"The book is a film that takes place in the mind of the reader." ~ Paulo Coelho

Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Greatest Showman Book Tag!


Yes. This is me. (Haha, I didn't even me to do that!) The person who you really haven't seen a lot these last two months...

May and June have been hectic. And I haven't been in a blogging mood. But, I'm back now and (hopefully) for the rest (most) of the summer!

Getting down to business. On Monday, my family and I finally saw The Greatest Showman.



IT WAS AMAZING!!!!! I really enjoyed it and cried a lot. Just because that is what I do when I watch movies.

But, I can't get the songs un-stuck from my head, which is fortunate that Hamlette tagged me with The Greatest Showman Book Tag!!! Thank you so much Hamlette!!! (She loves it as much as I do. Probably more.)

The Greatest Showman Book Tag:
This tag was made by Eva at Classics, Coffee, and Craziness.

Rules are:
Answer the questions.
Tag whoever you want .
Using her graphic is optional, but recommended.

'The Greatest Show': Name a book that’s as entertaining as a circus:

A Riddle in Ruby - by Kent Davis. It has been awhile since I read this, but I do remember it being hectic. It was funny, entertaining, confusing, and crazy.

'A Million Dreams': Name a book that’s set in a fantastical world:

Peter Pan - by J. M. Barrie.

'Come Alive': Name a book that makes you outrageously happy:

Flipped - by Wendelin Van Draanen. I don't know why, but I love this and the movie so much.

'The Other Side': Name a book that changed your mind about something:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - by J. K. Rowling. I didn't really like the Harry Potter books up until the last half of this book. It is amazing.

'Never Enough': Name a book that you’ve re-read more than once:

I don't usually re-read books. I love them, but I just want to read new things. I can't think of any book that I have re-read more than once. But, if I do re-read a book once it means I like it.

Here are some that I have re-read:
Holes - by Louis Sachar
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - by Lewis Carroll
The Penderwicks - by Jeanne Birdsall
Ella Enchanted - by Gail Carson Levine
The Chronicles of Narnia - by C. S. Lewis

'This Is Me': Name a book with a character that reminds you of yourself:

Fanny Price from Mansfield Park - by Jane Austen. She and I are so alike! (Though, what does she see in Edmund?)

(Here is a list of more people I am like.)

'Rewrite the Stars': Name a book with a forbidden romance:

Hamlette took the only one I know of.

Hm... forbidden? I can't really think of one.

The Little Mermaid - by Hans Christen Anderson. The original. It is stunningly beautiful!

'Tightrope': Name a book with an adventurous main character:

Janie from The Apothecary - by Maile Meloy. By the way, it's a really good book.

'From Now On': Name a book with a wonderful family (related or otherwise):

The Lord of the Rings - by J. R. R. Tolkein. They aren't really related, but all the characters have such fellowship for each other. I'm fitting this into the "otherwise" bit of this question.

(Just to let you know, I could have answered The Chronicles of Narnia for all of these questions.)

I tag:
Elanor: she told me again and again to watch it.
Lilah: because she is the musical expert.
Anyone who saw it for the first time recently.

Thanks for the tag, Hamlette!

Hm, notice anything different?
My little sister made me a new header!!! Isn't it great! It perfectly combines my love of books and movies!

That's all folks!


Thursday, June 7, 2018

"Dancing and Doughnuts" - by Rachel Kovaciny: COVER REVEAL!!!

Hello, all!

Rachel Kovaciny (aka Hamlette) has revealed the cover for her newest novel, Dancing and Doughnuts! I couldn't participate on the day that she did it, but I still want to show the awesome cover to all of you!

You can find Rachel at her:
Author blog
Main blog
Book blog 
Facebook author page

Rachel is already the author of:
The Man on the Buckskin Horse, part of the Five Magic Spindles collection,
Cloaked, book one in her Once Upon a Western series.
No Match For a Good Story, a short story in her Once Upon a Western series.

Are you ready for it?









Here it is, folks!
A little bit about it:

Someone's been spiking the apple cider at a Kansas dance hall owned by a family with twelve daughters.  No one in the small town has been able to find the culprit.  A hungry Civil War veteran drifts into town and decides he's going to solve this mystery for them and earn the reward the family is offering.  It's her version of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," which is probably her favorite fairy tale.

The artist, Erika Ohlendorf, who did the covers for Cloaked and No Match For a Good Story, did this one as well! And, if I do say so myself, she did a fabulous job!!

Make sure to go check out Rachel's blog, and tell her how awesome this cover is!!!!

"If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, where you stop your story." -Orson Welles