Thursday, June 14, 2012

"The Girl Who Helped Thunder" Content or Illustration

I decided when the grandkids were down to venture out to the bookstore, this in itself could be written about in my 'travel blog'.  They LOVE books, which warms my heart and I am always willing to oblige their desire by introducing them to the 'thousands of choices'.   There is always an agreement....they get to buy what they want, IF, I can either hear about the story later, have some sort of picture drawn, or the older ones?  How bout a few sentences about this book, not too much to ask.

We were in the children's section and my eye caught a book and I mean I was pulled to this book.  "The Girl Who Helped Thunder"....this will be the next book that I review...but I had an epiphany....Unless someone says, "You must read this book" when browsing at the bookstore, in ANY section, is it the content or the illustrations that 'draws you in'.  

Immediately, I walked over, read the insert and KNEW this was a book that I must read, nothing like I have ever read before, but I knew I was meant to read it, AND although I have a Kindle,  I NEEDED this book.  Looking forward to settling down with this book and cannot wait to let you know what I think.

Happy Reading

Monday, June 11, 2012

Introduction, Albeit a Bit Late

As I lay in bed last night, excited by the prospect of reading a myriad of books, critiquing and sharing my feelings and thoughts about them. I realized in horror, that I had forgotten something, I thought, quite important. I should introduce myself to you. My name is Debra, I am a mother, grandmother, fixer of many things and a decent housekeeper. I am not able to add "a decent cook to this" as I am not. I am a wonderful baker, but, only when prompted (Bday parties), or winter, when the passion immerses me into the kitchen cupboards to create some decadent eats. My husband has recently become a full-fledged vegetarian, bordering on vegan, so part of my creativity in the kitchen has been to learn to surprise and delight with some of my, well, made-up recipes. I have been a voracious reader for as long as I can remember. As a young child, Charlottes Web was my favorite book, I must have read it 20 times. Today, this is one book that I would long to read to the grandchildren. Realizing this is not a "one day book" I will have to have them over for a few days to accomplish this goal. My passion for books helped me to decide to write this blog. I also have a blog that I write for Travel but alas, it is not as frequent, unless you count going to the grocery store. I enjoy reading, I love to write and I felt this would be a good venue to 'have my cake and eat it too'. I will read many different types of books, will more then likely enjoy them all, and I look forward to sharing my ideas and recommendations to you. If there is a particular book that you have read and would like to share, please feel free to let me know. I have a kindle, which I adore, so getting books, has never been easier. So? Here we go..... Happy Reading!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Rockin' Babies

This book was written by Dr. Jenn Berman and her mother Cynthia Weil, illustrated by Galia Bernstein. It is a 'board book', which I happen to love for its durability! This is a book that most parents can relate to, as we feel our children are all 'rock stars'. It is a quick and easy read with colorful illustrations and short enough to keep the child's interest. This is one that I would keep in the library for a quick and fun read.


           Interested in promoting not only recipes but products......LOVE my kitchen and love the time that I spend creating and enjoying the love that is shared.

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