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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, Jeff Strand, 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 McCrum
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

The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72

The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72 - Molly Peacock The title of this book is The Paper Garden : An Artist Begins Her Life’s Work At 72. I want to state for those, like me, who had never hear of the artist Mary Granville Pendarves Delany technically she did not become an artist at 72 which is the impression I gathered from the title. So just in case you thought the same that would be false. She studied early on in life with art but the craft of Mosaic collage is what she know for starting especially depicting flowers in way no one had done before. The works she did create where great in number and in detail from age 72 and on.

The book jumps back and forth between the artist, author and work of art. Making layers of complex parallels. Both artist and author had the blueprints of what would bring them together young in life. Mary learned her art studied early in life. She also had a love of gardens. Molly had a love for art, writing and somehow always finding Mrs. Delany popping up in her life.

The book in some ways... well I hate to use the word dry but that is what I come up with. I guess a better way to describe it would be so intelligent it goes over my head at some points. That does not mean I did not like reading or enjoy it. It just means that well... I skimmed a lot. When I do not understand something I tend to shake my head a smile, so I feel I did that with this book but I also feel I grasped the essence of it. I think I did anyway.
Each chapter had a way of becoming it’s own work of art as it worked in the parallel of the art the and the lives of the artists. I can see how some say this was like a collage about collage but very high class, which what Mary Delany was part of. I think those with a higher understanding of words and art will enjoy this book maybe even love it. I have to take it down a notch for going over my head though but still I learned things.