The Second Tree by John Butziger {Review and Giveaway}

The-Second-Tree-by-John-Butziger

NOTE: This post was written by my husband, Tony Wheeler, who read and reviewed the book for this site's purposes. I work in an industry that holds skeptical views of self-publishing. We need gatekeepers (publishers) to ensure that the market isn’t flooded with low quality products (books). After all, if anyone can publish anything on the Internet, how are we supposed to sift through all of the junk to find the gems? Such is the power of … [Read more...]

Kristin

Covet ~ Book Review and Giveaway {$10 Starbucks GC}

Covet

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of Covet to review. The gift card is being provided by me. No other compensation was received. I know if I'm going to enjoy a book within the first few pages. It's a rare occasion that I put a book down because I'm not enjoying it, and pick it back up to finish it. Maybe that's not fair to the author, but I'm just so busy, and don't have time to read something I'm not enjoying. Fortunately, that wasn't a … [Read more...]

Kristin

The Marathon by, Kerry Sheeran {$20 Starbucks GC & Book Giveaway}

The Marathon by, Kerry Sheeran

Disclosure: I was provided with the $20 Starbucks GC to give away to readers. All opinions are mine and mine alone.  About the Book (The Marathon): As Tom Sheeran prepares to run the Boston Marathon, he comes across an envelope, stuffed into his bag the morning of the race. Written by his wife, the letter inside matches the course’s 26.2 miles with the struggles he and his family have endured during the previous, sometimes heart-breaking, … [Read more...]

Kristin

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by, Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

I am actually in multiple book clubs, but with my busy work schedule I hardly have time to read and attend the meetings. I finally finished a book this week, The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel by Neil Gaiman. I found this book on the shelf at Barnes & Noble and picked it up. I read the back and it seemed like an interesting read to me. I suggested it to my book club, and it ended up being the one we decided on for this month. One … [Read more...]

Kristin

I Promise Not To Suffer: Book Review and Giveaway

I Promise Not To Suffer by Gail D. Storey

One of my favorite books that I ever read had to do with climbing Mount Everest, and now I can add another book to my favorites' list that also deals with overcoming the elements and pushing yourself to achieve a goal. This one is called I Promise Not To Suffer by Gail D. Storey, and she and her husband set out to challenge themselves by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. I actually had never even heard of this trail before reading the book, and I … [Read more...]

Kristin