Month: March 2016

The Total Package by Stephanie Evanovich

Tyson Palmer has the world by the tail.   He has a winning arm, a promising football career, and is on track for that Super Bowl ring.  And then, with an addiction to alcohol and pain killers and a night that throws his marriage and…

Morning Meanderings….The Joy Of Reading

Thursday and I made it! I had commitments for days from Saturday run arounds, Sunday Easter-Get-Through-It, Monday trivia night with friends, Tuesday Library time and Wine and Words start-up meeting, and Wednesday City Library Board meeting.  Now I have 4 days of calm that…

Lucky Me by Saba Kapur

Eighteen year old Gia Winters really could be defined as having it all.  She lives in a beautiful Hollywood home, has a movie star father and an ex-playboy bunny for a mother.  Her closet is stocked with high-end clothing and shoes and she will…

Shopaholic To The Rescue by Sophie Kinsella Narrated by Clare Corbett

When Becky’s father disappeared one day without a trace, the family goes a little nutty.  Not only is her father gone, but it looks like the he took the husband of her best friend Suze with him as well.  Becky’s mom is beside herself…

Morning Meanderings…. Easter Eve

I woke up to a chill in the air and a sprinkling of snow on the ground. It is nothing that a little sunshine won’t cure, yet as I drink my coffee and look out the window it feels appropriate to my mood. It…

The Status Of All Things by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke Narrated by Amy McFadden

Kate is 35 and is addicted to Social Media.  It is no surprise then that when her fiance Max decides to break it off at their rehearsal dinner, Kate turns to Facebook to write all about how hurt she is and how she wishes…

We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

Peter the star basketball player for his High School works hard to keep his grades up and keep his high maintenance girlfriend happy.  He is not sure if it is love, but she is the cutest girl in the school and any guy would…

Morning Meanderings… In The Lull

Mmmmmm COFFEE. And… the sun is out. Good start to the day. It seems odd to be sitting here enjoying a cup of coffee, seeing the sun, and typing away on my laptop here.  The past few weeks there was little to none of…

The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker and Narrated by Chris Patton

In a world of fad diets, carb and calorie counting, and food programs like Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig… we still seem to be heading the wrong direction.  Record numbers of obesity and diabetes pop up every year. So what are we doing wrong?…

My Advice…. Dream and go BIG

Over the past few weeks (ok months really) I have been chatting here or there about the idea of a Gatsby event in our home town. It stuck in my head a couple of years back when I heard that the Roseville Library in…

Morning Meanderings… The Gatsby Connection

We did it. Month s of planning, little details to put together, A WHOLE LOT OF amazing people stepping up and in to places from check in, to champagne and fascinator sales, to set up, to taking it all down… Gatsby in Brainerd Minnesota…

Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski and Read by Nicholas Guy Smith

Bliss Island is a place where daylight lasts for fourteen years, followed by fourteen years of darkness.  As the years of darkness approach, the inhabitants of  Marin’s Island work diligently to make everything spotless and then leave the island on awaiting ships that will…