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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Book Review: The Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Richardson Fischer

I appreciate the fact that the author was so honest with how bad a parent can be.  Parents certainly affect their children. Not all children have a great life with their parents and that was well portrayed here. Danny has a problem with feeling like she is worth nothing. Honestly, her father reinforces those beliefs throughout the book. Danny is doing her best to find herself and grow and learn.  She is worth so much and will learn that before the book is over.
I sort of felt like I was watching an episode of Bear Grylls unfold. The action was exciting. For me it got a bit too repetitive.  The storyline moved quickly. I think this would be a good read for teens that like action, adventure, the rainforest, and medical mishaps.
If you haven't checked out Ms. Richardson Fischer's other book "When Elephants Fly", you really should. It was one of my favorite reads last year.

*Thank you to Nancy Richardson Fischer, NetGalley, and the publisher, for allowing me to read an advanced copy of this book.


Book Review: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

I feel I am in the minority here. I didn't love this book. I didn't find the characters to be very believable. I found Cussy to be interesting but I wanted to know so much more about her.  I enjoyed the historical aspects of the book.  I wanted to learn more about the Blue people.  I had a very hard time getting to the ending as the story moved very slowly.  I found the ending to be quite dramatic compared to the rest of the book and didn't like it. I love history and those who don't fit in are very intersting to me.  I wanted to love this story but for me it was too disjointed and disappointing.  I know many others are loving the story.

*Thank you to NetGalley, Kim Michele Richardson, and the publisher, for allowing me to read an advanced copy of this book.


Monday, February 10, 2020

Book Review: Inside Out by Demi Moore



Scandalous doesn't even begin to cover it! There is a lot of blame and name dropping throughout the book. Okay, she had a bad mother and a terrible childhood, so did lots of other people. A lot of the things she reveals have already been denied by the other parties involved, and weren't really her secrets to tell in the first place. This book made me feel sad. By this age you would have thought she would have learned to deal with things on her own. This would have come across better with some acceptance of her faults and the ways she overcame them.

Book Review: American Predator by Maureen Callahan

Wow!! How had I never heard of Israel Keyes? It is obvious that much of his story may never be uncovered. I am amazed at Maureen Callahan's persistance in telling this true crime tale. I don't know how she was able to get friends in high places, but the fact that she could uncover unknown details is thrilling.
Israel Keyes should be at the top of the scary serial killer list. The fact that he was able to travel all over, stash weapons, hide "kill kits", leave evidence, and dispose of bodies, should embarrass the people who knew him. He was able to hide in plain sight, which in itself is hard to believe. The fact that we have not discovered all the bad he has done is very frightening. How many well known missing person cases was he responsible for?
This book is a true crime lovers dream! Everything you enjoy in a murderous drama is right here. They catch the bad guy! His story is hard to believe. He is a cocky liar. I think you too will be left wondering why you had never heard of him before.


Book Review: Goodnight Stranger by Miciah Bay Gault

The main characters in this book Lucas and Lydia, are very hard to like. They make a lot of strange decisions and almost seem backward. By the end, the book has turned into a mystery. The author was trying hard but didn't know which lane to stay in. When your favorite character is the villian, it's hard to love the book. This moved slowly and was frustrating at times.

*Thank you to NetGalley, Miciah Bay Gault, and the publisher for allowing me to read an advanced copy of this book.

Book Review: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

I feel I am in the minority on this book. I wanted to learn all about the blue people and that was my favorite aspect of the book. I also thought that reading about delivering books by horse to hard to reach areas would be very interesting. I did enjoy the historical aspects of this book. I just didn't connect with any of the characters, I didn't find them to be believable. For me the story moved very slowly and I had a hard time getting to the end. I didn't like the ending and found it to be quite dramatic compared to the rest of the book. For me the story was disjointed and disappointing. I am glad to see that so many are loving this story. Sadly it just wasn't a title I loved.


* Thank you to NetGalley, Kim Michele Richardson, and the publisher for allowing me to read an advanced copy of this book.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Book Review: The Chain by Adrian McKinty

I read an ARC of this book. The first half was suspenseful and interesting. I was really enjoying the story and had no idea who was smart enough to hide all these kidnappings.
The second half fell apart for me when the chain leader is revealed by accident. In the ARC copy, a character is referred to by another's name, this makes it obvious who the bad guy is. Mind you the "bad guy" is totally revealed a few chapters later...but still. I have read a lot of ARC copies and never seen this happen. I am wondering if anyone else caught it (chapter 63...5th paragraph). I was absolutely sure I knew who it was but this was a dead giveaway and ruined the end of the story. I hope they fixed it before final copies came out.

*Thank you to the author and publisher for providing me with an advanced print copy of this book.