A new Book

For those of you who don’t know … I am a book hoarder 😀 😀

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I love books!  I have my own personal libraries all over the house 😀 😀
On shelves in the basement, stacked beside my bed, in the spare room … 😀

I saw a book tonight and just couldn’t resist….30% off…I couldn’t just leave it on the shelf!!!!

I can’t wait to start this book!

While camping with her family on a remote island, five-year-old Anna awakes in the night to the sound of her mother screaming. A rogue black bear, three hundred pounds of fury, is attacking the family’s campsite — and pouncing on her parents as prey.

At her dying mother’s faint urging, Anna manages to get her brother into the family’s canoe and paddle away. But when the canoe runs aground on the edge of the woods, the sister and brother must battle hunger, the elements, and a wilderness alive with danger. Lost and completely alone, they find that their only hope resides in Anna’s heartbreaking love for her family, and her struggle to be brave when nothing in her world seems safe anymore.

This is a story with a small narrator and a big heart. Cameron gracefully plumbs Anna’s young perspective on family, responsibility, and hope, charting both a tragically premature loss of innocence and a startling evolution as Anna reasons through the impossible situations that confront her.

Lean and confident, and told in the innocent and honest voice of a five-year-old, THE BEAR is a transporting tale of loss — but also a poignant and surprisingly funny adventure about love and the raw instincts that enable us to survive.

Written by Claire Cameron


“A room without books is like a body without a soul”

Falling in Love….with reading

There’s something just plain magical about finding a genuinely fantastic book. The book you can’t put down, the one you stay up half the night reading, the book experience you can’t wait to talk about with your friend who is hopefully as equally obsessed with the story and characters as you are. The one that, once you finish, leaves you devastated (in the best way, of course).

Once you know true book love, your whole life changes. Because immediately after you finish one spectacular book, you’ll want more. More books, more genres, more authors to discover. You’ll wonder why you haven’t been reading your entire life. Your bookshelves will start to overflow and groan under the weight of other people’s stories. Your library card will become worn down and faded with use. You will spend hours and hours reading alright-but-kind-of-mediocre books your sister recommended, only to find them lacking. But once you find the next amazing book, the one that makes you want to skip work or school so you can read one more chapter, it’s so, so worth it.

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These are some of my favorites!!

 Tree Grows in Brooklyn

The Bell Jar

The Woman in White

Into the wild

The Kite Runner

Memoirs of a Geisha

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared


Happy Reading!


My next Read – A Historical Fantasy

I receive a monthly Newsletter from Goodreads with lots of great book recommendations. 

I thought this one looked really good, I’ll heading to the library after work to pick it up, let you know next week what my thoughts are. 😀


Nicola Marter was born with a gift: when she touches an object, she sometimes glimpses those who have owned it before. When the gallery she works in receives a wooden carving she can see the object’s history and knows that it was named after the Firebird, the mythical bird that inspires an old Russian fairytale and was once owned by Russia’s famed Empress Catherine.

Nicola’s investigation into the Firebird’s origin draws her into the 1715 world of Anna Logan and leads her on a quest through Scotland, France and Russia, unearthing a tale of love and sacrifice, of courage and redemption


September 6 1992

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a party of moose hunters.  How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild.

Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir.  In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his  cash.  He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented.  Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away.  Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild





The Pooh Perspective


I choose an area of my house to “purge” each week, I hate clutter and don’t have much of it, however, I do have a bit of a hoarding problem when it comes to books…it’s a rainy Sunday and the girls are still sleeping so I thought I’d sort my “library” and I found a book my sister had given to me that she had given my grandmother a number of years ago.

Granny was a lover of Pooh Bear 😀

The title of the book is “Pooh’s Little Instruction Book“.


It’s a really fun book to look through, full of reminders and suggestions on how to live a good life – Winnie – The – Pooh style.

Like this one:

“Always watch where you are going.  Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.


“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you .  You have to go to them sometimes.”

and quite possibly my favorite:

“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.”


Happy Sunday and don’t forget

“A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference”

Day 18 – 30 Day Book Challenge – A Book You can’t find on shelves anymore that you love

30 Day Book Challenge – Day 18

A Book You can’t find on shelves anymore that you love

Into the Wild written by Jon Krakauer.

This book is the true story Christopher McCandless, who had given away all his savings in the amount of  $25,000.00, abandoned his car, most of his possessions, burned all the cash he had and hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness just outside of MT. McKinley in 1992.

He lived “off the land” for a short 4 months until his death. This is his story.

This book was later turned into a movie. Which I have not seen



Chris McCandless sitting by the bus he lived in along the beginning of the Stampede Trail, Alaska.

Day 12 – 30 Day Book Challenge – Emotionally Draining book

30 Day Book Challenge – Day 12


 A book so emotionally draining you couldn’t complete it or had to set aside for a bit


Well this should come as no surprise if you’ve been following the 30 Book Challenge,  it would definitely be The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo!

I have set that book aside for a bit. 🙂



Day 11 – 30 Day Book Challenge

Day 11 – 30 Day Book Challenge


The Book that made you fall in love with reading…..

I’ve been reading forever, but I think it must have been when I was quite little and it was probably a Dr. Suess book….I still love those books with the crazy illustrations and wacky rhymes and when I was a bit older probably my Little House on the Prairie books.  Reading was always a big part of our lives growing up and has just stuck with me. 

Hard to say really which book it was, I think I was just born a bookworm. 🙂

Happy Reading and Happy Friday!

Group of children sitting on the grass reading...

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