Book Reviews!

This post is inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop.

Prompt 4. Book reviews!

These reviews are taken from my goodreads profile. I hope you will follow me on there!


No spoiler here, this book starts out with 11 year old Kammie Summers stuck in a well. The rest of the book is taken up with how she got there and explores issues such as peer pressure, the awful reason she moved to Nowheresville, Texas, and adults who don’t always tell you the truth. The book made me feel scared for her and I read it quickly. This book would be classified in the Young Adult genre but don’t let that stop you!


With a young artist killed on her family’s ranch and one of her relatives suspected, cow-girl and museum curator Benni Harper sets out to find out who the person was that cut down the life of the rising artist. I really enjoy the Benni Harper mystery series. Benni is interesting and likable and so are the storylines and characters, plus it is interesting to see what life is like on a Western California ranch, and there’s even a bit of romance thrown in. I’m looking forward to the next book. I would recommend starting with the beginning of the series, Fool’s Puzzle.


“I was sitting in a taxi, wondering if I had overdressed for the evening, when I looked out the window and saw Mom rooting through a dumpster.”

That’s how “The Glass Castle”, a memoir by Jeannette Walls starts off and I was immediately hooked. The story goes back to her childhood where her first memory is being three years old cooking hot dogs on the stove and catching on fire. Her parents always believed in children being self-sufficient and when they ran out of rent money or broke a law they would pull up steaks and move to another town. I haven’t finished this book yet but I think I will knock it off in two days, in one night if I didn’t get so sleepy! In my opinion this memoir is not to be missed!

I hope you enjoyed my reviews. Once again feel free to follow me on goodreads so we can share recommendations!

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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.
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