I am sharing reviews to some of my favorite reads that you might be interested in. I am NOT compensated for these reviews. If I receive a free e-book for a review I will disclose that in my review. This are my own thoughts and views.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Book Review: Each Little Bird That Sings

Each Little Bird That SingsEach Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Death is something that Comfort Snowberger lives with.
This was a great book for children to deal with deal, grieving, and life. There are worse things to life than the lose of a loved one or a beloved pet.. It is a cold, shut heart.
I enjoyed the real life situations that Comfort goes through, makes her more personable.

I also like how she keep writing her Life Notices for the newspaper, in hopes to replace the boring, dull death notices.

Friendship is important and we all make mistakes, it is getting through them and how we get through them that is important.

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(I was not compensated for this review, these are my own views.  I checked this out from my local public library) 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Finished Reading: The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb

The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom ThumbThe Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

** This is my own personal review and have not been compensated for posting.  I checked the unabridged audiobook out from my local library. Just wanted to share. **

I was intrigued by the title so just had to listen to the audio book while working around the house.

Call me naive, but I had no idea that Mercy Lavinia “Vinnie” Bump or Charles Stratton (General Tom Thumb) were real people until I listened to this book and then did an internet search.  This is a work of historical fiction, not an autobiography

Lavinia or "Vinnie" lived pre Civil War (American) - 1919. How much of this story is real and how much was fictional is hard to tell, since her own writings are vague in many experiences she had.

There were some parts of her story that I had a hard time listening through. No woman should have to go through what she did. Definitely not a book to let your young, elementary children read.

I found Lavinia head-strong (not a bad thing), never content, selfish, not sure if she ever was happy in her life.
Wasn't totally enthralled in her story but it was a good one to read.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Gianna the Great Book Review and a Giveaway

Gianna the Great 
Gianna just wants to know about her ancestors, but she has to join an after school history club (yuck!) to do it. Now, she's about to embark on a journey that will change everything she thinks she knows about her family.

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Copy of GIANNA THE GREAT - author bio picAuthor Becky Villareal As a missionary’s kid Becky grew up all over the state of Texas learning that each person is special in the Lord’s eyes. As a twenty year veteran teacher she learned how to bring out those gifts in children. As a ten year genealogist she learned how wonderful finding out about the family background can be especially when the knowledge is shared with others.
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