20% West Bend 12 cup Stainless Steel Percolator Coffee Maker.........

This morning I saw the West Bend company is celebrating their 110th birthday by offering a 20% sale.  I don't really need any kitchen appliances at this moment but I went to their website to browse. I do have a few West Bend products and they've always worked well for me; I have a vintage slow-cooker of theirs that is about 33 years old that still works perfectly.

Although I don't need this... when I saw it, I was immediately transported in my memories to my Grandma's house.  She always brewed her coffee with a tall percolator style coffee maker.  That side of the family were big coffee drinkers - the stronger, blacker and hotter... the better.  I guess that is where I get it from!  The smell of coffee at Grandma's house was different from the smell of coffee brewed in a drip coffee maker or a single cup brewer like Keurig.  It was ... heavenly.

I was too little to care about drinking coffee at Grandma's, but later, as an adult, I bought a percolator style as my go-to for "camp coffee".  I use it camping, and brew it over a fire.  Fresh coffee first thing in the morning on a camping trip is always amazing but the taste of percolated coffee is just so, so good.

That is the background and reason for this post.  I saw this pot and I'm tempted to order one or one similar.  I thought I'd share it on coffeetalking.com since it's coffee related.

I don't own this one (yet?) and I'm not an affiliate of theirs or have any connection to them.  I'm just posting because if you are looking for a percolator, this one is affordable to start with, but even better with 20% off.  Code and link are below.



The classic West Bend 12 cup stainless steel percolator brings back the strong flavor and aroma of percolated coffee.

  • 2-12 Cup Capacity is perfect for serving one or many
  • Ready-to-serve indicator light
  • Keep Warm mode keeps coffee at the perfect serving temperature, automatically
  • Cord detaches for tabletop serving
  • Coffee level indicator on handle
  • Handle and base are heat-resistant
  • Stainless steel stem and basket
  • 950 watts
  • One year warranty

The code for their 20% sale through this weekend:  1TEN at the West Bend website:  Linked Here








5 year old girl's Covid tested and comes home bleeding from her eye and nose; Getting tested for Covid? Unfortunately, you’ll find a range of training and experience levels of the people doing the swabbing. Some had zero experience before doing it.


These nasal swabs were never meant to diagnose disease.  The CDC already admitted the tests can’t detect the difference between COVID-19 and influenza.

There’s zero evidence COVID-19 is a threat to healthy children, and they’re not efficient vectors of transmission. It makes zero scientific sense to put innocent kids through this madness.



 The Mom's FB post:

"I am not one to complain or post personal things like this but when you mess with my kids then it needs to be addressed. I’m going to try to be as sensitive as possible to other peoples opinions on this. But I have so many emotions right now I don’t even know where to begin.

Our health unit gave us one of 3 options for our 5 year olds to go back to school. 1) get tested 2) isolate for 10 days 3) prove that their illness is related to another illness/condition.
As much as I didn’t want to get them tested, they wanted to go to school and they wanted to see their friends. They are sick of all of this as much as I am.

So we got them tested. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED WHEN ONE OF THEM CAME HOME. 30 minutes of heavy bleeding from her nose and eye. Stopped. And then started again. These nurses do this how many times a day?

The health unit says this is normal and to monitor it. They said they may have hit a nerve. HOW IS THIS NORMAL? How are you going to downplay the fact YOU did this to my child? They also mentioned that they normally do mouth swabs on children but today, for some reason, the system said a nasal swab was needed??

I expect the nurses doing these tests to be experienced and do these tests PROPERLY. Not traumatize my child and possibly damage a nerve.

I’m all for respecting people’s opinions on covid and how they choose to deal with it. Whether your pro vax or antivax, I really don’t care. But this is my child and now she is traumatized over something she doesn’t even understand. I’m angry. I’m sad. I have major mom guilt. Over something that wasn’t even necessary. Colds still exist. Flus still exist. If you’re sick then stay home. It’s as simple as that. Just don’t put an innocent child through this shit. It’s heartbreaking.

I’m not trying to cause a debate as I know there are thousands of tests that get done on children and don’t have this outcome. I just want to raise awareness of what can happen and to TRUST YOUR GUT."




The nasopharyngeal swab checks for coronavirus in the back of the nasal passage and is one of a range of swabbing techniques.

