Monday, January 26, 2009

It's Kris

Sorry, I know that it's been a long time for my post about "The Voyage Long and Strange" I did finish it. It was a good book. A "eye opener" if I do say so myself.
I am like most Americans and have only the knowledge about early America that I learned back in grade school. The book taught me a lot! Did you know that Columbus never ever really set foot on American soil? And that before the Puritans came there where explorers that got as far as what we now call Kansas?! They went up the Mississippi and then explored that area. They didn't leave any settlements so that may be why they aren't talked about. Also I had a naive view of the puritans. I know that they came over to have religious freedom. England was Catholic at time and the Puritans did now want to be under Papist rule. That's why they came over. BUT they wanted everybody to be Puritans! The did not want religious freedom for others, just for themselves!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Going Green!

I recently read a book called "Gorgeously Green" by Sophie Uliano. Now by looking at the cover, it should be a dead giveaway that the book was written for the female audience! I thought it was an good book, but let me warn you that she goes real heavy into womanly products meant for the skin, hair, or any personal type products that we females like to buy for ourselves.

Uliano stresses that "going green" doesn't have to mean boring or giving up loved products or items. She stresses that going green isn't a fad, but rather, a way of life we all need to adapt to in order to help ourselves and help the environment.

I especially found the chapter on food (Every Last Bite chapter 6) to be the most useful or interesting to me. Uliano talks about a movement that started in Italy called SLOW:

S - seasonal foods

L - local foods

O - organic foods

W - whole foods

SLOW is a simple reminder to ourselves on how to slow down our thinking about food and what we put into our bodies daily. Each of the subcategories go into detail about how to change our ways and how to shop for food items. After reading her book, I've decided that I will make it a priority to eat fresh organic vegetables whenever possible. Uliano list all the fruits and vegetable to buy or eat organically and which ones not to worry about. It's all about the chemicals, waxes and how many miles fruits and vegetables travel to be placed on the grocery store shelves for customers to purchase. After reading her book, it really changed my thinking about buying food and making wholesome meals. The cosmetic & body products in her book....well, that was a big waste of my time!!!!!!

Even though it's a fluffy womanly book, written for mostly WOMEN, you can get a lot of good information, plus websites to research for further information. Checkout the web link to the bibilography record on MORE if you want to request it.


Monday, January 19, 2009

Kris again

I hate to say it but I'm still not done with " A voyage long and strange" I do like the book it's just that other books get in the way! Over the weekend I read and finished " The Heretics daughter" by Kathleen Kent. This was a good book! I would highly recommend it!
The story takes place is the late 1600s during the Salem Witch trials. The story is about Sarah Carrier and it's about her life growing up and the main story line is that her mother was hanged as a witch. (In real life this happened) The author is a decedent of Martha Carrier and spent 5 years researching the trials and such.

I am almost done with "A voyage long and Strange" Maybe by tomorrow I will have it done.

Monday, January 12, 2009

It's me,Kris

Well, I'm not done with "A Voyage Long and Strange" I got sidetracked over the weekend with
the following books.

Because They Hate by Brigitte Gabriel. This was a very good book. An "eye opener" on why we have problems in the middle east. If you want or need more clarification on why there is strife in the middle east, then I would say that you need to read this book.

Outlander by Gil Anderson. I liked this book. It was about a young woman that's a little mental, ends up killing her husband and then is on the run as her two brother in-laws are tracking her down. I would recommend this book.

I will get back to "A Voyage Long and Strange" tonight (I hope!) So far I'm enjoying it. I think that the U.S.A. school system may need to start teaching more about how America was really discovered!

That's all for now.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Book

Hi to you all.

It's me Kris with another book that I have started. I'm now on chapter 3 of
" A Voyage Long and Strange" by Tony Horwitz. So far I'm enjoying this book. When done I will come back and let you know what I thought about it.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Chill Factor

Hello all out there in blog land.
It's me, Kris again with another book that I have read and that I'm letting you know what I thought about it.

Chill Factor by Sandra Brown.

I have read a lot of her books and most of them I have liked. I found this one to be boring.
It might have been that I found problems with the story line. One of the problems was that
they were stuck in a cabin in a severe winter storm. They were worried that the water pipes were going to freeze so they filled up all the containers that they had with water, and yep, the pipes froze, they had no running water but they were able to flush the toilet for 3 days?! How's that possible? Also when they talked about how cold it was? It was -2 with the wind chill. That's not that cold! Unless you're from the south.

Have you read it? Do you like Sandra Brown? Any books out there that you think I should read?
Let me know and I will read it.

Monday, January 5, 2009

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

Well, I finished the book. I would love to give this book a huge recommendation but I can't!
It read smoothly, but it left me with so many questions!

There were several plots, I thought, that never got ended. Why did Claude hate his brother? Why in the very beginning did he buy poison? What was it about him that made him this way?
Why did the family breed the dogs the way they did? Why did Essay, the dog go? Where did she go? Why did it end the way it did?

So, it was not a bad book, but I was glad that the book ended and I done with it.

What did you think about the book?

Friday, January 2, 2009

Ask Us About Our Library Card Holders...They Are Free!

Happy New Year's everyone. I wanted to let all of our library customers know that we appreciate all the reading you are all We are really happy that we can provide library materials for you in a timely manner, and it's all free! Why buy a book when you can check-it out at your local library, right?

We have a special freebie for our library customers. Recently we purchased these handy little plastic library hard holders. If you'd like one, just stop by the library and ask for one. Quanties are limited so ask quickly.

Let us know what you are reading or maybe a good movie that you just saw. We love to hear from our library customers. Enjoy