Red Sister Book Review

Red Sister Book Review

On Goodreads I gave Red Sister by Mark Lawrence 5 stars. The long and short of it is: I didn’t want to stop reading the book. From time to time, I purchase a book for my Kindle then buy the narration through Audible (I listen while traveling to and from work). Those kinds of books are special books. When listening to Red Sister I found every excuse to stay in the car or take detours going the long way to work. That’s because Red Sister is more than special, it’s…

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Playing Tricks on an 18 Month Never Gets Old

Playing Tricks on an 18 Month Never Gets Old

Months back when Uncle Josh was visiting, the two of us decided to play a trick on MJ. At the time, she was about 18 months old and Uncle Josh and I reverted back to our childhood for a few minutes. Uncle Josh and I look quite similar.When we want to look a like, we can look pretty similar, or at least I like to think I look like J-Smooth. The kids say we look the same. After all Uncle Josh is live…

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The Desert Spear Book Review

The Desert Spear Book Review

Peter V. Brett did it again! He blew me away with another book. The Desert Spear, book two in The Demon Cycle, was spectacular. If you were a fan of The Warded Man, the second book in the series will have you begging, borrowing, and stealing until you get your hands on the next title. Do yourself a favor, order the box set. I tried my best to hold back the Night. I wanted to hold off for a month…

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Raising DC and Marvel Universe Fans

Raising DC and Marvel Universe Fans

As a kid I loved comics and superheroes. Comics about X-Men, the Hulk, and Batman were the only books I would read for a few years. As I grew older, I continued to read about superheroes in the library but I refused to check them out. I thought it looked dorky to check them out. Everything I read seemed so cool and everyone else needed to know about it. But I didn’t have any one to share my Marvel and DC universe knowledge…

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The Warded Man Book Review

The Warded Man Book Review

The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett is astounding. Most books I read are on the upper right hand corner of the Goodreads webpage, “Readers Also Enjoyed” section. This was one of those books. While in a book lull, I requested the book from the library and began reading it. Within a few pages I lost interest and didn’t pick it back up for a couple of years. As the time passed, I tried reading it again. I bought a printed copy of…

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Happy 2nd Birthday MJ

Happy 2nd Birthday MJ

Happy Birthday my dearest MJ, Over the past year you’ve grown so much. It’s so hard to believe you are 2 years old already. I feel like you began walking only a short time ago. Looking back at pictures, it’s easy to see you’ve been walking and talking for months. I enjoy looking back to see all of your progress. The fondest memories are full of your spunky personality. It was best most a month or two ago. You, Jackie, & I were walking…

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Dad to the Rescue

Dad to the Rescue

My dad has always been there for me. He’s rescued me from the most perilous circumstances. It’s not hard to think back to times and stories he saved my hide. In fact, from the day I was born he’s weathered storms to come to my rescue. On my first day in the world, my dad walked through a blizzard to see me in the hospital. Later, he drove through blizzards to see me play basketball in college. Most recently he saved my house with the snow on my…

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The Waking Fire Book Review

The Waking Fire Book Review

Kindles makes it easy to do author studies. Months ago I forgot I’d pre-ordered an e-book and it had been delivered. That changed when I walked through the library and stumbled into Anthony Ryan‘s latest book: The Waking Fire (The Draconis Memoria). If you’re into dragons the a book that chases the mythical drake should interest you. I love, love, loved this book. From cover to cover you can expect spies, blood-blessed = superhuman powered people, drakes (dragons), and a small misfit band of characters…

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Why I Write about Books

Why I Write about Books

I am a late reader. It took nearly 25 years for me to become a reader. One fateful weekend, there were no captivating shows on TV and video games couldn’t quench the hunger of my imagination. While I looked On-Demand for nearly 2 hours I realized what my mother told me decades before, “Pick up a book!” I googled topics I was interested in and eventually found The Prince of Thorns. I bought the book through Amazon and read it on…

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