"I have swabbed many patients while working in hospital and also do these swabs on myself every week as a volunteer in a trial. It is unusual to have something that far up your nose - the swab can feel itchy or tickly but it shouldn't be painful," says Dr Tom Wingfield of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

You’ll find a range of training and experience levels of the people doing the swabbing.

The premise of the test itself is another part of the problem. “The body doesn’t like foreign objects entering the nose. It’s an open path from the outside world that goes directly to your windpipe and your lungs. And your nasal cavity is adjacent to your eye and your brain,” Lane says. “That’s a high-priority territory to defend.”

To do the test, a technician inserts a flexible, soft-tipped, 6-inch swab into your nostril. They’ll guide it to the back of your nose until it reaches the nasopharynx -- the area where your nasal cavities meet your throat -- and swirl it gently. They may leave it there for a few seconds to collect secretions. If the first nostril doesn’t provide enough, they may repeat the process in the other nostril.






A snoring husband.
OMG I'm tired.
Remember in books and movies how kings and queens had different bedrooms?  Yeah... I'm thinking that sounds like a really grand idea!

I'm so dang tired I could cry.  Sigh.  Instead it will be coffee, lots of coffee, and B-12, and more coffee.  




50 years ago the owners manual of a car showed you how to adjust the valves.
Today it warns you not to drink the contents of the battery.



Almost 80% of Venezuelans live in extreme poverty.... Socialism fails.  Every. Time.


Almost 750,000 covid 'vaccine' (shot) reactions as of September 17th and that's just the ones that got documented.... 15K deaths, 66K hospitalizations, 2K miscarriages.....


VAERS COVID Vaccine Adverse Event Reports

726,963 Reports Through September 17, 2021



Are you wondering "What happens during an abortion and how do they get the baby out anyway?"

It's a little person, with fully formed arms and legs.  They have to break bones and rip apart the body to get it out.  Yes, of course the baby can feel and hear everything.  Just like you feel and hear.  No difference. 




Remember a few years ago when two undercover journalists exposed Planned Parenthood was selling dead baby body parts (a felony) and the California attorney general prosecuted the journalists and never did anything against Planned Parenthood?

That attorney general was Kamala Harris.


Tennessee Democrat Congressman is saying I can GIVE my blood and anti-bodies to THEM but I am not worthy to receive them if needed....

Good Morning!  Coffee is in hand...

This weekend I read a congressman from Tennessee is proposing monoclonal antibody treatment only be given to those who took the Covid shot.

Here's the deal...  I donate blood.
They sent out emails to us blood donors a couple months ago letting donors know all blood donations are tested for Covid anti-bodies, so they know we can be a monoclonal antibody donor. 

And people like me that get Covid naturally and recover (as most do), and have a stronger, natural immunity and antibodies are in high demand. 

So basically, this Democratic idiot and all his ilk are saying I can GIVE my blood and anti-bodies to THEM but I am not worthy to receive them if needed, because I refuse to get experimental mRNA shot into my system.

I can GIVE my blood and monoclonal anti-bodies to THEM
but I am not worthy to RECEIVE them if needed.

Ponder that over morning coffee.

 A few years ago I read a sci-fi book about a future world in which a virus has turned the population into vampires.  Humans that weren't yet vampires were in high demand for their clean blood.  The vampires ran the world and preyed on the humans with clean blood, and often kept the humans captive as their personal blood donators.  The humans, with their clean, healthy blood were in hiding and on the run trying to stay alive and not be caught by the government; now overran with ruthless vampires.


And here I thought I was reading a fiction novel... not a harbinger of what was coming in our future. 



 Congress should wear jackets like Nascar drivers... so we can know who bought them.



More kids shot in Chicago this year than killed by covid nationwide....

It's been almost a year since Trump left office and he can still gather a crowd 10X larger than Biden..
(while at college football games across the nation the crowds are chanting 'fuck Joe Biden')

Did you know the government gives 'refugees' benefits that are larger than the social security payments Americans have spent their whole lives working for?  And disability payments to Americans average $800.  But a (cough cough) refugee gets over 3 x's as much.

Covid should have been treated like H1N1 from the start...
We get it.  We all know the risks... blah blah... now let us live our lives.





Norway leads the pack at restoring common sense: Covid-19 is comparable to the 'flu' (as it should be) and restrictions lifted

For the first time ever, a medicine's ineffectiveness is being blamed on those who haven't taken it


Hello and good morning! 

