Follow Me Friday #11

Question: Summer Reading. What was your favorite book that you were REQUIRED to read when you were in school?
My Answer:  I am going by year. If I can remember what required to read. I am not be for sure though
9th Grade: Holes
10th Grade: Nothing at recall
11th Grade: Nothing other then from our English book or literature book
12th Grade: I read nothing outside my school that was required that year (Beowulf though school though  we never actually require to read it outside of class or did we read it during Class)
If wanted to read I read outside of school but it was books I wanted to read.

Blogger Hop #11

Question: What is one thing that your blog readers probably do not know about you?
My Answer: I am an only child. I  really enjoy other things other then Reading. For one thing I enjoy Camping and nature. I would enjoy Riding my bike  or hanging out with friends. Most of all I enjoy Sports epecisically Pro Football and Hockey and little Baseball. Pro Football take my Sunday during the Fall for I root for my home team “Pittsburgh Steelers” and Root for my “Pittsburgh Penguins” and finally I root for my “Pittsburgh Pirates”. I am hoping to go to my favorite and beloved Steelers Training Camp. I root for them all the time that doe not mean that if the playoffs comes around that if my Team not there guess what I root for another team but my home team comes first and foremost when rooting for Football team. I will watch other pro football teams as well.
Though Most of the these hobbies are what would love doing and I enjoy each one just the same.

Review: A Sound Among the Trees

Title of Book: A Sound Among the Trees
Author: Susan Meissner
Genre: Civil War, Historical Fiction, Military, Romance, Young Adult, Adult, Mystery
Publisher: WaterBrook Multnomah
Pub Date: October 4 , 2011 (336 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Paperback
Author Contact: Twitter / Website /

A house shrouded in time.
A line of women with a heritage of loss.As a young bride, Susannah Page was rumored to be a Civil War spy for the North, a traitor to her Virginian roots. Her great-granddaughter Adelaide, the current matriarch of Holly Oak, doesn’t believe that Susannah’s ghost haunts the antebellum mansion looking for a pardon, but rather the house itself bears a grudge toward its tragic past.When Marielle Bishop marries into the family and is transplanted from the arid west to her husband’s home, it isn’t long before she is led to believe that the house she just settled into brings misfortune to the women who live there.With Adelaide’s richly peppered superstitions and deep family roots at stake, Marielle must sort out the truth about Susannah Page and Holly Oak— and make peace with the sacrifices she has made for love.

My Thoughts:
The young bride that moves into her husband’s first wife home is first scared that there a ghost in the house. She not understand what it was doing to the people inside the home or what the people inside the house was doing to the family.

A mystery unfolds itself though Marielle. Caroline come home to help explain what was going on and what was happening Carson and her mother. Her mother does not know what going but think the house is stuck. Things start to clear up about Susannah Page in letters when Caroline less her in on what the truth is and what is happening.

I do not want to give away how it ends or any of the secret the books has to offer. Though I will tell you it tell you about the part of the Civil War and the Battle of Fredericksburg. It tell about romance and in love. But I will let you decide If you want to pick it up and want to read. Just because I like to read about Civil War a bit does not mean you would not to so you may decide that you want so I will let you decide for yourself. Now if I were asked I recommend this book for sure.

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Note: “I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. It is my honesty Review.”

Follow Me Friday #10

Question: Christmas in July! Someone gives you a gift card for two books (whatever that costs). What two books will you buy?

My Answer: Well, This may be somewhat difficult for I do not know the cost of the gift-card to spend on for the two books. I probably go looking around for a few days. But then I check the website from where I got the website. If I Could find these books that are on this list:

  • Rumpelstiltskin: It about a little man that can spill Gold.
  • A Tale of Two Cities: I never read this book or heard of it, so I would like to read it and it a Classic.
  • Huckleberry Finn: I would Love to read the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
  • Tom Sawyer: I would love to read the Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
  • A Winkle in Time: I would enjoy buying this book and reading it. Never read it.

Think of it this way, I may get only two of the books but what two that hard to say I may get them all but I think for sure is that they all come from that list above. I would check out the prices and then look at the gift card amount and then then decide and pay the books that way using the gift card for as much as I could.

Book Blogger Hop #10

Question of the Week: What’s the ONE super-hyped book you’ll NEVER read?

My Answer: I have not every done this nor do I got out and buy it. I really never had this happen. If it were to happen I think it would be a Cookbook or Paranormal or possibly a Non fiction book. Though  I have gotten a few book that are Non Fiction and I enjoyed them. So I really do not have any but If it were to happen probably Fantasy is one Genre or book I will never read. But I do not really now if this will stick this way.

Review: The Railway Children

Title of Book: The Railway Children
Author: E. Nesbit
Genres: Children, Classic, Historical Fiction, Adventure, Young Adult
Publisher: Puffin
Pub Date: 1994 (267 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Read book online

When their father is sent away to prison, three London children move to the country where they keep busy preventing accidents on the nearby railway, making many new friends, and generally learning a good deal about themselves.

My Thoughts:
I love this book. I love trains just as much as books. I enjoyed the charthers in the book. It about a family that has to make adjustment on the fly. I quite enjoyable. I love how this is a Classic. I did not know this book was out there to read while I was growing up. The Children name are Bobby, Phil and Paul.

If you want to know mare about it what happens I would suggest picking it up. Something happens that causes their father to go away.

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Review: Where The Lilacs Still Bloom

Title of Book: Where The Lilacs Still Bloom
Author: Jane KirkPatrick
Genres: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Nature
Book Source: Received From Blogging for Books (384 Pages, Paperbook)
Publisher:  The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Pub Date: April 17, 2012
Author Contact: Author Website / Chapter one

One woman, an impossible dream, and the faith it took to see it through. German immigrant and farm wife Hulda Klager possesses only an eighth-grade education—and a burning desire to create something beautiful. What begins as a hobby to create an easy-peeling apple for her pies becomes Hulda’s driving purpose: a time-consuming interest in plant hybridization that puts her at odds with family and community, as she challenges the early twentieth-century expectations for a simple housewife. Through the years, seasonal floods continually threaten to erase her Woodland, Washington garden and a series of family tragedies cause even Hulda to question her focus. In a time of practicality, can one person’s simple gifts of beauty make a difference? Based on the life of Hulda Klager, Where Lilacs Still Bloom is a story of triumph over an impossible dream and the power of a generous heart. “Beauty matters… it does. God gave us flowers for a reason. Flowers remind us to put away fear, to stop our rushing and running and worrying about this and that, and for a moment, have a piece of paradise right here on earth.”
My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed this book. It about life and it cycle as though Flowers. There are alots of lesson though out the book though followers. It teaches us that we must move on and keep going. Hulda had lost most of her family and she wondered why she did. Her children died before see did. That must be tough to do.

This books teaches you lesson though the way Hulda did it though her garden. It book that really hit home with your emotions. I suggest that you have a few tissues on hand or you may be wipe your eyes while reading. It was heartfelt in some parts in this book. To me it a must read.

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