Saturday, November 27, 2010

Me... Alphabetically

Here's a fun survey I found a few days ago. If you want, you can copy and paste it and post it on your blog with your own answers. You can even "tag" other bloggers and who knows where it'll go from there. You don't need to give one word answers and you don't need to answer every question if you don't want. Just have fun! I hope you enjoy reading mine :)

A - Age: 19

B - Book Genre(s): Historical Fiction and Mystery/Suspense

C - Chore you hate: Sweeping

D - Diet: Huh?!?

E - Essential start to your day: Devotional Time

F - Favorite scent: Lavender

G - Gold or Silver: Silver

H - Height: 5'2"

I - Instruments you play(ed): Keyboard...sorta

J - Job title: Still looking for work! But I am currently a childcare provider

K - Kids: nope

L - Library or bookstore: Do I have to choose?! Fine.. Bookstore. LOVE ME SOME BOOKS!

M - Middle name: Don't have one

N - Nickname(s): Tutu(my niece started calling me that first when she was about 10 months old)

O - Oompa loompa or lollipop kid?: Oompa loompa doopity doo!

P - Pet peeve: When people try starting a conversation with me while I'm watching a really good movie.

Q - Quote(s) you like: ...I'll answer this later..

R - Right or left handed: Right

S - Siblings: I have 3 sisters

T - Time you wake up: It depends, but mostly 7:30am

U - Undesirable habit(s): Nail biting. I only do it when I'm nervous, but I'm getting better at leaving them alone!

V - Vegetable you dislike: Mushrooms

W - Ways you run late: Getting ready and straightening my hair.

X - X-rays you've had: For my teethe

Y - Yummy food you make: Chicken and rice casserole

Z - Zone/Time: Pacific Standard

Sunday, November 14, 2010

In Every Heartbeat

In Every Heartbeat. Kim Vogel Sawyer. Bethany House Publishers. September 2010. Paperback. 352 pages.

In Every Heartbeat is a historical fiction novel set in the early 1900's in Chambers, Missouri. Elisabet(Libby), Bennett, and Pete are three friends who grew up in an orphanage together and are now in college ready to follow their dreams. Libby wants to become a famous journalist, Pete wants to become a minister, and Bennett just wants to have fun and pledge a fraternity. Along the way, each of them face unexpected challenges and their friendship begins to tear at the seams. Will they be able to keep the tight bond they once had? Or will they just grow apart in the midst of their struggles?

I actually enjoyed this book a little more than I thought I would. I was unfamiliar with the author, so I wasn't sure if I'd like her writing style. The book description had me thinking WWI would be a bigger part of the story, but I was disappointed to find out that it wasn't. The romance between two of the characters was sweet and I enjoyed seeing where their close friendship went. Although the book had a slow start, it picked up about 200 pages in and I became a lot more interested in where the story was going for these characters. There were a few times when the situations were unrealistic, but other times I found what they were going through to be very relatable. Without having to read the first book, I was able to follow along just fine and I thought it was a good read. This is a sweet, relaxing, well written novel and I'd say anyone who likes historical fiction with a little romance mixed in would enjoy it.

My Rating: 3/5 stars

To buy this from the publisher click HERE

(This book was provided for review by Bethany House Publishers.)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Month In Review: October 2010

Month in Review is an end of the month post I decided to start doing after I saw something similar on another website.(I can't remember which one) It's just something I wanted to start doing so I could keep track of the books I read each month. I'll probably change it up a little bit over time, but this is what I have for now. You can join in too if you'd like. I'd love it if you left a comment here so I can see your Month in Review post! 

Books I read:
The Last Word by Kathy Herman
The Right Call by Kathy Herman
Don't Kiss Him Good-Bye by Sandra Byrd
In Every Heartbeat by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Couldn't finish:
Uncertain Heart by Andrea Boeshaar

Reviews posted:
Don't Kiss Him Good-bye
The Last Word
The Right Call

Favorite book this month:
The Right Call by Kathy Herman
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