Book Review: Surrender, New York by Caleb Carr

Caleb Carr is masterful in this criminal thriller. If you enjoy the outcast and underdog protagonist that works to solve a mystery, but ends up following a path full of sharp turns and side roads, then you will love this crime novel. Dr. Trajan Jones and Dr. Michael Li once detectives with the NYPD. However, having…

Weekly photo challenge: Bridge

Recently, my husband and I took our son to see Boston for the first time. There is so much to do in Boston, no matter what your age. Aquarium, Duck Boat, children’s museum, water taxi rides, Boston Commons.  Our first night there, we took a walk after dinner down by the river. The boardwalk was…

Photo challenge – Delta

Delta   This week, several very isolated and fierce storms moved through my area. One minute it was humid, sunny, and hot. The next, it was dark, windy, and pouring rain. A few minutes later, hot and sunny again. The weather is always changing, and amazing!

Book Review: The Lunar Chronicles – Cinder, by Marissa Meyer

Cinder is the first book in The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. Fairest is the prequel, but came out after the first four books – Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter. Think Cinderella storyline meets Star Wars and Outbreak. Meyer also hints at other fairy tale characters in the storyline and future books, Rapunzel and the Little…

Book Review: The Lunar Chronicles – Cress, by Marissa Meyer

Marissa Meyer continues her unique twist on traditional fairy tales in Cress, the third book in The Lunar Chronicles. This installment has all of the ingredients for a great book – strong female characters, atrocities of war, a super-villain, romance, and discovering one’s roots. Meyer once again shows off her story-telling skills with action-filled scenes, likeable characters,…

Photo Challenge: Transient

Transient There several things in this photo which I took while sitting on a dock this weekend on Kauneonga Lake in Sullivan County, NY. First, there is the obvious. The clouds and water are always shifting and changing; they are never in the same place nor do they stay the same shape for long. In…

Photo Challenge: Focus

My focus is always on him. As a mother, I strive to provide a happy childhood for my son. I hope he has adventures, make friends, knows that he is loved, and learns from his mistakes. I want his childhood to filled with fun things like sleigh rides and hot chocolate, watermelon and cheeseburgers, pool parties and…