Friday, November 14, 2014

New Blog Address!

Since I have many links that will connect here, I want to let you all that I have both updated my blog and moved to a new address. Where as this blog was solely for the purpose of reviewing books, I have decided to vary my topics by including many more of my interests. So I will be posting about books, movies, how-to's, as well as interesting facts that you didn't know that you needed to know!
I would love if you would take the time to follow my new blog!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Comments on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ~ By Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 5 Stars

Tom is a cunning little thing! He's hilarious.
Particularly when he cons all the other boys into white washing a fence for him. By telling them that it is very difficult. They end up paying him to let them do his work for them.
I honestly don't have much to say about this book, which is surprising given the rating. I suppose that I just really liked the characters, namely Tom and Huck. Particularly Huckleberry Finn.
Apologies for the short review, but I have nothing more to say than that I liked it, and found it to be very amusing.
Boys sure can get into trouble.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Book Tour - Andy Smithson Disgrace of the Unicorn's Honor - By: L.R.W. Lee

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      Welcome to the Blog Tour for the third book in L.R.W. Lee's Andy Smithson series! Continue reading for a synopsis, review, and an interview with the author!

                                     Disgrace of the Unicorn's Honor (Andy Smithson, #3)

     Andy, now twelve, discovers more than he bargained for when his parents reveal his mom’s past and he realizes she will die when he breaks the curse unless he intervenes.
     Andy returns to Oomaldee to find its citizens on edge after many have been turned into vulture-people. Against this background, Andy and his company embark upon the next quest, to retrieve the horn of a unicorn. But not long into it, a seductive voice calls to Andy, tempting him to surrender the next ingredient in exchange for a promise to preserve his mom. Will he be able to stop the transformation of Oomaldee’s citizens? Will he jeopardize his ability to end the curse to save Mom?
                                             ~My Review~
     This was a good addition to the Andy Smithson series. There are so many secrets that you find out as you read through the series, and  it does a great job of keeping you interested.
     This time Andy returns to Oomaldee with new found knowledge. I couldn't stop reading until I saw how he broke the news and everybody's reactions to it. 
     I found the first half of the book more engaging than the second part, and I think it was because they were on a quest for so long and I prefer the parts that take place in Oomaldee. However, that is not to say that the adventure was not interesting. It was, especially when the three adventuring children get some 'pet trolls'. The trolls were very amusing. 
     Andy is in Oomaldee to break a curse that has been in the land for hundreds of years, and this time he is trying to collect the third ingredient, the horn of a unicorn, willingly given. He has plans to do this, but when he hears his mothers voice, asking what he would give to save her, he becomes distressed. When he finds that she wants the horn of a unicorn, he has a predicament on his hands. Whether he chooses to collect it for the curse, or to save it for his mother, I will let you find out for yourself.
      I want to understand that ending. Andy has a sword, a legendary sword that appeared to him in preparation for a huge and horrible battle. Its name is Methuselah. Now this sword could almost be said to have a mind of its own, it glows, moves itself in Andy's hands, and the blade can extend at will. That is, when they are in Oomaldee. In our world, it is only the hilt of a sword. But when Andy handed it to his mother....
4 Stars

Blast of the Dragon's Fury (Andy Smithson, #1) eBook 1, Andy Smithson: Blast of the Dragon’s Fury is FREE. Pick up a copy at Smashwords, Kobo, Google, B&N. You can also listen to the FREE podcast of Book 1 on iTunes. Book one is also available in paperback.

Venom of the Serpent's Cunning (Andy Smithson, #2) Book 2, Andy Smithson: Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning is available in Kindle and Paperback.

What Other Reviewers Say

"Andy Smithson will take on any problem that comes his way. The scenes and dialog in this book come alive on the page. I felt Andy’s emotions and victories, and I was with him for his pain and recovery. This is an amazing adventure that I have been impatiently waiting to read since book two!" - Rena Marthaler, Rena Writes (Rena is 10) 

"Sometimes, I just let the 5 star rating speak for itself. I can add nothing more." - Wayne Walker, Home School Book Review 

"A long-lasting story that is part of one of my favorite series."
- Erik Weibel, This Kid Reviews Books Blog (Erik is 13)


 L.R.W. Lee L. R. W. Lee writes to teach her readers principles that can transform their lives – overcoming frustration, impatience, fear and more. She also shows why responsibility, diligence and dignity are the keys to true success in life. L. R. W. Lee lives in scenic Austin, TX with her husband, daughter and son.

