Category Archives: Good Books

What I’m Reading: Overkill

I just finished up listening to the audio book Overkill by Linda Castillo.  I’ve LONG been and huge fan of the author so was thrilled to see that there was a new book out.

Overkill by [Castillo, Linda]
Her usual books are part of a series about Kate Burkholder.  This book wasn’t.  I was a little skeptical but thought I needed to have an open mind and see…maybe the author was branching out and starting a new series.

So I started in.  Soon I was a little confused.  This was not the author’s typical story…not the typical writing.  This wasn’t a cop “who dun it” story.  This was a romance and not a very realistic one at that.  To say I was disappointed was an understatement.  I was so frustrated that I jumped quick when I saw there was a new book and burned an Audible credit on it.  UGH.

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What I’ve Been Reading: Last Christmas in Paris

I recently read The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter.  That book was pretty good and that lead me to finding this book by the same author, Last Christmas in Paris.

I thought I’d quick SQUEEZE this review in before Christmas as it would be a great book for a book lover.  It was good.

So many historical fiction books are pioneer, Holocaust or WWII books.  I always feel like WWI kind of got left aside.  It was wonderful to read the book and learn more about the war.  I loved history but reading how people lived during it is so much more meaningful to me.  This book is written ENTIRELY in letters of correspondence.  At first I thought there was no way this would work but it totally did.

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What I’m Reading: The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter

I just finished up listening to The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor.  I found this one on Hoopla and will admit that I got this one because of it’s cover (It looked historical) and that I had seen it everywhere…the shelves at Wal-mart and Target both had it.

So what did I think of it?

The book was okay.  As I was writing this review I figured out that the same author who wrote this also wrote The Girl Who Came Home.  I reviewed that here.  Both books had the same premise.  The book is told by two characters, one in present day and one in past.  Typically I like that style.

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What I’m Reading: How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind

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I finished up the audio book How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind by Dana K. White.  It was recommended to me by our daughter Kayla.  She found it interesting and found some good points and thought I might too.

How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House's Dirty Little Secrets by [White, Dana K.]

I did find it interesting.  I wish the book would have been around when I was in my 20’s.  I was a terrible house keeper.  Hubby and I laugh that every time we moved to a different house, I managed to keep it just a little cleaner.  Now days, my house is always tolerable.  I have some clutter mostly because I am working on so many projects out of my house ….Childcare…the blog…quilt publications…the antique stuff…my hobbies.  I think now days I suffer from a want to do things that is MUCH bigger than the hours I have in a day.

Anyway…the book is good if cleaning is your arch nemesis.  I have two girls that would do good to listen to the book.  They were like I was at their age….

I’ve listened to lots of cleaning/organizing books and I have to say that this one is more my style than any other book….except I am a deep closet cleaner.

You have heard me reference that I’ve been cleaning and going more organizing than EVER.  It’s because of the book!!  I have found it to be life changing for me.  Life changing in a good way.

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