BOOK REVIEW: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Wow! What a memoir!  The Glass Castle was a remarkable story about how Jeannette lived in extreme poverty  as a child with her 3 siblings and how they managed to survive. Children with a  father who had big dreams and a big drinking problem.  He didn’t believe in holding down a full time job. He was always teaching them about physics, geology and how to embrace life without fear. A mother who didn’t believe in rules and was a free spirit who hated the responsibility that had to do with being a wife and a mother. She wanted to be … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

BOOK REVIEW: Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls

Half Broke Horses, written by Jeannette Walls, is told from the view point of her grandmother Lily Casey Smith who was, as Jeannette recalls, “one tough old broad.” Lily was born in a dugout in 1901 and was raised on horse ranch .  She learns to break horses at an early age by her father who trains horses for carriages.  At  the age of 15 she rides by horseback across the country for 500 hundred miles to be a school teacher. The stories told about her adventures are humorous and well written. Later in life with her second husband and … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls

BOOK REVIEW: The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

I have downloaded on my Kobo another great story by Nicholas Sparks. Even though it was written in 2008. This one involves destiny and fate. A young man who when serving his time in Iraq finds buried in the sand a photo of a young woman.   He brings the picture back to camp  to see if someone claims it . No one does so he pockets the picture.  Soon his luck changes for the better and he believes it is because of the picture he carries.  His friend says that it is his lucky charm. After his tour of … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks