Have always enjoyed learning about Greek myths and legends. Are you familiar with the harpies? “In Greek mythology, the Harpies were monstrous bird-like creatures with a woman’s face. Believers thought they acted at the behest of the gods, carried out acts of vengeance and were snatchers of human souls.” That’s a quote from one of […]

Good Reads: Learn About Greek Mythology

It’s October and in America we will be celebrating Halloween at the end of the month. Horror movies are not my favorite movie genre, but on October 31st, an exception is made. Sometimes being scared out of your wits is just plain old fun! If you aren’t into movies but you don’t mind reading a […]

Good Reads: Peter Ackroyd Writes Ghost Stories

There are three wonderful things we all surely must know about spices. – Number One: Spices make dining really enjoyable. – Number Two: Spices help you to develop a healthy respect and appreciation not just for various cuisines but for different cultures. – Number Three: The third wonderful thing about spices is learning about their […]

Good Reads: The Mistress of Spices: A Novel and a Movie

Would you rather? Do you like to respond to “would you rather” questions? They can be fun and can reveal a lot about your likes, dislikes and personality. For example: Would you rather read a book than watch a film? Whereas most would likely answer book or film, my response would be: “Uh! (O.o) How […]

Good Reads: Dark Days, Dark Nights : Intro to the Writings of Gretta Curran Browne

Are you an admirer of Charles Dickens and also a loyal reader of murder mysteries? The two books mentioned below come highly recommended by many readers, book club members, and book review bloggers who love murder and suspense thrillers and fictional crime series. These particular books are categorized under a genre known as “cozy mystery” […]

Good Reads: Dickens Junction Mystery Series

In the mood for an intense read? You could get engrossed in a heady romance novel or bury your face in two compelling mystery thrillers with just the right amount of suspense to make your heart race and keep you on the edge of your seat. ♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦ A strong-minded intelligent beauty and a new […]

Good Reads: Two Thrillers and One Romance

Do you enjoy mysteries? Do you enjoy it when history is made interesting instead of just being tested on how well you can recall dates, events and names of people and places? Think you might like reading an historical mystery series? (Written for young readers but nobody has to know you’re an adult. One of […]

Good Reads: The Roman Mysteries by Caroline Lawrence

Great Books that Make Great Movies There are so many wonderful movies that have been spawned as books, and one of my favorite pleasures is reading a movie and then reading the book that inspired it, or vice versa. Cinema and literature are very different media, yet they both allow us to tell stories in […]

Great Books that Made Great Movies

Have always loved most things vintage. Have to define “vintage” in case you happen to be about the age of one of my kids. Vintage for them might be circa 1980 or 1990, and they may think vintage for me would be circa 1880 or 1890. Not so. Vintage, by my definition, is back in […]

Good Reads: Vintage Books

Get The Best Kids Books To Teach Sharing Take a look at these kids books that can help kids learn how to share. Teaching kids the virtues of sharing is certainly very important for their school life and social life. It is certainly more pleasant when kids know how to share and play amicably as […]

Best Kids Books Teaching Kids How To Share

I’m a Devoted Fan of Elsie Lee Elsie Lee is an author that I keep on my bookshelf to read over and over. I never seem to tire of her intelligent, witty heroines. I discovered Elsie Lee back in the 1960s and 1970s, when romantic suspense novels were big sellers with Mary Stewart publishing titles […]

Elsie Lee – Romantic Suspense and Historical Fiction Author

The State of Mississippi Needs a State Poem It is true that not all the states in the USA have a State Poem, but I do not know of another state that has a poet such as Patricia Neely-Dorsey who loves her Mississippi. She sure doesn’t keep it a secret and will proudly tell anyone […]

What Does Mississippi Need?
Do You Actually Know Who Wrote These Famous Novels?

Do You Actually Know Who Wrote These Famous Novels? There are so many famous novels written by legendary writers. Many of these works are classics, read from middle school to college, each with it’s own message. You may have read many of these novels, or alternately, seen the movies. In this quiz you’ll try match the […]

Do You Actually Know Who Wrote These Famous Novels?

Harry Potter Flourish And Blotts Flourish and Blotts is the place to go when you need to get magical books. Are you a witch or wizard heading to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Or, are you just looking to dabble in the magical world? No, matter what the reason, you will need to take […]

Harry Potter Books

Like to read autobiographies or biographies? Reading about the lives of other people has always been a source of inspiration for me and no doubt it is the same way for other people too. In fact, if a person is suffering from depression one of the suggested activities to uplift their spirit and pull them […]

Good Reads: Inspiring Biographies

Anyone who has done even scant research on John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892 – 1973) knows that even though he was a very private man, there is no shortage of biographical information about this famous British writer and medievalist. Hardcover, paperback, digital and audio books, letters, and other materials abound. His son, Christopher Tolkien, was […]

Good Reads: Gifts for the Tolkien Enthusiast

My Picks for Top 5 Favorite Cat Books At the time of this writing I live with 6 cats and one dog. I’ve had as many as 8 cats at one time in the past, and I know how much fun they can be with their giant personalities, attitudes and love! I absolutely love cats, […]

