Nick of Time By Tim Downs

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Nick Polchak isn’t so much a confirmed bachelor, then one who has been confirmed by his friends that it would take a miracle for him to get married. You see he’s a little peculiar; he doesn’t really like humans as much as he likes bugs. As a forensic entomologist, he is more comfortable watching maggots on a dead body, than planning a wedding with his fiancé, Alena Savard. Fortunately Alena, who trains dogs, some who find cadavers, is a perfect match for him so it looks like marriage maybe in his future. There is one problem, Nick wants to go out of town for a meeting and their wedding is on Saturday. 

This laugh out loud, funny, creepy murder mystery is another 5 star winner for Tim Downs. I have read 3 of his books and loved each one. If you are married, or even thinking about it, then read this book, it’s a sarcastic study on the quirks between men and women. To understand Nick Polchak, aka the Bug Man, you may want to read some of the earlier books, but this one can stand alone. If you like the TV program Bones, then you’ll love Tim’s books. I read this through the Amazon Vine program and was thrilled to read a favorite author’s new release. 

The Final Hour by Andrew Klavan

Released July 19, 2011 from Thomas Nelson Publishers.
The Homelanders book 4.

Charlie West woke up one morning to find himself being tortured by terrorists with absolutely no memory of what happened during the last year of his life. And, to make it worse, he's wanted by the police for the murder of his best friend. Over the next couple of months, Charlie is faced with a ridiculous amount of misfortune on his quest to clear his name and expose his would-be murderers.

I'm actually starting to think Andrew Klavan is incapable of writing a boring scene. Practically every sentence is packed to bursting with suspense. From a dogfight through the streets of New York to dodging subway trains in a shootout with the Homelanders, Klavan never lets up on the thrills.

And now, it's finally over. The final hour has come and gone, answering every question; revealing every mystery. Every fan of the previous books will need to get their hands on this truly satisfying conclusion to the insanely epic series.

The Truth of the Matter By Andrew Klavan

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER is Andrew Klavan's third book in the young adult Homelanders series. This book is released by a Christian publisher. Klavan also writes books for adults that, while they contain moral and Christian values, are full of bad language and adult situations. This is the only one of the series I have read and now want to go back to read the other ones.
It opens with Charlie looking for a man called Waterman, a man who could supposedly tell Charlie what in the world is going on. Once Charlie finds Waterman, the action picks up. Charlie never knows who to trust and the Homelanders are always on his tail. I liked this book because, through flashbacks, we learn along with Charlie what exactly happened. He remembers what really happened to friend Alex. He relives what it was like to fall in love with Beth. He discovers how he became involved with the Homelanders. Some might complain of too much backstory or rehashing the past. But, I think Klavan does it in a way that makes in interesting and fun.

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1st Book Review

Thursday, November 4, 2010

On this day in Christian History by Robert J Morgan
365 Amazing and Inspiring stories about Saints, Martyrs, and Heroes.

I have to say I really have enjoyed this book. I love learning about new things, and this book is full of things that I never knew about. It is very well written and easy to read. I read quite a few of the days to my children and they were able to understand what I was reading, and were always interested in what it had to say.  One event we really enjoyed reading about was November 3. Did you know that that before 1783 Sunday School was never really had? That it is was started because Sunday was the one day a week that the kids didn't work and so they went crazy doing everything and anything they could, so Robert Raikes wanted something for the kids to do and and a place for them to learn. So he started a school on Sunday's and thought them to read and about the Bible and other subjects. I am amazed by this story and how it all came together. This is only one story in this book and there are so many more and they are all this good! I look forward to sharing this book with my friends and family.

Just starting out

Saturday, October 23, 2010

This is a new blog for me. I wanted something not about my family but for me. Somewhere that I could post about things I read, do, see etc. I hope that with this blog I can help others learn more about things in the world through the eyes of a stay at home mom of 3, and how I see them. Where will this blog go... I do not know.... But lets find out together!
Talk to you later....