Connect with L. R. W. at: Twitter   Website   Facebook

Here is the author interview I promised!

Author Interview with L.R.W. Lee

Author Interview!

     Since I was participating in the Blog Tour for L.R.W. Lee's Andy Smithson series, I thought I would take the opportunity to ask if I could do an interview. Luckily, she agreed. 

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

The quick answer is I live in scenic Austin, TX with my husband, my daughter who is a Longhorn at UT Austin and my son who is enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.

Have you ever been to a country other than the one you live in?

Yes, I’ve visited Italy and Switzerland.

What do you enjoy doing when you're not writing?

I hate scary movies.  But, I love piano and strings music, sunsets in Hawaii and a good cup of decaf, French press coffee (yes, decaf!).  I’m a healthy-eating fanatic (lean protein and complex carbs, if you please) and I exercise regularly.  I also love Ansel Adams prints, and mobiles, as well as all manner of kinetic art. 

When did you know that you wanted to be a writer and what made you want to become one?

When I was eight, I read The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis and something in me said, I want to write a story like that when I grow up.

What specifically inspired you to write this story?

I had the rare and valuable opportunity to work with a mentor while building my company. Over the course of several years, I had the privilege of getting to know a man who lives out high ethical standards and well-thought-through philosophies that guide every aspect of his life. I learned much! I found that our culture does not teach, nor challenge us to think through these principles that can make life significantly more meaningful and enjoyable. The principles I learned and embodied as a result of this experience changed my life.
Because I believe these principles can change your life, too, I am passionate about sharing them with you through the vehicle of my books, woven throughout the story line. Some of the principles that changed my life include: overcoming frustration, impatience and fear – really. As well, understanding why, pragmatically, it makes sense to tell the truth, and understanding how responsibility, diligence and especially dignity are the keys to one’s success in life.
It is my hope that kids as well as adults reading this series will come away having been entertained, but more importantly, equipped with tools to better cope with life and its difficulties.

Can you tell us a bit about the series?

The seven-book series is a coming-of-age narrative of redemption about an overly ambitious prince who unscrupulously seizes the throne of the kingdom of Oomaldee from his older sister, Imogenia, plunging the land under a 500-year-old curse. As in all redemption stories, the offender, now king, is thwarted from restoring the kingdom by his own efforts and must rely on an unlikely candidate, an unextraordinary boy, Andy Smithson, to restore that which he most prizes.

For his part, Andy finds himself the chosen one to deliver this land having only his wits, experience as a gamer, a legendary sword and a magic key to rely on. Complicating his efforts, the king of Oomaldee’s northern neighbor, Abaddon, has committed to conquering the land, so in addition to breaking the curse, Andy must also overcome this evil monarch before true freedom exists.

Woven throughout this epic fantasy is a depth of meaning few authors today achieve. I leverage symbolism extensively. A few examples: Andy’s sword, Methuselah (yes, think Biblical), is legendary in its dividing good and evil; the magic key unlocks (even stone statues) and reveals secrets; gold envelopes contain messages from an unknown eternal sovereign who knows the end from the beginning, and orchestrates events; purple (royal) message spheres (no beginning or end) trumpet messages from the king’s father from the afterlife, to name a few.

In keeping with traditional fantasy narratives, I also use the numbers three, seven and twelve extensively. Three is considered the number of perfection, seven means security, safety and rest and twelve is the number of completion or a whole and harmonious unit.

Character names are also important in this series. Consider these: Andy, means brave or courageous. His best friend, Alden, means helper. Hannah, their female companion, means favor or grace. Others: Imogenia means blameless; Kaysan, the king, means administrator; Mermin, the wizard, is a parody on Merlin, and the list goes on.

I also leverage the names of the books to imbue yet another layer of meaning, revealing Imogenia’s progress as she feeds her emotional hurt, moving from furious and venomous, to acting disgracefully, below the dignity of a royal. A tiny spoiler: as the series progresses, enthusiasts are sure to see this young woman evolve. Whether it will be for better or worse, I’ll not tell…yet.

Who was your favorite character to write, and why? 

Andy, because he is a portrait of my son.