Top 5 Favorite Cat Books
The Tao of Jeet Kune Do

The Tao of Jeet Kune Do Book Review. The Tao of Jeet Kune Do written by Bruce Lee. Considered to be the official handbook of Jeet Kune Do, The Tao of Jeet Kune Do was written entirely by Bruce Lee in his own words and he even draw all of the illustrations throughout the book. The Tao of Jeet Kune […]

The Tao of Jeet Kune Do

The best selling books 2012 is an article about best-sellers for bookworms. I consider my self one. The best selling books 2012 list is packed with books of various genres. I may love some of those and there are sure many books I can’t read through, even though I told you I am really a […]

The Best Selling Books 2012

Bill Staton suggests we look at Dividends The America’s Finest Company Investment Plan revolves around dividends. Bill Staton writes a very empathic case for long term investing in  dividend paying stocks. His plan is to find companies with regular and rising dividend payments and then invest in them. Staton reasons that these companies are well […]

The America’s Finest Companies Investment Plan (Book Review)
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Best Friends with God, A Review Best Friends with God: Falling in Love with the God Who Loves You is an adult nonfiction written by Christy Bower. The book tells us how we all suffer at times thinking we are unlovable or that God loves the world but not individual people. The travelers on the […]

Best Friends With God
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The Healing, A Book Review The Healing is a book of Amish romance written by Wanda E.Brunstetter. Samuel Fisher’s pregnant wife, Elsie has fallen down the steps and died leaving Samuel with 4 small children. When Samuel is buried in grief he decides it will be best for him and the children if he moves […]

The Healing
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Along Wooded Paths  Along Wooded Paths is an Amish romance by Tricia Goyer. It takes place in Montana. Marianna, her parents, and all the siblings except Levi who had left the Amish faith, had moved from Indiana to Montana. Marianna had left her boyfriend, Aaron Zook, behind and when she was to return to Indiana […]

Along Wooded Paths
Hook Line and Sinker

Book Review:  Hook, Line, and Sinker Hook, Line and Sinker is a  Deep Haven Novella written by Susan May Warren. Abigail has majored in Greek at the Christian college she attended and now has taken a job in the fall of tutoring the others students. Ross is a senior in the same college and they […]

Hook,Line and Sinker

    Book Review:  The Lucado Inspirational Reader The Lucado Inspirational Reader is written by Max Lucado, New York Times Best -Selling Author. The book is written for hope and encouragement for your everyday life. It is the very best quotes and anecdotes of Lucado all put in one book, to give you a reminder […]

The Lucado Inspirational Reader

  Stained Glass Hearts Patsy Clairmont has written several books. She tends to have a knack for making people laugh and is  a Women of Faith Speaker so she is well known. Stained Glass Hearts is a more serious  book.  It deals with having a brokenness to us. She compares our lives to stained glass […]

Stained Glass Hearts by Patsy Clairmont
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Kelsey’s Song Kelsey’s Song is an Adult fiction, contemporary romance by Lanie Kincaid. It is first in a series. Kelsey is a young single mom who lives in Nashville, TN. She has a daughter Allie, and  has raised a nephew, Daniel.  Her brother Andrew, committed suicide.  She works from home  writing home loans. She meets […]

Kelsey’s Song
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The Grace of God The Grace of God is a book explaining that God’s grace has been here since the beginning of time. Andy Stanley uses the Bible to back this statement. Grace is never just enough. Grace is always far more than enough. Grace in its purest form can have no strings attached. Grace […]

The Grace of God by Andy Stanley

It’s A Wonderful Life It’s a Wonderful Life is a Juvenile Fiction novel by Jesse Goossens. Anne’s friends are going on a trip to Salu but Anne is taking a trip from Netherlands to visit family in America. The story tells of her few weeks in America and all the people she meets while she […]

It’s a Wonderful Life
Somewhere to Belong

Book Review:  Somewhere to Belong Somewhere to Belong is the first of the Daughters of Amana series written by Judith Miller. Amana, Iowa is the home of a colony of plain people in March 1877. Johanna Ilg  had lived in Amana all of her 21 years with her parents. Her brother Wilhelm had chosen to […]

Somewhere to Belong
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A Secret Identity by Gayle Roper A Secret Identity is book 2 of the Amish Farm Trilogy by Gayle Roper. Cara Bently, an author, has came to Bird-In Hand, PA in search of some information on the birth family of her Grandfather Bentley (Pops) who had recently died. Pops and Mom Bentley had raised Cara and […]

A Secret Identity by Gayle Roper
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Do you have a grammar geek in your life? An editor, a writer, or maybe a favorite professor or teacher … or just a really annoying friend who enjoys whipping out a red pen anytime anyone writes anything? If so, you’ll love these great gift items for your grammar geek: a word collage showing lots […]

Punctuation T-Shirts and Gifts for Grammar Geeks!
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