Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wordless Wednesday: Roses on our Walk

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Book Review: Time Castaways - The Mona Lisa Key



37702173This is a fantastic, wonderful and imaginative book that my kids and I read together! Siblings, Mateo, Corey and Ruby go on an unexpected time-traveling adventure with a time pirate and his interesting entourage. The siblings learn a lot about one another while they go to different times and places through history. They are helping Captain Vincent of the ship Vermillion to uncover the mystery of the Mona Lisa Key.

My kids and I loved every moment of this book. We look forward to reading the second book in the trilogy - Time Castaways: The Obsidian Compass - which comes out in October.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Teaser Tuesday: Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas


Teaser Tuesday is newly hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. To play along, just do the following:

- Grab your current read 

- Open to a random page 

- Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page 

- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) 

- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like your teaser. 

My teaser this week is from Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas:

"There's very little in life that doesn't require a compromise of one kind or another. No matter what you choose, it won't be perfect."

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Book review: The Magic Misfits - The Second Story by Neil Patrick Harris

My kids and I read this book together - as we did the first in this wonderful series - and really enjoyed it! Neil Patrick Harris does a fantastic job weaving together a tale of family, friendship and identity mixed with lots of magic.

This book centers around Leila Vernon. She struggles with acceptance due to having been left on the doorstep of an orphanage as a baby. She has two wonderful father's whom she loves immensely. She has a group of friends who share her love of magic but she still wonders about who left her behind.

This story made my kids and I laugh, feel a little frustrated along with Leila, cheer the success of the Magic Misfits and learn as Leila did about her past. We love the magic element of the book, as well.

We highly recommend this series - whether you're reading it with someone or on your own!
 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Currently reading: Connections in Death by J.D. Robb

In this gritty and gripping new novel in the #1 New York Timesbestselling series, Eve Dallas fights to save the innocent—and serve justice to the guilty—on the streets of New York.

Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, are building a brand-new school and youth shelter. They know that the hard life can lead kids toward dangerous crossroads—and with this new project, they hope to nudge a few more of them onto the right path. For expert help, they hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering—whose own brother pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime with Rochelle’s support.

Lyle is living with Rochelle while he gets his life together, and he’s thrilled to hear about his sister’s new job offer. But within hours, triumph is followed by tragedy. Returning from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, she finds Lyle dead with a syringe in his lap, and Eve’s investigation confirms that this wasn’t just another OD. After all his work to get clean, Lyle’s been pumped full of poison—and a neighbor with a peephole reports seeing a scruffy, pink-haired girl fleeing the scene.

Now Eve and Roarke must venture into the gang territory where Lyle used to run, and the ugly underground world of tattoo parlors and strip joints where everyone has taken a wrong turn somewhere. They both believe in giving people a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth. But as far as they’re concerned, whoever gave the order on Lyle Pickering’s murder has run out of chances.


This is the 48th book in the In Death series by Robb! I am over halfway through the book and it is great so far! 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Teaser Tuesday: The Library Book by Susan Orlean (2)


Teaser Tuesday is newly hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. To play along, just do the following:

- Grab your current read 

- Open to a random page 

- Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page 

- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) 

- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like your teaser. 

My teaser this week is from The Library Book by Susan Orlean:

All the things that are wrong in the world seem conquered by a library's simple unspoken promise: Here I am, please tell me your story; here is my story, please listen. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Teaser Tuesday: The Library Book by Susan Orlean


Teaser Tuesday is newly hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. To play along, just do the following:

- Grab your current read 

- Open to a random page 

- Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page 

- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) 

- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like your teaser. 

My teaser this week is from The Library Book by Susan Orlean:

It was as if, in this urgent moment, the people of Los Angeles formed a living library. They created, for that short time, a system to protect and pass along shared knowledge, to save what we know for each other, which is what libraries do every day. 

Thursday, December 27, 2018