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Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: A Book Review

I had the pleasure and the opportunity to review a book from the series Travels with Gannon and Wyatt. As you have read before, I enjoy doing book reviews of books from all genres and written for all ages. I was excited to be part of this opportunity because I could share this exciting opportunity with my children. It was fun to have my 12-year old read the book and share his opinion of the story. And, it gave us time to talk and compare notes. When we received the books, I gave my son the opportunity to pick which book he wanted us to read and review. After careful consideration, he decided we should read Travels With Gannon and Wyatt: … [Read more...]

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Mother Of All Meltdowns: Book Tour And Review

As you have read before on my blog, I truly enjoy reading.  Okay, enjoy is not the right word.  Hold on, let me re-write that. If you have been on my blog before, you may know that I am beyond obsessed with reading.  It makes sense, right?  I work in a bookstore, so I have to like reading.  Well, I have that part nailed. But wait, I am digressing.... Crystal from MommiFried approached me a few weeks ago about being part of her blog tour. She asked me if I would be interested in reading her book regarding all the hush-hush moments of motherhood that no one wants to admit to having. She termed this aspect of motherhood as a "meltdown". … [Read more...]


Book Review: Grounded by Dave and Neta Jackson

As many of you know from reading my blog, reading is one of my passions.  I enjoy books from many different genres, and always love losing myself in a good book.  As I wrote in a previous post, I thoroughly enjoyed the Yada Yada Prayer Group series by Neta Jackson. The characters in this series are so real and easy to relate to, and I feel like I could be a part of their group.  Neta has also written the House Of Hope series, SouledOut Sisters, and parallel novels with her husband Dave. I am extremely honored to share with all my readers that Neta allowed me to receive an advanced reader's copy of her latest book, Grounded, to read and … [Read more...]

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To The Point

Today's blog post is going to be short, sweet, and to the point.  The Hunger Games movie is a must see.  The Hunger Games was by far, the best book-to-movie adaptation I have seen in a long time. For how violent some of the scenes were in the book, they did an excellent job portraying them on the screen that was less graphic and suitable for teens. I really can't wait for them to do "Catching Fire", which isn't supposed to come out till late next year.   Now go! … [Read more...]


Belong To Me by Marisa de los Santos~Book Review

This small excerpt is taken from , and is not my words. A devoted city dweller, Cornelia Brown surprised no one more than herself when she was gripped by the sudden, inescapable desire to leave urban life behind and head for an idyllic suburb. Though she knows she and her beloved husband, Teo, have made the right move, she approaches her new life with trepidation and struggles to forge friendships in her new home. Cornelia’s mettle is quickly tested by judgmental neighbor Piper Truitt. Perfectly manicured, impeccably dressed, and possessing impossible standards, Piper is the embodiment of everything Cornelia feared she would find in … [Read more...]

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The Hunger Games~Book Review

"Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?"  This is the first sentence seen in the description of this book on Certainly an eye-catching lead in to what has turned into my surprise like for this year so far.  Classified as teen fiction, this is one book I probably would not have looked twice at.  After all, I am a grown up, and grown ups just do not read teen fiction.  Right?  Absolutely and positively wrong.  I am so glad that I picked up this book and finally read it.  My 13-year-old has been after me for quite a while to read this book.  "Trust me Mom, you will … [Read more...]


Book Review~Who Is My Shelter by Neta Jackson

After much anticipation, I finally got to read the final book in the Yada Yada House of Hope series. It was definitely worth the wait, but I was distressed to see that she has no plans for any further “Yada Yada” books. As I have mentioned in other posts, I really was able to connect to the characters in her books. They are real, approachable, and they feel like they are your real life friends. In this final book, Neta wraps up many of the questions surrounding what was going to happen to Gabby and Phillip. After reading the first 3 books, and knowing what Phillip put Gabby through, I wasn’t sure if I wanted things to work out between … [Read more...]

Book Review~Who Do I Lean On? by Neta Jackson

As you may know from a previous post, I love the books written by the author Neta Jackson. If you haven’t been to my blog before, you can check out my thoughts here. Who Do I Lean On? is the third book in the House of Hope series. It continues to chronicle Gabby Fairbanks, and her struggles to make it on her own after her husband removed her(as in: threw out)from their penthouse apartment. I found this book to be the most interesting of the books in this series so far because someone finally makes Gabby stop and think about her responsibility to her husband and her marriage. Throughout the first two books, the author skirts around the fact … [Read more...]


Book Review~Yada Yada Prayer Group by Neta Jackson

In this review, I will talk about a favorite religious fiction series of mine. If anyone of you are familiar with Neta Jackson, you may have heard of her Yada Yada Prayer book series. If you haven’t, here is an excerpt from her website: Book #1, The Yada Yada Prayer Group®. If you haven’t had a chance to catch the wave, you’ll want to start with Neta’s first novel in this series about a group of Chicago-area women from totally diverse backgrounds who are thrown together at a women’s conference and decide to form a “prayer group.”       Book #2, The Yada Yada Prayer Group® Gets Down. The fledging prayer group … [Read more...]

Book Review~Summer Island by Kristin Hannah

Overview: The author of the cherished bestseller On Mystic Lake returns with a poignant, funny, luminous novel about a mother and daughter–the complex ties that bind them, the past that separates them, and the healing that comes with forgiveness.…via Themes: adultery, dysfunctional marriage/portrayal of marriage, alcohol use/driving under the influence.  There is also first love, reconciliation, healing. My Thoughts: Once again, Kristin Hannah writes another winner.  I have such a hard time putting her books down once I start reading them.  She has a way of drawing you into the story, and keeping you there.  Sometimes her stories … [Read more...]

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