There is nothing I enjoy more than story-time with my daughter at bedtime. I love curling up the floor with her on my lap reading the stories I grew up with to her. She never gets tired of “Little Red Riding Hood”and “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”. My favorite lately is “If You Give a [...]
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I listened to this novel on my daily commute to work and it made the ride very enjoyable. It’s a funny story about childhood friendship, small town life and secrets, a road trip and a hit-and-run. This book had a little of something for everyone.
It starts off with a hit-and-run after a high school reunion. [...]
I have always loved reading about different time periods in history. This particular book takes place in Paris in the 1860s when Emperor Napoleon decided to modernize the city. I have always dreamed of visiting Paris and the author transports you right there. You can hear the conversations of the shopkeepers opening their doors on [...]
I Wanted a short easy read for vacation. Searching my bookcase, I found “Green Angel,” a young adult novel by Alice Hoffman. It touches on life changes, letting go of the past, and accepting yourself and other people as they are. The book was a welcome change from my usual nonfiction reading. Green is a [...]
The language of flowers was a Victorian-era means of communication in which various flowers were used to send coded messages, conveying romantic feelings and expressions. Sadly the language has mostly been forgotten. That is until Vanessa Diffenbaugh wrote her novel, “The Language of Flowers”.
I started reading this novel with an open mind and with no [...]
The holidays are a time when I get extremely sentimental and nostalgic. My favorite childhood memories are of Christmas and the holiday season. My favorite part is getting ready for Christmas, the decorating, the baking, the Christmas songs. We start decorating the house the day after Thanksgiving and don’t stop until the week before Christmas. [...]
The longest running television show in the history of America television is the subject of this hilarious comic book. The stories are a bit far fetched even for The Simpson’s and yet I couldn’t stop going to the next adventure in the comic. I guess I’m one of those people that doesn’t care what it’s [...]
I am always intrigued by fiction with a biographical twist. This book was from the point of view of Ernest Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley. Through her eyes you saw the couple from the time they fell in love, through their divorce, until his suicide. You saw firsthand the passionate love they shared in the beginning [...]
The Kitchen House is an intricate tale of the south. It takes us back to when servants were the property of their masters and could not speak up for themselves or their family members. Many of the intimate secrets of this family are shared with us as the book unfolds. The master, in [...]
From bluerise to whiteset Dave Duncan spins an intriguing tale of adventure across the continent of Aureity at the center of a world that blends elements of fantasy and science fiction into a unique speculative reality. As a reader I was seeking a title that would fulfill a number of requirements; a fantasy or science [...]