Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Shoemaker's Wife

Adriana Trigiani

I have read a few of her previous books. The Big Stone Gap Trilogy I recall enjoying, even though it has been many years since I read them.

Overall I liked this story. I was sucked in and wanted to continue reading despite the jumping around, I am not sure if the Nook makes it look that way or if that is how it really was. I would be in one place and then the next paragraph was somewhere else.

I have to admit I was disappointed in the ending, not the events, but the hurried feel I got from the last 70 pages. It was as if she really wanted to tie up the loose ends, but wasn't in the mood to write anymore. So it left me wishing she had taken the time to finish it.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Takedown Twenty

I love Janet Evanovich for giving me Stephanie Plum.

I am always laughing at the predicaments Stephanie gets herself into. To see her struggle between choosing Ranger or Morelli, wondering who she'll eventually choose.

Up until this book I was leaning towards Team Morelli. I have now tilted slightly the other way.

Takedown Twenty didn't disappoint.

Honestly, I could read about Stephanie forever. I hope this series has a long life.

The Spawnling gave me a Nook for Christmas.

This was my first book read digitally.

Shh, don't tell the books, but I kind of like this new way to have a library.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Bayou L'Abeille

If you're looking for an escape from it all, come on down to Bayou L'Abeille for a visit. Take a stroll through the L'Abeille-Toombs Historical Cemetery or our prize gardens kept by Miss Nonie. Hear the colorful stories from our favorite musicians at Popeye Sims' Music Shop and you might even run into local legend Lenny Waxman. Have breakfast at The Butter Biscuit then enjoy some junktique shopping and coffee at the Joe-N-Junk. Grab a po' boy for lunch at the L'Abeille Diner, but make sure to save some room for BBQ and blues over at Cottonmouth's Review. If you mention Honey Slade, Cottonmouth will fix you up with a free plate of beignets. Don't be put off by the Alligator Advisory, in effect until the end of the season for the south side bayou near Roux Roux St. A white alligator has been spotted in the water, proving that even our 'gators are special. The people of Bayou L'Abeille walk a fine rhythm between lovely and heartbreaking, hilarious and sad, bitter and so very, very sweet. Why not join them and experience a slice of life on the bayou?

I decided that I hate reviewing, but I love reading.

I took a trip to Louisiana with my pal, A.D. and was sad to leave.

This is a collection of short stories and the only complaint I have is that it left me wanting more. I hope to eventually read a lot more about the people I met on this little journey.

I was hooked right away, A.D. has a way with words that held me captivated until the last page.

Magic Hat ended up being my favorite.