Memorial Day

This Monday is not only Memorial Day for me it my Pappap Birthday. For his birthday is May 28.

Review: Early Sunday Morning: the Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows, Hawaii, 1941

Book Title: Early Sunday Morning: the Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows, Hawaii, 1941
Author: Barry Denenberg
Genres: Children, World War II, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Adventure, Pearl Harbor
Series: Dear America
Publisher: Scholastic
Publish Date: November 1, 2003 (160 Pages, Hardcover)
Book Source: Hardcover
Contact Author: Goodreads Profile / Website

Synopsis:
A moving story of one girl’s devastating experience of the “day that will live in infamy.”

My Thoughts on the Book:
This is about a girl that moves often because of the dad job. She doe not like having to move from one city to the next and leaving her friend and missing school, just after getting settled in a city.

This diary starts out in Washington DC, it set in Washington DC until they move to Hawaii. The rest of the book is about her getting use to Oahu, Hawaii her new home. In the book she experiences the attack on Pearl Harbor. Her brother Andy and Amber see Japanese Plane flying over Early Sunday Morning. Amber does make a friend name Kame.

The book tell you about the history of the Attack on Pearl Harbor though the young girl in the story. This is another book in the series of Dear America. It based on the real thing. If you enjoy History, this is good book along with it good for young reader and Children.

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Review: All the Stars in the Sky: The Santa Fe Trail Diary of Florrie Mack Ryder, the Santa Fe Trail, 1848

Title of Book: All the Stars in the Sky: The Santa Fe Trail Diary of Florrie Mack Ryder, the Santa Fe Trail, 1848
Author: Megan McDonald
Series: Dear America
Genres: Children, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Adventure
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pub Date: September 1, 2003 (188 Pages, Hardcover)
Book Source: Hardcover
Contact Author: Goodreads Profile / Website

Synopsis:
Florrie finds the adventure of a lifetime along the Santa Fe Trail, meeting new challenges and dangers, after her mother decides to move her family from Missouri to New Mexico.

Starting their journey from their home in Missouri, Florrie Ryder and her family are headed towards the promise of a new life in Santa Fe. As they cross the Great Plains of the midwestern prairie, fording rivers and climbing mountains, the Ryders encounter endless hardship as they undertake this great adventure.

My Thoughts on the book:
This book is different then others I have read. For the format is in Diary setting. Though I understood the story behind it. This was great read. It told more of the history of the Trail. It about a girl that goes though the some hardships and adjustments.

Florrie and her family travel from Arrow Rock, Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Florrie and her brother Jem need to adjust to having a stepfather named Mr. Ryder. You learn a lot about the daily life of being on the Santa Fe Trail back in 1848.

Most of this dairy tell you the History of America during that time. Most of the dairy is down on the trail of The Santa Fe Trail. Though that like to learn about America History, this is good for young readers.

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Book Blogger Hop #2

1. Post on your blog answering this question:
2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list below (enter your Blog Name, Genre you review, and direct link to your post answering this week’s question; failure to do so will result in removal of your link).
3. Visit other blogs in the list, spending quality time getting to know the people you are visiting. Don’t just visit the post with the question, but click around and read some of the blogger’s other content, too! This Hop isn’t about the number of people you can visit, but the quality of each visit.

Question: How do you handle the writing of a negative review? 

My Answer: Well this my seem kind funny but I have very few Negative reviews. Though I have one or two. Though just because it was not my cup of tea. It does not have anything to do with the author that wrote the book. It just may have not keep me interested in it. Most of the books have postive reviews overall. If you go though some you may find that my rating goes as low as a 3 Rats to 5 rats. I do not think any have less then that. If so it very though though I do remember with 2 rats…take or leave it. 
Mostly if I give a low rating I try and stay positive and tell others know that it not the author that I am giving the low rating it may be that it just was not my cup of tea or did not interest me though I will be honesty to my point or view of rating if it low that it is just me that I did not like. Knowing that other my love it or like it, if they pick it up and read it.

Follow Me Friday #2

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Question / Activity: Dreamcast your current read.

I am currently reading “All the Stars in the Sky: The Santa Fe Trail Diary of Florrie Mack Ryder” by Megan McDonald right. It from the Series “Dear America”. It about a girl on the trail with her new stepfather and family and traveling to a new home.
I do not know at the moment who I would like to Cast for this. But here what think will work or at least try. I am going to use Character from the Little house on the praire for this one.
Florrie Mack Ryder 
(Melissa Gilbert) – Plays Laura Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie 
Jem Mack Ryder
(Jason Bartman) – Plays James Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie
Mama
(Karen Grassle) – Plays Caroline Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie
Mr.Ryder
(Michael London) – Plays Charles Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie
There are other charthers but from where I am reading I just can not cast anymore and I will stop here. Though I would change their looks a bit but you can see what I mean unless you read the book and can see someone else.

