06. February 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: NonFiction, Tammy · Tags: ,

Drink This, Not That! by David Zinczenko, Matt Goulding , read by Tammy, on 01/30/2014

drink thisThis book gives you advice on how to avoid all those “hidden” calories in what we drink from lemonade to chocolate shakes. I can’t really sum it up better than these statements from the book’s publisher:

“Did you know:
*One bottle of Sunkist orange drink has more sugar than four packs of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
*A large Grape Expectations II Smoothie from Smoothie King has more sugar than 13 Twinkies!
*If you turn your large latte into a large cappuccino, you could lose more than 9 pounds this year!
*A White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks has more than 20 times as many calories as their regular coffee!”

06. February 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Humor, NonFiction, Tammy

American Thighs by Jill Conner Browne, read by Tammy, on 01/31/2014

american thighsHumorist, Jill Connor Browne, author of The Sweet Potato Queens Book of Love, writes a handbook for the “hot and flashy.” Whether young enough to look hot or of the age to feel that way in flashes… she gives advice about life and taking care of yourself and your girlfriends.She shares stories from her teen years forward and tells about kisses she wished for and the ones she wished she’d missed. A laugh-out-loud funny book that your husband will probably not understand.

 

 

06. February 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Dystopia, Fiction, Tammy, Teen Books

Allegiant: Divergent series book 3 by Veronica Roth, read by Tammy, on 01/27/2014

allegiantTold from both Tobias’ and Tris’ perspective this story ends the Divergent trilogy. Tris and Tobias must discover the secrets that lay outside their city’s walls. Tris tries to understand the decisions others have made and faces the truth about their city and about her and Tobias’ family history. They both learn what courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love really mean.

 

06. February 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Mystery, Tammy · Tags: , , ,

Due or Die: Library Lover's Series Book 2 by Jenn McKinlay, read by Tammy, on 01/18/2014

due or die Lindsey Norris is happy with her life in the small town of Briar Creek, Connecticut where she works as the town’s library director. Things are going smoothly until a conflict among the Friends of the Library group leads to threatening phone calls and messages. But could a disagreement among the Friends really have caused the murder of the new president’s husband? Just as police start to investigate a major snow storm hits. Will Lindsey find out who the killer is before the spring thaw?

30. January 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Mystery, Tammy · Tags: , ,

Books can be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay, read by Tammy, on 01/18/2014

books can be deceivingLindsey is finally adjusting to her new job as the director of the Brian Creek Public Library and her new life as a single woman. Her college friend and children’s librarian Beth has written and illustrated her first children’s book and wants to find out if it’s good enough to be published. But Beth’s boyfriend an award-winning children’s book author keeps getting in the way. Then a New York City book editor visits town and a friend arranges for the editor, Beth and Lindsey to met. But things go wrong rapidly and Beth’s chance at becoming a published author lands here as the chief suspect in her boyfriend’s murder. Can Lindsey solve the mystery fast enough to find the real murderer?

A light cozy mystery.

30. January 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: History, NonFiction, Tammy · Tags: , ,

100 Cats who Changed Civilization: History's most Influential Felines by Sam Stall, read by Tammy, on 01/09/2014

100 cats True stories about cats that created laws, inspired their owners or were present at historical moments. Each story is about a different cat and ranges from 1 to 3 pages in length. Quick fun read for cat lovers, history lovers or trivia nuts.

30. January 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Classics, Fiction, Tammy · Tags:

A Christmas carol in prose : being a ghost story of Christmas by Charles Dickens, read by Tammy, on 01/08/2014

christmas carol The classic Christmas tale of one man’s journey to learn what’s really important in life and how just one person does matter. With four ghosts, sweet Tiny Tim even though this story is set in Victorian England it contains important lessons and reminders for all of us. God Bless Us One and All!

30. January 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Inspirational, NonFiction, Tammy · Tags:

For Everything a Season: Simple Musings on Living Well (Porch Talk series #4) by Philip Gulley, read by Tammy, on 01/12/2014

for everythingAuthor Philip Gulley started writing by doing newsletter essays for his twelve member Quaker congregation in Indiana. Much to his surprise one found its way to radio commentator Paul Harvey Jr., and was read on the air to 24 million listeners. Now he has fourteen books in print including this collection of his newsletter essays.

30. January 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Paranormal, Tammy

Ghoul Goblin by Jim Butcher, read by Tammy, on 01/05/2014

ghoul goblin   The first graphic novel in the Dresden Files series that is not based on one of the original novels. Harry Dresden, a Chicago private investigator and wizard is contacted by a small-town police deputy from an isolated town in Missouri. A local family has suffered for generations from a curse with family members dying in strange unfortunate accidents. The deputy wants to protect the remaining family members including two children but the sheriff is convinced it’s all coincidence so he turns to Harry for help. Can Harry save them? Is it just the family curse or are other supernatural creatures at work in this small town? Can Dresden cleanse the Talbot bloodline of its curse without a blood sacrifice of his own?

27. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Cats, Christian, Fiction, Mystery, Tammy

What the Cat Dragged In by Gilbert Morris, read by Tammy, on 12/07/2013

What the cat dragged inA clean mystery story that happens to have cats in it. Jacques does point the way to an important clue to solve the murder, but most of the story is spent setting up the characters and the location. This is the first in a trilogy so I’m hoping the next story moves faster.

