Sunday, February 22, 2009
I have also started a brand new full-time job at a different school and I think that the "growing pains" have calmed down a bit.
I hereby pledge that I will never let another week go by without an update at least on my life, job or the books that I am reading and I will try to post at least twice during the week.
Nice to see you all again and I am blowing you all a kiss. Mwuahhhhh
With masterful storytelling, Travis Thrasher draws readers into a novel so gripping it cannot be put down.
James Miller is a burned-out missionary whose time on the mission field in
Nine-year-old Zachary sees his family's move as an adventure, and as he explores the new house, he discovers every young boy's dream: secret passageways and hidden rooms. But what seems exciting at first quickly becomes altogether frightening. When a snowstorm traps the Millers, the supernatural dangers of their new home will test everything they thought they knew about each other, and about their faith.
Thanks to Hachette Books for my copy of Isolation by Travis Thatcher. This arrived in a special win at Hallowe'en from another blog's contest.
This....was a creepy story and I enjoyed it. While not a difficult read it deals with difficult ideas. Unfortunately it glosses over the details of the Miller's past brush with evil and it seems that details are left out to add atmosphere as if the less said about the past creates tension and stirs up unease.
Some parts of it felt too slick though and the age of the son, Zachary, made me feel that his actions were not believable for his age. Despite all of this and the fact that I had guessed the climax...I still quite enjoyed it and it 'creeped' me out.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
The rules for the tag are simple.
Link to the person who has tagged you.
Write down six things that make you happy.
Post the rules, tag six others and let them know you did it.
Then tell the person when your entry is complete.
Six Things That Make Me Happy...
1. My Husband and my daughter...the loves of my life.
2. My 4 cats...Calli, Lucy, Willow and Annie Fae
3. Books.....Books....Books.......every shape, colour, genre
4. Making things....I knit, paint, make jewelery,sew. refinish furniture
5. Chocolate...good or bad..
6. Re-Use it stores...Salvation Army, Goodwill.
bargain hunting is the best!
Shelley of Knit One, Read Two ( a real life friend in town)
Rebecca of The Book Lady's Blog
Melissa of Shhh I'm Reading
Jessica of Living Between the Pages
Deirdre of Unravellings
Lorin of Arch Thinking
Sunday, February 1, 2009
One book you’re currently reading: The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike
One book that changed your life: What Katy did by Susan Coolidge
One book you’d want on a deserted island: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
One book you’ve read more than once: The Chronicals of Narnia by C.S.Lewis but also most books
One book you’ve never been able to finish: The Bible
One book that made you laugh: The Makedown by Gitty Daneshvari
One book that made you cry: ...I cry for happiness and for sadness but Anybody Out There by Marian Keyes made me sob.
One book you keep rereading: Faery Tale by Raymond E. Feist
One book you’ve been meaning to read: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
One book you believe everyone should read: The Chronicals of Narnia by C.S. Lewis...helps the dreams come to life.
Finally, grab the nearest book. Open it to page 56. Find the fifth sentence
"You are as much of a Toothaker as any of us."