Monthly Archives: April 2011

Prophecy, S. J. Parris

This is an historical novel, taking place in the 1500’s, during the time of the rivalry between Mary Stewart, Queen of Scots, and Elizabeth Tudor, Queen of England, for their rightful place on the throne. To protect her family’s right … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Books for Adults, Fiction | 1 Comment

Is It Me Or Is This President Disconnected?

We have tragedies occurring around the world: There are floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, to say nothing of the political uprisings that are occurring in so many countries, and yet our President is appearing on Oprah. What is wrong with this picture? … Continue reading

Posted in Oma's Opinions | Leave a comment

I Thought Oprah Didn’t Use Her Show For Politics!

Oprah Winfrey, stated in the last election, that she wouldn’t use her show for political purpose, supporting one candidate for another, even as she stomped for Obama. Now her hypocrisy is exposed. The day that he finally reveals his birth … Continue reading

Posted in Oma's Opinions | Leave a comment

Half A Life, Darin Strauss

When I turned to the last page of this profound little book, I simply sat quietly and thought about how awful it must be to carry guilt with you, like a shadow, for most of your life, for something you … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Books for Adults, Non-Fiction | Leave a comment

Miles From Ordinary, Carol Lynch Williams

I could not put this young adult novel down, after reading the first few pages. The subject matter is definitely riveting. The tension is palpable as the story moves toward its climax. This author has done a masterful job of … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Books for Young Adults, Fiction | Leave a comment

The New Reality

Lately, there are times when I feel as if the world is in a downward spiral, out of control. The whole world either resents us for our success or gleefully watches as the country experiences a loss of  respect and … Continue reading

Posted in Oma's Opinions | Leave a comment

The Emperor’s Tomb, Steve Berry

Similar to another audio book, I just heard (The Ghost War, by Alex Berenson), this is a twelve disc audio book with a wonderful reader who has mastered accents and inflection so that the book keeps you on the edge … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Books for Adults, Fiction | Leave a comment

The Ghost War, Alex Berenson

This is one action packed spy novel. Listening to it from an audio book, I appreciated the reader’s ability to go from one accent to another as characters in the book came from varied countries in the Far East and … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Books for Adults, Fiction | Leave a comment

Night Road, Kristin Hannah

Mia and Lexi are best friends. Both girls are insecure. One comes from a charmed background and one from a background of neglect and poverty; a mother who was a druggie and an absent, unknown father. Mia has a twin … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Books for Adults, Fiction | Leave a comment

One Day And One Amazing Morning On Orange Street, Joanne Rocklin

The story takes placed in one day. It is set in a small neighborhood in Los Angeles and is written somewhat like a fairy tale for older children, aged 8-12. I say this because, like a fairy tale it has … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Books for Children | 1 Comment