The Magnolia Story
“Go and find what it is that inspires you, go and find what it is that you love, and go do that until it hurts.” Chip and Joanna Gaines are household names at this point in their career. Their HGTV show Fixer Upper became very popular and The Magnolia Market […]

The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines and Capital ...

Travels with Vamper
“I like to think of Vamper humming along the highway, taking happy people to happy places.” After retirement, George Critchlow, a retired law professor, isn’t quite sure what he wants to do in life. He decides to go on an adventure by himself to see if seeing the country will […]

Travels with Vamper: A Graybeard’s Journey by George Critchlow

Calico Joe
Calico Joe by John Grisham I have read several John Grisham books lately and they have all had very different plots – one was a Christmas tale (Skipping Christmas), one was about a writer going under cover to help solve a crime (Camino Island), one was about law students (The Rooster […]

Online Book Club April Announcement: Calico Joe by John Grisham

Twilight at Monticello
“Jefferson loved order, symmetry, and balance, and there was no place on the mountaintop more orderly, symmetrical, and balanced than the garden, which he had designed many years ago and worked to perfect for half a century.” Thomas Jefferson is a fascinating historical character. He accomplished much in his life […]

Twilight at Monticello by Alan Pell Crawford

The Wealth of a Nation
“We do our part – where nature and the nation places us. Each of us to our own abilty … and thus ensure the wealth of the nation.” In Bakerton, most people don’t work. They are designated as Citizens and get a stipend and privileges because they are medically inferior. […]

The Wealth of a Nation by T.B. O’Neill

The Rooster Bar 2
   Sarah Anne’s January 2018 Bookshelf I ended up reading 14 books this month! It’s more than I thought I would read, but I was sick for almost a week and instead of watching TV, I read. I’m trying to work through the books I already have on my bookshelf […]

Sarah Anne’s Bookshelf: February 2018

Emory's Gift
“With a huff, the bear backed away from the bank, and now I could clearly see that he’d made his own marks in the smooth soil. He’d written his own word, plain as day, easy to read. EMORY. ‘Oh boy,’ I said.” In Northern Idaho, a 13-year-old boy who recently […]

Emory’s Gift by W. Bruce Cameron

Through the Eyes of a Belfast Child 2
“Our lives are simply fleeting glimpses of time, as we never know when our journey ends or a new one begins.” Greg McVicker grew up near Belfast, Ireland, during the times of the “troubles.” His family was Catholic and that often resulted in the teasing and beating up of himself, […]

Through the Eyes of a Belfast Child and other books ...

2018 Online Book Club
The book I chose for February 2018 Online Book Club ended up being something I didn’t want to finish reading. So, instead of discussing one particular book this month, we will be discussing lots of books – each person can choose the best book they’ve read this year (or recently) […]

Sarah Anne’s Online Book Club: February 2018 Discussion

Uncommon Type
“He had everything a man – a very rich man – was supposed to have, need, or want. Except for time, of course.” A true collection of short stories should have some kind of underlying theme that ties them together so the reader feels he or she is reading a […]

Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks