Blackberry Bush Reviewed

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Book Description:

Who are You, and what are you doing here?

Two babies—Kati and Josh—are born on opposite sides of the world at the very moment the Berlin Wall falls. You'd think such a potent freedom metaphor would become the soundtrack for their lives, but nothing could be further from the truth.

Despite his flawless image, Josh, an artistic and gifted California skateboarder, struggles to find his true role in the world, and his growing aggression eventually breaks him.

Kati, a German with a penchant for classic Swiss watches and attic treasure-hunting, is crushed with disappointment for never being “enough” for anyone—most especially her mother.

Craving liberation, Kati and Josh seem destined to claim their birthright of freedom together. After all, don't the “chance” encounters transform your life…or are they really chance?

My Thoughts: I was really drawn to the cover and the feel of the book. The book took awhile to get into, it is written in a style that I am not use to and I really had a hard time getting into the flow. Once I did I really did enjoy it. I really enjoy books written in the WWII era, so I was glad when the book started to flow.

In The Spirit of Baseball & Football Reviewed

Book Description: Sometimes, when we think about little league sports, the first thing that comes to mind are pushy coaches and over-competitive parents. However, there are many positive character qualities that children can develop while playing team sports. Kathryn Nixon and Ana Boudreau help to instill these virtues in their two books, The Spirit in Baseball and The Spirit in Football. Their books are based on the fruits of the Spirit as seen in Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”

My Thoughts: I really liked these books! As a mother who has children who has participated in team sports I loved how the author wrote these books. I can't tell you how many parents I have come across who relive their childhood through their children. These books are must reads if you have children in sports, or grandchildren in sports. Highly recommend!
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