Thursday, November 29, 2012

"The River" Book Review

“The River” began with a sweet father-son scene, then pulled me into with the story of Gabriel and the tragic loss of his father.
The thread of the story flowed like a river, moving the characters along, churning with rapids, then streaming from shallow, light moods to deep emotions. The frequent point-of-view shifts pulled me out of the story from time to time, but I kept going back to see how little Gabriel was managing. Author Michael Neale made me care about the characters and their struggles.
I guessed the plot twist before the end, but it didn’t dampen my interest in the story.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Book Sale Event 11-10-12

L-R: Janet Rockey, Sheryl Young, Kim Moore, Kat Hechenback
How to Spend a beautiful Autumn Saturday in Lutz: 
  1. Arise early
  2. Pack up books to sell
  3. Get South Tampa Passport Stamped at Kennedy Blvd.*
  4. Drive north on I-275
  5. Meet 3 other writers at Organic Life Shopping Center on Oak Grove Blvd. in Lutz
  6. Drink coffee
  7. Set up table under provided tent
  8. Cover table with fringed tablecloth
  9. Set up display with the following books:
  • Heavenly Humor for the Cat Lover's Soul
  • Heavenly Humor for the Mother's Soul
  • Heavenly Humor for the Dieter's Soul
  • Women of the Secret Place
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: I Can't Believe My Cat Did that
10.  Wait for customers
11.  Sell books
12.  Buy books from other writing friends
13.  Buy cat earrings from vendor in next tent
14.  Pack up table & unsold books at 5:00 p.m.
15.  Hug 3 other writing friends goodbye
16.  Drive south on I-275
17.  Have South Tampa Passport stamped at Kennedy Blvd.*
18.  Fall in recliner and take a nap

*The "passport" is a local joke about us SOKS (South Of Kennedy Snobs) who hate to go north of Kennedy Blvd. for ANY reason.

Having way too much fun on 11/10/12. This is supposed to be work!

Coming up in my next post: Book Review on "The River" by Michael Neale (Thomas Nelson Publishing).