The Night Swim by Megan Goldin Thank you Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for sending me a free advanced copy of The Night Swim. This book turned out to be a good distraction during this time of quarantine. It was an easy read and didn't require a lot of concentration...which is just the only type … Continue reading The Night Swim
Things in Jars by Jess Kidd I read this novel in a day. And it wasn’t because it was practising social distancing and had nowhere to go and nothing to do (ok, maybe that was a smidge of the reason). But mostly it was the kind of novel where I had to put life on … Continue reading Things in Jars
What interesting times we live in! For those of you who are looking for book titles for kiddos in junior and senior high, I've compiled a list of books I've read and recommend and a few titles I haven't read but were recommended by various publishing houses and educational websites. Weblinks for more information concerning … Continue reading What to Read During Social Distancing
I was lucky enough to be sent an advanced copy of The Unexpected Spy through Macmillan and Netgalley. This is the true story of a young woman’s experience being recruited by the CIA right out of university and getting immersed into the world of searching for terrorist activity. She then makes a move to the … Continue reading The Unexpected Spy
I was given an advanced reading copy of When We Were Vikings By Simon and Schuster. This is a wonderful story of a young woman given a life filled with all sorts of battles. Zelda is up for the fight. She has a fascination with the Vikings, in fact, she believes she is a Viking. … Continue reading When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald
If you leave a door half-open, soon you’ll hear the whisper spoken. If you play outside alone, soon you won’t be going home. If you widow’s left unlatched, you’ll hear him tapping at the glass. If you’re lonely, sad and blue, The Whisper Man will come for you. … Continue reading The Whisper Man by Alex North
I Will Make You Pay by Teresa Driscoll I received an advanced copy of “I Will Make You Pay” by Teresa Driscoll. I do love a good psychological thriller, and this one is just that. Ok, this novel creeped me out slightly when I first began reading- nothing like answering a phone call and receiving … Continue reading I Will Make You Pay by Teresa Driscoll
Our book club FINALLY met last week (thank you Pam for hostessing)! We are a month late because life was über complicated for several of us, as life is wont to be, but meet we did indeed! And it was a wonderful celebration of friendship and reading! So many book suggestions!! ALL of them calling … Continue reading More Book Club Selections for 2015!
Summer! Sand, surf, BBQs, fruity drinks with umbrellas, and books! Lots and lots of books. I see summer as a time of literary exploration where I can muck about with titles and tombs I wouldn't normally reading during the year because spare time is at a premium. Classics, gothic, mystery, crime, horror, historical. I keep … Continue reading Hurray for Summer Reading!
I've gotten smarter. Whenever I come across a title of a book that looks like an absolutely delightful read I type it into Notes on my iPhone. I know, I know, a logical solution to keeping track of a literary wish list. But it did take me awhile to clue into the fact that this … Continue reading THE list.
I teach High School English. One of my classes has decided they wanted to have a "secret Santa" so I acquiesced but only on the condition that the gifts MUST be a book and not just any book a used book nothing over 5 dollars. Well, the enthusiasm that ensued was far beyond my expectation. … Continue reading Christmas Book Ideas
Last night I couldn’t sleep. So I did what most people do I in the darkest, loneliest hours of the night... downloaded free books on my iPad. Now, I always knew the selection of free books available to the public was extensive but I never realized how wonderfully accessible it all is. So, like a … Continue reading Shopping for Books…In the Dead of Night
Today I bought two books. Tomes actually. Any day a book is purchased is a good day. I was a farm kid. The farm was a wonderful place for a child to cultivate an imagination, no matter how peculiar. My sisters and I defended tree forts from imaginary marauders. Cooked witches brew in an old … Continue reading For the Love of Tomes