Monday, October 20, 2014

HallowReads Review: American Monsters by Linda S.Godfrey

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I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a review.

Across the United States there are Myths and Legends about monsters. Told from generation to generation, America has a rich history of things that go bump in the night, By Land, Sea and Air this compendium by Linda S. Godfrey is a treasure trove of research and compilation of stories from across the USA.

Penguin had me at Monsters when this review opportunity came in. I devoured this book in three days! I loved learning the background of many fantastic stories and also learning about  creatures I hadn't heard of before.  The sheer abundance of eyewitness accounts was amazing as was the consistency amongst witnesses. 
My favorite creatures were the giant bird Big Claw, The Blue Dogs, Moth Men, Chupacabras, and Sasquatches. Godfrey knows her stuff. She has done extensive research including  eyewitness accounts, links to various articles and witness illustrations.
The reader is given enough facts to form their own opinions.  I loved the variety of stories and locales, I’m a firm believer in where there is smoke there is fire. The consistency in sightings makes me a believer! This book is definitely a resource I will revisit again and again. A great read.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

HallowReads: Sleepy Hollow: Children Of The Revolution

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I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books  in exchange for a review.

Writing a novel in an established franchise can be tricky. As a fan you are entering the novel with a lot of expectations. You want the novel to have the feel of the show and yet add some new nuances to the characters. That was my mindset upon starting Children and I have to say I was really impressed with Keith’s take on the Sleepy Hollow  universe. This story  begins with Ichabod receiving a message from his wife Katrina. He must locate a medal he received during his first lifetime, the Congressional Cross. The only problem is that Ichabod never physically received his award and so Abbie  and the crew are on the trail .
Nothing is never that easy in Sleepy Hollow a coven of Witches are also looking for the medal and their plans for it aren’t good. I loved the pacing of this novel and the representations of the characters. It was a equal parts action packed and chilling. I loved getting a look into the thoughts of Ichabod and Abbie and the trademarked Ichabod rants. The book takes place before the Season 1 finale of the show so some of the characters are in a different place then the current episodes.
Sleepyheads will find a lot to love in this novel.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Dewey’s Readathon: Final Wrap Up

Final Wrap Up
Well I fell asleep around 2.30 Am but I met my reading goal!
Final Tally:
10 Books Read! And I won a prize :)
Hope you al dead well

Pet Parade Challenge
My Kitty Tiger 

Book Spine Poetry

The TimeRoads Lock In The Lost Boy

Hour 15 Update
Books Finished :
Library Wars vil 12 (manga)
Exquisite Corpse (GN)
Total Books Read:

1. What are you reading right now?
Sick by Tom Leveen

2. How many books have you read so far?
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I didn't have any :) :)

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
none! Having a great time

Hour 10 Update

I'm still awake and have met my reading goal of 8 books!
X-Factor vol  1
Fearless Defenders
The Lost Boy
Biker Girl
The Reason I Jump
Attack On Titan GN (2)

Show it Off Challenge

I love my two signed and doodled Neil Gaiman books

Book Staging Challenge
Eren & Mikasa reading a good book

Weirdest Reading Position Challenge
Legs up the wall pose! Yoga.

Coffee or Tea ?Challenge
Tea of Course #TeamCSLewis

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Opening Memo

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

Los Angeles California

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Sick by Tom Levin (Zombies )

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Lemon Bars!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I'm a Massage Therapist and readathon lover5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
I've done every Dewey for the last couple of years. I've been working on taking more breaks and being active in cheerleading and on line networking!

It’s Here! Today is Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon ! I will be reading and cheering on other readers all day and possibly all night! This is my master update post. I will be be Updating my reading progress every 5 hours as well as any mini-challenges I finish. There is still time to sign up, so join Us.
Here are some of the books I will be reading today:

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