Poll Winner! · WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday: June 20th, 2018

Happy Wednesday everyone! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To participate, just answer the following three questions: 1. What are you currently reading?        2. What did you recently finish reading? Recently, I finished three books that I fairly enjoyed. The Stone of Mercy by M.J. Evans and The Century Cube…… Continue reading WWW Wednesday: June 20th, 2018

Animal Love · Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Nonfiction

Book Review: Craig & Fred by Craig Grossi

Pages: 272 Genre: Non-Fiction/Memoir Publication Date: October 31, 2017 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: War, PTSD, Animal love, Relationship, Recovery, Friendship, Closure, Determination, Hope, Optimism Meet Craig – a young, determined, strong young veteran who served in Afghanistan. While in service, he meets this unique, loner young dog. Instantly, the two are connected. Craig’s mission is to bring Fred, the…… Continue reading Book Review: Craig & Fred by Craig Grossi

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

Book Review: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Pages: 64 Genre: Children’s/Fiction Publication Date: 1964 Themes: Relationships, Friendship, Life Lesson, Appreciation, Abuse There once was a tree who loved a boy, and a boy who loved the tree. After some time, what was once a mutual love turned into a one-sided one. Oh, this book. This was a book that was so so sad with…… Continue reading Book Review: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Nonfiction

Book Review: Very Good Lives by J. K. Rowling

Pages: 80 Genre: Non-Fiction/Self Help/Essay Publication Date: April 14, 2015 Themes: Failure/Success, Advice  J.K. Rowling gives a commencement speech at Harvard University in hopes to inspire the graduates. She shares some personal experiences and openly gives advice to her audience. I was poking around, found this speech given by J.K. Rowling, and found myself wanting to read…… Continue reading Book Review: Very Good Lives by J. K. Rowling

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Historical Fiction

Book Review: The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy

Pages: 320 Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: July 29, 2003 Story Perspective: Third-Person Omniscient Themes: War, Survival, Trust, Hope, Despair, Child Abuse During the last few months of the Nazi occupation in Poland, everyone is on edge waiting for all the devastation to end. Right in the beginning of this book, two Jewish children are left by their father…… Continue reading Book Review: The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy

Book Bucket List · Monthly TBR

Monthly TBR – May 2018

Happy May everyone! I had a really had a great month of reading in April. I hope you did, too! Here’s my May TBR list! May 2018 Poll Winner! 1) Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally: This book was voted for My Book Bucket List – May 2018 Book a couple of weeks ago. It’s one that has been sitting…… Continue reading Monthly TBR – May 2018

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Classic · Cozy Mystery · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror

Book Review: Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

Pages: 307 Genre: Mystery/Cozy Mystery/Crime/Classic Publication Date: October 1930 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Deception, Working Together, Cleverness There has been a murder at the vicarage, and poor Mr. Clement is in the middle of all of it. After all, the vicarage is where he lives. After a series of analyzing, questioning, and investigating, who is to solve the murder mystery?…… Continue reading Book Review: Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie