Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Please vote if you can...

I entered Maddie into a Cutest Baby (& Kid) Contest. The way you vote is through Facebook. You search for Murphy's Memories and Like her page. Then find this picture and vote :)

Thanks for any votes! :)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Six Word Saturday

What Maddie looks like upset/mad...

Haha...I read this book years ago to my class at work, The Pout-Pout Fish and then here lately when Maddie gets mad she'll make this face. It's so cute! So I asked my husband if he could turn the corners of his mouth down like that because I can't. Yep, she got it from him. They look just alike when they do it! Just thought I'd share! :)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Mill River Recluse by Darcie Chan

Disfigured by the blow of an abusive husband, and suffering her entire life with severe social anxiety disorder, the widow Mary McAllister spends almost sixty years secluded in a white marble mansion overlooking the town of Mill River, Vermont. Her links to the outside world are few: the mail, the media, an elderly priest with a guilty habit of pilfering spoons, and a bedroom window with a view of the town below.

Most longtime residents of Mill River consider the marble house and its occupant peculiar, though insignificant, fixtures. An arsonist, a covetous nurse, and the endearing village idiot are among the few who have ever seen Mary. Newcomers to Mill River--a police officer and his daughter and a new fourth grade teacher--are also curious about the reclusive old woman. But only Father Michael O’Brien knows Mary and the secret she keeps--one that, once revealed, will change all of their lives forever.

The Mill River Recluse is a story of triumph over tragedy, one that reminds us of the value of friendship and the ability of love to come from the most unexpected of places.

My Review - I saw this book and decided even though I had over 300 books on my Nook that I was going to buy it (it was only 99 cents) and read it. This was all after pondering it for almost a month, can we say frugal? Anyhow, this book was pretty good. I couldn't imagine being Mary with her anxiety. I loved Kyle, Rowen and Claudia though. And the twist with Mary and Daisy was wild and I never saw it coming. The town coming together like they did and it being a small knit community made me want to live somewhere that small. There were some parts of the book that I couldn't put down but then some parts dragged. So overall I gave it 3 stars.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Spending a rainy day with Maddie.

So it's raining outside. I'm really wishing that rain would turn into snow but I don't think it's going to happen this year. But at least I got to spend the day indoors with my sweet Maddie. I love spending time with her and miss her through the week while I'm at work so today has been a wonderful day. She's such a good baby.

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

For a limited time, the complete text of the bestselling Body Finder—along with a sneak peek at Desires of the Dead, the much-anticipated follow-up—is available for a special low price.

Sixteen-year-old Violet has the unusual ability to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. She locates them by the echoes they leave behind...and the imprints they leave on their killers. Violet has never considered her strange ability to be a gift—more like a very disturbing nuisance. But when a serial killer begins terrorizing her small town, and more and more local girls go missing and later turn up dead, Violet realizes she may be the only person who can stop him. Violet’s best friend since childhood, Jay, is reluctantly helping her—and Violet is beginning to realize that what she feels for Jay is much more than just friendship. But even as she and Jay fall in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering the killer…and becoming his prey herself.

My Review - I liked this book a lot but I felt like it dragged in some places. It kept me guessing through-out the whole book as to who was the killer. At one point I remember wondering if it was Jay. I will be reading the other books in this series eventually. Pretty good book, 3 stars.