Saturday, September 23, 2017
Listening to audiobooks while driving and working around the house is a good way to listen to books. I'm hook on this series and Penelope Keith reading the series. It's a good murder mystery.
It's a good story. I was always trying to figure out a story line for the princess who slept through all the action. This is a smart answer to the question. Fine for any library. Enjoy.
I am buying this series for the library. Thing a dessert Lord of the Rings with sultan and harems, genies and shapeshifter. And who is betraying who. It's a great series. Enjoy.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
This is one funny book and the audio book is enjoyable to listen to. Miss Julia is one fine old school southern lady who has a good head for business. Her first husband wasn't so good and years later she finally remarries. She's a woman on a mission when she goes after thieves. Very dangerous thieves. It's pretty funny.
Think Jane Austen meets Downton Abbey plus Heart to Heart and you have an entertaining book to read. Enjoy. Not for high school library. The audio book is a good listen. Marion Chesney is also known as M. C. Beaton
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
The story continues. It's a dangerous adventure tainted with drugs and risky behavior. It's up to Jamie and Charlotte to discover where a missing family member. It's a good read. But it's also a dark read.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
I'm not sure about this one. It's written beautifully but there are some dangerous moments when Anna is forced to do some things naked that little girls shouldn't do. I think I would skip it as a choice for the library but it is perfect for public libraries. The story is for mature readers. It's a hard read. Keep in mind it's when there are both German and Soviet soldiers and the two main characters have to survive to live.
It's a good graphic novel that is set in the 1970's. You'll see lots of 70's references. It's fine for any middle school library.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
The series is fine for high school libraries. A bit of romance, adventure and danger with a touch of political play and tragedy to make the story a page turner.
It's a pretty good story. The writing is a bit simplistic but the story gets better as book 2 picks up
It's fine for any library.
This book is the ultimate diverse story. Suzette is an African-American teen who's step brother is a red headed Jewish teen with emotional and mental health concerns. Suzette is also attracted to both boys and girls. And had to face some bullies at her boarding school. She also learns about sex while away. It's a good story and great for public and personal libraries. Before you put it in a high school library, read the book first so you'll know what it is about. It is a good read.
Saturday, September 9, 2017
It's a magical story beautifully told. The first book was wonderful and now enjoy the second book. It feels like it's from India or an India like world. Magic, fighting, journey and romance make this a charming story to enjoy. I'm getting this for my high school library.
It's a great series. Set in a future time and there is a war between the world of faeries and the world of humans. The story line works because the plot is entertaining and suspenseful. Good character and the relationships ring true. It's a good read and I will pick up the series for my library.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Family dysfunction can affect any family. With a father that is an addict and also a well known rock and roll star can mess with the family dynamics. Mom dead from a tragic allergic reaction. Looking for a natural birth mother and finding the meaning of life.
This is a cute story and a glimpse of life in an Indian family's life. Dimple and Rashi do have a connection of the intimate nature just to be aware. The book is a good read. Or a good audio book listen.
Monday, September 4, 2017
It's a great audio book. If you like a good murder mystery, Agatha Christy style, then enjoy this contemporary tale.
It's a good listen and makes a good gift for graduates, bosses and leaders such as principals to presidents.
It's a page turner and so far I like the series. I will buy for my high school library. Looking forward to book 3. Think AI meets Logan Run, meets the Jason Bourne series. Enjoy.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
This is probably one of the best stories this author has written. I would put it in my library. A teen with a secret that makes her vulnerable and getting help from a well trained professional. The author's notes at the end. Read them first. It's a good read and I do recommend this story. Part of it reminds me of The Dead Poets Society.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
I love a good dog story and I love travel and I love journeys. This is a great book for elementary and middle school libraries. The reunion of dog and man after a hard journey makes you want to hug your dog/pet and let them know how much we appreciate our furry friends.
A weekend party in the country of Scotland goes wrong. Hamish MacBeth is on the case. It's a good murder mystery.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017
If you are a Cassandra Clare fan, you won't be disappointed. It's a good read. It's fine for young adult libraries who enjoy fantasy and fighting between good and evil and the unconventional. It's a cast of all sorts of characters. Enjoy the adventure.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
It's a good read and I will get for my high school library. Humor and heart ache, as well as new possibilities are a major part of this story. When a school shooting deeply affects Louna, we learn her back story. It's a good read.
This is an eye opening story. I have no idea what it is like for Afghan women. It's a different life then the women of Europe and America. While reading the story, I was feeling confined by the way women were limited. This book is a well written and I would include it in my high school library for higher level reading. It is stories like this one that bridges the world to understanding what people go through and even changes perceptions. It's an important read.
Monday, August 21, 2017
This is worth buying. I use to listen to his audio books on cassette tape in my car. It's a feel good, motivational book. A good gift for those in leadership roles. Getting new jobs or college. A good car audiobook to listen too. Enjoy, you'll thank me later.
I really wanted this to be a good solid story. Hmmmm I am glad the public library has this book so I don't need to buy it for my high school library. I am not excited about this story. And also the two star-crossed lovers have plenty of sex in this story. The story line just is okay.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
This is on my purchase list for my high school library. Set in India or like India it is a beautifully crafted fairy tale. A bit of darkness and a bit of magical to create an etherial story. It's a keeper. Enjoy.