I came here and started a post hours ago, but got side-tracked over at Project Gutenberg - downloading a ton more historical books.  How I love historical books of all different genres... I got lost for about 2 hours but I'm back. 

Sorry - but I keep getting pulled away and immersed in tasks.  LOL.  I've attempted about 5 times but I give up.   :)


Ponder over morning coffee.....




Good Morning Coffee Friends...

Yesterday I posted when the Democrats clapped and cheered when it was passed that women and doctors can kill a full term baby, right up to the moment before birth.   

Because the doctor can deem a woman's 'emotional' health is now a reason for an abortion, a full term, healthy, active baby can now be killed literally just before birth.

I couldn't stop thinking about those poor babies - feeling that pain - and ended up in tears.  

Later, I realized... many women have NO IDEA WHAT HAPPENS IN AN ABORTION.

No - really.

The clinic, nurses, doctors... no one tells them what happens, they just tell them they will 'take care of it' and such.  They use ambiguous words and don't go into details of what has to be done.

Do these young women (and even older women) realize that to 'take care of it', the baby has to be delivered?  And to do that, they shove a sharp instrument up (like scissors) and pierce the baby's skull.  They usually end up having to rip the arms and legs off the baby to get it out and it comes out in pieces.  

They dig around to make sure all the pieces of the baby (who was literally alive, kicking, hiccuping, moving, and sucking its thumb just minutes before) out because if they don't get all the pieces of the baby's body out, it can cause death in the mother.  Death in the mother would be terrible, but the death of the little one... not so much, right?

Well, anyway... I saw this person's post this morning and thought it would be good to ponder over coffee.


"I'm so embarrassed to be part of a generation that laughs when a baby is ripped limb from limb in the womb, yet cries when someone calls them the wrong pronoun."


40 week old, full term, healthy baby can be killed literally moments before birth now thanks to the Democrats











Democrats just clapped as Nancy Pelosi read the vote to pass her bill legalizing abortions up to birth. Fully formed babies that feel pain and touch. Can hear, grasp, have hiccups and dreams.


Democrats just clapped as Nancy Pelosi read the vote to pass her bill legalizing abortions up to birth

They are the epitome of evil.









The last time I legit bought a full set of silverware (or flatware, since it's not actually 'silver') was back in 2005 or 2006.  

We had the full service for 12 people so even with some getting mysteriously lost or bent or scratched up through the years of young children, teenagers, using our silverware as impromptu tools, etc. we've always had more than enough on hand even for dinner parties and guests, and we loved them.

The weight, the feel, the style, the size....


That's what this little post over morning coffee is about.


Seriously.  SUPER-sized, GIANT, huge, WIDE spoons for everyday cereal use.  The forks that are so long you would gouge your tonsils just putting them into your mouth.  The soup spoons?  I swear only Janis from Friends or a large man would have the mouth wide enough to USE these spoons.



Why has giant sized every day flatware become the 'thing' in the past 7 years or so?

It was about 4/5 years ago I started actively looking.  All the silverware and flatware had been super-sized to mouths that must be HUGE in order to use them!  

I recall holding up some to my own mouth to 'test' and I would have had to stretch my lips to splitting stage in order to use it.  The best most females would be able to do is sloppily slurp foods from the end of the spoon.

Fred Flintsone hands and mouths came to mind when viewing all the current flatware/silverware on the market.

And what about the children?  Please, think of the children! LOL

Sure, babies and toddlers have special spoons and forks to learn to use utensils but by the age of 2 or 3 they are using the family flatware and OH MY GOSH.  SERIOUSLY!???

They cannot wield these giant monster sized eating utensils.

It doesn't matter the brand... mikasa, oneida   or almost any brand you find is going to be HUGE.  Far to large for kids in any way, shape or form - far too large for most average sized females and far too large for even average sized males.

You might as well use a freakin' shovel to eat.  The regular spoons are LITERALLY THE SIZE OF A SERVING UTENSIL!

I was hopeful *IF* I waited a couple years that this fad of outrageously sized flatware would wane and normal, human sized flatware would again start to fill the shelves and the internet.


So in the end, needing to actually replace our flatware, and over-thinking, researching, studying, trying, looking, searching, reading reviews and looking at far too many images of flatware... I finally made a decision and ordered a 65 piece set this week - due to be delivered tomorrow.

... but I'm still keeping our current normal human sized set for use as well.  Especially for the kids ages 4-15 so they can at least USE eating utensils instead of huge, super-sized spoon shaped shovels and pitchforks for their cereal and macaroni.