Good day, Follow if you want and leave a Comment if you want. I will be more then Glad to read your post for this feature and Follow, Leave your post.

Review: Born to Fly

Title of Book: Born to Fly
Author: Michael Ferrari
Genres: Children, War, Japanese, Spies, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Adventure, Young Adult, History, World War II
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
Pub Date: July 14, 2009 (224 Pages, Hardcover)
Book Source: Hardcover

Synopsis:
Born to Fly tells the story of eleven-year-old tomboy Bird McGill. Ever since she can remember, Bird has loved flying in small propeller airplanes with her mechanic dad. When the local airstrip is turned into a military flight school, Bird is in heaven. But when a young Japanese American student named Kenji Fujita joins Bird’s class, the entire school seems to be convinced that he’s a spy, or at the very least, that he and his uncle want the Japanese to win. Bird is wary of Kenji, not just because he’s Japanese, but because he steals her flight-related topic for a school report and leaves her to write about the deadly boring local marsh weed. But on Bird’s first trip to the marsh, she and Kenji accidentally discoverreal spy activity in the area. Bird realizes that Kenji is actually a stand-up guy—and she and Kenji begin an adventure that will shake the town and may even change the future of the United States.

My Thoughts on this book:
I enjoyed seeing that a girl wanted to fly a plane. That her dad was teaching her. Her dad let her have her chance of landing a plane on her birthday. This book does have some action and Adventure. Those their a mystery unfolds once her father was drafted to sent off to fight in the war.

There information about WWII in this book and about the attack on Pearl Harbor. It does give some information on our history. It goes into issues about bullying, prejudiced, Learning to make friends, I see what kids and others did to other kids back then.

Bird and Kenji do find some real spy activity while they are researching for their school report. Kenji is new in town and joins Bird class. Want to know more then I suggest reading it for I do not want to give spoilers away.

Does Bird get to fly a plane?, Doe she get her wish of her father to come home?, Does she and Kenji form a friendship? These answer can be found in the book. It a good read for children and you get some background information on Pearl Harbor and WWII.

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Book Blogger Hop #1

This weeks Blog Hop is Here, Image though link is to Crazy for Books
Book Blogger Hop
1. Answer the Weekly Question (there will be a Question each week)
2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list below (enter your Blog Name, Genre you review, and direct link to your post answering this week’s question; failure to do so will result in removal of your link).
3. Visit other blogs in the list, spending quality time getting to know the people you are visiting. Don’t just visit the post with the question, but click around and read some of the blogger’s other content, too! This Hop isn’t about the number of people you can visit, but the quality of each visit.

Question of the Week: How many books do you own? This can include books in your to-be-read (TBR) pile(s) and books you have already read that are on your keeper shelf.

How to answer this…., Hmmm let see. I have two Many books to Count that I own. Let see I have a set of Series, Several different books that are not in series. I should say I have about 200 books that have laying in stacks around my bedroom. 1 Bookshelf has one set of series. With some books on top the bookshelf. I have books on my headboard  with shelves in the headboard and closed selves that have books. I also have a few on a table and a set of books in a series in fold up box with a lid. I have received a few books from authors let say a few weeks ago. I finished some of the books. They are sitting on my computer tower.

Like I said this is some of my keep books. I will be receiving a few more. You can see my TBR List on the Left side of this blog. I have a few that I need to read. Though most of the books listed there are read and are waiting for me to review them. They are all books I read before I started this Book Blog. Some of the books I own I want to reread so I can put a Review up. I said I had about 200 own books… This does not include my Ebooks for my Nook.
I have a few e-books sitting in my Nook that need to be added to TBR List if they are not all ready there. If they are They are just needing to me to write the Reviews. I have e-books that need to placed on my Nook to read. I am working to get to these. I finally am getting to a book I put on there for review now. This has not even hit my To read List Yet.
My To Read list is on Goodreads. Goodreads is where all my Reviews are posted  after I written the Reviews for the book.  According to my Goodreads To Read List, the number is 39 books. I add to this list often. Though I am getting my Read section  number up on Goodreads.
My Genres I like reading. There a lot. Though here a quick list of what review mostly or often. 
  1. Amish Fiction
  2. Children
  3. Fiction
  4. Young Adult
  5. Western (What I see fit)
  6. Historical Fiction (Not a lot)
  7. Poetry (What I see fit or Choose)
  8. Classics
  9. Teen
  10. Romance
  11. Mystery
  12. Family Related

Review: I’m Squirrely!

