I came across the first book as a e-book special, thought I would give it a try and was completely hooked. My husband even picked it up and now both of us are eagerly awaiting the third book.
Gail has gone from being Hostage Girl to professional pawn and she's tired of it. She's determined to get to the bottom of the superpower conspiracy, if she lives long enough. This is a fantastic read!
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The author was born and raised in Iowa, moved to England, and has decided to recreate some of his childhood vacations by driving through 38 states. As someone who grew up in the Midwest as well, this book brought back a lot of memories and gave me some ideas for future vacations.
Monday, August 29, 2016
I love historical fiction, or "faction" as some people call it, especially British history. So this look at the nanny to the royal family at the end of the 1800s was really interesting.
Friday, August 26, 2016
What's an evil villain without their minions? But where do you find a well-trained minion, except at a school for minions. This is a fun juvenile series, looking at students at a minion school.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
A really interesting look at the history of the Post Office, at its early creation and help in shaping America, up to it's struggle to change and stay flexible for the future. The author did an outstanding job of bringing this huge entity to life, and giving me a true appreciation for what the Post Office done. I won't complain about the the rising cost of stamps in the future.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
I've always enjoyed Shirley Jackson but never realized she had written about her personal life as a wife and mother.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Monday, August 8, 2016
Saturday, August 6, 2016
The Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries are a new favorite of mine. I've really enjoyed watching the developing relationship between him and Hero Jarvis. You definitely want to start from the beginning from these books to truly appreciate the details.
Friday, August 5, 2016
Thursday, August 4, 2016
This is one of the books that has me very grateful that my library takes suggestions for purchase, because it sounded interesting but I can't afford to buy all the books that sound interesting. It looks at the case of Robert Coombes, who at the age of 13, in 1895, killed his mother and then spent the next 10 days having fun and hanging out at home while his mother's body moldered upstairs. The sad thing is that the justice system was much kinder with him than ours is now with juveniles.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
I'd seen a lot of talk about this book, and while I'm not really a Marvel fan I decided to give this a try. One thing I have to say about Marvel is they have a lot of fun with their characters. Imagine a girl with the power of squirrels, trying to start college while saving the world. I totally want to cosplay her now.
One of my guilty pleasures is nonfiction books about people with interesting or odd jobs. This book is told by a flight attendant and while it's not as funny or risque as "Coffee, Tea or Me" it's still pretty good.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Picked up this book at the Outlet Mall in the Lake of the Ozarks. It was an interesting look at how the food industry worked at changing how people looked at cooking in the 1950s. Pushing processed foods was a business that needed women to believe they hated cooking and/or it took too much time to cook from scratch. Very well done and an intriguing read.