Still Life With Crows


A small Kansas town has turned into a killing ground.Is it a serial killer, a man with the need to destroy? Or is it a darker force, a curse upon the land? Amid golden cornfields, FBI Special Agent Pendergast discovers evil in the blood of America’s heartland.

No one is safe.

My take: This is book number three of the Agent Pendergast series by authors Preston and Child. What I love about these books is the way the authors lead you on with supernatural hints and feints only to leave you with a completely scientific solution to the puzzle at the end. Still Life With Crows is one of my favorites so far. Solid A-.

The Sacred Year a Good Read


Publishers description:

Frustrated and disillusioned with his life as a Christian motivational speaker, Michael Yankoski was determined to stop merely talking about living a life of faith and start experiencing it. The result was a year dedicated to engaging in spiritual practices, both ancient and modern, in a life-altering process that continues to this day. Whether contemplating an apple for an hour before tasting it (attentiveness), eating on $2.00 a day (simplicity) or writing simple letters of thanks (gratitude), Michael discovered a whole new depth through the intentional life.

My Grade: B+ Started off strong and kept its momentum until the last couple chapters which got a bit too preachy.