Much like his popular TV show this book feels like a warm hug from a dear friend. Chock-full of homespun wisdom as well as key Bible verses, it packs an inspirational punch. Perfect for anyone going through a “storm.”
Gosh, where to begin… this book intrigued me from the beginning! It’s all about the story of a close-knit neighborhood street with different families dealing with all sorts of complicated issues relating to their marriage, children and identities. Each chapter ended in a mini-cliffhanger and was told in a different character’s perspective. I couldn’t read it fast enough!
While eagerly waiting for this fall’s It movie sequel, I’m getting my horror fix by reading some of Stephen King’s fiction. ‘Salem’s Lot (1975) probably launched our culture’s current fixation with vampire culture and the walking dead. The Pratt Library has a fabulous re-issued edition (2005) in hardback, with very satisfying new material such as spooky black-and-white photos, a “prequel” chapter taking place in 1850, text and dialogue that had been omitted from the 1975 edition, and more. Thrilling more than downright scary, ‘Salem’s Lot still has many page-turning moments. Even though most readers will know what happens, the deeply described action, settings, and character depictions add depth and surprises. King is a pretty darn good writer. He evokes 1970s small-town New England life perfectly, as only one with a love-hate relationship with it can do. P.S. for geeks: The apostrophe at the beginning of the title is correct, shortening Jerusalem.
This urban fantasy spells fun. The setting, character range, and genre bending are refreshing. The storytelling is exciting and modern. And even the format is unique, with pages of the Devil’s Water Dictionary punctuating the chapters, and acknowledgements that vie for a comedy award. I think it’s become clear that Quirk Books is a good publisher for me.
A collection of short stories that range from the 1940s to 1980s tells the tales of how people can get lost in themselves, others, and longing. You will be sure to see some of your own mistakes looking back at you as you read this book that is as familiar as sun-sweetened lemonade on a summer’s day.
This book isn’t your typical vampire witch love story. There’s a healthy dose of Elizabethan-England history with a mix of science. Diana is a very strong female lead, a college historian with interest in Alchemy and learning to practice her magical talents. Fun read!
This book was a surprise. If you like history, then you will enjoy the lessons. They are multiple. Some involve living in the south, being a POW, being a survivor, and how the unknown over time can impact your life and the decisions you make because of it.
An extremely well-written retelling of the story of Achilles and Patroclus. Miller’s poetic writing style transports readers into a completely different world and inspires readers with her heartbreaking retelling of the Greek myth.