Price of Duty

December 8, 2018 by


I just finished reading Price of Duty by Todd Strasser. Admittedly, this is not normally the type of book that I would read. However, I am glad that I did as sometimes it is good to have a reminder of the issues that arise from the United States being a country that technically is at war.

The story follows Jake Liddell who has just returned home a “war hero” after being seriously injured when his convoy is attacked while he is deployed overseas. Many of his friends died. He saw and did things that are unimaginable.

The war has followed him back. He needs pills to get any sleep, a young woman is trying to persuade him into speaking out against military recruitment tactics, and his famous military general grandfather is already urging him back onto the battlefield. He doesn’t know what to do; nothing makes sense anymore. Will he do what is expected of him? Will he keep up the charade that the war in the Middle East is for a just cause?


Dumplin’ Trailer!

December 2, 2018 by

The trailer for the upcoming Netflix adaptation of Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy is out! If you loved the book like I did, you will like how the screen version seems to follow closely to the story! I CAN’T WAIT!!!

Marionette show

November 29, 2018 by


If you’re looking for fun holiday events for you and the kids, try visiting the Swedish Cottage in Central Park. They present professional marionette shows year-round. Now playing is ‘Yeti, Set, Snow!’  The quaint cottage appears transported straight from the Alps.  The cozy theater is laid out with benches for general seating.  Be sure to make a reservation because these shows sell out.

Paris by the Book

November 28, 2018 by

indexThis was a very disappointing book. I love all titles about Paris, and this is the first that I could not get into. It’s written by Liam Callahan, and is the story of Leah, whose husband Robert has left her and her two daughters. He’s a writer who has left for many chunks of time before, but never for this long. And he left no note: he would always leave a note in the past. Leah is convinced he’s dead, when she happens to find a clue in his cereal that he has booked three tickets to Paris for them. The novel is written in first person, and spends a great deal of time in Leah’s head. It took 66 pages to get them to Paris, and I just gave up. Just my two cents…

Holiday Movie Night!

November 25, 2018 by

Come one, come all!

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