[1] Book Review by:View Post Sharon Powers.      I grew up in the Sacramento Valley in California. I love driving down the roads smelling the different seasons as they come and go, the rice paddies, the sweet smell of harvest time as the alfalfa is cut, the corn and sunflowers harvested, and the tomatoes shipped off to the cannery. I love the wet earthy smell after a rain and crazy as it seems, I even love the dry, hot valley summer sun. And t...

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[1] Book Review by: Sharon Powers.      As a young woman, my favorite novel was, Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell; I read this book more than thirty times because of my love for the story and, of course, for my love of horses. I was what people called, “horse crazy.” My bedroom had books about horses, Breyer horse statues, horse magazines, horse stickers, and, of course, I watched horse movies whenever I could (Internati...

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This edition of Prey is the downloadable edition from Audible. [1] Book Review by: Sharon Powers.      We were on the road headed to my daughter’s house for my grandson’s fun- eral. The radio was- n’t working because all around us were hills. Everyone in the car complained that they were bored… apparently no one had thought to bring along a book to read or a CD that we all could have enjoyed.&nb...

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[1] Book Review by: Sharon Powers.      Last year on March 21, 2014, the movie, Divergent, came to the big screen; this year, in just a few short weeks, on March 20, 2015, Veronica Roth’s second book in the Divergent series, Insurgent, becomes a book-to-movie, and will open in theaters.      For fans of the Divergent series, as the date for the opening draws near, the long-awaited movie promises to sati...

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[1]  Book Review by: Sharon Powers.      Like many little girls, I loved to read about dragons in stories. As an adult my fascination, admittedly, has dimmed a bit–it happens to all of us as we grow into adulthood and responsibility. However, I found my excitement with dragons rekindled when I read a story about a blue egg delivered to a young boy; the boy bonded with the dragon, Saphira, and he became a dragon rider....

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…. [1]      We could say, “Once Upon a Time.” But, however we say it, Star Wars has become a legendary story, a myth, that has become part of cultures around the world. The Star Wars stories are far from over. As you can see, we have a brand new story to add to the expanding mythos surrounding the Skywalker Clan and the Jedi Knights. The author of this new novel is none...

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[1] Book Review by: Sharon Powers.      It is here, at last. Saint Odd. The Climax of the entire Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz. The long-awaited novel everyone has longed for; on one hand we get to read about Odd, again, but on the other hand, we fear both Oddie’s death, and that the final book won’t tie up all the threads that were woven throughout the series, and that we will hate the ending (for not l...

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The first book of The Mortdecai Trilogy, is Don’t  Point That Thing at Me. Book 2, is After You With The Pistol, and Book 3, Something Nasty in the  Woodshed. The trilogy, The Mortdecai Trilogy, may also be purchased in the paperback format, apt- ly enough, under the title, The Mortdecai Trilogy.[1] Book Review by: Sharon Powers.    Don’t Point That Thing At Me, by Kyril Bonfiglioli had movie rights purchas...

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This is the movie edition cover of Ron Rash’s novel, The World Made Straight.  [1] Book Review by: Sharon Powers.      It was reported that on, “Jan. 18, 1863, troops from the 64th North Carolina Infantry under the command of Lt. Col. James Keith lined up 13 men and boys, ranging in age from 13 to 60, made them kneel and shot them at point-blank range.” One of the captured was a 13-year-old boy b...

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[1] Book Review by: Sharon Powers.      I came home from grade school so excited because our teacher had read to us today about a woman who had lived during the time of the Civil War. Her name was Elizabeth Blackwell, and she was the very first woman to become a doctor in the United States. What had so enthralled me as a grade school girl was just how much determination she had.       My teacher told us that ...

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The Merit Birds by Kelley Powell: Book Release May 2, 2015.
Uncategorized / May 1, 2015

[1] Book Review by:View Post Sharon Powers.      I grew up in the Sacramento Valley in California. I love driving down the roads smelling the different seasons as they come and go, the rice paddies, the sweet smell of harvest time as the alfalfa is cut, the corn and sunflowers harvested, and the tomatoes shipped off to the cannery. I love the wet earthy smell after a rain and crazy as it seems, I even love the dry, hot valley summer ...

The Horse Healer: A Novel. By Gonzalo Giner. This new book was released 04-14-15!
Uncategorized / April 15, 2015

[1] Book Review by: Sharon Powers.      As a young woman, my favorite novel was, Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell; I read this book more than thirty times because of my love for the story and, of course, for my love of horses. I was what people called, “horse crazy.” My bedroom had books about horses, Breyer horse statues, horse magazines, horse stickers, and, of course, I watched horse movies whenever I could ...