How many books do you plan to have in the series? 

A total of seven.

What is your favorite scene out of any of your books? If it doesn't give away too much ;) 

I cannot reveal the scene specifically but let’s just say, the main protagonist, Andy, knows his dad does not approve of his behavior many times. He knows his dad has very high standards and views him as not measuring up to the level of responsibility his dad feels Andy will need to succeed in life. Andy deeply wishes his dad would just accept him for who he is, warts and all.

In book three, there is a scene which is the antithesis of this. I can say no more, but that is my favorite so far.

When you finish the Andy Smithson series, do you plan to continue writing?

Absolutely. In fact, I am collaborating with an illustrator at the moment to put together a trilogy aimed at younger readers that will instill principles including overcoming frustration, fear and fibbing. It should be out shortly before Christmas. In addition, I have plans to write a trilogy of prequel novellas to the Andy Smithson series focusing on Imogenia, a pivotal character. After that, because the Andy Smithson series is a coming of age series, I am thinking about taking a character or two and beginning a YA series. So many possibilities, so little time .

Do you outline your novels?

Yes. I force myself to outline in detail so when I am writing, I know where I’m going. It goes faster that way.

What is the most difficult thing about writing, for you?

Inventing narratives is not easy. If anyone says it is, they’re lying. For me, the crafting of specific narratives is the most difficult. I have to be able to fully imagine a scene before I can write it.

And lastly, do you have any advice for aspiring writers?

Know “why” you want to write. If you do not have a “why” that deeply inspires you, it will be difficult to maintain passion over the long term.

     I can say that I am definitely looking forward to more in the Andy Smithson series, as well those prequel novellas!


 L.R.W. Lee L. R. W. Lee writes to teach her readers principles that can transform their lives – overcoming frustration, impatience, fear and more. She also shows why responsibility, diligence and dignity are the keys to true success in life. L. R. W. Lee lives in scenic Austin, TX with her husband, daughter and son.

Connect with L. R. W. at: Twitter   Website   Facebook

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Book Review: Andy Smithson ~ Blast of the Dragon's Fury

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I loved it, and will be participating in the upcoming book tour for book 3, Disgrace of the Unicorn's Honor. You can expect reviews of book 2, and the third Book on October 20th, during the tour.
For now, here is the review of book 1.

Blast of the Dragon's Fury (Andy Smithson, #1)5 Stars

  I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
     I loved it! I always find it hard to review books without giving spoilers, and I want to talk about my favorite parts now! I will do my best to refrain from it.
Andy Smithson is home doing the dishes when all of a sudden he is magically transported to the Land of Oomaldee, surprising himself, as well as the King and his magician, Mermin (Who happens to be related to Merlin). They have no idea why Andy is there, and Andy himself surely doesn't know. So he stays in this land while they try to figure out how to send him back. Then they discover the reason for his being there....
     Oomaldee is a land where pegusi are used in competitions, much like a horse would be today. They have horses too, but pegusi are more fun. It is a land where the King wears a black T-shirt and jeans, and people eat cereal and toast for breakfast. Sometimes a Cartesian (Someone from the land of Carta, often in possession of brightly colored hair) will live in Oomaldee, with the unfortunately prejudiced people there. And also inhabiting this land is the occasional servant with arms reaching nearly to the ground.
     If that doesn't make you want to read this,it should. 
     Somehow, the Land of Oomaldee was believable, even with all it (fun!) differences form the real world.
There are little mysteries set up in the beginning that you don't truly find out about until later in the story, such as a surprise trunk in an attic, or a special sword.
     While on the subject of surprises, this book is full of them! Every few chapters something would happen, something that you hadn't expected, but that makes the book all the better for it.
     Onto to plot itself, loved it. It solved the problem which it introduced, but not so perfectly that there is no room for a sequel. In fact, there are many sequels coming, which I cannot wait to read. 
I found it easy to be swept away with this book, and it makes me want to go to Oomaldee. Especially to that festival.....
     If you're still wondering whether or not you should read this book, I tell you that you need to. This wonderfully crafted, engaging book will please lovers of any genre.
In fact, its free Kindle edition. Get it, read it, love it. :)
(I was not asked by the author to share the link, but I will anyways)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Book Review ~ The Scarlet Letter ~ By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter 5 Stars

