Monday, November 30, 2020

Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy (The Chronicles of Never After Book 1) (MG)

 Filomena has been watched her whole life, she has never walked home from school, never gone out to play in the neighborhood.  Her parent have a alarm system on the house and six deadbolts on the front door.  Filomena always thought this was normal until she got to go to others birthday parties and saw only one lock and security systems that were never set.  But she loves her author parents and just rolls with it,  But when her favorite books series has a new book coming out and no one can take her she convinces her parent to let her go by herself.  When she arrives at her favorite book store she finds the book she has been waiting for has not been published and no one know anything more about it.  As Filomena walks home her life changes drastically when she meets Jack.  And  that is all I can say without giving all the good parts away.

This book  was so wonderful it had me hooked from the start and I really could not put it down until I was finished, now I am eagerly awaiting the next book.  It has so much action and not everything is always what it seems.  If  you like fairy tales this does reference some, and maybe you will find out what really happened in those tales as well as what happens with Filomena to change her life and now she has friends, real friends, that is something she has never had.

The Violinist Of Auschwitz (ADULT)


This is Anna's number 50381, story.  This is how one woman worked through the most devastating times our world has seen. But when Anna is asked to be director of the camps orchestra, she at first hates the idea of playing music while others go off to die, but she soon sees she can help those same people with more food and care by taking this prestigious offer. So Anna plays for the people and dignitaries that visit the camp.  

This is a true story of one woman's chance to help and save people and herself from the Nazi atrocities. This is a very good book but very hard in some place but you will see Anna's strength grow throughout.  If  you know anything about Auschwitz that you know how hard it is to portray all of this in words but Anna's light is the one you need to follow though the book it will bring you through.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

The Pandemonium of Pets: A Love & Pets Christmas Romance (The Love & Pets Romantic Comedy Series Book 7) (ADULT)

Travis and Amelia are finally going to get married.  They have their cottage at the ranch and everyone else is arriving, including Amelia's mother who is still very bitter about her divorce.  Since most of the people they invited are clients of theirs they also invited their pets along on this adventure, of course Severus 2 was the first to escape, and being a pretty large snake well that did not help matters at all. 

Even though this is a romance you will  find yourself laughing at many of the situations that arise on account of who they invited or their pets and Travis always seems to be in the middle of it all despite his promise he would not work this weekend.  I am not much of a romance fan but I love this series by Ms. Henley it tells you like it is on the pet side, and because of that, it usually becomes funny, after all you should never work with kids and animals.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Murder She Wrote In Season (ADULT)

While reconstructing her beloved home that burnt, Jessica and crew find a special box of secrets about the man who found their little town of Cabot Cove, along with two skeletons.  Of course that throws pals, Mort the sheriff, Seth the doctor and of course Jessica the murder mystery writer on the case but will they get it all wrapped (see what I did there) before Christmas?

Although it is a early Christmas read for me, this will be a great book to get your in the holiday spirit.  I love the Murder She Wrote series it is almost the same as the TV show.  They even bring in some of the old characters toward the end. So maybe we will see them in future books.  This is the fifty second book in the series and it does say 52 of 53 on amazon, does that mean our beloved series is going to end?  I hope not as this book shows they have not lost their mojo yet.  You can guess and guess but the who did it is hidden very well as always. I hope you all like this book as much as I did, it has the hope and kindness we all can use right now in our own turbulent world.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Reprogram Your Mind (ADULT AUDIO)

This is a very interesting book on how you can teach your mind to think in a more positive way.  It can help you see the positive in each situation, and train your brain to do this automatically the more you practice.  This is a great book for improving your life and maybe even quit taking everything so personally.  The audio-book was good and the narrator, K.C. Wayman,  did a excellent job  portraying these methods on a even more positive note.  I hope you enjoy this book and good luck on your self help journey.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Dogs Get Ten Lives: One Dog's Journey of Self Discovery (ADULT AUDIO)

 This book follows one dog through ten lives, I won't lie some are sad but others are awesome.  It is all from the perspective of the dog and how it perceives everything around it, sight , smells, and actions.  It is how it manages to make the best of all of it.  This is really hard to describe but if you are a animal lover you will get this, maybe this is how we have come to think of some animals as having old souls.  

I listened to this book not long after a dear friend doggie crossed the rainbow bridge or was reborn, Bert had a very old soul and his beginning wasn't great but a nice man found him, took him home and gave him the best a dog could have with tons of love.  So parts were hard to listen too but other parts of this book were very comforting to hear.  The story defiantly does one thing and that will make you love your pups that much more.  Narrator Jack de Golia does a awesome job capturing this pups feelings in each story it is like he made a connection with this pupster, and makes it just that much better to listen too.

