Monday, August 30, 2010

Stressed In Scottsdale / Review

Author: Marcia Fine
Paperback: 342 pages
Publisher: L'Image Press, LLC (January 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0615315135

Book Description:

With the absurdities of desert living set in her literary cross hairs, Fine once again skewers some of Scottsdale's finest while her protagonist, Jean, tries to find sanity in a world where it rains dirt and blind sheep fall off mountains. Modern living isn't for sissies and Fine addresses the deeper issues of the environment and political corruption as she couches them in laugh-out-loud lines. It is wickedly funny.

My Review:

A laugh-out-loud read by Marcia Fine. Her hilarious observations will resonate with all women.
(Thanks to the author for my review copy.)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Becoming Friends On Facebook

How many of you are keeping up with friends on Facebook? I've been there for several months and I'm really enjoying the experience. Find me by searching Barbara Kirby Davis.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Live Long, Finish Strong (The Divine Secret to Living Healthy, Happy, and Healed / Review

Author: Gloria Copeland
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: FaithWords (May 10, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446559288

Book Description:

In LIVE LONG, FINISH STRONG, Gloria Copeland presents a scripturally sound program to help readers claim the Bible promise of a long and blessed life . . . and a glorious death by "divine appointment." Gloria believes the Bible teaches that God desires for every Christian to live healthily beyond 100. In this book, Gloria reveals that the secret to finding this "Bible-based fountain of youth" is in daily receiving by faith and obedience the life-giving Word of God and allowing it to energize and renew our bodies. Each chapter helps readers discover and implement the principles of this amazing process. Here is an insightful new look at God's divine health plan for His children and a personal invitation by the author to join her in living a long and strong life until God calls us home in victory and triumph.

My Review:
Gloria Copeland is an internationally known Bible teacher and bestselling author. In this book, you will find chapters: How Old is Old?; Set Your sights on 129 (or more!); Putting Gold Back in the Golden Years; Protecting Your Fountain of Youth; One Sure Way to Shorten Your Life; and much more. Live Long, Finish Strong is insightful, very well written.. a joy to read. 5 stars*****

(A very big thank you to Hachette Book Group for my review copy!)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

What to Wear For The Rest of Your Life (Ageless Secrets of Style / Review

Author: Kim Johnson Gross
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Springboard Press; 1 edition (May 3, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446534943

Book Description:
Every woman's closet-no matter the size-is a room of her own. In that space hang side by side the special occasions and the everyday, the triumphs and the disasters, the memories we want to keep and those we should jettison. Gross helps us to reconsider our closet identity and discover who we want to be. She shares her personal journey and the intimate, poignant and often humorous stories of the dozens of women she interviewed across the country. Along with calming fashion advice about how to choose flattering clothes that will fit any woman's shape and style, Gross's engaging stories will help every woman evolve gracefully from wife to mother, from empty-nester to globe-trotting adventurer--whatever role she chooses--while letting her style express her inner beauty.

My Review:
As I age, I find it more difficult to know what to wear. What is age appropriate? I found many good suggestions and encouragement in What to Wear For The Rest of Your Life. I love this book!

(Many thanks to Hachette Book Group for my review copy!)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I don't)/ Review

Author: Barbara Bottner
Illustrated by: Michael Emberley
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (March 9, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0375846824

Book Description:
With the help of Miss Brooks, Missy’s classmates all find books they love in the library—books about fairies and dogs and trains and cowboys. But Missy dismisses them all—“Too flowery, too furry, too clickety, too yippity.”Still, Miss Brooks remains undaunted. Book Week is here and Missy will find a book to love if they have to empty the entire library. What story will finally win over this beastly, er, discriminating child? William Steig’s Shrek!—the tale of a repulsive green ogre in search of a revolting bride—of course! Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley pay playful homage to the diverse tastes of child readers and the valiant librarians who are determined to put just the right book in each child’s hands.

My Review:
This delightful children's book is wonderfully written and illustrated. It is the perfect book for teacher or parent and child to share. Happy reading!

About the Author and the Illustrator:
Barbara Bottner is the author of more than 36 books. She lives in Los Angeles.

Michael Emberley has been writing and illustrating children’s books since 1979. He lives in Ireland.
(Thank you to the author for my review copy.)