Wednesday, August 24, 2016


More Than Rivals - Ken Abrahm

Product Description(
An Inspiring True Story Set in the Midst of the Civil Rights Era

By 1970, racial tension was at a breaking point in the southern town of Gallatin, Tennessee. Desegregation had emotions running high. The town was a powder keg ready to erupt. But it was also on the verge of something incredible.

Eddie Sherlin and Bill Ligon were boys growing up on opposite sides of the tracks who shared a passion for basketball. They knew the barriers that divided them--some physical landmarks and some hidden in the heart--but those barriers melted away when the boys were on the court. After years of playing wherever they could find a hoop, Eddie and Bill entered the rigors of their respective high school teams. And at the end of the 1970 season, all-white Gallatin High and all-black Union High faced each other in a once-in-a-lifetime championship game. What happened that night would challenge Eddie and Bill--and transform their town. 
Paperback: 320 pages 
Publisher: Revell (June 7, 2016) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0800727223 
ISBN-13: 978-0800727222

MY THOUGHTS: This is my book club choice for August.  I'm not really too fond of reading books on sports, but this book is more than sports.  It's about two boys, one white, one black that become friends during a time when this was unheard of.  The one thing that connects them is basketball.  Eddie and Bill eventually grow apart, but the friendship is still there.  It is shown at the Finals of the 1970 season.  Eddie's school, all white, Gallatin High and Bill's school, all black Union High have to face each other in the finals.  What will become of the town if the black school wins?  What will happen if the white school wins?  I'm not have to read the book to find out.  I give this book 5.....

This book is for 1 of my reading challenges....
52 Books in 52 Weeks

Sunday, August 14, 2016


Hounded - David Rosenfelt

Product Description(
Andy Carpenter isn't sure what to think when he gets a mysterious phone call from a good friend, policeman Pete Stanton, asking him to drop everything, drive to an unfamiliar address, and bring his girlfriend, Laurie Collins. He certainly isn't expecting to show up at a crime scene. But that's exactly where he arrives-at the house where Pete has just discovered the body of ex-convict Danny Diaz. Upstairs are Danny's now orphaned eight-year-old son and basset hound. And that, Andy discovers, is why he and Laurie were called to the scene-Pete wants them to take care of the boy and the dog so they won't get thrown into the "system." This is already asking a lot, but soon Pete needs another big favor from Andy. Pete himself has come under suspicion for Danny's murder, and he needs defense attorney Andy to represent him...and to find out what really happened in Danny's house that day. 
Series: An Andy Carpenter Novel (Book 12) 
Paperback: 352 pages 
Publisher: Minotaur Books; Reprint edition (July 14, 2015) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 1250055156 
ISBN-13: 978-1250055156

MY THOUGHTS: This is the 3rd book I've read of this series.  And they were all out of order.  But they are great stand alone books.  One of Andy's best friends is under arrest for murder.  It's Andy's job to defend him.  So he puts the team into action.  As they come across some mysterious deaths, they start to see a pattern and it all links back to who killed Danny Diaz, and it isn't Pete.  The only thing is all the witnesses for the defense keep coming up missing or killed.  You will never figure out who the actual person is that's behind all this.  I didn't, I was totally thrown off on this one.  I give this book 5.....

This is also my wrap up for What An Animal reading challenge.  Here are the books I read.....
1. Breaking Creed - Alex Kava
2. Silent Creed - Alex Kava
3.Unleashed - David Rosenfelt
4. Who Let The Dogs Out - David Rosenfelt
5. Hounded - David Rosenfelt
6. A Handful of Stars - Cynthia Lord

This book is also for 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge.

Saturday, August 13, 2016


 I'm joining in for Friday Hunt, over at Eden Hills..... the words this week are Starts with G, Weeks Favorite and Wheels.   Hop over and check out all the photos everyone is sharing.

Miss Bella likes to wear her bunny rabbit hat, more to play in than to wear for the cold.  But really, 90 degrees and 100% humidity is just a little tooooo much.

Starts with G....
Even though we haven't had any significant amounts of rain in the last 20 days, our grass is still green.  A few brown spots are showing up.

Weeks Favorite....
Bella and Luke playing and Bob is watching.

Lots of wheels, the little car the twins are playing with has wheels.  My Taurus has wheels.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


I've been working on my circles of course.  I'm on day 213 of making these circles.  I've got the July circles done...well I thought I did.  I counted and I'm one short.  So have to finish that one up and on to August.  You can check out all the circles over at Quilty Folk. 
I also used colors for the RSC, what is this you might ask.  Rainbow Scrap Challenge, the idea is to use up all your scraps.  For the month of July, the colors were Hot Pink with pink, red and green added in.  The colors for August are Purples with Greens.
I've started putting my circles together, I've got January and February all done.
I'm working on March now.  I think I'm going with 3 months across for my width, the length will be the rest of the year.  I'm also going to change the smiley faces.  I'm going to use a yellow or green smiley face for April, May and June.

I've also been working on my Gwinnie Medallion quilt.  You can check out the info over at Humble Quilts.  The choice for July was Log Cabin.  Weeeeellllll, I don't piece blocks, I do needle turn applique, so had to get a little inventive on this one.  So I done Lincoln Logs in place of Log Cabin.
The next border for August is Stars.  So I'll have to figure out what to do with that one.  It has to be applique.  I'll have to surf the web for a star.  You may notice it's a little wrinkled, my iron decided to quit on me, so have to buy a new one.  Hoping to get one tomorrow while I'm out and about.  So what has everyone else been working on?