Saturday, November 14, 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?

1 Book: The Secret of Joy by Melissa Senate

2 Words: Secret Sister

3 Settings/Characters:
1.Rebecca Strand - she has lost both parents and just found out she has a sister in Maine, 2.Joy Jayhawk - the "secret" sister who isn't thrilled to meet Rebecca, 3.Wiscasset Maine the town Rebecca travels to in hopes of meeting Joy

4 Likes/Dislikes:
1.I liked the plot - the idea of a secret sibling out there that I could find and connect with, though the way she came about was not positive 2.I liked that this was chick lit with some depth. Connecting with a sister and being the sister that was "thrown away"creates some emotional scenes. 3.I liked growing with Rachel as she became more comfortable with herself and what she wanted out of life 4.I liked the other characters that were woven into the storyline. I enjoyed their personalities and stories.

5 Stars or Less:
4 Stars

Thanks to Sarah at Pocket Books for providing me this book for review. I will be giving a full review on November 17th when several blogs will be participating in a book blog tour.


  1. I've seen this title quite a bit lately. Sounds like a book I'd enjoy.

  2. Hi Ali, I like this meme and keep meaning to do it again!

    Someday...anyway, I have an award for you over at

  3. I'm kind of late signing in today but here is my Show Me 5

  4. I'll be posting on this one on Tuesday too. I just hope I can finish it in time!! I'm trying to finish the book I posted my meme about this week first, then I'll start this other book. Wish me luck...I might just need it. Glad to see you back in the blogging world again!! Stay well my friend!

  5. I'm posting for the Book Tour too! I should have finished it this weekend, but stuff happened!

    I have an award for you HERE

  6. Hi Ali

    May I invite you to write about your favorite books at, where you can add information, images, video, music and links to illustrate and explore the books.

    Right now, we're running a $3,000 Tournament and we'll be offering contract work to the best entries.

    Best wishes

    Hector Macdonald
    Editor, Book Drum

  7. I've been taking a break from blogging regularly but I'm back with a Show Me 5 Saturday entry for this week for Marley & Me. I do enjoy this format -- it is great for doing short reviews. As far as your review, I like the idea of a secret sibling ... I've always wanted a sister but I guess I would want to grow up with them, not find them later in life (Im assuming that is what happens in this book!).

    Here is the link to my review: Marley & Me

  8. I've been dying to read this book! Melissa Senate is great, I've really liked some of her other books. Glad you enjoyed it! :)

  9. Hi Alipet, I couldn't find a way to contact you by e mail. You haven't posted in a while so I hope everthing is ok with you and your family. I'm just wondering if you have aboandoned this meme.

  10. This looks like a fun meme, I may join in next week; Thanks

  11. Hello,
    I'm so glad I found your blog from Bookish Blather. And I love the "Show me 5 Saturday"...great idea.
    I'm currently working on my 5 questions and will post them to my blog by tomorrow AM.
    I'm so glad I stopped by :)

  12. I really want to read that book. The cover makes me smile every time I see it.

  13. This does look good - I am wondering if you are blogging - you are right? This post is from November and I could have sworn I have read some other stuff by you since then. I may be goofed up. :)

  14. what a fun way for us to hear about
    new books!

    i would do it if i were a bit more
    computer literate.

    thank you,

  15. This is cool as I recently started blogging about books as well. I will subscribe to your RSS.

    Helen Neely