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Millie Fierce Sleeps Out by Jane Manning a TLC book tours

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Millie Fierce Sleeps Out

 

Millie Fierce is a little lady I can relate to. (to whom I can relate?)

She’s sweet.

She’s nice.

She’s quiet.

Except when she’s FIERCE.

And sometimes you just gotta get FIERCE with people to get them to listen to you!

Ya know?

MILLIE FACTS:

  • Her favorite saying is “NOTICE ME!!”
  • Her favorite color is red.
  • She has an artistic streak.
  • Her bark is much worse than her bite. 

Can you relate? One day Millie decides to have a sleepover and invite her two best friends (and her pooch!) . She promises to keep her FIERCE in check.  Can she do it?

I won’t spoil it for you but let’s just say things work out fine in the end.

Perfect for preschoolers, PreK, and anyone who sometimes gets a little out of control. Somaybe all of us?

I love this book hard. Maybe I’ll change my name to Pam Fierce.

I kinda like it.

 

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OMG…Am I a Witch? TLC Book Tours

 

OMG...Am I a Witch

OMG…Am I a Witch?

 

Here is a book that I think is SO cute!  Have you ever wondered if you were a witch? Have you ever tried to cast a spell on someone and wondered if it worked or not?

April Appleton is so annoyed at her older brother that she searches the Internet for a spell to turn him into a dog. When the spell works, April realizes she has more powers than she ever dreamed of! Now she has to figure out how to turn him back to normal before her parents find out. She has little time, but with help from her friends Grace and Eve she finds a book of magic that will hopefully reverse the spell. Will it work, and will April’s newfound magic save the day?

Oopsie, that sounds like a teeny bit of a problem, right?  But a fun one to have, right?

So, check it out and see if April can change her annoying brother back into a human boy.  Brothers can be annoying but parents frown on changing their children into animals; no matter how justified.

So to answer your question, YES you are a witch. No not YOU, dear reader, you’re not a witch, ok well you might be a witch, but I’m really speaking to our heroine, April.  She, indeed is a witch, because she really did turn her brother into a dog. And thanks to her bestie Grace and new friend, Eve, they figure out what to do.  Fortunately, new friend Eve, is a descendant of New Orleans relatives who practice magee (that’s French for magic) and are in possession of an old book of magic.

Can you say HILARITY?

and wee wee pads?

This fun book was written by Talia Aikens-Nunez, a name that sounds musical enough to say over and over again!

You can find Talia on Facebook and at other blog stops on this TLC tour!

Oh yeah, did I mention that I’m a stop on the TLC Book Tour? Welcome aboard and enjoy the trip.

p.s. Don’t tick off your little sister or she just might turn you into a dog.  Or something worse.

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With My Body by Nikki Gemmell – TLC Book Tour

My thoughts were scattered and mixed while reading With My Body by Nikki Gemmell. At first, the book felt like a coming of age tale about a middle aged housewife; appropos considering Pammypam is of a certain age. After a while though, I found myself not liking the book. At all.

To be sure I loved the settings of England and Australia: the differences in climate between the two locales as different as the lives of a young woman and a middle aged woman. I could not, however, enjoy the sexual escapades of a teenage girl. Call me a prude, call me whatever you want, but I found I just could not enjoy the story as I felt I was supposed to. Had the main character been several years older I might have felt differently but as it was, the scenes felt dirty, improper, and wrong.

The reader may have difficulty separating the age of the main character from the story but BUT BUT if you can, I believe you may enjoy the intimate scenes and literary interludes. Ive not read the Tirology of Trash known as 50 shades of Gray, but I can suppose that the trilogy cannot hold up under the microscope when compared to Gemmell’s intelligent interpretation of famous books about sexuality.

I also would have liked the author To allow us more insights into the life of a bush person. Knowing nothing of Australia and her people, I imagine everyone to look and sound like The Wiggles; is that true? Are the characters Caucasian like my beloved Greg or darker like the somnambulant Jeff? Or was that the point, to keep the ethnicities vague?

Do not let my words keep you from enjoying With My Body. There may be something there that you will enjoy. Plus, a good book invites discussion and differences of opinion and there are sure to be differences of opinion by readers of Gemmell’s latest book. This book should be enjoyed drinking your favorite beverage and or on vacation, which, coincidentally, is exactly how I finished it. It is a decadent read, sure to make you think.

I give the book two paws, mostly because I couldn’t get past the teen sexuality bit.

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