DNF: Looking For Me by Beth Hoffman

DNF at 50% Because I so loved the author’s debut novel, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, I picked up Looking For Me (Penguin, 2013) by Beth Hoffman on my Kindle. Looking For Me was a different story and writing style than CeeCee. The narrator, Teddie Overman, is an adult woman (as opposed to the adolescent CeeCee), and the … Continue reading DNF: Looking For Me by Beth Hoffman

Book Review: Beautiful Creatures (Book 1) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures (2009) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl is a contemporary paranormal teen romance. It's a lot like Twilight, but set in the U.S. south, and told from the boy’s perspective. Ethan Wate is a good southern boy in Gatlin, South Carolina, when a mysterious new girl arrives to his high school. With her strange abilities to break windows with … Continue reading Book Review: Beautiful Creatures (Book 1) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Book Review: Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

Beth Hoffman is the author of this lighthearted coming-of-age novel, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt. After tragedy strikes her mentally ill mother, twelve-year-old CeeCee is whisked away from small-town Ohio to the home of her wealthy, larger-than-life Great Aunt Tootie in sunny Savannah, Georgia. Between Aunt Tootie’s bold housekeeper Oletta, and their eccentric southern belle neighbors, CeeCee … Continue reading Book Review: Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

Book Review: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

This Alabama “chick lit” story of women, food, and friendship straddles two time periods and two sets of friendships: the 1920s friendship of Ruth and tomboy Idgie; and the 1980s friendship of lonely housewife Evelyn, and the elderly Ninny. The friendships and interactions between Ninny and Evelyn are sweet, as Ninny shares stories of her sister-in-law, … Continue reading Book Review: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg