Reviews, The Books

Book Review – Five-Carat Soul

Title: Five Carat Soul Author: James McBride Pages: 308 Rating - 5/5     'See, God favors the righteous.  He favors us with words!.... Words, boy!  Not a pistol or knife or cannon lingering in the whole bunch!  Just words, passed from one ear to the next! Oh, yes, I wish I was lettered.  Them..… Continue reading Book Review – Five-Carat Soul

The Books

#BookToMovieTrailer – Pet Sematary

For my grandma, Pet Sematary was the book.  The last straw.  She read it in the 80s but couldn't finish it.  Too scary.  She did not finish the book -- couldn't -- and did not read another Stephen King novel until the mid-2000s. In case you don't believe my grandma's thoughts of the book, consider King's.  Rumor… Continue reading #BookToMovieTrailer – Pet Sematary

My Reading List, The Books

#TopTenTuesday – New To Me

Another #TopTenTuesday post, hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is a discussion on new authors read last year.  Thank goodness for Goodreads because I had forgotten some of the books read earlier in the year.  Of the 20 read, only 4.5 were people I'd read before (J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, Kiese Laymon,… Continue reading #TopTenTuesday – New To Me

My Reading List, Reviews, The Books

Book Review – Children of Blood and Bone

Title: Children of Blood and Bone Author: Tomi Adeyemi Pages: 525 Rating: 4.0/5 *mild spoilers below* When Children of Blood and Bone first debuted, literary friends gushed that here was a new series to fill the void left by the Harry Potter series conclusion.  I scoffed, certain that nothing could fill that soft ache -- the magic of Harry… Continue reading Book Review – Children of Blood and Bone