Curse of the Coloring Book by Howard L. Hibbard is a novel inspired by a true story.
(Note: I was given a copy of this book for review but my opinions are my own.) “None of us will be right when we get back home. This war has infected us all . . . It’s like having a monkey on your back.¬†We all carry ‘Nam baboons.” In […]

Curse of the Coloring Book

Born To Be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe by Jess P. Shatkin is an interesting book that helps parents understand why their teen children take risks.
(Note: I was given a free copy of this book to review. However, all opinions are my own.) Raise your hand if you have ever been a teenager. Raise your hand if you have ever had teenaged children. Raise your hand if you either currently know any teenaged kids or […]

Adolescents Are Born to be Wild!

Strings: A Love Story is a quick, easy book for young adults and adults.
(Note: I was given a free review copy of Strings: A Love Story but all opinions are my own.) I know that summer is over. The days are getting cooler. (Phew!) Dusk arrives a tad earlier now. The leaves are starting to turn colors on the mountains near my home. […]

Strings: A Love Story Book Review

This is a review of the book Code Name Verity.
(NOTE: I didn’t get a free review copy of this book. I simply checked it out of the library. I also didn’t receive any remuneration — other than deep satisfaction — for reviewing this book.) World War II. A common English woman who loves to fly airplanes. Her aristocratic Scottish […]

Book Review for Code Name Verity

A Man Called Ove is an exceptionally well-written and touching book for teens and adults.
(Note: I did not receive any remuneration or free review copy of this book.) It seems like when I share books, they tend to be children’s picture books. Like the book Press Here, or The Day the Crayons Quit, or The Incredible Book Eating Boy. Those books are so fun […]

A Terrific Book for Teens — and Adults!

Grandma's Gourd is a delightful book app for children ages 6-8.
Did you ever read the story of Three Billy Goats Gruff when you were in elementary school? There were three billy goats who needed to cross a river. When the first billy goat started over the bridge, a troll (who lived under the bridge) jumped out and threatened to eat […]

Grandma’s Great Gourd — and Giveaway!