Our Library Visit For July

Friday, July 20, 2012

Hello Everyone! How are you on this fine Friday? I'm doing just fine. :) So, for the first time this year Mom and I went to our local library and bought books at the library book sale. :) I think we both went slightly nuts! :) We wound up buying three boxes of books and had to have them wheeled out to our friend's car on a hand truck! :)

Neither of us had been to the library in seven months because we had instituted a voluntary book buying ban on ourselves in an effort to whittle our separate TBR piles to more manageable levels. It was working out very well for both of us until today. :) We went to the library at 12:00 P. M. and spent an hour and a half there. We loved it! :)

We bought 51 hardcovers and 39 paperbacks between us and spent $70 altogether. Now the only problem is that I can't decide which book to start reading.

May you read well and often

Jennifer AlLee - The Mother Road

Saturday, July 7, 2012

2. The Mother Road by Jennifer AlLee (2012)
Length: 224 pages
Genre: Christian Fiction
Started: 27 June 2012
Finished: 7 July 2012
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Tracee at Pump up Your Book for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 23 April 2012
Why do I have it? I enjoy Christian Fiction that has a suspenseful plot and Jennifer AlLee is a new author for me.

Within a week, best-selling author and marriage expert, Natalie Marino is dumped by her husband, receives a desperate phone call from her father and discovers that her estranged sister, Lindsay, is pregnant. A trip down Route 66 to visit their parents, may not be the most ideal bonding experience for the sisters, but it surely couldn't hurt either of them. Or so Natalie thinks, until their car and belongings are stolen and Lindsay's boyfriend begins to stalk them.

Will their trip down The Mother Road bring the sisters closer together, or will their next destination turn out ultimately to be their last? I truly enjoyed this book and found it to be very suspenseful but ultimately uplifting. It definitely struck a chord within me, as I have recently discovered that two close relatives are suffering from the beginnings of Alzheimer's Disease and dementia. I cried throughout this novel but I loved it! I give this book an A!

A! - (90-95%)

May you read well and often

Reading Wrap-up For June at Emeraldfire's Bookmark

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hello everyone out there and I hope that you all had a terrific reading month for yourselves. I am known as Emeraldfire around the Internet and this is my new personal reading blog.
Anyway, I started out June with about two hundred unread books lying around the house and ended the month with...umm...uncountable amounts of books unread. All of the books that I acquired this month came from Bookmooch and Paperback Swap and authors.

Let me try to break down the influx for you:

Changes to the TBR pile 

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
- Conquering Your Goliaths: A Parable of the Five Stones by Kathryn Elizabeth Jones
- Wait Until Midnight by Amanda Quick
- Swear by the Moon by Shirlee Busbee

Taken off my TBR pile and sent to a new home (Yay! Happy Dance! :))
- Imprint by Annie Frame
- Spirit by Andrew Feder

Well, there it is...the breakdown! All in all, not a very good reading month for me. Here's a further breakdown:

Books Read: 0
Pages Read: 0
Grade Range: 0

So, there you go! The reading month that was June. I hope that you all had an equally good reading month; if not a little better. :) See you all next month! :)

May you read well and often