I love reading, Christian, Biographies, Autobiographies, Cookbooks, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Memoir, Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Parenting, Marriage, Christian Counseling, Health, Natural and Herbal, Childcare and Teaching, Inspirational as well as Alaskan.

I prefer a printed copy that I can hold in my hands and become old friends with, but will also accept E-books in Kindle, PDF or Nook formats.

I am a Christian and seek to glorify my Lord. As such I will not read any erotic, paranormal, vampire, or such books. I also will stop reading any book that has bad language (Cursing and taking my Lord’s name in vain.), and books with gratuitous sex. This is one reason I have chosen to be associated with the Publishing Companies and the Authors that are on my site because I feel safe recommending them to others.

Audrey Grant

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Date With Death

A Date With Death (In The President's Service)A Date With Death by Ace Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This first book in the series (In the President's Service) is a great read! I am so thankful that I was asked by The Book Club Magazine to read and review the first book in the series!!
This is the perfect genre for me! I love the time period it is set in! I love the theme of the book, the style of writing! It is a 100% WIN for me!
It has all the key components for THE GREAT NOVEL. Time Period, Classy Characters, FBI, Mystery & Intrigue, Spies & Foreign Agents, Christians & Lost searching for Answers....
I am so glad this is a series and I will be able to read more from these characters because I came to love them, just in the first book! It sucked me in and I read till 3:am to finish it!
Thank you for this opportunity!
Waiting for #2!

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Calling it as I see it!

7: 107: 10 by Dominique Wilkins
My rating: 1 of 5 stars


Ladies, Satan knows what he's doing. Men are VISUAL...Pictures, Movies, etc., We are VERBAL..."He won't talk to me!!" For us, reading the words are the same as the men looking.

DON'T HAVE A DOUBLE STANDARD!!! I have my own personal conviction on what line (no pun intended) I won't go past in my reading.

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Broken Build

Broken Build (Chance for Love, #1)Broken Build by Rachelle Ayala
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

A first (and Last) for me! I've been reading as far back as I can remember. And I like a wide variety of genre's. Everything from Christian & Missionary, War, Spy & Espienage, Biography and Autobiographies. Poetry & Songs, Cookbooks & Crafts, Nature, Survivalist, Hiking, Alaska, Health, Exercise, Family, Childcare, Family Fun, Marriage, Counseling, Kids Books....You name it, I pretty much love it with a few STRONG exceptions.
I shudder at vampire,horror,& witchcraft type books, Anything with spells, the same with undead, demonology or zombies. I just can't get through them. I know it is real and I choose not to open myself up to it by reading novels about it.
I also RARELY read Si-fy just because they don't appeal to me.
I also choose to stay away from "Women's Porn" or Erotic Novels. To me that is no different than men looking at the pictures & magazines. These of course, are my own guidelines for myself.

Which brings me to THIS book which I feel was wrongly listed. It was a free book listed as a Christian Romance!
I would list it AT BEST as a "PRETENDER"!!

Cussing WHILE praying!?!? Pornographic descriptions of thoughts and actions...my advice,**DON'T READ**

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

My first 28 Books...

1. A Nazi On Trial in God's Court  2*
Idea is good but premiss is WAY off! The Bible does not teach "Anything Goes" kind of love, nor is there reincarnation! This book had a chance to hit a nail on the head but in my humble opinion... It was a complete miss.

2. Blood & Justice 3* Author- Rayven...

3. Billie: a story of... 4*
"Faith, waiting, trials, miracles from God!!"

4. Skin Peeling Guide.... 3*

5. Distant Relatives  1* 
The first part was very good writing, then the author seemed to jump off the sanity board into the deep end of the WAY-OUT pool!

6. Blueblood - 4* 
NOTICE: cussing and violence (finding a cop killer).

7. Running #2
Not as good as #1 but still worth the read.

8. Scavenger ('s) Hunt *4  
A well written, good plot, with some great twists. 

9. Woman of Stones 5* 
A parable of parables to make us stop and think... What if... 


11. My SCRIPTURE JOURNAL: GOD'S... Heather Bixler

12. Treasures..Heather Bixler

13. Seven Bones, Two Wives, Two.....

14. Yielded Captive
Missionaries to Peru
An unbelievable, CURRENT, true story!

15. Whispers on Shadow Bay 4*
Like a Christian version of a good Victoria Holt mystery!!

16. Vanished! (Wilton/Straight? Mystery) 3*

17.  Aromatherapy blends and recipes 4*

18. The Atria Holiday Cooking Collection 3* 
We are trying two of these recipes this year!

19. Love in Disguise 3* 
A lovely book, must admit, end note on author wearing many hats with all her "jobs" and not loosing HERSELF. Was the part I needed most!

20. Promise to Return *4
Amish couple struggle with the draft and his call to war vs. their religion vs. faith, family, & love.

Amazing how REAL AND EXACT some of the thoughts and emotions are, even if the story isn't exactly the same! The Author NAILED it! If you want to "understand" "WHAT IS/ WAS SHE THINKING?!?!".. read this book. My copy is full of yellow highlights and I'm going to have my own "Manny" who is almost 19 read it to further explain some things to him better than I ever have.

