Category: Book Thoughts

What Do YOU Say Is A Must Read In A Lifetime?

I love lists…. little check boxes to see where you land…  those ridiculous addicting quizzes on Facebook that tell you what House you are sorted in, that movie star you are most like, or the one that predicts what will happen in 2018 for…

Books & Beans: Left Neglected by Lisa Genova

Books and Beans is a book discussion I host at a local coffee shop once a month.  This is our second month doing this and this mornings discussion (with a great cup of coffee) was with the book Left Neglected by Lisa Genova. If…

Morning Meanderings… Thirteen Reasons Why will be the discussion of the week

OMG you all… check it out. Three days in a row…. crazy stuff.  😉 Its been raining off and on in Central Minnesota for days now it seems…  I woke up to a very wet deck and lawn… but the air feels like it…

The Grief Books… A Shelf of Tears and Love

Books. They serve many purposes.  They take us on adventures.  They teach us.  They make us laugh and cry and think and dream… In April of 2015 after Justin’s accident, friends sent me what you are seeing above and what has come to be…

Morning Meanderings… Me, Myself, and Scarlett O’ Hara

I mentioned a little while back that my book club is reading Gone With The Wind for our classic read month in October.  This is a book that has been on my “hit list” FOR-E-VAH. Yup.. that long. I have never seen the movie,…

Descent by Tim Johnston – Bookies Book Club Review w/ Discussion Questions

Quick Synopsis… While the Courtland family is on vacation in Colorado with their two teenage children, their daughter Cailtin is abducted while out for a morning run.  What follows is a three-year nightmare while the already struggling family tries to move on.  With no…

What Is Your Reading Style?

Earlier this week I read a post at I’m Lost In Books and enjoyed a post about being a multi book reader.  I could relate to her reading style, as I am also a multi book reader.  I enjoyed the picture she had on…

Book Crack: What Draws You To The Books You Choose

Recently a friend of mine asked me for good book suggestions for her to recommend to her book club.  I rattled off a few I had really enjoyed recently including Silent Sister and The Midwife’s Confession, both by Diane Chamberlain.  Later, my friend sent…

The Undiluted Truth About Review Requests – Accepting and Not and All the Decisions In between

Book reviewers, bloggers… this one is for you us.  This is something that has amazed me for years.  All the wonderful review requests we receive by email (is it not a book lovers dream?).  Yet – what emails sent for a potential review request…

Girl Fight! Why Amy (Gone Girl), Kick A** over Rachel (Girl On The Train)

**  Warning this post will contain potential spoilers to both Gone Girl and Girl On The Train   Recently I finished the book, Girl On The Train.  If you have been on the blogesphere lately you may have noticed this book.  It is… EVERYWHERE. …

Two Weeks Of Books and a LOT of Mud … Time To Tell You About Them

I am home.  Wiped out.  Tired.  Lots to do.  Home. Friday I drove with my friend Amy to a hotel in the cities to meet up with Jennifer and Jody, the other two girls that we were doing the mud run in Wisconsin with…

Summer Reading – Reading On The North Shore (and giveaway!)

Recently I was at our cabin on the North Shore, right off Lake Superior.  It is a 3 1/2 hours from our home… a jaunt by any account but one that is worth it.  Once there – I am out of internet and cell…