 

27. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Cats, Christian, Fiction, Mystery, Tammy

The Cats Pajamas by Gilbert Morris, read by Tammy, on 12/22/2013

cats pajamasSecond book in the Jacques and Cleo mystery series. The cats are hired to “star” in a movie being made down the beach from where they live. Kate and Jake take the cats over to film and discover that the star of the movie, Avis is an old flame of Jake’s. When one of the young starlets is found dead, Jake is asked to assist the local police with the investigation. Can Jake find the clue to keep all of them safe from the murderer? Will he and Avis get back together? 

16. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Cats, Humor, NonFiction, Tammy

Does this Collar make my Butt Look Big? A Diet Book for Cats by Dena Harris, read by Tammy, on 12/14/2013

cat humorA humorous look at several of the current popular diets from the view point of a housecat. Tongue in cheek diet and cat humor.

16. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Children's Books, Fiction, Graphic Book, Historical Fiction, Tammy

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick, read by Tammy, on 12/16/2013

wonderstruckA beautifully illustrated novel by the author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which the movie Hugo is based on. This novel combines two separate children’s lives into one coherent story through text and full page illustrations. An imaginative book that won’t soon be forgotten. Even though it’s a children’s book the story and drawings may be appreciated even more by adults.

09. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fantasy, Fiction, Tammy, Teen Books

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles #1) by Kami Garcia, read by Tammy, on 12/05/2013

beautiful creaturesBeautifully written story about Ethan a high school teen living in Gatlin a rural town where nothing ever happens and he can’t wait to graduate from high school and never look back. His mom died several years ago and dad has become a recluse writing in his study and rarely coming out. If not for their housekeeper and cook, Amma no one would be looking out for Ethan. Then a teen girl moves into town to live with her uncle that no one in town has seen in years in his rundown plantation, Ravenswood. Ethan feels drawn to Lena from the start and is shocked to realize she is the girl from his dreams. Lena has other secrets too. Something mysterious will happen to her on her 16th birthday. Lena’s not even sure what it is because her family refuses to give her answers in an attempt to protect her. The whole town turns against Lena as an outsider and a member of the Ravenswood family but Ethan refuses to give in to his classmates and even Amma’s urges to avoid that Lena Duchannes. He is determined to uncover Lena’s secrets and their connection

26. November 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Cookbooks, NonFiction, Tammy · Tags:

Beating the Lunch Box Blues: Fresh Ideas for Lunches on the Go! (Rachael Ray Books) by J. M. Hirsch, read by Tammy, on 11/20/2013

beating the lunch boxThis book has ideas from leftovers, combinations of items you have on hand, 30 recipes for supper that can be made into two different lunches the next day. It’s packed with nearly 200 photos and hundreds of tips to make easy and delicious lunches.

 

26. November 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Humor, Short Stories, Tammy

Porch Talk: Stories of Decency, Common Sense, and Other Endangered Species by Philip Gulley, read by Tammy, on 11/23/2013

porch talkPhilip Gulley shares more heartwarming stories revolving around the front porch where friends and family gather to share stories and small moments. He writes about small-town life, his thoughts, and his Quaker meeting. His observations are humorous and remind the reader to stop and smell the roses, or in Gulley’s case, relax in the rocking chair on the front porch.

26. November 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Apocalyptic, Dystopia, Fantasy, Fiction, Tammy, Teen Books

The Death Cure (The Maze Runner Series book 3) by James Dashner, read by Tammy, on 11/09/2013

death cureThe conclusion of the Maze Runner trilogy. Our hero Thomas does not trust anyone at Wicked even though now they say the time for lies has ended. Wicked claims that it is up to the Gladers to complete the final blueprint for the cure for the flare and that they need to have their memories restored to complete the process and agree to a final voluntary test. Thomas already remembers more than anyone at Wicked knows and he doesn’t trust that the memories that would be restored would be real. But the truth is more dangerous than Thomas can imagine. Will he survive the cure?

 

26. November 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Humor, NonFiction, Tammy · Tags:

Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book for Grumpy Days by Grumpy Cat, read by Tammy, on 11/15/2013

grumpyIf you enjoy the snarky photo comics on Facebook then this book is for you. ; )

26. November 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fantasy, Fiction, Tammy

Hunted (The Iron Druid Chronicles # 6) by Kevin Hearne, read by Tammy, on 11/16/2013

huntedThe continuing adventures of Atticus and his new druid apprentice, Granuaile. Who is no a full-fledge druid after twelve years of training and binding ceremonies to bind her to the earth. Granuaile still has a lot to learn, but not much time to learn it. The Olympian gods have decided to seek revenge for the banishment of Bacchus. Now the Greek and Roman huntresses are on their trail through Europe and the dark elves and vampires are joining in the hunt.

01. November 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Tammy, Teen Books

The Dream Thieves (Raven Cycle 2) by Maggie Stiefvater, read by Tammy, on 10/29/2013

dream thievesSecond book in the Raven Cycle. Our story picks up right were Raven Boys left off. Adam is still dealing emotionally with his abusive past and the choices he made at Cabeswater. A mysterious Gray Man has appeared in town along with other treasure hunters searching for a mysterious artifact. Now Gansey’s search for Glendower has become a race not just to find Glendower but to protect Adam, Noah and most surprisingly, Ronan. Ronan discovers his family secrets and how special he really is. Can’t wait for book three!