Jameon’s Closet ~Book Review~

Jameon's Closet By: Shauna Havlina and Leanne Richter Ages 10 and under 5 Stars This is not any everyday children's book. The purpose of Jameon's Closet (according to the second page and back cover) is "... a story written to help children acknowledge and respect their feelings... even the hard ones. It is meant as a … Continue reading Jameon’s Closet ~Book Review~

Star Wars ~Book Tag~

Today is May the 4th, A.K.A. STAR WARS DAY!!! I love the Star Wars franchise! It's something that I've grown up on and honestly can't imagine my life without. I found this tag on Wanders Between Pages, so go check out her answers! Let's begin! Darth Vader - A book that started out good, but … Continue reading Star Wars ~Book Tag~

Star Trek: The Next Generation Cats ~Book Review~

Star Trek: The Next Generations Cats By: Jenny Parks Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean 4.5 stars Star Trek: The Next Generation Cats is an hilarious picture book for adults (or kids!) I think children would really love the pictures, but they definitely wouldn't understand the references. You really need to have watched Star Trek: … Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation Cats ~Book Review~

A Most Noble Heir ~Book Review~

A Most Noble Heir By: Susan Anne Mason Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Slightly Tainted (No cursing. Content to consider: religion, kissing, servitude, mention of characters cursing [not specific], drinking, birth, multiple implications of sex, kidnapping, and death.) 4.5 Stars First of all, I absolutely love this cover! It is very nicely done, and gave … Continue reading A Most Noble Heir ~Book Review~

New Boy ~Book Review~

New Boy By: Tracy Chevalier Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Disgusting (20+ curse words. Other content: racism, multiple mentions and descriptions of private parts, bullying, brief mention of cannibalism, and descriptive kissing.) 2 stars New Boy is an Othello retelling set in a 1970s elementary school. When I heard about the setting, I thought it would be … Continue reading New Boy ~Book Review~

Good Life, Good Death ~Book Review~

Good Life, Good Death By: Derek Humphry Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Slightly Tainted (1+ curse words. Other content to consider: assisted suicide, divorce, war, drugs, drinking, murder, cancer, non-descriptive sex, religion, and death.) 4 stars I went into Good Life, Good Death expecting a book about the right to die movement. It is not … Continue reading Good Life, Good Death ~Book Review~

One Stone Left Unturned ~Book Review~

One Stone Left Unturned By: Marianna Heusler Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Slightly Tainted (4+ Curse Words and/or Euphemisms. Other content: bullying, car accident, dementia, hemophilia, family trouble, mention of dead body, magic, lying, murder, and death.) 4.5 stars One Stone Left Unturned was a story of mystery, history, sadness, and magic. The chapters alternated … Continue reading One Stone Left Unturned ~Book Review~

The Orphan Band of Springdale ~Book Review~

The Orphan Band of Springdale (ARC) By: Anne Nesbet Expected Publication: April 10, 2018 Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (Middle-grade fiction. Topics to consider: orphans, fugitives, bullying, war, injury, and lying.) 5 stars Who knew a book about World War II could be so extremely sweet and beautiful?! I loved this book so … Continue reading The Orphan Band of Springdale ~Book Review~

When Grandpa Gets Going ~Book Review~

When Grandpa Gets Going By: David Radman Ages 3+ Content to consider: burping and mention of monsters. 4.5 stars When Grandpa Gets Going is an adorable book that teaches kids about rhyming. It's a story about all the things Grandpa does with his grandchildren when they are over. Grandpa has lots of fun including: reading … Continue reading When Grandpa Gets Going ~Book Review~

Orope — The White Snake ~Book Review~

Orope -- The White Snake (ARC) By: Guenevere Lee Expected Publication: June 5, 2018 Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Trash (10+ curse words, multiple descriptions of body parts, multiple descriptive and non-descriptive sex, ritual cutting, descriptive human sacrifices, animal sacrifices, nudity, blood, drinking, gods, sexualizing women, kissing, and death.) 3 stars I have never read … Continue reading Orope — The White Snake ~Book Review~

The Adventures of Lucy Snigglefritz ~Book Review~

The Adventures of Lucy Snigglefritz By: Patrick Milne Ages 2+ Topics to consider: abandonment and house fire. 5 stars The Adventures of Lucy Snigglefritz is the first book of two in Lucy's adventures. I love the name of the protagonist pup Lucy Snigglefritz. I think it's a fun name to sound out with kids. Lucy … Continue reading The Adventures of Lucy Snigglefritz ~Book Review~

