Saturday, 26 November 2011

The Colour of Glitter

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As a change, I thought I'd post this poem by my seven-year-old Granddaughter, Sophie, who wrote it this morning over breakfast. We live in Spain, while Sophie and her parents live in the UK. We don't get to see them too often. Little things like this touch me.

Sophie struggles with anything to do with English as a school subject, hates reading etc, so I'm amazed  she even thought to write it.

The Colour of Glitter:
Some red, some black, some blue, 
And some silver too, 
Some pink, 
I hope it doesn't go down your sink, 
Some dark blue, 
I hope it doesn't go in your pooh, 
And some gold, 
As long as you're not too old, 
And some purple, 
As long as you're not friends with Moaning Myrtle, 
Some light green,
It looks like my sun-screen, 
Some white too, 
It looks like my ballet shoe, 
These are all my coloured glitter, 
Now all I need is a cool baby sitter. 

by Sophie
aged 7

Wife By Wednesday

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Author - Catherine Bybee
Title     - Wife By Wednesday
Stars   - 4

Wife By Wednesday:
Blake, wealthy, and amiable … must have a wife by Wednesday so he turns for help to Sam Elliot of the Alliance matchmaking firm. Sam Elliot is not the businessman he expected. Instead, Blake is confronted by Samantha Elliot, charming and lively with a voice to fall in love with.

Samantha, Owner of Alliance, is not on the matrimonial carte du jour, her role is strictly business... until Blake offers her ten million dollars for a one-year contract. All she is has to do is keep her temptation with her husband to herself and avoid his bed. However, Blake’s kisses and charisma prove too tough to combat. She needs to protect her heart so she can walk away when their one-year mercenary life together is over.

In Wife By Wednesday, Catherine Bybee grabs the regency genre and effectively relocates it into present-day culture. Her style is down-to-earth, and readable, her dialogue accurate.

There is sufficient tension in Wife By Wednesday to make it snap, while the romance brings a slightly steamy indulgence. Catherine Bybee provides entertainment with a feel good factor that makes reading a pleasure.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Flat-Out Love

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Author - Jessica Park
Flat-Out Love
Stars - 4 
Something seems wrong in the Watkins home. Julie, college freshman, the newest resident in the Watkins home, is determined to get to the bottom of it.

To Julie, there is something about the emotionally jumbled members of the Watkins family that doesn’t quite add up. It is only when she prizes a buried secret to the surface, that she gets an answer. However, it provokes a confrontation that threatens to tear the Watkins family apart.

Flat-Out Love is cleverly written by Jessica Park and even if you think you know what's going on, you still aren't certain - so you keep on turning pages. Characters are well drawn and dialogue is realistic,

Flat-Out Love isn't simply a tale of romance, but a portrayal of a splintered family group sluggishly surfacing from a dark time, trying to bond with one another. A book well worth reading


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Monday, 14 November 2011

The Hunger Games

Tell Me A Story - Book Review

Author - Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games:
Panem, is a Capitol surrounded by twelve remote districts. The Capitol is demanding and pitiless and keeps the districts in line by compelling each of them to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to play a part in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. 
 Sixteen-year-old Katniss, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, considers it to be a death sentence when she is compelled to represent her district in the Games. However, for Katniss, survival is second nature. Almost without trying, she becomes a front-runner. If she is to win, she will have to make choices that put her survival in balance.

You might find it difficult to put down once started. Characterization is excellent, dialogue believable, and conflict high.
The Hunger Games is absolutely full of tension and ferment. It is a book to that you can't help but get wrapped up with the characters and what is going to happen to them next.

Although by Suzanne Collins is promoted as a book for young adults, it is passionate and violent. Parents should read it to see if it's suitable for children. Mind you, if they can hack it with the Harry Potter series, they should be okay with this.


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