I am working on catching up with my reviews again, so this page is going to go through alot of transformations in the next few days. Feel free to check back often and click on the covers for their reviews. If a cover doesn’t take you to a review right away, check back in a day or two – I may not have finished it yet.
I post short reviews with the link back to the full reviews on many sites:
and introducing: NetGalley (for select titles)
Posting all of the reviews at approximately the same time takes a little time in itself. I try to make sure each is given equal love. To write and post a review takes about an hour, although depending on distractions, it can take longer. Some books it is hard to say something about, and others I can’t say enough, but each review takes a chunk of time. I try to make it worthwhile, for me and anyone who reads this.
That said, I also have a bit of literary events and interests that I post about from time to time, and since I travel for work, I may get to share locations like this:
Yes. That is a tunnel made from books. (There will be more photos later.)
I also attend some fascinating events that pertain to literature – in some cases remotely, some directly. Like this one:
And I am continuing my reading challenge – are you still reading along? I’ll be posting my selections for each category soon, and would like to know what you have read…
Finally, this is the year I have declared to be The Year of Women Authors (#yearofwomenauthors #2015YoWA). I have read books by men and women, but have tried to find books with an emphasis of women. This has expanded my usual reading choices, and encouraged me to release my own story for publication –
So continue reading along, and I’ll have more exclusives coming your way soon!
Baby Donald Makes a Snowfriend
Read: 20 September 2015
Punky Brewster (#1)
Read: 19 September 2015
Cheese & Quackers
Read: 18 September 2015
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Catching up one book at a time!
Read: 30 August 2015
The Roll-Away Pumpkin
Read: 29 August 2015
Max Ride: First Flight #1
Read: 28 August 2015
La Familia De Clifford
Read: 27 August 2015
2 Zero 7
Read: 26 August 2015
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This week we are preparing for school to start, so reading time is falling back, but as soon as school starts again, I should have more time to do my own thing… and read! The Year of Women Authors (#2015YoWA #yearofwomenauthors) continues!
Your Baby Can Read: Starter Book
Read July 29 2015
Black Butler 1
Read July 30 2015
Splat the Cat With a Bang and a Clang
Read July 31 2015
Read August 2 2015
The Last of the Mohicans
Read August 03 2015
Star Wars Previews 001
Read August 04 2015
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A new feature, Book of the Week, where I share the most interesting book that I have read this past week. Since Wednesday is my writing night, the week runs Wednesday to Wednesday.
This week’s choice is:
By: Dr. Seuss
A great little board book version of the original, shrunk down for little hands and little attentions, and perfect for a before naptime story. You can even let the little one take this book to bed with them, and know that its sturdy construction will be safe.
So, I post my reviews that I write here on more than a few sites. And as I added this book, pulling up pages for it from many different sites, I was amazed at the number of complaints from adults about this book! I mean, really people? Really?
There seems to be a vast chasm between purists who like the original text and feel that there should be no further versions, and those who like this little, edited version for it’s own value (myself included). Holy crap! There was even significant swearing involved in this on the review forums! Over a kids’ book! From most everyone’s childhood!
Note: I’m sorry for the liberal use of exclamation marks in this, but I feel that they express my feeling better than writing in all caps. I am seriously wound up about this right now, and will calm down later. Just please be patient.
Back to rant.
So, as for my opinion (the point of having this little blog), this book is awesome, and lyrical enough in a sing-song way to lull a little fussy-butt (of which I have one) into a drowsy state. The book covers the entire alphabet (it’s not like they skipped L-N or something) and the repeating letters (B…b…B, O…o…O) are enough to let the child know what letter was just covered. Extra lines are nice, but not necessary.
As for those purists, get over yourself, and stop being cheap. Buy the full sized book for the full-sized price instead of fussing you were ripped off. Your complaints completely go against the spirit of Dr. Seuss. If the children are happy with it, then all is well! I understand and agree with preserving a complete version of the text, but it doesn’t have to be the *only* edition.
Do you agree? Disagree? Let me know!
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