Prey: a Novel by Michael Crichton [CD Edition], Book Review by Sharon Powers. Today, we take a look at Michael Crichton’s book, as we ask, “Is one form of listening [CDs, Kindle, Audio] better than another?”
Uncategorized / March 29, 2015

This edition of Prey is the downloadable edition from Audible. [1] Book Review by: Sharon Powers.      We were on the road headed to my daughter’s house for my grandson’s fun- eral. The radio was- n’t working because all around us were hills. Everyone in the car complained that they were bored… apparently no one had thought to bring along a book to read or a CD that we all could have e...

Insurgent: The Divergent Series, Book 2, by Veronica Roth. This Eagerly Awaited Book-to-Movie now out in Theaters!
Uncategorized / March 18, 2015

[1] Book Review by: Sharon Powers.      Last year on March 21, 2014, the movie, Divergent, came to the big screen; this year, in just a few short weeks, on March 20, 2015, Veronica Roth’s second book in the Divergent series, Insurgent, becomes a book-to-movie, and will open in theaters.      For fans of the Divergent series, as the date for the opening draws near, the long-awaited movie promis...

In Search of Lost Dragons by Elian Black’Mor and Carine M. This WONDERFUL! Book was just released on 02-03-15! Check it out in this review!
Uncategorized / March 1, 2015

[1]  Book Review by: Sharon Powers.      Like many little girls, I loved to read about dragons in stories. As an adult my fascination, admittedly, has dimmed a bit–it happens to all of us as we grow into adulthood and responsibility. However, I found my excitement with dragons rekindled when I read a story about a blue egg delivered to a young boy; the boy bonded with the dragon, Saphira, and he became a dra...

Heir to the Jedi: Star Wars by Kevin Hearne. Book Released 03-03-15! Book Review by: Sharon Powers.
Uncategorized / February 25, 2015

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…. [1]      We could say, “Once Upon a Time.” But, however we say it, Star Wars has become a legendary story, a myth, that has become part of cultures around the world. The Star Wars stories are far from over. As you can see, we have a brand new story to add to the expanding mythos surrounding the Skywalker Clan and the Jedi Knights. The author of this new nov...

Saint Odd: The Climax of the Entire Odd Thomas Series; Also, The Prequel: You Are Destined to be Together Forever [from the Odd Thomas Series], by Dean Koontz.
Uncategorized / February 21, 2015

[1] Book Review by: Sharon Powers.      It is here, at last. Saint Odd. The Climax of the entire Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz. The long-awaited novel everyone has longed for; on one hand we get to read about Odd, again, but on the other hand, we fear both Oddie’s death, and that the final book won’t tie up all the threads that were woven throughout the series, and that we will hate the ending ...

Don’t Point That Thing at Me: The Mortdecai Trilogy, Book 1, by Kyril Bonfiglioli. Big Screen Limited Release of Book-to-Movie: Mortdecai, was on 01-23-15!
Uncategorized / January 29, 2015

The first book of The Mortdecai Trilogy, is Don’t  Point That Thing at Me. Book 2, is After You With The Pistol, and Book 3, Something Nasty in the  Woodshed. The trilogy, The Mortdecai Trilogy, may also be purchased in the paperback format, apt- ly enough, under the title, The Mortdecai Trilogy.[1] Book Review by: Sharon Powers.    Don’t Point That Thing At Me, by Kyril Bonfiglioli had movie righ...

The World Made Straight: A Novel by Ron Rash–Book-to-Movie–Out Now in Limited Release!
Uncategorized / January 20, 2015

This is the movie edition cover of Ron Rash’s novel, The World Made Straight.  [1] Book Review by: Sharon Powers.      It was reported that on, “Jan. 18, 1863, troops from the 64th North Carolina Infantry under the command of Lt. Col. James Keith lined up 13 men and boys, ranging in age from 13 to 60, made them kneel and shot them at point-blank range.” One of the captured was a 13-year...

Lucy Stone: An Unapologetic Life by Sally G. McMillen–New Biography Book Release–Date: 01-29-15
Uncategorized / January 14, 2015

[1] Book Review by: Sharon Powers.      I came home from grade school so excited because our teacher had read to us today about a woman who had lived during the time of the Civil War. Her name was Elizabeth Blackwell, and she was the very first woman to become a doctor in the United States. What had so enthralled me as a grade school girl was just how much determination she had.       My teacher tol...