Wednesday, November 25, 2009

From Peanuts to the Pressbox

In this behind-the-scenes look at sports broadcasting Eli Gold tells how a kid from Brooklyn, New York, went from selling peanuts at Madison Square Garden to being one of the most recognizable voices in all of radio sports broadcasting.

I got the opportunity to review From Peanuts to the Pressbox through the Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers network. I have to admit, I had never heard of Eli Gold before I picked up this book. I realize that may sound blasphemous to many sports fans, but I have only been watching sports for a few years. Regardless, I really enjoyed this book. Eli Gold's story is one of ambition and determination.

From Peanuts to the Pressbox is filled with heartfelt memories, and funny anecdotes. Gold has a way of really making you feel like you are right there with him through it all. Not only will your favorite sports fan love this book, but don't be afraid to pick it up even if you're not a huge fan!

Thomas Nelson Publishers provided me with a free copy of this book to review. All opinions are solely mine and are not influenced in any way.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Once in a Blue Moon

I was given the opportunity to read and review this book by the One2One Network.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Diary, comes a new, emotionally charged family drama, focusing on two sisters and their turbulent lives.

This is a great book about two sisters, torn apart at a young age and put into foster care. The younger sister, Kerri Ann, bounces from family to family and goes down the path of self-destruction just like her mother. The other sister, Lindsay, is adopted into a loving family and grows up to own a bookstore in Blue Moon Bay. After many years they are reunited and work together despite their differences to try and find Kerri Ann's daughter, Bella, who was taken from her much like they were taken from their mother. The characters are very realistic, and you can tell that Goudge has a sister of her own, because she definitely understands the complexity of the relationship. This book will draw you in and won't let you go until you're finished.

Put this one on the gift list for that book-loving lady in your life.

The One2One Network provided me with a free copy of this book to review. All opinions are solely mine and are not influenced in any way.