Saturday, August 1, 2009

Six Sentence Saturday

6 Sentence Saturday Reviews

Welcome to Six Sentence Saturday. Where I try to express my thoughts on recent reads using only 6 sentences!!!!. At the end of each review I will post a rating scale of 1-5 using the cute and original (lol) Playing Cards. Rating scale will be as follows:

5 of Hearts- You must read this book NOW!!
4 of Hearts- A great read, put it on your TBR list.
3 of Hearts- Glad I read but no big deal

2 of Hearts- Why did I finish this?
Joker Card - Don't bother (why did I?)

Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter, and the People Who Raised Them
by Amy Dickinson
Reading this book made me feel like I had sat down with an old friend and she was catching me up with what had been happening in her life. Her writing is very captivating. As I was reading this it made me think of Front Porch Tales by Phillip Gulley, a Quaker writer. Both of them have that easy, down-home way about them and it translates into their writing. If you're into memoirs that ring true, then I would suggest reading this one. You'll love her hometown, family, and her memories.

A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen
by Molly Wizenburg
You know how sometimes you see a cover of a book and you're just drawn to it? This is one of those books for me. In between the covers is a heartwarming tale of growing up surrounded by food, family, and love. The recipes made my stomach growl and I am thinking of trying my hand at some of them. Molly's voice is unique, funny, and so real. She made her life experience pop out of the pages and into my excellent memoir that just happens to revolve around food!!


  1. Hi Staci- I love the 6 sentence way of reviewing. Wish I had thought of it as I agonize over reviews! I thought theMighty Queens of Freeville was so -so. Not too much emotion from Amy. I think I would have liked a book on her mother better but I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  2. 6 sentence reviews are great! I've had A Homemade Life on my wishlist a long time.

  3. Staci: May I borrow/use the Six Sentence Saturday review meme? Is it a meme you have started?

  4. Love the 6 sentence review. Sound like good books.

  5. Fun! I've added A Homemade Life to my wish list. I am drawn to the cover too.

  6. I love the six sentence approach! I read The Mighty Queens of Freeville (though not the other) and I think six sentences is just about right! :--) Very cleverly-abbreviated reviews!

  7. 6 Sentence Reviews are a success! This is a great idea Staci and it works well. I have Mighty Queens of Freeville TBR and A Homemade Life is on my wishlist, glad to hear that you gave it a "5" of hearts!

  8. Great idea! I'm all about short and sweet during the summer.

  9. A Homemade Life sounds really good. Great reviews!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  10. Might Queens has been on my shelf forever. A Homemade Life is one I'd really like to read someday. I'm glad you liked them both.

  11. I love the sound of A Homemade Life, do you know if it's anything like Julie and Julia??

  12. Love the six sentence reviews! I'm next up for A Homemade lIfe at the library...hurray.

  13. Love 'em. and Love that you loved them both. They sound great! :)

  14. Staci, I love the 6 Sentence reviews! And the playing cards are way cute!


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