Monday, February 27, 2017

When God Made You (Book Review)

Having a 3 year old, I often find myself reading and browsing more children's books that adult books. When I got the chance to check out a copy of "When God Made You" by Matthew Paul Turner, illustrated by David Catrow I was thrilled.

The book is filled with playful, charming rhymes and vivid, fantastical illustrations. My favorite part of the whole book is those illustrations. They are so bright and colorful.

The story is so wonderful in telling each child that they are special unique because that is just the way God designed them.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Fifth Petal (Book Review)

I have always been interested in the Salem Witch Trials because of my family history.So when I had the chance to read "The Fifth Petal" by Bruonia Barry I was ecstatic. The book synopsis is:

When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem’s chief of police, John Rafferty, now married to gifted lace reader Towner Whitney, wonders if there is a connection between his death and Salem’s most notorious cold case, a triple homicide dubbed “The Goddess Murders,” in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed on Halloween night in 1989. He finds unexpected help in Callie Cahill, the daughter of one of the victims newly returned to town. Neither believes that the main suspect, Rose Whelan, respected local historian, is guilty of murder or witchcraft. 

But exonerating Rose might mean crossing paths with a dangerous force. Were the women victims of an all-too-human vengeance, or was the devil raised in Salem that night? And if they cannot discover what truly happened, will evil rise again?

I wish I could say that I fully enjoyed the book, but I found it really slow to get started. It wasn't until I was about 80-100 pages in that I really got into the book. Overall I would rate the book 3 stars because it does a good job in relating the story of what happened in 1989 with what happened in the year 2014.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Before I Forget [A Book Review]

Take a moment while reading this sentence and think to yourself of the number 5.2 million. That is the number of people that Alzehimer's has taken hold of. That number doesn't even take into a count the friends and family of the loved ones that are face with becoming caregivers to the person they love that is stricken with the disease.

I was introduced to the book "Before I Forget" by B. Smith and Dan Gasby. I love reading memoirs. But this one really takes the cake. Not only does the book give you a memoir into how Alzehimer's came about to affect their family, but it provides you with facts.

I love that this book gives you a mix of tips for dealing with the disease, but also the true account of a family going through it. To be placed in the role of a caregiver is not an easy thing. Especially when dealing with a disease that currently has no cure, only things that can help "manage" it.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."