Thursday, December 29, 2011

Review...The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Title: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamillo
ISBN/Publisher: 9780763649425/Candlewick Press
Age Group/Genre: Children's Fiction

There's a rabbit named Edward Tulane and he belongs to a little girl whom loves him very much. However, Edward does not know what love is and soon goes on a journey without his little girl.

How will the China rabbit, Edward Tulane's journey end and will it leave us sad?

This is such a simple and easy book to read. Yet, there is more to the story that meets the on coming eyes. The readers will soon discover a story that deals with love, loss, hope, sadness, and even happiness.

I went into this story thinking that it will be an unemotional read and quite fast. However, I found myself thinking about my childhood and the toys I played with. How did I treat them? And where are they now? Then I thought more deeply about love. I am a single woman wondering if love will come my way and yet this book makes me realize how many different kinds of loves there are.

Kate DiCamillo does it again with a wonderful written story. I definitely recommend this book to everyone!

Favorite quotes...
"There's no point in going on if you feel that way. No point at all. You must be filled with expectancy. You must be awash in hope. You must wonder who will love you, whom you will love next." -Chapter 26

"Open you heart [...] Someone will come for you. But first you must open your heart." -Chapter 26

My Rating:

(This book was borrowed and downloaded through the San Diego County Library website)

***Now go and grab your fave cup of tea (or whatever beverage you prefer) and HAPPY readings***

I'm Baaack

So everyone...

I am back and truly back because I have wireless internet with my laptop (my old one was an XP and was not compatible with the wireless that is in my big brother's home).
So here is to new reviews and meeting old and new book friends.

: )

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wish List Wednesdays (03/23/2011)

Wish List Wednesdays is hosted by Jenn-ay at My Tea Time is Book Time. It's a weekly feature and if you want to share, them feel free to leave a link to your list or leave it the comment box!!! I'm always looking for more books to add to my wish list (and all book lovers have one of those...right?).

Here are some of mine...

So, what's on your list???

***Now go and grab your fave cup of tea (or whatever beverage your prefer) and HAPPY readings***

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays (02/22/2011)

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MiZB at Should Be Reading (make sure you check out this blog).

Here are her instructions:
  • 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!
Here is my teaser this week...
Tales of the MADMAN Underground by John Barnes page 83
"Wonder what's wrong with that there laddie, 'e's a weird one 'e is, eh, eh, eh? A weirdie you know. Eh?"

***Now go and grab your fave cup of tea (or whatever beverage your prefer) and HAPPY readings***

Monday, March 21, 2011

Contests Around the Blogosphere...

  • La Femme Readers: Happy St. Patrick's Day Giveaway (open to U.S. & Canada) and ends April 7th.(Click on image above)
  • A Good Addiction: Invincible Summer (open internationally) and ends April 6th.
  • All About {n}: Giveaway-Night Road

Seriously...I plan on being back blogging world

Hi Everyone!!!

I moved back to Southern California and I am so enjoying myself. As much as I loved and enjoyed living in the Philippines, I missed my California lifestyle. So now that I am back and starting to get a routine down with reliable internet, I should be able to blog and also check out other blogs more often.

I appreciate everyone that stuck around with my...and I cannot wait to dive into all the books that you all recommend and talk about.

***Now go and grab your fave cup of tea (or whatever beverage you prefer) and HAPPY readings!!!***

P.S. I bought a nook the week I came back and I now have a library card to the library down the street from my neighborhood. So yay to more reading!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thursday Cover Throwdown (02/03/2011)

Thursdays will be the day that I compare book covers for one book and we decide which ones we like best. The books I choose to feature are usually the ones where there are multiple covers and I have a debate at the bookstore on which one to get. Or if I know there is another cover out there in the I wait until I find the cover I like?

Here is one of those books...

I absolutely adore Deb Caletti and her books. I actually own this book and I have the one that is in the middle. Although when I look at all these covers, I think I prefer the one on the left. Hmmmm...

What about you...which one do you like???

***Now go and grab your fave cup of tea or because Kari is our guest grab her preference of an iced caramel macchiato (or whatever beverage your prefer) and HAPPY readings***

Oh and I have a baby update on my sister...She gave birth to Andrew Cole on Wednesday, February 2nd at 1 in the afternoon. Mama and baby are doing awesome. My big sister had an all natural birth and she was a tough mama. Baby Andrew came into this world weighing 8 lbs 7 oz and just shy of being 21 inches long...yikes! He's adorable!!!