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The Iron Locket by Samantha Warren

I don’t typically review books and this really isn’t a review. But I did give it 5 stars on Goodreads.

From Goodreads – She was raised to hunt faeries. He was raised from the dead.


Aiofe Callaghan comes from a long line of faery hunters. Hired by one of the faery queens, they protect the human world from chaos and destruction. But when Aiofe stumbles through an open door into the land of Faery, she discovers the job isn’t as simple as it seems, nor is she.

Arthur Pendragon spent centuries in blissful nothingness, until the day the four queens banded together to raise him from the dead. Along with his twelve most talented knights, he leads the warring armies of Faery against the greatest enemy they have ever known: one of their own.

Can they overcome their differences to confront the greatest challenges either of them have ever faced?

My review:
But I just finished reading a great book. It is fantasy, which is not at all the genre I typically read. But this book was well written and grabbed me right away. It raced through to the end and I can’t wait for the next one in the series to come out. I highly recommend this book to everyone. Only $2.99 for Kindle. Check it out – you won’t be sorry


Thanksgiving Project – Dr. Seuss

We sponsored a “celebrity” story hour at the local library today. I was a bit nervous about it. We didn’t know what to expect. And because I haven’t been to any of the summer story hours, I was at a distinct disadvantage.

That’s me…I come up with all these grand ideas, but am never sure how to make them happen. Although somehow they always seem to come out okay. I’m lucky because I usually know the right people to make it happen.

Anyway, not having a clue today, we proceeded. And, it was a successful and fun morning. Lots of toddlers and early elementary age children with parents. Everyone seemed to have a great time.

We even had a special appearance by Blossom the Book Butterfly. We read five Dr. Seuss books. Those are definitely tongue twisters. But our readers were great sports. They interacted well with the children.

I was a little nervous about Soren since he really isn’t around other children much and I needed to take pictures and videos of the event. But it all worked out and he was well behaved.

Dr. Seuss would be proud. His books continue to delight old and young alike. Thank you for sharing yourself through your books. It makes it easy to want to read.


Thanksgiving Project – Memoirs

Today didn’t start out very thankful. I woke up entirely too early for a Saturday. But I needed to get up and dressed since the last of my potential cleaning ladies was coming over. Then I was heading into town to have lunch with a friend and then hanging out at Barnes & Noble before a movie. I feel like I’ve been stuck inside at home for decades. Totally not me.

But I got dizzy again and lightheaded so driving didn’t seem like the smartest thing to do. Hence, a bad start to my day.

But the day improved. I ended up with a day of laying on the bed under a warm fuzzy blanket to nap and read. I’m reading Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend. What a delightful book it is. I will probably get it finished today. For some reason it reminds me of Room. Although there really are no similarities. Except that it is told in the voice of a young boy. The voice in Memoirs happens to be an imaginary childhood friend. It is clever and engaging.

Today I’m thankful for authors who have the imagination and creativity to write such engaging literature. Oh, and you should read this book too


Thanksgiving Project – Books

I do love to read. I need to do a better job of tracking and reviewing the books I read. At least ith Goodreads, I do some of that. My friend Steve, however does an awesome job of it. In fact, because of him blogging his reading, I find more books to read.

But I have become totally eReader books. I grab all the free ones that sound interesting. Some are. Some aren’t. But if they aren’t, it is no big deal since I didn’t buy them.

But really, I spend a lot of money on iTunes, Nook, Kindle. Granted I don’t cook much, but I bet I spend more on books than groceries. I’m thankful that there are writers out there to satisfy the readers. Okay, gotta go read for awhile.


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