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Netgalley April____Ultraviolet by Anderson

I loved this. I was hooked from the opening sentences. Just to prove how into this book I was: something happened and the galley came through and only worked on the tiniest font. I used a magnifying glass to read it. Despite the migraines, I pressed on because I had to find out what really happened between Tori and Ali.
This book was not at all what I expected, I recommend going in with no expectations. At first I thought it was a mystery, then a paranormal, and now....I don't want to ruin the surprise for anyone. I didn't see it coming.
I am going to check out more books by this author right away.

Nobody gnomes the trouble I seen....

So as part of my Storytelling class (how great is that?) I had a friend film me telling a story in my Gnome Craft. The audience is my real group of 6-12 year olds who I work with twice a month. They are a hard crowd to please.

Anyway, to set this up, I adapted the story from the movie Amelie. I called it The Traveling Gnome, although it is actually a subplot in the film and not a story per se...
So, here is Story #1- The Traveling Gnome with Props.

Review: Peach Keeper by Allen

See, I read adult books too. Well, some. Well, a couple.
Here's one.
I finished this morning while looking out the window like a lost puppy waiting for the UPS angel who will drop off the new Mortal Instruments book today.
Review: I love Allen's books, they go down like iced coffee on a hot day. I LOVE Alice Hoffman, and Allen is like Alice Hoffman Jr (or AH lite). Both write stories about women that have pinches of everyday magic. If you believe the sky goes white just before big changes happen, or that a con man can smell like peaches, then this is your book.
Now, I am not a romance fan, and this story is loaded with a double romance (blech!) but there is enough of a tale here to allow me to overlook the mush and really enjoy the story.
There is nothing too deep here, and of course everyone is just gorgeous, but it is a great Spring read-light and airy.
Also, coffeeology? I'm onboard. I wonder what my cream and an Equal says about me? Rachel? Care to chime in?

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