Revival by Stephen King
3.5 Stars , Reviews / November 24, 2014

Revival by Stephen King starts out strong. I was quickly pulled into the life of Jamie Morton, a young boy with a bucket of toy soldiers. I love the nostalgic feeling that is built here. King does a wondrous job of not just telling you the story, but making you feel you are there, like you are somehow taken back in time and plopped down in this small town in Maine in a time period that was before I was alive. I felt like this for the first half of the book as we follow Jamie as he grows up, has his first crush, falls in love, joins a band and goes on the road. I was drawn into the character. As for plot, when the story starts, there is a young preacher, Charles Jacobs, that has come to town. He is what Jamie calls “the fifth business” or a change agent, a joker so to speak. Someone who randomly appears through out the course of his life. And the course of his life is changed because of it. At first he seems a friendly preacher, with a beautiful wife and young son. But he likes to tinker. When Jamie’s brother suffers an accident…

Tenaciously Stacking the Shelves (November 2014)
Stacking the Shelves / November 22, 2014

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly all about sharing your good luck in book acquisitions! So here’s what came my way.   I haven’t done one of these posts in a couple of months, but decided I have collected enough by now that I should. Though I am leaving out anything I have acquired and reviewed already.  I’ve been in a bit of a slump this past week, so this is a nice reminder that I have some serious reading to do! And it all looks great!     The World of Ice & Fire The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martine, Elio M. Garcia, Jr. and Linda Antonsson (Purchased) – I couldn’t resist. This is not something I intend to sit and read cover to cover, but rather flip through form time to time. It’d make a great coffee table book, but the puppy would probably make confetti out of it, sooo, I’ll have to figure out something else.   The Secrets of Life and Death by Rebecca Alexander – I won this form Library Thing’s Early Reviewer giveaway. It’s a bit different for me, but I like the sound of it,…