22. The Blood Cried Out *5 
God's miracle of Salvation and healing after a Gang related stabbing victim is given up on as "Hopeless" by Drs.

23. Betrayed *4

Cozy Christian Mystery
During a murder investigation in which she is the suspect, the main character finally deals with a four year old attack that stole her Faith, peace, and Trust in God.

25. Priced to Move 4* 
Gemstones galore, home shopping TV, stollen RUBIES, Murder, Faith in God... What's not to like?

26. Claire's Not so Gothic Romance 3*
Learn the difference between Gothic and Goth, Going to Church to find a Mate and Serving God, Romance vs. Ridiculous! Add in nosy, quirky neighbors and a pushy, hippy, Mom and how is a girl to find the RIGHT MAN!?!?

27. Texas Whirlwind 4* 
A simple but sweet love story. Adoption, old love rekindled, court case, and revenge.

28. Running #3
Not as good as #1 but still worth the read.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

100 and Counting…!

That’s right! I just added up my list of books that I have read but have not been able to post to my blog, Goodreads, etc. and I am at 100 already! That is going to be a LOT of typing!! I was worried about meeting my goal of book for the year but I think I am going to at least be close. Especially since one of them was the Bible which is 66 books in one and I counted it as one. (And I’ve already started back through it again.)

Still reading…

Saturday, November 16, 2013

I Am Blessed!

This is not a book review, but a short update and share of yesterday. My health has gotten a bit worse in the last several months. My pain has increased to the point of tears again with the pain meds. The coming of cold weather, freezing rain and snow here in my beloved Alaska has not helped my nerves and joints either…

But despite that I have managed to go to Church about once every six weeks which is a huge improvement!! And have even managed to make to trips to the store to help my husband buy clothes for our ever growing children! He has done AMAZING for the last 5 years but shopping for a 13 1/2 yr old girl is a job SHE would rather not tackle with her Dad!

Anyway, that being said. Yesterday was one of the two days of shopping (not to fun with the heat out in the car, I looked like the Michelin Man with all my layers of wool on so I wouldn’t get chilled! It was funny!). So we ran up to Wal-Mart while the kids were in school with our list, I gimped onto the last motorized cart available in the store, and we divided and conquered ASAP.

I PROMISE I’M GETTING TO THE BLESSING! So as we met for the final pack of undershirts and pair of gloves in the guys section, I am leaning over the cart in pain ready to Be In Bed. So we cut straight through the ladies undies towards the check out and my cart actually BUMPS into a rack of Clearance HOUSECOATS AND GOWNS!!! My Hunny’s favorite color being yellow we grabbed a matching gown and housecoat set in yellow flowers for $9, My addiction being coffee we found a long tee gown with LA LATTE and coffee cups on it for $5!! I was tickled and we checked out and came home.

This morning laying here, I was thinking and I realized that God had given me a DESIRE OF MY HEART that I had not prayed about or even put into conscious thought! Less than a week ago I was changing and the thought just skipped through my head that my gowns and PJs were looking pretty worn and sad from being worn all day every day and being washed so much. Then I didn’t think of it again…But GOD did!

And today I get to throw out my two most worn out gowns and my 4X robe that is 14yrs old, very worn & too big (Since I have lost almost 100 lb in the last 5yrs.)! I know to most people this is a small and silly thing. But when you live your live in bed and that is all your Husband and Kids and even the rare visitor see you in…It probably shouldn’t but it matters and it starts affecting your spirit and your attitude. I just wanted to share my little Gift of Cheer that I was blessed with.

I will try to catch up on my book reviews SOON. We have not had good internet access for several months now and it takes me a loong time to type with my arm and shoulder being so much worse, but I haven’t stopped reading and reviewing! I have PAGES of notes on books I’ve read and am ready to post. My Sister visited and set up my computer with a program where I can now type my posts for my blog while off line and then when I get a chance to log on I can post! Thank You Myra!! This will hopefully make life easier for me.

Monday, August 12, 2013

In Golden Splendor

In Golden Splendor (Heirs of Ireland #2)In Golden Splendor by Michael K. Reynolds
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book! Having lived the last 27 years in Alaska, I know the harsh conditions of hiking the mountains in the winter and how what sounds impossible can truly happen!

I also loved that it dealt with the Irish immigration and how it affected so MANY parts of the United Stated. Most immigration books are set in one place, IE: Chicago or New York...this book showed the part they played through out our land.

Sometimes, you read books and things seem too impossible for one person to go through in one life time, but at 44 I have had this kind of life (Not intentionally!)and feel like my life has been a series of unrelated disasters that God keeps using for His Glory! Were I to list all I've been through it would sound like a novel and seem unreal that one person could go through so many things in one life time. But, they can.

That paragraph..I have no words except "Thank You!!

