A Spindle Splintered

Have you ever had a book come along at the right time and just sweep you away to a place where not only are your troubles forgotten for awhile, but you feel better about them once finishing the final sentence before? If you haven’t, THIS IS YOUR BOOK!! Sleeping beauty as a tale has beenContinue reading “A Spindle Splintered”

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”

Later

Well, once again Mr. King has proven that he is the master of the horror genre, and an overall brilliant story teller. This short novella once again is a coming of age story, an area in which his talents as an author truly shine, that is such an engrossing and fast paced tale that willContinue reading “Later”

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”

What Do You Do?

What do you do when you are angry? Or this? Maybe something like this? What do you do when you are sad? Or this? Or can you hide the tears and look like this? What does your disappointment look like? Do you pout or just call it out? Emotions can turn you inside out. Dump youContinue reading “What Do You Do?”

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”

Comicon and The Mall

So, first and foremost I would love to say Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there making it happen in their kids lives!  I thought that I would give you guys a quick update on the Comicon adventure… (translated to the “what in the world was that?” adventure)… So anytime you are inundatedContinue reading “Comicon and The Mall”

The Breakdown

Cass seems to have it all—a loving husband, a great job (go ahead girl, a plus in this day and age), and good friends. One night in the middle of a rainstorm, she takes a shortcut home through the woods (I am seeing Little Red Riding Hood here) despite her husband’s warnings not to. WhenContinue reading “The Breakdown”

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”