Archives for: March 2011
Comment Wednesday – 3-23
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It’s very easy to get lost in all the blogs. So I have chosen Wednesday as the day I will dedicate to go blog hopping and do nothing but comment. A way to remind me to connect and form new relationships. If you would like to join me on this comment hop, join in below. Please direct your link to [...]

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Between A Rock and a Hot Place: Why Fifty is not the New Thirty by Tracey Jackson
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As she approached her fiftieth birthday, Tracey Jackson found herself bombarded—at the gym, at parties, in conversations with friends—by a catchphrase on everyone’s lips. “Fifty is the new thirty” and the endless magazine articles, photos, and T-shirts proclaiming the new aphorism had apparently bloomed out of a collective sense of denial, masking the true fears of a generation unwilling to [...]

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Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester L. Laminack
Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover: 32 pages Publisher: Peachtree Publishers (March 1, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 1561455644 ISBN-13: 978-1561455645

Nothing unusual ever happened on the Tuckers farm. Until the day that peacock showed up… When a glamorous visitor lands unexpectedly in their midst and begins attracting customers, three hardworking hens protest: How come we do all the hard work and he gets all the attention? To keep the peace, the wise old hound dog suggests a swap. The hens [...]

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Comment Wednesday
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It’s very easy to get lost in all the blogs. So I have chosen Wednesday as the day I will dedicate to go blog hopping and do nothing but comment. A way to remind me to connect and form new relationships. If you would like to join me on this comment hop, join in below. Please direct your link to [...]

By Melissa with 9 comments
Afraid of the Dark by James Grippando
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Then: Sergeant Vince Paulo held his best friend’s daughter, McKenna, bleeding in his arms as she uttered the name of her murderer and ex-boyfriend, Jamal. That was minutes before a blast made everything go black for Vince—forever. Now: Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck has been called in to save Jamal from the death penalty for terrorist activity. Despite urgent [...]

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5 best books where music played a major role
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Found this meme over at Indie Reader Houston’s blog and thought it was fun.  This week she wants to know the 5 best books… …where music played a major role. I got 2 because I couldn’t remember the title of the third one. It was written by a Brit last year and every chapter dealt with a movie and song [...]

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You Believers by Jane Bradley
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You Believers is a powerful, cathartic story of casual evil and of how the worst things can be faced so that we might not only survive, but grow. A young woman goes missing, and her mother uproots her life to find her daughter. But it is not just the heartbreak or the deep mystery of the hunt for lost loved [...]

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An Interview with Jen Watts
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The 2010 TWCS Original Fiction Contest winner for best young adult story, JD Watts, began tiptoeing into the world of creative writing by building on books, movies, and television shows, thinking of alternative endings for the beloved characters. As an adult, she indulged her creative whims, eventually getting involved in an online community of amateur writers who supported her stories. [...]

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The Undertaker by William F. Brown
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If you like suspense, action and are into conspiracy theories, I recommend this book. The story line was the first thing to grab me. Here is a man who lost his wife and everything he stood for and now someone is not only using his name but his dead wife’s name to bury mysterious people. Not once, but several times! [...]

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Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes by Larry Peterson
# Reading level: Ages 9-12

To be upfront, I stopped reading this book half way through. My point of contention? The use of the word stupid. Not only does Slippery Willie use it but his teacher uses it to remark on his new shoes. The story, until then wasn’t bad and the illustrations were cute, I just couldn’t get past that word. I don’t want [...]

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Comment Wednesday
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It’s very easy to get lost in all the blogs. So I have chosen Wednesday as the day I will dedicate to go blog hopping and do nothing but comment. A way to remind me to connect and form new relationships. If you would like to join me on this comment hop, join in below. Please direct your link to [...]

By Melissa with 20 comments