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Friday, June 29, 2012

Join and link up its Planet Weidknecht Weekend Hop time !!

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This Friday's Question:

Best I've Read So Far: We're half way through the year (crazy how time flies!), which top 3 books are the best you've read so far this year?

Easy peasy!!
Irene Watson's pretentious life could go no further until she faced her past. Her moving and inspiring memoir begins at the end, in a recovery center, where she has gone to understand a childhood fraught with abuse, guilt, and uncertainty.

Two distinct parts of the book look at abusive child rearing and the process of recovery years later. This story shows change, growth, and forgiveness are possible. It gives hope and freedom to those accepting the past and re-writing life scripts that have been passed down for generations. It's never too late to change your life, never too late to heal.

This poignant mystery is about three people whose lives intertwine in a tale that depicts the oppression of women and the human rights abuse under the pretext of religion. Dawn Parnell made the mistake of marrying a Saudi; Sahar Al-Hijazi is forced to marry a man she doesn't love; Jason Crawford has business ties to the Al-Hijazi family. As the lives of these three people cross paths, the story takes the reader on a dangerous journey from Saudi Arabia where women are considered the property of a man, to United States where women are independent.

My review here



Reeling from yet another relationship failure, Jerry travels to the American Southwest to spend a couple of months riding his horse, savoring the warm weather, and finding respite from the daily grind. But what begins as a simple escape to the wide-open spaces of Arizona soon becomes a powerful odyssey of self-discovery.

When Jerry comes upon an Indian named Tom in the middle of the Superstition Mountains, he senses that the meeting is no casual encounter. Wise and unreserved, Tom speaks to Jerry with a knowingness that both unnerves and captivates him.

Jerry is compelled to return to the mountain again and again to accept Tom’s challenges, exercises, and assignments for living in the moment, tuning into the love all around him, and honoring a connection to Spirit. With Tom as his guide, Jerry uses dreams and visions of his own past lives to make sense of his modern reality.

Tom’s lessons cause Jerry to question long-held beliefs, but they also afford him the insight he needs to move beyond pain and make his metaphysical journey toward inner peace and enlightenment.  
My review here


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This weeks question

Q: Birthday Wishes -- Blow out the candles and imagine what character could pop out of your cake...who is it and what book are they from?


Has to be from the above book that I have just finished reading, The Desert Journey.  I would love to meet Tom, the wise Indian who could be my spiritual guide and take me to the edge of the Spritiual Mountain to help me on my own learning path, would be brilliant !!


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SIGNED BOOK GIVE AWAY - Justice Wanted by Marlene Gentilcore

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SIGNED BOOK - Justice Wanted - The Kid in the University Stairwell 
by Marlene Gentilcore
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On October 17, 1987, Jack Alan Davis, Jr. disappeared. Five days later, his body was found at the bottom of a campus stairwell. By noon the next day, the county coroner announced he drank too much alcohol, passed out and choked to death on his own vomit—not everyone believed him.

This moving and ultimately redemptive book tells the story of Jack, the student who died at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, of the older brother who was determined to find out how Jack died, and of the tireless reporter who devoted herself to finding justice and truth for Jack’s family. The true story takes readers from idyllic campus scenes haunted by imagines of senseless and brutal death, to the coroner’s examination room, all while questioning how we treat the dead—and how we treat those who survive.

As Marlene Gentilcore tells her readers in the final pages of Justice Wanted, “Looking back now, I realize that no matter the outcome of our...courageous quest, we have lived the real American dream”—fighting for the promise of a nation based on justice for all.

You can read our book review here 

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Book Review - Justice Wanted by Marlene Gentilcore

Book Review
Justice Wanted: The Kid in the University Stairwell (Paperback) ... Cover Art
Justice Wanted - The Kid in the University Stairwell
by Marlene Gentilcore

About the Author
Marlene Gentilcore - Author of Justince WantedFreelance writer, Marlene Gentilcore earned her Journalism/Pre-Law degree at the University of PIttsburgh; won the Pennsylvania Keystone Press Award for Investigative Reporting and appeared on Unsolved Mysteries. She is currently at work on her next book.
I wrote the book and put it away for five years. When I took the manuscript out and read it after all those years, it felt like someone else wrote it. Reliving those incredible 15 years all over again was painful. And even though I actually lived this heart-wrenching story, I found myself shaking my head in disbelief several times I still have a hard time believing what happened to this 20-year-old student and his family--who only wants to know the truth. 




Book Description
On October 17, 1987, Jack Alan Davis, Jr. disappeared. Five days later, his body was found at the bottom of a campus stairwell. By noon the next day, the county coroner announced he drank too much alcohol, passed out and choked to death on his own vomit—not everyone believed him.

