Sunday, August 30, 2015

Update: What is Vonnie Up To?

Hello, everyone!

Perhaps you have noticed that it's been a little quiet over here in my reading corner and maybe you were wondering what was happening. Maybe... ;)

Well, so much has happened this month.

First, I went to Florida for almost a week at the beginning of August. I went there to participate and work at Ahmed Hussien's annual dance camp. I had a lot of fun.

Next, our school system started on August 12th, which meant I had to return to work. The school year is going well so far, and my assignment is easier compared to my last two cases (I work with children with special needs). 

And finally...I have started school at California State University, Fullerton. Yes, after 7 years, I am back at school! It was time that I finally got focused in receiving my teaching credential for special education. 

With that said, school has me very preoccupied lately that I have not done any personal reading this month. I have no idea when I'll be able to do so. So, my blog will be silent for a while as I try to get used to the swing of things again. 

In the mean time, I wish you guys lots of love, happiness, and reading time. Wish me luck!!


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Children's Book: Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

I am back to work since our school system started last week, which means that I'll be reading many children's books again! :)

Late one winter night a little girl and her father go owling. The trees stand still as statues and the world is silent as a dream. Whoo-whoo-whoo, the father calls to the mysterious nighttime bird.

But there is no answer.

Wordlessly the two companions walk along, for when you go owling you don't need words. You don't need anything but hope. Sometimes there isn't an owl, but sometimes there is.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Review: Five Enchanted Roses (Fairy Tale Collection)

Here's the second set of fairy tales, companion to Five Glass Slippers:

 A ship bearing the souls of sinful sailors drifts upon a ghostly sea. An abbey looms as the final defense between mortals and ghouls of the underworld. In the stillness of a throne room, statues stand forever frozen in a moment of terror. Monsters and men stalk their prey deep in the jungle’s shadows. A rose blooms in the dead of winter, sheltered in the ruins of an ancient Scottish castle.

And only true love can free the Beast from his prison.


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays #113

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers:

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

I read this book as a read-along :)
Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her. His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Gansey is different. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been told by her psychic family that she will kill her true love. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.