It Chooses You – Miranda July

Growing Up Little

I just finished reading this book and wanted to write about it, while the feelings are still fresh.  I sat and read the entire book in one afternoon.  I could not stop reading it.

It Chooses You CoverI stumbled upon this book and had ordered it from Amazon.  It was one of those… if you like this… you’ll love this type of marketing tactics that Amazon does.  But – I took the bait and bought the book after having read the synopsis…. which sounds intriguing and “right up my alley” (as my mother would say).

The author, Miranda July, had started reading the PennySaver, which is a classified ad type flyer, that allows people to post their items for free, as long as the item was being sold for less than $100.  As the author notes in her book, sort of like Craigslist (or Kijii) for those that haven’t entered into the world of…

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Friday – Book Image I Love

Growing Up Little

This post is part of the goals I created for myself as part of Bout of Books 8.0.
I have challenged myself to choose and post an image to do with books or reading that I admire and love.
This is that image for today…

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What ONE word comes to mind when you see this image? 

I am curious to see the different words people choose… 

Please write your ONE word in the comments below….

My ONE word is:  INTERNAL

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Thursday – Book Image I Love

Growing Up Little

This post is part of the goals I created for myself as part of Bout of Books 8.0.
I have challenged myself to choose and post an image to do with books or reading that I admire and love.
This is that image for today…

What ONE word comes to mind when you see this image? 

I am curious to see the different words people choose… 

Please write your ONE word in the comments below….

My ONE word is:  CAPTURED

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Wednesday – Book Image I Love

Growing Up Little

This post is part of the goals I created for myself as part of Bout of Books 8.0.
I have challenged myself to choose and post an image to do with books or reading that I admire and love.
This is that image for today…

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What ONE word comes to mind when you see this image? 

I am curious to see the different words people choose… 

Please write your ONE word in the comments below….

My ONE word is:  BLISS

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Tuesday – Book Image I Love

Growing Up Little

This post is part of the goals I created for myself as part of Bout of Books 8.0.
I have challenged myself to choose and post an image to do with books or reading that I admire and love.
This is that image for today…

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What ONE word comes to mind when you see this image? 

I am curious to see the different words people choose… 

Please write your ONE word in the comments below….

My ONE word is:  MAGICAL

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Monday – Book Image I Love

Growing Up Little

This post is part of the goals I created for myself as part of Bout of Books 8.0.
I have challenged myself to choose and post an image to do with books or reading that I admire and love.
This is that image for today…

 

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What ONE word comes to mind when you see this image? 

I am curious to see the different words people choose… 

Please write your ONE word in the comments below….

My ONE word is:  WONDER

 

 

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Saturday – Book Image I Love

Growing Up Little

This post is part of the goals I created for myself as part of Bout of Books 8.0.
I have challenged myself to choose and post an image to do with books or reading that I admire and love.
This is that image for today…

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What ONE word comes to mind when you see this image? 

I am curious to see the different words people choose… 

Please write your ONE word in the comments below….

My ONE word is:  CHOICE

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WIN – Surface by Tiffany Daune

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EBOOK GIVEAWAY

ONE of my lucky followers will WIN…

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Publication: February, 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal

Synopsis:

Bound to the water bound to land, a Siren’s soul will never be safe on either side of the ocean’s surface. Hidden beneath the rolling waves lies the secret to Theia’s past and as she unveils each haunting truth, she realizes the last seventeen years of her life have been a lie. Now, drawn into a mysterious new world and with nowhere to turn, Theia must place her trust in Luc, a beautiful boy who stops her heart with each dazzling smile, but even his unearthly charm can’t hide the truth—he has secrets— dark secrets binding him to his world—an underwater world where Theia will never belong—a world determined to destroy her soul.

AUTHOR BIO – TIFFANY DAUNE

Tiffany Daune doesn’t get why people want to grow up or why anyone would ever stop eating candy. Her purse is filled with books, lip gloss and…

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Monday – What Are You Reading?

Monday What You ReadingIt’s Monday!  What Are You Reading?

If you would like to play along with It’s Monday What Are You Reading… click on the image above and it will bring you to the host blog – Book Journey, where you can find out all the details of how to play!

 

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I’m going to be starting this book today and I can’t wait to get into it!  I am part of the upcoming tour for Mother’s Curse Via Novel Publicity and will be posting my review, May 20th, on Growing Up Little.  There will be lots of great prizes as part of this tour, so keep an eye out for it!  I would love to see one of my readers and/or commenters to WIN one of the big prizes that are available.

I love books about witches, especially when they are at risk of being burnt to death for being one!  It is hard to imagine that witches were burnt at the stake for their ‘evil practices’, so many moons ago.  However, discrimination is still a problem today for many people who choose to follow Wiccan beliefs.  Obviously, we as a society, no longer burn them to death but unfortunately, discrimination against them is still alive and well, even in today’s ‘advanced’ society.

 

About Mother’s Curse…

Tradition holds that a mother who commits a sin against the gods will have a daughter who is born a witch.  Stephenie is just such a curse.  Despised by her mother, she longs to be with her father and older brother, but they are two countries away, fighting a war against invaders from across the sea.  Locked in Antar Castle and cut off from the outside world, the youngest Princess of Cothel must escape and overcome her mother’s plots which threaten to bring down the country as well as end her life.

However, to do so, she might have to rely upon her hidden powers, risking others discovering she is a witch…a risk that would most certainly result in her death by burning.

With the help of a select group of soldiers and an unexpected ally, she just might survive to learn the truth about her magic as she races across the country to save her family and the country she loves.

 

 

 

Dylan’s Day – Book Review

Growing Up Little

Dylan’s Day

by Tim Hutchinson

cover28521-mediumMy Rating:  ***** 5 Stars!

What 5 stars mean to me:  Really enjoyed.  Will likely re-read.

My Review

This is a great story  BUT… what takes the cake… are the illustrations!  They add so much… it’s like a million other little interesting stories within the written one!

I’m excited to read this to my three year old niece!

The adventures of Dylan are brought to life and you feel like you are part of Dylan’s Day!

Would love to see this become a series!  Bet Dylan leads an interesting life… I hope he’ll continue to share it with us!

An example from Dylan’s Day:

Description 

Dylan the dog is sniffing, searching and chasing all sorts of animals and objects, but his biggest goal is to find the big fat cat that lives next door. Will he succeed? With captivating, detailed illustrations to complement the…

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