Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Chocolate-Covered Baloney: Confessions of April Grace

I loved this book! This book is great for young to young adult girls. This book is the third book in the Confessions of April Grace book series, written by KD McCrite.

In this third book, April Grace gets to bring her new little baby brother home. His name is Michael Eli Reilly, Eli for short. When April and her sister Myra Sue get of the bus one day April starts heading towards the mailbox, when Myra Sue practically tramples her to get there first. That is just one of the many strange things that Myra Sue has been up to lately. When its time for her grandmother's birthday the Reilly family, and pretty much the whole town, wants to throw her a surprise party. So, April Grace has to get her grandmother out of the house for a few hours so her mother and Isabel, her neighbor, can set up the party. After they get home and the party has been going on for a little while a long-lost relative suddenly shows up and crashes the party. April's long-lost relative wore a purple cowboy hat, her hair was the color of Heinz ketchup stirred up with Welch's grape jelly, her face was as wrinkled and crispy as wadded-up sandpaper, she wore orangey-red lipstick, she wore bright-red cowboy boots, and if you're like a million years old you should not wear miniskirts, even if you're wearing a frontier jacket with a long fringe on it that comes past the skirt's hem. The fringe did not cover up her bony white knees though. April Grace doesn't know if things can get any worse, but then Isabel becomes her new gym teacher and on top of it all Myra Sue goes missing! Can April get her sister back and bond with her long-lost relative before its too late?

I received this book for review purposes through the Booksneeze book review program.  I was not paid for this review and all opinions are my own.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks: Confessions of April Grace

#2: Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks

This book was outstanding! This book is great for young to young adult girls. This is the second book in the Confessions of April Grace series, written by KD McCrite.

In this second book, April Grace is having a tough time adjusting to sixth grade, her first year of middle school. Everyone is pushing them and calling them names. They have to watch out for the cliques that they run across, and try to understand algebra at the same time, which is not always easy to do. Plus she has to be in a church Christmas pageant run by Isabel St. James. When her grandmother gets stuck in a love triangle and her mother goes to the hospital things really start to get out of whack. Then when everything starts to settle April mother reveals what's going and April Grace and her sister Myra Sue are shocked. They had never expected that!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Here's Lily!! Book Review

Loved this book.  Great for all young girls to read.  Here's Lily is outstanding.

I was give the opportunity to review the book Here's Lily by Nacny Rue and I loved it!!  I have read a few of the books in this series and all of them have been wonderful.

I would recommend this book and the other books in the series for any girl.

Welcome to the wonderful world of Lily Robbins!!  In this funny first story in a series that has sold over one million copies, you'll meet red-headed sixth-grader Lily Robbins.  After receiving a compliment about her looks from a high-powered woman in the fashion industry, Lily obsesses over becoming a model, setting her sights on winning the "model search" fashion show.  Overnight, she packs away her rock and feather collection in exchange for fashion magazines and lip gloss-but is God in the middle of this change in Lily's life.  When the unthinkable happens a couple of nights before the fashion show, Lily learns a valuable lesson about real beauty.

This book will teach girls the your real beauty, the beauty that God has blessed you with, is what is important.  Not the beauty made by fashion models and T.V actresses.  So be like Lily and just be yourself.

I received this book for review purposes through the Booksneeze book review program.  I was not paid for this review and all opinions are my own.


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sunshine Blogger Award

My friend Melissa at http://www.lazydaisycrochet.blogspot.com gave me the Sunshine blog award!
Thanks so much Melissa!

The rules for the award are:

1. Thank the blogger who awarded you.
2. Answer the 10 questions on your favorite things.
3. Award 10 blogs to receive the Sunshine Award and let them know they have been awarded.

10 Questions:
  1. Favorite Animal: Penguin
  2. Favorite number: 22
  3. Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Lemonade
  4. Facebook or Twitter: Neither
  5. My Passion:  Cross Stitch
  6. Getting or giving: Giving
  7. Favorite Pattern: Granny Square
  8. Favorite day of the week: Sunday
  9. Favorite flower: Petunia
  10. Favorite country: USA
Now It's time to award 10 blogs:


Now that I am done go look at these great blogs.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Sew Together Granny Squares

I am going to send someone little granny squares about the size of a washcloth so she can sew them together to make a blanket for someone who is less fortunate than most.  My mom is also sending some too.  If you would like to read some of her posts on her own blog go to www.lazydaisycrochet.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

My Granny Square Blanket

I am currently working on a Granny Square blanket.  I am making my blanket with Red Heart yarn.  I started with yellow and now that I have used all of that ball of yarn I am using pink.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

McKenzie's Branson Brainteaser

McKenzie's Branson Brainteaser is written by Shari Barr.  McKenzie Phillips is a 13 year old girl growing up in Montana.  She lives with her dad, her mom, her 8 year old brother, and her horse Sahara.

In this book McKenzie and the rest of the Camp Club Girls are solving their first missing persons case.  The Camp Club Girls all live in different states but they help each other solve mysteries. The girls first met at Discovery Lake Camp where they all shared the same cabin. McKenzie is in Branson, MO working at the Dixie Showcase, and playing at Silver Dollar City.  Her friend Sydney lives in Washington, DC and is coming to visit her for a week. McKenzie and Sydney are staying with McKenzie's mother's friend, from college, who works at silver dollar city at the basket weaving shop.   

McKenzie needs to help Shara Hayden find her uncle and tell him that his family has forgiven him before Sydney has to go home.  Shara's uncle was tired of working in the family law business, and wanted to start a wood crafting business of his own .  His family got mad at him for wanting to leave the business, and the only person who understood  why he wanted to leave was his sister. He quit the family business and disappeared.  He moved to Branson, where he started his own wood crafting shop.  After he quit they never heard from him and did not know where he was.  Shara Hayden was four when she last saw her uncle and now she is a teenager.  She said her uncle has been gone for 14-15 years.

I could relate to McKenzie, because she has curly auburn hair and so do I.  I like this book because it is a Christian mystery book and I love mystery books. My favorite part was the ending.  I can not wait to read more books in the Camp Club Girls series.