Speed of Life by Carol Weston

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Published: April 1st 2017 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Read Date: July 5th 2017

Star: 5/5

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Blurb (in my words)-

Sofia, 14-yr-old, having hard time after her mother’s sudden death. After 10 months of this tragic loss, she couldn’t talk about her mom. She feels no one understand her grief, her friends doesn’t know what to say to her and her dad feels sad. He is gynecologist, so when it comes female adolescent topic, she feel kind of awkward to talk. She decides to confide in Dear Kate- the advice columnist at Fifteen magazine, thinking they will never cross path but here comes the next bombshell and now she is thinking why she wrote her at first place. The Bombshell – Katherine Baird, a.k.a., Dear Kate is her dad’s new girlfriend.

What will she do now? Will she able accept Kate as her dad’s girlfriend while she is still mourning? Will she able to live life again?

And then there is Kate’s 16-yr-old daughter, Alexa.

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Postcards From a War by Vanita Oelschlager

Saturday Short Story Review

Today’s Short Story review is on Postcards From a War by Vanita Oelschlager. It is picture book for children on war.


Published: September 1st 2009 by VanitaBooks, LLC

Read Date: June 24th 2017

Stars: 5/5

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Blurb (in my words):

Story is about Matthew Brian Jackson whose mother is in air force and has recently went to war. When he share his feeling to his grandpa Brian that he is sad his mother has to go away and couldn’t understand why, his grandpa narrates his own story of his father going on WW II and also shares postcard and letters, his father wrote from war, to his grandson. Grandson and grandpa together writes a book with postcards from grandpa’s father and emails received from his mother. Continue reading

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Book 1 (The Wizard of Oz Collection)


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Published: Jan 12th 2016 by Sweet Cherry Publishing

Read Date: June 21st 2017

Stars: 3.5/5

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Blurb (in my words):

Dorothy sweet little girl adopted by farmer couple is living in the Kansas prairie. One day a strong cyclone whisked her away from her family to an unknown strange Land of Oz. There she finds out from the a good witch about great wizard Oz, who is living in the City of Emerald and is the only one who can help her to find a way to her home Kansas. So, here starts the long journey of little Dorothy.

On the way to Emerald City, she meets scarecrow, a tin woodman and a lion. This little group with the purpose set out to meet great and terrible Oz.

Can Dorothy go back to Kansas? Will Oz’s magic help her to send her back to Kansas?

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Saturday Short-story Review: Goodnight, Jeremy by Stacy White

Saturday Short Story Review

Hello everyone! As I was reading and reviewing short stories of less than 100 pages, lately. I thought I will dedicate a day for short stories.

Today’s story is for children, what other day can be good for parents to tell their kids a story!

So, today’s short-story review is on “Goodnight, Jeremy by Stacy White“.

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Published: March 11th 2017

Read Date: May 25th 2017

Stars: 5/5 5 star_crop

Little blurb on this little book (in my words)-

Goodnight, Jeremy is short illustrated story about Jeremy, who loves to play with his toys. Every nook and corner of his rooms is filled with lots of toys- on shelves, in cupboard, in box, behind door, under the bed. After playing all day with toys, when he goes to bed, he couldn’t fall asleep. Why is that?

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This is very beautiful and colorful illustrated story. Jeremy in this book is such a lovely boy. I loved his imagination, how his mind wonders when he couldn’t sleep. During this part of the story graphics were really captivating. This book teaches children to keep room neat and tidy and to keep the promises they made to parents for peaceful mind. By telling this small bedtime story this message can be easily conveyed to children. Children would love to read this story and go through it’s colorful pages.

*** Note: I received review copy of this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review. I am glad I got a chance to review this book. ***

What do you think about this Saturday Short-story concept? What do you think about the book and my review? Share your thought in the comment-box below.

Happy Reading! 🙂

—- BT&R


Adventures with Andy & Susie: A Stormy Weekend by Donna Hall

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Published: April 4th 2016 by Noble Point

Read Date: May 2nd 2017

Star: 5/5

This is very cute short illustrated children’s story.

Blurb (in my words)

The story is narrated by Susie-the cat. Susie is living with Andy’s family, waiting for his human friend Andy to return home for weekends and planning to go on adventure. Where this little adventure of Andy and Susie will take them?

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