Sunday, December 20, 2009

Guest Review! 40 Loaves, Breaking Bread with our Father Each Day

Thanks to Ashley Boyer I was given the book:
40 Loaves, Breaking Bread with our Father Each Day
by C.D. Baker to review.

I really enjoy this book, it is not really a book that you would just sit down and read in its entirety, but rather a bit here and there. This book is a collection of readings and at the end of each reading/chapter is a daily prayer as well as food for thought. I like to pick up this book and read before I fall asleep each night, it is truly inspiring and thought provoking.

I recommend this book for inspirational reading. You can find it at:

Guest Blog by Lauri from Knits and Reads

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hauntingly Wonderful

Rating: 5 out of 5
Cover Rating: 5 out of 5
Author: Nancy Werlin
Book: Impossible
Disclosure: I rented this book from the library

"Impossible" by Nancy Werlin is a story of a 17 year old girl who has just learned of a secret, a secret that could mean the world to Lucy. A curse has been passed down from one 17 girl to another in Lucy's family line. Every girl somehow ends up pregnant at the age of 17 and will give birth at 18. After she gives birth to the baby girl, she will become mentally unstable and will end up like past generations. Lucy is no exception. However, there is hope. There is one way to break the curse and free Lucy's family line from the terrible curse. If she can figure out how to accomplish each of the 4 tasks in the song, "Scarborough fair" before she gives birth, she will be free. However, the tasks are not simple. Will Lucy have enough time and be able to free herself and her daughter?

Have you ever read a book and wanted to buy a hundred copies to give to everyone you know because you loved it so much? That is how I felt after reading "Impossible." It was beautifully haunting, it was romantic, and it was magical. It incorporated past legends and magic into the modern day life of an average teen girl. The other part that I loved about this book was that Nancy used a real life song - Scarborough Fair - in her book as basically, the theme. Lucy was pregnant without fault of her own because of the curse that forced it to happen. Throughout the story I found myself wanting Lucy to succeed in the tasks and wanting her to not give up. This is a great book and I encourage you to read it!

Listen to the song that the story was based off of:

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Review: Front And Center

Book: Front and Center
Author: Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Rating: 5 out of 5
3rd in series of Dairy Queen and The Off Season
Thank you to Houghton Mifflin for sending me a copy of this book

D.J. is back with another great story to be told! This time she is struggling to decide which college she should go to, a big league school or smaller one? If she does decide to go to a bigger school, will she be able to handle the stress and competition? Of course, on top of all of that she has Brian who she has mixed up feelings for, should she give him another chance, or let him go?

I love this entire series! They are adorable! D.J. is a very relatable character and you are able to see why she is struggling for the reasons that she is. This book actually got me laughing out loud a few times! Catherine's writing style is believable and I could see a normal teenager facing what D.J. faces in the book and reacting the same way. Overall, this is a really great book and I suggest reading it if you have already read the first two in the series!