“Taking the time to enjoy the books I read and write the reviews beyond the story.”



1AI have been able to create some wonderful spots for reading, no matter where I have lived.  But my favorite place to read has always been outside in a shady spot where I can enjoy the breeze and the beauty around me as I delve between the pages of the current novel that I have in my lap.

After years of reading and sharing my ideas about my favorite novels with friends and then writing reviews first on Barnes and Noble and then for Amazon, I decided that I would work on gathering the best of my reviews together in one place.  Some of my earlier ones I will work on enlarging on and adding some additional depth, and possibly reviews with the authors.  In addition, I have a steady stream of new works piling up next to my favorite reading chair that keeps my reviewing schedule busy.

Recently, we added a new demension to our site.  We are now reviewing products for sellers who sell their products through Amazon.  I will be posting the best of these reviews here on my website and on pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and Google+, as well as my Shade Tree Product Reveiws on Facebook.  I am not linked into just one area of reviews.  WE have fun, we being my husband and I.  My son and grandsons even get in on the fun, with some of the items (especially the toys and outdoor items).  Watch, enjoy and discover some of the wonders that you can find for sale on Amazon.  Just like my books, if I can’t give it a four or five star, I will not give it a public review.  But I do work privately with the sellers on what the issues and problems are so that they can be addressed.

Thank you for visiting.  Enjoy and browse through my pages.



Karen Laird – Reviewer of books and storyteller of life in the slow lane.

CONTACT ME @ – ShadeTreeBookReviews@gmail.com

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  1. Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and
    I find It really useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back and help others like you helped me.


    • Thank you very much for your comments. I love diving into a story and looking for the stories that are buried beneath the surface. It is usually those that hold the most promise and wrap me into the world between the pages. Come by often.


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