Month: January 2013

January Recap and WHERE Are You Reading Link Up

January was a great month here at Book Journey for books and audio.  It has been a long time since I have had such a good month.  I end with this last day of January with 12 reads completed and reviewed,  Here is what…

Morning Meanderings… I have taken a SHINING to this book…

Good morning.  Here we are the last day of January and my month was an excellent one for reading and audio.  More on that later… A few days ago I decided to join in on the #Shineon Read-a-long of The Shining by Stephen King…

A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard (This is the true story that the book ROOM was modeled after)

In June of 1991, Jaycee Dugard was like any other 11-year-old.  She went to school, she had friends, and rode her bike.  She lived in California and had a one year old baby sister.  Then just like that, she was stolen. A van pulled…

Audio Books – Abridged or Unabridged Whats the Difference?

Recently Alyce at At Home With Books had in a post how she accidentally listened to an abridged audio of a book.  “Whew” I thought,” I am not always good at checking the packaging but that has never happened to me.” I have been…

Morning Meanderings… We Interupt This Blog…

Good morning.  I am off early today having arranged a CRAZY err.. fun morning at the gym doing Group Power at 5:45 am.  😀 On Monday I listed the books I planned on reading this week and then… in yesterday mail came a book…

The Chocolate War Book VS. Movie

  Jerry Renault is sent to a Catholic school after his mom has died.  The school is very strict and has a yearly chocolate sale that all students are EXPECTED to participate in.  Brother Leon gets it in his heard that the school can…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Welcome to It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a…

The GIlly Salt Sisters by Tiffany Baker (*****5 Star Rating!)

In the village of Cape Cod, the Gilly’s are known for their salt farm.  The sisters grew up working the farm and knowing the hard work of mining salt under the watchful eye and guidance of their mother.  Jo, the older of the two,…

Morning Meanderings: New Books In The House!

Good morning!  It’s Sunday and it is going to be a good day.  I am incredibly sore from going back to group power yesterday after 7 months of not attending.  OW..but in a good way, it felt good to work muscles that apparently have…

Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

  Alex has her own demons to face.  Having been dealt a hard hand in life, she decides to take a long hike up into the woods for some time alone to ponder and to take care of some unfinished business with her parents. …

Morning Meanderings… Pics of the month

Good morning and happy Saturday!  I am popping in early because I am meeting my cousin at the gym this morning for Group Power.  I haven’t been to this class since June of 2012 (:shock:) and I am long over due to get back…

Will To Murder by Gail Feichtinger (non fiction)

  On June 27th, 1977, an intruder broke into the Glensheen Mansion located on Lake Superior in Duluth Minnesota.  The only occupants in the large home at the time were the lone heir to the million+ dollar estate, Elisabeth Congdon (83) and her nurse…