Saturday, October 3, 2009

Show Me 5 Saturday

Welcome to my Meme!

Each Saturday You will post the answer to these questions. The number indicates the number of answers you will provide.

1 Book you read and/or reviewed this week
2 Words that describe the book
3 Settings where it took place or
characters you met
4 Things you liked and/or disliked about it
5 Stars or less for your rating?

After each of you complete the meme on your blog add a comment here and I will put a link on my post.

1 Book: Breaking the Bank by Yona Zeldis McDonough

2 Words: Magic Money

3 Settings/Characters: Bank ATM, Mia Saul - the down on her luck single parent who begins getting "bonus" money from the ATM, Patrick Fitzpatrick - she met him in jail. He believes in her while others are staging interventions

4 Likes/Dislikes: I liked the originality of the story line. It was unlike anything I had read before. I liked the flow of the book. It was a quick read, but it still had depth. I disliked how everyone was over the top upset with Mia. It made me angry at them. At times I wasn't sure she had done enough from my reading to warrent such drastic measures. I liked Mia's daughter Eden. She is such a child of divorce. Her acting out and anger was so realistic to me.

5 Stars or Less: 4.5

On Monday the author will be have a guest blog post and I will be doing a full review. You should check back there might just be a giveaway...

Anybody care to join me with the Show Me 5 this week? I would love to see what you are reading.

Other participants






  1. Sounds interesting. I'll be back for the guest post. My show me 5 is here. Have a great weekend and happy reading!

  2. Sounds like an interesting premise for a story. I'll return and check out that author post too. Here's my Show me 5 post:

  3. This looks like fun.... how will I choose what book LOL! I had a good reading week... actually made it through all I had hoped to but one and I am almost done with it as well.

    I will have to think on this.

  4. Sounds like an interesting book. Here is my 'five'.

  5. Fun idea, Alison. I like the sound of the book you rated.

  6. I have been curious about this book. Wonder what I would do if this happened to me?
    By the way, I have something for you:

  7. I'm about halfway through this book, hoping to finish by tomorrow. I agree with everything you've said about the characters. I feel sorry for Mia, yet I don't. I mean, what's a girl to do when dealt with a hand like that? She gets a really bad rap from her family and they really do need to cool it. Eden reminds me A LOT of my 2 step-daughters. Ms. McDonough hit the nail on the head with her character!
    Looking forward to your full review! :)