Search Results for: long way down

Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds

Will’s brother, Shawn, was shot in front of him. Dead, lying in the street. While Will’s mother tried to drown her sorrow, Will went to the jammed drawer in Shawn’s dresser and got out his pistol. He knew the Rules, … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Book Reviews

Far Far Away, by Tom McNeal

Jeremy Johnson Johnson lives a difficult life for a teenager, belying his town’s name, Never Better. Circumstances could be much better for Jeremy and his dad, who has not left the house since Jeremy’s mother disappeared. His grandfather bequeathed Jeremy … Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Book Reviews

Teal Tracking 2: 35 Pounds Down!

Yes, we have lost 35 pounds, but I have lost 15 and David has lost 20! Is that fair? Men are so lucky; their metabolisms are so much faster than women’s. Plus, David has a little ace in the hole: … Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Book Reviews, Food, Life's Travails- Big and Small

Teal Tracking, Part 1: 25 Pounds Down!

See, this is where you need a really big, really fat family, so that you can say, “We’ve Lost 500 Pounds!” and land on the cover of the National Enquirer. Unfortunately, only two of the three of us are even … Continue reading

4 Comments

Filed under Book Reviews, Diabetes, Food

For Everyone, by Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds is the author of a number of brilliant novels for tweens and teens, including Ghost and Long Way Down, to name just two. I have had the privilege of hearing him speak several times, and he is always … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Book Reviews

The Ragamuffin Gospel, by Brennan Manning

Former Catholic priest, husband, father, alcoholic, divorcé, and writer, Brennan Manning led a full life. Despite the suffering he endured, most of his books focus on the overwhelming love of God and his grace toward us sinners. Those of us … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Book Reviews, Christian Life

Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng

Shaker Heights was founded on rules and order, and Elena Richardson is one of its most fervent native daughters. From the time she was a little girl, she had planned her life carefully, firm in her beliefs of right and … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Book Reviews

Wishtree, by Katherine Applegate

Red has lived in his town for many generations—two hundred and sixteen rings, as a matter of fact. He is a red oak tree, and every Wishing Day, all the townspeople come out to cover his branches with scraps of … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Book Reviews

The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden

Vasilisa’s mother died when she was born, but Marina had known that she was carrying a daughter who would have the Sight like her grandmother. Pyotr, Vasya’s father, was heartbroken to lose his beloved wife, and he didn’t remarry until … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Book Reviews

Happy Hour!

We’ve received an abundance of new titles on tippling lately, some for serious tasters and others requiring tiny umbrellas. Please read responsibly. Beach Cocktails: Favorite Surfside Sips and Bar Snacks This bright and sunny volume by Oxmoor House offers almost … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Book Reviews, Food