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Sunday, August 11, 2013


If your name was drawn for the Book Contest, PLEASE contact me ASAP or I will have to pick new winners... Please send your mailing address to cabinfeverreading@yahoo.com THANKS

Sunday, August 4, 2013


The four WINNERS of our book drawing/ five way REVIEW have been drawn and they are: Debbie Lester Myra Johnson Jeani Hanks Tim Tilley If each of you will email me your mailing address to cabinfeverreading@yahoo.com those will get sent out ASAP! Then let me know when you have read the book and email me your review and I will post mine as well as yours here and send them all to the Author William Sirls who is so graciously hosting this event by giving five of his book "THE REASON" to us!!!

Thursday, July 25, 2013


THE REASON BY William Sirls http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SVxqXiaNL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-67,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg This is a new book and Mr. Sirls is offering FOUR of my readers a free copy of his new book "The Reason"!! But it gets better!! I am going to wait until we choose the 4 winners and then we will all five read the book at the same time. Then I am going to not only post MY review here on my blog, but all four of our winners reviews at the same time!! So if you win the book you get to give your feedback to the Author right back here where you won the book from! You can't beat that!! Now I have never seen this done nor tried it before, nor has the Author but we both are excited to see how it turns out! So we are going to make this simple. Leave your comment below to be entered!!! On August 1st we will put all the names (first & last please) in a hat and have a drawing and anounce here, on William Sirls Facebook Page as well as My Facebook Page the names of the four winners!! At which time you will need to send us your mailing address (we will provide an email so your information remains private)and then your book will be sent to you and we will all start reading!! If anyone who doesn't win, wants to get a copy and read with us that would be great!! Then we will announce the date for posting reviews and see what our mini-club turns up with!! So come one, come all!! Leave a comment and your name below! You do not have to be a member of my page to apply but I would love you to join! The more the merrier! ~~~~~From Amazon: Book Description Publication Date: September 4, 2012 When facing the impossible, will you believe? Storm clouds gather over a small Michigan town. As thunder shakes the sky, the lights inside St. Thomas Church flicker . . . and then go out. All is black until a thick bolt of lightning slices the sky, striking the church’s large wooden cross—leaving it ablaze and splintered in two. When the storm ends—the search for answers begins. James Lindy, the church’s blind minister, wonders how his small congregation can repair the cross and keep their faith in the midst of adversity. And he hears the words “only believe.” Macey Lewis, the town’s brilliant young oncologist, is drawn to Alex, a young boy who’s recently been diagnosed with an aggressive leukemia. She puts her hope in modern medicine—yet is challenged to “only believe.” And Alex’s single mom, who has given everything she can to her boy, is pleading with God to know the reason this is happening . . . to save her son. But she only hears silence and wonders how she can possibly “only believe.” The Reason is a milestone debut novel, opening with a thunderbolt and never letting up as it introduces us to everyday characters who are wrestling with the questions: Where is God when bad things happen? And does God ignore the prayers of the faithful? The answer each character receives will astound readers while offering an unforgettable call to hope, to change, to . . . only believe. “This is a skillfully written first novel with the narrative voice, knack for dialogue, and plot movement of a veteran author.” —Publishers Weekly

The Language of Sparrows

The Language of SparrowsThe Language of Sparrows by Rachel Phifer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was recommended to me and I am so glad I read it. A brilliant teen girl who is hurting over the death of her father meets an OLD man who is hurting from the loss of his wife and for all intents his son.
They are drawn to each other through their pain and love of words, books & languages.

There are a lot of mistakes & misunderstandings (especially by the adults) but a well written book that shows that life is not perfect...but can be happy and enjoyed.

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Cook the Part

Cook the Part by Karin EasthamCook the Part by Karin Eastham by Karin Eastham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I think this is a wonderful idea in many ways! As a party with friends, As a slow down weekend time with grown siblings to keep caught up on each other's lives. As a family working together making their meal and spending time together, and even as an idea for part of a home economics class. I'm giving the book and the idea behind it 5 stars and it desserves every one!

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100 of the Most Inspiring Movies of ALL Time

100 of The Most Inspiring Movies of All Time100 of The Most Inspiring Movies of All Time by Steven Aitchison
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a fun and very informative read. I wouldn't suggest it for your kids as it is someone else's pick's and the write the premiss of the movie, Who is in it, when it was made, producer, director, ect. Plus a picture and th rating.
Over all I was quite surprised to find that 24 of my favorites were listed in this book! That bit did startle me. See how many - if any are on your like, or "To Watch" list!

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Hidden Treasure

Hidden TreasureHidden Treasure by Louise De Beer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was an enjoyable little book. I wasn't sure I would like it but I found that I did! I went through it very fast and was disappointed when it was over,,,which to me is always a sign of a good read!

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7 Dates

7 Blind Dates7 Blind Dates by Felicia Mires
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a cute little romance novel. No surprises really. Some of the best parts were the fails on the dates. It's not very true to life. I can't see any self respecting woman putting herself through this. And I can't see any decent friend insisting she continue, much less come up with the idea and such bad picks to begin with.
Has some cute moments and a few chuckles.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013


How To Do SEO (Off-Page Search Engine Optimization)How To Do SEO by Haneef Alamin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very informative, but a bit hard to follow in some places.

