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My Sister’s Books Review #98

Cat as a Hat

By: Richard Lake

Illustrated by: Petrina Ong


A young girl experiences everyday life, while her precious cat, Audacious, stays curled on top of her head. The people in her town express their concern and disapproval of this girl and her cat. However, the girl explains to readers all the wonderful things that happen, when you wear a cat as a hat.

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My Sister’s Books Review #67

The Budding Gardener

By: Mary B. Rein

Children’s Activity Book


The Budding Gardener is an activity book dedicated to teaching young children the fascinating world of gardening. Chocked full of fun activities and do-it-yourself projects, kids will soon be wrapped up in the delights of watching seeds grow. Through this book they can learn about container gardening, compost, flowers and food.

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Just a few more hours…

Hi Everyone,

Well the anniversary/celebration party will begin in just a few more hours. I want to make sure each of you has all the information needed in order to have fun with this celebration. So here is all the rules and information you will need.

First up: The Year in Review.

Each week, starting on Saturday, I will be taking a look back at several of the books I have read. Most of these features will be accompanied by a mini-giveaway courtesy of the authors. With these giveaways, all you need to do is leave a comment to be entered to win. Mini-Giveaways will be open from the Saturday they are posted through the following Friday. Winners will be chosen using Random.org and will be announced the following Saturday! If you enter to win a mini-giveaway, please check back the following week to see if you have won. Winners will have 72 hours from the time of the announcement to contact me via email (see Contact page.) If the winner does not contact me within 72 hours, then I new winner will be chosen via Random.org.

The Big Giveaway:

Starting May 25, 2013 at 12:01 am EDT through July 31, 2013 at 11:59 pm EDT, the Big Giveaway will be live! This is a very large giveaway, so the winner will be chosen using a Rafflecopter. There are several parts to this giveaway, so I will explain each section, now:

1. In order to enter to win the Big Giveaway, you must be a follower of this blog. This is mandatory, because this is my way to say thank you to all of you!
2. There will be several ways to enter, from following authors to answering questions. None of these are mandatory, since they are meant to be fun.
3. There is one option that is a daily option and there will be other bonus entries available from time to time. So be sure to check back often.
4. Twitter:
a. Each Sunday, there will be a character description posted on Twitter. If you can guess the character’s name, then please enter it in the corresponding Rafflecopter entry. Please do NOT tweet it, post it or comment with your answer. Any answers posted anywhere other than in the Rafflecopter will be deleted. (This is a game, so please don’t ruin it for others.)
5. Facebook:
a. Each Monday, there will be a line or stanza from various poems posted on Facebook. If you can name the title of the poem or the poet’s name, then please enter it in the corresponding Rafflecopter entry. Please do NOT comment on Facebook or here with your answer. Any answers posted anywhere other than in the Rafflecopter, will be deleted. (I repeat, this is a game, so please don’t ruin it for others.)
6. There will be random posts on the blog throughout this time, which will provide chances for bonus entries.
7. There are several opportunities to win, but most of all I just want everyone to have fun!!!

*You can find the Rafflecopter entry form here and on Facebook.*

Thank you again for all of your support. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Everything starts tomorrow, so now’s the prime time to ask.

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Thanks again and Enjoy!


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BIG Announcement!!!

Good Morning Everyone,

It is time. It is here. Today is Saturday, May 11, 2013 and it is 6:00am EDT and this can only mean one thing… It is time for the BIG Announcement. You all are amazing you know this, right?! I want to thank you for your patience and I hope you enjoy this BIG Announcement!

So without further delay…

I can’t believe that a year has gone by since I started this amazing journey. My little dream of finding a way into to the world of literature has grown into something that I could never have hoped for. Thank you all for your support. I am so honored to have each of you following along in this journey. I love being able to read books, write reviews and then talk with all of you about the wonderful books and authors. So on May 25th, 2013, I hope that you all will join me as I begin a three month long celebration party.

Why three months? Well… on May 25th, my blog will turn 1, on June 20th, my first posted book review will turn 1 and on July 27th, my first Indie Author book review will turn 1. Three BIG birthdays/anniversaries!!! And with all that is going on in the world around us, why not celebrate to the fullest. (Besides, who doesn’t love to celebrate good times!)

What kind of Celebration?

Starting on May 25th through July 27th, each Saturday, I will take a look back at some of the books that I have had the honor to review. “A Year in Review” weekly special. On the majority of those weeks, you the followers will get a chance to win some pretty cool prizes, such as bookmarks or ebooks, thanks to the author(s) of the book(s) being Re-Reviewed. Yes, that’s right, there will be 10 weeks with 8 giveaways! But this is only half of the BIG Announcement…

The second half?

This part is extra-special. You see, through May 25-July 31st, there will be a separate giveaway going on. Yes, that’s right another chance to win! This giveaway will be active the ENTIRE time between May 25th-July 31st. For this giveaway, some very generous authors have donated Autographed books, both ebooks and Paperbacks, plus bookmarks. AND… my very favorite and very talented artist friend, Dana Zalesky , has donated an original piece of artwork. So as you can see this giveaway will be BIG!!!

How do you win?

The individual weekly contests will be held like the regular giveaways. (And there will still be those scheduled during this time, too.) All you have to do is leave a comment under that week’s blog post to be entered to win. With the help of Random.org, winners will be chosen and announced the following week. Each contest/feature, will run for a week (Saturday-Friday.)

The BIG giveaway will be a Rafflecopter giveaway, but not just a plain Rafflecopter giveaway. It will be a game… A mixture of Guess the Book from the Quote and a Scavenger Hunt. Bonus points (bonus entries) will be plenty and some will be offered daily!!! You will be able to find the Rafflecopter here, as it will have a page to itself and on Ariesgrl Book Reviews Facebook Page.

(And yes, it is a possibility to win more than one giveaway.)

My goal is to make the next several weeks fun for everyone! I want this to be a true celebration as my way to say thank you to each of you! I hope I have answered any questions you may have, but if not just post a comment below. (However no specifics on authors/books/prizes will be given, just yet.)

So this was my BIG Announcement! I hope you all enjoyed it and that it was worth the wait!!!

Have a wonderful day!


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