 ... it's just the coffee talking again.




Can my school see what I'm doing on my laptop at home? Is the school monitoring what my child is doing in our home? The quick answer? YES. Yes, they are. And many parents/kids don't realize it.

As students across the United States are handed school-issued laptops and signed up for educational cloud services, the way the educational system treats the privacy of students is undergoing profound changes—often without their parents’ notice or consent, and usually without a real choice to opt out of privacy-invading technology.




Under digital surveillance: how American schools spy on millions of kids - The new school surveillance technology doesn’t turn off when the school day is over: anything students type in official school email accounts, chats or documents is monitored 24 hours a day, whether students are in their classrooms or their bedrooms.



Tools like Gaggle have become ubiquitous in classrooms across the country, according to forthcoming research by the D.C.-based Center for Democracy & Technology.   Youth are being primed to accept surveillance as an inevitable reality, said Elizabeth Laird, the center’s director of equity in civic technology. In return, she said, they’re giving up the ability to explore new ideas and learn from mistakes.

Gaggle, currently monitors the digital files of more than 5 million students...


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Good Morning Coffee Friends!

I'm planning out and prioritizing my tasks for the day but wanted to pop in for a minute with my coffee and a couple memes.

"I don't ask people about their vaccination status - mainly because it's none of my damn business." 

If you still hate Trump after 9 months of Biden, then you have a problem.

Oh the truth behind this one!
On a side note - daily, I glance over the news headlines and leads of some pretty big, major news outlets and you know what?  The past 9 months have been mostly crickets when it comes to Biden and Harris screw-ups and disasters but daily, they still find something, anything (even if it's fake and made up) to STILL complain about Donald Trump for!!!  
I'm like, SERIOUSLY!?  This world is fucking falling apart with BIDEN AND HARRIS LEADING THE PACK and you still can't get your personal vendetta against a past President out of your brain?  COVER THE MESS OF A DISASTER OUR CURRENT VP AND President ARE!!

This actually works!  Ha ha.  Brilliant my man, brilliant.
"My coworker said he doesn't ask his girlfriend where she wants to eat.  He just says "guess where we're going to eat!"  And the first thing she guesses is where they go.  Smart man."


















Luc Montagnier: "We’re in unknown territory and proclaim mandatory vaccines for everyone. It’s insanity. It’s vaccination insanity that I absolutely condemn."

Ponder over morning coffee.....

While it is understood that viruses mutate, causing variants, French Virologist and Nobel Prize Winner Luc Montagnier contends that “it is the vaccination that is creating the variants.”

The 2008 Nobel Laureate made the explosive comments as part of a larger interview with Pierre Barnérias of Hold-Up Media earlier this month.

As reported at RAIR in April of last year, Prof. Montagnier presented a powerful case that the coronavirus was created in a lab. His comments at the time offended the left-wing establishment so much that they aggressively attempted to discredit his statement. Now, the media is backpedaling on the origin of the coronavirus after prominent scientists called for further scrutiny.

Vaccines are Creating the Variants

Prof. Montagnier referred to the vaccine program for the coronavirus as an “unacceptable mistake”. Mass vaccinations are a “scientific error as well as a medical error,” he said. “It is an unacceptable mistake. The history books will show that, because it is the vaccination that is creating the variants,” Prof. Luc Montagnier continued.

The prominent virologist explained that “there are antibodies, created by the vaccine,” forcing the virus to “find another solution” or die. This is where the variants are created. It is the variants that “are a production and result from the vaccination.”

Antibody-Dependent Enhancement

Prof. Montagnier said that epidemiologists know but are “silent” about the phenomenon, known as “Antibody-Dependent Enhancement” (ADE). In the articles that mention ADE, the concerns expressed by Prof. Montagnier are dismissed. “Scientists say that ADE is pretty much a non-issue with COVID-19 vaccines,” an article at Medpage Today reported in March.

Prof. Montagnier explained that the trend is happening in “each country” where “the curve of vaccination is followed by the curve of deaths.”

The Nobel Laureate’s point is emphasized by information revealed in an open letter from a long list of medical doctors to the European Medicines Agency. The letter stated in part that “there have been numerous media reports from around the world of care homes being struck by COVID-19 within days of vaccination of residents.”

Earlier this month, RAIR reported on a statement by French Virologist Christine Rouzioux:

“…the rise in new cases is occurring in vaccinated patients in nursing homes in ‘Montpellier, in the Sarte, in Rheims, in the Moselle…”

Prof. Luc Montagnier continued to say that he is doing his own experiments with those who become infected with the coronavirus after getting the vaccine. “I will show you that they are creating the variants that are resistant to the vaccine,” he said.


Pfizer is soon going to have their 'vaccination' (experimental mrna shot) approved for CHILDREN ages 5-11.  What does Mr. Montagnier say about vaccinating children with the Covid-19 shot?

I am outraged by the fact that we want to vaccinate children, because then we are really affecting a future generation. We need to know, for example, take glyphosate, right? Recent studies on glyphosate have shown that there are epigenetic effects. That means people who eat glyphosate in their diet, pass on something that will affect future generations. Their children, their grand children and great-grand children, they will suffer. At the moment, this has been only shown in rats. You could extrapolate this onto humans. There are epigenetic effects. We need to consider that and not just think of our own generation, but of the future.

This Messenger RNA that’s being injected today in vaccines, may have effects on future generations that are undetected if we aren’t searching for them. —

So it will persist, we’ll say, if we inject this substance, without really knowing the without knowing the mid-term and long term consequences.

Absolutely. We’re in unknown territory and proclaim mandatory vaccines for everyone. It’s insanity. It’s vaccination insanity that I absolutely condemn. I want to say as well, that I never, never said that everyone will die from the vaccine, but that a certain amount of people who take the vaccine will suffer from it. That’s impermissible.

They will suffer from side effects, to which there have been no observations, or any data from previous studies because it’s still too soon to say.

Exactly. There could side effects that effect future generations as well, maybe, but most probably from our generation in five to ten years. That’s absolutely possible. Notably, something we call neurodegenerative illness. There are sequences that resemble the prion sequences in the RNA of the coronavirus. These prions could disorder the natural proteins in the brain, modifying them to make prions.






Luc Montagnier Did NOT Say Vaccine Would Kill People in Two Years – Here’s What he DID Say (Video)

Nobel Laureate Luc Montagnier – Warns Covid Vaccine May Lead to ‘Neurodegenerative Illness’ (Video)





Ponder over Coffee: The ten stages of genocide

Good Morning Coffee Friends -

I only have about 3 minutes before my "get your butt moving and get on the road" alarm goes off this morning so no time to chat.  Instead, putting this here because it's something important to ponder over coffee.   Saw this this morning on a site and it's a bit scary how it rings true in our world today.



Professor Gregory H. Stanton, vice-president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars; the summary comes from the Montreal Holocaust Museum.  


According to academic and activist Gregory H. Stanton, genocide is a process that develops in ten stages, described here. The stages do not necessarily follow a linear progression and may coexist.

Classification.  Groups in a position of power will categorize people according to ethnicity, race, religion or nationality employing an us versus them mentality.

Symbolization.  People are identified as Jews, Roma or Tutsis, etc., and made to stand out from others with certain colors or symbolic articles of clothing.

Discrimination.  A dominant group uses laws, customs, and political power to deny the rights of other groups. The powerless group may not be granted full civil rights or even citizenship.

Dehumanization.  The diminished value of the discriminated group is communicated through propaganda. Parallels are drawn with animals, insects or diseases.

Organization.  A state, its army or militia design genocidal killing plans.

Polarization.  Propaganda is employed to amplify the differences between groups. Interactions between groups are prohibited, and the moderate members of the group in power are killed.

Preparation.  The victims are identified, separated and forced to wear symbols. Deportations, isolation and forcible starvation. Death lists are drawn up.

Persecution.  Victims are identified and isolated based on their ethnic or religious identity. Death lists are drawn up. In state sponsored genocides, members of victim groups may be forced to wear identifying symbols. Their property is often expropriated.

Extermination.  The massacres begin. The perpetrators see their actions as “extermination” since they do not consider their victims to be entirely human.

Denial.  The perpetrators of the genocide deny having committed their crimes. Victims are often blamed. Evidence is hidden and witnesses are intimidated.




This is me.
This is my life.
Totally not joking.  Truth in print.

