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The challenge is not quite over! . . . see this post . . . I've got to put together a post about my A to Z experience. I also hope to add a list of quick links so you don't have to go through my archive (unless you want to).

The page of links is still live! Please take some time to visit, click here. Last time I looked there were still over 1,500 blogs listed.

Friday, May 1, 2015

RC - Clean Sweep, an ARC Reading Challenge

May Clean Sweep ARC Challenge

Clean Sweep
May 2015

hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer

For more information and to sign up, click here

Basically, read from that pile of ARCs you've got. Reviews don't need to be post in May but you do need to post a short review at GoodReads. There will be challenges, a Twitter party and Prizes!

Me? I was going off-line for May so my goal is to read and review two of my Arcs.

Short List of Book Choices
Our First Christmas - anthology
The Bishop's Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison
Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay
The Sixteen by Ali B.
Win Friends and Customers by Lawrence J. Bookbinder, Ph.D.
99 Essential Weight Loss Blogs by Kenneth Schwarz, Ph.D.
We are the Destroyers by D. K. Lindler . . . and many others, both print and electronic

Books Read

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Thursday, April 30, 2015


just a place to share the cute/funny/weird pictures I find while surfing....when I should be doing a whole range of things ;) Don't forget to head over to The True Book Addict because Michele has a meme going, with links and everything!


Have a great weekend! See you on Monday.

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Z is for . . . The Zombie Project (children's chapter book-Boxcar Children!)

The Zombie Project
created by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Series: The Boxcar Children 
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
ISBN: 978-1-4532-2203-4
Release Date: September 6, 2011
Genre: chapter book
age level: 6-10 
126 Pages

format available: ebook, paperback, hardcover 

Series' website | Twitter 

Book Blurb
While at the Winding River Lodge, the Aldens hear about a zombie living in the surrounding forest! As the signs of the zombie attacks start to mount, the Boxcar Children recruit the help of a reporter and some locals. But is someone hiding information? Or should the Boxcar Children really be afraid of things that go bump in the night?

Quick note about the series:
When their parents died, the Alden children ran away to live on their own. They feared they would be found and sent to live with their grandfather. They had never met him, and they worried he might be mean to them. So the children stayed in an old boxcar in the woods. The old railroad car quickly became their home, and they lived there until their grandfather found them. When the children saw how nice he was and how much he loved them, they went to live with him in Greenfield. Later, as a surprise, Grandfather had the boxcar moved into the backyard so they could play in it any time they liked.

Each book is an adventure/mystery with the children mostly doing it all themselves.

My Thoughts
Once again, Grandfather drops the children off while he runs off for a business meeting. I'd be mad about it if I hadn't read more of the stories. The Alden children are very self-sufficient and they are had a cabin vacation spot owned by friends of Grandfather.

There is a lot going on and I don't like some of the characters. There is a painter, a reporter, the owners grandson and his friends, plus numerous other guests. It all starts at breakfast where the reporter is complaining about a missing persons case. Actually it is a businessman who is missing, along with his clients money. Since she's suppose to be on vacation she stops thinking about it. When the grandson mentions the zombie she jumps all over it. This reporter also has a blog about hauntings.

As with all the books I remember, the children are well-mannered, thoughtful, helpful, hard-working and a little nosy. And Ben is hungry.

I actually liked how this one ended. The reporter wasn't quite the flake she seems at the beginning. The grandson and his friends were also big helpers. And the zombie? There really was one, just like in the movies.

Disclaimer: This was a private purchase but the review is not written any differently than if I had received a complimentary review copy. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours. Book information courtesy of the the series website.

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