November 27, 2020

Book Review: What Bug Am I? by Skye Wade

Book Title:
What Bug am I?
Author: Skye Wade
Publisher: Skye Wade (??)
Publisher Date: October 14, 2020 (48 Pages, Paperback)
Genres: Children, Animals, Nature, Science, Adventure
ISBN: 9798697546697 Paperback | 9781734478617 E-Book
What Bug Am I? A Funny, Educational Story about Backyard Bugs. Bug Book for Kids with Insect Facts.

If your kids are interested in bugs, they’ll definitely buzz with laughs and literacy over this engaging, informative, and science (STEM) book.
This funny bug-story offers interesting and kid-friendly facts about insects’ diverse features and their unique ways of life.

The little spider doesn't initially know who he is. Yet with the ladybug's help, he meets different backyard bugs to understand who he looks like. By merging nonfiction and fiction, the author cleverly soars and scores in this nature book!

DO INSECTS SCARE YOUR CHILDREN?

Fizzle the fear factor associated with bugs with this amazing book. All characters are cute and relatable, without evoking fear or disgust. They’re specifically endowed with human traits and emotions; and at the same time, the structure of their bodies is realistic. The book teaches friendship, benevolence, compassion, empathy, self-care, and cooperation.

It positively shows insects, indicates their role in nature and benefits to humans, and demonstrates how to purge young readers’ fears associated with them.

Besides, each character within the book has its own info-spread with large photos and interesting facts that even adults don't know. At the same time, the book isn’t too scientific and isn’t overloaded with information. Fictional and educational spreads follow each other cohesively and creatively. They’re separated so it's easy to skip educational ones for younger kids.
Discliamer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review. My opinions and thoughts are my own.
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What Bug am I? is a well-written book. It uniquely teaches STEM. It combines nonfiction and fiction. It a cute and funny book. You learn about many different bugs while to find out what this new bug is trying to find out what he is.

You get some real facts about different bugs throughout the book. Those you get a funny story about the bug looking for someone like him. It like he just does not know who he is. Children will learn all about the different bugs. This is a neat idea and a clever way to teach children.

The pictures are well done and enjoyable. I was somewhat creep out about the real pictures of some of the bugs. But not creep out where I closed the book, the look of them had me wanting to turn the page. It is really good for all kinds of children that can learn about bugs and other things. If you are what STEM means well I will put the explanation in for you below.

STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.

Parents will want this for their children if you like bugs or some teachable moment about nature. We get to learn about nature and the different bugs we have in our backyard and house. These kinds of books are enjoyable for young readers and school-age children. I love children's books and sometimes learning about the different bugs or learning something new about bugs I knew about them.
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November 23, 2020

Book Review: The Gold Digger by Liz Tolsma

Book Title:
The Gold Digger
Author: Liz Tolsma
Publisher: Barbour Books
Publish Date: 12/1/2020 (256 Pages, E-Book)
Genres: Christian Fiction, Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, True Crime, History,
Series: True Colors #9
ISBN: 9781643527123 | ASIN: B085LYML5Q
Fiction Based on Strange, But True, History

True, riveting stories of American criminal activity are explored through a unique stories of historical romantic suspense. Collect them all and be inspired by the hope that always finds its way even in the darkest of times.

In 1907, shy but loyal Ingrid Storset travels from Norway to support her grieving sister, Belle Gunness, who owns a farm in LaPorte, Indiana. Well-to-do widow Belle, who has lost two husbands and several children, provides Ingrid with enough money to start a small business. But Ingrid is confused by the string of men Belle claims to be interviewing for her next husband. When Nils Lindherud comes to town looking for his missing brother, who said he was going to marry Belle, Ingrid has a sinking feeling her sister is up to no good.
Declaimer: "I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review." All reviews written are my own and honest.
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This book is about two sisters though one seems to be doing something quite fishy. That fishiness seems to come out when a brother comes to town looking for his missing brother. We have Belle Gunness who seems to cry a lot or seem to be mean.