This moving and ultimately redemptive book tells the story of Jack, the student who died at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, of the older brother who was determined to find out how Jack died, and of the tireless reporter who devoted herself to finding justice and truth for Jack’s family. The true story takes readers from idyllic campus scenes haunted by imagines of senseless and brutal death, to the coroner’s examination room, all while questioning how we treat the dead—and how we treat those who survive.

As Marlene Gentilcore tells her readers in the final pages of Justice Wanted, “Looking back now, I realize that no matter the outcome of our...courageous quest, we have lived the real American dream”—fighting for the promise of a nation based on justice for all.

Jack - a quest for promised justice in America
Our Book Review
When an investigative reporter, the author, is shown a videotape of the second autopsy of the body of Jack Davis, who disappeared on October 17th 1987, she knows she has to find out the truth behind this mysterious death.

As new evidence and testimonies were proved and taken and leads take the investigation down new avenues, it shows that in order to find out the truth or prove than an injustice has been done, that you need to be brave and intrepid with relentless gusto.

The real strength of the reporting of the investigation is the emotion that you feel, when reading, the frustration and anger of the family, who feel that all the lines of new evidence are totally shut before they are even opened.  The skepticism and fear that the author faces from all parties is shocking.

As we all know when trying to find out the truth, the people who want it kept hidden go to extraordinary lengths to do so.   As the facts, interviews and evidence are still coming to light, hopefully the family can have closure on what happened to their offspring.  Having the book highlight this crime and bring it to the forefront of peoples minds again is another great key to the success of finding out the truth.

The writing and explanations of the investigation are presented in a totally unbiased manner and the author lets the reader make their own decisions based on her findings and the facts.

This is a must read for all fans of true crime and unsolved msyteries.


Our Rating
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Winner of the Signed Book - Head Trip is...........

Head Trip

THE LUCKY WINNER OF
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IS 

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Special thanks to the author for this wonderful prize xx

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Having family fun creating PVC Pipe activities !

Ever play pipeline on the computer?  Have fun creating your own !!

Or could this be the new meccano kit for adults?


Word of warning, if your short on time don't show the kids, otherwise you'll have to make your own garden waterpark!!


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This data in this infographic was assembled by Commercial Industrial Supply, a leading pvc pipe and fittings supplier.


What uses can you think of?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

It's Our Weekly Book Blog Hop !!

This runs every Wednesday - Saturday
including a Book Giveaway linky, Goodreads linky
and Authors Who Welcome UK Reviewers linky

Beck Valley Books Weekly Book Blog Hop
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Our Book Blog Hop is here to unite all booklovers worldwide, readers, book reviewers, authors, publishers, book bloggers, book sellers, putting you all in touch with each other and keeping real books alive x

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Championing rights for working classes article attributed to Dickens!!


Charles Dickens has been identified as the author of a previously unattributed article which attacks the middle classes for patronising the "working man".


"Who has not been outraged by observing that cheerfully patronising mode of dealing with poor people which is in vogue at our soup-kitchens and other depĂ´ts of alms?," runs the article, which was published anonymously on 18 April 1863 in the weekly magazine All the Year Round, under Charles Dickens's editorship. "There is a particular manner of looking at the soup through a gold double eye-glass, or of tasting it, and saying, 'Monstrous good – monstrous good indeed; why, I should like to dine off it myself!' which is more than flesh and blood can bear."


Dickens edited two weekly journals for more than 20 years, All the Year Round and Household Words, in which serialisations of his novels Hard Times, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations were published. Although an office ledger for Household Words remains, showing who wrote what, the ledger for All the Year Round was lost. Scholars at Dickens Journals Online have been working for years to develop open-access digital editions of the journals, which run to 30m words, aided by over 3,000 volunteers – including Guardian readers – who have worked to correct mistakes in machine-read transcriptions of the 30,000 pages.


With the digitisation project now complete, Dickens Journals Online are starting to send articles to the Centre for Literary and Linguistic Computing (CLLC) at the University of Newcastle, Australia, which uses computational stylistics to attempt to pinpoint the unknown authors' identity. The short opinion piece "Temperate Temperance", which urges readers to "get it into our heads – which seems harder to do than many people would imagine – that the working man is neither a felon, nor necessarily a drunkard, nor a very little child", is the first to be analysed, and has been identified as the work of Dickens himself.


"We supplied a mystery text to them and said 'can you decide which known author this is most like?'" said Dr John Drew, project director of Dickens Journals Online and an English lecturer at the University of Buckingham. The CLLC was given a choice of six possibilities: Dickens, Wilkie Collins, his brother Charles Collins, the subeditor of the journal WH Wills and two other staff writers, and found the writing was closest to Dickens.


