|I happen to love WWII related fiction. I picked this book up thanks to a recommendation from an online book club that I participate in. I was hooked from page one. Alternating chapters with different time periods normally bugs me but it really worked with this story. It's an interesting and intriguing tale about something I hadn't heard of before...stamp engraving. I know it doesn't sound that interesting but I was so fascinated by it.There's an AHA moment in this book. When I got it I texted a co-worker that I wasn't coming to work until I finished the book (I finished in time for work). I also instantly recommended this book to a ton of people. Plus I instantly put it on hold for patrons at my library that I knew would love it. I will definitely read everything this author writes from now.|
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Monday, November 13, 2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Initially I saw this movie and was astounded by the amount of production that went into it. I soon learned that the movie was based off of a book (like any movie anymore). I read this only because it was needed for one of my college courses. I ended up loving it. If you are one that is expecting the book to be like the movie, well I won't be the one to make that judgement for ya. But if you love Coraline and the adventures that she goes on in the world - then this book is for you. A feel of suspense of what comes next and yet, excitement for what is yet to come. That's what Coraline really brings you.
|Coraline Book Cover|
Saturday, November 11, 2017
I listened to this read by Jim Dale.
Monday, November 6, 2017
Franny is called to the family home in Massachusetts the summer she turns 17 and her siblings come along. During the summer with their Aunt Isabelle, they begin to understand how and why they are different.
The story follows them into adulthood and is an engaging and fun read. I never read "Practical Magic, " or saw the movie, for that matter. I will be remedying that tout suite.
Monday, October 30, 2017
They drop out, begin practicing law without licenses and run into big problems. The protagonists are not very sympathetic, though that didn't stop me from enjoying the book.
There is an interesting subplot involving illegal immigrants and that plays well with the story and gave the characters an opportunity to not be jerks. Bottom line: I enjoyed it.