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I love to read. I am very eclectic in my reading but I especially enjoy erotica and erotic romance. I also like movies, live theater and concerts, hockey, and counted cross-stitch.

GRAVITY BUSTERS: JOURNAL #2 OF A CARDBOARD GENIUS by Frank Asch

Gravity Buster: Journal 2 of a Cardboard Genius (Journals of a Cardboard Genius) - Frank Asch

Alex improves his Star Jumper and it is bigger and better than ever.  But he knows he still has a few more inventions to make to ensure success as he goes into space, hopefully with Zoe as his co-pilot.  He needs an anti-gravity belt so the gravity differences between planets can be handled by his body.  He also needs a way to restrict Jonathan's spying and getting in the way. 

 

I love this series.  Alex's asides and explanations as he tells the story have me laughing out loud.  He is a riot.  The drawings that illustrate what he means are great.  Alex and Jonathan are so realistic.  I cannot wait to read book 3.  This is so much fun!

RUNAWAY AMISH GIRL by Riley Moreno

The Runaway Amish Girl - Riley Moreno

Hannah wants to do more than keep house and do chores around the farm so she runs away.  Jacob picks her up on the highway and tries to persuade her to stay in her community but she will not be swayed so she goes with him to Philadelphia.

 

I liked Hannah and Jacob.  I liked the protectiveness that he felt for her.  I also liked Hannah's brother Toby and how he watched over her even when he did not agree with her.  I enjoyed the story.

DRAGON'S FIRST CHRISTMAS by Emily Martha Sorenson

Dragon's First Christmas (Dragon Eggs Book 3) - Emily Martha Sorensen

Virgil is a dragon with human parents who are trying to raise him in an apartment in NYC in 1920.  Rose and Henry are college students raising Virgil.  They are learning as they go.  So far they've learn Virgil is fascinated by the Christmas tree and that does not go well.  He is also eating a lot and they need to find out why and where can they put him to sleep.

 

What an imaginative, creative, interesting story!  I loved it.  It was fun to hear Virgil's thoughts and how he communicates.  I liked Rose and Henry even though they were very much like newly married couples defining their positions and territories in the early days of their marriage.  I have got to read the earlier books in this series to find out how the three of them ended up together.  What fun!

FARFEL AND BOB'S SUMMER BROMANCE by Kendra Carmichael

Farfel and Bob's Summer Bromance (Bromance Cats Book 1) - Kendra Carmichael

Creative story of how Bob, a cat, spends his time while his human, Marcia, is out of town.  His neighbor, Farfel, brings offers over and puts them on the front doorstep.  Marcia is not pleased.  Then she discovers what is happening.

 

I enjoyed this story.  Told with words and drawings it is imaginative.  Marcia's thought processes are interesting.  Wrong, but interesting.  I would read more of Bob and Farfel.

TOUGH LOVE by Ava Sterling

Tough Love: A Spanking Story - Ava Sterling

Kate is looking for domestic discipline when she goes and buys lingerie.  Colin returns from his conference to learn that Kate disobeyed him on shopping.  He disciplines her and rewards her.

 

I liked Kate and Colin.  I liked the way the story described the physical setting of Kate's home and what she could feel with her five senses.  I also liked that I could feel her psychological feelings of the anticipation of the discipline as well as the discipline itself.  Well done.

STAR JUMPER: JOURNAL OF A CARDBOARD GENIUS by Frank Asch

Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius - Frank Asch

Alex wants to build a space ship to go to the other side of the galaxy, far far away from little brother Jonathan.  Using cardboard and junk he builds his space ship, space suit, and equipment.  Jonathan is sure Alex is building something for him.  When he finds out Alex is not, he is telling Mom.  Alex must find a way to defeat Jonathan's evil deeds. 

 

I laughed out loud at times.  This story is told in the first person point-of-view which makes is so much more funny because Alex is throwing asides at the reader through the whole book.  He is my kind of kid.  I could place myself in Alex's shoes and feel exactly as he was feeling.  I totally enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the rest of the series.

BREAD AND HONEY by Frank Asch

Bread and Honey (A Frank Asch Bear Book) - Frank Asch, Frank Asch

Ben Bear wants freshly baked bread but it is too hot.  He goes off to school with the promise of a slice with honey when he returns.  He decides to make a drawing of his mother at school.  On his way home, he shows it to his friends who each "suggest" improvements to it. 

