On a cold winter day after the holiday, I decided to read Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright. I thought, "What the heck, it’s a small book and I still feel the spirit of Christmas." I am so glad I decided to read it; the message was so powerful!
Like many people who grew up in the Kansas City area in the 1970s, I was a big Kansas City Royals fan. It was a great time to be a baseball fan. The Royals went to the playoffs several times during my childhood, culminating with their only World Series title in 1985.
I found a cute story about winter today. It’s called Here Comes Jack Frost by Kazuno Kohara. It is about a little boy whose friends are all hibernating. He sees Jack Frost through the window and goes out to play with him.
They ice skate, sled, throw snowballs, and build snowmen all winter until spring arrives. Jack must leave, but he assures the boy he will return next winter.
It’s the end of 2012. And this holiday season, we can celebrate not only the beginning of a new year but our apparent survival of that devastating Mayan prophecy. So the world isn’t ending, at least not now, but it got me wondering what we would have done if some sort of disaster had actually happened.
I am a big series reader, and I'm always looking for something new. Recently, my sister introduced me to Libriomancer by Jim Hines. If you like science fiction and fantasy, then you will like this book. There are so many references to other books, though the story works even if you don't get all the references, which makes it even better.
King's Man by Angus Donald was published November 2012. Sigh... another Robin Hood book? Yes, how can you not cheer for Robin Hood as he fights for justice, the oppressed, and rightful King Richard? This story is told by loyal follower Alan Dale in his 60s, recounting his time with Robin Hood when he was in his 20s.
Lupine syndrome is a disease in the small town of Hemlock and you definitely don’t want to catch the werewolf virus. Mackenzie hasn’t given werewolves much thought until her best friend was murdered, and the suspect was a white werewolf.
Mac wants her nightmares to end, so she decides to investigate Amy’s murder herself. However, she’s not prepared for all the secrets she ends up discovering. As she is thrown into a storm of violence and betrayal, she risks it all for friendship and love.
Do you ever just want someone to know how you feel, to understand what you’re going through? I guess it’s called empathy, and we all need a friend to feel it for us once in a while. Sometimes, it’s hard to express an exact emotion, but Mies Van Hout’s hand drawn fish can do just that.