Thursday, March 5, 2015

"Old Fashioned" by Rene Gutteridge

I heard a lot about the movie so was excited to read Old Fashioned by Rene Gutteridge when I saw it at the library.  This is a love story about letting go of one's past and moving forward.  Clay and Amber very different but yet are attracted to each other.   This is a clean romance novel that shows how people can change but that no one is perfect.  Clay was really strange though, his first few dates with Amber were really unbelievable!  I enjoyed it because of the humor in it and especially liked the ending!  It's a quick read.  It has discussion questions in the back for book club use.
(Karen's review, 3 stars)  Here's the movie trailer:


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, March 4, 2015

"Hush Hush" by Laura Lippman Is Confusing

Hush Hush by Laura Lippman is about a woman, Melisandre Harris, who leaves her two-month old daughter locked in a car.  The baby dies.  She is found not guilty but found to be insane.  Then she wants to film a documentary as she plans to re-connect with her two other daughters.  Not everyone is in favor of this.

This book has a ton of story lines and it is easy to get confused, but the ending ties it all up.  The book is really good though and kept my interest.  
(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, March 3, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays: Four Today




Gerard's:

When Lindy rode by, my thoughts scuttled after her.  I was mindless to all else in my crush.
From page 7 of My Sunshine Away by M. O. Walsh (click link to see my review)
  
CS:  But I knew Mrs. Dawes wasn't in her right mind.  I saw her and I left her alone, to walk out and get in her car and--do what she did!

From page 8 of Hush Hush by Laura Lippman.
Karen's: 
He only knew that he had had his choice of remaining in the water alone or being pulled by the Black.  If he was to die, he would rather die with the mighty stallion than alone.
From page 12 (Loc. 164-65 on Kindle) of The Black Stallion by Walter Farley. 


You can sleep on the pillow next to me," as my small hand softly patted the space I had made for him.  The thought that he would come filled my child's heart with an incredible joy and peace.
From page 23 (Loc. 283-85 on Kindle) of A Lady in France:  A Memoir by Jennie Goutet.


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!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Daily Bible In Chronological Order-365 Daily Readings NIV

The Daily Bible organizes scripture in chronological order with month and days at the top of the pages that you can follow if you want to read the Bible through in a year.  It also includes interesting facts about passages such as the only woman in the Bible whose age is mentioned was Sarah, the wife of Abraham.  It's like having a commentary handy with the passage you are reading.  I like that it has subheadings for that serve as an outline of the chapters.  It is written in paragraph form with the references listed at the side which is very helpful for teaching.

We both recommend reading the Bible.  This is helpful to get things put in order for you.
(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!

Friday, February 27, 2015

"My Sunshine Away" by M. O. Walsh

My Sunshine Away by M. O. Walsh concentrates on the night that Lindy Simpson is attacked near her home.  The suspects are many.  This book is told by a young boy who lives across the street from Lindy and has a crush on her.  He wants to find out who attacked her.  It could not have been him, or could it?

I found this book to be pretty good.  It kept my interest and I was surprised at the ending.  It is 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!
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