A Give Away:) – Rescue: Raising Teens in a Drowning Culture

When I was invited to review (and host a give away of) Rescue: Raising Teens in a Drowning Culture by Candy Gibbs I was most intrigued.  Cindy Gibbs is the Executive Director of the CareNet Pregnancy Centers in Amarillo, Texas and as someone assisting young people through potentially the most challenging months of their lives […]

Year in Books 2014: Highlights

I always enjoy the book chat that abounds at this time of the year. Casting a look over my own Goodreads I see that once again I’ve read at least 200 books during the past year, as I wasn’t always diligent in recording I know I read more. Taking a look at your readings in its yearly entirety can be a […]

Restoration Novels – Christian Suspense

Occasionally I find a Christian author whose writing style appeals and I settle in to enjoy some Christian fiction, generally romance or suspense. Terri Blackstock’s Restoration Novels are Christian suspense and very engaging.  Imagine if tomorrow a supernova sends out pulses that interrupts any and all electromagnetic energy here on earth.  There would be chaos, nothing […]

Two Best Sellers

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak In 1939, Nazi Germany, Liesel is a foster girl living in Munich.  She loves her accordion playing foster father, she helps her foster parents hide a Jewish man in their basement, and she steals books. Written for young adults this book has everybody talking, it was with interest I […]

Rhys Bowen Mysteries

This week I’ve been enjoying some of Rhys Bowen‘s mysteries.  Rhys Bowen has written three different mystery series, featuring very different leading characters, all set in different countries and time periods. Some I’ve ‘met’ before, some are ‘new friends’. The Constable Evans series is set in rural Wales, possibly in the 1970s or 80s.  The main character […]

Discovering New Mystery Series

Always keen to find new book gems, I tend to devour a series or author once discovered, our children also have the same passionate approach to reading. This week I discovered a couple of  new mystery series, one of which was a pleasant read, the other was a little too slow. Murder on the Half […]

Thought Provoking Adult Novels

Recently I shared that I read 200 books in 2013, what I didn’t share is, I’m a speed reader which helps when reading a large volume.  Towards the end of 2013 I considered quality over quantity more. The following books, read in the last weeks of 2013, were chosen on the recommendations of my blogging […]

2013 Year in Books: Highlights

Reflections posts on ‘Books Read in 2013’ are beginning to appear in my feedly,  some of my favourite type of chats.  Goodreads record I have read 200 books this year so I’m joining the chatter.  As 200 is a fair amount I’ve chosen a few highlights from each month to share, focusing on adult literature. […]