Thursday, May 24, 2007

More reviews

I'm feeling down...I am hoping that a few days at the beach will cure my depression. Things just aren't going right lately, and I can't seem to get unstuck from where I am. Kimber's not going to the beach with us because she has to work, but at least we get to go.

Newest reviews:

The Velvet Rope

I Do But I Don't: Walking Down the Aisle Without Losing Your Mind

We have our annual women's ministry board meeting next weekend. I have been brainstorming different ideas of new things to start and some things to change. I have been looking at different church websites to see things other women's ministries offer. I have been wanting to start a book discussion group for a long time, this year I'm definitely going to do it.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Books Read in 2007

I thought I'd give an update as to the books I've read so far in 2007

1. Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher A
2. The Myth of the Perfect Mother by Carla Barnhill B
3. The Bridesmaid by Hailey Abbott B
4. Reading Between the Lines by Rick Hamlin B-
5. Replay by Ken Grimwood B-
6. Sliver of Truth by Lisa Unger B+
7. Prints Charming by Rebeca Seitz B-
8. Tribulation House by Chris Well B
9. Ransomed Dreams by Amy Wallace C+
10 Beyond Reach by Melody Carlson B
11. Bittersweet by Cathy Marie Hake C
12. Coral Moon by Brandilyn Collins B
13. Remember to Forget by Deborah Raney B-
14. The Spinster Brides of Cactus Corner--Anthology C+
15. Love Me if You Must by Nicole Young C+

16. Ever Present Danger by Kathy Herman B
17. A Bigger Life by Annette Smith B
18. My Heart's in the Lowlands by Liz Curtis Higgs B-
19. The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz B+
20. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield B
21. The Potluck Club by Shepherd/Everson B
22. The Potluck Club: Trouble's Brewing by Shepherd/Everson B
23. Death, Deceit and Some Smooth Jazz by Claudia Mair Burney C+
24. The Potluck Club Takes the Cake by Shepherd/Everson B
25. Finder's Fee by Alton Gansky B
26. Sunrise by Karen Kingsbury B
27. Split Ends by Kristin Billerbeck B-
28. False Witness by Randy Singer B-
29. Snitch by Rene Gutteridge B-

30. The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Rolling by Neta Jackson B+
31. The Invasion of the Widows' Club by Joyce Livingston C+
32. Diva Nashvegas by Rachel Hauck B-
33. Chocolate Beach by Julie Carobini C
34. The Penny by Joyce Meyer and Deborah Bedford C
35. Over Her Head by Shelley Bates B
36. Going ot the Chapel by Janet Tronstad C
37. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak A
38. Return to Me by Robin Lee Hatcher B
39. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult B
40 A Quarter Past Tuesday by Jo Kadlecek C-
41. Day by Day by Delia Parr B
42. Chasing Fireflies by Charles Martin A
43. All I'll Ever Need by Harry Kraus C
44. As I Have Loved You by Nikki Arana C
45. Summer Breeze by Catherine Palmer and Gary Chapman B-/C+
46. Like Always by Robert Elmer B+

47. These Boots Weren't Made for Walking by Melody Carlson B
48. The Surrogate by Judith Henry Wall B-
49. Desperate Pastors' Wives by Ginger Kolbaba and Cindy Scanlan B
50. Reclaiming Nick by Susan May Warren B-
51. Through Every Storm by Sharlene MacLaren C
52. Recipes for a Perfect Marriage by Morag Prunty B
53. The Restitution by M.L. Tyndall B
54. Au Paris by Rachel Spencer B-
55. Give it Up by Mary Carlomagno C-
56. The Elevator by Angela Hunt B-
57. True LIght by Terri Blackstock B-
58. The Cure by Athol Dickson C
59. Moon Over Tokyo by Siri Mitchell B
60. The Scribe by Francine Rivers B
62. Echo by C.L. Kelly C+
63. The Lost Sheep by Brandt Dodson C
64. Thr3e by Ted Dekker B

65. Catch a Rising Star by Tracey Bateman C+
66. A Shred of Truth by Eric Wilson C+
67. Full Tilt by Creston Mapes B
68. The Road by Cormac McCarthy B
69. The Woods by Harlan Coben B
70. Knocked Up by Rebecca Eckler B-
71. Wiped by Rebecca Eckler B-
72. Madame Mirabou's School of Love by Barbara Samuel B
73. Marley and Me by John Grogan A
74. Summer by Karen Kingsbury B+
75. All in One Place by Carolyne Aarsen C
76. Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume Anthology B

Audio Books
1. Brother Odd by Dean Koontz B
2. The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett B
3. The Men I Didn't Marry by Janice Kaplan and Lynn Schnurnburger C+
4. Red River by Lalita Tademy B-
5. The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian B
6. Mommies Who Drink by Brett Paesel B
7. Ricochet by Sandra Brown C
8. Body Surfing by Anita Shreve B

From now on, I will just update as I finish them.

DVD Reviews

One of the sites I review for,, has started a DVD review site Since we like to watch movies almost as much as we like to read, this is a great fit for me :)

Here are my first few reviews for that site:

The Departed

Arthur and the Invisibles

Catch & Release


Tuesday, May 15, 2007

And new reviews again

I actually had some time this past week to type up some reviews, so here they are:

The Art of Worship

Dream: Have You Caught God's Vision?

Back to the Family

Pivot Point

I have been knocked out with strep throat the past few days, and today I'm finally feeling a little bit human again, although I'm still not feeling 100%. After I get caught up on my e-mail I have quite a few more reviews to write. Then it's on to my RT reading for the month.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

I forgot three!

I forgot three books I had also read from my shelves this past month. I did really well!
I also read The Surrogate by Judith Henry Wall, Desperate Pastors' Wives by Ginger Kolbaba and Cindy Scanlan, and Au Paris by Rachel Spencer.

I hope to keep the momentum next month. I do need to get to my backlogged review books from the websites, but it feels good to get to the tbr books also.