Friday, November 13, 2020

The Lair of Anubus (ADULT AUDIO)

Nick and the crew are back for more adventures, but will this be the end of the Project?  This is twice now that Nick and Selena's kids have been put in danger, and the crew is getting older and feeling the effects of all the times they have been shot and such.  But when Selena is asked again to translate a papyrus for a museum  it throws them back into there adrenaline filled life that fuels them while looking for the tomb of Alexander the Great and Cleopatra.

This is another wonderful book by Alex Lukeman, full of action, suspense and danger galore.  I love these books and this series, the characters have become my book family, it is escapism at its best for me.  The  wonderful narrator Jack de Golia has transported me to there missions and this audio is no exception.  I love that I can lose myself in his voices for the characters and it's like I am right there with them on the mission fighting, hurting, and laughing with them.  This is a great book and a awesome audio, I hope he keeps on writing them because the day it comes to a end will be a sad day indeed.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Liberty (YA AUDIO)

 August and her friend pick up where Icehaven left off, they finally made it to Liberty and now must go back out to find supplies to sustain life there until they can do everything on their own.  But August is suspicious and the new comers with some of their special abilities scare the people there not to mention August's dad is the reason for the now frozen land that they now all live in, so tensions are a bit high. But when August finds out more about her dad's failed climate change plan, she must find the person that can see into the future so hopefully she can help somehow.  

This book is exciting and full of action.  The characters are great and could be the kids next door if put in this situation.  They still have young adult problems as well as many adult ones that I am sure they were not ready for but have dealt with it all the same.  This is the series that once you pick it up will have you reading or listening well past your bedtime.  Narrator Erin Robertson is a excellent August and does all the other characters swimmingly as well.  This is a series not to be missed.

Saturday, November 7, 2020


 Marine Lieutenant Maker is on another mission that will test him  and his crew if they want to come back home.  He must take his sworn enemy a Vacra into deep space back toward his home.What they find and fight together with the Vacra is way more than anyone ever expected and could spell the end of humanity if they can not defeat it.

This is a very exciting book, brimming with action and suspense it will take you on a roller coaster ride through space.  LT Maker is a very colorful guy and I love his leadership style, he is a great Marine.  I will be honest I can in on this book and it is book 3 of the series so I was a bit behind and I am not sure of the whole story but the author gives you a very condensed version so it really isn't a big deal.  Narrator Mikael Naramore is awesome with all the characters and you will feel as if you are right there on the ship and part of the crew with them.  I really like this book and I hope you all will too.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Pawsitively Poisonous (ADULT AUDIO)

Amber Blackwood longtime resident of Edgehill, and owner and operator of The Quirky Whisker that sells a bit of a lot of things but it is her toys that has people perplexed, they move and do other things all seemingly without a battery.  But when her friend dies with one of Amber's home remedies in her hand that is when things really heat up.

This is the first of the series of cats and witches that will worm its way into your heart, as it did mine.  This is a very cute story and wonderful mystery that has lots of suspense and action despite many thinking Edgehill is a sleepy little cat nap town.  The narrator does a wonderful job transporting you right into Edgehill and the story I had a good time walking through The Quirky Whisker and looking at all of those wonderful toys that I wish were real.  I really love this book and this series I hope the author keeps writing more.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Phantom of the Opera (ADULT GRAPHIC NOVEL)

 If you know the story of the opera house and even if you don't than this is a really good graphic novel for you as well.  The story is pretty close to the original and the illustrations are out of this world.  This really is a awesome graphic novel, give it a chance.

The Mouse Watch (MG)

Throughout the world there are mice living in the shadows just watching and waiting to help people in trouble, these are the mice of The Mouse Watch.  Little Bernie has dreamed forever it seems to be a agent of the watch along side her hero Gadget.  You all remember Gadget don't you?  You know from Chip and Dales rescue rangers.  Yep one and the same, and now Bernie and fellow recruit Jarvis (a rat) have a chance at making their dream come true, if they can learn to work as a team despite their differences.
This book was so good, and bringing in the value of teamwork made it even better. It shows you might be able to feel differently if you know the whole story, and that it takes all different skills in a team to make it work best.  This book brings in the wonderful aspect of diversity even if it is portrayed in the rodent world.  I loved this book and think anyone else regardless of age will too.