Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mini Monday, The Tuesday Edition

Apparently yesterday was Monday.  Whoops!  I had no idea.  So here are our Monday mini-reviews, only on Tuesday.  It's good to try new things, right?  Once again, thank you Julie for keeping us educated and entertained!

The Secret to Everything by Barbara Samuel O'Neal

I loved this book, the happily ever after was delightful.  There was a fun mystical twist plus a few very cosmic sort of aspects.  Any book that includes Magick, in one form or another, is a good one.  She also did an excellent job with her child characters, captured their voices perfectly.  As with her last one, a wee bit too much mention of food for my liking, but then that's my own hang up, many people look for this, I'm just not one of them.  I really enjoy how she incorporates dogs into her stories, at least this one and the one before.  I have her third book on request right now at my library, hope it comes in soon, I'm looking forward to reading more of her work.

And now mini-review two.

I just finished a delightful book.  It was supposed to be for the forum book club but not everyone could get it (recommended by Anna/Irish Betty's mom, who is a research librarian).  It's called Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt, and it's by Beth Hoffman.  Quite "G" rated, almost bordering on super sweet, but with enough of a bite that it just isn't quite that bad.  Very well done, great child's voice, and fabulous scenes from the South in the 60's.  Fun characters and gentle life lessons.  Not upsetting, even our Diva could read it in her currently emotional state and not be harmed in the slightest.

Thanks, Julie!  Two more books to add to the TBR shelf.  Yeah, thanks a lot.....  :)


  1. Yay books I will like! However thanks for the warning on food...I just reread Very Valentine and there's a damn chef who cooks/describes food waaay too frequently for the nauseated reader.

  2. Ha, thanks! Both of you. Wow, these actually look much more review-like once I see them here. Yep, I too am a book-enabler. ;)


  3. I think we need little icons for these different rating meters. The Diva Preggers Sensitivity Meter (represented by teardrops?) The Food Meter (represented by ?)