Tag: Fiction

Book Review: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Book Review: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: Hatchet Author: Gary Paulsen Series: Brian’s Saga #1 Published: November 1986 Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers Pages: 186 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 8/10 I first read Gary Paulsen’s survival novel Hatchet back in fifth grade, I think, when we were starting out our real chapter book reading and discovering …

Book Review: Dark Eden by Chris Beckett

Book Review: Dark Eden by Chris Beckett

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: Dark Eden Author: Chris Beckett Series: Dark Eden Published: 2012 Publisher: Corvus Pages: 441 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 9/10 Imagine a world with no sun. The air is chilled, everything is dark. But, thanks to the darkness, creatures and plants have developed amazing ways to light the way. Then, imagine living on …

Book Review: The Blessing Stone by Barbara Wood

Book Review: The Blessing Stone by Barbara Wood

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: The Blessing Stone Author: Barbara Wood Published: 2004 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffith Pages: 464 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 8/10 The first time I read Barbara Wood’s epic novel The Blessing Stone, I had kidnapped it from my aunt Kathy Vonnahme one holiday weekend, and finished it before we left Sunday. Needless to …

Girl on Fire: New year, new resolutions

Girl on Fire: New year, new resolutions

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+Linkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, January 2, 2014] As so many other people have done, I’ve set several resolutions for the new year. This year, I’m focusing on fitness, finances and writing. It seems to be a constant battle for me to lose those few extra pounds. I love working out. Even though …

Girl on Fire: How literature opens doors to opportunity

Girl on Fire: How literature opens doors to opportunity

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+Linkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, December 19, 2013] For the past few weeks, I’ve been spending a lot of my time playing video games. But, recently, I decided to finish a few books I’d started more than a year ago. I’m glad I did, because I realized just how much I missed reading …