Monday, April 24, 2017

To Review: "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom

I was pretty surprised when I saw that Blogging for Books was looking for reviewers for Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.

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Since Tuesdays with Morrie originally was published in 1997, this year there is a 20th anniversary edition.

I'd read Tuesdays with Morrie when I was in high school and thoroughly enjoyed it. Of Mitch Albom's books, I've also read The Five People You Meet in Heaven and For One More Day.

I'm really looking forward to reading it again now. Look for my review coming soon!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Relistening to Audio Books: "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline

I first listened to the Ready Player One audio book last September. I enjoyed it so much and thought my husband would enjoy it, too.

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So six months later, I listened to it again with him this time, and I enjoyed it just as much, if not more. It was so fun to experience it with another listener.

I don't think I could read a book so soon after reading it the first time, but for this audio book, it worked out perfectly.

Now, we're both excited to see the movie next year! I don't think there's even a trailer out for it yet, but I'm hoping to see something soon...

Friday, April 14, 2017

To Review: "The Ebb Tide" by Beverly Lewis

After reading and reviewing Beverly Lewis' The Atonement last April, I'm excited to announce that I've just received a copy of her new book, The Ebb Tide, to review!
Oh to see the ocean, Sallie thought. And to spend the summer as a nanny. She shook her head in amazement. This seemed to good to be true, but she really must talk it over with Dat and Mamm, especially since she'd be gone so long.
And after I promised Mamm I'd take baptism classes this summer... 
--From the back cover 
Look for that post coming soon!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

"When God Made You" by Matthew Paul Turner, illustrated by David Catrow

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When God Made You is a beautifully illustrated children's book with the message that children are unique and exactly how they were meant to be.

Each page has one or two couplets expressing that God knows you and made you purposefully just the way you are. Later in the book some spreads of pages only have one line that rhymes with the line on the next spread of pages. Though the text is spread out, there is still quite a bit; there is definitely enough examples/evidence that God makes each child unique.

The illustrations are bright and whimsical. My favorite part is the scruffy puppy that appears on each spread of pages. The adorable puppy definitely would have been my favorite part as a child.

Its an encouraging and inclusive message that also inspires creativity: "use your talents and passions, / those gifts that God fashioned. / Think up ideas and then / put them to action." It gives up examples of art, story-making, and dancing.

I received a free copy of the book from Blogging for Books, but was not required to write a positive review.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

To Review: "When God Made You" by Matthew Paul Turner illustrated by David Catrow

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I just got another children's book to review: When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner illustrated by David Catrow. Just flipping through, I can already tell I'm going to be captivated by these colorful illustrations. I can't wait to read it with my niece (4 years old) and nephew (2 years old).