Monday, February 29, 2016
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
In response to unfortunate events and circumstances, John Kralik vows to write a thank you note a day. The effect that this has on his own emotional well-being, his relationships, and his business is inspiring and encouraging. You might just want to write a thank you note after you read this book. :)
Monday, February 22, 2016
Just a so-so read for me. I ended up skimming about the last third of the book.
Posted by Elaine at 4:00 AM
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
This title is self-explanatory as Four Seasons in Rome is about the year Doerr and his family lived in Rome. His sons were six months old at the time they moved there. Rome is not my favorite city in Italy, but I would take being in Italy over not being in Italy. It was fun to re-visit places and names. This book made for an enjoyable trip back to Rome.
Posted by Elaine at 5:00 AM
Monday, February 15, 2016
When I opened up this book, someone had written this in pencil across the top of the Introduction: "WARNING: Intro contains spoilers." I felt very thankful for that warning because I usually read Introductions.
This is a spooky, mysterious, and creepy book. Three survivors of a mass family poisoning live together in the family house. That's about all I can tell you. I will reiterate that this is a spooky book and I would not read it before going to bed. However, I did look forward to reading it during daylight hours.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
PS: Here's a neat website to check out: Walk Score. It will let you know how walkable your neighborhood is.
Monday, February 8, 2016
A short, but sweet Young Adult book, this novel is unlike any that I've read because of the characters, the plot, and.....the time travel. :)
Posted by Elaine at 8:30 AM
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
In this book, she delves into the toddler years with chapters like "You're too old for this" and "You suck at this" and "Your judging of other parents comes back to haunt you." Part memoir and part parenting guide, this book will surely normalize any parent's experience of living with and caring for a toddler.
Monday, February 1, 2016
If you are looking for a lighthearted read, avoid reading Just Mercy. However, if you are willing to sit a little bit outside of your comfort zone and learn more about our justice system, I would recommend slowly reading Just Mercy.