I needed to do laundry but then I realized I was out of laundry detergent, so I went to write a shopping list and realized how unorganized the junk drawer was.  I started checking pens for ink. When I went to toss out all the junk I saw the trash was full. But before I went to take it out I wanted to get rid of all the old food in the fridge.... and that's how I ended up not doing laundry
I needed to do laundry but then I realized I was out of detergent, so I went to write a shopping list and realized how unorganized the junk drawer was.  I started checking pens for ink. When I went to toss out all the junk, I saw that the trash was full - but before I took it out I wanted to get rid of the old food in the fridge.  That's when I realized a juice jug had leaked so I needed to clean it up but when I went to grab a rag, I saw that the pantry closet was a nightmare so I started organizing it.
And that's how I ended up on the floor looking at my old photo albums from the 1990's and not doing laundry.





  In this house we believe
biology is real
all lives matter
crime is illegal
Jesus is life
God is love
unborn babies are human
truth is everything


Enjoy your morning coffee.



Good Morning Coffee Friends...

Got to sleep last night around 11:20 pm.  Woke from a dream at 3:30 am and couldn't go back to sleep until around 6:30.  Then my alarm went off at 7:00 am.  Ha.  It's a rough morning so far, let me tell you.

Yesterday I got the delivery I was waiting for but 2 boxes missing.   The paperwork in the box lists the items and says "0" shipped so it's obvious they weren't packed or sent, but they were indeed paid for in full. 

I went to the website to click on the order and it's marked "delivered" as it was part of a larger delivery, and everything fell under the same tracking number.  

Last night did an online chat with customer service, they are going to request a replacement sent out - although I'm still in limbo as I've not gotten a confirmation email for the replacements, nor any update on if the last 2 items were still coming...

It's always something with deliveries now, isn't it?





 Best Halloween costume for a dog....

When replacing the roll remember:  beards are cool, mullets are bad

You know who's always there for you?

Elderly patient gets hearing aids and doesn't tell his family.....

Questioning and doubting doesn't make you "anti" anything nor a conspiracy theorist.



Some random books from my ereader......

I started this post because it's late afternoon and I was waiting on a delivery.  Being in the office where the front window overlooking the street and driveway, I opened the laptop to do some research while I looked for the UPS driver.

The driver has been and gone... and I need to get busy doing some other things now, but here are just a few books completely chosen at random that are on my Kindle - and one book that was recommended to me (highly) but I just can't get myself to care about the topic enough right now to download it.  Maybe, perhaps some day if my interest is piqued in that direction.  But it's really highly rated and loved by many.... so I added it.




This book has come highly recommended, although admittedly, I haven't chosen to read it yet.  It's not a genre I'd typically read and I really have no interest.  I respect and like the person who recommended it, but it absolutely more 'her' style of reading than what I would chose for enjoyment.  Still... I thought I'd list it since she really loved it and the reviews seem favorable as well.


Wholistic Feminism  Wholistic Feminism: Healing the Identity Crisis Caused by the Women's Movement

In Wholistic Feminism, you will see how the American women’s movement has defined success in a way that keeps us striving, yet never fully arriving. You will learn to see female contributions in a new light and realize that you are not inadequate. You, and your female body were never the problem! Author Leah A. Jacobson will help you find common ground and connection with other women so that you can celebrate sisterhood with other women, not competition. In accepting and loving your feminine gifts, you will discover how worthy you are of blazing your own trail and you will be empowered to create a life of meaningful contribution. It is time for the women’s movement to be whole.


This one I started with trepidation.  I've read a couple different books now that took the original children's story of Peter Pan and morphed it into their own version and tale.  When I started this one, I thought it put an interesting spin on it and liked it just fine... but by the end, I didn't really enjoy it much at all.  It's book one in a two part and I really don't plan to buy the second in the series.  But I do need to mention most everyone else seems to like it.  Reviewers love it.

Wendy Darling: Volume 1: Stars

Wendy Darling has a perfectly agreeable life with her parents and brothers in wealthy London, as well as a budding romance with Booth, the neighborhood bookseller's son. But one night, while their parents are at a ball, the charmingly beautiful Peter Pan comes to the Darling children's nursery, and—dazzled by this flying boy with god-like powers—they follow him out of the window and straight on to morning into Neverland, an intoxicating island of freedom.

As time passes in Neverland, Wendy realizes that this Lost Boy's paradise of turquoise seas, mermaids, and pirates holds terrible secrets rooted in blood and greed. As Peter's grasp on her heart tightens, she struggles to remember where she came from—and begins to suspect that this island of dreams, and the boy who desires her, have the potential to transform into an everlasting nightmare.