Something About Ann ~Book Review~

Something About Ann By: J. Everett Prewitt Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Trash (40+ curse words. Other content: war, guns, descriptive deaths, blood, PTSD, adultery, abuse, descriptive sex, and drinking.) 2 stars This book had so, so much potential. It is a collection of short, interconnected stories revolving around soldiers that survived a war together. … Continue reading Something About Ann ~Book Review~

The Phantom Tree ~Book Review~

The Phantom Tree By: Nicola Cornick Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Disgusting (15+ curse words. 1 descriptive sexual scene, multiple semi-descriptive sexual scenes. Other content: murder, witchcraft, drinking, nakedness, lying, kissing, pregnancy, and death.) 4 stars This is the most well-done time travel book I've ever read. Actually, it is the best multiple-point-of-view books I've … Continue reading The Phantom Tree ~Book Review~

Romance Books (And Why I Don’t Read Them)

Happy Valentine's Day to all! Today is the day for cuddling, romantic dinners, chocolates, candles, kisses, etc. For some, though, it's a day of feeling sorry for yourself and drowning sorrows in steamy romance books. I may have some chocolates and a nice meal, but I am neither of those stereotypes. The number one reason … Continue reading Romance Books (And Why I Don’t Read Them)

My Name is Venus Black ~Book Review~

My Name is Venus Black (ARC) By: Heather Lloyd Expected Publication: February 27, 2018 Cleanliness: Trash (50+ curse words. Other topics to consider: mental health, prison, hate, smoking, drugs, mention of sexual abuse, mention of suicide, and death.) 2 stars I have never rated a book as trash before. I was so terribly disappointed. Because of … Continue reading My Name is Venus Black ~Book Review~

Open to the Spirit ~Book Review~

Open to the Spirit (ARC) By: Scot McKnight Expected Publication: April 3, 2018 Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (Topics to consider: religion and spirits.) 3 stars Frankly, I went into this book expecting a boring, information-packed study guide. I was pleasantly surprised. Don't get me wrong, it was an information-packed sort-of study guide … Continue reading Open to the Spirit ~Book Review~

Aftan Whispers ~Book Review~

Aftan Whispers By: Phil Williams Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Disgusting (20+ curse words [Esp. F-Bombs]. Other questionable topics: slavery, semi-descriptive murder, drinking, kissing, and death.) 3 stars The beginning of this book was great. It was interesting, fast-paced, and sort of reminded me of Aladdin for some reason. The characters had pretty good depth. … Continue reading Aftan Whispers ~Book Review~

8 Ways to Organize Your Books

Bookshelf organization varies from person to person. I've tried many different ways of organizing and finally found one that fits me. First, let's explore the pros and cons (in my opinion) of some of the most popular ways to organize. 1. Color Pros: Absolutely stunning, conversation starter. Cons: Extremely hard to accomplish. None of your series … Continue reading 8 Ways to Organize Your Books

The Christmas Gate ~Book Review~

The Christmas Gate By: T.A. Cline Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (Topics to consider: religion, spirits, drinking, and brief kissing.) 4.5 stars This book was so extremely sweet and heart-warming! I really loved it! It's a story of heartbreak and forgiveness and is very well-written. I'd consider it a fiction book presented in … Continue reading The Christmas Gate ~Book Review~

Graciousness ~Book Review~

Graciousness By: John Crotts Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (Topics to consider: religion.) 4 stars "Gentleness doesn't mean compromising the truth. Rather, it means keeping the truth from being compromised by harshness and insensitivity." How many people need to take that quote to heart? This book discusses such an important topic for Christians … Continue reading Graciousness ~Book Review~

The Beloveds ~Book Review~

The Beloveds (ARC) By: Maureen Lindley Expected Publication: April 3, 2018 Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Disgusting (15+ curse words. Other topics to consider: extreme hate, rage, disrespect to family, jealousy, cancer, mental health, mention of sex, divorce, drugs, drinking, smoking, stealing, and murder.) 3 stars [Side note:] This book I received is an ARC (advanced … Continue reading The Beloveds ~Book Review~

Steal Away Home ~Book Review~

Steal Away Home By: Billy Coffey Cleanliness: Yuck (10+ curse words. Other questionable content: mention of middle finger, mention of characters cursing, drinking, smoking, lying, non-descriptive kissing, and death.) 2 Stars If you like baseball a lot, you might like this book. It seemed like such a good idea: baseball, childhood love, religion, forgiveness, etc. … Continue reading Steal Away Home ~Book Review~