Thursday, July 31, 2014

Our Favorite Reads for July

 Actually, Say What You Will is one we both read and liked.

What She Saw is very good, Gerard will be reading this one too!

What was your favorite read in July?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

"Stone Cold" by C. J. Box

Stone Cold by C. J. Box is another in a continuing series of Joe Pickett.  He is a game warden, part detective and part cop.  In this book, a very rich man controls a small town and pays other people to keep it that way while he gets away with various things.  It took me awhile to get into this because it moved slowly at first, but it picked up near the middle and was good after that!
(Gerard's review, 4 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!

"Coal Black Horse" by Robert Olmstead

Coal Black Horse by Robert Olmstead is about a young boy whose mom sends him on a journey to bring home his father.  Where is his dad?  He is off fighting the Civil War!  Does he find him?  Does he and his dad survive?  Where does the horse come in?  To find out the answers to these questions, you will have to read the book!  I liked it.  the writing was very descriptive and well worth reading.
(Gerard's review, 4 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, July 29, 2014

Tuesday Teasers: 4 This Week!


It was then he realized just how sad and how futile his journey was to be.  She was sending him in the direction of his own death and she could see it in no other way and she could do nothing else than send him off.

From page 6 of Coal Black Horse by Robert Olmstead. 

But she looked like Alisha and it brought back a wave of guilt, shame, and lethal rage.  And when the thug kicked the girl hard enough to send her flying, Nate barely resisted drawing his weapon and charging down the hill to what would likely have been his certain death.
From page 16 of Stone Cold by C. J. Box.


What would Kathryn's reaction be at seeing him like this?  And what had the past months been like for her, not knowing where he was?
From page 7 (Location 108 on Kindle) of Rekindled by Tamera Alexander.
I want you to apply because I want someone who will talk to me honestly about things.  You're the only person who ever has.
From page 27 of Say What You Will--They Told Each Other everything--Except what Matters Most by Cammie McGovern.  (We both read and liked this--see our review.)

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!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

"Say what You Will" by Cammie McGovern

This book deals with a young teen girl named Amy.  She is a special needs teen who needs help to get her through the day.  In her senior year of high school, she persuades her mother to hire classmates to help her instead of adults.  Matthew decides to help her but is pretty sure he will not make it through the first day.  The communications between Amy and Matthew are fantastic and is what makes this such a good read.  Along the way are some twists that test them both!  I LOVED this one and read it in just two days.  This past up my previous "book of the month" in my opinion.  It's a must read!
(Gerard's review, 5++ stars)

Now see what Karen thought of it:

While Gerard was reading this one, I took a look at it and after reading the first chapter, decided to keep going.  Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern is a teen novel about Amy, a girl who has Cerebral Palsy, and Matthew, a boy who has OCD.  When Matthew gets hired by Amy’s mom to be a peer helper for her once a week, they become friends and help each other.  This book has some funny parts as well as some serious issues.  I liked this book because it was interesting to see how Amy and Matthew’s friendship developed and their separate set of problems.  Between Amy and Matthew, I liked Matthew better.  (4 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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