Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman with Illustrations by Dave McKean Available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle Formats. When young Nobody Owens was just a baby, a very bad man broke into his house and killed his family. The young tot escaped by making his way into a graveyard where he came under … Continue reading Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Book Review: I Will Hold My Death Close

I Will Hold My Death Close by Stant Litore Available for pre-order on Amazon for your Kindle Circa 1120 BC - Israel - The story is based loosely on the events of Judges 11 where Jephthah (Yeptha) promises to sacrifice the first thing he sees upon his return home for victory over his enemies.  The first … Continue reading Book Review: I Will Hold My Death Close

Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green  Available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats. As a reader, I am rather picky when it comes to reading books that others recommend.  It took me about five years before I picked up any of the Harry Potter books and that was the result of being … Continue reading Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars

Book Review: This Star Won’t Go Out!

This Star Won't Go Out By  Esther Earl, Lori Earl & Wayne Earl with John Green Available on Amazon in both hardback and Kindle formats.   A while back, my friend, Kevin, gave me a formula to use for reviews.  It goes something like this one-third summary, one-third what others have thought of it and … Continue reading Book Review: This Star Won’t Go Out!

Summer Time – Writing Time – Review Time

Reading one of my favorite blogs this morning - Live to Write – Write to Live inspired me. They were discussing what the summer time means to your writing and reading schedule.  Summer as a teacher and a writer means there is actually less time for me to write.  No set schedule which seems like it would … Continue reading Summer Time – Writing Time – Review Time

Book Review: A Short Story with an Excellent Vintage

The Corpse Of Madeline Hill By Edward Medina I love plays on words and people who play with them as well, which is why I always jump at the opportunity to read something by Edward Medina. So when he said he was coming out with a story for Valentine's Day, I was ready and waiting … Continue reading Book Review: A Short Story with an Excellent Vintage

Hobbits, I love me some Hobbits…

I have never read The Hobbit. Own three or more copies, some very nice hard back editions, but in my three plus decades of life I have never read it. Well, not until last week. When I was young, there was no one to introduce me to the classics of Science Fiction and Fantasy.  Anne … Continue reading Hobbits, I love me some Hobbits…

Book Review: It Takes a Village to Kill Your Husband

It Takes a Village to Kill Your Husband by Jethro Collins Available: Kindle $2.99 and Paperback $9.49 This was just the brain candy that I needed to get me ready for the holidays. After a semester of reading literature to analyze for my students, I really needed this book. It was fun and flirty and … Continue reading Book Review: It Takes a Village to Kill Your Husband