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Friday, October 20, 2017

Five Fun Facts - Anne Rice

Five Fun Facts

About Author

Anne Rice
Best known for writing Interview With A Vampire.

(photo borrowed )

  1. Her father wrote a story for her and her sister, Alice, to reconnect with them when they were children.
  2. She was born with name Howard and later changed to Anne.
  3. Once turned up for book signing in a coffin.
  4. She was inspired to write Interview With A Vampire because of a movie called Dracula’s Daughter.
  5. In 2006 there was a musical called Lestat based on the vampire chronicles series with music by Elton John and lyrics by Bernie Taupin .

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Shannon's Review - Uni The Unicorn And The Dream Come True by Amy Krouse Rosenthal


Title: Uni The Unicorn And The Dream Come True
Series: Uni The Unicorn
Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Genre: Childrens, Picturebook, Fantasy, Unicorns
Publisher: Random House Books For Young Readers
Received: Borrowed
Release Date: August 2017
Pages: 40

Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal Official Websites:





Shannon’s Thoughts:

Adorable sequel to Uni The Unicorn.  Finally fans get the see Uni and the little girl from the first book get together all because they believe in each other.

I was happy to see this continuation of Uni The Unicorn as the first book ended abruptly and without conclusiveness. Getting to see the little blonde hair-girl and Uni together was bittersweet as they saved the dreary skies and magicless unicorn world.

Although the story is sweet it is a little too simple and yearns for more substance by the end. The story has so much potential but not unlike the first book it runs out of steam.

While I still think this is a good book there are just things as an adult that rub me the wrong way but for child I do not think they would be noticed.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Shannon's Review - Uni The Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal


Title: Uni The Unicorn
Series: Uni The Unicorn
Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Genre: Children's, Picture Book, Fantasy, Unicorn
Publisher: Random House Books For Young Readers
Received: Borrowed
Release Date: August 2014
Pages: 48

Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal Official Websites:





Shannon’s Thoughts:

Uni the unicorn, is unlike other unicorns.  She believes there are such things as little girls even though the other unicorns laugh at her.  Also far away a little girl believes in unicorns, unlike other children.  

Just the thought of Uni believing in little girls boosts the cuteness level of the book that already has art that brings innocence to the book that little children will love.

Many people have commented on some things that they disliked in other reviews. Two things I agree with is the book ends abruptly and the two main characters don’t meet.  It makes you long for more story.

Uni the unicorn is a sweet story and I can happily say there is sequel that recently came out which I will be reviewing. If you have a little girl who loves unicorns or fantasy, I think it will be fairy tale cherished for long time.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Shannon's Review - The Color Of Rain by Cori McCarthy


Title: The Color Of Rain
Series: N/A
Author: Cori McCarthy
Genre: Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Young Adult
Publisher: Running Press
Received: From Author For Review
Release Date: May 2013
Pages: 352

Author Cori McCarthy Official Websites:





Shannon’s Thoughts:

Teenager Rain lives in a dark world where many of the people catch an illness that robs them of their memory not unlike alzheimer's.  She has already lost both parents and a brother and she is now about to lose her younger brother, the only family she has left. She does what she has to find a cure and save him even if that means she has to sell herself to do it.

I had never really read a story like this.  I usually stay away from sci-fi but I was pleasantly surprised with The Color Of Rain. The fact that Rain goes to any extreme to save her brother, her friend and sometimes herself was a little shocking to me. The story had a darkness to it.  Just when you thought things might get better it got a little worse.

The Color Of Rain is another ones of those stories that falls in the category wanting more after finished. I wanted a sequel.  It ends well enough but I just wanted to know what else happened. I am also a little surprised it is considered a young adult book.  It does have some heavy adult themes.

