Showing posts from October, 2012

BLOG TOUR: For All the Saints by Kristen Smith Dayley

FOR ALL THE SAINTS: LESSONS LEARNED IN BUILDING THE KINGDOM by Kristen Smith Dayley CFI, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-4621-1064-3 LDS Nonfiction Complimentary copy provided for review by publisher. All opinions expressed are solely my own. ABOUT THE BOOK For All the Saints provides an uplifting account of the ways in which the Lord builds his kingdom through ordinary men and women. Set in Boston, Massachusetts and its surrounding areas, the book draws upon the experiences of hundreds of members, ranging from prominent Church leaders to brand new converts. Their collective insights teach powerful lessons about commitment, faith, sacrifice, and leadership that are applicable to us all, no matter our corner of the vineyard. Drawing upon accounts both humorous and profound, these Saints remind us of the impact one person can have when partnered with the Lord. They also instill a sense of gratitude for the contributions of those who precede us and demonstrate that the Lord’s pro

BOOK REVIEW: The Wide-Awake Princess by E.D. Baker

THE WIDE-AWAKE PRINCESS by E.D. Baker Bloomsbury, 2010 ISBN: 978-1-59990-487-0 MG Fantasy Grades 4-7 Reviewed from purchased copy. ABOUT THE BOOK In this new fairy tale, Princess Annie is the younger sister to Gwen, the princess destined to be Sleeping Beauty. When Gwennie pricks her finger and the whole castle falls asleep, only Annie is awake, and only Annie—blessed (or cursed?) with being impervious to magic—can venture out beyond the rose-covered hedge for help. She must find Gwen's true love to kiss her awake. But who is her true love? The irritating Digby? The happy-go-lucky Prince Andreas, who is holding a contest to find his bride? The conniving Clarence, whose sinister motives couldn't possibly spell true love? Joined by one of her father's guards, Liam, who happened to be out of the castle when the sleeping spell struck, Annie travels through a fairy tale land populated with characters both familiar and new as she tries to fix her sister and

BLOG TOUR: Arn? Narn. by Bruce Meisterman

ARN? NARN . by Bruce Meisterman John Gosslee Books, 2012 ISBN: 978-0-9833655-2-5 Photo documentary Complimentary copy received as part of blog tour. All opinions expressed are solely my own. ABOUT THE BOOK Arn? Narn., while telling the true story of a disappearing rural Newfoundland, is also a cautionary chronicle of an imminent world wide concern. In 1992, the Canadian government enacted a cod fishing moratorium on the over 500 year old fishing industry, throwing over 40,000 fisherman out of work. In the next ten years, nearly 20 % of Newfoundland’s population migrated off the large island. Now, 20 years later, the fish have not returned nor have the people. The implications of this are only now just beginning to be understood. In 2006, Dr. Boris Worm of Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia published a paper which received world-wide attention. In it, he predicted that by the middle of this century all stocks of wild, edible fish will be in total collapse. Wha

MMGM: Storybound by Marissa Burt

STORYBOUND by Marissa Burt Harper, 2012 ISBN: 978-0-06-202052-9 MG Fantasy Grades 4-6 Reviewed from purchased copy. ABOUT THE BOOK In the land of Story, children go to school to learn to be characters: a perfect Hero, a trusty Sidekick, even the most dastardly Villain. They take classes on Outdoor Experiential Questing and Backstory, while adults search for full-time character work in stories written just for them. In our world, twelve-year-old Una Fairchild has always felt invisible. But all that changes when she stumbles upon a mysterious book buried deep in the basement of her school library, opens the cover, and suddenly finds herself transported to the magical land of Story. But Story is not a perfect fairy tale. Una’s new friend Peter warns her about the grave danger she could face if anyone discovers her true identity. The devious Tale Keeper watches her every move. And there are whispers of a deadly secret that seems to revolve around Una herself.... With

BLOG TOUR: Open Fire: J. Golden Kimball Takes on the South by Scott M. Hurst

OPEN FIRE: J. GOLDEN KIMBALL TAKES ON THE SOUTH,  THE BEGINNINGS OF A LEGEND by Scott M. Hurst Bonneville Books, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-59955-907-0 LDS Biographical/Historical Fiction Complimentary copy provided by publisher for blog tour. All opinions expressed are solely my own. ABOUT THE BOOK In this fast paced story filled with holy hi-jinx and missionary mayhem, Golden squares off with his characteristic cowboy sense of humor against everything from spiteful preachers to the threat of death at the hands of the terrible Ku Klux Klan. Join Golden as he takes on the South with these unbelievable, true stories. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Scott graduated from Brigham Young University and is currently enrolled in the School of Hard Knocks. He is a nomad who claims his home in Utah, California, Hawaii and wherever else in the world he happens to be. The closest thing he’s ever done to being a cowboy was dude ranching for a day. He couldn’t sit down for two weeks afterwar


Welcome to my YA Mythology Giveaway. This giveaway hop is being hosted by  For Those About to Read & I Am A Reader Not A Writer . For this giveaway I am offering a book of your choice related to mythology (young adult or middle grade) up to $20 from the Book Depository. Here are some possible choices:               To be entered to win a YA/MG mythology book of your choice from the Book Depository, complete the mandatory entry in the Rafflecopter form below. You must be at least 13 to enter. After you complete the mandatory entry, more will be unlocked and you may complete which ever of those you would like. This giveaway is international, as long as the Book Depository ships to you. Giveaway ends November 4, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway