A Halloween Treat

Hi Everyone,

Happy Halloween!!! I am super excited this morning. I get to attend a luncheon today, where author Diane Chamberlain will be speaking. I can’t wait to hear what she has to say about her latest book. Early last year, I had the pleasure of reading Necessary Lies and that story has stayed close to my heart and mind all this time. (You can read my review of it, here.) I am very grateful for this special opportuntiy.

Have a fabulous Friday everyone! And I hope your Halloween is filled with treats!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Book Trailer Thursday

Good Morning Everyone,

Today’s book trailer treat is actually for three books. Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey, co-authors of the Countermeasure Series have short videos. Click here to view the trailers. To read my reviews of their work, click on each title: Uncharted, Countermeasure, Bytes of Life Anthology, To Russia With Love, Blindsided and Lost to Rapture.

 

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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A Quote to Begin Your Day…

“You are never stronger…than when you land on the other side of despair.”

~Zadie Smith

 

 

I am not going to lie, I have been having a hard time this past week. My Mom’s Birthday was last week and it is the first one without my Grandfather. I miss him dearly, and even though I know he was shining down on her that day, my heart still aches with his physical absence.

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Book Trailer Thursday!

Hi Everyone,

Just in time for Halloween, here’s a special treat.

Jen York is the author of the children’s book character, Delilah Dusticle. (You can read my review of the first book here.) The second book is Delilah Dusticle’s Transylvanian Adventure. Below, you will see the link for the trailer for this book!

http://youtu.be/kBheXFxFpbI

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

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My Sister’s Books Review #58

Meena Mouse’s Perfect Raspberry

By: Trilby Plants

Illustrated by: Deborah Gagnon

1st grade and Younger

 

Meena Mouse has run away from home after eating the raspberry that her Mom was going to use to make a tart. Lost in the forest, Meena runs into the Silver Mouse who helps her find a perfect raspberry, but will Meena be able to find her way home?

Beautifully illustrated, this book pops with vibrant backgrounds. Children everywhere will enjoy the bold, colorful world of Meena Mouse. Written with short, repetitious sentences, this book is a nice choice for parents to read to their kids. As with every good children’s book, there is a moral to be learned from Meena’s adventure.

 

Notes:

This review was written for My Sister’s Books. To learn more about this bookstore, please visit their website.

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My Sister’s Books Review #57

My Sister’s Keeper

By: Jodi Picoult

Modern Times, Rhode Island

Family Dynamics

 

Anna knows she was born to save her sister’s life, but after thirteen years she is ready to make her own medical decisions.  Her sister has had almost-terminal cancer for as long as she can remember and her family revolves around the diagnosis. As Anna seeks legal representation, the routine of her family is tossed upside down and her sister’s prognosis hangs in the balance.

From the very first sentence, Jodi Picoult has weaved a powerful tale, centered around every parent’s worst nightmare. With one child sick, this family tries to do everything they can to keep her alive, as most adults can relate too. However, the author’s ability to switch points-of-view between the various characters, illustrates this situation from each heartbreaking side. Readers will appreciate the different fonts that are used to emphasize each character’s personality, as well as the memories that help develop the plot. The commanding, gripping and controversial ending will leave readers debating long-after they have read the book.

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

Notes:

This review was written for My Sister’s Books. To learn more about this bookstore, please visit their website.

Similar Authors:

Elizabeth Berg, Diane Chamberlain, Jacquelyn Mitchard

 

Links: Available in store and online:

Paperback:

http://mysistersbooks.mybooksandmore.com/web1/actions/searchHandler.do?key=BTKEY0006093232&nextPage=booksDetails&parentNum=12564

Epub:

http://mysistersbooks.mybooksandmore.com/web1/actions/searchHandler.do?key=BTKEY0009897554&nextPage=booksDetails&parentNum=12564

Blio:

http://mysistersbooks.mybooksandmore.com/web1/actions/searchHandler.do?key=BTKEY0008723488&nextPage=booksDetails&parentNum=12564

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My Sister’s Books Review #56

A Walk to Remember

By: Nicholas Sparks

1950s, North Carolina

High School

 

Landon Carter was a popular guy with a relaxing year planned for his senior year of high school. Jamie Sullivan was the shy, extra-good daughter of the town’s Baptist minister. Both of their lives were destined to be changed, starting from the very first day of school. As Landon grows to know the real Jamie, his mind and heart are put to the test.

Nicholas Sparks writes a beautiful, coming of age novel, full of innocence and character growth. The author uses foreshadowing as a way to communicate with the reader through Landon’s voice and memories. Readers will laugh and cry as their hearts expand throughout this sweet tale. For fans of the movie, this book will be a bit of a shock as it is a nod to the golden days where young men adhered to a dress code and southern traditions were always upheld.  However, the best part of this book is that it appeals to all ages and times.

 

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

Notes:

This review was written for My Sister’s Books. To learn more about this bookstore, please visit their website.

Similar Authors:

Nicholas Evans, Richard Paul Evans, Francine Rivers, Kristin Hannah

 

Links:  Available in store and online:

Paperback: http://mysistersbooks.mybooksandmore.com/web1/actions/searchHandler.do?key=BTKEY0013662002&nextPage=booksDetails&parentNum=12564

Epub:

http://mysistersbooks.mybooksandmore.com/web1/actions/searchHandler.do?key=BTKEY0009929691&nextPage=booksDetails&parentNum=12564

Blio:

http://mysistersbooks.mybooksandmore.com/web1/actions/searchHandler.do?key=BTKEY0009119388&nextPage=booksDetails&parentNum=12564

 

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My Sister’s Books Review #55

Justice Comes After Death

By: Werner Hoppe

Mystery, #1 is trilogy

Modern times

Georgetown, SC/Germany

 

Karl Shoemaker’s world turned upside down several years ago, and ever since he has traveled the country with his Rottweiler. It is their stop in Georgetown County, South Carolina that has Karl hoping he can help the local police. A young woman has been murdered and all the citizens are in complete shock. As Karl tries to help others, he realizes these friendly people might just help him begin to heal.

This book is like a slowly building rollercoaster that has a fast-paced ending. Though the book could use a bit more editing, the storyline will keep readers guessing until the very end. It is packed full of descriptions, southern colloquialisms and traditions. The author does a good job showing how small the world is through his interconnecting plots. Overall readers will be eager to find out what adventures Karl is headed into next.

 

Similar Authors:

Bill Noel, Lynn Hodges, and Steve McMillen

 

Notes:

This review was written for My Sister’s Books. To learn more about this bookstore, visit their website.

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A Quick Update…

Hi Everyone,

During the first week of this month, we were out of town. We went to Va to honor my Grandfather’s life and bury him next to my Grandmother. We spent quality time with friends, blessed that they helped us celebrate my grandparents’ lives. I am forever grateful to our friends.

Now that I am back, there will be numerous reviews posted this week as I get caught up with everything. You may notice a few changes as well, which I hope you will enjoy.

In the meantime, I want to hear how all of you are spending your fine Sunday evening?

I will be finishing a book from The List and the the review will appear later this week.

I wish you all a happy and colorful October!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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