Coffee Break with Josh Funk

  Good morning and happy Wednesday! I’m delighted to introduce my Coffee Break guest today, children’s author Josh Funk. In addition to Pirasaurs!, which was reviewed by The Mom Who Runs this past weekend, he authored Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast and Dear Dragon. Two additional books are due out in 2017, The Case of the Stinky Stench (a Lady Pancake and…

Book Review: First Comes Love (Giffin)

First Comes Love Author: Emily Giffin © 2016 Publisher: Ballantine Books Genre: Women’s Fiction / Literary Fiction Sub-genre: Sisters, Domestic Life, Literary Reviewer: Sara Book received by: Purchased on Amazon     Synopsis: The Garland sisters, Josie and Meredith, shared a sisterly bond and love for each other that became a challenging relationship in their…

Book Review: Another Day in the Frontal Lobe (Firlik)

Author: Katrina Firlik, M.D. © 2006 Publisher: Random House Genre: Medical memoir / autobiography Sub-genre: Nervous system-surgery, Neurosurgery, Medical history & records Reviewer: Sara Book received by: Purchased at B&N.     Amazon book synopsis: “Katrina Firlik is a neurosurgeon, one of only two hundred or so women among the alpha males who dominate this high-pressure, high-prestige…

Book Review: Ten Timid Ghosts (O’Connell)

Ten Timid Ghosts Author/Illustrator: Jennifer O’Connell © 2000 Publisher: Scholastic, Inc. Genre: Children’s Lit Subgenre: Halloween, Spine-Chilling Horror, Beginning Readers Reviewer: Sara Book received from: Purchased at book fair     Synopsis (Amazon blurb): “It’s Halloween, and ten timid ghosts in a haunted house have a problem: A mean witch is preparing to move in…

Book Review: The Promise of Home (Chan)

The Promise of Home Author: Darcie Chan © 2015 Publisher: Ballantine Books Genre: Literature & Fiction Subgenre: Women’s Fiction, Psychological Fiction, Psychological Suspense Reviewer: Sara     Synopsis (Amazon blurb): These days, Mill River, Vermont, is a hive of activity. Karen Cooper bids farewell to her husband, Nick, as he leaves for Saudi Arabia to work…

Book Review: Playing with Fire (Gerritsen)

Playing With Fire © 2015 Author: Tess Gerritsen Publisher: Ballantine Books Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense / Literary Fiction Subgenre: Psychological Thrillers, Suspense / Women’s Fiction – Contemporary Women Reviewer: Sara Book received by: Gift (not from author)     Synopsis: The lives of two musicians of different eras are brought together by a single…