Audio book review: Driving with the Top Down

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

Children’s Review: Dork Diaries 8

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

Audio book review: Shotgun Lovesongs

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

Top 10 Books That Influenced Me

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

Oyster Book App: What do you think?

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?

One Plus One: Jojo Moyes

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