Book Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (Suzanne Collins, 2020)

One of the things I loved about this book is that it is distinctive. The Hunger Games series is great, but having read the books several years ago, they tend to run together in my mind, and looking back, it is hard to distinguish one book from the other. If you were to quiz me … Continue reading Book Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (Suzanne Collins, 2020)

Book Review: Introflirted: 31 Love Notes for Introverts (Josh Ryan Higgins, 2019)

This is a great collection of about 30 postcards that you can either tear out and mail or leave in the book and share with others. Because most readers are introverts, this will be an enjoyable, quick read. Some of my favorites: "I won't talk to you before you've had your coffee... or after" "I … Continue reading Book Review: Introflirted: 31 Love Notes for Introverts (Josh Ryan Higgins, 2019)

Book Review: Forever Friday (Timothy Lewis, 2013)

Early in the book, this story had elements reminiscent of the famous scene from Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life," specifically the dialogue between George Bailey and Mary Hatch as they walked home from the dance after they had fallen into the swimming pool as it opened up beneath the basketball court. That walk home … Continue reading Book Review: Forever Friday (Timothy Lewis, 2013)

Book Review: I Can Only Imagine (Bart Millard, 2018)

"Isn't it interesting how some life-changing devastations are actually like the crossover switches on train tracks that take you in a totally new direction, often forcing you onto the path you were supposed to be on all along?" That one profound thought from author and musician Bart Millard is an accurate synopsis of the message … Continue reading Book Review: I Can Only Imagine (Bart Millard, 2018)

Book Review: Laugh Like a Kid Again (Phil Callaway, 2020)

This book will appeal to many in different ways. What spoke most to me was the chapter called "The Nicest Thing Ever Said." In the intro for that chapter, the author speaks about a book he once bought that contained a collection of witty put-downs. He mentions the popularity of books such as that one … Continue reading Book Review: Laugh Like a Kid Again (Phil Callaway, 2020)