Teaser Tuesday #3: Brer Rabbit and the Wonderful Tar Baby by Eric Metaxas


TeaserTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Brer Rabbit and the Wonderful Tar Baby (1990)

Title: Brer Rabbit and the Wonderful Tar Baby

Author: Eric Metaxas

Year Published: 1990

Publisher: Rabbit Ears Books

Genre: Animals, Humor, Folktale

Reading Level: Children

Availability:  Goodreads / Amazon (DVD)

Teaser Tuesday Synopsis

That Brer Rabbit was the backsassin’est critter in ten counties and it got so Brer Fox just couldn’t bear it another second. And that’s why he stirred himslef up a sticky, gooey Tar Baby, and left it on a log for Brer Rabbit to run smack into. A whimsical book for kids. Illustrated in full color.

Teaser Tuesday

“But sooner or later, Brer Fox up and decided that he had about all he could take of Brer Rabbit’s sass and he figured out a clever plan, whereby he get Brer Rabbit back once and for all.”

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This story is quite enjoyable so far, although I’m not sure that the illustrations would fit with this type of story.

Do you have a book that you are currently reading that you would like to show to everyone else?  Please feel free to post your Teaser Tuesday in the comments below and I’ll check them out!

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The Book Blogger Get To Know Me Tag


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I just saw this tag on The Lovely Pages Review and i just had to try it out myself! Here are my answers:

5 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME

  1. I am a huge X-Men fan and my favorite X-Men characters are Colossus, Wolverine and Storm!
  2. I love to travel to various places and some of the places I’ve been to are New York, New Jersey and Georgia.
  3. My favorite Disney Princesses are Jasmine, Mulan, Anna and Belle.
  4. My favorite Rabbit Ears Productions stories are The Fool and the Flying Ship, John Henry and Brer Rabbit and Boss Lion.
  5. I got a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration.

MY BIRTHDAY

My birthday is on February 4th, 1988!

MY FAVORITE MEMORY

Ooh, I have a lot to count, but probably my favorite memory was going to Atlantic City in New Jersey for the first time!

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF… ME

When I’m not reading, I tend to sleep my life away!

5 FAVORITE SONGS

  1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme Song
  2. Let’s Get It Started by Black Eyed Peas
  3. Keep on Singin’ My Song by Christina Aguilera
  4. Melt Away by Mariah Carey
  5. Shining Star by Earth, Wind and Fire

IF I COULD ONLY EAT ONE THING FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Chicken!

SOMETHING I REALLY DISLIKE

War and Prejudice.

SUMMER OR WINTER?

Summer!

IF I COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD IT BE?

Japan!

5 FAVORITE FILMS

Oooh boy, another tough one, but my top 5 favorite films would have to be:

  1. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  2. The Lion King
  3. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  4. The Avengers
  5. Captain America: Winter Soldier

IF I WON THE LOTTERY WHAT WOULD I BUY?

Books and Movies!

WHAT THREE THINGS WOULD I TAKE WITH ME TO A DESERT ISLAND?

  1. Books
  2. CD Player
  3. Phone

SWEET OR SAVORY?

Sweet!

5 FAVORITE BOOKS

Another toughie, but here we go:

  1. The Fool and the Flying  Ship by Eric Metaxas
  2. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  3. Kiss An Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  4. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  5. Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas

FAVORITE DRINK

Green Tea and Coffee!

FAVORITE ANIMAL

Rabbits!

Well, that’s all the information about me!  If you want to do this tag, please feel free to do this tag! Anyone’s welcomed to it!

Teaser Tuesday #2: Pecos Bill by Brian Gleeson


Teaser

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Pecos Bill (1988)

Title: Pecos Bill

Author: Brian Gleeson

Year Published: 1988

Publisher: Rabbit Ears Books

Genre: Adventure, Western

Reading Level: Children

Availability:  Goodreads / Amazon (DVD)

Teaser Tuesday Synopsis

Brian Gleeson has drawn on old source materials to adapt a story that is rich in language and imagery and sheer nonsensical fun, and illustrator Tim Raglin has worked inspired magic on this legendary character from the Old West. Among the best traditional American tall tales, this one stands very tall indeed.

Teaser Tuesday

“Why, you’re as naked as a jaybird, partner.  Why in tar nation you’re running around without clothes.  Did you lose them in a poker game or are you just glad to see me?”

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This is one awesome story!!! Its so hilarious and Robin Williams did a fantastic job at narrating this story!

Do you have a book that you are currently reading that you would like to show to everyone else?  Please feel free to post your Teaser Tuesday in the comments below and I’ll check them out!

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The Sunday Post Meme (14)


 

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! I know I haven’t been keeping up with the Sunday Post on this blog for awhile, due to me taking a brief hiatus, but I’m back now and even though I haven’t done much for this blog this week, I have to say that the turnout for comments and other bloggers visiting this blog have turned out pretty positive this week!

