Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Beautiful, Terrible Thing

Title: A Beautiful, Terrible Thing
Author: Jen Waite
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: 9780735216464

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: This starts out a tad slow, but it is non-fiction after all.  Towards the end, it really picks up pace and reads more like fiction, making you pause in shock when you remember this is someone's life.

Rating: 4/5

Do Not Become Alarmed

Title: Do Not Become Alarmed
Author: Mercedes M. Yardley
Publisher: Apex
ISBN: 9781370117956

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: The story was OK, but every character made such idiotic choices, that I just could not get into it - and one character, Penny, I absolutely despised.  If I had read the book, I might have rated it higher, but the author read the audiobook with such a melancholoy tone that it just heightened the idiocy of the characters.

Rating: 1/5

Beautiful Sorrows

Title: Beautiful Sorrows
Author: Mercedes M. Yardley
Publisher: Apex
ISBN: 9781370117956

Why Read?: Early Review

Thoughts: Collection of melancholoy short stories and flash fiction that high light the disconcerting horror of everyday life.

Rating: 3/5

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Usborne Books - 12 Days of Christmas Bundles!

My child and I love Usborne books, so I recently became a consultant so that I could help spread the love of reading!  I have an awesome special going on until October 23rd on 12 Days of Christmas Bundles (that means 12+ books).  For more information, check out my Facebook VIP group.  Also, anyone who joins by October 28th will be entered in my contest!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Marriage Pact

Title: The Marriage Pact
Author: Michelle Richmond
Publisher:  Bantam
ISBN: 978-0-385-34329-9
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Taught psychological thriller that takes pulse-pounding twists chapter after chapter.

Rating: 5/5

Reluctant Reunion

Reluctant Reunion
by Ruth J. Hartman
published by esKape
August 2017
ISBN 9781370450572

Reluctant Reunion is a sweet chick lit novel about finding where you truly belong.  And surprisingly, there is no romance.  Also, somehow Ruth J. Hartman wrote a story with no cats (but there are baby alpacas).

Rating: 4/5

Stacking the Shelves: 10/8-10/14

First Reads from Goodreads:
The Welcome Home Diner by Peggy Lampman