Book Review: Forever by Pete Hamill

What this book is about:  This rich fantasy follows Cormac O'Connor as his life takes him from Ireland to New York City in 1740... and right through until today. He is granted immortality, but only under the condition that he never leaves the island of Manhattan. What I liked:  I loved the slow build up … Continue reading Book Review: Forever by Pete Hamill

Book Review: More for Mom by Kristin Funston

What this book is about:  This rather light-hearted and fun nonfiction explores the ways in which moms in particular can step above the mess of everyday and live out her faith in Jesus. The tagline of the book is "Living Your Whole and Holy Life" and Funston doesn't mince words inside, which is beautifully balanced … Continue reading Book Review: More for Mom by Kristin Funston

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

What I’m Reading: A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielson

What this book is about:  Gerta, a 12-year-old living in East Berlin after the war, wakes up one morning to discover the Berlin wall has been erected overnight. Her father and brother are on the other side of the wall, leaving her with her oldest brother and mother. What I liked:  The story eventually really … Continue reading What I’m Reading: A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielson