Monday, February 4, 2013



Summary provided by Author Artie Bennett

Poopendous! Summary

“Everyone poops—yes, it’s true—from aardvarks to the humped zebu.”
     Artie Bennett, author of the award-winning and much-acclaimed The Butt Book, delivers the inside scoop on every type and use of poop in his “number two,” spanking-new picture book. In hilarious verses, with eye-popping illustrations, Poopendous! relates the many, often remarkable uses of poop throughout the world while paying homage to its prolific producers, from cats to bats to wombats! Virtuoso illustrator Mike Moran gives us a Noah’s Ark of animals doing their less-than-solemn doody. So pick up your pooper-scooper and come along for a riotously rib-tickling ride. You just may agree that poop is truly quite . . .  poopendous!
     Visit before someone else does!

I had the enjoyment of reading his humorous children's book. I shared this book with my 3 year old and she couldn't help but be engaged in it. The book flowed with its rhyming making it very easy for a young reader to keep up. Though the subject matter is not for everyone , I found it not only entertaining but educational. This book explores the many uses and names of poop, some I as an adult had not even thought of .  Personally I think it would be a great addition to a science study for young kids. Honestly what kid won't sit still and listen to a book about poop and while you have them there they will learn all the more.  So before you see just a poop book , set those thoughts a side and with an open mind check out this cute little book ..perhaps like me you will learn something. 

Thank you again Artie for allowing me to read your book.
* I was not paid for my thoughts  other than receiving the book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

This review can be found on the blog , Facebook, and Amazon.

Sunday, February 3, 2013


Hi ya fellow book readers and reviewers. I know , I know ..I've been MIA for a while now but new year new start right ?  I have several reviews lined up even a little bit about some of the authors I've had the pleasure of meeting. I hope all is well with my followers and that you have found some great books to read and share. Perhaps a little Q and A is in order . yes.... I sure think so . Yep Yep.

Name a Favorite book from 2012:
Name a Favorite book read so far on 2013:
How About a book you are looking forward to reading this year:
Most excited book to movie adaptation you can't wait for:
Reading Goal this year: 

How about a few books you think I should check out and review?
Toss out any thoughts and inputs and we will roll this blog back out :
Brush off all the dust and settle in its gonna be a wild ride through a great many books this year.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Musing Mondays

                                        Hosted by Mizb by Should be Reading                  
This week’s musing asks…

Have you ever considered writing a book before? What genre would you write?

~ I have considered writing a mystery and fantasy type book, for the Young Adult.  I think I just don't have the time or motivation to really fully do writing. I prefer to be the one to do the reading not the writing . I know myself well enough to know that I am much better at reading and reviewing then to have others review my works.

( sorry I've been gone so long followers .. this girl has been sick and bogged down with family and school life.. thanks for sticking with me guys .. more to come )

share your comments on this question I would love to hear from you ..

Monday, July 16, 2012

Here's Lily -Review

Here's Lily (The Lily Series) 

 Here's Lily by Nancy Rue 
A big thanks to Tommy Nelson Publishing for letting me read this wonderful book. 

Summary from Amazon: 

Grow with the spirited, sometimes awkward, but always charming Lily as she learns what real beauty is.
In this fun, entertaining story, readers meet awkward sixth grader Lily Robbins who, after receiving a compliment about her looks from a woman in the modeling business, becomes obsessed with her appearance and with becoming a model. As she sets her sights on winning the model search fashion show, she exchanges her rock and feather collection for lip gloss, fashion magazines, and a private "club" with her closest friends. But when the unthinkable happens the night before the fashion show, Lily learns a valuable lesson about real beauty.
This best-selling, biblically based fiction series for girls-with a fresh new look and updated content-addresses social issues and coming-of-age topics, all with the spunk and humor of Lily Robbins as she fumbles her way through unfamiliar territory. As readers come to love Lily and her stories, they'll also benefit from the companion nonfiction books that will help them through their own growing pains.

I can't say enough about this wonderful book that helps young girls realize more than their confidence but helps them discover " God-confidence".  Lily learns throughout the book just what it means to be truly beautiful , that God created each of us differently but he finds each of us beautiful. Lily also learns that what we say  can also be used to bring about beauty or to dim that beauty. I really enjoyed how Lily's parents encouraged her to find God in all the things she did , such as the Modeling Show . It's so important to remember that God needs to be apart of everything we do , and that with him in our lives we can do anything , even face the bullies in the world. I also really loved how Lily became and example to other girls. Lily began to over come her lack of confidence  and others were able to see it . Over all, I would recommend this book to any young girl who needs to be reminded how wonderful she is, that God created her to be a uniquely beautiful  and that God is with you no matter the situation.

Come back tomorrow to check out The Beauty Book ..the companion book for Here's Lily

* I was given this book in exchanged for this review . I was in no other way compensated.

- This review can be found on Goodreads, Amazon, FB, And the blog

Guest Review -Author Nancy Rue

Check out the Guest Post by Nancy Rue   
Stay tuned for a review of Here's Lily by Nancy Rue
posted later today :)

By Nancy Rue
Author of more than 100 books, including the Lily series

Lily Robbins, of my Lily series, was “born” back in 1998 at the request of Women of Faith founder Stephen Arterburn who wanted to start a Young Women of Faith Library. “I’d like to see a series about an eleven-year-old girl named Lily,” was the direction I was given. And it was all the direction I apparently needed because almost immediately, a gangly, precocious mini-woman with out-of-control red hair came into my heart and stayed there. I only had to listen to find out that everyone else in her family had a “thing”—a passion that defined them—but she was just sixth-grader Lily who had one best friend and was the brunt of every joke class clown Shad Shifferdecker could think up. She was bright, well-spoken, and wasn’t afraid to remind absurd little creep boys that they weren’t just breaking the rules—they were demolishing them. What self-respecting middle school smart alec could resist that? I knew that once Lily found her “thing” she would go at it 150%, as tween girls so often do, and that she would form a close group of friends (the Girlz Only Club) who would be right in there with her. But I also knew that it was going to take several growing-up years for Lily to discover who she truly was. That meant that each fiction book could star Lily in a new role—aspiring fashion model in book one, developing doctor in book two, and so on.
But early on I decided that since Lily’s fellow mini-women were going through many of the same things that Lily was enduring (such as a new interest in appearance, a changing body, and issues with peers), they might benefit from a non-fiction book to accompany each of the fiction titles. I wanted those books to be interactive and fun with plenty of concrete material that would help readers navigate the tween years.
What delighted me the most about the Lily project was that I was free to show Lily’s spiritual development along the way and to be even more upfront about that in the non-fiction books. Kids in the formative 8-to-12 age range are no longer just coloring pictures of Noah’s Ark in Sunday school; they’re discovering that they can have their own relationship with God and they have questions about how that works and what it means in their young lives. My greatest joy in writing these books has been receiving emails and letters that say things like, “I never knew exactly how to pray until I started a ‘Talking To God Journal’ like Lily did,” and “Lily shows me how to be a Christian in school without, like, preaching to people.”
I couldn’t be more jazzed that the Lily Series is getting a new face and an opportunity to reach yet another generation of mini-women. I’m in touch with Lily’s fans on my blog, “Tween You and Me” as well as on my website – – and through mother/daughter events where we spend an afternoon working through some of Lily’s—and the daughters’—biggest tween challenges. I so appreciate this chance to talk to you, the moms and dads who have challenges of your own in raising your precious daughters in a very tough society. Blessings on all you do.

In God for your girls,
Nancy Rue

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Forgiven Duke Blog Tour


1.     Abandonment – Alexandria has been raised mostly by servants on the wind-swept, craggy island of Holy Island in England. When her parents disappear for longer than usual she is determined to rescue them and finally win their love.

2.     Ireland/Iceland/Italy – The three countries Alexandria travels through over the course of three books for clues to the whereabouts of her missing parents.

3.     Surrender – What Gabriel, the Duke of St. Easton, struggles with as he endures physical afflictions which breaks through his ennui and brings him to his knees.

4.     Love – What Alexandria and Gabriel find when they decide to trust each other with everything.

5.     Treasure – the mysterious object that Alexandria’s parents have been hired to find that will change the world forever.

6.     Purpose – God’s plan for Alexandria and Gabriel coming to fruition exactly as He created for them from the very beginning.

The Forgiven Duke by Jamie Carie is now available on bookstores and online stores nationwide. The Forgiven Duke is the 2nd installment on The Forgotten Castles Series. Check out my  review of the first book The Guardian Duke to get you ready for The Forgiven Duke .

    Title:The Forgiven Duke
 Author: Jamie Carie
Series: The Forgotten Castles Series
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Release Date: July 1, 2012

Summary/Blurb from The Forgiven Duke by Jamie Carrie ( 2nd book in the series)
Tethered by her impulsive promise to marry Lord John Lemon - the path of least resistance - Alexandria Featherstone sets off toward Iceland in search of her parents with a leaden heart. A glimpse of her guardian, the Duke of St. Easton - the path less traveled by - on Dublin’s shore still haunts her.

Will he come after her? Will he drag her back to London, quelling her mission to rescue her treasure-seeking parents, or might he decide to throw caution to the wind and choose Foy Pour Devoir: “Faith for Duty,” the St. Easton motto. The Featherstone motto Valens et Volens: “Willing and Able,” beats in her heart and thrums through her veins. She will find her parents and find their love, no matter the cost.

The powerful yet wing-clipped Duke of St. Easton has never known the challenge that has become his life since hearing his ward’s name. Alexandria Featherstone will be the life or the death of him. Only time and God’s plan will reveal just how much this man can endure for the prize of love.

jamiecarie_small.pngAbout the author:
Jamie Carie writes novels about fierce, passionate women; their dreams; their fears; their triumphs. Her deepest desire is to see her readers find that same passion as they follow their destiny and discover deeper intimacy with Jesus.

She lives in Indianapolis with her husband and three sons.

Here is your chance to win  a signed copy of BOTH books that's right  both..  go go enter enter 

A signed paperback copy of the Guardian Duke and The Forgiven Duke (Forgotten Castles # 1, #2)
to one winner -  go check out the blog tour to increase chances

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

MIA and my Book Life

Hey just wanted to apologize for being MIA of late ... been really sick and bogged down by my college course . I have a bunch of great reviews lined up so please hang on a bit longer . if I can get life to calm down a bit things will be coming back to normal while you wait for me to return, I thought I would just give you an idea of what my shelves look like .. feel free to share what your book life looks likes :)

 this is a picture of my nightstand ..and the books that I am currently reading :)
 This is my little shelf there are only two books on their that I have read ..the rest are TBR
And lastly this shelf is just one of the many book shelf's that hold books that I have read ...I have two more  bookcases in other rooms full of books.

so here is justa bit of what my book life looks like :) Enjoy...
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