fiction

The Secret Life of Bees

I read this book quite awhile ago and truly enjoyed the book. Then on Friday, I went to the movie. WOW! If you loved the book, you will truly love the movie. Usually my typical line is “The book is always better than the movie”, but this time I think both were equally fabulous. The…
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Giveaway: Hannah’s Dream

Booking Mama is giving away 3 signed copies of Hannah’s Dream by Diane Hammond. You can read her review and a chat with the author herehttp://bookingmama.blogspot.com/. I really think this sounds like a fabulous book and thought you might too! If you fell in love with the elephant in the book Water for Elephants then…
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Review: Jackie and Me by Dan Gutman

Like every other kid in his class, Joe Stoshack has to write a report on an African American who’s made an important contribution to society. Unlike every other kid in his class, Joe has a special talent: with the help of old baseball cards, he can travel through time. So for his report, Joe decides…
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Review: The Last Summer (of You and Me) by Ann Brasheres

Ann Brasheres is the author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series for young adults. This is her first novel for adults. This story is one of a beach-community friendship traingle among three young adults for whom summer and this place have meant everything. Sisters Riley and Alice have been returning to their parent’s…
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Review: Stanley in Space

Stanley in Space is the story of Stanley Lambchop and his family. The President of the United States has chosen Stanley and his family to become the first humans to fly in the STAR SCOUT, a new top-secret spaceship. Stanley’s most exciting adventure is about to begin. He’ll meet the Queen of England, have a…
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Review: Down River by John Hart

A synopsis from the book: Everything that shaped him happened near that river…Now its banks are filled with lies and greed, shame and murder. Adam Chase has a violent streak and not without reason. As a boy in Rowan County, he saw things that no child should see, suffered wounds that cut to the core…
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Book Review: The Grosse Adventures

This story involved Stan and Stinky, twin 4th graders who tend to cause trouble. Their adventures are mostly at school and involve their classmates as well. Stan and especially Stinky are well known for their powerful and smelly gas. In this story, they use their gas in a class project. The boys really enjoyed the…
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Books and Winning

Over the past several weeks I have won a few books after signing up on other blogs and websites. So, I am going to add more about the books I’m reading to my blog as well. It may help my chances of winning and may open up opportunities to receive more books! I will let…
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Lists

I have been thinking about lists lately. We have To-Do lists, Honey-Do lists, Grocery Lists, etc that can overwhelm our days. I recently read a couple books that dealt with lists. In Twenty Wishes a group of widows create lists of wishes that they want to do or accomplish like take belly dancing lessons, fall…
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Quotes from the Great Mysterious

I recently read the book “Welcome to the Great Mysterious” by Lorna Landvik. There were some parts of the book that I loved so much, I wanted to rewrite them here. From “Welcome to the Great Mysterious”… There are many kinds of love and many kinds of true love. Above all and what should be…
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