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Monday, July 26

Book Review - Badhat: A Wild Western Legend

Badhat: A Wild Western LegendBadhat: A Wild Western Legend
BY: Harry McLaughlin
PUBLISHED BY: Zaptoons
PUBLISHED IN: 2010
ISBN: 9780615368542
Pages: 130
Reviewed by Billy Burgess

After crows destroy his crop, Badhat, a prairie dog, drifts around the wild west. He stumbles upon a small town called Dagnabit. Badhat scares off a gang of gophers, and he becomes a local hero. The town offers him a job as sheriff, and he takes it.

A young prairie dog calling himself The Kid, starts following Badhat around. The Kid wants to be a deputy.

Just when Badhat starts to adjust to the sheriff life, Rumpus and his gang of gophers come up with a plan to run Badhat out of Dagnabit.

This is a hilarious spoof of the western genre. The author has done a wonderful job creating fun characters that kids will enjoy reading. Badhat: A Wild Western Legend is a fast read, just under 130 pages. It reminded me of some of the cartoons I watched as a kid. Reading Badhat was a pure delight.

I would like to thank the author for sending me this copy to review.

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?




It's Monday, what are you reading is hosted by Shelia at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books.

Reading Now:

Pinesport Divide
Pinesport Divide
by Charles Matthews

Just Read:

Closed for the Season
Closed for the Season
by Mary Downing Hahn

Badhat: A Wild Western Legend
Badhat
by Harry McLaughlin

Reading Next:

Remember Me: Remember Me; The Return; The Last Story
Remember Me
by Christopher Pike

The Runaway (Fear Street Series #41)
Runaway
by R.L. Stine

Great Finds Issue #41

What to do when you don’t live close to a book store?
Two words – Thrift Shop!

Hardback:

A Darkness More Than Night (Harry Bosch)
A Darkness More Than Night
by Micheal Connelly


Paperback:

Judy Moody Saves the World! (Book #3)

Judy Moody Saves the World!
by Megan McDonald

Saturday, July 24

Kid Konnection: Goosebumps: Legend of the Lost Legend


Kid Konnection is a weekly meme host at bookingmama.



Legend of the Lost Legend (Goosebumps #47)Goosebumps: Legend of the Lost Legend
BY: R.L. Stine
PUBLISHED BY: Parachute Press Book
PUBLISHED IN: September 1996
ISBN: 0-590-56884-1
Pages: 123
Ages: Middle Readers
Reviewed by Billy Burgess

Justin and Marissa are camping with their father, a famous writer, in Bravania. Their father is searching for an ancient manuscript known as The Lost Legend.

The siblings are adventurous just like their father, and they go off into the forest to help find the treasure. A silver dog leads them to a female Viking, Ivanna. She tells them that they must be tested if they want to find The Lost Legend.

This isn’t the best Goosebumps book. It has a clever title, but everything else is just predictable, even the twist at the end. If you’re a fan of the books, you’ll probably still like it, but I don’t recommend this to new readers.

Friday, July 23

Book Review - The Heart Mender

The Heart Mender: A Story of Second ChancesThe Heart Mender
BY: Andy Andrews
PUBLISHED BY: Thomas Nelson
PUBLISHED IN: 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7852-3103-5
Pages: 248
Reviewed by Billy Burgess

When digging up a withering wax myrtle tree, Author Andy Andrews stumbles upon an old metal container. He finds inside it several Nazi artifacts and pictures, believed to have belonged to Lt. Josef Landermann. Being an author, Andy wants find out more about this man. He discovers that Josef died during WWII when a German U-boat went down in the Gulf of Mexico.

Andy puts his other writing projects aside and begins interviewing people about Josef. Surprisingly, he stumbles upon a startling truth, Josef Landermann is still alive.

Andy Andrews has cleverly written this delightful true story. I was instantly hooked to this intriguing tale of life, sacrifice and forgiveness. This is a must read.


I would like to thank Thomas Nelson for sending me this copy to review.

Thursday, July 22

It's Friday! Book Blogger Hop!

Jennifer from Crazy for Books has created this meme.

If you'd like to participate, here's Jennifer's instructions:


Every day I seem to find another book blog that I start following. In the spirit of the Friday Follow, I thought it would be cool to do a Book Blog Hop to give us all bookies a chance to connect and find new blogs that we may be missing out on! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs that they may not know existed!


So, if you'd like to participate, just repost this on your blog, sign MckLinky and check out other blogs in MckLinky! Let's connect and make new book bloggy friends!! So, if you consider yourself a book blogger, come join the fun!

Thursday Ramblings



Grown UpsI twisted my right ankle last week, and it's still healing. Once again, my writing has been slow. I hope to get started on two new short stories this weekend. I saw the movie "Grown Ups" last weekend. It was cute.

"The Heart Mender" has been sitting on my shelf collecting dust for a few weeks. I picked it up this morning and read half of the book. Expect my review for it next week.

Remember Me: Remember Me; The Return; The Last StoryI bought the book "Remember Me" by Christopher Pike last weekend. There is three books in it. It's nice to see that his books are being re released for a new generation of fans.

Yesterday, I received the book "Pinesport Divide" in the mail to review. I hope to start reading it this weekend.

Great Finds Issue #40

What to do when you don’t live close to a book store?
Two words – Thrift Shop!

Paperbacks:

Sweet Valley Twins and Friends: Standing Out
by Jamie Suzanne

Time Raiders: The Avenger
Time Raiders: The Avenger
by P.C. Cast

Wish You Were Here
Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown

Black Ice
by Anne Stuart

Upchuck and the Rotten Willy
by Bill Wallace

Watchdog and the Coyotes
Watchdog and the Coyotes
by Bill Wallace

 

Garage Sale Finds #1



Paperback:

Sunburn (Fear Street, No. 19)
Fear Street: Sunburn
by R.L. Stine

Friday, July 16

Friday Book Blogger Hop

Jennifer from Crazy for Books has created this meme.

If you'd like to participate, here's Jennifer's instructions:


Every day I seem to find another book blog that I start following. In the spirit of the Friday Follow, I thought it would be cool to do a Book Blog Hop to give us all bookies a chance to connect and find new blogs that we may be missing out on! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs that they may not know existed!


So, if you'd like to participate, just repost this on your blog, sign MckLinky and check out other blogs in MckLinky! Let's connect and make new book bloggy friends!! So, if you consider yourself a book blogger, come join the fun!

Thursday, July 15

Writing News - Flash! Available to buy!



My short story, "The Long Walk," is in the anothology "Flash! now on sale at:

http://www.amazon.com/Flash-C-Douglas-Birkhead/dp/1617060283/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1278214945&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.co.uk/

http://www.amazon.ca/Flash-C-Douglas-Birkhead/dp/1617060283/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1278606484&sr=8-1


Thursday Ramblings


LEGEND OF THE LOST LEGEND (GOOSEBUMPS S.)It's been a few months since my last rambling. I been busy lately, so my writings and reading have been a little slow. Hopefully, I can start to catch up this next week. I already have an idea for a short story. I want to start working on it tomorrow.
The Overton WindowPrivateI have books piled up everywhere. I'm half way through the book Goosebumps Legend of the Lost Legend by R.L. Stine. I'll finish it tomorrow. I received the book Private by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro in the mail last week. I can't wait to start reading it. I also bought the book The Overton Window by Glenn Beck.