"Any new Dickens material is exciting," said Drew. "It's not a new opinion [from him] but on the other hand, where an author has become as important as Dickens, it's as much about how he says things as what he's saying."


The article comments in depth on the proposal to establish dining-halls and kitchens for the use of poor people – a move the author commends, as long as certain principles are adhered to. "The poor man who attends one of these eating-houses must be treated as the rich man is treated who goes to a tavern. The thing must not be made a favour of," he writes. "The officials, cooks, and all persons who are paid to be the servants of the man who dines, are to behave respectfully to him, as hired servants should; he is not to be patronised, or ordered about, or read to, or made speeches at, or in any respect used less respectfully than he would be in a beef and pudding shop, or other house of entertainment. Above all, he is to be jolly, he is to enjoy himself, he is to have his beer to drink; while, if he show any sign of being drunk or disorderly, he is to be turned out, just as I should be ejected from a club, or turned out of the Wellington or the Albion Tavern this very day, if I got drunk there."


Drew said he "very much doubted" that any new fiction by Dickens would be discovered in the journals, but hoped that around a dozen more articles by the author would be uncovered. "It's going to take time and we have to be cautious, though. It's always going to be relative. Computational stylistics gives a best fit but doesn't absolutely prove authorship one way or the other," he said. "While we're unlikely to find lots of new work we can attribute to Dickens it's possible that one or two pieces per year of All the Year Round's publication under his editorship will show evidence of his authorship or co-authorship. So, cautiously, a dozen or more new pieces is what we might hope for."


Currently supported by organisations including the Leverhulme Trust, the team at Dickens Journals Online are now hoping to find more funding to send additional texts to the CLLC for analysis. "They are looking at one mystery article at the moment, for which Wilkie Collins and Dickens are neck and neck to be the author, so that's a win-win situation, and another where it's looking as if Dickens ought to be the author but isn't," said Drew.

Alison Flood
Guardian.co.uk 

Fantastic News !! Another author releases their next book in printed form only

Want to hear some great news ????



Another author, Richard Russo, joins Stephen King in releasing their next book in printed format only !!  If more and more authors do this then REAL BOOKS will certainly stay ALIVE.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/9354365/Richard-Russo-novel-not-for-sale-as-e-book.html

for Stephen King
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/9302598/Stephen-King-takes-digital-u-turn-with-new-novel.html



Congratulations to both of them for having the courage to take this stand !!




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Monday, June 25, 2012

Around the Blogosphere - Add your events or check some out !!

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Literary Addicts Kindle Fire Give Away Event

Welcome to the Literary Addicts Kindle Fire Event where we have teamed up with 10 Amazing Authors and several awesome bloggers to celebrate the
Grand Opening of Literary Addicts a Community for Book Lovers!

Please check out the Fantastic authors bringing the Kindle Fire Giveaway to you! Don't miss out on these great reads even if you don't have a kindle yet. You can download the kindle app for you phone, desktop, or ipad HERE. All of these books are less than a Starbucks Coffee!
Immortal Voyage Before the time of the great pyramids, there was a place like none other, a city of glass and metal rising from the depths of the ocean. Shrouded in mist, the island of Hy-Brasil and its capital Atlantis lay hidden from the rest of the world by its people, a race of long lived, interstellar nomads. Read more and purchase for only $2.99     
   
Give Me - A Tale of Wyrd and Fae All she wanted was a vacation - but Dumnos offered a new life. Lilith Evergreen has always lived in the California desert, but when she receives an antique ring as a gift, she dreams of a castle by the sea, a magnificent tree at cliff's edge, and a mysterious woman who bids Lilith to come to Dumnos, a land of mist and rain. Read more and purchase for only $3.99 Paperback
 
Slow Boat to Purgatory (Slow Boat to Purgatory #1) Gaspar De Rouse, an immortal Knight Templar, a man murdered by his brothers for the secret he possessed, resurrected and given a second chance at redemption. Dominicus Bureau, a renegade priest, torn between his vows and the secret he pursues, a secret protected by an immortal. Alex Donovan, a modern day warrior thrust into an ages old war, a war between good and evil, heaven and hell.Read more and purchase for only $2.99 Paperback
   
Mark of the Witch (Boston Witches Book 1) Magic flows through Jillian Proctor's veins as surely as blood, but so far her life outside Boston has been peaceful. William Morgan blows into Jilly's life like a hurricane, unleashing her magic and sending her out of control. Unknowingly, William brings an enemy who only wants to posses the power of the witch. Jilly must learn to harness her magic before she loses it - and everything in her life is destroyed. Purchase for only $2.99 Paperback  
 
