Tuesday, August 27, 2013


How To Survive Ancient Spells and Crazy KingsHow To Survive Ancient Spells and Crazy Kings by Laura Pauling
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I think I want to adopt Bianca, with all her vim and vigor. Bianca, the main character, is a twelve year old girl who loves her grandfather, Zeb, and was convinced she had received a sign that he was in trouble after eating a piece of pumpkin pie, and so her sleuthing began. She wanted answers and nothing was going to stand in her way, so naturally she was elated to discover her parents had

Sunday, August 25, 2013


Mr. & Mrs. , and who's that baby?

"I know dear. No. I can't hold the baby, I'm holding my gloves dear."

"She knocked my hat off"

"Yes dear. Well your hat isn't a John Fredric's, which isn't low in price."

"When she comes back in the room she'll expect the woman to be holding the baby."

"No dear. She'll see I'm holding my gloves. Shush dear. Here she comes."

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Grace, by TL Bliss - Book Review

GraceGrace by TL Bliss
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a story about a young girl, Sara, who loves to write. And about how Sara found the true purpose and value of her writing after interviewing her older and wiser neighbor, Grace. Both had written as a way to deal with life, yet neither had shared all the notes, poems, and memories they had collected. Both kept them hidden away in a box, hidden from the world, and more importantly from the ones

Sunday, August 11, 2013

They Rode Good Horses, by D.B. Jackson - Book Review

They Rode Good HorsesThey Rode Good Horses by D b Jackson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Brady McCall and Franklin Stillwell partnered up the winter of 1840 in St. Joseph, Missouri, when they were just boys. The pairing of mischievousness and naive goodness bound them together for life. By spring of 1840 when the 58 families that wintered in St. Joseph were finally headed west by wagon train, the boys had earned themselves some Comanche Indian Ponies by working for old crotchety Mr. Hogue at the livery stable. Good horses that afforded them an advantage on the long arduous trail west.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Book Review - An Apricot Year, by Martha Egan

An Apricot YearAn Apricot Year by Martha Egan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is a testament to us mature women that have been abused, then abandoned in the prime of our lives. That would be any time after fifty years of age. In Martha Egan's book, AN APRICOT YEAR, the main character is all the above. Luli Russell was married to an abusive drunk who mentally and physically abused not only her, but her children also. In those days women were taught to sacrifice for the

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

BOOK REVIEW - No Laughing Matter: A Short Story, by James Scott Bell

No Laughing MatterNo Laughing Matter by James Scott Bell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


The tension in every sentence, every word, of this suspenseful short story caused me to inhale it in one breath. The main character, Paul Harvey, is a comedian that had just bombed on stage at a comedy club, then naturally proceeded to the bar to cry in his bourbon when he got an offer he couldn't refuse.


The Magic DiaryThe Magic Diary by T.L. Bliss
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Becky and Alex are neighbors who become best friends. Both of them are being raised by a single parent. Becky is being raised by her Dad, Joe. Alex is being raised by his mother, Heather. Becky lost her Mother, Sara, to cancer, and Alex lost his Father, Doug, in a car accident. This book illustrates how discipline, and morals, protect children, and how respecting your parents keeps you safe. And that if a child loses a parent, that parent could still magically be with you when you need them.