Why does the town seem to pick on a guy named Ray? Ingrid seems a bit naive about what her sister is doing but she loving her sister and children. Is her sister Belle a murder or looking for easy money? The town seems to think nothing of it when men go missing or think they just leave suddenly.

We do see that Ingrid and Nils seem to connect after meeting each other. They seem to take their time getting to know each other and courting. The plot of this story is deep and detailed. The story is done well. It just seems like found out who the killer is quite quickly. It just seems that Nils had to convince Ingrid and the town sheriff or the real killer and not the one they keep pulling in to question.

There are some surprises when it is all revealed and solved. Though there is still a twist at the end as well. There seem to be a mystery and lots of crimes. This is good in the sense that it tells some history of American crime and historical fiction and crime. It is a true crime. I rate this 4.5 Moons (stars).


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Book Tour: In the Nick of Time by Deedee Cummings with Giveaway

Book Title:
Animals at the Office
Author: Sarah Sommer
Publisher: Sarah Sommer
Publisher Date: June 21, 2020 (40 Pages, Hardcover)
Genres: Children, Picture Books, Animals
It's Gator's first day at his new office job, and he is surrounded by quirky personalities like the slow slug, the obedient dog, the aggressive hawk, and the chatty chicken. He is eager to fit in with his new co-workers, so he tries to be like them. But acting like everyone else doesn't work out for him, and he learns a valuable lesson about himself instead. Featuring hand-drawn illustrations, vibrant colors, and rhymes, Animals at the Office sparks dialogue regarding first-day jitters, fitting in with new crowds, and embracing one's own special traits despite being surrounded by others who are different. Adults may relate to the featured characters based on their own experiences at an office and can use the book to talk more with children about their own job and what going to work means for them.

Discliamer: I received this book free for book tour purposes and for an honest review. My opinions and thoughts are my own.
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In the Nick of Time, it is about learning the meaning of Christmas. This book brings home that meaning though a little boy. There a letter then comes to him by mistake but will he learn that there are more things to be thankful and show kindness.

There is a boy who just wants a toy for his little brother and a job for his mom and nothing for himself. Will Nick figure it out that there are more important things rather than what he wants. You know, giving is better than receiving. Children can learn this through his book and the meaning of Christmas. Helping out your neighbors.

The story is done well. The pictures sure do tell the meaning. The plot of the story has what children need to learn but also shows kindness. Not everybody is the same and this book shows that to children through this book in a different way. Will Nick be in time to help Santa?

 

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Deirdre “Deedee” Cummings believes literacy is a fundamental human right. She is the founder of Make A Way Media, It Pays to Read & the Louisville Book Festival, as well as, an attorney, therapist, and CEO of Abi Behavioral Health in Louisville, Kentucky. Abi is an intensive therapy agency that works to prevent the placement of children in out of home care, such as foster care, hospitalization, and incarceration. Deedee attended Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, one of only two all-female Historically Black Colleges in the country. After graduating from Bennett, she earned a master’s degree and a law degree from the University of Louisville. All of her writing focuses on sharing inspiring messages that remind us all it is never too late to begin again. Deedee encourages the children she works with to write as a way to process emotions, document their journey, and express themselves more clearly. In addition to presenting on multiple topics around the country, Deedee donates hundreds of books and volunteer hours every year to families, children, churches and the local school system. She is excited to announce the launch of her tenth children’s book, This is the Earth. The inspiration for this book came from overwhelming negative media coverage about race relations in our country and across the world. This is the Earth is a book about peace, respect, and diversity inclusion: a message that must be heard and repeated often. She and her husband Anthony live in Louisville with their three children Kayla (an actress in New York), Anthony (a college student and athlete), and Nick (in elementary school).

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website ~ make a way media ~ twitter ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ facebook ~ pinterest ~ instagram ~ instagram ~ goodreads Tour Schedule:
Oct 12 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Oct 13 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Oct 13 - Working Mommy Journal – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Oct 14 – meandmybooks – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 14 - Leels Loves Books – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Oct 14 - The Pen and Muse Book Reviews  - book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Oct 14 - Cuzinlogic - book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 15 - Splashes of Joy – book review of In the Nick of Time / guest post / giveaway
Oct 15 - The Pen and Muse Book Reviews  - book review of In the Nick of Time / author interview / giveaway
Oct 16 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Oct 18 - Amy's Booket List – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Oct 19 –
Oct 20 – Pick A Good Book – book review of In the Nick of Time / author interview / giveaway
Oct 21 – - Splashes of Joy – book review of This is the Earth / author interview / giveaway
Oct 22 – Leels Loves Books – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Oct 23 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 26 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Oct 27 – Rajiv's Reviews – book review of This is the Earth
Oct 28 – My Journey Back – book review of In the Nick of Time / author interview / giveaway
Oct 29 – Rajiv's Reviews – book review of In the Nick of Time
Oct 30 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 2 –
Nov 3 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review of In the Nick of Time / guest post / giveaway
Nov 4 – She Just Loves Books – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 5 – Priya's Lit Blog – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 6 –
Nov 9 – Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 10 –Priya's Lit Blog – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 11 – Ice Fairy's Treasure Chest – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 11 - Older & Smarter? – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 12 – She Just Loves Books – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 13 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 16 – Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 17 – Books and Zebras @jypsylynn – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 18 – Ice Fairy's Treasure Chest – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 18 - Bound 4 Escape – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 19 – Books and Zebras @jypsylynn – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 20 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 20 - Bound 4 Escape – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 20 - Writer with Wanderlust - book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 23 – Amy's Booket List – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 23 - Nighttime Reading Center – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 23 - – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 23 - Lisa-Queen of Random - book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 23 - Gina Rae Mitchell  - book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 24 - Gina Rae Mitchell  - book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway

Nov 24 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 24 - Lisa-Queen of Random - book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 25 – Older & Smarter? – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 27 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 27 - Reading is My Passion – book review of In the Nick of Time
Nov 30 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 30 - Writer with Wanderlust - book review of In the Nick of Time / guest post /giveaway
Dec 1 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Dec 1 - I'd Rather Be At The Beach - book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Dec 1 - Lisa's Reading - book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway

Dec 2 –  Jazzy Book Reviews – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Dec 3 – Bigreadersite – book review of In the Nick of Time
Dec 3 - Reading is My Passion – book review of This is the Earth
Dec 3 - Lisa's Reading - book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Dec 4 - Bigreadersite – book review of This is the Earth
Dec 4 - I'd Rather Be At The Beach - book review of This is the Earth / giveaway

 

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November 13, 2020

Book Tour: This is the Earth by Deedee Cummings with Giveaway

Book Title: This is the Earth
Author: Deedee Cummings
Publisher: Make A Way Media
Publisher Date: October 1, 2020 (32 Pages, Paperback)
Genres: Children, Picture Books, Teachable
A recent Purple Dragonfly Award First Place winner, Cummings uses bold and bright illustrations in This is the Earth to share a message of peace, love, respect, compassion, inclusion. Published in early 2019, the book’s message bears repeating: peace is meant for all of us and it is everyone’s responsibility to care for each other like the united family that we really are. This exceptional and timely book shares the reality that we are all sharing this world that we call home instead of acting as though each continent, each, country, and each neighborhood is like a completely different planet. Within the pages of This is the Earth, readers will discover thought and conversation-invoking concepts on issues and struggles that has our world at odds with each other. Kids and adults will love the lyrical message and thoughtful artwork that reinforces the fact that every human being is our neighbor on Planet Earth; a place also known as Home.
Discliamer: I received this book free for book tour purposes and for an honest review. My opinions and thoughts are my own.
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This is the Earth, is a book with a loving message for all. Not only for children but adults as well. It got a message about peace and respect for everyone that lives on the planet as well as nature. I enjoyed the message and the meaning of this book.

I know it is geared towards children. But it a must-have on your child or children's bookshelves at home and in the classroom as well. Teaches valuable lessons that children and adults need to remember. Just some saying I enjoy quite a few saying in this book.

"We just have to live.
We have to be.
You do you.
And I do me."

The pictures are done well. They are bright and colorful. They tell the story. Children will gravitate toward the pictures. I enjoy that along with the rhyming. Not many books pull at my heart and have remembered quotes or sayings. This book doe this. This book is good not only for children but also for older children people as well as adults.

 

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Deirdre “Deedee” Cummings believes literacy is a fundamental human right. She is the founder of Make A Way Media, It Pays to Read & the Louisville Book Festival, as well as, an attorney, therapist, and CEO of Abi Behavioral Health in Louisville, Kentucky. Abi is an intensive therapy agency that works to prevent the placement of children in out of home care, such as foster care, hospitalization, and incarceration. Deedee attended Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, one of only two all-female Historically Black Colleges in the country. After graduating from Bennett, she earned a master’s degree and a law degree from the University of Louisville. All of her writing focuses on sharing inspiring messages that remind us all it is never too late to begin again. Deedee encourages the children she works with to write as a way to process emotions, document their journey, and express themselves more clearly. In addition to presenting on multiple topics around the country, Deedee donates hundreds of books and volunteer hours every year to families, children, churches and the local school system. She is excited to announce the launch of her tenth children’s book, This is the Earth. The inspiration for this book came from overwhelming negative media coverage about race relations in our country and across the world. This is the Earth is a book about peace, respect, and diversity inclusion: a message that must be heard and repeated often. She and her husband Anthony live in Louisville with their three children Kayla (an actress in New York), Anthony (a college student and athlete), and Nick (in elementary school).

connect with the author:  website ~ make a way media ~ twitter ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ facebook ~ pinterest ~ instagram ~ instagram ~ goodreads

Tour Schedule:
Oct 12 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Oct 13 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Oct 13 - Working Mommy Journal – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Oct 14 – meandmybooks – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 14 - Leels Loves Books – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Oct 14 - The Pen and Muse Book Reviews  - book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Oct 14 - Cuzinlogic - book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 15 - Splashes of Joy – book review of In the Nick of Time / guest post / giveaway
Oct 15 - The Pen and Muse Book Reviews  - book review of In the Nick of Time / author interview / giveaway
Oct 16 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Oct 18 - Amy's Booket List – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Oct 19 –
Oct 20 – Pick A Good Book – book review of In the Nick of Time / author interview / giveaway
Oct 21 – - Splashes of Joy – book review of This is the Earth / author interview / giveaway
Oct 22 – Leels Loves Books – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Oct 23 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 26 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Oct 27 – Rajiv's Reviews – book review of This is the Earth
Oct 28 – My Journey Back – book review of In the Nick of Time / author interview / giveaway
Oct 29 – Rajiv's Reviews – book review of In the Nick of Time
Oct 30 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 2 –
Nov 3 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review of In the Nick of Time / guest post / giveaway
Nov 4 – She Just Loves Books – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 5 – Priya's Lit Blog – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 6 –
Nov 9 – Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 10 –Priya's Lit Blog – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 11 – Ice Fairy's Treasure Chest – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 11 - Older & Smarter? – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 12 – She Just Loves Books – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 13 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 16 – Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 17 – Books and Zebras @jypsylynn – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 18 – Ice Fairy's Treasure Chest – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 18 - Bound 4 Escape – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 19 – Books and Zebras @jypsylynn – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 20 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 20 - Bound 4 Escape – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 20 - Writer with Wanderlust - book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 23 – Amy's Booket List – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 23 - Nighttime Reading Center – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 23 - – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 23 - Lisa-Queen of Random - book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 23 - Gina Rae Mitchell  - book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 24 - Gina Rae Mitchell  - book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway

Nov 24 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 24 - Lisa-Queen of Random - book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 25 – Older & Smarter? – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 27 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 27 - Reading is My Passion – book review of In the Nick of Time
Nov 30 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 30 - Writer with Wanderlust - book review of In the Nick of Time / guest post /giveaway
Dec 1 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Dec 1 - I'd Rather Be At The Beach - book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Dec 1 - Lisa's Reading - book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway

Dec 2 –  Jazzy Book Reviews – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Dec 3 – Bigreadersite – book review of In the Nick of Time
Dec 3 - Reading is My Passion – book review of This is the Earth
Dec 3 - Lisa's Reading - book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Dec 4 - Bigreadersite – book review of This is the Earth
Dec 4 - I'd Rather Be At The Beach - book review of This is the Earth / giveaway

 

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November 11, 2020

Monthly Wrap up: October 2020

 
October came and went with little change. Though what been going on. We all were hyped uped up for upcoming Election. Now I am posting after that. We had Halloween come and go. How was your Halloween and your reading for the month.

I am been watching my TV shows and reading. There seems to be more news on now in a while. Who getting reading for Holiday season and fall. The cooler temps are more appreciated and the fall leaves.

I have giveaways going on my blog. Check my sidebar on my blog under "Giveaways".

Books Read in October:
  1. The Red Ribbon by Pepper D. Basham
  2. The Goose on the Roof by Sarah Sommers (Book Tour / November, 2020) - w/ Giveaway
  3. Animals at the Office by Sarah Sommers (Book Tour / November, 2020) - w/ Giveaway
  4. This is the Earth by Deedee Cummings (Book Tour / November, 2020) - w/ Giveaway
  5. In the Nick of Time by Deedee Cummings (Book Tour / November, 2020) - w/ Giveaway
  6. The Proctor Hall Horror by Bill Thompson
My books really fell in 3 different genres for this month. They are in 3 different media categories I believe as well. They will be shown below.

Books by Genre:
  1. Historical - 1 Book
  2. Horror -  1 Book
  3. Children - 4 Book
Books by Media Categories:
  1. Paperback - 3 Books
  2. E-Book - 1 Books
  3. Hardcover - 2 Books
I have read a total of 651 Pages, for the month of October. I am finally back to reading around what I think I can for a month.  The total for 2020 is 7,829 Pages and 13.2 Hours of Listening.

Books by Pages Total:
  1. The Red Ribbon - 256 Pages
  2. The Goose on the Roof - 40 Pages
  3. Animals at the Office - 40 Pages
  4. This is the Earth - 32 Pages
  5. In the Nick of Time - 35 pages
  6. The Proctor Hall Horror - 248 Pages
Total Pages by Month:
  1. January - 1,004 Pages
  2. February - 964 Pages
  3. March - 1,687 Pages
  4. April - 440 Pages
  5. May - 840 Pages
  6. June - 781 Pages
  7. July - 261 Pages
  8. August - 688 Pages
  9. September - 513 Pages, 13 Hours and 2 Mins
  10. October - 651 Pages

Total books by Month:

  1. January - 6 Books
  2. February - 5 Books
  3. March - 7 Books
  4. April - 4 Books
  5. May - 3 Books
  6. June - 5 Books
  7. July - 2 Books
  8. August - 4 Books
  9. September - 3 Books
  10. October  - 6 Books
   
Favorite Book of the Month:
Set along the beautiful Bayou Lafourche near Thibodaux, Louisiana, it’s a more traditional ghost story than some of the others from this author. Back in 1963, a fourteen-year-old boy who’s never spoken a word is found sitting quietly on a stairway in his house. In a nearby sitting room, his mother, father and younger sister sit next to each other on a couch.

At least most of their bodies are on the couch. Their heads are neatly arranged on the mantel. The boy – the only living person at Proctor Hall — is deemed unable to stand trial and spends decades locked away. When he’s released at last, he comes back to live at in the old house.

