Book Reviews!

Inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop.

Prompt #3. Book Reviews!

It’s been ten years since Abby Williams escaped her small town roots. Now, as an environmental lawyer she comes back to Barrens, IN to investigate a complaint about the town’s plastics factory.As she investigates, Abby finds connections to the mysterious disappearance of popular Kaycee Mitchell more than ten years ago and troubling memories begin to surface. This is a great debut novel, a real page turner by Krysten Ritter, starring actress in Netflix’s original series Jessica Jones and in an important role on AMC’s Breaking Bad.

My boyfriend has gotten me into some television westerns and I decided I wanted to try a book. He took out Louis L’Amour’s Hondo from the library for me and it was just the kind of western I wanted to read. Hondo Lane rides dispatch  for General Cook in the Arizona desert, on his way to delivering news of an imminent Apache raid when he comes upon a lone ranch with just a woman and her little boy living there. Hondo tries to make her leave her ranch but she refuses to give up her home. Finally Hondo gives up, but he can’t get Angie out of his mind. This book is a great introduction to the western genre and L’Amour is one of it’s most prolific writers.

So there you have it! Two very different books I can heartily recommend! Enjoy!

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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.

7 Responses to Book Reviews!

  1. Kat says:

    I love reading other peoples book reviews. Such a neat way to see what’s ticking in their brain and also add to my list. These look great!

  2. May says:

    Bonfire looks like one I would enjoy. Of course, I had to google right away to see if Krysten was related to the Ritter men I know from other shows…no, but that also brought up images of her face. Though I didn’t recognize her name, I do recognize her face. It is always fun to read something written by someone you are familiar with from another context I think.

  3. John Holton says:

    “Hondo” was a classic John Wayne movie with Geraldine Page. Never realized L’Amour wrote it.
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  4. Claire Saul says:

    I haven’t read either of these but will add them to my list! Now you need to do a review on the TV shows!!
    I have nominated you for an award on my blog ( – hope you enjoy taking part!

    • mamasick says:

      Thank you for the nomination, Claire, it is an honor! I definitely don’t claim to be a fabulous book reviewer, I just want to share my love of reading and some books I really like with my readers!

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