A Canadian Lifestyle blogger who is a bookworm and poet.
What an incredible story!
Truth be told, I knew of Roy Orbison, the musician. Now I feel like I really know him though. Wow, what an amazing and tumultuous life he had. Rising to the top one minute only to be brought down by the worst of circumstances, over and over again.
His sons, who wrote the book, really take you inside their lives with their dad and show you the real story of his life. You gain so much insight as to why or how things were the way they were.
The photos were nice to see too, some I had seen, but most were new to me. I saw so many celebrities and family, all who Roy loved closely and cherished, but was sad to not see one photo of him and Elvis. A man he admired so much and was friends with as well.
Still, this is an excellent read. And with Tom Petty's passing as I write this out, it almost feels poetic that I finished this book today.
A fantastic collection of stories!
I am so happy to have read the stories that come from Tom Hanks' brain. With tales from another time, or about issues from then or now, and even some spark of ingenuity, I was rapt. I do have favorites though. Go See Costas is my top choice. It's a story about life in a new country, and the struggle within language and culture barriers. Quite prolific!
I'm going to share a little part with you all, so you can get a taste of brilliance;
What a ride!
I feel like the book took me places, literally and figuratively. We ventured from London to India and back and forth again and again, but also the two story lines that not only went together, but complimented each other, took the reader on a thrilling journey of lies, murder and mystery.
I feel like I need to read London Noir, the next book in the series. I just have a feeling it will be fast-paced and gripping much like this one.
A great debut! Too bad it took me so long to read it!
So much fun!
Imagine all your favorite sci-fi movies, fantasy tv shows, and comic books got all rolled into one. Now put them in a story about a girl finding her way through life. You can see why it would be so much fun if you use your imagination!
The author did just that. A creative mind he has to be able to make so many references and be in theme with the story. I really enjoyed it.
I also loved the flow of the tale. It had a beginning, middle and end, with much excitement and adventure along the way. There were also many characters and creatures too, which was nice.
A lot of people will like this book, especially if you have an inner geek.
Another hit in my books!
Karin Slaughter is such a good writer. She has a way of drawing me deep into the story. I wonder about them, the characters, and where it's going to go. Will they make it out? Will they get justice? I get invested.
That's good story-telling.
I like the pace of this book, it was steady, it kept me reading.
I wasn't always pleased with the outcome though. A couple of moments I was like, 'aw, man!!', but in all sincerity, it worked too.
If you haven't read anything by her, you must! She is a great thriller writer!
I love the idea that vampires, werewolves and other creatures walk among us. This story follows Jane, a newly turned vampire who is trying to find a balance between living and dead and still maintain her life. Let's face it though, being a vampire is far from normal. Jane is about to find that out and much more!
Looking forward to the next book in the series!
This fast-paced mystery follows a Rebekah as she tries to solve a serial murder spree. At times, she gets way to close for comfort and it gets pretty scary, but in a good way.
I can't wait to read more in this series!
A gripping page-turner that is sure to satisfy the thriller lover in you!
I need Glass Sword now!
This story is pretty amazeballs. Has a super amount of adventure. Usurping of thrones. Killings and fighting, and all in the name of glory.
I'm slightly disappointed that a couple people didn't get what they deserved, but hopefully that is coming in the next book.
The idea of these two groups of people in this book, Silvers and Reds, having 'others' that share both traits is the spark of the plot. You keep waiting for Mare to show her shit. She eventually does, and it's epic, but you do pine for it to show throughout.
A great start to this series though, and I can't wait for more!
What a great story!
I love the whole six degrees of separation in this story. I love how the author takes us on this courtroom drama ride, and how you think you know but you end up learning something more. I love the whole concept of this story!
The characters, Julian, Lily, Jonathan and Meredith, have such a great friendship, though tumultuous at times too. The chemistry between them has them coming back to each other, and us coming back to read more about them.
The mystery is so solid. I've seen that show, How To Get Away With Murder, and I can declare factually that I much prefer this twisty tale more. Catherine McKenzie, or rather, Julie Apple, sure has a way with words and wrapping a reader into the story.
Fans, grab this one fast.
If you haven't read any of her books, this is a great place to start!
I love The Lunar Chronicles, and this graphic novel is a perfect addition to an already fantastic series! I can't wait to read the second one when it comes out next year.
All of our favorite characters are back, and they are brought to life with the illustrations. Those illustrations are awesome, and being a fan of the series, it is nice to see what exactly Marissa Meyer had in mind when she created the characters. It's quite close to what I dreamed up in my mind when reading the novels.
I love this book and all the rest in the series, so I can't recommend them enough, but I still will till the end of time!
Calling all mommies!!
This cute, tongue-in-cheek look at mommyhood is one that all moms can relate to. Jenna has a way of sharing her stories, while giving some great pointers for new moms or moms to toddlers. She may not have all the answers, but she tries to handle life and children in a way that is positive, loving and at times hilarious.
Reading her story, even though I had not read the first book, had me looking back on my own experiences as a mom to babies and toddlers. I also had two kids in diapers at the same time, so I know the struggle is real. Seeing that all mothers go through this is one thing, but to know you aren't alone with the tantrums or toddler antics is a another. Often when the going gets tough, we feel alone. Reading this book was almost like attending a support group. Albeit with a few more laughs.
I may be long past my diapering days, with my children grown and adult now, but I hope Jenna writes more momedy books. Her humor shines through those poop-filled moments like nobodies business, and it's nice to go back in time to when I had those moments too.
A fun little story!
I wouldn't call it V.I's first case so much as her introduction to bad guys. She didn't really go on a case, but was being a nosy child chasing things she maybe shouldn't have.
It made for a good, quick read though. It also helped shape why V.I. became the private detective that she did. This incident would have created that whole spark.
I loved the movie, so it was nice to read a story with a familiar character. I definitely want to read more now too!