Monday, December 21, 2009

"Skipping Christmas" by John Grisham

"Skipping Christmas"
    by John Grisham

Snack of choice:
Pizza and Pepsi

Story behind the story:
I bought this book at the Crandall Library Book sale for $1.

Story Line:
A couple decide that instead of blindly throwing away money for "Christmas," they would rather invests in a cruise that leaves Christmas day. The world is not so thrilled with this decision.

The Real Story:
I have to say, the idea really appealed to me. I'm not so thrilled about wreckless spending, and who doesn't love a cruise? But ultimately it's about a community coming together, in a lot of ways, but mostly to mess up the "Kranks" plans ("creative" name supplied by Grisham). Don't you have neighbors like that? It's not a stellar book. It's not a bad book either. It's just that obligatory Christmas story that ends with an obligatory smile. John Grisham is no doubt a master of his genre, but this is not that genre.

Check out:
"The Summons", "A Painted House", "Bleachers"
and as a Christmas alternative try Luke 2

3 out of 5 Large Hallow Frosties

Saturday, December 19, 2009

First Book Deal

The Gospel According to Lost
by Chris Seay

As a current fan of the series, I'm looking forward to receiving this book and letting
you know what I think.  My first thought is, "Oh no, not another apocryphal book" These Gospel according to Harry Potter lines of thinking has never been my drink of choice. I'll let you know...

Special thanks to Thomas Nelson Publishers for providing the reading material.

Purchase this book from my link and I could get up to 15%, but little as .002%

Thursday, December 17, 2009


I'm very excited about my new venture into the great unknowns of the blogging industry. If you are looking for frequent updates...this is not the blog for you. If you are looking for pictures of my family and unborn children... sorry you've got the wrong place.

The Living Room Couch is the place I like to lay out and read a good book. Might be with a cup of coffee and some great reading glasses, or maybe a Mountain Dew and popcorn. Maybe it's for class, maybe it's for work, or maybe it's for a free book. Who knows, but I hope you will enjoy it.

Shout out to Patti... Oh right... said I wasn't going to do that!