Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud, 390 pages

An England where ghosts are prevalent and sometimes cause death through ghost-touch. Most adults are unable to see them, so ghost fighters are children. Lockwood & Co. is made up of 3 youngsters not afraid to face those things that go bump in the night. This was extremely dark, but a great read.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks -- 398 pages

Told in alternating viewpoints, this tells the story of two couples -- one at the end of their journey, and the other just beginning their journey.  Though not connected in any way, the two sets of lives intersect each others.

Luke is a bull rider; Sophia is a college student.  Ira is a 91 year old Jewish man whose wife, Ruth, has been dead nine years.

Interject rodeos, college life, car wrecks, art collecting.

In typical Sparks fashion, it's kind of sappy, but enjoyable.

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, 320 pages

This book was a wonderful treat. Our book club read it, and I was delighted to find how much I enjoyed it. It made me want to make sure my husband and I don't grow apart.

She's Turning Into One of Them! by Lynn Johnston, 136 pages

I made my 13-year-old read this, way too close to home.

Seniors' Discount by Lynn Johnston, 143 pages

Luckily I'm still a few years and a few gray hairs away from the senior's discount.

Home Sweat Home by Lynn Johnston, 127 pages

I could emphasize with Elly and John in moving to a new place. I drove my husband crazy when we were house hunting, because I kept talking about finding a place we could grow old in.

Just a Simple Wedding by Lynn Johnston, 119 pages

This was the final collection, it was hard to say good bye to all the characters.