Joanne Hall hosts me for today's touring guest blog, in which I discuss children's fantasy literature in general ... and in particular a certain "normal" kid who becomes a famous, magic wielding hero:
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Author: Lee-Ann Graff-Vinson
Published By: Gypsy Shadow Publishing
Age Recommend: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 5
Blog Review: For: Great Minds Think Aloud
"Love and Liberty" by Lee-ann Graff-Vinson was a military intriguing short romantic novel. This story took place in the Middle East (Iraq) where veterans were to be "protectors of the civilians and be on watch for enemy attacks."
The story was of a male captain…
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The Adventures of John and Julia Evans
“Romance, mystery, and regional history collaborate to create a satisfying, intriguing story! It was difficult to put this one down.” –Steve Miller, Author
“I love the sparks of…
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on June 30, 2012 at 2:21pm — No Comments
New issue of Kings River Life is up and we have a review of Jan Burke's supernatural thriller "The Messenger", a chance to win a copy of the book & a video interview with her from Left Coast Crime http://kingsriverlife.com/06/30/the-messenger-by-jan-burke/
Also in KRL are reviews of Elaine Viets "Final Sail" and Josie Belle's "50% Off Murder" & a chance to win copies of both…Continue
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Could a simple process be more agonizing? I want a simple cover - more white than words or color. The title (Dirt) pretty much says it all so I don't think it needs clutter. I thought it would be simple, but not so. I am down to three choices and it hasn't gotten any easier. Since this is a YA/adult book I wanted the cover to appeal to both genres.
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Having now read five Logan books by Mildred Taylor, I have two favorites: Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry and Road to Memphis. The first is about childhood; the second is about adolescence. While both contain a mixture of happy and tragic moments, Road to Memphis is about change and so is sadder in tone. Yet in many ways, the two books have parallels.…Continue
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The Friendship by Mildred Taylor is a deceptively simple book. Being about fifty pages, with bigger print and many illustrations, you’d think it most suited to primary-aged students. Yet The Friendship doesn’t pussyfoot around its portrayal of racism. Moreover, it includes an event that still seems shocking almost twenty-five years after the book’s publication.…Continue
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A former librarian friend of mine used to ensure that their school library’s shelves carried multicultural books. Unfortunately, she found that very few students in her predominantly white school checked them out. Now that the school has become more culturally diverse, the multicultural books apparently have become more popular. I wondered a lot about her observation while researching the amount of diversity which could be found in children’s literature for a recent graduate course. And I…Continue
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Song of the Trees by Mildred Taylor is an excellent example of a story that could have been composed wrongly in so many ways. It is the sign of a truly talented author that Mildred Taylor gets it right.
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Today's Virtual Book Tour Event: Ties That Bind by Heather Huffman. Book Excerpt, Book Review and Contest Giveaway!Continue
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Author: C. S. Dorsey
Published By: Createspace
Age Recommbnd: YA
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 5
Blog Review For: GMTA
"The Unsacred Gift" by C. S. Dorsey would quite a page turner... keeping you interested in this quick read...just …
Added by Arlena Dean on June 29, 2012 at 10:19pm — No Comments
Okay, so before some hysterical chucklehead calls the SPCA, let me just say that the above title has nothing to do with animals.
I love animals.
I really do.
Okay, calm down. What I am actually railing against today are those annoying zealots who post their one obsessive opinion again and…Continue
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Title: Legacy Road
Author: Graham Garrison
Note: I received a complimentary copy for this honest review. Other reviews can be located or requested at…
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Title: Flame of Resistance
Author: Tracy Groot
Note: I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review. Follow my other reviews at…
Added by Lisa Johnson on June 29, 2012 at 3:46pm — No Comments
Is love a constant? Familiar, ever there, ever recognizable? Or is it like the pictures in the clouds, ever changing. A flower one moment, and the next, morphing into something else, a face perhaps, or maybe just a fluff of clouds? Drifting away, so subtly, so slowly, that you can’t even say…Continue
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Two books I am reading right now. Well, three if you count reading Mocking Jay to the kids, but I mean books that I personally am reading. I know, where in the hell do I find the time to read. Usually between about 11pm and 12:30 am or later, depending on how good the book is or how much trouble I’m having sleeping.
As per a suggestion from Jennifer Weiner, I am reading Stephen King’s book: On Writing. It’s incredible. As someone who never really got hugely…Continue
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The past two days have been extremely warm, so I am so glad this week’s featured author loves ice cream. I also enjoy the fact that she’s from the Quad Cities, where I used to live as a child. I show her around the old familiar places before we transport up to Madison, and order the largest bowls of Babcok…Continue
Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on June 29, 2012 at 11:21am — No Comments
The parable of The Prodigal Son is, unquestionably, one of the most powerful stories in the Bible. However, the title might be a little misleading to some not familiar with the story. While the story is about a son, or actually two sons, one good one bad, the main character is the father. The…Continue
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