Month: June 2017

Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To take part, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners. Another oldie but goodie from my Kindle library.  I downloaded this book back in May of 2013 and feel like it’s another one I may have read before but not overly certain.  I know Ma read it recently and really liked it.  She liked it enough to actually write a small review!  Proof, my friends, that peer pressure works.  I really am hoping to get back to this one sometime in near future because the premise sounds engaging, will tug on the heart a bit, and I have a feeling I’ll like it. Vince Glasser, an overworked federal agent and single father with a troubled past, already has enough […]

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SPOTLIGHT: None So Blind by Chautona Havig

SPOTLIGHT: None So Blind by Chautona Havig

Click here to purchase your copy. About the Book Book title: None So Blind Author: Chautona HavigRelease date: September 29, 2013Genre: Contemporary Dani and Ella Weeks–two women who share one thing in common. The same life, the same family, and the same body. When Dani wakes with no knowledge of who or where she is–no memories of her life at all–David and Dani Weeks discover that “til death do us part” takes on an entirely unexpected meaning. Practically speaking, Dani died. But she didn’t.What’s a gal to do? In a desperate attempt to separate the old life from the new, Dani insists on a new name, a twist of her old one–Ella. Ella’s doctors can’t explain what happened. Her children can’t understand why she doesn’t know them. David, her husband, finds himself torn between admiration for the “new” version of his wife and missing the woman he’s known for over fifteen years. Will Ella ever […]

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RECIPE: Banana Bread

RECIPE: Banana Bread

It’s kids week on the blog which means another treat from one of the Minions of Mayhem.  Goobie was supposed to get his turn this month but alas, he’s still in California visiting with the grandparents.  I was in a panicked bind when a few other things worked out to my advantage so I simply switched him and Munch around.  With Munch doing all the book reviews this week as well I feel like it should be called Munch instead of Kids Week. We talked bout options and then chose to dip into my Grandma’s recipe collection.  Let me tell ya, Grandma Atkins was quite the cook, but especially quite the baker.  I’ve been promising the Minions banana bread for a while, and have a freezer full just waiting to be utilized when Munch decided it had to happen.  This week.  So that’s what we did, or should I say […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? by Margaret Frith Illustrated by John O’Brien

BOOK REVIEW: Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? by Margaret Frith Illustrated by John O’Brien

One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was only one of thousands of Edison’s inventions, which include the phonograph and the kinetoscope, an early precursor to the movie camera. As a boy, observing a robin catch a worm and then take flight, he fed a playmate a mixture of worms and water to see if she could fly! Here’s an accessible, appealing biography with 100 black-and-white illustrations. I first discovered this series of books at Barnes & Noble while birthday shopping for Munch.  I knew it would be perfect for him and with a sale going on I picked up several of people I knew he admired, because he talked about them all the time.  And a few that I thought we could enjoy together as I wanted […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Jack Ferrington and the School for Swabbies by Clint Perry

BOOK REVIEW: Jack Ferrington and the School for Swabbies by Clint Perry

Where do pirates learn to be pirates? Pirate school of course! Welcome to School for Swabbies where the highest grade you’ll get is the Sea. Jack Ferrington dreams of cannons, parlay, treasure hunting, sword fights and more. He’s had his fill of elementary school and is ready to move on to Moray Middle, home of the “Fighting Eels”, where adventure awaits in the unlikeliest of places. Real pirates are the instructors! Real danger around every corner! Are you ready to join Jack on his first day at pirate school? We can’t wait to have you join Jack and his friends at Moray Middle School, home of the “Fighting Eeels” So, let’s talk about this interesting book that I let the Munchkin pick out from NetGalley to read and review with me.  He’s not done a review in a very long time and well, the other Minions of Mayhem are not […]

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