Tag Archives: BOOK PICKS

The Book Report: TOBY by Hazel Mitchell

Hazel and TobyThe Book Report: Review of Toby by Hazel Mitchell!

Rescue dogs can be afraid and need time to adjust to their new home and family. Toby is a good example of how a dog can wriggle his way into the heart of a family using their cute personality. I’m impressed by the boy’s hard work with Toby before his Dad can decide that maybe Toby isn’t the right dog for them.

The boy learns responsibility as he works with Toby and we see his love for the dog, and his compassion that Toby needs to adjust. With the delightful and vivid illustrations, also done by the author, we see the bonding process that goes on between them.

Toby is a cute, engaging story about friendship and love that forms between a child and a dog. This book is well worth the addition to any child’s, classroom or library shelf. 5 STARS!

http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-book-report-review-of-toby-by-hazel.html

https://thisandthatart.wordpress.com/2016/08/29/722/

On THE BOOK REPORT: Dead Comic Standing by Karen Vaughan

With a chance at success quelling their fears, a slew of new comics are eager to have aDead Comic Standing chance, even with a psychotic serial killer out to get them all, to step on stage following each seasoned comic murder in Karen Vaughan’s, Dead Comic Standing. It’s a humorous whodunit full of hilarious comedy relief by many of the future victims in this tightly written book. You get the benefit of a cozy mystery, a sizzling romance and laughs all in one that keeps you reading until the end. I so enjoyed this book! 5 stars.
Karen Vaughan’s site: https://karenwritesmurder.com/

 

C*U*R*R*E*N*T*L*Y What I’m Up To!  

 My writer friends and fellow bloggers and I are sharing our thoughts in the C*U*R*R*E*N*T*L*Y – Summer 2016 Blog Hop.
Thinking About And Anticipating
 ~ 
My latest project. Another picture book called,  Janoose And The Fall Feather Fair.
I wrote this with my grandson, Luke, when he was 7 years old.
I finishing up the pictures for it.




                                                                           Reading

The Lion by Nelson DeMille
This is a sequel to The Lion’s Game
Both books are thrillers about terrorism
and one terrorist in particular nicknamed, the Lion. Great reads!


Wilmer Valderrama
Wilmer Valderrama to replace
Michael Weatherly

Castle~ 

Though they have ended the series. It’s time to go when the actors don’t get along anymore. That always turns me off.

Elementary ~
I have always been a Sherlock  fan!









Makes Me Happy
 
Thoughts of my Grandson, Luke
Having a grandchild is the most wonderful thing to me.
 
Me and Luke
Luke is on the left.


Seeing in My Camera Lens
 
My garden. These are the flowers in bloom right now.
Ah, the birdbath is crooked!
Thank you for stopping by!
For more Currently -Summer 2016 inspiration, visit the other #Gr8blogs bloggers below.
Julie Gorges, Babyboomerbliss

http://bit.ly/1YuVeZT 

Auden Johnson, Dark Treasury 

http://ow.ly/DQrK301hW8U

Carmela Dutra, A Blog for your Thoughts

http://goo.gl/L5XxB8

Book review of The Brownstone On West 53Rd Street, Rehearsal Club Memoir: In A Nut Shell!

Book review of The Brownstone On West 53Rd Street, Rehearsal Club Memoir: In A Nut Shell!

THE BOOK REPORT.

In A Nut Shell!
The Brownstone On West 53RdStreet, Rehearsal Club Memoir by Lora Mitchell

Lora Mitchell’s well-written memoir, The Brownstone On West 53Rd Street, Rehearsal Club Memoir, is an eye opener into the show business world in which she worked. The book is heart-warming even through the sometimes emotional distress and you see clearly through Lora’s eyes how life just moves you forward no matter what happens. We all heard about the hardships and demands on women models and actresses and I never acquainted it to my own teen years, but this book puts you right there and you see that there are comparisons that all young women share.

 For me, I was taken back to a time in my life, that at the time, I never knew I would miss. NOT that I had an exciting life, far from it, especially with Lora’s opportunity to work with the famous in her industry. But there were similarities in the innocence of youth, the friendships that were formed with women, men and teachers, the hard work and studying, and going full steam ahead while not knowing what to expect–and enjoying life. While many people around me only dreamed of having such a life it was a world we all knew about among my friends and family just living 13 miles away, over the George Washington Bridge in Paterson, New Jersey.
 I sincerely enjoyed this book like none other I have ever read!
That’s  The Brownstone On West 53Rd Street, Rehearsal Club Memoir, in a Nut Shell!          ~JD

My Interview with Lora Mitchell: http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2016/04/a-talk-with-professional-actress-singer.html

It’s Story Time J.D. HOLIDAY on World OF Ink Network 5/26 05/26 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Books Podcasts

It’s Story Time J.D. HOLIDAY on World OF Ink Network 5/26 05/26 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Books Podcasts.

On It’s Story Time tomorrow, or on demand later:  Little Green by Arnold Rudnick  & Mikey’s Bad Day by  Cheryl A Johnson, Plus Book Picks with Agy Wilson. http://tobtr.com/7525495

It’s Story Time J.D. HOLIDAY on World Of Ink Network 5/12 05/12 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Books Podcasts

It’s Story Time J.D. HOLIDAY on World Of Ink Network 5/12 05/12 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Books Podcasts.

It’s Story Time:  The Adventures of Ryan & Riley and Mr. Teddy the teddy bear by Stephanie D.Singleton &  The Adventures of Lorenzo the Bear: Journey to Honeysuckle Mountain by Carmela Dutra, Plus Book Picks with Agy Wilson.

It’s Story Time J.D. HOLIDAY on Red River Radio 02/24 by Red River Radio | Books Podcasts

It’s Story Time J.D. HOLIDAY on Red River Radio 02/24 by Red River Radio | Books Podcasts.

On It’s Story Time with JD Holiday: The Beautiful Book of Possibilities by Jannie Pilgrim & Journey to Jazzland by Gia Volterra de Saulnier.

On It’s Story Time: The Beautiful Book of Possibilities by Jannie Pilgrim &  Journey to Jazzland by Gia Volterra de Saulnier, PLUS Book Picks with Agy Wilson.
The Beautiful Book of Possibilities, The Prince Garrett Series ~

The Beautiful Book of Possibilities is the first of the Prince Garrett series, it’s a story about a young prince named Garrett and his dog Zeus. Together they discover how a world of possibilities can exist by venturing into the forest one morning. With the help of a few friends they meet along the way, Prince Garrett and Zeus learn that the greatest ability can exist in the most common of things.
Buy at: www.amazon.com/Beautiful-Book-Possibilities-Prince-Garrett/dp/1491085797
Site: www.PrinceGarrett.com  




Journey to Jazzland~

Do you know how to get to Jazzland? Join Windy Flute and all her
musical friends on an adventure to find that magical place! Windy gets bored in Orchestra
one day and plays some wrong notes. She meets some new friends along the way (all instruments) who then help her learn about jazz and music.

 Buy at: www.amazon.com/Journey-Jazzland-Gia-Volterra-Saulnier/dp/0985149256/
Site: www.journeytojazzland.com

Plus, Book Picks with Author Agy Wilson  Agy Wilson’s sitewww.agywilson.com/

Listenatwww.blogtalkradio.com/rrradio/2015/02/24/its-story-time-jd-holiday-on-red-river-radio