Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Book Review - Who Cloned the President





#20
Title: Who Cloned The President? (Captial Mysteries #1)
Author: Ron Roy
Genre: Young Adult Mystery

Challenges: 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, A to Z Reading Challenge, 2009 Support Your Local Library, 20 Books in 2009, Pages Read Challenge, 2009 YA Challenge, Spring 2009 Challenge, Summer Vacation Reading Challenge 2009,

Rating: 4/5
No. of Pages: 80
Published: 2001

From the back: KC Corcoran always watches the news. So it’s no surprise that she notices right away when the president starts acting funny on TV. He’s stiff and awkward. He’s even signing papers with the wrong hand. There’s only one explanation–the president has been cloned! And it’s up to KC and her best friend, Marshall, to save him.

Mine: Seems like this could be a great series for my nephew who love mysteries. This is written by the same person who writes the Alphabet Mysteries. How often do you get a report to write about a president and then get to save his life? Fortunely KC notices a newcast that there is something wrong when the President signs a law. Can she and Marshall find the real President in time?

Friday, May 22, 2009

Book Review - Dumpy to the Rescue



#19
Title: Dumpy to the Rescue
Author: Julie Andrews Edwards & Emma Walton Hamilton
Genre: Children’s
Challenges: To Be Continued…Challenge, PB & J Challenge, 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, Series Challenge Season 3, A to Z Reading Challenge, 2009 Support Your Local Library, 20 Books in 2009, 2009 Second Chances, Pages Read Challenge, Young Reader's Challenge 2009, Read a Book a Month Challenge, Spring 2009 Challenge,

Rating: 5/5
No. of Pages: 32
Published: 2004
From the back:
Many things are missing at Merryhill Farm -- the cat's milk, the baby roses, Pop-Up's hat, and nuts and apples. Even Baby Goat is missing until Dumpy finds him.

Mine:
What a wonderful story to about finding baby goat. Dumpy along the way will help feed all the other animals on the farm, but must find baby goat and does so. Baby goat has eaten all the missing items and is found sleeping in Dumpy’s barn.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mailbox Monday 5/11/09



These are the books I've received this last week.




North From Calcutta by Duane Evans



Hurricane! By Arnaldo Ricciulli



The Heroes of Googley Woogley by Dalton James

Friday, May 8, 2009

Award - Thank you





Thank you to Angela at Library Girl Reads for honoring me with the Zombie Chicken Award.

"The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken - excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all..."

I would now like to pass along the Zombie Chicken Award to the following five blogs:

1 A See of books
2 Jennifer’s Book Blog
3 Nomad Reader
4 Wendi’s Book Corner
5 A Pen for Your Thoughts
I hope that you will enjoy these fantastic blogs as much as I do!

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Freebie Friday #4 - Prime Time Emeril or Morning Girl

I'm posting early and you can choose from 2 books.

I thought I would try a new thing - Freebie Friday. Every Friday I will post a book that I have read and would like to pass on (share). So here is week 4.

I'll post the book and on the following Thursday draw a name (using randomizer) to pick a winner of the book.

A new book will be posted each Friday.

So here we go.....

The first book to choose from is:



The other is:




Please post a comment with which book you would prefer.

Good Luck

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Library Loot 5/6



I went to the library on Saturday to return and then pick up some books.
I picked up the following books:





Monday, May 4, 2009

Mailbox Monday 5/4/09



These are the books I've received this last week. I better get reading and fast....



Bader Field by Carl DavidPHILADELPHIA, Apr 27, 2009 - Carl David is the third generation of a four-generation
family art business in Philadelphia. Mr. David's new book, Bader Field, embodies the
emotional story of a son's loving relationship with his father-a legendary art dealer whose life is suddenly taken by a massive coronary at the young age of fifty-eight years.



Fairy Glade and other Enchanting Tales by Dawn Beaumont-Lane
Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, March 10, 2009 - Author Dawn Beaumont-Lane in
new book, Fairy Glade and other Enchanting Tales, offers children five magical short
stories with messages about everyday life.



More Tales of Seamus the Sheltie by James Beverly




In The Land of Cotton by Martha A. Taylor
Martha is an 11-year-old white girl growing up amidst the predominant racial attitudes of Memphis. Her working-class parents parrot the prevailing sentiment of the white majority: that blacks should stay within their place¾and never, ever look a white person in the eye. Then her family hires Lucy, a black nanny from Cypress Grove, a primitive farm located deep in isolated woods near Martha's home. Martha becomes infatuated with Lucy's powerful storytelling, and when a financial crisis severs Lucy's services, Martha begins secret weekend treks into the woods to visit her new friend.



Knight's Angel by Ronda Melendez
Austin, TX - Apr 15, 2009 - In author Ronda Melendez' new release, Knight's Angel, Angel MacLeod, a professor of medieval history at the University of Texas, goes on sabbatical to the borders of England and Scotland. There she is haunted by dreams featuring a handsome knight who is mourning the loss of his beloved Lady Elsinore. Angel will soon thereafter meet her knight in person when she is transported back in time to the era of King Richard the Lionheart. So begins this medieval saga, which brings together magic, historical romance, and adventure in one compelling tale.



That's it for this week.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday Fill-ins #122

#122

And...here we go!


1. The first rule of working in an office and getting along is being nice.

2. Ick! clams.

3. When I think of carnivals I think of cotton candy.

4. Tulips & Daffodils are my favorite spring flowers.

5. Things on my desk include pictures of my nephews.

6. the sun makes me wanna garden.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to being able to read, tomorrow my plans include with rain it will be an inside day – wash clothes, clean bathroom and Sunday, I want to plant my tomatoes in my topsy turvy!

Freebie Friday #3 - Sam's Letters to Jennifer

I thought I would try a new thing - Freebie Friday. Every Friday I will post a book that I have read and would like to pass on (share). So here is week 3.

I'll post the book and on the following Thursday draw a name (using randomizer) to pick a winner of the book.

A new book will be posted each Friday.

So here we go.....



Post a comment including your email (to notify you) if you are interested in the book. Thanks and happy reading.