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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

A Field Guide to Getting Lost
Rebecca Solnit
All You Can Ever Know
Nicole Chung
The Mermaid
Christina Henry
Don't Ever Look Behind Door 32
B.C.R. Fegan, Lenny Wen
The Party: A Novel
Robyn Harding
The Chemist
Stephenie Meyer
If you were me and lived in... Mexico: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World: 1
Carole P. Roman
Silver: Return to Treasure Island
Andrew Motion
The Creativity Book: A Year's Worth of Inspiration and Guidance
Eric Maisel
The Search for the Red Dragon
James A. Owen

The Dharma King

The Dharma King: The Thrilling Novel of One Man's Quest to Save Tibet--And Himself - B.G. Stroh The Dharma King is a fictional novel about a young man, Sam. He comes from an extremely well to do family. Sam finds himself on vacation to Tibet that changes his way of viewing life. Sam has to follow his destiny no matter where it may lead including saving Tibet.

I liked this book a lot even though I had a hard time reading it. I kept putting it down and felt disconnected to it. I enjoy the Buddhist history and mysticism. Being a fictional story it has such hope for future of Tibet and it’s buddhist followers. The hope that shines through is what kept me coming back to the tale of Sam Simms Jr. I did not want to see it end.

As for negative issues with The Dharma King was that it was sometimes too mystical and leaves too much open where I would have wanted closure.

I can only think that this book is a prayer that hope does not die for those in Tibet.