Saturday, January 28, 2023

Book Review: Betty White's Pearls of Wisdom

 I did a multi-week, lengthy blog series about Betty White when she passed on (though it was intended to celebrate her 100th birthday), so you can imagine I was excited to see this new book about her. My review is below. 

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really liked it

From the title, I was expecting this to be more a book of quotations or "pearls" from Betty and how they impacted Patty Sullivan. Not having this be the case was disappointing, at first. I have read nearly every book Betty White wrote and did a blog series on her for her 100th birthday (even though she didn't quite make it, though Patty disagrees with that when you count leap years). But the Sullivans' interactions and memories of their time with her still provided a fresh window into her quiet life behind the scenes. Not necessarily earth-shattering revelations, but more confirmations of her kindness, fascination with life and learning new things, and overwhelming devotion to animals and their care that we already hold as a cherished part of our memories of Betty White.

Some sections felt a bit repetitious, but I also read it in a couple of days instead of more spread out, like most people will. Others may not feels this same way.

If you are a fan of Betty White, you will thoroughly enjoy this book.

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing this review copy.

Monday, January 23, 2023

New Book: Through the Dog's Eyes

 New Book Recommendation: Through the Dog's Eyes, by Sal Sanfilippo

A feel-good love story about a boy and an exceptional dog destined to join him on his journey to manhood.

Jake has a dream to get away from his working-class town, but fate may have a different plan for him. Through heartache and loss, his dog Bull is by his side as Jake searches for meaning in this heartfelt coming-of-age story.

Will fate be Jake's downfall, or will Bull help him find his way? Find out in Through the Dog's eyes.

You can read my review at Goodreads here.*

*I served as editor/proofreader for this novel (which means I have read and enjoyed it multiple times!), but I am under no obligation to give it a review.

Friday, January 6, 2023

Free Syfy and Fantasy Books for the New Year


Looking for some good reads for the new year? This promotion is fabulous! I mean, dozens and dozens of free books with everything from dragons to shifter romance to science fiction. I've grabbed a few myself. The Tigran Chronicles is participating, but that is just one of the books available. 

Downloads are through Book Funnel, which is 100% safe and secure for both readers and authors. Click on the image or this link and fill up your e-reader today!