Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Scent of Rain by Kristin Billerbeck

Kristin Billerbeck is not a new author for me. I have read many of her previous books. They are usually fun, light, entertaining reads and this one follows suit. The premise of a formally trained "nose" losing her sense of smell is new and interesting. The book is an easy read and keeps your interest throughout with a few twists and turns you may not expect. My one complaint about this book is the pace of the romantic relationship that develops. In my opinion, it moves too quickly to be realistic but hey, this is a fiction book after all so I can overlook it. This book won't be on my top ten list or anything but its good for a weekend or beach read. I received this book for free from Booksneeze for this review.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Living Close to God (When You're Not Good At It) by Gene Edwards

I'm not usually a reader of non-fiction books so I thought I would go out on a limb and try this genre out for once. I came back off of the limb. I'm just not a non-fiction reader. I'll stick with my good ole fiction thank you very much. That said, the book was very well-written and thought out. Non-fiction just doesn't hold my attention unless it's a true story like a biography and thus still a "story" book instead of what I call an "information" book. Please don't let this discourage you from trying this book out for yourself if you do enjoy non-fiction works. In fact, I choose this one on my non-fiction adventure because of my parents. They are fans of Gene Edwards. In fact, I gave them my copy to read and enjoy after I was done. The book gives great insight into how Mr. Edwards connected with God and just slowed down enough to listen. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review through their Blogging For Books program.

I'm baaaaaack!!!

Well, did you think I had left for good? I'm back! I took a little time off to have a kid but now I have a little time (emphasis on little) so I'm starting it up again.