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Monthly Archives: December 2008

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  Ok, so I know it has been forever since I’ve been on here and I apolagize for that.  With the holidays, English papers, the flu, etc. things have been a little crazy, but I’m coming back (oficially) with a bang!  There shouldn’t be anymore prolonged abscences from me (at least I hope not, sometimes things are out of your control).  So without further ado, I present to you, reviews!

  Author: Claudia Chandler (http://claudiascustomcreations.com/)

Review:

  Ralphina, the Roly-Poly by Claudia Chandler is a wonderful children’s book.  Children will learn many facts about Roly-Polies as they read this book.  Children will also learn about the power of friendship.  Claudia Chandler, as well as being the author, is also the illustrator of this book.  She has filled this book with wonderful, colorful pictures that will catch the eyes of little ones everywhere.  This book should be available for all pre-schoolers and early readers to enjoy.

Author:  J Lou McCartney

Review:

  De Marco Empire by J Lou McCartney, set in London, England, is a book filled with drama, love, malice, corrumption, and many other exciting things.  Katie Saunders and Lucy Carmichael get jobs at the hottest new club, Club La Pregheira.  Little do they know that working at there will change their lives.  The owners of the club, the de Marco brothers, live a life of crime, and soon, Katie and Lucy are entangled in their events.
  I found this book exciting, but not really very appropriate for me.  There was some language and some suggestive content that I did not feel entirely comfortable with reading.  Other than that, I found this to be a good book and I wish this author all the best!

 

Author:  Tim ‘Dr. Hope’ Anders (www.thestrengthofasparrow.com)


Review:

  The Strength of a Sparrow by Tim ‘Dr. Hope’ Anders is based on the true story of his mother and father.  Bouvette Sherwood, a successful producer and actress of New York Broadway, meets Hughie Hewitt, a Catholic priest.  The two soon fall madly in love.  There is just one problem though, Hughie, due to him being a Catholic priest, is unable to marry and start a family.  Will Huighie and Bouvette be able to work things out?
  This is a wonderful book.  I enjoyed it immensly.  The true story of the author’s parents pulls you in and makes you wonder what will happen next.  This book is inspiring, it sends the message that you should never give up on what you want the most.  Included in the back of this book are pictures of his mother and father.  The pictures really help you connect with the story.

 

  I have two reviews for you!  Yes, two!  Since I’ve been so busy and haven’t had time to get on and post reviews for you guys, I though I owed y’all more than just one, and I only have time for two, but I promise to try and get on again tomorrow and post two more!  So here we go, I hope you enjoy them!

CAUTION: ONE OF MORE OF THESE REVIEWS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!

Reforming the Potter’s Clay review

 

Once again it’s another book about the common discussion in many households across America, should we allow our children to read Harry Potter or should we keep it away from them?  In Reforming the Potter’s Clay by Donald James Parker, the Morales family is divided.  There are two positive votes for Harry Potter and one against it.  Much to EJ and Pedro’s, the two kids of the family, dismay, only Sal’s, the father, vote counts.  Sal is afraid that Harry Potter will teach his two children bad things.  What will the Morales family decide?  You’ll have to read the book for yourself!
  I never really got into this book.  The Morales family decides that Harry Potter is bad.  I really enjoy the Harry Potter books, and as a reader, it’s frusturating to me to see all the books that only mention the bad about Harry Potter.  I find nothing wrong with the Harry Potter books, but sorry, this isn’t about me and my rant on that.  If your divided about the Harry Potter books, then you  may want to read this book, but just remember, you may want to inform yourself about the GOOD points in Harry Potter, before you make a definate decision!

The Bulldog Compact review

  In Madison, South Dakota, the Bulldogs always produce a losing basketball team.  Bambi decides that he is going to change that.  He puts together a contract which he names, The Bulldog Contract.  Bambi gives this contract to everybody on the 8th grade basketball team and encourages everybody to sign it.  ONce they sign it though, they have to commit to conditioning themselves for their highschool years so that they can win the State Championship!  This book is full of hard work, determination, and great spirit!  The Bulldog Compact by Donald James Parker is a good book for everyone!
  This book is well written and it gives great examples of hard work, determination, and great spirit, something we all need more of!  Whether you need more confidence, or your just looking for a good read, this is the book for you!

 

To learn more about Donald James Parker and his books visit his website at www.DonaldJamesParker.com!