Thursday, March 29, 2007

Revelations of a Single Woman

Revelations of a Single Woman by Connally Gilliam is a book I would recommend to any single woman I know. Gilliam discusses some of the things that she has encountered in life as a single Christian woman in this crazy world. It is an easy book to read and covers the topics of family, friends, work, and faith. Anyone who is single and sometimes or often wishes that she was married would identify with at least some of the stories in the book. This would be a great book to read and discuss with a friend or group of friends.

Monday, March 19, 2007


Did you know that you can have 250 items checked out from the Great River Regional Library system? That is a big fine if you end up with overdue fines. Imagine a picture of me carrying all those books home (for those of you who don't know, I walk to the library since I only live a block away).

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Ghost Writer

Ghost Writer by Rene Gutteridge is another book that I finished this week. I actually read it all in one day...this is possible when I don't have AWANA on Wednesday night and I am on a bus for a field trip with students. Maybe I like mysteries more than I realized, because this is a mystery, like the book I posted about yesterday. The story has a little bit of an eerie feeling at first because Jonathan Harper is getting an anonymous manuscript bit by bit that tells a lot about his own life. He really has no idea who is sending it to him and it makes him quite paranoid as the time goes on and on. Besides the mystery that, Harper is also dealing with family issues that he is unsure how to deal with. This does not have as many humorous moments in it like other books by Gutteridge, but she does make the story interesting and at times unpredictable.

Friday, March 9, 2007

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones is Susan Meissner's newest book. It is a mystery and Rachael Flynn is the main character. Rachael wants to help whoever is writing her notes about a very old crime, but she really has very little to go on. Mysteries are not my favorite genre, but I liked this book really well. This is the second book by Meissner in this series. She also has another book coming out about Rachael. The books all take place in Minnesota, so it is fun to read about places that are familiar and even places that I have been to, like Grand Avenue in St. Paul.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Horse Dreams Series

I read these three books by Stephen Bly and really enjoyed them. Memories of a dirt road town is the first, followed by the Mustang Breaker and Wish I'd Known You Tears Ago. The story takes place primarily in Wyoming. A forty-something schoolteacher from Indiana, Develyn Worrell, decides to spend her summer in Wyoming to get a different perspective on life and relax. She had gone there as a child with her family and had great memories of the trip. So she drives halfway across the country looking for the small town that she had spent time in without even knowing what it is called or exactly how to get there. While in Wyoming, Develyn has quite a few adventures that surprise her and make her summer vacation rather interesting. She makes lots of friends and acquires a horse AND a donkey. The stories are a mix between adventure and romance and make living in a small town seem like a great place. All three books made me laugh. They also made me wish that my life was filled with a little more adventure.