Tag : Recommended Reading

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Book four takes us into the 1300’s in the land of Kenetira.   This is a land loosely based on Spain, during the years before the Spanish Inquisition. Like the Spaniards of the 1300’s, the people look to destroy the Malfettos (young people who have been marked by the destructive blood fever).The Young Elites (A Young Elites …
The first of the Teen Reads Challenge titles takes me into the future. It doesn’t say the year but the mention of World Wars that haven’t occurred and the name changes of the States leads me to believe that this new “world” of the The Selection is indeed a future one. The society is broken …
I have been writing and reviewing Tech products and books and I have had a wonderful time doing so. When Rebecca invited me to try my hand at writing for her blog I must say I was a little nervous. I spent weeks asking questions and I finally took the plunge. Your comments have been …
In the realm of questions there a lot of variables. Questions be close ended with simple yes or no’s for answers. Questions be more complex leading you to check your watch if someone asks you what time is it? Then there are the questions that use multiple brain cells to muddle through. Cause you to research …
A National Book Award Finalist. An Amazon Best Book of the Month in May 2014.  A Booklist Starred Review.  A Heather’s Pick from the CEO of Chapters Indigo. The list of accolades goes on. I was captivated by All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr the instant I finished the first chapter. …
It’s national reading month and what better way to celebrate it than talking about e-readers. I am a bibliophile. Don’t get me wrong I love the feel of an actual novel in my hands. When I am at home I do read physical books. However, saying that I find myself on the road a lot …
The winter of our discontent. The scene is Sweden’s interior wilderness: forests, lakes, marshes, and mountains. A smattering of families, referred to as settlers, living in wooden cabins occupy this territory alongside the native Sami, referred to as Lapps in this novel called Wolf Winter, 2015, by Cecilia Ekback.  Already this is being given rave …
I’ve never been a follower of Oprah. The occasional moment flits on t.v. or the must watch YouTube clip. The “You get a car” moments or Tom Cruise leaping up on a couch confessing his love for Katie Holmes. But the ever present nudge in the media to read one of her book club picks …
We all know the song: If you go out in the woods today…. There are two things that I did after reading The Bear: A Novel by Claire Cameron. 1. Crossed camping off my list of things that I will ever do again.  Even if I’m forced to do so. 2. Put my brand new tent, …
The Information Officer is a thriller. There’s a book of historical-fiction I recommend entitled The Information Officer published in 2009, by Mark Mills. Set during WWII on the island of Malta, a British protectorate just south of Sicily, in the Mediterranean Sea. Leading up to the North African campaign between Rommel and Montgomery in 1942, the …
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