Month: February 2011

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put…

YUMMY the last days of a southside shorty by Neri. Duburke

Robert “Yummy” Sandifer was a real person.  He was born in 1983 and lived in the Roseland area of Chicago.  He received his nickname “yummy” because he loved his sweets. Yummy, at just eleven years old, became a poster child for youth gang related…

Certain Women by Madeleine L’Engle

David Wheaton is on his death bed.  From his boat in the Pacific Ocean, he shares his life memories – hopes and regrets with his daughter Emma who has come to be with him these last days.  Having had 9 wives and eleven children,…

Morning Meanderings… From The North Shore

Ok…. First off brrrr…. I started my car this morning to drive into town from the cabin for internet service and it was -13.  That’s a negative. But – I am here… and that’s a positive. Last time I was at the cabin was…

Water Wars by Cameron Stracher

Vera and her older brother Will live in a futuristic world where Water is the new money.  As the kids help their father take care of their ill mother the search for water is a daily task and forever on their minds.  Vera’s friend…

Morning Meaderings: Adventures Beyond My Home and a winner!

  FRIDAY!!!!!  Friday Friday Friday Friday!   YEAH! Ok… one more…. Friday!  😛 I went to the 5:45 am Group Power Class with my friend Wendy.  At this point I am not sure which of us is crazier… she who is now on her way…

The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia

16th-century Prague, Wishnia’s outstanding debut convincingly transforms a Jewish sexton and his rabbinic mentor into a plausible pair of sleuths. Just before the start of Passover, the discovery of the bloody corpse of Gerta Janek, a blond girl, maybe seven years old, inside the…

Morning Meanderings… Wind Stealers and Other Random Stuff

Good morning. I feel…. restless. I have many things bouncing around my head … things I need to do, things I want to do, things I am considering… I work today – have breakfast with friends tomorrow morning and if (IF) all goes as…

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

  Olive is a big woman… she is big boned, big faced… and a big presence in the lives that surrounds hers.   A retired math teacher in Crosby Maine… Olive bowls people over like a bowling ball heading for a strike.  She is abrupt,…

Morning Meanderings….you just find Justin Cronin in the wierdest places

Good morning 🙂 I am going to make this quick as I just seen to be running behind today and I soooooooo hate that. Last night we had a small book club group gathering.  This was a bonus review that we agreed to do…

Author Chat with Sarah Pekkanen (Author of Skipping A Beat)

    This is an exciting chat for me today as this is the first time I have had the honor of interviewing an author – twice.  Last year Sarah Pekkanen and I chatted about her book Opposite Of Me.  I am beyond thrilled…

Skipping A Beat by Sarah Pekkanen

In high school they were Julie and Mike and they were inseparable.  In college they were room mates and then they were married.  In the early years they scraped by on what little they had working hard and dreaming big.  Julie started a party…