Available now: Driving with the Top Down: A Novel ****4/5 stars The real and unexpected journey of three characters, Driving with the Top Down is likely to strike a chord with anyone who read it. Recommended readers: If you like women’s fiction If you like stories of coincidence and chance If you like your fiction to be emotional, real Here’s my Rankings: 4/5 for characters 3/5 for plot 4/5 … Continue reading Audio book review: Driving with the Top Down
“The world around is as real as it gets. Might as well indulge in some fiction. Science says it’ll make you better at interacting with people.” http://mic.com/articles/104702/science-shows-something-surprising-about-people-who-love-reading-fiction Continue reading This just in: fiction makes you a better person!
Available now: Dork Diaries Book 8: Tales from a Note-So-Happily Ever After ****4/5 stars There’s nothing like jumping into the mind of teenager Nikki Maxwell – and taking a ride through her dorky, accident-prone life. With a dose of entertaining teenage melodramatics, it’s the the girl-version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Recommended readers: Girls Ages 8-12, Grades 3-7 Did you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid but want … Continue reading Children’s Review: Dork Diaries 8
Available now: Shotgun Lovesongs: A Novel ****4/5 stars An truly original, poetic book, Shotgun Lovesongs is delivered perfectly in this audio book – just make sure you’re not in a hurry. Recommended readers: If you like literature and original, unique writing If you like poetic, thoughtful writing and descriptions Here’s my Rankings: 4/5 for characters 2/5 for plot 5/5 for voice-audio 4/5 overall 2/5 steaminess (pretty tame) REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: … Continue reading Audio book review: Shotgun Lovesongs
We had to share this hilarious video from a fellow mom (who’s also a writer). We’ve got to read Johanna Stein’s book too: How Not to Calm a Child on a Plane: And Other Lessons in Parenting from a Highly Questionable Source Continue reading Parenting humor: To other moms out there …
I was challenged to list the top 10 books that I felt like had an impact on my life. Apologies in advance to those expecting to see a list of classics and literature. I’m an unabashed escapist reader – and most of my books reflect that. Here’s my list: Gone with the Wind. An unhappy ending? Those didn’t exist until I read this. Not to … Continue reading Top 10 Books That Influenced Me
We’ve been overwhelmingly excited about the book app Oyster (now on Android/Kindle too – see our review). Are we alone? We’d love your thoughts. Can you tell us: Is your favorite genre represented? Do you see any holes or lacking material? Is it easy enough to use? What’s your biggest complaint? My favorite reading is usually historical romance – of which I found a plethora … Continue reading Oyster Book App: What do you think?
Available now: One Plus One: A Novel ****4/5 stars The latest “it” author is “it” for a reason, and One Plus One is delightful read. Recommended readers: If you like real life characters … If you want to relate to someone else’s mistakes and victories… Here’s my Rankings: 5/5 for characters 4/5 for plot 4/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: I couldn’t believe the buzz on … Continue reading One Plus One: Jojo Moyes