For a class assignment, a university professor sends a team to the old plantation with a goal to learn about the now-abandoned house and its mysterious past. As the students uncover secrets, the school project becomes a tragedy beyond imagination. Landry and the crew are called in to investigate. As they learn the truth, the dark things that lurk inside Proctor Hall may claim even more victims.
Want to buy: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Christian Books |

Book Haul of the Month:
Book Challenges:
- Goodreads Reading Challenge 46/30 Books (Completed June 28, 2020)
- Fiction Addiction's Monthly Wrap up
- Backlog of Reviews (0 Reviews) 2011 though 2018
Bloggers Commenting Back
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Giveaways:
This is the Earth
Animals at the Office
In The Nick of Time
The Goose on the Roof

Upcoming Reads / Releases
 Here is everything that been posted for the year. Some things have been will be posted later then when I read the book or reviewed it. Most cases this is when a book is on tour with me. The Book review may be posted later or a month or so done the line. I will gladly mark these when I read the book so you know.


My Wrap Ups for the Year:

  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April
  5. May
  6. June
  7. July
  8. August
  9. September
What are your Reading this September?


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November 6, 2020

Book Tour: Animals at the Office by Sarah Sommer with Giveaway

Book Title: Animals at the Office
Author: Sarah Sommer
Publisher: Sarah Sommer
Publisher Date: October 1, 2020 (40 Pages, Hardcover)
Genres: Children, Picture Books, Animals

It's Gator's first day at his new office job, and he is surrounded by quirky personalities like the slow slug, the obedient dog, the aggressive hawk, and the chatty chicken. He is eager to fit in with his new co-workers, so he tries to be like them. But acting like everyone else doesn't work out for him, and he learns a valuable lesson about himself instead. Featuring hand-drawn illustrations, vibrant colors, and rhymes, Animals at the Office sparks dialogue regarding first-day jitters, fitting in with new crowds, and embracing one's own special traits despite being surrounded by others who are different. Adults may relate to the featured characters based on their own experiences at an office and can use the book to talk more with children about their own job and what going to work means for them.
Discliamer: I received this book free for book tour purposes and for an honest review. My opinions and thoughts are my own.
Want to Buy: Amazon | Bookshop.org | Barnes & Noble
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Ever been new somewhere or place. Well, this is a good book to teach your child or children a valuable lesson about yourself. Animals at the Office portray that meaning though out the book that you learn the value of you and your skills and being unique.

Children should not have to fit into to make friends or be part of a group. You should be able to be yourself and still know your values. This book shows that throughout. The pictures even show the emotions and actions of trying to be someone else.

There is rhyming and the learning of that is nice. I was smiling as I was reading this book. It teaches and gives a valuable lesson throughout. The book is colorful and done well. It a joy to read and see the pictures. In time as today, these books are sometimes forgotten that have value and lessons for children who need to learn.

 

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Sarah Sommer enjoys working with words in a way that makes the story feel musical and rhythmical, which is a reflection of her first career in music as a professional clarinetist. She is passionate about animals and enjoys nature, the arts, and dark chocolate.

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Tour Schedule:
Oct 19 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Oct 19 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review of Animals at the Office / guest post / giveaway
Oct 20 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 21 – Welcome To MLM Opinion's Reviews – book review of Animals at the Office
Oct 21 - Bound 4 Escape – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 21 - A Mama's Corner of the World – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Oct 21 - Amy's Booket List – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 22 – I'd Rather Be At The Beach – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Oct 22 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 23 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 23 - A Mama's Corner of the World – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 26 – She Just Loves Books – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 27 – Splashes of Joy – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 27- Amy's Booket List – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Oct 28 – Bound 4 Escape – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Oct 28 - Cuzinlogic - book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 29 – I'd Rather Be At The Beach – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 29 - My Journey Back – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Oct 30 – Reading is My Passion – book review of The Goose on the Roof
Nov 2 – Welcome To MLM Opinion's Reviews – book review of The Goose on the Roof
Nov 3 – She Just Loves Books – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Nov 3 - My Journey Back – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Nov 4 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Nov 4 – Splashes of Joy – book review of Animals at the Office / guest post / giveaway
Nov 5 –Jazzy Book Reviews – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Nov 5 - Pick a Good Book – book review of Animals at the Office / author interview / giveaway
Nov 6 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review of Animals at the Office / guest post / giveaway
Nov 6 - Nighttime Reading Center – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Nov 9 – Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Nov 9 - One Frugal Girl – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Nov 10 – Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Nov 10 - Pick a Good Book – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Nov 11 – Bigreadersite – book review of Animals at the Office
Nov 12 – Bigreadersite – book review of The Goose on the Roof
Nov 12 - Reading is My Passion – book review of Animals at the Office
Nov 13 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Nov 13 - One Frugal Girl – book review of Animals at the Office / author interview / giveaway

