Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Spy Next Door

The Spy Next Door

When Bob Ho becomes the babysitter for his neighbor's wild children, they accidently blow his cover as a spy! The chase is on as Bob fights off the bad guys and tries to keep the kids safe. The story is predictable but Jackie Chan's stunts are highly entertaining. A good family film for all ages.

- Dixie

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Gardener's Color Palette

The Gardener’s Color Palette
by Tom Fischer
with photographs by Clive Nichols

I was drawn to the dazzling colors of the flowers on the cover and the photographs inside are just as spectacular. Not only is it pleasing to the eye, but the contents of this book make it an excellent resource for designing a garden, or if you are thinking about changing the color scheme of an established garden. The flowers are grouped in ten color categories and includes the type of plant, zone, height, bloom time, and lists flowers that compliment each other.

I was not going to purchase more flowers this year, but after paging through The Gardener’s Color Palette . . . who can resist!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Boyfriends' Dogs

My Boyfriends' Dogs
by Dandi Daley Mackall

Written for young adults, My Boyfriends' Dogs is the story of Bailey Dailey (who lives on Ukelele Lane), a 16-year-old who desperately wants a boyfriend. She gets one . . . and then another . . . and then another, acquiring their dogs along the way. Bailey has a wonderful relationship with her mom and her best friend Amber, who both try to gently steer her in the right direction as she struggles, with blinders on, through her relationships. A great story for girls who like dogs and boys!

- Linda

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection

This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection
by Carol Burnett


I thoroughly enjoyed this book written and read by the wildly funny Carol Burnett. She shares her personal history, her rise in show business and stories about the people she's met along the way. Most of these anecdotes are hilarious (she is a hoot off-stage, too), some are heartbreaking (it's real life!), and all are told in such an easygoing style that you will feel like you just had a chat with your next-door neighbor.

- Dixie