[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 Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks–This Book-to-Movie now out in DVD & Blu-ray!
Uncategorized / October 6, 2014

[1] Book Review by: Sharon Powers. ” The romantics would call this a love story: the cynics would call it a tragedy. In my mind it’s a little bit of both, and no matter how you choose to view it in the end, it does not change the fact that it involves a great deal of my life.” –Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook.     As The Notebook, opens, we see a beautiful older couple, now at the twilight of thei...

Bathing the Lion by Jonathan Carroll–This New Book Now Available on Bookstands!
Uncategorized / October 1, 2014

[1] Book Review by: Sharon Powers. “Dreams feel real while we’re in them. It’s only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange.”  –[Cobb from the movie, Inception.] [2]      A skilled thief by the name of Dom Cobb accepts a job to, not steal, but, plant an idea into the subconscious mind of a man–a feat he calls, “Inception.” The impossible-sounding concept c...

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn–This Book-to-Movie Comes to Theaters October 3, 2014!
Uncategorized / September 25, 2014

[1] Book Review By: Sharon Powers.      Do you remember what movie plot that had a husband conspire to get his wife pregnant by Satan? More hints? Well, the husband helps neighbors drug his wife so she can’t resist when the demon rapes her. She gets pregnant and in the end she agrees to raise the “demon spawn.” The creepy horror movie is none other than Rosemary’s Baby. [2]      N...

A Walk Among The Tombstones by N.Y. Times Best Selling Author, Lawrence Block–This Book-to-Movie Now in Theaters!
Uncategorized / September 19, 2014

[1] Book Review by: Sharon Powers.      “When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, ‘Come!’ And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth.” [2]   &nbs...

The Maze Runner by James Dashner, Book-to-Movie Now Available on Blu-ray & DVD!
Uncategorized / September 15, 2014

[1] Book Review by: Sharon Powers.      What is as fascinating and perplexing as a trip to the carnival to visit the house of mirrors? What can give the reward of a spiritual journey as you walk through a garden path or stroll through the woods? What tradition fits in with the spooky atmospheres and scary games children and adults utilize as a Halloween activity? What can be as entertaining and educational as a simple ...

This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper; The Book-to-Movie is now out on Blu-ray & DVD!
Uncategorized / September 11, 2014

[1] Book Review by: Sharon Powers.      Jonathan Tropper, author of This Is Where I Leave You, should be justifiably proud to have his popular book brought to the big screen. We will see the movie come to the big screen on September 12th.      Jason Bateman will star as Judd, the troubled and cuckolded husband of Jen Foxman. Jane Fonda takes the role and the lime-light as Hillary, the bosom-wielding...

The Broken Eye: The Lightbringer Series by Brent Weeks.
Uncategorized / September 5, 2014

[1] Book Review by: Sharon Powers.      “The two Blackguards approached the White’s door, the younger rhymically cracking the knuckles of his right fist nervously. The Greyling brothers stopped in front of the door, hesitated. Pop, pop, pop. Pop, pop, pop.       “The elder brother, Gill looked at his little brother, as if trying to emulate their commander’s sledge-gaze. Gavin...

Children’s Book Week: “Nest”–Esther Ehrlich’s Debut Novel Now for Sale at Bookstands!
Uncategorized / August 31, 2014

This book, Nest, by Esther Ehrlich, comes to book stands on September 9, 2014. [1] Book Review by: Sharon Powers.      A dog-eared field guide is gripped in one hand while the other grips his binoculars and the man peers through them. He watches the birds–one and then another. His eyes searching… searching…searching. All his long waking hours sitting quietly…observing.      &...

Far As The Eye Can See: A Novel by Robert Bausch Comes to Bookstands on November 4, 2014–You Can Preorder it Now!
Uncategorized / August 26, 2014

Far As The Eye Can See: A Novel, by Robert Bausch. [1] Book Review by: Sharon Powers.      A man stands in the midst of boulders and peers out across the terrain. His eye follows the trail stretching out before him, out across the landscape for as far as his eye can see. The vast spaces meet distant mountains, rolling clouds of purples and blues fading into the distance so far that it is difficult to see where the land...

One Year Blogiversary Post: My Top Ten Favorite Books! Look Behind the Scenes at Sharon’s Love of Books! and More…Let’s Celebrate!
Uncategorized / August 19, 2014

[1]      Welcome to a very special post. Today, I’m happy that you’ve come to help me celebrate my first year Blogiversary! Thank you, so much, for being part of this milestone for my blog.      I never dreamed that I would write a blog. It was only after my son, John, and my husband, Carl, nudged me in that direction, that I even considered it. They have watched me with my books, reading, an...