Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Book Review: The Last Juror by John Grisham

The second (after a Time to Kill) in Grisham's Ford County books and just as good as the first. I love this series and can't wait to read the rest. Grisham blends drama with history and manages to keep you on the edge of your seat from cover to cover. Set at the end of the civil rights era in Clanton Mississippi, two men and one family has a profound effect on the town.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Book Review: Timeless Love by Judith O'brien

One moment Sam is afraid her dad is going to kill her for scratching his BMW than the next moment she is standing in the bedroom of King Edward VI. History comes  alive  like Sam never imagined.  I love time travel romance books and I also love the Tudors.  So this book feels like it was written just for me.  I absolutely loved it.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Book Review: Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson

James Patterson takes a different turn with his Alex Cross series. During some down time Alex decides to write a novel based on an old family story.  This is the that novel and it is great.  Ben is sent by the president to investigate lynchings in Mississippi in 1906.  Right away Ben gets involved way over his head and finds his life in danger. With the help of Alex Cross's cousin moody and her grandfather Abraham Ben takes on the KKK and racism in the deep south.  I really loved this book and I hope Patterson writes more like this.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


This Week I Am...

Reading... The Maze Runner by James Dashner.  The movie is coming out really soon and I can't wait to see it.  The book was a little slow to start but I am now engrossed with it and i don't want to put it down.  I'm about half way through with it and hope to finish it soon.  I need to start reading faster since I am so far behind in my Goodreads challenge.  

Watching... Botched on E! channel.  This reality show stars Dr Dubrow from the Real Housewives of Orange County as he and his partners fix bad plastic surgery.  Each episode has crazier stories than the episode before it.  

Listening... Lie under you by Keke Wyatt is a beautiful song.  If you watch R&B Divas Atlanta than you know Keke and this song.  If you don't watch than you should and you should download this song.  This is a great wedding song.  Also I have been listening to Jhene Aiko.  She blends R&B and hip hop in a real smooth way.  

Dreading...  All of the housework I need to do that I have been putting off. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

Haunting but sad and beautiful all at once. Laurel receives an education in music love and loss. You'll need tissues when you read this.  One of the best books I've read in awhile.  Highly recommended.  

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Coffee mmmmm

I am obsessed with Donut-House-Chocolate-Glazed Donut coffee.  It is amazing.  What are some of your favorite coffee's?

Friday, February 28, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Stacking the Shelves

I love Tynga's Reviews Stacking the Shelves  so I borrowed it for my blog.  I hit up my favorite used bookstores recently and hit the jackpot.  I was able to get four books from my wishlist.  First I picked up Chocolate-Covered-Murder by Leslie Meier.  I love this mystery series and have been reading it for awhile.  I really need to catch up.  I also was able to get Fallen-Masters by John Edward.  Yes that John Edward the TV psychic.  I usually don't read much science fiction but this intrigued me.  Next I picked up Waltz-Time by Eugenia Riley and If-Only-Dreams by Wendy Markham aka Wendy Corsi Staub.  These two are both time travel romances which are a favorite genre of mine.  I'll let you know how they are.  

Product Spotlight: Beyonce Heat Perfume

I bought Beyonce Heat Perfume for 50% off the day after Christmas.  I hadn't smelled it before I bought it but for $2,50 I could take a chance on it.  I loved it.  It is not too strong and the vanilla really comes through.  It is a really good choice to wear to work since it is not too overpowering.  This is a small bottle but even the bigger bottles are really affordable.  Let me know what you think of this scent and any others you love.  I provided the link to purchase above and again below.  

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Book Survey

Do you remember how you developed a love for reading? 
Both of my parents are huge readers so I am sure it came from them.  My earliest memories are of reading the Little house series and falling in love with them.  I also really loved the Trixie Belden mysteries. 

Where do you usually read? 
I love to read in the bath or cuddled up in my bed. 

Do you prefer to read one book at a time or several at once? 
Lately it seems I have a few books going at once since I read some for school and some for pleasure. 

What is your favorite genre? 
I don’t know if I have a favorite. I love thrillers like John Grisham and cozy mysteries such as Leslie Meier.  In the last few years I have found a love for YA, especially dystopian themed books.  I also love biographies and chick lit.

Is there a genre you will not read? 
I am a big chicken so I probably won’t read anything in the horror genre.

Do you have a favorite book? 
Picking one would be hard but I really love A Time to Kill by John Grisham. 

What is your least favorite book?

Recently I tried to read the book thief and just couldn’t finish it.

What is the longest book you have ever read? 
Maybe a biography on Tsar Nicholas II

What was the last book you bought?
A time travel romance, a guilty pleasure genre of mine.

Do you prefer library books or buying books? 
I prefer buying books. I am always afraid that I’ll borrow a book, love it, and want to keep it. 

What are you currently reading?
The Killer Angels by Shaara for school and the Lost Symbol by Dan Brown.  I am also reading Demi Lovato’s new book.  

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!!! I know i'm late but better late than never, right? I hope your holidays were great, mine sure were.  I am truly blessed, Have you made any resolutions? I resolve to be a better blogger by putting myself on a schedule and keeping to it.  Fingers crossed. I've got some great book reviews and other articles planned so keep watching and keep commenting.