Tell Me Tuesday (1)


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TELL ME TUESDAY is feature where you tell readers what you read last, what you are reading now and what you will be reading in the future from your TBR pile!

Tell Me Tuesday Last

I just finished this book and I must say that I was quite shocked by how this book turned out and yet I was quite impressed with it!

Tell Me Tuesday Now

I haven’t quite dived into this book yet, but after hearing so many good things about this book, I’m definitely going to dive in!

Tell Me Tuesday Next

I’ve just read Grave Mercy and I really enjoyed it, so I’m definitely checking out the sequel!

What are you reading? Tell me!

Thumbelina by Hans Christian Andersen


Thumbelina (1989)

 

Blog 2 Info

Genre:  Denmark / Fairy Tale / Family / Romance
Year Published: 1989
Year Read:  1994

Publisher: Rabbit Ears Books

Blog 1 Introduction logo“Thumbelina” is one of the most cherished stories in the Rabbit Ears Storybook Classics series and is surely a classic in its own right. Kelly McGillis’ tender narration, along with Mark Isham’s memorizing music and David Johnson’s exquisite drawings, combine to make “Thumbelina” one of the tenderest stories in Rabbit Ears history.

Blog 4 Pros

Kelly McGillis’ narration is extremely tender as she makes this story extremely touching and soothing to watch and she also greatly expresses Thumbelina’s sorrow of being married to the mole in a sorrowful tone which brought life to that scene. Another great aspect of Kelly McGillis’ narration is that she provides a wide variety of vocal talents like Robin Williams when she uses a high-pitched voice to voice the field mouse and a croaking voice when she voices the toad. Mark Isham’s music is extremely soothing and memorizing to listen to and the scene where Mark Isham’s music takes center stage is in the scene where Thumbelina finds the flower angels’ kingdom as Mark Isham accompanies this scene with soothing guitar sounds. David Johnson’s illustrations are extremely beautiful and light toned especially when he illustrates Thumbelina as an extremely beautiful girl with blond hair wrapped up in a braided ponytail and who wears a blue overall dress. Also, the scene where there is an image of the white marble palace by the lake is extremely breathtaking as you can see the reflection of the palace in the lake.

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Blog 6 Overall

“Thumbelina” is probably Rabbit Ears’ most beloved story and it will surely be an instant treat to children young and old. I would recommend this story to children ages three and older since it has nothing inappropriate for the children.

Blog 7 Awards * 1989 Grammy Award Nomination for Best Recording for Children

 

5 stars

Also reviewed at: Rabbit Ears Book Blog

Book Discussions: Do you read all the issues of your favorite comic book series?


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Hello everyone! Welcome to another Bookish Discussions!  Today’s discussion is going to be for many comic book fans and it’s “do you read all the issues of your favorite comic book series?

Now, I’ve been an X-Men fan for a long time and most of the Marvel titles I had read dealt with the X-Men.  Unfortunately, recently I haven’t been getting into the recent X-Men comics because I haven’t been enjoying the direction they were taking the mutants and therefore, I haven’t been reading any of the current comics.

So this comes back to the question of “do you read every issue of your favorite comic book series” and for me, I tend to pick and choose a run that either had the most praise or I like the direction that that series is going towards to.  So, I don’t really read all the issues of a comic book series since I believe that even if you haven’t read all the issues of a comic book series, you can still understand what is going on with the characters since the creative teams tend to change ever so often and you can pick and choose what creative teams you want to read about.

So, do you read all the issues of your favorite comic book series? Please feel free to respond!

This Or That Book Tag!


I saw this tag at It’s All About Books and I wanted to give it a shot!  So, here are my answers for this tag!


Reading on the couch or on the bed?

I love reading on the bed since it’s more comfortable and I have enough room to spread my books around!

Male main character or female main character?

It doesn’t really matter to me, as long as the character is interesting, although I have read more books with female main characters than male main characters.

Sweet snacks or salty snacks when reading?

I enjoy eating sweets whenever I’m reading, especially any snack with peanut butter in it!

Trilogies or quartets?

It all depends on what kind of story they are telling and how long the story needs to be to wrap up, although I probably choose trilogies because they’re shorter to read through.

First person point of view or third person point of view?

I don’t mind reading first person point of view since we actually get inside the main character’s mind, but I prefer third person point of view because we have a better understanding of what character is being introduced in the story.

Reading at night or in the morning?

I enjoy reading at night more since I would have more time during the night to read rather than during the day.

Libraries or bookstore?

I actually like both since I would get books either way, although with bookstores, I can actually buy the book I’m interested in!

Books that make you laugh or make you cry?

Books that make me laugh since I don’t usually read books that are too depressing.

Black book covers or white book covers?

Either one is fine as long as the cover is beautiful to look at.

Character-driven or plot-driven stories?

I prefer both since I think that a good story needs both plot driven and character driven stories to make it work.

And I nominate….

EVERYONE!

Anyone who’s interested in doing this tag are free to do it!

 

The Sunday Post Meme (16)


 

SundayPostHey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer! The goal of this meme is to share news you have on various books and things you’ve read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog! Book hauls can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books and you can share these finds with other book bloggers!