 


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November 5, 2020

Book Haul #4 - (October 2020)

 
October was a busy month for new books. I would like to say Thank you to all the Publishers and authors that send me books for October. They are all over the place for this past month. They are all review books. Some were send as gifts and other were review books. I requested some. They seem like new releases and others.

Here are the books I received from several different publishers.Thank you to some authors as well. All are review books. Two are were on the review Crew. I want to say Thank you all.
  • Death In The Cloud by EJ Simon
  • The Blended Quilt by Wanda Brunstetter
  • The Gold Digger by Liz Tolsma
  • What You Said To Me by Olivia Newport (Review)
  • Zin Mignon an the Riddle of the Russian Rye by Michael Daswick
  • Zin Mignon an the Secret of the Pickled Pigs' Feet by Michael Daswick
  • An Angel's Mark by Christine Adwoa Owusuaa
All are on my radar to read. I hope to read these books soon. This is my Book haul for this month.

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November 3, 2020

Book Review: What You Said to Me

Book Title: What You Said to Me
Author: Olivia Newport
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press
Publisher Date: November 1, 2019 (256 Pages, E-book)
Genres: Family, Genealogy, Christian, History, Historical Fiction
Series: Tree of Life #4
A Father-Daughter Genealogy Team Link Present to Past on Family Trees

When 15-year-old Tisha Crowder gets caught shoplifting, attorney Nolan Duffy tries to protect her from consequences that could rattle her already troubled life. His daughter, Jillian, feels like she’s the one being punished instead—by having Tisha assigned to work with her on a backlog of genealogy files. Tisha doesn’t seem interested in taking the job seriously, and Jillian’s patience wears thin. Besides, everyone in Canyon Mines knows the Crowder family has experienced generations of brokenness. Then a sliver of hope turns up in long-ago words in plain sight, challenging shrouded assumptions about Tisha’s family. Now Jillian is the one who can walk with Tisha back to 1893 and uncover where everything went wrong in the first place—and save her from the past.

What You Said to Me is the fourth book in the Tree of Life series by Olivia Newport. You’ll want to return to the lovely Colorado mountain town of Canyon Mines again and again to explore and celebrate unforgettable family stories that will inspire you to connect with your own family histories and unique faith journeys.

Declaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review. It an honest review.
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What you Said to me is a little dry in finding out about the families. This one is good. Though I do not know if the story is more about the girl that looking for her family or just helping in find out about herself.

This story is mostly about the girl that might just need the help to find out what happens in the past to find out why the broken things happen. Where is all went wrong? Will Jillian be able to help her find herself and understand where her mother and her family when wrong in the first place.

This book may have you looking for your family history. We do get past the story point of view as well as the present. Will it be sliver help to find out whatever happened to the Bangt woman and why it ended or how Trisha Crower family got to Canyon Mines?

Why did some leave and only one stay in Canyon Mines? To find out that you will need to read this book. Olivia does a wonderful job of weaving history and family together. Another thing she does is bring the family stories to life. Whatever happens with St. Louis Projects that she working on. Will be that this might not be the last book in the series.

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