The Marriage Bargain Camille Chandler is a tabloid journalist whose career is right on track--until her boss sees a curious ad in the L.A. Trades. Wanted: Single actress for an extended gig abroad. France's mega-rich playboy Julian de Laurent is up to something and Camille's boss expects her to find out what. Who knew the eccentric gazillionaire was looking to hire a temporary wife? Read more and purchase for only $2.99
 
Descended by Blood (Vampire Born #1) Brooke Keller is a high school junior who has never spent much time living in one place. She is finally in a town long enough to almost snag the boy of her dreams, until her life is threatened after killing a fanged man in his attempt to kidnap her. Brooke begins a dangerous journey in an effort to find out who is after her and how to stop them. In a world with powerful and prejudiced vampires, Read more and purchase for only $2.99 Paperback  
    
Dirty Blood I killed a girl last night. I did it with my bare hands and an old piece of pipe I found lying next to the dumpster. But that’s not the part that got me. The part that scared me, the part I can’t seem to wrap my head around and still has me reeling, was that when she charged me, her body shifted – and then she was a wolf. All snapping teeth and extended claws. But by the time I stood over her lifeless body, she was a girl again. Read more and purchase for only $2.99 Paperback 
  
Taming the wolf (anna avery series, #1) Attacked by a wolf while hiking in the mountains, Anna Avery's life just got a little hairier. Living in the Big Horn mountains in Wyoming, with a group of werewolves who are more animal than human, Anna must try to hold onto her human side. It's not easy when the alpha continues to persuade her into his bed, while another wolf is chomping at the bit to become her mate. To top it all off, dead bodies are showing up and ..Read more and purchase for only $2.99   
    
Fearless (Kings Series) Tasmyn Vaughn didn't expect much when her dad’s job moved them to a small town in Florida; it was just another new school. But there is more to King than meets the eye, and soon Tasmyn’s ability to hear other’s thoughts is the least of her worries. Entangled in a web of first love, quirky and secretive townsfolk, magic and blood rituals, she discovers the town’s secrets aren’t just bizarre, they’re deadly. Purchase for only $3.99 Paperback 
  
Secrets (Guardian Trilogy) While Olivia Martin observed life through her camera, the Abyss gazed back at her. She discovers mysterious men follow her around, people close to her are dying, and her dreams are no longer her own as she falls head over heels for a perfect stranger. A chance encounter leads to an obsession that could destroy everything she has ever known or loved. Olivia is about to find out there is a lot she doesn't know and sometimes what you don't know can kill you. Read more and purchase for only $2.99   

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

SIGNED BOOK GIVEAWAY - Chrysalis by Michel Prince

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Chrysalis YA romance
Original Review by Mommy and We

I recently read "Chrysalis" by Michele Prince.

While it is a YA Paranormal Romance, it is definitely not for the younger YA crowd. You wouldn't want your 12-14 year old daughter reading it. While there's no actual intercourse, there's LOTS of sexual overtones. Having said that, I would've loved it when I was in high school as much as I do now. Ellie could've been me in school with her poor self image. When she fell for Oscar, it reminded me of when I fell for my husband in high school. (There was even one person who flat asked him why me. Can you imagine??) Though Ellie and Oscar's relationship is bi-racial and he is the football star, there were so many parallels with our relationship! I LOVE it when I can put myself into a book. Chrysalis is well written and Michele knew exactly how to bring me in and make me keep reading. Definitely add it to your "To-Read" list this summer.

Overview:
In the annals of dysfunctional families, the Chisholm’s are working their way to the top. Drug abuse, an unwed mother with multiple fathers, and the questionable cash flow for the 'pretty one'. All this from a seemingly normal, two parent middle class family. But were the choices truly made of their free will? Bad choices are a Chisholm family trait, one that confounds the youngest child, Ellie, who's trying to separate herself by making smart decisions. And falling for Oscar Jeffreys, the hottest guy at school, would be number one on the list of Chisholm family disasters. Yet the crazy part is it’s not a one sided attraction. Somehow Ellie has caught Oscar Jeffreys’ eye. Sure she could see the barriers between them. Race, age, popularity. They were at opposite ends of the spectrum. But a demon set to destroy her family? She can't see that. Oscar provides security and acceptance Ellie never imagined she deserved. As the passion of first love grows, Ellie honestly believes she has a chance to beat the odds and live a happy, normal life. Then her world collapses around her. With the help of a guardian angel, Ellie learns of a world that has unknowingly surrounded her for years. And she'll have to find strength buried deep inside to save not only her future, but flush out and stop the demon in her midst. And Ellie will have to learn that sometimes the hardest lesson about growing up is accepting that you're worth more.

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