Monday, March 23
Ada's small world blows up as the war hits close to home. This amazingly beautiful story was well worth reading. I loved it up to the very last word. Ada and her brother Jamie thought they understood how to live until a surprising chain of events throws them into an unknown world. Have fun experiencing life with Ada. This book contains adventure, discovery, and love. I am so happy I own this one!
This is a perfect read and gift for any girl 12 years old and up. Kimberly Bradley is a fantastic author. You need to read her book "For Freedom" another great read.
5 stars -
This is an excellent book for your teenager! Looking for a gift for a niece/nephew/grandchild or your own sweet kid? Give them a little encouragement and a great tool. My favorite thing about this ACT prep book is the size. So many of the ACT study books look like a mountain of pain. In fact they even weigh enough to give you pain. This little paperback says, "You can read me in a weekend - easy". Teenagers have so much on their plates that the ACT can be overwhelming. I love that this small book is exactly that - small, concise and encouraging. From the first page the author gives an upbeat intro that makes you think - I can do this - and I can do it well!:) Organized into simple sections such as english, math, reading and science this book cover's it all - even the essay writing. I think a great bonus this books offers is the chapter called M Card: what to memorize. You mean I don't have to memorize everything? This book ranks high for me - and my kids. The author knows her stuff, and she puts it in simple easy to read lingo. Definitely a book worth owning.
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
Friday, March 13
Wednesday, March 11
Hands down these are adorable
- great idea for little gifts you can give - your kids can give - spread the smiles!
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Let BBC take you to the Movies...
Own them, rent them, it really doesn't matter - just be sure to watch the BBC version of these movies!
*Sense & Sensibility
This version of Emma is my absolute F A V O R I T E
*North & South
Have you seen the BBC Version of North and South? THE BEST
*Wives and Daughters
(this one makes me chuckle - except when people die of course)
*Pride and Prejudice - this one is wonderful
4 Stars - for a fun Historical Regency Romance
This is a great fun read to do the ol' "TAKE ME AWAY" magic:). I think this is one of Julie Klassen's better books. My favorite of hers has been The Silent Governess - but aside from that one I have felt her books are mediocre. With this book she has once again hit the spot and written an engaging story.
There is a dark secret at Pembrooke Park, and I am surprisingly really enjoying the mystery here. The characters keeping me guessing, thickening the plot and pulling me through the story.
I must make a little complaint. THE COVER. Now no offence to the girl on the front, but I do NOT like the cover. The castle the huge blue girl is covering looks great - why not bring it up close and put her way to the back - with maybe the cloaked figure of a man on a horse off to the side in a darker corner? THE COVER makes a huge difference if I want to own it or avoid it! I wish publishers would do a better job(why can't they ask me first?). :)