Book Review · NetGalley · Nonfiction · Religion

Book Review: Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season 2017-2018 by The Irish Jesuits

Genre: Non-Fiction/Religion/Christianity/Christmas/Advent Pages: 99 Publication Date: September 1, 2017 Rating:  out of 5 This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley. During this Advent and Christmas, the Irish Jesuits slows down the season in order to reflect on its true meaning. Broken down by days/weeks, the reader is provided passages, some thoughts, and time to reflect. At the end…… Continue reading Book Review: Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season 2017-2018 by The Irish Jesuits

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Book Review: Ronaldo: Rudi’s Birthday Extravaganza by Maxine Sylvester

Genre: Children Pages: 167 Publication Date: September 21, 2017 Rating:  out of 5 Theme: Friendship, Persistence, Bullying, Teamwork, Kindness *This book was kindly given for free by the author in exchange for an honest review.” It’s almost Rudi’s birthday and Ronaldo is just as excited as Rudi is for this special day! Amazing Magician Monty the Moose is coming, there’ll…… Continue reading Book Review: Ronaldo: Rudi’s Birthday Extravaganza by Maxine Sylvester

Book Review · Holiday

Book Review: The Gift: A Short Story by Maryann Miller

Genre: Holiday/Christmas/Short Story Pages: 12 Publication Date: November 29, 2015 Rating:  out of 5 Themes: Kindness, Love Due to health issues prevalent in his family, Ralph is not feeling the Christmas spirit. His wife, Stacey has the idea of perhaps a puppy would bring more joy in his life. When she meets a homeless man with no family, her…… Continue reading Book Review: The Gift: A Short Story by Maryann Miller

Book Review · Children · Holiday · OnlineBookClub

Book Review: Rocky: The Rockefeller Christmas Tree by Jennie E. Nicassio

Genre: Children/Holiday/Christmas Pages: 50 Publication Date: July 20, 2016 Rating:  out of 5 Themes: Believe in yourself, Bullying Young and enthusiastic tree Rocky wants nothing more than to be chosen as the next Rockefeller Christmas Tree in New York City. However, being on the smaller side, his chances might be a bit on the slimmer side. All the creatures…… Continue reading Book Review: Rocky: The Rockefeller Christmas Tree by Jennie E. Nicassio

Book Review · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror

Book Review: Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney

Genre: Mystery/Drama Number of Pages: 278 Publication Date: October 8, 2017 Rating:  out of 5 stars Story Perspective: Third-Person Themes: Grief, Loss, Family, Love, Drug Addiction, Marriage, Honesty, LGBT, Growth, Acceptance After forty years of marriage, Olivia and Ben’s life together is cut short when an unfortunate accident takes Ben’s life. However, with his passing he left a secret behind.…… Continue reading Book Review: Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney

Book Review · Nonfiction

Book Review: Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham

Genre: Memoir/Humor Number of Pages: 226 Publication Date: November 29, 2016 Rating:  out of 5 stars Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Life lessons, Growth, Persistence, Reflection, Love A sweet, humor-filled, and inspiring memoir of the talented Lauren Graham. There are anecdotes, pictures (from childhood to adult years), journal entries, and so much more exploring Graham’s experiences.   Absolutely a joy…… Continue reading Book Review: Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham

ARC Copy · Book Review · Children · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Free Copy in Exchange for an Honest Review

Book Review: Fairy Toothbrush by Emily Martha Sorensen

Genre: Children/Fantasy Number of Pages: 64 Publication Date: November 25, 2017 Rating:  Themes: Friendship, Breaking bad habits   Li Mei does not like being the center of attention, however, when a pesky toothbrush won’t leave her alone, attention is what she gets.     In general, I have enjoyed the Fairy Senses children series by Ms. Sorensen. It’s a cute and…… Continue reading Book Review: Fairy Toothbrush by Emily Martha Sorensen