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Season of the Harvest

Season Of The Harvest (Harvest Trilogy, #1)Season Of The Harvest by Michael R. Hicks
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book was pushing it out of my comfort zone. First, as I have said before I am NOT big on Science Fiction. So the whole transforming shapechanging alien thing was over the top for me. And really could have been left completely out of the story and still made a complete and readable science geeks with lots of money trying to pull a Hitler and wipe out most of the human (Non Pure) race with the bio-genetic seeds and I would have bought the whole premiss of the book.
BUUUT, Shape...shifting...aliens....who are a combo of stinky goo a 10 ft long poison lasso stinger they keep in their chest and a swiss army knife head and arms...Yeah. Not buying it!
To top it off this modified corn is SO POWERFUL...they feed ONE KERNAL to a monkey and in a couple of days it has turned into the start of one of these "aliens", GETS OUT of an underground sealed bomber bunker with over 123 well armed specialists guarding just IT!

The language was like a 1980's movie where they threw words at each other.




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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Daughters of Alba

Daughters of Alba (Books 1-3)Daughters of Alba by Erin E.M. Hatton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the kind of book you don't come across very often. There were several things that drew me to this story though in a lot of ways it was your typical every thing turns out ok in the end.

There are three sisters who are very close and yet each seems to live in her own world in her own way, mind and personality.

You have the shy, terrified, older sister who just wants to stay home and weave her tapestrey's. She looks at her vibrant sisters and can't even concieve of the idea that someone might find her beautiful and love her!

Then there is the young fiery red head that no one has ever truly controled. So she is spoiled and nags and whines till she gets what she asked for!

And last but not least is the middle dark haired child who is- the most spiritual of the three. The Peace Maker when feaathers are ruffled around her

From there it jumpes them into a very stormy young adulthood as they each come into themselves and figure out who they are as a person.

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Admiral Diana

Admiral Diana: The Clones ask the Originals for helpAdmiral Diana: The Clones ask the Originals for help by Anthony Anchor
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

This was so not what I thought it was going to be! Science Fiction is my husband's thing...not mine. But since I started it I figured I might as well give it a go and see if it had any redeeming quualities...


Here's the gist. Humans create clones. Humans decide OOPPS! And put clones on spaceship to nowhere.
Book opens ~ Clones are back! They found a planet but there is something wrong and each man can only have 1 chance to have a baby and it has to be with a PERFECT match or it's a no go!
So they are dying off rapidly and sent a ship "HOME" for help.
Earth meantime has decided that they don't do gene testing anymore, It's not natural................................................

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Eleven (The Brandon Fisher FBI Series - Book 1)Eleven by Carolyn Arnold
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you like the show Criminal Minds on TV...this is the book for you!! The badies are really bad and the good guys are smart and sweet and tough...a great combination!
This case covers at least two states 20 bodies, more than one killer, local law enforcement, FBI, BAU...And all with a newbie who's dealing with marriage problems in the middle of it all!!
It is pretty graffic, but if you have a stomach of steel, and love a good who dun it...I highly recommend!!

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Desired: The Untold Story of Samson and Delilah (Lost Loves of the Bible #1)Desired: The Untold Story of Samson and Delilah by Ginger Garrett
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I have been loveing most of the Bible Based Novels where there is so much research going into the time period, area of the world, politics, what a woman's role was in that particular culture and society at that time, ect...
But this one left me somewhat dissapointed on several fronts. First, The story seemed more about Sampson's Mom than about Delilah. Second you are WELL into the book before Delilah even showes up. Third there were some major mistakes when it came to her descriptions of Sampson...
1. When he first comes on the scene he is ENORMOUS!! AND HIDEOUS, Hair touching the ground and a beard to his belly...then he gets closer and she (his first wife to be) sees he has a kind and YOUNG face, around 18 or 20!!!
I have been a school teacher, worked with teens for years, have a brother 18 months older than me, NINE brother-in-laws and an 18 yr old son who's two best friends are close to 25...let me tell you...only in their WILDEST DREAMS could ANY of them have a THICK beard half way down his belly by the time he was 20!!
2. If I have my timing in the book right, After his first marriage was over and he was "chasing or wooing" Delilah, She noticed his hair, and it mentioned it coming to his knees or below his hips, I don't remember the wording but I remember that his hair seemed to have shrank by 2 or 3 feet with no explanation.
In my humble opinion this author bit off a bigger chunk of God's Book than she could ballance and it came off leaving me unsatisfied and feeling unfaithful to God's Word.

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Moby Dick

Moby-DickMoby-Dick by Herman Melville
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Adventure on the high-seas! Kind of...The first time I read this as a teen I was fascinated and at the same time horrified by this book that EVERY ONE called a CLASSIC!!
A few years later my family moved to Alaska. Things are different here in a lot of ways. Then I worked two summers at a fish cannery. THEN I married an Alaskan Fisherman who made his living by the tides and the currents, by the price per pound that season and how many fish they could find and catch before all the other crews got there.
I saw my husband tangled in a net and pulled overboard more than once. I've seen him gaffed while covered in fish slime and watched the bright red fish poisioning climbing his arm toward his heart while they, "Just let us finish this set, then I'll go to the hospital!"

