Book Review: Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

What the book is about:  T&S follows Arram, Varice, and Ozorne, all student mages, through their studies, forging a nearly unbreakable friendship as they deal with forces outside the school in forms of plagues, politics, and run-ins with various animal gods. What I liked:  I'm a huge fan of Tamora Pierce and this thick book … Continue reading Book Review: Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

Book Review: Now Playing Stoner and Spaz II by Ron Koertge

What this book is about:  Stoner and Spaz II is the story of Ben (the Spaz) and Colleen (the Stoner) after, what I presume, are events that happened in Stoner and Spaz, which I haven't read. Ben has Cerebral Palsy and an eye for the cinematic due to the obscene number of hours he's spent … Continue reading Book Review: Now Playing Stoner and Spaz II by Ron Koertge

Book Review: The Nobody by Sarah Fader

What this book is about:  This children's book is about a creature named Nobody and his journey to become a somebody. What I liked:  The illustrations are cute and the story has a good message - it just takes one person to go from feeling like a Nobody to feeling like a Somebody. What I … Continue reading Book Review: The Nobody by Sarah Fader

Book Review: Mended by Blythe Daniel and Helen McIntosh – Available 4/9/19

What this book is about:  This nonfiction, Christian living book focuses narrowly on mending broken relationships between mothers and daughters. Throughout 11 chapters, they illuminate various places that a relational breakdown could occur and then offer practical steps to begin the process of restoration. Every chapter holds a personal story from either Blythe or Helen … Continue reading Book Review: Mended by Blythe Daniel and Helen McIntosh – Available 4/9/19

Book Review: Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

What the book is about:  Amy and Matthew are average high school students. Except Amy has cerebral palsy. And Matthew is paid to hang out with her once every four days at school. Amy has always been around adults and no one tells her the truth. Matthew has always been a loner, but honesty in … Continue reading Book Review: Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

What I’m Reading: Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

What this book is about:  Black Beauty is the story of a horse as it lives out its life in late part of 1800s in and around London. Black Beauty finds himself changing many hands over the course of his life and shares the ups and downs of horse life at the hands of good … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Book Review: Rule of One by Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders

What this book is about:  Mira and Ava Goodwin are twins born in the near-future United States in this dystopian future sci-fi novel. However, the U.S. has strictly adopted a One Child law and their father is the director of the department that enforces this law. The girls spend their entire lives pretending to be … Continue reading Book Review: Rule of One by Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders

What I’m Reading: Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger

What this book is about:  27-year-old NYC resident Bette Robinson spontaneously quits a job she hates, and through some family connections lands a job in a new PR/events planning firm. She goes from hating her 9-5 (or 6 or 7) life to being completely overwhelmed by this new all day (and sometimes going far into … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger

Book Review: Children of Pride by Darrell J. Pursiful

What this book is about:  Taylor Smart, your average dorky 13-year old, is living the average middle school life. Until she's kidnapped by Fair Folk and whisked away into The Wonder. What I liked:  I LOVE fantasy books and this book did not disappoint me at all. It's definitely for younger readers, but I still … Continue reading Book Review: Children of Pride by Darrell J. Pursiful

Book Review: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

What the book is about:  This nonfic leadership book is all about ownership - the leader owns every part of what happens underneath them. Leaders who practice extreme ownership take responsibility for all failures while attributing success to everyone else. What I liked:  Each chapter was beautifully organized throughout the book. Every chapter began with … Continue reading Book Review: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin