Fiction

Very Difficult Read

Deanna Turner

1 Star

Unfortunately, this was my first book through this blog & I have to give it a negative review.  I could not even get through the…

Read Review

Review of Dark Eden

Vanessa Sweet

2 Stars

I had high hopes for Dark Eden. It promised to be a vibrant speculative fiction with biblical overtones and a nuanced critique of our…

Read Review

Boring Book Recommendation: 2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas

Esmée de Heer

2.5 Stars

“We carry our ancestors in our names and sometimes we carry our ancestors through the sliding doors of emergency rooms and either way they…

Read Review

400+ pages of self-pity and whining

Julie Failla Earhart

1 Star

  At 14-years old, Danny Kelly wants nothing more to swim, to be a champion, and to fit in. While he excels at swimming, the other…

Read Review

Bittersweet

Chrystal Dorsey

3 Stars

Bittersweet, a title that offered such promise. 

Read Review

Non-Fiction

Eye-Opening

michelle delp

4.5 Stars

I'm not usually a "heavy reading" kind of girl.  "Heavy reading" meaning something that actually has some depth to it.  Reading…

Read Review

The Underground Girls of Kabul

Michele Felton

5 Stars

In her book, The Underground Girls of Kabul, Jenny Nordborg was able, in a mere 311 pages to educate me, inspire me and force me to…

Read Review

Lies and Deceit: A Review of "A Spy Among Friends"

Emily Gartland

4 Stars

While in D.C. last month for some friends' wedding, my husband and I stopped at the International Spy Museum before flying out. We were there…

Read Review

Interesting Book on Little Known Subject

Elizabeth Kamienski

4 Stars

The Underground Girls of Kabul             I just had the pleasure of reading The…

Read Review

A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre

Fritz Austin

4.5 Stars

If you love World War II and Cold War stories of half angels chasing half devils, then this is the book for you. The crucial difference is…

Read Review

Cooking & Food

"Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen" by Francine Bryson, Foreword by Jeff Foxworthy

CRYSTAL PORTER

5 Stars

This is the best cookbook that I have seen in a while. Francine Bryson shows off her best recipes for baking. I love that she shares a story…

Read Review

The Skinnytaste Cookbook is a WIN!

Betsy Gettis

5 Stars

This cookbook is beautiful...thick, hardcover, and hefty, just what I want a cookbook to be!  It is jam-packed full of recipes that have…

Read Review

Extra Virgin - Extra Yummy

alyssa zapinski

4 Stars

Extra Virgin was a mystery for me when I ordered it. I had no idea what to expect but I am so happy I chose it! It covers everything from…

Read Review

Review: The Skinny Taste Cookbook

Jenny Smillie

5 Stars

The Skinny Taste Cookbook is one of those cookbooks where you don't necessary need to want to be skinny or are skinny to cook from. It's…

Read Review

New Favorite Cookbook

Martha Kate Stratton

5 Stars

I've officially found my new favorite cookbook and this review is all about it.  I fell in love with Skinnytaste for so many reasons.…

Read Review

Business

Review of The Happiness of Pursuit

Emily Fritz

5 Stars

This book is a brilliant work of art.  I was so happy that I was given the opportunity to read it and it definitely didn't disappoint…

Read Review

The Job Whisperer's Guide to Resumes in the Digital World

Coletta Teske

5 Stars

If you feel like your resume is getting tossed aside and you don't know where to begin writing a resume that gets noticed in this…

Read Review

A Unique Way to Approach Interviews

Rhyan Wong

5 Stars

I can remember my very first interview. It was as an intern at some company where they train you to sell products door to door. The PR person…

Read Review

Relationships are the key to your success

Justin Simmons

4.5 Stars

Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi hammers home the timeless fact that relationships are the key to your success. No one gets where they are…

Read Review

Hey Church. Don’t Go Broad, Go BIG!

