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

Growing Up Little

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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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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Angel Falls – Review – WIN PRIZES!

Growing Up Little

Angel Falls

by Michael Paul Gonzalez

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My Rating:  3 Stars ***

A note about my rating:

What does a 3 star rating mean to me?  Pretty good.  Not great but not bad.  I would recommend based on certain tastes.

My Review

Angel Falls is Hell, renamed appropriately by its caretaker Satan.  Angel Falls isn’t such a bad place to be, in fact it’s more like a vacation or a resort and has all the fun and entertainment there that you might want.  There are bars, theaters, restaurants, clubs… everything to keep those who aren’t too eager or interested in beginning their Long Walk.  After all, Satan isn’t such a bad guy, he’s just misunderstood.  He feels like he was tricked into the responsibilities of taking care of Angel Falls and as he puts it:

I’ll be damned if I do anything other than the minimum required of me, which is to watch over…

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