Saturday, 26 November 2011

The Colour of Glitter

Tell Me a Story

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

Tell Me a Story - Book Review

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.