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Book Review: Music From The Dead by Bebe Faas Rice

Music From The Dead by Bebe Faas Rice is a young adult horror novel originally published in April 1997.  Marnie and her cousin Peter drive up to the mansion that Marnie's father rented for the summer ahead of her father.  When the cousins arrive at the mansion called Stonycraig and settle in, Marnie is nervous because she thought she saw a shadow in one of the windows.  Then, she starts hearing a woman crying late at night.  Are the stories about Stonycraig being haunted true? This is a book I originally read as a teenager, and I remember being impressed by the storyline and writing.  I recently decided to reread it as an adult to see if it was as good as I remembered.  I have to say it was phenomenal.  Well-written and unputdownable.   Even though there were parts that came back to me as I made my way through Music From The Dead , I still found it to be perfectly eerie and creepy.  There was even a little bit of romance but nothing inappropriate for a tween or teen.  The only com

Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

When Becoming by Michelle Obama was published, I was interested in reading the former First Lady's life story. That interest grew when I started hearing rave reviews about it. One year ago, I made the trek to my local Barnes and Noble Booksellers and purchased the hardcover of Becoming. Within a couple of weeks, I started reading it but put it aside for awhile. Eventually, I picked it back up and began reading the autobiography again. I was not disappointed.

I always knew that Michelle Obama was a very smart and classy lady just from listening to her speak and how she acted from television news stories, but I didn't realize how much so. On top of that, she is a very talented writer. I'm very picky about the non-fiction books I read because the topic has to interest me and be written well.

There were several things I learned about about Michelle Obama's personal life that I had no clue about. One is that she graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. I didn't know that her father had multiple sclerosis and that he succumbed to complications from it.

My favorite part of her life story is how she and Barack Obama would get into disagreements about marriage. Michelle believed in the institution of marriage, and Barack did not. Then, one night they went out to a restaurant for a multi-course meal and ended up having a disagreement about it at the restaurant. This disagreement was cut short when the waiter brought Michelle's dessert and removed the lid covering it to expose a box with an engagement ring. I love the fact that Barack compromised and married Michelle because it was something that was very important to her. Where can I find a man like Barack Obama?

I definitely recommend Becoming by Michelle Obama and gave it five out five stars for being well written, interesting, and informative.
 
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