Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays: 5 For You


Gerard's:
  
She planted her hands on his chest and started CPR.  Jake came running out of his liquor store, phone up against his ear, shouting, too.  Halfway down the block, another white guy stood frozen, watching. 
From page 17 of How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon. (Just finished this last week but it's so good, I wanted to do a teaser from it-- click link to see my review)

"Someday we will be rams and fight," Tuk said to Rim and Ovis, and they looked at one another with pride.
"Yes," said Balus behind them.  "And I will beat you."
From page 24 of Blue Mountain by Martine Leavitt.

She laid a manicured hand against his chest.  "Why you're as pale as an oyster, and your heart is just racing.
From page 27 of The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue.
Karen's: 
"Truth be told, I'm a little stunned.  Like I'm going to wake up any day now and realize it's all just been a bad dream."  


From page 61 of The Waiting (Lancaster County Secrets Book #2) by Suzanne Woods Fisher.

You even woke me up one night by bringing one of your conquests into bed with me.  I screamed and tossed the covers--you and the mouse both went flying!.
From page 25 of A Letter to My Cat--Notes to Our Best Friends by Lisa Erspamer.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should  Be Reading. Anyone can play along, so I thought  I  would play for fun! Just pick two sentences from the book you are reading.

Happy Reading!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

"Blue Mountain" by Martine Leavitt is a Wonderful Children's Book

Blue Mountain by Martine Leavitt is told by Tuk, who is a Bighorn sheep!  At first, life is good--running, jumping and playing.  However, when Tuk becomes the leader of the herd, he must find a safe place for them or all will be lost.

This book was a National Book Award finalist.  So that should give you some idea of just how good this is.  The author wrote this book for her grandchildren, but I think young and old will enjoy it like I did!
(Gerard's review, 5++ stars)

Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Letter to My Cat—Notes to Our Best Friends by Lisa Erspamer is full of Cuteness!



A Letter to My Cat—Notes to Our Best Friends by Lisa Erspamer had this cat lover saying “AWW” on practically every page!  The full-page color pictures of cats are beautiful and the letters by their owners are heartwarming.  It is a collection of notes from cat owners, including some celebrities, to their cats.  It is a quick read and very enjoyable.   This is a wonderful book for any cat lover! 
(Karen's review, 5 stars)
 Our cats like this book to and highly recommend it since there were several pictures of cats that looked like them.

Gerard and I (and Abby, or dog) also loved A Letter to My Dog.

Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!

Friday, November 21, 2014

"The WAITING" by Suzanne Woods Fisher--A Beautiful Amish Romance

The WAITING by Suzanne Woods Fisher topped The CHOICE!  In The Waiting, Jorie King, the main character who helps her grandparents on their Amish horse farm and agrees to teach school finally finds love.  This is a great story that focuses on one particular Amish family, the Zooks.  The oldest, Cal is left with his young daughter, Maggie and his three brothers--Ben, Matthew, and Ephraim when his beloved wife dies of Cancer.  Cal stepped up to run the family farm when their parents died.  Issues in this book include life struggles, family issues, faith, education, judging others, relationships and coming of age.

I absolutely loved this book and look forward to reading more by this wonderful author.  The romance is clean, the Christian theme runs throughout without being preachy and it's thought provoking.  I cheered out loud at a couple parts--once when Cal through Ben's medications into the garbage and when the test results came back for Jorie's 8th graders.  Ephraim was my favorite character. 
(Karen's review, 5 stars)

Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

"How It Went Down" by Kekla Magoon

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon is a novel straight out of today's news!  A young black teen male is killed by a white man.  Did he have a gun and was he ready to use it?  Or did the white man act in haste and kill an unarmed boy?  This book focuses on how the community reacts and is spot on.  I loved this book because the characters were really interesting, realistic and it kept me turning pages to get to the good ending.
(Gerard's review, 5+ stars)

Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!
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