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~