Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Angels Flying Too Close to the GroundAngels Flying Too Close to the Ground by Kirsten Cheskey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Angels Flying Too Close to the Ground is a hilarious book and needless to say I laughed so hard I cried.. Seriously... My hubby had to walk upstairs and ask what I was doing because I was laughing so hard. I tried to explain that this book I had in my hands that could evoke such emotion that I laughed out loud and cried so I was balling up tissues and grabbing for more. He didn't get it. He is not a reader and he has no clue of the inner working of girls and what "princess tape" could be. Thank you for allowing me into your family Mrs Cheskey. :)

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

Cold Comfort Farm is the perfect solution to the Gothic type of works as it takes on people brooding on moorlands with a fun and spirited dialect. It was extremely funny and definitely laugh out loud. 5 Stars

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk is a stunning, thoughtful and dramatic book. The books opens with a love affair, but moves to the appaling battlefields of France and the sheer desperation of the men in the trenches. I never knew, until I read this book, about the tunnelling that went on beneath the battlefields of France. I rather liked the way the narrative jumped from Stephen's story before and during World War I, and the closer present with his granddaughter Elizabeth researching his past. 5 Stars

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman is one or actually three of the best books I have ever read. I was recommended the book by my niece and I admit I was skeptical at first but I was beyond impressed. Pullman creates an infinite universe with various hodgepodge characters and manages to pull it all together to create a wonderful story. 5 Stars

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Cove: A Novel by Ron Rash

Set in Appalachian North Carolina The Cove ‘s main characters, siblings named Laurel and Hank live in a remote harbor during World War I. Everyone in the area feels there is something wrong with the people who live in the remote harbor called The Cove. They tolerate Hank, but reject Laurel who they have decided is a witch. Laurel on the other hand just wants to live her life but when a stranger named Walter appears Laurel feels this is her chance to be known as something other than the witch. The book captures the look and feel small town life in that era and place. 4 Stars

Monday, April 23, 2012

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed is a exceptional writer, and I was involved in her story Wild instantaneously. After she leaves her husband she decided to hike the Pacific Coast Trail where she finally grieves for the mother she lost to cancer when she was in her teens. Cheryl is sadly unprepared for the actuality of the physical trail challenges with her unresolved issues of her life and the way course it has ran to that point. The 100 days spent on the trail give her a chance to come to terms with herself and the courage to move on. 5 Stars

Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult

The most important question that Lone Wolf asks is what would Luke want? Luke, a wolf researcher, has spent his life trailing, observing, and living out in the wild with his wolves. He is more at home with his animal pack than his human family. In the wild, a sick wolf can wander away to die, but humans aren't that lucky and therein lies the entire premise of the story. After an accident there is family turmoil concerning the actions that could be taken to Luke in his vegetative state and whether the family should pull the plug or not which creates a thought provoking dilemma for the reader. 5 Stars