     Something about me feels as though I really shouldn't like this book, due to the premise of it and all. But it was much better than I though. A story of a crime of passion, agonizing regret, and attempts to make up for one's misdeeds. 
     Other than this, it was incredibly well written. There was a lot of description, and though this is part of what made the book so fantastic, at parts I zoned out, since I was listening to it as an audiobook. The description wasn't always to paint of picture of the scenery, it was to describe how the people were feeling, they were descriptions of pain and agony. They were quite lovely, really.
     Strangely enough, I found the characters likable, except for Pearl, who was often described as an elfish child, or demon offspring, and for very good reason. She was the result of her mother's sin, and was often talked about as such, and her unpleasant nature was due to her origins, which was an interesting thing to think about.
     I didn't have much of a prediction on how it was going to end, but when it did it surprised me. I think I like the ending, but I can't say much else about it, for though it's a classic I still feel as if I'll spoil it, which is not something I like to do. ;)
     Anyways, I really loved this book. If it is required reading, don't dread it, because it is great! Even though I may be in the minority with this opinion.

I really loved this book.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Book Review: Through the Looking Glass ~ By Lewis Carol

12775023 5 Stars

      I actually listened to this one as an audiobook, I found that it is a good way to start picking away at my Classics Club List, since I am very behind schedule. That aside, here is the review. It is shorter than most, but the book was great!
      Both 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking Glass' are such fun books! They really are very clever. 
       This is about Alice's adventures in the world on the other side of the looking glass, or mirror. She participates in a giant game of chess, she becomes a queen, and has a very confusing dinner party.
       The thing that I particularly like about this book was not just finding out what crazy thing would happen next, but also finding out how the looking glass world worked. See, there was a lot of wordplay. And did you know that the memories of looking glass people work both forwards and backwards? And they can subtract a knife from bread, or a bone from a dog? What would you have left in those math problems?

Monday, August 4, 2014

Book Review 'The Poetic World of Emily Bronte: Poems from the author of Wuthering Heights' By Laura Inman

The Poetic World of Emily Brontë by Laura Inman 4 Stars

     I have received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
     I had originally expected this book to be simply a compilation of Emily Bronte's poetry, but it was much better than that. While it is a book of her poetry, it also has commentary on the poems as well as a bit of what you could call backstory. 
     The beginning chapter of this book told about the lives of the Brontes, and, specifically, of Emily. It spoke of the differences between the sisters' personalities and of how certain events in their lives may have influenced their writing. 
     Something that I found very interesting about Emily's poetry, is that much of it takes place in a fictional world which she and her sisters had created. Many times the names of the residents of this world are used in the poems. I loved the idea that they had a world which they had created and shared, and within which characters had ever growing stories. However, the poems can be enjoyed even without knowing the characters.
     At the end of each poem, the author gives a bit of insight as to the meaning of it, so that you could also hear someone else's perspective.And if you didn't understand it, you would still be able to know what it was about. Because of this, the book could be enjoyed by those who are new to poetry as well as people who are veterans to it.
     Many times Wuthering Heights was mentioned in the commentary, as it was Emily's sole work, other than poetry. Wuthering Heights was often compared to the poems, and since I am a fan of Wuthering Heights, I enjoyed this.
     Lastly, all of the poems gave insight into Emily's personality. She was not one to keep a diary, and because of this not a lot is known about her or her opinions. But the author explains how Emily's poems give insight into her mind, and what we can learn about her through them.
     The poems themselves were great. I enjoyed Emily's poetic writing style. The chapters are grouped by topic of the poems, such as Love, Spirituality, and others.
      I would recommend this book to anyone who has even the slightest interest in poetry, as well as to those who would like to expose themselves to something new and learn about it.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Classics Club Book Review: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - By Robert Louis Stevenson

