When you have two books that are 14 and 18 pages long, you really cannot write a 250-word review for each one, even with a creative writing background and know how to be flowery! Therefore, a combination review: I am not a Valentine’s gal. I like Chinese New Years instead. I do not go “all out,” but like some traditions. In DK Publishing’s Baby’s First Chinese New Year we have an easy introduction. Normally I would not count this a book, as there is not a “real” story, but a string of sentences telling you how the narrator celebrates the Chinese […]
A big THANK YOU to Sistercoyote for these awesome books! These are first up on my to-read for 2019!
Gung Hay Fat Choy! Or Happy New Year. Friday February 16, 2018 the Year of the Dog begins. Many traditions surround this holiday. One of my personal ones is to read books about the Chinese New Year. Two new (to me) books, are Ruby’s Chinese New Year by Vickie Lee and Joey Chou and Home for Chinese New Year: A Story Told in English and Chinese by Wei Jie and Xu Can. Ruby’s Chinese New Year hints at Little Red Riding Hood and tells the story of how the Zodiac was given which animal would represent which year. This year […]
DragonDreamsJen’s #CBR7 Review #1 Our First Christmas by Lisa Jackson Every year, during the school break and holidays, I indulge in one good Christmas themed romance novel for sheer entertainment. This year, after finishing my B.Ed degree and the 15 week teaching internship that went along with completing the last stages, I finally had time again to read MORE books for the sheer pleasure of it and decided to sign up for a CannonBall challenge again. Our First Christmas is actually a 435 page anthology of 4 holiday romance novels, only one of whom had been previously published as a […]
This book had been on my To Read list for a while based solely on the title; it’s a sweet and sentimental memoir but wasn’t enough to entice me to read the other books Wade Rouse has written. Rouse jumps in-between his childhood and his present day as he recounts his favorite memories related to each month. It’s a cute concept even though the timeline gets a little hard to follow. He manages to get two or three stories per month by including stories from lesser known holidays like Sweetest Day, or using both a past & present story for […]