Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WWW Wednesdays (Mar 5)

What I'm Reading Now:  And you can tell I've got children. I'm reading the second book in the series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel:   My 12 yr old son recommended I read these! They are in the young adult section. I've just started this one, but the author has incorporated all sorts of supernatural myths, if you are into those you might like these. 

What I just finished Reading:      My daughter was reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee in school for 9th grade! I'd never read it so I decided to give it a shot. There were parts that went faster and then some parts that went slower. But overall I'd say for a classic it's worth reading. I like being able to know the references to classic novels in other books. 

What I might read next: Who Knows? Probably the next in the Nicolas Flamel series. BUt I'm always up for something different, old or new. There are some other classics I'd like to take a stab at! Maybe The Great Gatsby? Suggestions?

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Getting Ready for Vacation!

Going to St Augustine this week! We are excited to have our first family vacay in a few years! Meanwhile I've been working a lot and need to take some time to get organized and cleaned up before we go! Any traveling tips anyone? It's about a 4 hr car drive w/ a 14, 12, 8 & 5 yr old, plus a dog and hubby! LOL!
We've got several tenative plans and only one thing that is scheduled for our 4 day vacay. Hope the kids have fun! I will put pics when we get back!
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The River By Michael Neale

The River by Michael Neale

“You were made for The River . . .”
Gabriel Clarke is mysteriously drawn to The River, a ribbon of frothy white water carving its way through steep canyons high in the Colorado Rockies. The rushing waters beckon him to experience freedom and adventure.
But something holds him back—the memory of the terrible event he witnessed on The River when he was just five years old—something no child should ever see.
Chains of fear and resentment imprison Gabriel, keeping him from discovering the treasures of The River. He remains trapped, afraid to take hold of the life awaiting him.
When he returns to The River after years away, his heart knows he is finally home. His destiny is within reach. Claiming that destiny will be the hardest—and bravest—thing he has ever done.
My Opinion
I enjoyed this book well enough to read through it. It had a sweet message and was a little sad. It did feel a little juvenile to me. Like I was reading a book from a 5th graders perspective. I had a hard time believing Gabriel was the age stated. The characters didn't feel well developed at all. One of the reasons I kept reading is that the intro or prologue made me feel like it was a real story, and I was wondering if it was the whole time. Though I finally figured out it wasn't. Overall I'd give this book 3 stars for being sweet and readable, but no wow factor for me. 

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