BOOK REVIEW # 2017-027 – IF MY NAME WAS AMANDA

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I’d received a PDF.file copy of this from the author through a giveaway he recently had on LibraryThing and the following is my honest opinion.

The author, Curtis Edmonds, has written a marvelous rhyming alphabetical listing of girl’s names that one girl imagines she might be instead of herself. Each time she images another name she’s in another state of the U.S. doing some sort of activity. Yet, her imagination is just that for she really enjoys being herself, doing the things she likes to do, but most of all she enjoys being with the family she. What adds to this book’s readers enjoying it is the fabulous illustrations done by Mat Sadler.

While each name appears to have a city and an activity haphazardly associated with it, there’s actually an educational reason behind it. An educational reason which parents can find at the end of the book, where a fact about the state and the activity each girl mention is mentioned is given. Parents can either copy each of these pages from the paperback edition, or copy/paste from the KINDLE and sit with their daughters the first time she reads the book. The inspiration for this book came from the author’s daughters, whose names are mentioned in the book.

For having given his young readers as well as their parents an enjoyable and educational reading experience there’s no way I can’t give its author and illustrator 5 STARS.

Now, that this author has given us a book written for parents and their daughters, I feel it’s no more than fitting that he writes one for parents and their sons.

US:  https://www.amazon.com/review/R1ZED733QNJXHC

UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R2TPDSVJ5GI1NW

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HAIKU HORIZON #16 – POST

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Here’s this week’s prompt from the Haiku Horizon site which is “POST” and here are my three Haiku response endeavors:
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Horse tied to a post
Pretty philly he does see
But can’t go here her

Waiting for the post
My check more than a week late
Nuts another bill

House has three huge posts
Holding up a huge terrace
Take one terrace’s gone

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HAIKU HORIZONS # 6 – RAIN

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This week’s prompt from the Haiku Horizon site is “FLOOD” and here are my three Haiku response endeavors:  

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Rain from the sky falls

Evaporate it goes back

Cycle is endless

 

Sports and rain combine

In baseball game gets rained out

Football continues

 

No rain causes drought

Too much rain comes making floods

Need happy midpoint

HAIKU HORIZONS # 5 – DESIGN

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This week’s prompt from the Haiku Horizon site is “DESIGN” and here are my three Haiku response endeavors:  

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Start with a design

Make some changes and then more

Finished product great

 

An idea is born

Many changes then follow

New design now dead

 

Design new wealth path

Riches are now plentiful

Everyone’s equal

BOOK REVIEW # 2017-013 – I LOVED YOU IN PARIS

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What happens when a romance author who’s noted for writing stories set in the city of love itself, Paris; all of a sudden finds herself a character in a real life situation where her own loss of a marriage has taken place. Naturally she’s as overwhelmed as any of her character could ever be when they wind up losing their HEA, and even more so.

 

We’ve all read stories which have been fraught with forbidden love, only to find there’s been quite a bit of infidelity lurking somewhere in the background which ultimately has led to demise of a what had been a wonderful relationship culminating in divorce. And we know the only thing the female protagonist can do is to hopefully find a new HEA to be part of her life once again.

Ms. Sobanet wastes no time in communicating this broad range of undeniable raw emotions as she exposes the truth regarding her own life, making sure her readers get the impassioned journey she has experienced in her life, a roller coaster journey consisting of love, loss and ultimately a return to hope for a HEA.

But instead of having written this memoir using the typical prose format, the author has skillfully written a chronological progression of this traumatic period in her life through poetry. If done right, and the author has succeeded in doing just that; poetry can paint a vivid and emotional laden portrayal of an experience, in which the reader to left to do their own imagining of what has taken.

For having given her readers a unique reading experience about this devastating period of her life, how can I not give Ms. Sonabet’s endeavor here the 5 STARS in deserves.

US:  https://www.amazon.com/review/R1WRS8PA1AIP2X

UK:   https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R2W24EP0TMFT7Z

HAIKU HORIZONS # 4 – FLOOD

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This week’s prompt from the Haiku Horizon site is “FLOOD” and here are my three Haiku response endeavors:  

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Ark built by Noah.

Animals came by the twos

Except unicorns

 

Emotions ran high

Everyone made flood of tears

Not a dry eye seen

 

A big storm quickly

Dams couldn’t hold rain water

Flooded land below

BOOK REVIEW # 2017-009 – RED HOTS: A VALENTINE ANTHOLOGY

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The countdown has begun for the most important day for romance in any woman’s life. Are you ready for it?

If you are or if you’re not what better way can there be other than fantasizing about being in the shoes of the female protagonists in each of these 18 steamy, hot marvelous short stories covering a wide variety of genres. These stories are wonderful being read when you’re finally alone after having getting the kids off to school and your dear other half off to work. Just imagine yourself grabbing a mug of your favorite cup of Joe, and relax with your feet up in that comfortable recliner in the den or living room, listening to some romantic sweet music as you read one of these stories.

Anthologies are a wonderful way to enjoy a new story written by an author you’ve come to love, and new authors you haven’t discovered yet.

For having each of the authors helping us get ready for Valentine’s Day with their own unique style of writing how can I not give this collection 5 STARS.

Besides given the price of the KINDLE Edition [when it’s released on February 1, 2017] how can you go wrong. If you can’t wait the paperback edition is available now.

I had requested and have received an ARC mobi.file of this book and the above has been my honest opinion.

US:   https://www.amazon.com/review/RXHU2Z6292ASK

UK:   https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R1Q98UHV3VVOPI

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