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BOOK REVIEW: The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz

BOOK REVIEW: The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz

Posted January 8, 2018 by Fizzy Pop in book review, Laura Frantz / 0 Comments

Nothing burns my buttons more than having to ‘sit’ on a book when I finish it.  I finished this book last night when I was without a computer and time on my hands … to start another book of course.  I had such grand thoughts and emotional things to share about this book.  A lot of it frustration but in my head it was engaging and somewhat entertaining.  And now?  It’s gone.  Gone in the ether that is my oft forgetful brain.  Gone in the world of thinking.  I try really hard not to think ya know?  And here we go. I had high hopes for this book based on the synopsis.  Heck, I even liked the cover and I’m not a cover junkie like some people (ahem, Kristin).  I was expecting some intensity, some action, and even a fresh perspective (you know, Tory) from an engaging and interesting period […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Steal Away Home by Bill Coffey

BOOK REVIEW: Steal Away Home by Bill Coffey

Posted January 4, 2018 by Fizzy Pop in Bill Coffey, book review / 0 Comments

Before you remind me that I don’t like sporty things and of course I wouldn’t care for a book centered around baseball I have to tell you.  Baseball is what saved this book for me.  Yes, I don’t do sports.  I don’t mind going to a stadium and watching a game.  I don’t understand the game or really even care about the game but there’s something about the energy and spirit (if you will) about a crowd come together for something they are passionate about.  And cuties.  You are NEVER too old to appreciate cuties.  That goes for almost any sport, almost.  You will never see me curling up on the sofa to watch a sporty thing on TV, outside maybe like figure skating or gymnastics.  Oh and diving, I really like platform diving.  I picked up this book with the idea of a coming of age story between a […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Missing Isaac by Valerie Fraser Luesse

BOOK REVIEW: Missing Isaac by Valerie Fraser Luesse

Posted January 2, 2018 by Fizzy Pop in book review, Valerie Fraser Luesse / 0 Comments

This book spoke to me on some level.  When I saw it come up for review I was a minute or 1440 minutes too late to nab it.  NetGalley to the rescue!  As a debut novel Valerie Fraser Luesse hit it out of the park.  That being said I’m sitting here looking at a mostly blank screen and struggling to rate and even review the book.  The synopsis sold me on a story about a young southern boy in the 1960’s who would stop at nothing to find out what happened to his dad’s friend, a man he looked up to, that happened to be black.  That’s not quite what the story delivered to me.  I loved the story, I truly did but reality did not meet expectation.  I had to adjust my  expectation to find that reality was handing me a pretty amazing book of community, faith, friendship, love, […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly

BOOK REVIEW: Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly

This book caused quite the discussion the other night between Kristin and I.  Of course that same night I might have fallen asleep while we are on the phone.  That has caused some serious doubt that I was actually invested in any conversation that night, though to be fair it was long after the ‘Shadow Weaver’ discussion.  Let’s be honest (my review is posting before her’s so I don’t have a lot to share from her end…yet), she didn’t like the book.  At all.  I sorta kinda maybe did.  Yes, there were flaws and I’ll share some of them with you.  But there’s also some redeeming qualities to the book that I think have enough merit that I’m interested in reading the next book in the series to hopefully find some clarification. Let’s get nitty gritty, shall we?  I’m really not sure where to begin so I’m just going to […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Crisis Shot by Janice Cantore

BOOK REVIEW: Crisis Shot by Janice Cantore

I sit here staring at a blank page not sure how to proceed.  I finished this book last night without an abundance of fanfare.  It was entirely too many hours past bedtime, which I paid for all day, but it wasn’t like jumping from my fuzzy socks exciting.  .I enjoyed the story, the twists and turns, getting to know the characters.  I just didn’t fall in love with the story.  It’s like someone forgot to glue the glitter when they poured it on. The characters were well developed and memorable.  There were a few too many for my ability to remember names and I would frequently have to go looking back to figure out who was who.  That is always a me problem and seems to be more prevalent in the first book in a series as the stage is set for the continuation.  I think where it fell apart […]

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