Month: April 2011

What Good Is God? by Philip Yancey

When tragedy strikes as we see all over our world it is a question that plagues all walks of faith.  How does belief matter in those who suffer?  Phillip Yancey takes us within these pages to the aftermath of the Virginia Tech school shooting…

Fairy Tale Fortnight: Review and Giveaway of Cloaked by Alex Finn

 When I seen this bookish adventure coming up hosted by Misty at The Book Rat and Ashley from Basically Amazing Books, lets just say my “spidey senses”…. were activated… I had not read any of the “New” fairy tales but have many fond memories…

Harry Potter – My History (and a new trailer too)

What a bitter-sweet year this is with the final movie release of the final book of the Harry Potter Series.  I have watched my kids grow up around the Harry Potter books.  I have watched documentaries on J K Rowling which only increased my…

Morning Meanderings…. It Is Still Morning Right?

Ok… you may not believe me but I really have been up for hours.  AND I really did set out right away this morning to write something for this post and then get on with my day…. but here is the way it went…

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

It has been three years since the tragic accident that took the lives of Mia’s entire family (If I Stay), the accident that left Mia herself barely clinging to life in a coma.  At that time, high school boyfriend Adam Wilde had been by…

Morning Meanderings… RUN The Race

Good morning fellow book lovers and people who just enjoy reading about someone who makes their live feel…. well… normal.  😛 This is a late post this morning as honestly…. I wrote this, left the house… and forgot to hit “publish”  😳 Little more…

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly (book and movie)

Criminal defense attorney Michael Haller is cool, cocky, quick-witted, and takes his clients wallets to the cleaners while defending them, yet with  his over bearing confidence (and a few tricks up his sleeve) the repeat offenders come back to him time and again.  Michael’s…

Morning Meanderings… Weather I Like It Or Not…

Today 43° | 34° Thursday 56° | 36° Friday 61° | 43° Saturday 54° | 34° Sunday 45° | 31° Today:  Brainerd, Minnesota Rain and snow showers likely. Snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. Highs 42 to 47. North winds 10 to 15…

The Lost Girls by Jennifer Baggett, Holly C Corbett, Amanda Pressner

The big 30 is right around the corner and friends Jennifer, Holly, and Amanda are starting to question if they are truly doing what they wanted to be doing with their lives.  In 2006, the girls make a pact, quit their media jobs in…

Morning Meanderings… Rockin’ and A Rollin’ into the week

Good Morning!  The day is looking a little dreary here in Minnesota but yesterday was not.  A GORGEOUS day and I threw caution (and the chiropractor) to the wind.  I went rollerblading with my friend Wendy.  😛 I know I was just laid up…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  D  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are…

BEA -“utiful! Check out updates on BEA (Book Expo America)

Oh! BEA is sitting right at a month away! SSSQQQUUUEEEEEEEE!!!! A couple of weeks ago I shared with you my thoughts with you on “What I Learned at BEA“.  This was a recap of my adventures last year as a first timer to the…