Friday, March 8, 2013

Bedtime Story: Teeny Tiny Monster

Synopsis: Teeny Tiny wants to make friends with Danielle but he lives with other mean monsters who like to scare her. Will Danielle be brave and allow Teeny Tiny into her home and heart?

My Review: Apparantly this is not a very common book, but it was one of my favorites growing up. I had won a summer reading contest and this was one of my prizes. I love the adorable illustrations and the cute story about overcoming peer pressure for what you believe is right. It is a cute story and hopefully Munchkin will cherish it like I did!
My Rating: I love this book and am so glad I won it all those years ago, its too bad it doesn't seem to be very common. I give it a rating of Four Paws!
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wednesday Writing

So Wednesday is my official writing update day. I have so many story projects going on and I need a push to get some done. So I will be trying to post each Wednesday about how my writing adventures are going (and I may need a swift kick in the pants by you guys sometimes).

Current Active Project:

Tamlyn Marie's Grace -

Think Cinderella only with a matchmaker ;)

Other Works in Progress:

The New Old Home - 17,193 words

Everyone dreams of winning the lottery, but what would you do with that money? That is the question presented to Natalie, when she is at the lowest point in her life, she is presented with an opportunity to make any normal person's dreams come true, but all those winnings can't give her what she wants most.

Princess Bs - 32,131 words

A story about a woman, recently divorced and returned to her home town to figure out what is next. She encounters an old friend and spends a weekend with him and his daughters. Feelings that are long since buried are rising up again, but are her recent loss and his current life going to stand in the way of their happily ever after?

Night Rider - 17,229

Alice is a recent high school graduate who is a very accomplished competitive rider in Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, and Western/Rodeo. Her parents had arranged for her to attend a private college on the east coast geared specifically to equine professions. However, Alice wants to focus on her studies in English Literature. When she arrives at the college she hides her riding abilities, but can she keep her talent and love of horses hidden?

The Last Mountains - 13,468 (handwritten) = 15,766 (typed)

A equine shapeshifting family is being hunted to near extinction and the young new leader must go against all her lessons and approach the elite council for aide. Will they help her? How will she keep her family's traditions and values alive, let alone her herd?

Other Ideas Plotting:

Bloodsoar's Story
A pegasus struggles through life, ejected from the herd, near capture by humans.

The Assassin's Assassin
A student learns what the school is really teaching and sets out to destroy those who support the program.

Angel Story
Angels battle out an age old feud in a parallel world


You guessed it, still nothing new to report on this front. We will see if Hubby sticks to his promise of allowing me a day to work on all my projects! I am back to work now and I think once every thing settles down I will get a few minutes here and there to work on some stories. I am kind of feeling the Princess Bs!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Monday Reading List

Its Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Share what books you have finished in the last week, are currently reading and what might be coming up next!

Reviews Posted Last Week:
Links will take you to my review

The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst
The Marriage Trap by Jennifer Probst
The Marriage Mistake by Jennifer Probst (After Dark)
I Love You More by Laura Duksta (Bedtime Story)
A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks (Book v. Movie)
Cowboys, Babies & Shotgun Vows by Yoshiko Hanatsu (Graphic Novel)
The Other Guy by Cary Attwell
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
Dancing with the Duke by Suzanna Medieros
When First They Met by Debbie Macomber
Little Grunt and the Big Egg by Tomie dePaola (Bedtime Story)
How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (Book v. Movie)

Books Finished Last Week:
Reviews will be posted at a later date

Cowboys, Babies & Shotgun Vows
The Other Guy
For Darkness Shows the Stars
Little Blue Truck Leads the Way
Teeny Tiny Monster
Ten Apples Up On Top
Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel
Dancing with the Duke
Just a Little Critter Collection
When First They Met
Armadillo Rodeo
Grimm Fairy Tales Vol. 1
Currently Reading:

Last Regress by Rachel J. Thorne - Nook - on page 118 of 212
October Night by Theresa Oles - Kindle - 2%
Life of Pi by Yann Martel - Audio Book - On Disc 3 of 9

 Books to be Read Soon:

True Grit by Charles Portis (Book v. Movie)
Twelve Months by Steven Manchester (Requested Review)
Luminaire by Ciye Cho (Requested Review)

Boy was February a whirl wind or what!?! I hope you all enjoyed my Lust and Love Event, and found something you would like to try. I really enjoyed reading all those books but after squeezing out a book every day for the month I need a little slow down (I can't really take a break from reading when I am on such a roll now can I).

So guess what, we are now into March and that means it is my special month.  While I would love to be able to share each and every book I love with all of you, I can't possibly do that in a month! So instead I will make a post each week sharing some of the books that I have loved over the years and some of the books that well, not so much. 

Just a little update on my non-book life, Munchkin is now 6 months old!! I can't believe how fast time is going and how big he is getting! I am happy to say he has made a lot of progress with his physical therapy and his helmet. We are hoping only one more month of physical therapy and maybe another 6 weeks with the helmet. I really can't wait since it is definitely the helmet that is bothering him and we still aren't getting to sleep through the night.

Well I am back to the office now, and swamped with work (both the other assistants in the office quit last week, leaving me as the only one and only back part time).  So I hope you all have a great week!!