Monday, June 22, 2015

Today's read

The Edge Chronicles book 1, Beyond The DEEPWOODS

by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. 


I haven't gotten too far into this, but I think I'm going to love it. The description, the lands, the stories. Just the first Chapter alone is enough to draw you far enough into their world that you don't want to come out for days.

When I read books I read them in little bursts. I can't help it. Some books I read from beginning to end in a day or so, while others I will read a few chapters and step away, only to come back a few days later to read a bit more. It just depends upon the books.

Are you the same way? What books can you remember that you started and stepped away from and why?

Tess Gerritsen books are the perfect example of this for me! I can only read a few chapters and then it's a bit much. I have to step away and process what happened in her books.

But so far, the Edge Chronicles book 1 I feel that I will mostly post this blog and then dive back into the world around Twig. I just wanted to jump on and prove that I was still l alive to all those wondering. :)

Happy Reading everyone.

-Brenda Franklin

Friday, June 12, 2015

Happy Friday

Happy Friday!

There is something about Friday that puts a smile on my face. On this day I start work at a local Ice cream shop, Marble Slab, until the afternoon on Sunday. It's a fun place to work. Honestly, you can't not be happy when you work around ice cream all day. :D What makes you happy about Friday?

Yet again my family has finished two new puzzles “F is for Feline” puzzle title in which two 5oo piece puzzles are placed together in a box with no picture. It has a fun back story to a crime and you have to solve the crime with the two puzzles you are given. It truly was a lot of fun. It's one of those Mother daughter things we love to do in our free time. And my mum has gotten good. :)

Okay, there is a new rule around the house. I am not allowed to buy more books until I finish some of the ones I own. I guess that is a fair deal. I have to try and curve my spending habits one way or another. :) I guess my husband doesn't know that I can read like a crazy person.

As I was writing that last line. My husband looked over my shoulder and said new rule, every 10 books you can buy a new one since you read so fast.

….... He is so cruel.

So my list of books read already is Suddenly Supernatural book four: Crossing Over.
5/5 stars! I love Mrs. Kimmel's Middle Grade books featuring medium-in-training Kat Roberts. So far there are four books in this series and they are filled to the brim with humor, teenage struggles, crushes, and friendships. :)

That's one book down! Nine more to go!

I am also currently reading The lightning Thief and The Flame in the Mist. Review coming for The lightning Thief SOON.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Reading in June

Reading in June! There are so many books on my Bookshelf that I can't keep up. From Working at the Ice Cream shop, writing my next story, and trying to keep sane, I find it hard to relax long enough to read. But I will read these books!!! My list is short this time so I will succeed. :)

The Search For WondLa

When a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary that Eva Nine was raised in by the robot Muthr, the twelve-year-year-old girl is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her, for she knows that other humans exist, because of an item she treasures—a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot, with the strange word, “WondLa.” Tony DiTerlizzi honors traditional children’s literature in this totally original space age adventure: one that is as complex as an alien planet, but as simple as a child’s wish for a place to belong.

Breathtaking two-color illustrations throughout reveal another dimension of Tony DiTerlizzi’s vision, and, for those readers with a webcam, the book also features Augmented Reality in several places, revealing additional information about Eva Nine’s world.

13641561The Flame In The Mist

Fiery-headed Jemma Agromond is not who she thinks she is, and when the secrets and lies behind her life at mist-shrouded Agromond Castle begin to unravel, she finds herself in a chilling race for her life. Ghosts and misfits, a stone and crystals, a mysterious book, an ancient prophecy—all these reveal the truth about Jemma's past and a destiny far greater and more dangerous than she could have imagined in her wildest fantasies. With her telepathic golden rats, Noodle and Pie, and her trusted friend, Digby, Jemma navigates increasingly dark forces, as helpers both seen and unseen, gather. But in the end, it is her own powers that she must bring to light, for only she has the key to defeating the evil ones and fulfilling the prophecy that will bring back the sun and restore peace in Anglavia. 

The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief

Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is on the most dangerous quest of his life. With the help of a satyr and a daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction — Zeus' master bolt. Along the way, he must face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop him. Most of all, he must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend.

Three books, that's my goal. I will try and do them within the week. It's time for some nice, long me time. I am going to curl up in bed and read all day and night. haha, don't you ever feel like that? What are you planning to read this month? Any suggestions for my next read? Not that I need anymore due to the stacks of books next to my bed. LOL

-Brenda Franklin