Friday, March 27, 2009

Cape Refuge Series

Another great read!

I just finished, "Cape Refuge" by Terri Blackstock and am starting the second in this series, "Southern Storm".

What I like about reading a series is that you get to know the characters and when the book 'ends'....you know that when you pick up the next in the series, you will basically take up where the first book ended. You will get to stick with the same characters and be introduced to new characters. This is good if you really like the characters to begin with. The characters will become more and more familiar to you, so to speak as you watch their personalities evolve through out the series.

"Cape Refuge" is not only about a small coastal town and a homeless refuge called "Hanover House", but it also involves a double murder. Who did it? WHY? Was it someone visiting the town, was it one of the residents of the town?? You will constantly be wondering which person did it as suspicion gets cast on first one person and then the next.

I kind of figured it out towards the end, but it was still a good read! My first book my Terri Blackstock, but not my last.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

"Dewey: The small town library cat who touched the World"

by Vicki Myron

I don't know how many people recommended this book, to me, before I actually checked it out at my library. I have to say that it was a great read! And, it's a true story! :-)

I love cats, so it was a no brainer that I would love this book. The thing is, it was also interesting to read about a small town named, Spencer, Iowa.

Here is an excerpt from my Library website:

This book traces the author's discovery of a half-frozen kitten in the drop-box of her small-community Iowa library and the feline's development into an affable library mascot whose intuitive nature prompted hundreds of abiding friendships, in a tale told against a backdrop of the town's struggles with the 1980s farm crisis.

Let me know if you, too, have read this book! I seem to be on a animal kick, lately with several other animal books I have read.

Have a great day!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Back to blogging

After having my reading blog at Wordpress for awhile, I have decided to try it over here again.
Blogger seems to be easier for me to navigate and I am used to it.  So, maybe that will make it easier for me to actually keep up??  We'll see!
This past few months, I have read a few books.....and a variety, I might add.


A Cedar Cove Christmas Debbie Macomber
A Christmas Wish Richard Siddoway
The Angels of Morgan Hill Donna VanLiere
Snow Blind P.J. Tracy
The Church Ladies Lisa Samson

The Art of Racing in the rain: A Novel Garth Stein
The Moment I Saw You Lisa Samson


Open Season C. J. Box

The Help Kathryn Stockett
I really enjoyed this book written about several black maids that told their stories of working for white women back in the 60's.  I just felt like I was right there visiting with them and hearing their story.
I'm currently reading: Dewey: The small town library cat ….. Vicki Myron
Of course, being a cat lover, I had to pick up this book when so many people recommended it to me.  But, it's more than just about Dewey.  The author tells the story of small town living in rural America.
Next in line are:

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel David Wroblewski
Tell Me Pretty Maiden Rhys Bowen
Tell Me Where It Hurts Nick Trout  ( I started this book and just can't seem to finish it)
Cape Refuge Terry Blackstock