Favorite Reads

I just finished reading an amazing book and while I haven’t posted very much lately I know that I need to share this book with whomever might happen upon my blog.  The book is “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.  This book is an amazing story told in letters between a writer and some amazing people she begins corresponding with who live on the island of Guernsey after the German Occupation.  I loved this book – it touched me in so many ways. The characters were strong and the story was stronger. I will pass this book along… it’s a book that deserves to be enjoyed by others.

Love, Ginny




photo-101I have read a little more than half of  “Drowning Ruth” by Christina Schwarz and am enjoying it but finding myself a little eager to get it over.  

It is told from three characters and bounces from current to past without warning.  The theme is “family secrets” and while we can all relate to such a theme, it seems this families secrets are much deeper than any I can comprehend.  The jealousy, resentment, all normal, but the murder thing….                                    I am a little excited to see how this will pan out.





I finished “Icy Sparks” last night and it was a very good read.  I felt attached to Icy and her struggle to find her place in the world.  The characters were strong and I loved the symbolisms to flowers, plants and other things found in nature.  This book would be inspiring for any mother who has a child with disabilities that make them stand out.  I’m glad I came across this book and read it a second time. Definitely not a waste of time.

I am soon to being reading “Drowning Ruth” by Christina Schwarz. I will let you know my beginning opinion shortly.

Read On!





After finishing my last book I right away began reading “Icy Sparks” by Gwyn Hyman Rubio. I must tell you that my favorite reads are stories told from a child’s eye and so this book had me from the very beginning. But…. it all sounded so familiar; the characters, the town, the child’s condition, etc… I decided to call my Mother, who reads a lot and often shares books with me and vice versa, to see if she had read this book and maybe told me about it or if maybe it had been made into a movie that I had seen parts of… Well, my Mother who is much older, wiser and obviously has a better memory than I do, laughed as she told me that I had “yes, read that book and then given it to her to read” but “it was years ago…”  So, I looked at the publication date and found that it was 1998 and instantly felt better. I had so much going on at that time – Sage was a one year old and I was learning to live as a single mother – no wonder I don’t remember this book and I’m actually amazed at myself for finding the time to read anything other than books to Sage. 

To sum things up, I am currently reading “Icy Sparks.” I feel like the memories of it are a fading dream so I am sure the ending will be as much of a surprise as it was the first time I read it.  And… I am truly enjoying this book. Icy reminds me of myself as a little girl in some ways – hey, maybe that’s a blog in the making….

Keep reading.

Love, G





Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen 

I loved this book!

Instantly I feel in love with Jacob Jankowski and that love grew as I read the story of his life! 

It’s only my opinion, but I would recommend this read and in doing so am delighted to give it a



I know, I know, the book title is backwards but Photo Booth is so much fun I just really wanted to use it!

I know, I know, the book title is backwards but Photo Booth is so much fun I just really wanted to use it!


I am currently reading “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen.  I have only read about 70 pages but I am thus far in love with this book.  Jacob Jankowski has captured my heart!

I hope the Honeymoon lasts with this one… I will keep you posted. (heee heee)






Here are a few of my favorite books that I’ve read in the past year:

The Secret Life of Bees



Whistling in the Dark



Gods In Alabama



Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, & Breaking Dawn









2 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Robin said,

    I loved The Secret Life of Bees! The others,per your suggestion, are on my list for this year!!!!

  2. 2

    Robin said,

    Loved Water For Elephants! I fell head over heels in love with an old man and an elephant while reading that book! You won’t be disappointed 🙂

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