Rock, Paper, Scissors

This was a whirlwind… up all night reading experience … as I’ve closed the cover of the book I am once again in awe of Alice Feeney’s storytelling abilities. This was such a fast and fun read … unreliable narrators… red herrings … and a twisted ending that only Feeney could ROCK… I truly wasContinue reading “Rock, Paper, Scissors”

Carousel

Have you ever thought about how books travel round and round, as if on a never ending carousel. They get passed from person to person, each new set of hands adding their mark to the story. Those grease stains on page 67 you see and then end up daydreaming how they got there. Each houseContinue reading “Carousel”

Nightmare Before Christmas

I know, it’s only March, but who doesn’t just love The Nightmare Before Christmas all year long? I go around singing songs from here all year long. One of my favorites … And what about the love story that is Jack and Sally? I’m not a big romance person, but I must admit that thisContinue reading “Nightmare Before Christmas”

A different kind of candle

When I think about all the books that get thrown away, all those words and thoughts from somebody’s dreams, it makes me feel like the world became just a little bit darker. Colder. Sad. This ability to recycle books into beautiful pieces of art allows for there to be a little more light and lifeContinue reading “A different kind of candle”

Falling In Paints

When all the words have been read, and the book is thrown down and forgotten, before the trash man has a chance to haul someones dreams away, there is a way to not just give a book a second chance, but also to breathe new life into it. This is but a few ways booksContinue reading “Falling In Paints”

Catching up…

So, I am working on a blog to catch up on my absence, but while I am writing I thought I would share what happens when you combine the love of books and the love of art. My beautiful, artistic daughter is starting an Etsy store, so this is one of my contributions to helpContinue reading “Catching up…”

This Is How It Always Is

This was a 5 out of 5 stars read for me!   “This is Claude. He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess.” Don’t we all? Aren’t we all looking for that fairy tale ending? But thisContinue reading “This Is How It Always Is”

Castle Of Water

This was a 5 out of 5 stars novel for me; as near a perfect emotional ride as you can take.  How do you review something that blew you away? How do you add words to someone’s creation that has prose that should be considered illegal? So beautiful that it drips like honey- thick andContinue reading “Castle Of Water”

Hearts Are Like Balloons

Have you ever loved someone so much that their absence leaves a gaping hole in your heart?  Where the tears silently leak from your eyes whether you mean for them to or not? Where the pain as your heart tears is physical… And the despair you feel is guttural… The pain feels like it willContinue reading “Hearts Are Like Balloons”

The Black Painting (Coming to you in Jan 2018)

Four cousins summoned back by their grandfather… The death of a family patriarch… An old, mysterious house… A painting by Goya that has a demon lurking inside it… And a family with dark secrets… This is what you can expect when you read The Black Painting by Neil Olson, scheduled to be released in January of 2018. Continue reading “The Black Painting (Coming to you in Jan 2018)”