book review

Book Review ~ Guide to Machine Quilting

Guide to Machine Quilting by Diane GaudynskiMy rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a fantastic reference. This first-time quilter really appreciated the tips and is currently implementing them on my first quilt! So far so good. View all my reviews >>

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Book Review ~ Killer Pizza

Killer Pizza by Greg TaylorMy rating: 2 of 5 stars SUMMARY (source) Toby McGill lands the perfect summer job at a place called Killer Pizza, there’s more to cooking than just pies. Toby and his friends are shocked when they find out the shop is a front for an underground monster-hunting organization. MY THOUGHTSThis book was raved about on anothers blog (cannot recall which blog). I ordered it from the library to check out. It was a fun read even though it was geared at the 14-year old market. View all my reviews >>

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Book Review ~ Queen of Babble Gets Hitched

Queen of Babble Gets Hitched by Meg Cabot My rating: 3 of 5 stars SUMMARY (source: Meg Cabot) Big mouth. Big heart. Big wedding. Big problems. It’s the wedding of the century! Things are looking up at last for Lizzie Nichols. She has a career she loves in the field of her choice (wedding gown restoration), and the love of her life, Jean-Luc, has finally proposed. Life’s become a dizzying whirl of wedding gown fittings-although, oddly, not necessarily her own–as Lizzie prepares (sort of) for her dream wedding at her fiancé’s chateau in the south of France. But the dream

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Book Review ~ A Reliable Wife

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick My rating: 1 of 5 stars SUMMARY (source: Busy Moms Who Love To Read)Rural Wisconsin, 1909. In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for “a reliable wife.” But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she’s not the “simple, honest woman” that Ralph is expecting. She is both complex and devious, haunted by a terrible past and motivated by greed. Her plan is simple: she will win this man’s devotion, and then, ever so slowly,

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Book Review ~ Queen of Babble Book Series

Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot My rating: 4 of 5 stars The big rebel that I am read book #2 first. I didn’t realize it was a series until well into the novel and there were several references to how the protagonist, Lizzie, met certain characters and the Sherlock Holmes in me detected (hmmm … seems to me there was a book before this one!). I was first introduced to Meg Cabot with her “Size 12 Isn’t Fat” book series (my review here). A monthly pick for the Busy Books For Moms e-book club. From there I read that

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Book Review ~ The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsMy rating: 5 of 5 stars SUMMARY (source: Chapters)In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlaying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one girl and one boy between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence

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Book Review ~ Carpe Demon

Carpe Demon by Julie KennerMy rating: 5 of 5 stars SUMMARY (source: Julie Kenner)Carpools. Crabgrass. Creatures from the depths of hell. Suburbia has its problems too… Lots of women put their careers aside once the kids come along. Kate Connor, for instance, hasn’t hunted a demon in ages… That must be why she missed the one wandering through the pet food aisle of the San Diablo Wal-Mart. Unfortunately, he managed to catch her attention an hour later—when he crashed into the Connor house, intent on killing her. Now Kate has to clean up the mess in her kitchen, dispose of

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Book Review ~ Size 12 Is Not Fat

***SPOILER ALERT*** If you have not yet read this book but intend to you may want to finish it before you read the discussion questions. There are some spoilers herein!  I am joining Busy Moms Who Love to Read for the May 2010 book club.  Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot At 28, former teen-pop-star Heather Wells feels as though she has lost everything: her family and fortune (her mom fled the country with Heather’s earnings), her recording contract, her slender waistline, and her fiance, Jordan, a philandering, boy-band singer. Then Jordan’s brother, Cooper, a dreamy private investigator

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Book Review ~ Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall My rating: 4 of 5 stars I have never read a Christian novel before. As my first introduction to one I thought this one was fabulous. I’ve been struggling with defining my spirituality for some time. Reading how others think about and live their lives around their faith was very helpful to me in my search. View all my reviews >>

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Book Review ~ Wife in the Fast Lane

Wife in the Fast Lane: A Novel by Karen QuinnMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Laugh out loud moments as the protagonist, Christy, experiences single to married life, CEO and two Olympic medals to stay-at-home-mom, best friend to nemesis, as well as many other roles. Interesting the internal doubts and dialogue shared by such an external success and media-covered woman and lifestyle. I thought her adjustment period to stay-at-home mom and wife the most interesting as she developed a similar loss of identity and weight gain that most going through such dramatic life changes go through (myself included). When Christy

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