue reading Book List for June 2018

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Book Reviews, News, Personal updates

My Favorite Books for 2017

Happy New Year, everyone! It's time to reveal my favorite books for the year. Please note that I post all the books I like on Goodreads (not all the books I read, just the ones I like) so if you want a more complete list, check my page there or the link above. These are… Continue reading My Favorite Books for 2017

Personal updates

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone out there.  I feel so blessed this year.  I have a wonderful family, sweet grandchildren, good friends, plenty of food and a comfortable home in a beautiful area where I enjoy so many freedoms.  I have a cute little dog who loves to walk with me.  I am thankful for my… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving

Book Reviews, News, On Writing

My Top Twenty Favorite Books for 2014

Some people celebrate the new year with parties, good food, and dancing.  That's fun, but I also like to look back at all the books I've read during the past year.  Whoa, did I really read that many? (Sorry, I only posted reviews on the ones I enjoyed most.)  2014 has been a very good… Continue reading My Top Twenty Favorite Books for 2014

Personal updates

Robin McKinley

Robin McKinley is coming to Boston! AAAAAAHHHHH! I have to go! I must go! To back up, Robin McKinley will be the guest of honor at Boskone, a Science Fiction Convention in Boston on February 13-15, 2015. You know how you fantasize about meeting your favorite authors? I mean, when I was a child and… Continue reading Robin McKinley

Book Reviews

Rose Daughter

Last night I finished rereading Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley, which is a gorgeous retelling of Beauty and the Beast.  Actually, this is Robin’s second version of Beauty and the Beast.  I read the first one, Beauty, when it was first published in 1978, and I absolutely loved it.  I’ve reread it so many times… Continue reading Rose Daughter

Book Reviews, On Writing, Personal updates

My Favorite 25 Books of the Year

As I looked over my Goodreads list for the past year, I realized that I have read a LOT of books (over a hundred... and that’s only the ones I recorded).  I’ve enjoyed many wonderful stories from different genres, though I tend to read mostly Young Adult.  Some books didn’t make it on the Goodreads… Continue reading My Favorite 25 Books of the Year

Personal updates

Shadows

Robin McKinley’s new book, Shadows, came out last Thursday.  I’d been drooling over the ads for ages, so naturally I just had to go run some errands that day and (surprise!) ended up at the bookstore.  I could hardly wait to get home and begin reading.  I stayed up late and finished the book in… Continue reading Shadows

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Books that Shaped My Life

I love to read! Books have been a part of my life since I was a tiny child, sitting on my grandmother's lap, listening to her read to me. See my guest blog to find out more. Guest Blog at Lori’s Reading Corner http://www.lorisreadingcorner.com Also, see my book trailer Reveal at If Books Could Talk… Continue reading Books that Shaped My Life

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Insomnia, anyone?

Sometimes I sleep just fine. Other times I just can’t seem to get comfortable, or I can’t find my brain’s off switch. Some nights I drop off quickly, but then I wake up at three a.m. after a disturbing dream. Instead of dismissing it, rolling over, and drifting back to sleep, I start wondering what… Continue reading Insomnia, anyone?