Sunday, March 27, 2011

Six Word Saturday

Distracted and unfocused, reading on backburner...

If you've read my blog before then you've seen my book reviews. And I usually have a review to post on Saturdays. Well, I have been so distracted and unfocused that I haven't been reading as much. And I actually miss it. I'll sit down to read and be able to read for a little bit but not long at all. Anyhow, hopefully get back into it soon.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Six Word Saturday

So glad, God is in control.
When I could worry about so much going on in my own life and also in the world, I don't have to because God is in control. ALWAYS! I've come to realize (again) that God will provide when He sees fit. I'm on His schedule not Him on mine. And this is how I came to realize that...

I've been off birth control since January 2010. Jamie and I finally decided we were ready to have a child. We didn't really start "trying" until July/August 2010. But then in February I found out that I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) which has been why I've yet to get pregnant. The doctor has recently put me on metformin and clomid. The metformin is basically to keep the pcos under control and the clomid is to help me hopefully get pregnant. So here's praying that I'll get pregnant and the metformin will do it's job keeping the PCOS under wrap.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Red Church by Scott Nicholson

"Hold onto your pants, because Nicholson is about to scare them off."--J.A. Konrath, Origin

For 13-year-old Ronnie Day, life is full of problems: Mom and Dad have separated, his brother Tim is a constant pest, Melanie Ward either loves him or hates him, and Jesus Christ won't stay in his heart. Plus he has to walk past the red church every day, where the Bell Monster hides with its wings and claws and livers for eyes. But the biggest problem is that Archer McFall is the new preacher at the church, and Mom wants Ronnie to attend midnight services with her.

Sheriff Frank Littlefield hates the red church for a different reason. His little brother died in a freak accident at the church twenty years ago, and now Frank is starting to see his brother's ghost. And the ghost keeps demanding, "Free me." People are dying in Whispering Pines, and the murders coincide with McFall's return.

The Days, the Littlefields, and the McFalls are descendants of the original families that settled the rural Appalachian community. Those old families share a secret of betrayal and guilt, and McFall wants his congregation to prove its faith. Because he believes he is the Second Son of God, and that the cleansing of sin must be done in blood.

"Sacrifice is the currency of God," McFall preaches, and unless Frank and Ronnie stop him, everybody pays.
Professionally formatted by Dellaster Design. A Stoker Award finalist and alternate selection of The Mystery Guild Book Club, my spiritual thriller "The Red Church" explores a boy's struggle with faith when his mother attends a haunted church. Inspired by real-life legends in the Southern Appalachian Mountains where I live, the novel mirrors my own search for faith, love, and deeper mysteries. I hope you'll try my other novels DRUMMER BOY, THE SKULL RING, and SPEED DATING WITH THE DEAD. I invite you to contact me at or at Amazon Central. Thanks for sharing this journey with me.

My Review - I gave up on this book...I mean I started it on March 9th and was only 75 pages into it by March 16th. So I gave it up, don't usually do that on books but couldn't get into it.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wisdom by Amanda Hocking

Wisdom - the fourth book in the My Blood Approves series... For her eighteenth birthday, Alice Bonham takes a vacation to Australia only to have her trip cut short by an unexpected murder. While Alice tries to understand what happened, she regrets some of the choices she's made, especially the more permanent ones.

My Review - I liked this book so far the best out of the series. I knew right away that Leif had something to do with Alice and Milo and I honestly thought we'd have to wait til the next book to find out what it was but I'm glad we didn't. I hated Jack and Alice fussing so much but I also felt sorry for Jack because of everything Alice is put him through with Peter and with lying. Can't wait to read the next book when it comes out!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Flutter by Amanda Hocking

Flutter - the third book in the My Blood Approves series...

Being undead doesn't make life any easier for Alice Bonham.

Her younger brother's love life is heating up, while hers is... more complicated. Mae is falling apart, her best friend Jane is addicted to vampire bites, and if Alice doesn't get her bloodlust under control, someone will end up dead.

Alice volunteers for a rescue mission with Ezra. But going up against a pack of rabid vampires might be too much, even for him.

My Review - This book was kind of long (598 pages) compared to the other books in the series. It was pretty good and I liked it okay. I really liked Jack and Alice. And Maw was unbelievable. I never saw that coming with what went on between her and Ezra. I'll be moving on to the next book in the series now.