Thursday, April 17, 2014

"Stronger" by Jeff Bauman with Bret Witter

Being a huge Boston fan, it is a "no brainer" that I was going to read Stronger by Jeff Bauman with Bret Witter.  I read it and loved it!  Jeff was one of only two people who lost both of their legs at the Boston Marathon last year when the bomb went off.  He was able to identify the bomber for the cops.  I especially liked the part that dealt with his recovery which proved what Jeff was made of--Boston Strong!  Thanks for telling your story, Jeff, and God bless you and Erin!
(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!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

"Dear Killer" by Katherine Ewell

Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell is told by Kit, a young girl who is the "Perfect Killer."  Why? you ask. You will have to read the book to find out that one.  Kit was taught by her mom and taught well.  Then one thing happens that will change her way of life, or will it? 

I really enjoyed this book a lot!  I thought the writing was very good and Kit is an amazing character.  Put this on your T.B.R. list.  It's that good.  I LOVED it!  This is the best book I've read this month so far.
(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!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday Teasers: Two Today (Updated)


Karen's:
"We don't expect people to care."  He flopped down on his back, lying diagonally across his mattress with his arms crossed over his chest.  "Jacob actually cares about us.  Us!"

From page 115 of Confessions-The Private School Murders by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.

Gerard's:
She had never achieved my fame. The Perfect Killer--there's not a person in London who doesn't know and fear that name nowadays.
From page 4 of Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell (age 17).

(Had to do this at the library-no computer yet.)
 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 do the following
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page (well, we cheat and choose specific ones)
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on  that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away!   You don’t  want  to  ruin the  book for others!)
  • Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can  add the book to their TBR  Lists  if they  like your teaser.   


Happy Reading!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

"Black Chalk" by Christopher J. Yates

Black Chalk by Christopher J. Yates deals with six young college students.  They play a game where the challenges get more and more daring.  There can be only one winner.  The parts of the book that deal with the game were very interesting and I was into it.  However, there was a lot of stuff that I could have done without.  This is more of a mind book than an action book.  The ending part was very good though.
(Gerard's review, 3 1/2 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, April 10, 2014

"I Remember You" by Yrsa Sigurdardouir

In I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurdardouir you get two stories that are really good!  The first story is three friends go to a remote island to fix up a house.  The second story is about a detective who is haunted by his missing son.  This book goes back and forth between the two.  I really enjoyed it a lot!  It is a real page turner!
(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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