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 4 Stars

     Well that was odd. 
     When you start reading a Classic, any Classic, you have to remember that it won't be written like the books of today. I don't just mean that the wording will be more difficult, or even the sentence structure, I mean the viewpoint that the story is told from. I had expected this to be told from the point of view of the protagonist, Dr. Jekyll. Instead, it was told from the viewpoint of one of his friends, Mr. Utterson. I liked how it was told that way, you were able to see the other characters' reactions to Dr. Jekyll's strange behavior, and the curiosity to what may have caused it. You also are able to see their feelings toward Mr. Hyde, and how they completely disagree with Jekyll's decision to trust Hyde.
     The majority of the story is told this way. Hyde is a hated man, one who people despise at first glance, though they can never place just why that is. Jekyll is respected and loved, but has begun to act strangely, with a lot of fear and distress. Nobody can quite figure out why this is, or why he spends time with Mr.Hyde, especially after Hyde murders an important man. Gleefully; He murdered him gleefully.
     The last two chapters change a bit from the pattern of the first. The second to last chapter is told as a letter from Lanyon, a friend of both Utterson and Jekyll. It tells of how he (Lanyon) did Jekyll a favor, only to discover that Jekyll and Hyde are one and the same. And the last chapter is told from the viewpoint of Dr. Jekyll himself. 
    Now is when it gets weird. 
    I had always thought that Jekyll had some mental issue, but then I read the book. I discovered that he believed that people were commingled of both good and bad, and that this fascinated him. Long story short, he creates an elixir which he believes will separate the parts into two different entities. He succeeds, and for a while he is able to switch freely between his different personalities. He enjoys evil-doing as Hyde and is guilt free when he returns to being Jekyll. But you can see him going crazy by his words. Though he enjoyed his ability at first, he never referred to either man, Jekyll or Hyde, as 'I'. It was always by their first name. But then he started having trouble controlling the side of him that was Hyde, and was for a little while, referred to him as Hyde (the hate he had for Hyde was very evident), and to Jekyll as 'I'. Jekyll and Hyde grew to hate each other with a passion, and the only reason that Hyde ever let Jekyll return was fear, fear of being caught and killed for the murder he committed. But Hyde also feared Jekyll, since Jekyll had the power to kill him, though this was only through suicide.
     Jekyll and Hyde are not two different people, not really. Because it isn't like Jekyll couldn't remember what had happened as Hyde, he remembered it all. He kept his mind no matter what personality he was. The only difference was their morals. Their morals, their desires, their fear, all the things that make someone an individual were different. But it was the same mind. And so, the same person. 
     Engaging? definitely. Strange and potentially disturbing? Wonderfully so! Recommended? Yes.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Bye Bye Bookstore

My favorite used bookstore is closing. It's horrible. I'm very cheap when it comes to books, so I don't like buying them new. And I liked it because the prices were really nice, it was friendly, cozy, and I spent a lot of time there so it was very comfortable. Not to mention that I helped out shelving books for a bit.
I was rather depressed when I found out, then I wondered what would happen to all of my store credit. As it turns out, I get free books that add up to the amount of credit I had. I had around $100 in credit. So I've been making trips and have gotten maybe 50 or so books so far, and I have some more credit to use up, I just don't know if there are any more books that I want.
But I did get quite a few things that I'm excited about, specifically  Classics. I got a lot of Shakespeare, and I got two H. G. Wells books, and I'm looking forward to reading those a lot. But I am now running out of room on my bookshelves, and I just got a new one.
I also wrote a series a short stories, and am very excited about that, because I am not so good at finishing stories once I start them. I can never come up with an ending.
So that's the update with me, and hopefully some H. G. Wells reviews will be making an appearance soon!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Book Review ~ The Battle of Darcy Lane ~ By Tara Altebrando

I was fortunate to receive a copy from the author for review, and am very excited to read this! Please enjoy this book trailer. :)

