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Teaching the Cat to Sit: A Memoir

Ms. Theall bares her heart and soul honestly, yet delicately, in this magnetic memoir; and I am forever grateful to her for doing so. I won’t pretend
Jul 26, 2014
May 06, 2014
Ah, the quintessential love story. This is the Hershey’s chocolate bar. It is the song that makes you grin, pump up the volume and dance. It is, in a ...more
Aug 2013
Jul 30, 2013
I adore a classic theme with a twist, my favourite motif is self-discovery. As I marvel at the courage and strength possessed by a character forging h ...more
Aug 20, 2013
Aug 01, 2013
A Child is Torn: Innocence Lost
There is only one right way to begin this review, and that is with a huge “Thank You!” shout out to the Psychological Thrillers Group on Goodreads. Yo ...more
Jun 18, 2014
Apr 29, 2014
The Moth
An unbelievably awesome collection of fifty true stories, The Moth is the first book that I've read that I can unabashedly, enthusiastically, recommen ...more
Jan 10, 2014
Jan 08, 2014
Ghosts of Belle Isle
The charmingly impish Jackson boys are back and their parents are out of the country!

Before their teen-aged cousin/care-taker could speed-dial her bo
Oct 21, 2014
Oct 16, 2014
I Promise Not To Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail
I was fortunate enough to receive this via First-Reads Giveaway. I had just finished Cheryl Strayed's Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Tr ...more
May 21, 2013
Apr 08, 2013
The Patron Saint of Ugly
After chomping at the bit for months, finally, at long last, I get to tell you: I have read 2014’s Best Novel and it is The Patron Saint of Ugly. Crea ...more
Jan 02, 2014
Oct 02, 2013
Curses and Smoke
Curses and Smoke sizzles, like the soles of the feet racing away from the viciously spewing Vesuvius. Packed with heat, this book engulfs the reader. ...more
Nov 07, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)
Wow! To say that Ms. Stiefvater has done it again, would be selling The Dream Thieves short. Rather, the second book in The Raven Cycle surpasses even ...more
Jul 19, 2013
Jul 09, 2013
Money Run (Ashley Arthur, #1)
This is a perfect book for the “reluctant reader”. Packed with suspense and fast-paced, Money Run pulled me in immediately, and kept me turning pages ...more
Mar 13, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
As a fan of the mysterious, the creepy, and psychological, twisted thrillers; I have questioned my sanity; but the quest is always short-lived, as I r ...more
Aug 27, 2014
May 20, 2014
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
I gave this book 5 stars because 6 wasn't an option. I'll compensate by giving "6 Reasons to Read The Raven Boys........Right Now".

1. The Supernatural
Sep 20, 2012
Sep 21, 2012
Gemini Bites
Gemini Bites
by Patrick Ryan

Kyle Renneker is experiencing serious growing pains in Gemini Bites. Being a sixteen year old boy, recently out of the clo
Jun 13, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
Lincoln's Grave Robbers
As Mr. Sheinkin has just received the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award Winner, 2013 for his, Bomb: The Race to Build—And Steal—th ...more
Jan 29, 2013
Jan 31, 2013
Still Life with Plums: Short Stories
Still Life With Plums is a collection of short stories wherein Ms. Manilla shatters a couple of commonly held, preconceived notions. I am fairly knowl ...more
Oct 13, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
Chillers: Book Two

I’ve always been a spooky little girl. Growing up in West Virginia, I was surrounded by “True Ghost Stories”. I could tell them all by the time I was
Aug 09, 2013
Aug 09, 2013
Oh, how we all longed for our 16th birthday! It meant freedom in the form of a driver’s license. No longer at the mercy of busy parents, or snarky old ...more
Apr 28, 2013
Apr 29, 2013
The Savage Fortress
It’s not easy being 13. Ash (Ashoka Mistry), a chubby boy of Indian descent living in England, knows this very well. He is teased because of his weigh ...more
Oct 16, 2012
Oct 16, 2012
House of Reckoning
While I always find John Saul's work to be delightfully chilling, creepy and eerie; House of Reckoning had something extra. This book tells of a young ...more
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 18, 2012
I am not particularly a fan of graphic novels; but I love horror. Yeah, Chillers has that. It is packed with short, creepy stories that sneak into you ...more
Jan 05, 2013
Jan 31, 2013
The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, #1)
This is a 4 1/2 star Middle School Book.

The King of Carthya has many enemies. Some dislike his way of ruling, while others simply want the chance to p
Apr 07, 2013
Apr 16, 2013
by Ruth Baron

Meeting new people is hard. Today’s world of Facebook, blogs and YouTube makes it easier, but new challenges are presented. Th
May 15, 2013
May 22, 2013
 The Fire Horse Girl
In China, your astrological sign is a combination of one of the twelve animal signs and an element. A Fire Horse will only appear once in every sixty ...more
Feb 06, 2013
Feb 05, 2013
The Iron Witch (The Iron Witch, #1)
The Iron Witch
by Karen Mahoney

We’ve all heard “don’t judge a book by its cover”; although I can’t seem to help myself. Apparently, you can’t judge a
May 25, 2013
Jun 06, 2013
The Path of Names
Bribery. Her parents could call it whatever they wanted, but it was plain and simple bribery. If Dahlia wanted to attend the coveted Magic Camp, she m ...more
Jun 10, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
The Postcard Killers
Postcard Killers, by James Patterson & Liza Marklund, follows an unusual crime spree. Young couples are being murdered, their bodies posed in uniq ...more
Aug 10, 2011
Aug 10, 2011
The Washington Redskins
My friends, this is more a confession than a book review, for I have sinned. Big time. This past weekend, my 8 year old son asked me to read a book wi ...more
Jan 11, 2014
Jan 14, 2014
Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality
Yes. The book is as good as the title. I love a story of self-discovery and acceptance through trial and error. Revenge of the Girl With the Great Per ...more
Jan 09, 2013
Jan 08, 2013
Phantoms In The Snow
Being relatively well-educated, I have carried around the belief that I knew (basically) all about World War II. We start learning about it in 6th gra ...more
Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
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