A literary undertaking that tackles politics, family, friends, and history, The Nix took some time to absorb and try to understand Samuel. The defeated characters should have made it a depressing read but trying to figure out how all of them would fit together and if Samuel would tell the truth and publicize his families truth made for a page-turner.
Super enjoyed this young adult romance, so much so I ordered Rachel Hawthorne's other books. Fun seasonal book for winter but also a strong female teenage lead, the unique setting of Michigan snow-filled winters, and good friends. Some plot twists and unpredictability help fuel the fun.
I'm not reading the Coffeehouse Mysteries in order for some reason. I read #10 Murder by Mocha back in 2013, #4 Murder Most Frothy in 2015, #12 Holiday Buzz in 2016, in February #7 Espresso Shot, and then in March #1 On What Grounds. I've gotten to know the characters and the settings enough to want to keep up with the mysteries. Good reads with recipes and good coffee chatter.
I love Murder She Wrote the television series, and I love cozy mysteries but I had no idea there was a Murder She Wrote cozy mystery series! Perfect for borrowing from the public library ebook site and having on my Kindle as a backup. Reads just like the show, same town, same characters, same murder, and mayhem.
Swiss Family Robinson- I thought I would like this classic more than I did. I'll have a hard time recommending it to many. It was a slow read and not as much adventure as I was expecting. I read it for classic book club and I did have more appreciation for it after discussing it but it was just not as enjoyable as I wanted it to be. The characters were flat and the message a bit preachy.
I have a student obsessed with the Lumberjanes so I read along. Entertaining, light reading, and humorous. Worth picking up for a quick dive into the mysterious world of the Lumberjanes.
I borrowed this book from a friend who attended Books by the Banks with me and picked it up there. A mother writes the book about something that happened to her son and, in turn, to her family. It is a tragedy and yet the family survives and the son rehabilitates physically and mentally from the episode. It is difficult to read but a good look into what happens to the whole family when tragedy strikes.
I started teaching English and Spanish at Blancester in 1996. After getting my masters in Library Science, I moved into the library and I've enjoyed connecting people to books ever since!