 

A cute story for kids.  Mama is surprised at how she looks but with love in her heart keeps her promise to Ben.  I enjoyed it.  I figured the picture would change with each "improvement" but it was fun to read.

LISTEN, LIBERAL OR WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE PARTY OF THE PEOPLE by Thomas Frank

Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? - Thomas Frank

Starting with the Carter administration this is a look at how the Democratic party pulled away from its working class base and turned toward the people with money.  It gives a history of the change and the affect it had on the middle class and politics up through today.  I got mad as I read it and had to put it down several times.  I understood what was said.  Mr. Frank kept it simple and, at times, humor poked through.  I wish I would have been more politically aware when I was younger and understood what was happening and how it would impact me and my world.  Worth the read!

A WINTER SCANDAL by Candace Camp

A Winter Scandal - Candace Camp

A baby is found in the manger in the church where Thea's brother is vicar. She goes after the man she thinks is the baby's father who turns out is not but she's involved in the mystery of who left the baby and why. As she gets to know Lord Morecombe she throws conventions to the wind as does he. They may both think they are focused on the baby but, as anyone with a pair of eyes sees, they are more interested in each other. The baby brings out sides to them that they would never have discovered by following convention.

I liked this story. I liked Thea and Gabriel. They make a good couple. She does not let him mow her over and he discovers there is more to a woman than companionship in bed. The mystery is good as Gabriel must unravel the past and realize his mistakes. I plan on reading the rest of the series.

AND THEN THERE WERE NUNS by Kylie Logan

And Then There Were Nuns: League of Literary Ladies - Kylie Logan

Homage to Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None (10 Little Indians).  Follows the original very well.  Who would want to kill a nun?  Why?  As Bea and the rest of the Literary Ladies look for clues, Bea's secret comes out as does Levi's.  I enjoyed this story.  Chandra is as crazy as ever and the reason is a hoot.  Hank trusts the Literary Ladies and they do what they do best.  I liked the librarians who were staying at Bea's.  Well done.  I look forward to reading the next book.

SAND CAKE by Frank Asch

Sand Cake (A Frank Asch Bear Book) by Frank Asch (2015-03-10) - Frank Asch

Imaginative way to bake and eat a cake at the beach. Fun story! Very creative! Good for Baby bear.

TRIGGER by Jessica L. Webb

Trigger - Jessica L. Webb

Good medical mystery about Dr. Kate Morrison and why she is able to touch patients who have been transformed into human bombs.  Can Sgt. Andrea Wyles keep her safe?  A good story, a good mystery.  I liked the team approach and how important every one was to solving the mystery and aiding the victims. 

MILK AND COOKIES by Frank Asch

Milk & Cookies - Frank Asch

Baby bear sees a fire breathing dragon at his grandparents and nothing but milk and cookies will calm him.  Cute way to explain ordinary things to a child with an imagination.  Hurray for Grandpap!

POPCORN by Frank Asch

Popcorn (A Frank Asch Bear Book) - Frank Asch, Frank Asch

Kids will like what happens when mom and dad go out and the kids have a party. Everyone brings popcorn to it. Parents will know what happens but the kids will delight in it. I have a craving for popcorn!

THE LITTLE FRENCH BISTRO by Nina George

The Little French Bistro - Nina George

I love her books.  Marianne wants to end her life but she discovers she is more than she thought when she is stopped.  She travels to Brittany where she finds good people and many types of love.  I love Nina George's prose.  So many things in the book spoke to me.  I could imagine myself as Marianne.  What a wonderful book!

DENALI NIGHTS by Mark Horrell

Denali Nights: A commercial expedition to climb Mt McKinley's West Buttress (Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries Book 20) - Mark Horrell

Mark Horrell goes on an expedition to climb Denali's peak. He talks about what their group and guides did during that time. This time, unfortunately, weather kept them from reaching the peak.

I liked the daily journal of what was happening each day. I wish he would have explained the climbing terms as well as what a climber needs or should look for during an expedition of this type. I also would have liked an explanation about the Seven Summits.

This is the first time I have read this author. I will read his full length book to see if he explains more about his quest and his climbing.