Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Marriage Charm

The Marriage Charm by Linda L. Miller is the second series of the Brides of Bliss County. The story finds Melody Nolan the focus of Spence Hogan, the local chief of police. They were a couple a while back but Spence ended up breaking Melody's heart. Now Spence wants her back and he must work very hard to win her trust. The author wrote this story so beautifully as if she truly loves these characters. The story is witty and classy and the characters come alive with their personalities, chemistry, and humor. *JK*

Friday, January 23, 2015

Old Favorites, New Taste

Would you like to put a new twist to some of your favorite recipes? Check out Easy Gourmet:Awesome Recipes anyone Can Cook by Stephanie Le. Stephanie is the creator of a top cooking food blog. She describes her collection as " a little bit Asian, a little bit classic and a lot delicious". She keeps the recipes simple but really goes all out on  taste. Her book includes recipes for all three daily meals and snacks too! I’m looking forward to the Seafood Stew and Lemon S’mores!DB

Monday, January 19, 2015

World's Strongest Librarian - Guest Blogger

I wanted to read The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family, a biography by Josh Hanagarne for three reasons.  first, because the character has Tourette Syndrome and I wondered how he handled the tics.  Second, Josh grew up a Mormon, and I wanted to learn the ways of Mormons.  The third reason is in the title.  What makes him the strongest librarian?  As it turns out, he shares an interest in books like his mother.  His Navajo dad is wise with advice.  He acquires help from a tech sergeant in the Air Force who helps him the most, physically and mentally.  He tries everything from Botox, chiropractors to personal trainers for help with Tourette's.  You'll find out how he functions as a librarian and a family man.  He tells his story with a wonderful sense of humor.  You will see that he can be a librarian and control his Tourette's by staying strong with his weight lifting routine.  He is not a quitter.  JV

Monday, January 5, 2015

Cat-Lady's Last Call

When Garrison Brown’s Grandma (the neighborhood cat-lady) dies, he must fulfill her last wishes and place her six felines in the “right” home. Interviews and home visits are required make sure the cats are happy.  In order to do this, Garrison spends the holidays in his old neighborhood. He reacquaints himself with some old friends and is introduced to some new ones. While he gets involved fixing up Gram’s house and finding homes for the cats, Garrison does some soul-searching to decide what he really wants. The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson is a sweet little read for Christmas or anytime. DB