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CAUTION: Hungry Book Addict!

I am excited to announce a new segment on my blog starting next Thursday. My daughter, Savannah, and I have reached an agreement. I will continue to feed and clothe her…uh, I mean I will continue to buy her books to feed her insatiable appetite for reading and she has agreed to write a review once a week.  Fair warning, she doesn’t always read mainstream fiction and rarely spends more than 2.99 on a kindle book. (Though I have a feeling the price may have gone up with this agreement.) Don’t get me wrong, she doesn’t like to read “junk” but once she begins a book, she is committed to finish. So, fair warning #2, we will get a little bit of the good, the bad, and the ugly.

With that being said, I think this would be a good time to tell you a few things about her. Savannah is 15 years old and will be starting her junior year of high school in the fall. She is in no hurry to drive but she loves classic muscle cars like Mustangs and GTO’s. She spends a lot of time trying to convince Mom and Dad that she would look really good in a Hundai Veloster but has resided herself to the fact that the 1997 Rav 4 her brother has been driving will be her first car. She is Team Edward but thinks Jacob is hot. And though she still likes the Twilight Saga, the posters in her bedroom have been replaced by Justin Bieber.

She loves chocolate covered strawberries, dark chocolate, and her new fave is chocolate covered raisins. (Chocolate being the key ingredient.) Soccer has been her chosen sport and she has been playing since the age of 5 but never had the desire to join a competitive team. Savannah is an incredible sketch artist and a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to drawing eyes. Her new-found hobby is creating life-like baby dolls that when done by a professional, sells for $350 or more. She likes hanging out with her friends, listening to music, watching movies, and reading books.

So, how does this make Savannah a good book reviewer? I write YA fiction, she reads YA fiction, and she is well…a young adult.  She has more than 200 books on her kindle and yes, she has read every one of them. She discovered Twilight, Hunger Games, and Vampire Diaries (just to name a few) before they were BIG and she is not afraid to take a chance on a new author. Her usual genre is Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Dystopian, Paranormal, and Romance novels and the longer, the better. She doesn’t like to read books with excessive cursing, teen sex (though some romance or love interest is a must), or clique books. Happy endings are okay but the protagonist (main character) needs to be in peril for more than a page or two.

If these are the kinds of books you or your teen likes to read, please join us on Thursday’s for CAUTION: Hungry Book Addict!

Happy Reading!

Fun Photo shoot pictures!

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I’ll try anything at least once.

Okay, let’s keep it real here.  I’m not talking about climbing Mt. Everest, or swimming with sharks (though dolphins would be fun), or even jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. I’m talking about a new skill, hobby, or career.  Something that gets you out of bed in the morning, besides the alarm… or the sharp claws of your cat kneading biscuits on your chest.

When my husband and I bought our first house, we decided to remodel ourselves.  My skill level went about as far as picture hanging but that didn’t stop me.  Oh, no!  I painted, tiled, re-painted, built an elevated platform in the floor for the media room (a fancy word for the nightmare of cords and video game systems in the basement), tore it down a year later, re-painted, did some fancy wood work down the hall, replaced the treads on the staircase… you get the point.

I have always been able to crochet.  I’ve made scarves, hats, blankets, rugs, and pillows.  This winter, I decided to take my skills to a whole new level.  So naturally, I taught myself to knit.  When my daughter’s best friend asked for a pair of ballet shorts, I eagerly accepted the challenge.  That’s when I found out I suck at knitting. Needless to say, she’s still waiting for those!

So, when my book reader of a daughter was twelve and “reading” me out of house and home (Kindle hadn’t been born yet), I decided to write her a story, which brings me to my favorite attempt at trying something new.  Wait for it… I wrote a novel!  What is the name of it?  I thought you’d never ask.  The title of my first novel is Magestic Dreams.  Did you catch that?  I said first. **giggles** Of course I couldn’t stop there.  I was having so much fun creating this fictional world of characters that when I finished the first book, I was sad.  I became so attached to these characters, they were like family members and I had to know what happened next so…Trilogy!

For those of you out there waiting for the second book, * cue the cricket sounds* — well, anyway, I’m more than halfway there.  And for those of you who know me on a more personal level, when I said “family members” a second ago, I didn’t mean you.  No, you are not a character in my books.

Getting back to the topic of this blog, you know, about trying something new, don’t be afraid to.  You just might find something you’re good at doing.  At the very least, you’ll have a story to tell.

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