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If you are wondering what kinds of books I review and events I host, this little section is the place to look. Books I love to read: Children's, Young Adult, Paranormal and Fantasy books. Books I like to read: General Fiction, Romances, Religious Fiction, Mysteries and Biographies. So those are the genres of books I will generally review. If you send me a book outside of those areas, I'll consider it, but it may not fit my tastes. Reviews will take about 2 months to post; I try to post them around the time the book is released. On giveaways: Sending me a signed book to give away on the site is a great way to get your book noticed. I do a "mystery book" giveaway about every 2 weeks, where I read the book and twitter about it without revealing its title, then reveal what I've been reading and give it away. The whole event takes a couple weeks, and I feature the giveaway book on my blog for most of that time.

Currently reading

Blood Lite II: Overbite
Heather Graham, Kelley Armstrong, J.A. Konrath, Janis Ian, Derek Clendening, Amy Sterling Casil, Sam W. Anderson, Aaron Polson, Brian J. Hatcher, John R. Little, Joel A. Sutherland, Jordan Summers, Allison Brennan, Lezli Robyn, Scott Nicholson, Sharyn McCrumb, Edward Bry
V is for Vulnerable: Life Outside the Comfort Zone: An ABC for Grownups
Seth Godin
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman
Parting the Veil: The Art of Nene Thomas
Nene Thomas, Bruce Coville
The Art of Amy Brown (Bk. 1)
Matthew(Read by) Ryan, Ilyana(Read by); Brown, Amy Kathleen?(Author) ; Kadushin
The Creativity Book: A Year's Worth of Inspiration and Guidance
Eric Maisel
Tibby and His Friend's Big Secret - Carl Kegerreis
A newspaper boy, Tibby, his dog, and his friends find thrilling secrets happening in their hometown.  At least that is what Tibby thinks unless it is all a dream...

 

There are some interesting uses of the author’s imagination.  Main character, Tibby has a dog that completely keeps Tibby and friends safe.  The dog is adorable.  I also like the fact that ex-bully Fogel becomes his new best friend.

 

Even though there are some good things about the story...there was just too much that drove me crazy.  I had to read the book twice and it is not one to read with any distractions (like tv or music). This kids story has two different stories going on and technically you never find out what is real and what isn’t.  Tibby wakes up 3 or 4 times leaving you figure out what was a dream and what wasn’t and it would happen kinda suddenly.

 

Another issue I had was with Tibby and his friend Rex.  The characters sort of became mushed together.  I was never sure which was talking when and had to reread to find out.

 

In general this book gave me a headache but that does not mean it was bad. I just think it needs a lot of tweaking.