   The Battle of Darcy Lane by Tara Altebrando 5 Stars
       I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The views and opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I finished this book in two days. I stayed up until 12:30 the first night reading it. The only reason that I went to sleep was because I had plans the next day.
      This book starts off with best friends Julie (Main character) and Taylor (best friend) looking forward to meeting the new girl on the street (Alyssa). But as time goes on, the both develop very different feelings towards this girl. While Julie realizes that there is no way that they will ever become friends and get along (made all the worse by Alyssa's cruelty towards her), Taylor takes almost immediately towards the girl. Taylor sticks to her like glue, completely excluding Julia, but not truly understanding what she is doing.
      Alyssa is an unpleasant character. She is sneaky, and mean, and just plain rude. She is an all around jerk. She insults people.... with jokes that can, on occasion be rather inappropriate. At least for middle schoolers like herself. On occasion she also used an impolite word or two. Thankfully I can't relate to having a friend like Alyssa. Alyssa brings with her a new kind of game, called Russia.
      Apparently this is a real game, and I was ecstatic (no joke) to find instructions for it in the back of the book.
      Julia makes it through, she meets a new friend and hangs out with the one other person who doesn't like Alyssa. This is Peter. Who also happens to be her crush. A huge part of the book is how she agreed to have a Russia competition against Alyssa.
      I wanted Julia to win, I needed her to win. I wanted to know so badly that when I was at that part, I actually skipped a paragraph ahead to find out what happened.
      This book was fantastic, and I would definitely recommend it. Because of Alyssa's character though, I would recommend it to older kids in this age group. It was a pleasant book, and as the author described it, it was 'a quiet book in an industry that is always looking for the loud ones.' That was not a direct quote. ;)          Anyways, it was very good, and I never truly find books like this.
      Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to play Russia.
Oh! Here's the link to a Q/A I found on Youtube!

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Review of Freckles ~ By Gene Stratton Porter


FrecklesRating: 5 Stars

      I loved this book. The characters were all incredibly likable, and I think Freckles has made my list of favorite fictional characters. It was a calm read, but the plot didn't slow and my attention was kept the entire time I was reading it. 
      Freckles (the character) made me laugh. A lot. I was laughing out loud for a good chunk of the book. Of course, other characters, not to mention scenes, were funny, but Freckles has the most. 
      The first time we meet the Swamp Angel, she annoyed me, and I didn't want her to be friends with Freckles. But then she grew on me, and became a very good character. I enjoyed her relationship with Freckles.
      The end of the book was a bit surprising to me, and made it all the better. After finishing it, I can't imagine it ending any other way. I stayed up until 2:00 a.m. to finish this book, when I had plans early the next day, not to mention studying to do. 
      I borrowed this book, and now I'll have to own it. I loved it, and it may even be my favorite classic. Either that or Wuthering Heights, which is funny since they are nothing like each other.
      I got tired of trying to read this book, due to the way the words were printed on the pages, so I listened to a lot of it on audio, using my computer. I believe that it was read by volunteers, so a few narrators I wasn't fond of. But I got used to it. The narrators did change almost every chapter. If you want to listen to it, because you absolutely can't stand to wait (Which I don't blame you for),here is the link. They are linked chapter by chapter.

Read it. You won't regret it.

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Sound and the Echoes by Dew Pellucid

      A while ago I received this beautiful book from the author, Dew Pellucid. It was one of only a few hardcover copies. On top of that, it has colored illustrations and is a signed editor's copy!
      It is about a boy named will, whose sister has been missing for a very long time, and all that he and his family knows is that she disappeared near the frozen lake they live near. One day he decides to go investigate, to try to find out what happened to her. Instead, he discovered something he never would have expected - the world of the Echoes. The Echoes are a sort of people. Each of us is a Sound, and each of these Sounds has an Echo, who is their own independent person. Soon Will discovers that he is the Sound of the Echo prince, and that the False King is trying to kill him, because when a Sound dies, the law says that their Echo must to. So Will embarks on a grand adventure. 
      For the official summary, you can view the book on Goodreads.
      This book is engaging and well written, not to mention well-loved by those who have read it, most of whom wish for a sequel. 
      Here are two pictures of the beautiful book. This artwork is amazing....

      Great news! This book is now free on Kindle! I recommend that you get it, you won't be disappointed. It is also a great read-aloud to kids :)
      And......there is a Facebook page! She posts quotes, not just from the book, beautiful pictures, as well as the occasional giveaway. 
Here is another beautiful gift that I won from Dew:

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Another Adiobook Filled Summer!

      Listen up audiobook lovers! Another summer of free audiobooks is coming up! I signed up for this program last year, and I was marvelous!
      Each Thursday of the summer, you are allowed to download two free audiobooks, one a classic and one a more recent title.
      It was a bit confusing for me when I was trying to figure out how it worked, but it is simple as long as you have an overdrive account. Overdrive is also used by the library for digital media.
      They already have their list of audiobooks, which is here. I am really excited about some of these, and two of my favorite authors have books listed. (Eoin Colfer's W.A.R.P. and Nancy Springer's Enola Holmes.)
      I wanted to give you all some early notice, and hope you'll enjoy it as much as I have!