Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Mountain Top by Robert Whitlow. I thought this was a good story. It's about a former lawyer who is now a minister and his defense of an eccentric older man who is accused of robbing a church. His involvement lands him in a lot of trouble but he learn a few things along the way.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Donna Hay Christmas: simple recipes, menu planners is a lovely book.
The photography is awesome and the recipes are easy.
The Ultimate Handcrafted Christmas: 200 decorations, gifs, cards and treats to make for a perfect Christmas by Alan D. Gear and Barry L. Freestone has lots of easy and not-too-difficult craft patterns and instructions. And they aren't tacky stuff. (This is not the right cover photo, but kind of looks like it.)
Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen by Jean Paré has a lot of cookie,
fudge and sauce recipes as well as instructions for making dry mixes
and gifts in a jar and some crafts and wrapping ideas.
Rick Steves' European Christmas is an informative book on traditions and history. Lots of photos, but not the relaxing read I was hoping for.
Intervention by Terri Blackstock is about an 18-year-old drug addict who is on her way to rehab when the woman accompanying her is murdered. The girl is abducted and the police and her mother are frantically trying to find her. I enjoyed this book.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Three more books by Ted Dekker. Obsessed goes back and forth between a concentration camp in WWII and California in the 1970s where the son of a Nazi is trying to find certain people who had been in the camp and a treasure. It's quite graphic and horrible in spots, but a better story than Saint and Sinner.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I found Ted Dekker's Adam a little on the scary side. It's about an FBI agent who is tracking a serial killer and gets killed and resuscitated three times and in the end finds out that demon possession is a lot more real than he had thought.
Arthur King of the Middle March was the final book of the trilogy by Kevin Crossley-Holland. I was much like the first two, just more. A look into life in the middle ages. I'm glad it was the last one though; it was enough.
Debt-proof your marriage : how to achieve financial harmony by Mary Hunt is a great book! I have it out from the library for the second time. I think it teaches the same financial principles and methods as her other book, Debt-Proof Living.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
When I look at the night sky and see the work of Your fingers— the moon and the stars You set in place— what are mere mortals that You should think about them, human beings that You should care for them? Yet You made them only a little lower than angels and crowned them with glory and honor. (Psalm 8:3-5)
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
This is the eighth book in the A.D. Chronicles series by Brock & Bodie
Thoene. It's the story of Zacchaeus told from the viewpoints of
Zacchaeus (Zachai) and a woman who was healed of leprosy and works in
Zacchai's fig grove. It is an interesting, well-written story as all
the Thoene books are.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
More about Arthur, what he sees in his stone, his desire to become a knight one day and the girls he likes. These books have a great deal of interesting details about life in those days.
Friday, August 21, 2009
by Colleen Coble
This one was about a woman being stalked by a serial killer who leaves the bodies at geocaching sites. It was a good book, not too scary (too scary for me would be Frank Peretti's latest ones. I stopped reading his books after The Visitation; they kept getting scarier), but still moved at a good pace. I was a little disappointed that I didn't even have a clue who the real killer was. Isn't the author supposed to give you at least a clue? I guessed the totally wrong people. Recommended.
Another story about a woman being stalked by a killer, but the setting was completely different. This one was not scary at all (for me, anyway), I really enjoyed it. It was much more romantic than Abomination. Oh, and I had a pretty good idea who the killer was this time.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Final Justice by Marta Perry was the sequel to my last blog post. It
was much the same and the story ended happily ever after. Good for
light reading if you're trying to rest your brain. Which was what I
Better Homes & Gardens Gardening Weekends was not really what I was looking for. I was hoping for inspiring pictures and this book had lots of pictures and lots of words, most of which I didn't read, and did not inspire me in the least.
I loved Ted Dekker's book, Blink. It was fast-paced with police chases and stuff and definitely not a brain-rest book. It also goes into what a Muslim woman/wife's life is like. One theme through the book was the question of God's existence and the arguments on both sides were interesting, but kind of assume that God thinks like a human — which He does not! (Isaiah 55:8) I highly recommend this book. My husband (who does not read much fiction) is really enjoying it too.
Unbridled Dreams by Stephanie Grace Whitson is set in the 1800's and is about a girl whose mother wants her to be an accomplished lady but she wants to be a trick rider in a cowboy show. Secrets come out and they find that their dreams aren't quite as opposite as they seemed. This was a nice story and I've passed the book along to my mother; I think she would like this one.
Monday, July 27, 2009
This story is a romantic murder mystery involving a divorced single mom, her mother and friends, her young son, a man who writes superhero comic books, and a mysterious woman who wears a hat and dark glasses. Can you guess who the murderer is?
I found out at the end of the book that there is a sequel (by another author) and, because of some missing information throughout the story, I gather that there was a prequel too. The sequel is Final Justice by Marta Perry.