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Book Review – Fairy, Texas by Margo Bond Collins

Posted by Carolyn on April 10, 2014 in Reviews |

Book Blurb:

Fairy, Texas, a small town like any other.

Laney Harris didn’t want to live there. When her mother remarried and moved them to a town where a date meant hanging out at the Sonic, Laney figured that “boring” would have a whole new meaning. A new stepsister who despised her and a high school where she was the only topic of gossip were bad enough. But when she met the school counselor (and his terminal bad breath), she grew suspicious. Especially, since he had wings that only she could see.

And then there were Josh and Mason, two gorgeous glimmering-eyed classmates whose interest in her might not be for the reasons she hoped. Not to mention that dead guy she nearly tripped over in gym class. She was right. Boring took on an entirely new dimension in Fairy, Texas –

 

This book brought me back to the times when I was younger and loving the movie The Lost Boys (yes, I’m showing my age.) Fairy, Texas is suited for a person who enjoys young adult/teen fiction, in my opinion. It is a genre I don’t spend much time visiting and I did enjoy reading this book. Like I said, it brought back the teen movies from my memory…good times.

The twists in the book were well written and the plots kept me engaged. The only discouraging point of the book was the ending. I don’t want to give out the ending, for those of you that still need to read this, but I don’t get it. How did Laney end up being the ‘being’ she was in the story. Maybe I missed something while I was reading, or thinking too hard. Overall, this was a good story.

If you have a different opinion, please share. If you have a book recommendation, let me know. Just post these things in the comments and I will get back to you.

Happy reading!

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Mom, I’m Bored

Posted by Carolyn on April 2, 2014 in Craft Ideas |

Believe it or not, spring break and summer will come. We can’t tell right now due to our recent blizzard and school closings, but when that time comes I have found a great resource to combat the children’s favorite phrase ‘Mom, I’m bored’!

This idea comes from the website somewhatsimple.com and is so simple and easy to do. Drum rolls please…the Mom, I’m Bored Jar.

Originally posted on somewhatsimple.com

Find a cookie jar or any type of jar big enough to hold folder paper pieces and embellish it with some ribbon and use letter stickers to tag the jar that says ‘I’m Bored Jar’. Be creative and make it how you want to.

Think of some boredom buster activities.

Print the activities onto bright card stock.

Some ideas may include take the dog for a walk, clean your room, write a story, play hopscotch, read a chapter from your book. The list goes on and on, but be sure to include both fun and actual chores. Some of the activities are fun, some of them are not. There are always things to do and helping them think of ideas is great but the complaining isn’t always so great. So before my kids complain about being bored and asking me to find things for them to do, I can ask them to use their imagination or choose from the jar.

They might pull something like “Make cookies with Mom”, or  “Pull weeds.” The choice is theirs.

How simple is that!

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Featured Artist: Margo Bond Collins

Posted by Carolyn on March 24, 2014 in Featured Artist |

The featured artist for this post is Margo Bond Collins.

About the Author:

Margo Bond Collins is the author of a number of novels, including Waking Up DeadFairy, Texas, and Legally Undead (forthcoming in 2014). She lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, and several spoiled pets. She teaches college-level English courses online, though writing fiction is her first love. She enjoys reading urban fantasy and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about vampires, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, and other monsters.

 

 

Blurb about the book:

Fairy, Texas. A small town like any other.

Laney Harris didn’t want to live there. When her mother remarried and moved them to a town where a date meant hanging out at the Sonic, Laney figured that “boring” would have a whole new meaning. A new stepsister who despised her and a high school where she was the only topic of gossip were bad enough. But when she met the school counselor (and his terminal bad breath), she grew suspicious. Especially since he had wings that only she could see. And then there were Josh and Mason, two gorgeous glimmering-eyed classmates whose interest in her might not be for the reasons she hoped. Not to mention that dead guy she nearly tripped over in gym class.

She was right. Boring took on an entirely new dimension in Fairy, Texas

 

I will be reading and reviewing the book and am interested in learning your views of the book, as well.

Book Give Away: Author Margo is giving away an advance copy of Fairy, Texas. For your chance to win a copy, enter below.

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