Hey everyone!  Another week of summer has passed and since I was able to get a small vacation from work, I was able to catch up on some reading and I’ve managed to read a couple of good books this week!  Hopefully, I can still read a lot of books for the summer!

What Happened Last Week

Book Discussions: Awesome Children’s Library Designs!

Commenting 365 Challenge Update #5

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Totally Random

 

Blogosphere Fun

Well, that’s the Sunday News for today and I will have more news for the various books I’ve read in the near future!

Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2016

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Commenting 365 Challenge Update #5


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I’ll be updating this challenge every few weeks or so to see how well I’m doing!  Here’s the second update:

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  18. Drizzle and Hurricane Books: 1/11/2016
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  20. Out of the Books 89: 1/11/2016
  21. The Bibliosanctum: 1/11/2016
  22. The Girl Who Read Too Much: 1/12/2016
  23. The Lit Mermaid: 1/12/2016
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  25. Book Coma Blog: 1/12/2016
  26. Pages and Tea: 1/12/2016
  27. Brandie is a book Junkie: 1/12/2016
  28. Confessions of a Book Geek: 1/12/2016
  29. Deadly Darlings: 1/12/2016
  30. Forwards and Bookwords: 1/13/2016
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  32. Whimsy Journals: 1/14/2016
  33. Beatrice Learns to Read: 1/14/2016
  34. Stephanie’s Book Reviews: 1/14/2016
  35. Love Thy Shelf: 1/14/2016
  36. Journal of a Bibliophile: 1/14/2016
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  55. Geek Apprentice: 1/18/2016
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  60. Aria Stuck in Wonderland: 1/19/2016
  61. The Rebellious Reader: 1/19/2016
  62. The Never Ending Book Pile: 1/19/2016
  63. Lovely Pages Reviews: 1/20/2016
  64. Lisa Talks About: 1/20/2016
  65. The Bibliotheque: 1/21/2016
  66. Taking on a World of Words: 1/21/2016
  67. Book Box by Kat: 1/31/2016
  68. Curl Up and Read: 1/31/2016
  69. Books Hoarder Gal: 1/31/2016
  70. Shh I Am Reading: 5/17/2016
  71. The Candid Cover: 5/17/2016
  72. Kourtni Reads: 5/18/2016
  73. The Book Keeper’s Secrets: 5/22/2016
  74. Addlepates and Book Nerds: 5/22/2016
  75. Rose Read: 5/22/2016
  76. 366 Weird Movies: 5/22/2016
  77. Carriane’s Cuppa n’ Critiques: 5/22/2016
  78. Word Wonders: 5/22/2016
  79. Pages Unbound: 5/22/2016
  80. Genie Reads: 5/22/2016
  81. Beyond Opinions: 5/22/2016
  82. Clockwork Bibliophile: 5/29/2016
  83. Apple Jelly Jam: 5/29/2016
  84. Greenish Bookshelf: 5/29/2016
  85. Live Love Read: 5/31/2016
  86. Hello Beautiful Book Blog: 6/6/2016
  87. Reading Every Night: 6/6/2016
  88. Chapter Adventures: 6/6/2016
  89. Cover 2 Cover Mom: 6/6/2016
  90.  A Bibliophile’s Obsession: 6/6/2016
  91.  Book Haunt: 6/7/2016
  92.  Book Ranting: 6/7/2016
  93.  Nightjar’s Jar of Books: 6/8/2016
  94.  Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile: 6/8/2016
  95.  Book Club Babe: 6/8/2016
  96. Ranty Runt of a Reader: 6/8/2016
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  102. Shameeka’s Fictional World: 6/10/2016
  103. Kenyan Library: 6/10/2016
  104. Books Reenchanted: 6/11/2016
  105. Jess’s Reading Nook: 6/11/2016
  106. Periods and Semicolons: 6/11/2016
  107. My Book File: 6/11/2016
  108. Combustible Reviews: 6/11/2016
  109. Nini Reads.png: 6/11/2016
  110. Young Adult Book Madness: 6/19/2016
  111. Reading Books with Coffee: 6/19/2016
  112. Bookshelf Fantasies: 6/19/2016
  113. Bookish Things and Tea: 6/19/2016
  114. A Cup of Coffee and a Book: 6/19/2016
  115. Geek Gurl Blogs: 6/20/2016
  116. Swytla: 6/21/2016
  117. No Time for Tiny Bookshelves: 6/22/2016

Book Discussions: Awesome Children’s Library Designs!


 

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Hello everyone! Welcome to another Bookish Discussions!  Today’s discussion is going to be on “Awesome Children’s Library Designs!”

If there’s one thing that’s as good as reading books is having the perfect designs for your favorite libraries!  Here are some of my favorite designs from various children’s libraries!

  1. Laramie County Library @ Cheyenne, WY

I just loved the fact that there is a little train going through the library and a little playground for the kids to play on while they check out books from the library!

2. Imaginon Branch Library @ Charlotte, NC

This is seriously one of the most creatively structured libraries I had ever seen as the castle setting really made this library stand out!

3. Franklin Lakes  Public Library @ New Jersey

I just love the outside of this little library!

4. Children’s Library, Central Public Library @ Singapore

I just loved the tree theme of this library and it just makes this children’s library look so exotic!

5. Brentwood Library

So, what are some of your favorite children’s library designs? Please feel free to respond!

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