This video speaks for itself. What do you think?
Should Rachel Crow have been eliminated?
This performance was stellar. My heart breaks for her. Rachel it is not over...
YOU ARE A BRILLIANT SHINING STAR
|Thanksgiving Flowers from my cousin, Russ|
|Yep, a purple poinsettia!!|
A stunning modern-day fairy tale from acclaimed author Anne Ursu
Once upon a time, Hazel and Jack were best friends. But that was before he stopped talking to her and disappeared into a forest with a mysterious woman made of ice. Now it's up to Hazel to go in after him. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," Breadcrumbs is a story of the struggle to hold on, and the things we leave behind. Harper Collins
“In early April, the Nature Conservancy’s Alabama chapter had established a mile and a half of new oyster reef on Coffee Island, off the Alabama coast. I was the best-oyster-restoration project this country had ever seen. It had seemed like a heartening success until the Macondo well beneath the Deepwater Horizon blew out on April 20 and sent a tidal wave of oil straight toward that reef. I’d been interested in reef restoration for years and decided to visit those oysters a few days before the oil did.” (page 3, Rowen Jacobsen)
This book was sent to me through the Library Thing Early Reviewer program. I was mesmerized chapter by chapter with deep curiosity. Events before and after the oil spill on the Deepwater Horizon platform on April 20, 2010 has the author’s chilling perspective. I felt I learned so much about this catastrophic event and subsequent clean-up efforts. Rowen Jacobsen is critical, yet straightforward and his passionate embrace of the ecosystem and life itself is infectious.
I am so excited to be a part of Helen Hollick's 2011 Blog Tour. As many of you know Ms. Hollick is one of my favorite historical fiction writers. I have read and reviewed many of her novels, most recently, The Forever Queen and The Chosen King. When I was offered the opportunity to be included on of this Blog Tour introducing my readers to her Pirate Trilogy, (series will continue after the third voyage) I couldn't resist. Read on to see how you can enter to win your choice of one of the three books in her series.
Today I will have a review for you on Sea Witch, The First Voyage of Captain Jesamiah Acorne. On July 22nd, Helen will join me as a guest to talk about England, her home. Take a moment to glimpse at the trailer. Perhaps you too will become bewitched by the allure of Ms. Hollick's special craft. Prepare to be beguiled.
“From my canoe I could see the muscles working in the arms of Momonequem as he paddled ahead with father. His oar pierced the water without a splash, sending ripples arrowing back to shore, where turtles catching afternoon sunlight slid from the banks as we approached.” (63)
“This morning, light lapped the water as if God had split a goblet of molten gold upon a ground of darkest velvet.” (255)