Thursday, February 13, 2014

Feb 13 books read

Message in a bottle by Nicholas Sparks
Theresa Osborn is a columnist out of Boston and her son Kevin is on vacation with his dad. Theresa is on the Cape enjoying her time by herself when she finds a bottle on the beach with a note inside.
Her editor thinks they should do a story about the letter...the research leads her to Wrightshead Beach off the coast and she does run into the person who wrote the letters. More had surfaced since the story was published in the paper.
The story also follows Garrett and his marina experience and his life with Katherine and their times together.
Loved hearing of the water, navigation by stars and surrounding areas and their journey together as what they do in actions are paralleled to what Katerhine and Garrett had done...
Untold secrets could keep them away from one another, will they reveal them?
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Real Clever Ideas and Solutions: Hints and Tips to Save You Time and Money by Naya Lizardo
This book covers the categories of cooking, cleaning, household, car and health aids that you can make yourself that are green and not harmful.
This book although I knew of many there are still some worth giving a try because it will include everyday items you already have in your house.
Love travel tips as well.

Diet Cookbook: Healthy Dessert Recipes under 160 Calories. Naturally, Delicious Desserts That No One Will Believe They Are Low Fat & Healthy ((Diet Cookbooks Collection)) by R. Federbush
Recipes that are a good value on calories. Each recipe has a picture and some of the measurements are in metric system.
Calories is the only concern in this book where I'd be more concerned about fat and sodium for our diets. These are healthy choices where I have learned to not use frosting on a cupcake but yogurt as suggested here also for a topping.
Love the varied categories and especially the Q&A at the end. Very thorough cookbook.

The Peacock Who Wanted To Be A Pig (WantsToBe)  by Valerie Harmon
Colorful, children's book about a peacock and her tail is so heavy she notices a pig one day.
I love that the author teaches you how to really snort. The pig explains how they could do the things pigs do and the peacock tries it out for a while.
The peacock tries other things but just can't seem to get the hang of it.
One day a miracle happens....
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

children's book: Landon and the Dragon (Adventures for Children)   by Joy Fridman
Illustrated colorful children's book about Landon who is a knight and he has many friends who are the same.
One holiday he leaves the castle and notices the fire breathing dragon and his friends make sun of his armor.
He starts walking towards where the dragon lives...he meets up with a hummingbird who talks to him about not being sad anymore.
She talks him into getting rid of his armor when it becomes really hot out and he does other things to make him look like a regular person. What he learns next is priceless.
Other works by the author are linked at the end.

A Lovely Day - A Valentine Picture Book for Children by Sujatha Lalgudi
Illustrated very colorful children's book about Valentines. Kev has all his gifts ready for
all his family and friends and teachers. Refreshing to see he's more interested in giving all the gifts to others rather than receiving them.

  The Secret Dinosaur #1: Giants Awake! (The Dinotek Adventure Stories)  by N.S. Blackman 
Children's story with few pictures about an adventure. Marlin learned from his Uncle Gus that there was a special dinosaur at the museum which his class would be visiting the next day.
When he arrives with his class they are given a worksheet and he finishes fast with enough time to explore on his own. He notices many other types of dinosaurs and he does explore more and finds the metal dinosaur that his uncle told him about.
What happens next is amazing-he comes to life and takes Marlin on a tour  of the museum that others would never see...
Later that day he talks to his uncle and he suggests machine oil to help the dinosaurs out and he goes the next few days and they start to shine.
Marlin learns what the others plan to do and he tries to talk them out of it and has to run for his life. There is an excerpt from the next book in the series at the end.
Love all the hands on he learns about and the good it does. This would be a good book to read to a child over 6 years old, a few chapters a night for a week long project.

1 comment:

Angel Allen said...

Hi Julie
The Solutions and Ideas book is one I'd love to read. Landon and the Dragon would be a good one for my little guy. I'm visiting from SITS and I'll be following you by your social sites and I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog.