Saturday, May 7, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016
President John F. Kennedy is dead.
Life can turn on a dime—or stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in a Maine town. While grading essays by his GED students, Jake reads a gruesome, enthralling piece penned by janitor Harry Dunning: fifty years ago, Harry somehow survived his father’s sledgehammer slaughter of his entire family. Jake is blown away . . . but an even more bizarre secret comes to light when Jake’s friend Al, owner of the local diner, enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination. How? By stepping through a portal in the diner’s storeroom, and into the era of Ike and Elvis, of big American cars, sock hops, and cigarette smoke. . . . Finding himself in warmhearted Jodie, Texas, Jake begins a new life. But all turns in the road lead to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald. The course of history is about to be rewritten . . . and become heart-stoppingly suspenseful. (Goodreads Synopsis)
I am an avid reader of books about JFK and I love time travel fiction. So obviously this book was one I wanted to read desperately. I must admit the size of the book scared me. As a result, it took me awhile to get around to reading it. But I am so glad I finally read it.
King gives you a great glimpse into the late 1950's and 1960's. I love his details about life during the era,especially his description of how the food tasted and how the towns people interacted with the main character and each other. The part about the bathrooms in North Carolina was especially good but didn't seem to fit with any other part of the book. The story line about high school in the south during the early 1960's is so good it could have been a book all by his itself.
I'm sure there are a few inaccuracies but I don't care it was a work of fiction and a great story. I love all of the historical information. The Kennedy part of the story started slow but that was due to the fact that he had years to wait. Boy did it pick up in the end though.
I must say I have mixed feelings on the end of the book. The ending seemed a little dark, scary and extreme. I will say this I do like that King didn't go with the obvious. He easily could have played it safe and given us the obvious results of everything being wonderful and perfect. But he didn't do that. He made us think and really contemplate what might have been.
I loved this book. This book is definitely going on my favorites list. A five star read and highly recommended.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Do we ever really know somebody? Cecelia finds a letter addressed to her from her husband and dated years earlier. The letter begins with "my dearest Cecelia, if you're reading this I have died." He than confesses to something Cecilia never thought possible. One man's secret can send ripples through the lives of so many people. I couldn't put this book down. The author has a great writing style and it is a very easy read. The ending I didn't see coming. I hope her other books are just as good.
Monday, June 8, 2015
This Week I am...
Listening to... #1 to Infinity by Mariah Carey. All of her number one hits and a new song on one CD. I am a huge Mariah fan and was so excited to see this CD in the store.
Wearing... NYX Butter Balm. I have been meaning to try these for so long and I finally bought a few. I love them. They are actually butter soft and the color is great.
Enjoying... the sun and the awesome weather here in Colorado. Although I can do without the tornadoes.
Dreading... packing and cleaning. I'm getting ready to move to Wilmington, North Carolina and can't wait to get everything unpacked and put away. If you have any tips on where to go in Wilmington please share.
Watching... The Island on NBC. I love this show. A group of guys are dropped on a deserted island with no fire or food for a month to see if they survive.
Friday, May 29, 2015
This Week I Am….
Looking forward to… moving. All of the packing and unpacking is a real pain. But I know the move to Wilmington, North Carolina will be worth it.
Reading… Still working on Crossfire by James Patterson. I love this series and it never lets me down.
Watching… The Island with Bear Gryllis. It’s a reality show wear the producers drop a dozen or so men on a deserted island with no food or shelter. They’re told that they will be back to get them in a few weeks. Chaos and drama starts right away.
Wearing… shorts!!! Finally the warm weather is here.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
I am obsessed with this new body wash by Suave in the almond verbena scent. This is definitely a new favorite. The same scent also came in a deodorant. I wish it came in a lotion. It has a light scent that isn't overpowering. I love how creamy and silky it is. Bubbles for days.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The second (after a Time to Kill) in Grisham's Ford County books and just as good as the first. I love this series and can't wait to read the rest. Grisham blends drama with history and manages to keep you on the edge of your seat from cover to cover. Set at the end of the civil rights era in Clanton Mississippi, two men and one family has a profound effect on the town.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014
James Patterson takes a different turn with his Alex Cross series. During some down time Alex decides to write a novel based on an old family story. This is the that novel and it is great. Ben is sent by the president to investigate lynchings in Mississippi in 1906. Right away Ben gets involved way over his head and finds his life in danger. With the help of Alex Cross's cousin moody and her grandfather Abraham Ben takes on the KKK and racism in the deep south. I really loved this book and I hope Patterson writes more like this.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
I bought Beyonce Heat Perfume for 50% off the day after Christmas. I hadn't smelled it before I bought it but for $2,50 I could take a chance on it. I loved it. It is not too strong and the vanilla really comes through. It is a really good choice to wear to work since it is not too overpowering. This is a small bottle but even the bigger bottles are really affordable. Let me know what you think of this scent and any others you love. I provided the link to purchase above and again below.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Hey dolls!! I thought i'd share with you some of my favorite things from this past month. I love the Nicole Richie perfume. It smells so good and the bottle is just gorgeous. Next is the Suave dry shampoo. I love the fact that this product is only like $3 and it has a heavenly fruity scent. The Sally Hansen double duty base and top coat is the only top coat I will use. It really helps the polish last longer and prevents chips. The Jergens cherry almond scented hand cream is so soft and the scent last a long time. Recently Cover Girl introduced their glosstinis mini nail polishes. I have Bahama mama which is a very sparkly coral color. I also have pina colada, a pretty yellow color. A new find this month which I am head over heels for is the Rimmel stay glossy lip gloss. I currently own the the non stop glamour, lights camera action, always lovely, unlimited gold and endless summer. Of course I always have my blistex around. Last but definitely not least are the Rimmel scandaleyes eyes shadow sticks. I have paranoid purple, blamed blue, blackmail and bulletproof beige. These are shadow sticks but I love to use them like eye liner. The black reminds me of my favorite eyeliner from benefit the bad gal big eyeliner stick. What are some of your favorites. Leave a comment below
Thursday, May 16, 2013
CeeCee Honeycutt has had a hard life and for twelve years she has held on. On one tragic day everything comes tumbling down and CeeCee's world falls apart. Since she is only twelve decisions are made for her and she doesn't like them. As the summer rolls on CeeCee begins to realize that what she thought was wrong for her was what she needed all along. A five star read there ever was one. Usually a book offers up one character that you fall in love with but this one has half a dozen. One of my favorite books. I'll definitely be encouraging everyone to read it. I can't wait to see what the author writes next.
"It's how we survive the hurts in life that bring us strength and give us our beauty"
My first Bodycology products!!! This smells so sweet. I love it. With a blend of lemon sorbet, raspberries and musk you'll be captivated by the sweet scent. I can't wait to try some of the other scents.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Wow where do I begin? I loved this book! Tris must choose which faction she wants to join and that one choice will change her whole life. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley from the TV show The Secret Life of an American Teenager and the Fault in our Stars movie. One of the best and most Popular Dystopian books out there. Did I mention Four? You will love him. This book will definitely go on my favorites shelf.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A book I couldn't stop reading. I will truly miss some of these characters. Set in the antebellum south, the lives of the masters and the slaves of Tall Oaks plantation are brought to life. The author makes you feels their pain and their happiness. One of the best books I have ever read.