Title of Book: I’m Squirrely!
Author: Brenda Lochinger
Genres: Children
Series: Unknown at the Time
Publisher: Rocket Science Productions, LLC
Pub Date: March 30, 2011 (40 Pages, Paperback
Contact Author: Brenda Logchinger

Synopsis: None

My Thoughts on the Book:
I received this book from the author. I read it and it was every cute and funny. I rhymes every so often. The story tell about how he is named “I’m Squirrely”.

I love how the pictures are funny to look at and the story itself is funny. I was laughing almost every time I read the book. It tell how he acts in school and what he does at home. It show just how he loves moving and Grooving.

I also think it is geared to children that have ADHD. I could be wrong but I think some children with AD-HD is kinda like I’m Squirrely. Though most children are kinda like this growing up a bit.

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Review: I Remember Mommy’s Smile

Title of Book: I remember Mommy’s Smile
Authors: Dina Wolfman Baker
Genres: Children, Parenting, Illness, Death
Publisher: Baker’s Dozen Press
Pub Date: April 30, 2011 (45 Pages. Paperback)
Book Source: Paperbook

Synopsis:
Sometimes it can be difficult to know how to talk with a child about the illness or death of a parent. I Remember Mommy’s Smile offers parents and other caregivers an opportunity to open the door to dialogue. It also shows children that they are not alone or strange; others have gone through this type of sadness and loss, and they have ended up okay. As author Dina Wolfman Baker understands from her own experience, knowing you’re not alone can mean a great deal. These are her memoirs…written from her child self to other children, with the sensitivity, honesty and directness that can only come from having been there.

My Thoughts:
I asked the author to review is book. For I do enjoy Children books even at my age. I will tell you that it a quick read and a great read. I understood the concept of it and it almost had my eyes in tears. I said almost at the end of the book. It is heartfelt. I do really believe this.

The story is a great a wonderful for children and they would understand it quite well. I am glad that the author got though her grief and talked about it or at least talked to her father or her brother. I for the pictures   in the book. This I could see what she was trying to refer to in the pictures though they were not perfect but I did understand the point and the story itself. This as nothing to do with the author writing the book or the illustrator who did the pictures.

My mom had picked up the book before I did. She picked it up sometime before we went on vacation for a weekend. I had received it my mail and opened it. I was currently reading another book at the time. It was sitting on the table in the living. My mom picked it up and read it. She said that it was good. The pictures were not great to her, though I think she understood the book though. This is what she told me when I asked  How was the book. I could recommend it to Children and Parents and though working with Children.

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Review: Reckless Heart

Title of Book: Reckless Heart
Author: Amy Clipston
Genre: Amish, Fiction, Romance, Adult, Christian Fiction, Young Adult, Illness
Series: Kauffman’s Amish Bakery
Publisher: Zondervan
Pub Date: April 17, 2012 (Paperback, 272 Pages)
Book Source: E-book
Contact Author: Facebook / Website / Twitter
Buy this Book: Christianbook.com / Zondervan / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Booksamillion.com


Synopsis: is from Author Website
Lydia Bontrager’s youngest sister is frighteningly ill, and as a good Amish daughter, it falls to Lydia to care for her siblings and keep the household running, in addition to working as a teacher’s assistant and helping part time at her grandmother’s bakery. Succumbing to stress, Lydia gives in to one wild night and returns home drunk.

The secret of that mistake leaves Lydia feeling even more restless and confused, especially when Joshua, the only boy she’s ever loved, becomes increasingly distant. When a non-Amish boy moves in nearby, Lydia finds someone who understands her, but the community is convinced Lydia is becoming too reckless. With the pressures at home and her sister’s worsening condition, a splintering relationship with Joshua, and her own growing questions over what is right, Lydia could lose everything that she’s ever held close.

My Thoughts on this Book:
I truly fell that his it a good read. You learn about Lydia youngest sister Ruthie and Lydia struggles. You may to start crying while reading this book. I now I did. I felt like i was a part of the story myself. We also meet the  Kauffman’s Family.

We meet some of the Kauffman Family member from the Kauffman’s Amish Bakery series. This story is about the Elizabeth and Eli granddaughter Lydia Bontrager.

Lydia starts out with being stressed out about her little sister illness. She makes several mistakes and she starts to understand a bit. Her parents are stressed out as well about their youngest daughter and what she might have.

Lydia works two jobs. One is at her grandmothers bakery, the other is as teacher assistant to the Amish Primary School in her district. You will have to read to find out what happens to her and if she get her dream and what job she chooses for full time. I do recommend this book all readers young and old. This book can stand along a bit. Though if you want to get to know the rest of the Kauffman’s Family I suggest that you read the “Kauffman’s Amish Bakery” series.

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