Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror · In-Person Book Club

Book Review: Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

Pages: 360 Genre: Psychological Thriller/Mystery Publication Date: February 7, 2012 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Trust, Deception, Amnesia, Memories Every day, Christine wakes up uncertain of who she is, where she is, and who the man is that lives with her. Even when Christine learns some her past during the day, when she falls asleep it all disappears. The only…… Continue reading Book Review: Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Children · Illustrated/Picture Books · OnlineBookClub · Self-Help

Book Review: I Can See Peace by Julie Penshorn; Illustrated by Jeanine-Jonee Keith

Pages: 36 Genre: Children/Self-Help Publication Date:  June 20, 2018 Themes: Emotions, Peace, Mental Health Peace can be found everywhere. Whether it’s the outdoors, indoors, or the people you spend time with, peace is always there. All you have to do is find it. This was such a sweet, simple, yet worthwhile book to read. I feel that sometimes,…… Continue reading Book Review: I Can See Peace by Julie Penshorn; Illustrated by Jeanine-Jonee Keith

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Children · Holiday · Illustrated/Picture Books

💮Christmas Book Review💮: Merry Christmas, Curious George by Margret Rey

 All the reviews are almost done of the kids books I read recently! Pages: 32 Genre: Children/Holiday Publication Date: October 9, 2006 Themes: Christmas, Friendship, Giving, Curiosity The curious little monkey is getting a Christmas tree with his best friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat. George is so excited that he can’t help but jump from tree…… Continue reading 💮Christmas Book Review💮: Merry Christmas, Curious George by Margret Rey

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Classic · Holiday

💮Christmas Book Review💮: The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

 Here is yet another Christmas-oriented book review that I’ve read, but haven’t written a review about yet! Pages: 26 Genre: Classic/Holiday/Romance/Short Story Publication Date: December 10, 1905 Themes: Christmas, Love, Marriage All Della wants to do is give her husband, Jim, a wonderful Christmas present. The only problem is that she only has $1.87 to get him something, and…… Continue reading 💮Christmas Book Review💮: The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Children · Illustrated/Picture Books

Book Review: Always and Forever by Alan Durant; Illustrated by Debi Gliori

Pages: 32 Genre: Children/Grief Publication Date: May 1, 2004 Themes: Friendship, Loss, Grief, Death, Healing Fox doesn’t feel well and before long, he passes away. His friends, Mole, Hare, and Otter are filled with sadness, loss, and grief at losing their best friend. As time passes, though, the friends slowly begin to heal with the help of Squirrel and…… Continue reading Book Review: Always and Forever by Alan Durant; Illustrated by Debi Gliori

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Children · Nonfiction

Book Review: No Monkeys, No Chocolate by Melissa Stewart & Allen Young; Illustrated by Nicole Wong

Pages: 32 Genre: Children/Non-Fiction/Educational/Science Publication Date: August 1, 2013 Here comes a children’s non-fiction text that illustrates where chocolate comes from!   When I first saw this book, I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I got out of it was a lot of useful information! It was interesting to learn how many different animals and creatures make…… Continue reading Book Review: No Monkeys, No Chocolate by Melissa Stewart & Allen Young; Illustrated by Nicole Wong

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Children · Illustrated/Picture Books

💮Christmas Book Review💮: Mooseltoe by Margie Palatini; Illustrated by Henry Cole

 A bit late, but here is another Christmas-oriented book review! Pages: 32 Genre: Children/Holiday Publication Date: September 1, 2000 Themes: Christmas, Family, Perseverance Moose and his family are getting ready for Christmas. Baking, wrapping, decorating, and even singing. Everything is going so well, it’s perfect. That is until the family realizes they are missing an important decoration – a…… Continue reading 💮Christmas Book Review💮: Mooseltoe by Margie Palatini; Illustrated by Henry Cole

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Children · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Humor · Illustrated/Picture Books

💮Christmas Book Review💮: How to Catch an Elf by Adam Wallace; Illustrated by Andy Elkerton

 A bit late, but here is another Christmas-oriented book review! Pages: 32 Genre: Children/Holiday Publication Date: October 4, 2016 Themes: Christmas, Magic, Trickery Elves are just as important to Christmas time as Santa is. After all, they are the ones who make the toys. Come learn all the different ways children have tried to catch an elf in this…… Continue reading 💮Christmas Book Review💮: How to Catch an Elf by Adam Wallace; Illustrated by Andy Elkerton

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Book series · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · LGBT · Young Adult

Book Review: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

Pages: 613 Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal/LGBTQ Publication Date: August 25, 2015 Story Perspective: Alternating Third-Person Themes: Friendship, Relationships, Good vs. Evil In the midst of the hustle and bustle of New York City, there is a sickness spreading. A sleeping sickness in which people fall into such a deep slumber, they never wake up… The Diviners, Henry, Evie, Sam, Memphis, and…… Continue reading Book Review: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Children · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Holiday · Illustrated/Picture Books

💮Christmas Book Review💮: Snowmen At Christmas by Caralyn Buehner; Illustrated by Mark Buehner

 Here is another Christmas-oriented book review! Pages: 32 Genre: Children/Poetry/Holiday Publication Date: September 15, 2005 Themes: Family, Christmas, Joy, Happiness What do snowmen and snow-women do during Christmas time? They celebrate, of course! There’s ice treats, singing, dancing, Snow Santa, and all kinds of fun when people go to sleep. Such an adorable and fun Christmas-based book! One…… Continue reading 💮Christmas Book Review💮: Snowmen At Christmas by Caralyn Buehner; Illustrated by Mark Buehner