What I'm saying is living the lifestyle (Did I mention my husbands Mom was Alaskan Native?) for 27 years in the Great Land where whales are still a big part of the very life blood of many of the villages and the culture. And respected for giving it's life to save the village...(they don't waste ANY of it!!)
Going back and reading it again gave me a whole new view into the thoughts and feelings and actions of everyone on that boat....Didn't change my mind of the right and wrong....but it helped me understand the WHY.

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"If You're So Smart...." Helps Explain Dyslexia to Children

If You're So Smart, How Come You Can't Spell Mississippi?If You're So Smart, How Come You Can't Spell Mississippi? by Barbara Esham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My Husband and 13yr old daughter are both dyslexic. This book is a delightful way of explaining dyslexia to not just children, but adults who don't understand it also! I have read many, many books on this subject and this is one of the best written.
The only thing is that a dyslexic child will not be able to read this book for themselves which is frustrating to them. In showing how smart the little girl is and how smart the adults with dyslexia are and the great things they grow up to learn and do. There are some huge words used that a child with dyslexia would grow very frustrated with and would not try to read this book on their own. Which would in turn leave them feeling not as smart as the other dyslexics.
I wish this had been explained again at the end instead of just the beginning when her Dad was talking to her. All in all a great begining to this series and as a teacher, Daycare giver and Mother I can't wait to find the rest and try them all out!

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My First Handy Bible

My First Handy BibleMy First Handy Bible by Cecilie Olesen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a great little book for toddlers who love mimicking Mom and Dad by taking their own "Bible" to Church! It has a nice sturdy little handle on the back for easy carrying and a Child friendly latch to keep it closed. I like that the handle is on the spine so the pages hang down even if the clasp were to break off the Bible would still hang in the right position when carried.
I also love the card board pages which will hold up to little fingers learning to sit and turn pages. Perfect child friendly size to fit their little laps and hands. A great teaching aid.
The one thing that lowered this to a 4 star instead of a 5 in my opinion was that, as it tells each story in two or three lines for the toddlers (which is great)it doesn't give a verse to read to them to go along with it. It is called My First Handy "BIBLE" but doesn't have Bible verses in it. I think this would be a very important addition to the book.
I received this book from B&B Media for my personal opinion and honest review. I have been honest and straight forward in my opinions.

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Amazing Mallika

Amazing MallikaAmazing Mallika by Jami Parkison
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very Cute!

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The Incredible Boy

The Incredible BoyThe Incredible Boy by Brittany Nicole Sanford
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I won this book on good reads. It has beautiful illustrations! The art work is a marvel of color, action and expressions!! As a Childcare giver for many years and a Mother of three, this is a beautiful book.
I didn't give it a five star because she had the boy old enough to tell the story admitt when he was disobeying and got not punishment.
Other than that... Loved it!!
Thank You for the book!

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Snowy White World to Save

Snowy White World to SaveSnowy White World to Save by Stephanie Lisa Tara
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I live in Alaska. In fact I have lived in Alaska for most of my life. I have yet to see evidence of this "global warming" that everyone is so worked up over and now scaring children over. This year we have had one of the snowiest years in history. I find that hard to reconcile with global warming. Two of our last three summers have been cold and rainy to the point that we were barely able to even grow a spindly garden for lack of warmth and sunshine. It was so cold here this year that we had moose walking into our hospitals, sticking their heads in drive thru windows, walking on people's porches and roof's to eat the leaves off the trees.
To me this book is like the three little pigs...a fairy tale, only told as if it were proven fact to make people do what they are told and trained to do. In my humble opinion this is a political book written in the form of a children's book to brainwash the children into doing and believing what they are told to.
I do not want to be offensive but as a proud Alaskan this is the way I feel and I'm sorry I can't give a better review of the book. The writing style is lovely and poetic and the drawing is magnificent artistic work that does Alaska proud but the theme is too far off the charts for me. I am sorry that I couldn't like it.

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Ladybug Blue

Ladybug BlueLadybug Blue by Laura Yirak
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Kids (Baby) book.
I didn't like it. It flows in the words and has cute pictures but it has the ladybug changing colors depending on what she is on like she is camouflaged. Lady bugs don't change colors. This is confusing and lying to the kids.

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Curious George - Curious You

Curious George Curious You: On Your Way!Curious George Curious You: On Your Way! by H.A. Rey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've always had a thing for George! I like his exploring the what, how and why of things! I love that the books teach children to use their minds and imagination. And they teach parents patience when dealing with the messes their children make while learning!
Another goodie if you are a Curious George Collector or just looking for a good book for your little one.

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Teach them to Love Reading Early!!

"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth." III John 1:4(KJV) 

 An Early Reader... 

 This site will be under some construction. Sorry if this is an inconvience to any of you!! I will try to make it as easy and painless as possible! I just want to add some more pages for different types of books for those with a variety of interests! So please bear with me since this is taking a long time with my health. If you have any ideas or thoughts you think might help please feel free to leave me a message here or send me an email at cabinfeverreading@yahoo.com Thank you!! Child at Heart

Mamaw with 4 of her 9 grand-daughters... 