What Happened Last Week

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Teaser Tuesday #1: East of the Sun West of the Moon by D.J. MacHale

 

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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, May 22, 2016

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Commenting 365 Challenge Update #3


 

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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:

Blogs Visited and Commented on:

  1. Chrissi Reads : 1/8/2016
  2. It’s All About Books: 1/8/2016
  3. Thoughts and Afterthoughts: 1/11/2016
  4. Jasmine Pearl Reads: 1/11/2016
  5. My Tiny Obsessions: 1/11/2016
  6. J. Belk Books: 1/11/2016
  7. Reading with Jenna: 1/11/2016
  8. Xing Sings: 1/11/2016
  9. Blue Jay Books: 1/11/2016
  10. One Way or an Author: 1/11/2016
  11. The Sassy Book Geek: 1/11/2016
  12. Book Enthral: 1/11/2016
  13. Book Snacks: 1/11/2016
  14. Brooke’s Books: 1/11/2016
  15. Josie’s Book Corner: 1/11/2016
  16. Girl of 1000 Wonders: 1/11/2016
  17. Amidst the Pages: 1/11/2016
  18. Drizzle and Hurricane Books: 1/11/2016
  19. Falling Down the Book Hole: 1/11/2016
  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
  24. In Libris Veritas: 1/12/2016
  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
  31. Hit or Miss Books: 1/14/2016
  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
  37. Between the Pages: 1/14/2016
  38. Danni Mae: 1/14/2016
  39. Warisha Reads: 1/14/2016
  40. Daydreaming Books: 1/14/2016
  41. Perfection in Books: 1/14/2016
  42. Bookzillan Society: 1/17/2016
  43. Alyssa Is Reading: 1/17/2016
  44. The Writing Hufflepuff: 1/17/2016
  45. Let’s Gab About Books: 1/17/2016
  46. Fiery Reads: 1/17/2016
  47. Book Stacks Amber: 1/17/2016
  48. Hardwork Boulevard: 1/18/2016
  49. The Bookish Khaleesi: 1/18/2016
  50. Read By Nicka: 1/18/2016
  51. The Ultimate Fangirl: 1/18/2016
  52. Fiddler Blue: 1/18/2016
  53. Zezee with Books: 1/18/2016
  54. A Frolic Through Fiction: 1/18/2016
  55. Geek Apprentice: 1/18/2016
  56. Book Blogging with Ricah: 1/18/2016
  57. Lekeisha the Booknerd: 1/18/2016
  58. Book Minx Reads: 1/18/2016
  59. Ceres Books World: 1/18/2016
  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

Teaser Tuesday #1: East of the Sun West of the Moon by D.J. MacHale


Teaser

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

East of the Sun West of the Moon  (1991)

Title: East of the Sun West of the Moon

Author: D.J. MacHale

Year Published: 1991

Publisher: Rabbit Ears Books

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure

Reading Level: Children

Availability:  Goodreads / Amazon (DVD)

Teaser Tuesday SynopsisMax von Sydow dramatically retells this traditional Scandinavian tale of a young girl who, in order to reclaim her lost love, enlists the four winds to travel to the castle that lies East of the Sun and West of the Moon. The exquisite musical score is provided by award-winning composer Lyle Mays.

Teaser Tuesday“Once she was outside, the bear turned to her,

“Are you afraid?” he asked.

The girl trembled with fear, but shook her head, “No.”

“Then hold on tightly to my coat.”

The girl climbed on the back of the huge beast and off they went.

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I just love this story!  It’s a pretty interesting story and I would love to read more from it!

Do you have a book that you are currently reading that you would like to show to everyone else?  Please feel free to post your Teaser Tuesday in the comments below and I’ll check them out!

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Blog Tour: East of the Sun West of the Moon by D.J. MacHale


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Title: East of the Sun West of the Moon

Author: D.J. MacHale

Artist: Vivienne Flesher

Narrator: Max Von Sydow

Year Published: 1991

Publisher: Rabbit Ears Books

Availability: Goodreads / Amazon / Amazon (DVD)

 

SUMMARY:

In this Scandinavian tale , a young girl is forced out of her home when a white bear made a proposal to her family that if they give the girl to him, he will make the girl live like a queen in his home and he will make her family as rich as they were poor.  So, when the young girl lived with the bear for a few months, she begins to form a friendship with the bear.  But one day, the girl wanted to go back to her family and the bear allowed her to go on the condition that the girl does not say anything about her life with the bear to her family.  Unfortunately, the girl breaks her promise and she ends up telling her family about her life with the bear and her mother gave her the advice to light the candle at night when the mysterious man (who has been sleeping with the girl ever since she was spending time with the bear) shows up in her bed again.  So, when the girl used to candle to see the young man at night, she ended up breaking her promise and now she has to travel east of the sun west of the moon to free her beloved prince from a magic spell!

AUTHOR:

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D.J. MacHale is a writer, director, executive producer and creator of several popular television series and movies.

He was raised in Greenwich, CT and graduated from Greenwich High School. While in school, he had several jobs including collecting eggs at a poultry farm, engraving sports trophies and washing dishes in a steakhouse…in between playing football and running track. D.J. then attended New York University where he received a BFA in film production.

His filmmaking career began in New York where he worked as a freelance writer/director, making corporate videos and television commercials. He also taught photography and film production.

WEBSITE: http://djmachalebooks.com/

Blog Tours

Hello everyone! I’m actually hosting our first ever blog tour for this website!  So basically, this works just like a regular blog tour except it’s with Rabbit Ears Books and I will have the information down below so that way, you can post this information on your website and also tweet it on Twitter!  If you are interested in participating in this blog tour, then contact me at either my email address: Nickelodeon43@hotmail.com or tweet me on Twitter at (@rabbitearsblog). I will also contact anyone who is interested on Twitter and through emails, so look out for this blog tour soon!