What I’ve Been Reading

I want to tell you about two books I read recently.

The two books had nothing in common; one was Young Adult Paranormal Fiction and the other was a non-fiction book about dementia.

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The first book, Hallows Haven, was written by Melissa Brodsky, the author of one of the first blogs I ever read  when I first started blogging.  We go way back!  I was excited to read a book by a friend.  And I was not disappointed. It’s a really good book!  In a nutshell, it’s about a teenage girl living her normal life of cheerleading, girlfriends, and boyfriends, while at the same time discovering and adjusting to her newfound supernatural powers.

I was truly impressed with Melissa’s writing!  She is amazingly talented.  Although it is not my usual genre, I absolutely could not put this book down.  And when I reached the cliffhanger ending, I emailed her immediately!  LOL  I can’t wait till part two comes out shortly.  I wholeheartedly recommend Hallows Haven!  Bonus – it’s on sale for $1.99 until August 15th on Amazon.


The second book was called Touch the Spirit.  The subject matter may not appeal to everyone, but I definitely recommend it to anyone  who has a loved one with dementia, or those who work with dementia patients.  I learned a lot about caring for dementia patients (not physically but mentally and emotionally), dementia itself, prevention, and treatment.  I found myself nodding along to many of her descriptions and examples.  Dementia makes me angry.  It’s not fair, it’s an evil thief .  But this book did help me with understanding and accepting it, and doing my best to care for those affected by dementia, and how to connect with them on a spiritual level.  There are ways to reach them that you may not know about, and it can unlock doors and allow you to communicate with them on a whole new level.

While I was reading it at work, a nurse friend asked me about it; her mother is suffering from dementia.  Now that I’ve finished it, I’m going to drop my copy off for her.  I think it will be a great help for anyone who has a parent with dementia.

I was not compensated for this post – just given the books to review.

Read any good books lately?


2 thoughts on “What I’ve Been Reading

  1. I am going to check out the second book. My mother has dementia. I am having a hard time dealing with her. Quite frankly because I do not understand.
    If you like Paranormal books try Kresley Cole: Immortal Series. I don’t recommend it for young adults though.


  2. Thanks for sharing about the books. I love reading books from fellow bloggers and will have to check the first one out. As well as the second, because my aunt has dementia.


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