I have been asked so many times recently "when did you first develop an interest in reading?" and "Who instilled that deep interest in you?" Both of these questions are kind of like asking me if I remember what my first jar of baby food was and who fed it to me! It just was!! As far back as I can remember reading was the NORM at our house. "Go clean your room" (We would end up in trouble because it got too quiet and so Mom knew we were reading instead of cleaning!) "Go play out side! You need fresh air and take TOYS to play with!" So you wrap your baby doll & a book in a blanket and go sit behind a tree and read, if you get caught..."Shh, my baby just went down for her nap!" I really don't know how my Mom got anything done with 4 kids who read as veraciously as we did and her having to proof read new authors to make sure they were O.K. for us to read. I can think of at least 1 library in TN. that we read just about every single book they had that was considered by our parents as approved reading. We didn't care what "Genre" it was....another book, "COOL"!

Now as a Mother I have spent the last 18 years trying to instill the same love, fascination and craving for literature and books into my three Children. So far I have 1 1/2 readers....the youngest is very good at it he is just too much his Father's son and would prefer a controller in his hands over a book!

Sunday, June 23, 2013


CorridorCorridor by Robin Parrish
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a dream/si-fi style book that made me curious at first, then frustrated, then I got hooked on trying to figure out the puzzles of each room myself and figuring out the end and the "Point" of the CORRIDOR and was hooked.
Very imaginative and alive...very different than anything I have ever read...I would be curious if this could stay true to the book and be made into a movie???!!! Now THAT would be interesting!

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The Pastor's Wife

The Pastor's WifeThe Pastor's Wife by Jennifer AlLee
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I have a hard time saying much about this book other than, "Meah" It is hard for me to read fluff an nonsense like this when I was raised by a Preacher's Wife.
And my Mom was and is the most loving, giving unselfish person I know! She does not think of her own self or her own pride. There is no me, me, me. No my, mine, I, with her. It is give till it hurts, keep giving till it bleeds and if they need or want more...keep giving of herself.
So to me this woman was first very selfish, very ME oriented, not understanding of others...especially her new husband who had a huge load on his young shoulders and a lot to learn.

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CourageousCourageous by Randy Alcorn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a very rare case where I watched the movie before I was able to get my hands on the book. Usually it is the other way around and I am very dissapointed in the movie because they just can't catch the essence and flavor of the book.
I was very pleased and pleasently surprised at how close the book and the movie are in this case. Especially compared to some that other than title and names are nothing at all like the book.
I was very pleased with this ebook and the BOOK has joined the movie on our family "to get" list!
I whole heartedly recommend this book in any form you can get it!

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Pink - Melody Carson

Harsh Pink: Color Me Burned (TrueColors, #12)Harsh Pink: Color Me Burned by Melody Carlson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While not as graffic in details as Torch Red, This book is the ultimate in the bullies and mean girl club!! Some of the things these girls do and say to each other is UNBELIEVABLE!!
I would maybe let my daughter read this one when she is in her late teens. This book also cover's selfishness, class and status (rich vs poor), Popularity and peer pressure, and even rounds it out with underage drinking.
It also shows what happens when there is no family time and kids are expected and trusted to be ADULTS at 16 and 17.

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Red - Melody Carlson's Color Series

Torch Red: Color Me Torn (TrueColors, #3)Torch Red: Color Me Torn by Melody Carlson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This series is written to and for teen girls...I am 44 years old and have an 18yr old son and a 13 year old daughter. There is a time and a place for everything. This book was good as an "open your eyes even more, watch closer and be more careful with your kids" book.
But would I let my teen read this?? Not on your life!!! The subject matter is sex, STD's, abortion's, rape, under age drinking.....and the terms and vivid descriptions made me blush!!
I think personally that the information is something as a parent I need to be aware of. But I need to continue to talk to my kids on a one on one basis as they are ready and comfortable doing so. In talking openly from the first and not shutting them down but always willing to answer any question (in an age apropriate way...never "when you are older", if they are asking, then they need an answer even if it is a simple one for their age level. Then they will feel comfortable coming back because they know you will always listen, always tell the truth and always answer their questions.
So while the book was well written I feel it should have been marketed towards parents as a learning and warning tool. Not teens.

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Red Sea Rules ~ 5 Stars ~ A Pocket Treasure!!

The Red Sea RulesThe Red Sea Rules by Robert Morgan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I had this book a long time ago and it hit all the right notes for me! It was a real treasure I intended to keep forever, but God had other plans and so I gave it away and have missed it greatly in the last few years. So when I found it on sale I snapped it up.
SO glad I did! It's even better this time. It is more handy by being smaller and in a little hardback book that can tuck in my purse and go with me! I am loving the new one even more than the first one!
I can't say enough good things about this book!
It applies to EVERY christian at some point or another in their walk with Christ. God told us there would be trials and tribulations but that He would be there to lead us OUT!!
That is what this book is based on. The ten rules we can learn as Christians from the children of Israel being back against the water and the army of Egypt behind them.
God didn't bring them to the river...to DIE. He brought them there to show how mighty he was, how weak they were, the miracles He alone could preform, and that it was His Might and Strength that saved them. So no one could look back and call it a hoax.
He does the same thing in our lives. Sometimes when it looks unfix-able and helpless, that is when God steps in and does a mighty work so there can be no doubt that it was Him!!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Health VS Reading

