My 3 boys and I

January 10, 2008

A Slice of Heaven: A Family on the Move Book Review

Filed under: TBR challenge,What's In A Name?" Reading Challenge — by my3boysandi @ 5:59 am

I really liked this book. If this writer wrote another book about his travels I would read it. In an essence this is an account of one families (a New Zealand one at that) adventures when they leave New Zealand and travel around the world to different places. Most of the book centres on an island they find buy and live on. Their children love it. I was sad when it came time for them to live their paradise in the sun however they have a new unexpected arrival on the way. Im hoping that Martin Thomas in time writes another book because I for one will be reading it.

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January 2, 2008

What’s In A Name?” Reading Challenge

Filed under: What's In A Name?" Reading Challenge — by my3boysandi @ 6:00 am
Another challenge that sounded too interesting to pass up. Found this over at another book lovers blog. I saw this the other day but didnt know if I could cope with yet another challenge but its calling my attention and so Im going to give it a go I do have a whole year. This challenge is being hosted by Annie it began on January 1, 2008 and runs through to December 31, 2008. The Challenge: Choose one book from each of the following categories:1. A book with a color in its title. Examples might include: The Amber Spyglass, The Red Pony, Blue Blood2. A book with an animal in its title. Examples might include: The Hound of the Baskervilles, To Kill a Mockingbird, Julie of the Wolves3. A book with a first name in its title. Examples might include: Jane Eyre, the Harry Potter books, Anne of Green Gables4. A book with a place in its title. Examples might include: From Russia with Love, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Out of Africa5. A book with a weather event in its title. Examples might include: The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Red Storm Rising, Tornado Alley6. A book with a plant in its title. Examples might include: Where the Red Fern Grows, The Name of the Rose, Flowers for Algernon–You may overlap books with other challenges, but please don’t use the same book for more than one category. (For example, you can use The Red Pony for either a “color” book or an “animal” book, but not for both.)

So having been very tempted here are my selections are:

The Red Tent Anita Diamant

The beauty of the beasts: tales of Hollywood’s wild animals Ralph Helfer

Letters to Malcolm CS Lewis (couldnt get into it so Ive swapped it for this) God Loves Messy People – Bonnie Keen

A Slice of Heaven: A Family On The Move Martin Thomas

Stormy Weather Paulette Jiles

The Rose Of Sebastopol Katharine McMahon (couldnt get into it so Ive swapped it for this) The Sunflower Diary Lillian Boraks-Nemetz

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