Thursday, March 22, 2012

Campfire Stories

In this book you will find single page stories that will stay with you a long time. I have enjoyed them. The history of our country’s beginning is fascinating to me. A lot of families living in the “Old West,” could not afford to buy books. But by sharing stories people were informed of things going on in our country and around the world. Anyone new coming into any town was met with much anticipation.

This book is one that young children and adults can enjoy. I don’t think I could eat skunk meat as is in one story. “Away Prospecting” gave me the shivers when I read about how they found out where their potatoes were going.

Rated G

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lodestone Book Two: The World of Ice and Stars

I was introduced to the “Lodestone,” series by receiving book three first. Then I read the first one and it tells the readers how the characters came to be. So I had the beginning and the possible ending. It was when I read the second book it really all came together for me.

I have been told that writing a review should be like talking to a friend. This science fiction series has really been interesting to read. The characters seem to jump out at you. The plot is well constructed and you find yourself waiting to see how it plays out. You won’t want to put the book down until you are finished. I know a lot of people say that. But it is really true.

One thing that I have said before is that, each book has your imagination working to visualize each character. Plus you will travel to worlds that you could never imagine. Just thinking of the colors that the author has described was for me almost poetic. I wonder if Mr. Whiteway writes poetry.

While I have shared my perception of this book, you have to remember that there is adventure, fighting and the will to live. The characters are strong and fighting to save their world as they know it.

Thank you Mr. Whiteway, for another fascinating book! I hope there will be more to come in this series.
Rated G