I finished the book a few months ago and the story still sticks with me. Which to me means it was a good read.  My mind still wanders to the characters wondering what they are doing.  Or if I would sacrifice myself for my family the way Rain did. The story cuts deep and shocks your core a little but worth a read.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Books Of The Week - 10/16/2017 - 10/20/2017

Interesting Books Of The Week - 10/16/2017- 10/20/2017

It seems like everyday has something new theme to celebrate so I thought it might be fun to see what kind of interesting books I can find  (new, old, or coming soon) for each holiday.  

Monday October 16th 2017

Bosses’ Day

The Bosses by Sebastian Aguidelo  
Genre: Poetry
What’s It About?: Poems focused on bosses and others in managerial.

Boss Of The World by Fran Manushkin
Genre: Juvenile
What’s it about?: Katie Woo learns that being bossy is not nice.

Dictionary Day

Genre: Dictionary
What’s It About?: A tome that tell about plant, animals and characters from Tolkien fictional works.

Tuesday October 17th 2017

National Pasta Day

The CreepyPasta Collection Edited by Mr. CreepyPasta
Genre: Short Stories
What’s It About?: Short stories of creepy urban legends.

Genre: Non-Fiction, Crafting
What’s It About?: Making clay items using a pasta machine.

Wear Something Gaudy Day

I Actually Wore This by Tom Coleman
Genre: Non-Fiction, Photography
What’s It About?: Photos of regular people and stars wearing items they regret.

Wednesday October 18th 2017

No Beard Day

The Art Of Shaving by Myriam Zaoui
Genre: Non-Fiction, Grooming
What’s It About?: Techniques on shaving.

Thursday October 19th 2017

Diwali Day
Diwali by Nancy Dickmann
Genre: Non-Fiction, Childrens, Hindu,
What’s It About?: Children book on the Hindu Festival Of Lights.

Prince Of Fire by Jatinder Verma
Genre: Children, Fairy Tale,
What’s It About?: Mythical story of Diwali Day, Festival of Lights

Evaluate Your Life Day

Genre: Non-Fiction, Self-Help,
What’s It About?: Creative outlet to encourage and flame faith and art.

I’ve Been Thinking… by Maria Shriver
Genre: Non-Fiction, Self-Help, Meditations,
What’s It About?: Meditations and Reflections on the meaning of life.

Friday October 20th 2017

National Brandied Fruit Day

Distilling Fruit Brandy by Josef Pischl
Genre: Non-Fiction, Cooking
What’s It About?: How to distil fruit brandies.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Five Fun Facts - Danielle Steel

Five Fun Facts

About Author

Danielle Steel
Best known for writing romance novel like Zoya, Daddy, and Passion’s Promise.
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  1. Most books take 2 ½ years to complete.
  2. In 2006 she had deal with Elizabeth Arden to create a perfume called Danielle.
  3. At least 22 of her books have been turned to movies.
  4. Writes song lyrics in French and English.
  5. Wrote her first book at age 19.

Info collected from Wikipeda, and

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Shannon's Review - Scarlet Witch Vol.3 - The Final Hex by James Robinson


Title: Scarlet Witch Vol.3 - The Final Hex
Series: Scarlet Witch
Author: James Robinson
Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Fiction, Comic Book
Publisher: Marvel
Received: Bought
Release Date: May 2017
Pages: 110

Author James Robinson’s Official Websites:





Shannon’s Thoughts:

The continuation and final volume of Wanda aka Scarlet Witch’s stand alone series.  We are introduced to more back story and learn what the future holds for Scarlet Witch and a little about her brother Quicksilver.

With this final installment we learn more about Wanda’s family and what is causes problems with magick in the world. The story was intriguing and art was so so. There is a lot crammed into this volume.

I did feel that because I never read any of Marvel’s Civil War story or any other comics with Scarlet Witch that I was lacking some information. I also knew basic things like her being Quicksilver’s sibling and who her parentage was suppose to be. I also feel the ending to this particular storyline was rushed and I was yearning for more of Wanda’s story.

I would love to see more comics with Scarlet Witch. She seems to always end up in the background of other characters stories.  I think she really needs more tales just following her.  A witch with as much power as she has should not be in the background.