Friday, July 30, 2010

You Are Special

You are Special By: Max Lucado

This is a really great Christian book to help remind us that we are Children of a loving Heavenly Father.

"In this heartwarming children's tale, Eli the woodcarver helps Punchinello understand how special he is--no matter what other Wemmicks may thing. It's a vital message for children everywhere: that God cherishes them just as they are."

I recommend this to anyone of all ages.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


YAY! I never win but this time I WON!!! :) I entered a contest on the facebook page for Primary Children's Medical Center and I was shocked to find out that I won. What did I win you ask? Well that's the best part. Here is what I won...
The 3rd book in the fablehaven series by Brandon Mull..oh but not just any copy...
An autographed copy! :) YAY!!! This series is so amazing I am so excited I won Thanks Brandon Mull for signing this book to be given away and Thank you Primary Children Medical for choosing me to win it. As well as a big thank you for so much more!!!!! (in the upper right they also sent me these cute shoelaces that say Primary Children's on them with panda's)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Raging Sea

The Raging Sea By Sonia O'Brien:

This is one of my all time favorite books and I haven't been able to find it anywhere. So when I was over at my friends house and saw it sitting on her bookshelf I was so excited. This book is about Kaitlyn Winters a college student living with her parents in Minnesota. Here is what the publishers website said...

"Kaitlyn Winters’ future looks perfect. Her boyfriend, Greg, is handsome, witty, and has his uncle’s law practice practically in his back pocket. What more could a girl want? But when a tragic accident takes the life of someone close to her, it also takes away Kaitlyn’s peace of mind. To help get her mind off her troubles, Kaitlyn’s best friends plan a Caribbean vacation. But their cruise liner is thrown into turmoil and they are forced to abandon ship. Kaitlyn and her friends join with a young steward, Matthew, in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal.
Thrown closer together by circumstances, Kaitlyn finds she is developing strong feelings for the attractive steward she met on board before disaster struck. But Matthew has just returned from a mission and has definite ideas about dating only Mormon girls. If she can find a way to survive, Kaitlyn knows she’ll have to confront her feelings about death, spiritual beliefs—and Matthew. Whatever she decides, her life will be changed forever."

This is one of those books that I can get lost in every time. This is the very first book that Sonia O'Brien has had published and I think she did a fantastic job!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Island of the Blue Dolphins. By: Scott O' Dell-

I was going through a bunch of things while I was cleaning and found this book. I haven't read it since I was in middle School and thought it would be fun to pick up and read again. this book is a classic that I think everyone should read at least once. It is great...but at the same time I forgot how sad it is too and for some reason it hit me really hard when I read it this last time. i guess when we get older we see things from a much different perspective. For example when I read as a brand new teen it probably didn't bother me that much because I couldn't think how hard it would be to lose a parent or sibling. My parents were young they weren't going to die and my siblings at that time...well I loved them but I didn't exactly get along with them. Now as I read it over my parents are older and I don't know what I am going to do when they do pass on. Still I think this book is a classic and should be read by all.

About the book:

"Karana, a Native American girl, is accidentally left alone when her people abandon their island home off the coast of California. After a failed attempt to leave the island in a leaky canoe, Karana decides to build a house and learn to hunt while waiting to be rescued. Her isolation from humans teaches her how to co-exist peacefully with the local wildlife, even the wild dog she considers her worst enemy. After many years, missionaries come to the island, and Karana, yearning for human companionship, goes with them to the mainland. A fictional reconstruction of a true story, Island of the Blue Dolphins depicts a character whose courage and determination help her survive against nearly impossible odds."