Book Review: Catching Fire (Collins)

Catching Fire Author: Suzanne Collins Publisher: Scholastic Press © 2009 Genre: Young Adult Literature Subgenre: Social & Family Issues, Science Fiction, Survival Stories Reviewer: Sara Book received by: Purchased for household     Synopsis from Amazon: “Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it…

#WriterMemeMonday: Rejection!

It’s another hot Monday in our parts and time to start the week off with some laughs. It’s #WriterMemeMonday! This week’s suggested theme: Rejection! Here’s how I started out my day: How does #WriterMemeMonday work? Find a meme online or create your own! Share a line from your WIP or about your life as a writer.…

Book Review: Little Blue Truck (Schertle)

Little Blue Truck Author: Alice Schertle  (text © 2008) Illustrator: Jill McElmurry (illustration © 2008) Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Genre: Children’s Books Subgenre: Early Learning – Basic Concepts, Sounds; Farm Animals; Cars & Trucks Reviewer: Sara Book received by: Gift Synopsis: Travel the country roads with Little Blue. Meet his friends while he bumps…

In the Mom Lane: Using Your Head!

The other night after dinner, I let Little Man out of his highchair to toddle around the deck. And by toddle, I usually mean: seek and destroy. The everything. On this particular night, he approached the covered electrical outlets. He’s thoroughly entertained by opening and closing them, so I often keep a close eye on him, but allow exploration of…

Book Review: The Racketeer (Grisham)

The Racketeer Author: John Grisham; © 2012 (Belfry Holdings, Inc) Publisher: Bantam Books Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Subgenre: Legal, Spies, Conspiracies Reviewer: Sara Book received from: Bought at a retail store.     Synopsis: A federal judge and his girlfriend are murdered at his isolated cabin, and his secret, high-tech safe open and emptied…