Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Rusty lives with his bachelor father, Tom, who owns the locally famous bar, the Medicine Lodge. Rusty's mom left when Rusty was just a baby, but the two do just fine on their own.
The summer Rusty turns 12 brings changes to their lives. This is a slow paced tale that totally captivated me from the beginning.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
I picked this up at the library's book sale last fall and finally took the time to read it. Note to self: maybe a clue that I really needed it! There is a post-it in the front from a previous reader or giver of the book that says "deserves to be read as a weekly reminder of what life should be." Yep, couldn't have said it better myself.
Monday, April 3, 2017
As they come off the train, Dr. Josef Mengele selects the girls for "the Zoo," the area of the camp used for his experiments.
Mischling was the legal term used in Nazi Germany to denote a person who had both "Aryan" and Jewish ancestry, but the term was never explained in the book.
There is not just death and horror in this book, there is some surviving and triumphing also. I do have to admit though, I am glad I am done with this one.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017
Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings and Life by Kate McDermott, 352 pages
For pie makers, she offers a variety of crusts, including gluten-free and vegan. Don't think you'll just get fruit pies here, there are also some meat pie recipes too.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, so much so, that I actually bought the book which is almost unheard of for me.
I didn't want to miss this chance to meet Ms. Giovanni but wanted to brush up on her poetry so checked out some books from the library. This book, originally published in 1974, is still relevant today and is about growing up black. Race, and how we treat each other, is still an unresolved issue and that makes this book of poetry timeless, for now.
They talk about their lives before and after they met, their faith and of course, their business. They just seem like good people and the book makes me want to watch their show more than the little snippets I've caught here and there so far.
Friday, March 24, 2017
Shelby was always popular and the tragedy plunges her into depression and guilt and a belief that her life is over, or should be.
This is a story about Shelby eventually learning how to enjoy life again. 5 stars and thumbs up from me.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
First stop? The bus station where a criminal with a suitcase full of cash needs to use the bathroom and entrusts Allan with the suitcase. Oops.
The book fluctuates between the present and Allan's storied life. Remember how Forrest Gump was present for A LOT of stuff in history? Yeah, so was Allan. I rate the book enjoyable, but not lovable.