I feel so very bad when I get sick and can't even read for a time. I have commitments, promises, ARC's, and deadlines to meet and then the Dr decides to change one of my prescriptions and it takes anywhere from a few days to two or three weeks for my body to adjust to the changes! Meantime I am laying here staring at this pile of books and thinking about the promises I have made in emails and letters to Authors and Publishers to read and review books and there is nothing I can do about it because I can't stay awake long enough to concentrate on anything and every time I start reading I fall asleep! Then my computer sits in here for days and sometimes weeks without me writing a word on my blog and I try not to get discouraged. I have several appointments lined up in the next few months trying to get me some relief so please stick with me if I don't stay as faithful as I should to my blog. I will still read all the books as soon as I can!!

Monday, February 18, 2013


Holy Bible: King James VersionHoly Bible: King James Version by Anonymous
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

THE BOOK of all time! It never matters how often or how many times I read it, the wonderfully miraculous thing about the Bible, God's Word, KJV 1611, is that I ALWAYS get and find something new and just for me each and every time I read it!

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Autumn Romance ~ 3 Stars

Autumn Romance Stories and Portraits of Love After 50Autumn Romance Stories and Portraits of Love After 50 by Carol Denker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Up front ~ This book is for married people.
It's not bad or crude. In fact I found it to be very sweet and heart touching and tender with many wise words of couples who are past the young or middle age! There are a few pictures I would prefer not to have but over all it is a treasure trove of how to love for years and years, even when you are old, grey and wrinkled together!!

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Meals That Heal Inflammation: 4 Stars

Meals That Heal Inflammation: Embrace Healthy Living and Eliminate Pain, One Meal at a TimeMeals That Heal Inflammation: Embrace Healthy Living and Eliminate Pain, One Meal at a Time by Julie Daniluk
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jam packed with so much information! I love this kind of book! It's a health and teaching book mixed with a recipe book and menu's!! It makes life so much easier while making your body physically better at the same time!
Now to keep my husband and 17 year old from buying ice-cream!! LOL THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

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The Lincoln Letter ~ 3 Stars

The Lincoln LetterThe Lincoln Letter by Gretchen Elhassani
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was reminiscent of the National Treasure Movies in that there are hidden clues that are supposed to lead to a letter written during the civil war that surrenders to the south. A Mom, her Father and young son who are history buffs and participate in the yearly Civil War Re-enactment's, get involved by accident.
It is an ok book. Not the best mystery I have ever read but entertaining.

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The Moving Prison ~ 4 Stars

The Moving PrisonThe Moving Prison by William Mirza
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow!! This book was in your face intense! I did not see where it was going from where it started!
It follows the slow desperate destruction of one family as the regimes change and as Jews they are now marked people and have to get out of the country as fast and quiet as they can!
The Dad/Husband starts doing everything necessary he can and needs to do. But in trying to protect his family...He doesn't talk to them and so they keep finding out after the fact that he has made all these huge, life changing plans without them even knowing!
A heartbreaking book!

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Shattered ~ 4 Stars

Shattered (Alaskan Courage, # 2)Shattered by Dani Pettrey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have been unable to get my hands on the first book in this series, "Submerged" as hard as I have tried! So reading the second was playing a bit of a catch up game. Also, to be 100% upfront I went into this book a little biased not expecting to like it at all!
Here's why...My sister read "Submerged" (She won a copy and I didn't) and gave her review on her Goodreads and her new Book Blog "http://SandrasBookNook.blogspot.com" and it wasn't that good of a review.
Here's the thing. If you are going to write about an area (even if it is a pretend town), you should study the weather, terrain and wildlife in the surrounding areas!
I have lived in Alaska for 27 years, my Mother-in-law was born and raised on Kodiak and I have lived there as well as here on the mainland. If the first book is like my Sister described...it's not even close!
So going into "Shattered " I wasn't holding out a lot of hope but still wanted to read it. I am glad I did!! This one takes place in winter and is better researched! There are still some facts that are off but not enough to knock out the good of the book! I am very excited to read #3 and see what is going to happen with Darcy and a certain some one! And will she tie Jake's story into the siblings or will he get his own book? I know already who I want to see him end up with.


Side note: ****SPOILER ALERT****

As a 44 year old Christian Wife and Mother with three children ages 17, 13, 11 1/2 at home I am NOT at all a tattoo person. BUT, as a Woman and a Mom who has miscarried and lost 7 babies to God's arms. When I read about the tattoo in honor of his baby...I wept tears that I had been holding in for years!! Thank you so much for such a beautiful picture of a Father's Lasting Love!!

