Book Review: The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom

#14 – The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom Genre: Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Spiritual Page Numbers: 327 pages Dates Read: 1/19/14-1/21/14 Plot in three lines or less: What if the end is not the end? Something odd is happening in Coldwater, Michigan. Several of its residents are starting to receive calls from the […]

Book Review: Odd & the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman

#13 – Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman Genre: Children’s Literature, Fantasy Page Numbers: 118 pages Dates Read: 1/19/14 Plot in three lines or less: There’s something Odd with Odd, and it’s not just because Odd is his name! He’s had very bad luck – his father perished in a Viking expedition; a tree fell on his leg […]

Book Review: Orlando Bloom Has Ruined Everything by Bill Amend

#11 – Orlando Bloom Has Ruined Everything by Bill Amend Genre: Comic/Humor Page Numbers: 128 pages Dates Read: 1/16/14 Plot in three lines or less: This is a collection of Foxtrot comics by Bill Amend, from summer 2003 through Spring 2004. It’s easy to know this, because the highlight of these comics is the movie release of […]

Book Review: Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

#9 – Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan Genre: Children’s Literature, Newbery Award Winner, Classic Page Numbers: 58 pages Dates Read: 1/16/14 Plot in 3 lines or less: Caleb and Anna miss their mother; she used to sing all the time. Caleb can’t even remember her, since she died the day after she was born. […]

Book Review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming

#8 – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming Genre: Children’s Literature, Fantasy Page Numbers: 144 pages Dates Read: 1/15/14-1/16/14 Plot in three lines or less: The Pott family – known to their neighbors as “crackpot.” They are always up to something crazy. So when they decide to buy an old clunker of a car instead […]

Book Review: Mercy Triumphs – Lessons from James by Beth Moore

#7 – Mercy Triumphs: Lessons from James by Beth Moore Genre: Christian, Bible Study, Devotional Page Numbers: 64 pages Dates Read: 1/15/14 Plot in three lines or less: Beth takes the main body of her first chapter in her larger study on James and writes it in book-form (as opposed to study-form, which has questions interspersed and leaves room […]

Book Review: Illinois! (Otherwise known as Divergent)

I bring you the first read in the United States of YA read-through! #5 – Divergent by Veronica Roth Genre: Teen/Fantasy/Contemporary/Dystopian Page Numbers: The book itself is 487 pages, but I read the bonus materials pages, which was another 48, so it was really 535 pages. Truthfully, it would have been more excerpt I did […]