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 enjoyed.       Finally, not able to take any more complaining, I stopped at a roadside super service station. First, I got out of the car and filled it up with gas. Then I went inside to see what I could find to still the complaining.   This is the box I purchased–except the cellophane wrapper has been removed. I paid $14.95 for the book. [2]      I poured over the CD racks  looking for a few that had enjoyable music (I knew I would need more than one) until, that is, I found the section with books on CD. Then I was almost immediately disappointed since it looked like all the good books were gone. Still, I decided to browse through them quickly to see if anything interesting…

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 promises to satiate desires to see the book come alive on the big screen. And, although one can never tell whether or not an adaptation of a book to a movie will be a good one, at least fans know that book one’s adaptation was successful. This means that hopes are high for a repeat of success and that the movie will be as exciting as their enjoyment of the book.      Let’s begin our look at Insurgent, by Veronica Roth, by garnering a look at the synopsis. This a good place to begin, so everyone will know what the book is about. SYNOPSIS OF INSURGENT: [2]      At the end of Divergent, we learn that Tris, Four (Tobias Eaton), Caleb (Tris’s brother), Marcus (Four’s/Tobias’s father), and Peter (from…

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 dragon rider. [(Eragon) 2] My Glaedr is 10″ tall and has a 12″ wingspan.      I was at a Barnes & Noble on the publica- tion date of an- other one of Christopher Pao- lini’s books, saw a stuffed Glader [2] sitting on top of a stack of books, and grabbed it–it was the last one! I still have the golden dragon–it is on guard duty at my house–so trespassers and prowlers, BEWARE! Guard Dragon, on duty! OK. Enough of my lame jokes….     The hero dragon, Glaedr from Christopher Paolini’s, Brisingr. [3]      The only other dragon items I have in my home are (1) a pop-up book about dragons that was given to me as a gift. It is a beautiful book…