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Saving Hope ~ 4 Stars

Saving HopeSaving Hope by Margaret Daley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is very well written and I have book #2 sitting on my dresser ready to read. BUT I do feel like this book needs to come with a bit of a warning. While it is dealt with as carefully as possible there is some very serious subject matter in this book and I personally will be waiting a while before I allow my 13 yr old to read these books. There is just too much information and too much that would scare her in the area where we live.
Now some area's, girls at 13 might need a well written book like this from a Christian Lady to open their eyes and warn them...but I highly recommend parents read it first and decide on an individual basis.
This book deals with three (four really) sides of a major underage prostitution ring being run in TX.
One you have the parent/Texas Ranger who's daughter is the exact age the Ring is kidnapping. So he's trying to bust the bad guys but keep his daughter an innocent and it's not working so well for him.
Two you have the Rescue Center's Owner/Director that is trying to save these girls and somehow gets right in the middle of the mess the harder she tries to fix things the worse they get.
Three you have the few known bad guys who SOMEHOW keep getting by and slipping through every trap and is always one step ahead somehow.
Four you have the slime-ball who is backing the whole thing (silent partner) who was giving info to the bad guys.
I do love how Margaret takes time to develop each character not just two or three main ones! It makes for a far better book!

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Roses For Mama ~ 4 Stars

Roses for Mama (Women of the West)Roses for Mama by Janette Oke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A sweet, poignant, story of a family of siblings who's parent's die and leave the two oldest to finish caring for and raising the three younger when they aren't very old themselves.
It goes through the doubts, fears and struggles of siblings vs parents, and hit me in a very real way because like the Mother (though not dyeing) I have been bedridden for four years now and my children starting at ages 13,9 & 8 had to step up to the plate and take over my cooking and chores. And now at 18, almost 13 and 11 1/2 they are still having to carry the load with no end in site.
So yes this book made me cry. I didn't give it a 5 star rating because it would take a saint from Heaven to be as perfect and sweet ALL the time the way the Mother was portrayed.
Other than that a great read.

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The Red Pen: New Year's Resolve

The Red Pen: New Year's Resolve

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Come to the Table ~ 3 Stars

Come to the TableCome to the Table by Neta Jackson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this book from B&B Media as a review book. I was asked to read it, give it a rating if 1 to 5 Stars and write my review.
I have heard and seen bits about the SouldOut Sisters Books but this was the first one I have read. To be honest I often felt like I was playing catch up or that the author was trying to give hints and explanations about small things while leaving more important how's and why's hanging unfinished.
I had several issues with this book. A SEMINARY student, who is shocked when he's expected to preach. He's sharing an apartment with three young women, one whom he's in love but she has NO IDEA, EVEN THOUGH SHE ADORES him also!
Plus they mixed in an soap opera amount of misunderstanding and love triangle and you have a huge mess.
It's supposed to be about family and food but its more of a mixed mess of romance, misguided service to God, confusion and jealousy on who likes and loves whom.
When I read the blurb about the book I thought I would be about the actual food they ate. Maybe even a recipe or two. How the food drew them together, but they all ate different styles and at different times other than a few special pick-nick type situations.

It really felt rather a mess to me. I really don't feel like I can recommend this book.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Last Winner Has Checked In!!

I have now heard from, 
Thank you ladies for your patience and perseverance  Seems I have a "bit" (LONG) delay on some of my emails and comments being delivered!
I'm not sure if it is the bad weather we have been having here in our area of Alaska or what but I am sorry for any confusion!!
I now have all three addresses and sent my son to get envelopes today but he came home with the wrong ones!! (His first time) So my husband will try to find time between job hunting and interviews tomorrow to get them for me!
Once again, CONGRATULATIONS to our three winners and don't forget to check out Sandra's Book Nook this Month as she is holding her own book giveaway!!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

One Winner Missing!!

I've heard from Jasmine and Heather so far!! Thank you ladies!! I will have my son pick up mailing envelopes as soon as possible so we can get them mailed out!! So I just need to hear from one more winner tonight or tomorrow. You can contact me on here or on my website email at cabinfeverreading@yahoo.com.
Thank you to every one of you who took part and participated in the Raffle-copter! It was a great experience as my first ever giveaway!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Winners Announced!!

We have our three winners!! 

Chris G. , Jasmine A. & Heather L

I sent emails to all three of these ladies at the end of the contest letting them know that their names had been drawn! 
I have only heard back from ONE (Heather) so far. 

I need Chris G. & Jasmine A. to please reply to my email or contact me on here by Monday the 7th, with your address so I can mail out your books. 

If I do not hear from you then we will have to draw another name. 

Again, here is the books I am sending out, 
each of the three winners will each get one of the books! 
1. Night Light for Parents by Dr. James & Shirley Dobson 
2. Bachelor’s Puzzle by Judith Pella 
3. A Sound Among the Trees by Susan Meissner

Still Lolo ~ 5 Stars

Still Lolo: A Spinning Propeller, a Horrific Accident, and a Family's Journey of HopeStill Lolo: A Spinning Propeller, a Horrific Accident, and a Family's Journey of Hope by Lauren Scruggs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

While not lining up 100% with how she chose to live part of her life and I'm sure there are some doctrinal differences between our beliefs... The fact is God clearly has done a mighty work in this young woman's life and the fact that she and her family and friends give all the Honor and Glory to God for all the miracles in her life makes this book well worth reading!
I received this book from Tyndale Publishers to read and rate. The above review is completely my own opinion.

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