Saturday, September 26, 2009

Book in Review- Godmother by Carolyn Turgeon

I have sat and contemplated what book to review first here on my blog and I really am having a hard time deciding. I have reviewed a few titles on facebook and that went well, but what's next. I suppose I will just run a random lottery in my goes........... .......... .........
Ok....and the winner is.....
Godmother by Carolyn Turgeon

This title was recommended to me from another bookseller. After she finished she insisted that I read it. I don't normally read books from the regular fiction section, normally my face is usually browsing the books in the young reader fiction or teen fiction. I started this one and couldn't put it down! I was, of course, instantly sucked in when the beginning of the book starts in a old dusty bookstore....(oh how I love old dusty bookstores)...Lil, the main character, is tormented by her memories of being Cinderella's godmother long long ago. She goes through this story trying to find redemption from her mistakes in the past. She informs the reader that things didn't quite go as planned as we all are led to believe. She lives in modern day New York City and is doomed for eternity for her mistakes and wrong doing against Cinderella....but there is a twist....something quite unexpected....this reader won't tell you what it is, but just will never imagine how Lil's story develops. This touching tale of life after the fairy tale still haunts me today. I read it quite a few months ago and when thinking of Lil, I still am touched by her memories and outcome. Miss Turgeon has created the answer to a "what if" question that never would have been thought of. She takes us to that world of fairy tales and shows us what realities may have occurred....the writing in this book is exquisite and moving....I will be reading this again and again....

Thursday, September 24, 2009

My new blog

and so....I have asked myself many times, "what would I have to possibly talk about in a blog??" I thought and thought and decided that the best thing I could blog about is books!
I work at Barnes & Noble and I am the Lead of the children and teen departments. I absolutely love books!
I have decided to write book reviews on my blog and any other thing that comes to my please enjoy!