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P is for Poetry #AtoZChallenge

by Donna Huber For the A to Z Challenge, I'm discussing different book genres/categories. Each day, I will give a few details about the...

October 3, 2020

4 Young Adult Novels You're Going to Love

by MK French

Young adult novels are enjoyed by readers of all ages. For teens, it is often a way to explore their thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. For adults, it might be nostalgia for our own teen years. But what really draws us all to young adult novels is great storytelling and relatable characters.

October 2, 2020

Remember Me by Mario Escobar ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

"For children, war feels like a game at first.  They have no idea that behind the gunshots and uniforms, the marches and the rallying songs, death clings like mud to shoes and leaves footprints of blood and flesh, forever marking the lives of whoever falls into its infernal clutch." (p3)

October 1, 2020

A Single Swallow by Zhang Ling ~ a Review

by MK French

On the day that the Japanese emperor announced Japan's surrender in WWII, three men that had been involved in the war surrounding a village would return after their deaths and meet again in the afterlife. One is an American pastor that had done missionary work in the area for years, one is an American that had been training Chinese soldiers, and one is a Chinese sharpshooter. When they have all returned seventy years later, the only person missing in Ah Yan, which translates to Swallow, and was also known as Stella and Wende by the men. Her presence in their lives made profound changes, and her story comes together through the lens of the men's stories.

September 30, 2020

Rebel Cell: Cancer, Evolution, and the New Science of Life's Oldest Betrayal by Kat Arney ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

I love science, particularly biology, but to be completely honest cell biology is not one of my favorite subjects. I listened to Siddhartha Mukherjee's The Gene a few years ago and enjoyed it so I thought I would give Kat Arney's Rebel Cell a chance.

September's Best of the Bunch

Did you read any great books this month? I know we did. If you are still looking for your great read, may we suggest you take a look at one of our choices?

September 29, 2020

A Heartfelt Christmas Promise by Nancy Naigle ~ a Review

by MK French

Vanessa slid her hand along the slick wooden banister as she climbed the stairs. The warmth of the wood softened the appearance of the decorative black wrought-iron balusters -- a real statement of strength and beauty. (pg 1)

September 28, 2020

Looking for Something in Women's Fiction? Try These 3 Novels

by Susan Roberts

With so much stress from current events, I've been trying to read more books with happily ever after endings.  Here are three that I've read recently.

September 27, 2020

The Start of Fall Reading

by Donna Huber

Here we are at the end of September. I think time is starting to normalize as this month didn't feel like it flew by nor did it drag. I'm also back to reading my average number of books per month.