"This Peter Pan story may sound familiar, but the tale takes a darker turn when the children arrive on Pan Island in Neverland. The longer they stay on the island, the harder they find it to remember their former lives. It soon becomes apparent that Peter, far from a naive boy who won’t grow up, is a cunning, manipulative leader. This is Neverland crossed with William Golding’s Lord of the Flies; there is jealousy, anger, maliciousness, and death. And this Peter Pan is a young man who has his sinister sights set on Wendy. When she begins to remember her past and expresses a desire to return home, Peter turns cruel and abusive. During the rest of the action-packed novel, she tries to escape him and the dangers of the island with her brothers in tow. - School Library Journal


Now this one surprised me.  I only knew as much as the description reads below when I ordered it.  The description does not do the story justice.  It has a supernatural twist to it that is much stronger than the little blurb below makes it sound.  But I really enjoyed this book and was interested in the characters. 

Shadows in the Water: Shadows in the Water Series Book 1

When DEA agent Jack Thorne's house is stormed by vengeful drug lords, both he and his wife are shot dead. Only his daughter Louie survives--by using a terrifying power that defies reason. Piecing together a life in his absence, Louie embraces her gift and her rage under the force of a single need: revenge. She will destroy the men that took her family. No matter the cost, no matter how many bullets, she won't stop until justice has been well and truly served.


This story was a download because at the time, it was free.  I had little hope for a book with such an awful title... seriously.  But it's a genre I like to read and like I said, it was a free download that day.  What a surprise when it ended up being pretty decent!  With a different title and cover, I think it could get a lot more notice.  Having said that however, I'm not sure I'm going to go on to order/buy the second book.  The story got a little 'meh' by the end and some of the characters (the 4 teens) drove me insane and I wanted to reach through the book and throttle one of them.


  World After Geezer: Year One

Nix St Clair has been a Cleveland cop for 20 years, and she’s never seen anything like the chaos of Geezer Flu. It’s the same everywhere - or so says cable TV until the power starts going on and off like a caution light. Why she hasn’t died is a question Nix is too busy to answer, but she knows the authorities are fighting a losing battle. Geezer is unstoppable, and it will get her, too, sooner or later. Before it does, she wants to reach her grandfather to say good-bye. Or to bury him if she’s too late. It’s a tough journey on foot, dragging along a small child she rescued from a very nasty situation. And at the end of the road is disappointment. Gramps isn’t as she remembered him - and neither is his farm.

Young George Shirk and his even younger siblings have moved in to help the old man, who’s suffered a stroke. While grateful, Nix finds the difference between their Mennonite world view and hers difficult - but the real clash of cultures begins with the arrival of four scared teens looking for sanctuary from a world gone mad. She's lived by the motto, To protect and serve for a long time, but she can’t save all the orphans by herself. Surrounded by kids she needs to keep safe, she’s begun to think of herself as the world’s oldest woman with a gun. She’s reached her limit by the time one more kid shows up. But the “kid” is a combat veteran of 24, and what Nix can’t know is that Cash Hatfield will end up saving her.




Oh, this was a good one.  Another one that surprised me because the cover is just... awful.
The cover looks like it would be a book about hiking and travel or something!  But nope.  It's actually a really good, in depth book listing the people in the bible and giving you a little blurb about each of them.  I found it interesting to read it front to back like a regular book, but then I found myself looking up individuals later as I would come across their names in the Bible or online when I was reading various websites or blogs.  I wish the cover photo and font was better done - more professionally as it would get a little more notice and respect - which it totally deserves. 


   Bible People Real People: An Unforgettable A-Z of Who is Who in the Bible

  • Read this book through from A to Z, like any other title
  • Dip in and discover who was who in personal Bible study
  • Check the names when preparing a talk or sermon

With the names arranged in alphabetical order, the Old and New Testament characters are clearly identified so that the reader is able to explore either the Old or New Testament people on the first reading, and the other Testament on the second.

Those wanting to become more familiar with the Bible will find this is a great introduction to the people inhabiting the best selling book in the world, and those who can quote chapter and verse will find everyone suddenly becomes much more real – because these people are real. This is a book to keep handy and refer to frequently while reading the Bible.

This is a lively, well-informed study of some great Bible characters. Professor Gordon Wenham MA PhD. Tutor in Old Testament at Trinity College Bristol and Emeritus Professor of Old Testament at the University of Gloucestershire.