Steve Hinkle

4.5 Stars

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less invites the reader into a “whole new way of doing everything.” Essentialism is a discipline.…

Read Review

Entertainment

Review of The Happiness of Pursuit

Emily Fritz

5 Stars

This book is a brilliant work of art.  I was so happy that I was given the opportunity to read it and it definitely didn't disappoint…

Read Review

It's raining sharks?? No big deal!

Kelsey Bohl

4 Stars

Do yourself a favor and watch Sharknado and Sharknado 2: The Second One. There is one word to describe these movies and it is HILARIOUS! I…

Read Review

Book Review: How to Survive a Sharknado by Andrew Shaffer

Jessica Oban

5 Stars

Written in the vein of the “Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbooks”, but with Mother Nature’s fury turned up to 11. We made her mad and now…

Read Review

how to survive

holly kunde

4 Stars

This was absolutely hilarious. I didn't realize this was all about the creatures from syfy channel movies. Funny!

Read Review

Lost in Translation: A Book Review

Stacey Daprile

4.5 Stars

Are you a logophile? A person that loves words? If so, read on because I know a book that you are going to love!I am an English…

Read Review

Faith

Have Tissues Handy

Rhonda Nash-Hall

5 Stars

This one is sad.  I felt deep sadness for Jolene and Andy.   I also felt extreme sadness for Jolene's brother, Ray.…

Read Review

Sweet and a Blessing to Read

Jennifer Whitney

4 Stars

I will start off to say that Amish fiction is not my favorite genre but I do love Cindy Woodsmalls books. Her writing and style is so…

Read Review

"A Love Undone" by Cindy Woodsmall

Erin Mifflin

3 Stars

Jolene Keim was 19 years old when her parents died. Not wanting to see her five younger siblings parceled out to relatives, Jolene decided to…

Read Review

A Love Undone

Melissa Smith

5 Stars

Book description:  "At nineteen years old, Old Order Amish Jolene Keim was on the brink of happily-ever-after when everything changed,…

Read Review

Crafts, Home & Hobbies

A very basic beginner's guide

Leah Richardson

2.5 Stars

I feel like this is a decent “introduction to photography” type of book for those who do not know much about photography but want to learn.…

Read Review

Your Family in Pictures

Angela Witt

4.5 Stars

Me Ra Koh’s book Your Family in Pictures: The…

Read Review

Your Family in Pictures

Dawn Reffett

3 Stars

A fun book! This is the third book in Me Ra Koh’s series. I haven’t read the first two of her books but I enjoyed the photo “recipes” in this…

Read Review

Your Family in Pictures by Me Ra Koh {Book Review}

Erika Shirk

4.5 Stars

First off, I should mention I've been surrounded by quality pictures for the last few years. Ever since I've met Israel I've been seeing…

Read Review

Family Pictures Made Easy and Fun

Terry Jeanette Carter

5 Stars

As an amateur photographer, who loves to take pictures of her family, I found this book easy to read and understand. I wish I had had this…

Read Review

Better Living

Frustrated learning another language -- here is the answer

Walt Bristow

5 Stars

If you’ve ever struggled to learn another language, Fluent Forever by Gabriel Wyner should be the next book on your reading list. Wyner,…

Read Review

Bend Your Brain

Chrissie Powers

3 Stars

I received Bend Your Brain  as a part of the Blogging for Books initiative in exchange for an honest review. Thanks,…

Read Review

Review of The Happiness of Pursuit

Emily Fritz

5 Stars

This book is a brilliant work of art.  I was so happy that I was given the opportunity to read it and it definitely didn't disappoint…

Read Review

The New American Herbal by Stephen Orr

Bethany DeSelms

5 Stars

I was absolutely delighted to get this book and when it came in the mail I was not at all disappointed, in fact, if anything this book…

Read Review

Great Book!

Michelle Marble

5 Stars

What a great book! I was not expecting such a huge beautifully organized book. I love books about herbs because I always find something…

Read Review