Review: The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis

Which Chronicles of Narnia Character are you? Susan Pevensie You are Susan. Very practical and no-nonsense, though you can become less so with persuasion. Incredibly smart, you like to boast your smarts sometimes and others get annoyed. Inside though, you are just a carefree girl who wants so much to get away from the responsibilities you have grown so accustomed to and the mother role … Continue reading Review: The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis

Teaser Tuesday: Home by Julie Andrews

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to: Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser … Continue reading Teaser Tuesday: Home by Julie Andrews

What’s On MY Nightstand: December

It’s the 4th Tuesday in November – you know what that means! It’s TIME TO build a word show you what’s on my nightstand. First I’ll show you the books I’m currently reading and have slated to read, then I’ll show you the books that Santa can feel free to leave under the tree for me this year (the ones I wouldn’t kick out of … Continue reading What’s On MY Nightstand: December

Review: The Mysterious Benedict Society

Grade: A+ I’ve read a lot of rave reviews for The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, so I was pretty excited when I finally got my hands on a copy, but tried to be realistic, too – how many amazing books can a person expect to find in this world? But luckily my expectations were more than met with this exciting children’s book … Continue reading Review: The Mysterious Benedict Society

Fall Into Reading 2008: The End

The calendar tells us that fall is over (looking out the window at snow falling onto an already ridiculously deep bed of snow, with no plans of stopping soon – that also tells me fall is over, but you know, details shmetails). That means that the Fall into Reading 2008 Challenge hosted by Kat @ Callapidder Days is also over. How’d you do with your … Continue reading Fall Into Reading 2008: The End

Kids' Picks: Goodnight Gorilla

Last month I picked up one of my favorite children’s books for my son – the one I used to love reading for story time when I worked in a local bookstore – Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann which tells the story of a Zookeeper and his wife and a sneaky gorilla who helps all the animals escape their cages at night as the zookeeper … Continue reading Kids' Picks: Goodnight Gorilla

Review: Boomtown by Nowen N. Particular

Grade: D I’m a details person. When I buy a product that has clever packaging, little gems in every nook and cranny, it makes me love the product more – putting in that extra effort, to me, says you care about your product. So when a copy of Boomtown: Chang’s Famous Fireworks Factory by Nowen N. Particular was sent to me from the Thomas Nelson … Continue reading Review: Boomtown by Nowen N. Particular

Teaser Tuesday – Death: A Life

Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given! Please avoid spoilers! … Continue reading Teaser Tuesday – Death: A Life