Monday, December 5, 2016

The Face Off

Yes, it's time for the photo of the week. And since this season seems to focus on shopping. Here is the great SUV faceoff.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

I've read several other books by Michael Chabon, and I've enjoyed them all. So when I read The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay at the library, I thought I need to read this. I can't believe that I haven't seen it before now.

The Story

Joe is a young artist, who must leave his homeland in 1939. He comes to America with a plan. His plan is to save his money, and get his brother out of Prague. In order to make money he teams up with his cousin Sammy to create the character The Escapist. Along the way he falls in love. And then he sees an opportunity to accomplish his goal of bringing his brother to America. And he must face the problem that so many individuals face in their life. How do you react when things go all wrong.

What I Think

I really enjoyed this book. I loved how the book focused in on creators of comic books. I love how it pointed out that these individuals created artwork. I liked that Joe has such a great goal in his life. And I really enjoyed how Chabon tells the story. I felt like I really knew these characters. And I like how the book has those twists and turns that make it interesting to read. It's not a mystery, but things don't go the way the reader wants. But it is part of what makes the story good. I liked that the book didn't just move to a happy ending.

So have you read any of Chabon's books? And what did you think of them?



Saturday, December 3, 2016

Tennessee Christmas

Amy Grant has a new Christmas CD out. The Title of the CD is Tennessee Christmas.

The Music

In this CD Amy has combined classic carols with her own music. The CD begins with her song Tennessee Christmas. The song is all about her life in Tennessee at Christmastime. It has a country influence. And she has favorites such as Joy To The World and O Come All Ye Faithful.

What I Liked

I really liked that Amy shared why she really enjoyed the classic Christmas songs. It just made the carols seem more alive. And it made me think more about the songs. And the music put me in the mood to start wrapping some of those Christmas gifts. I usually put this off, but I got a good head start while I was listening to the music. I really enjoyed O Come All Ye Faithful. She shares that it was one of her father's favorites. And it made me think of my pop. It reminded me of how he sang this song no matter what time of year it was. So I really enjoyed listened to this CD.


If I Have To Hear That Again

Have you had a phrase that you just get tired of hearing? I mean you hear it over and over again. And when you hear it, you just to scream! You want to scream stop saying that. And that phrase for me is... Is this scanned?
Now, why does a question about scanning make me want to scream? You see at work, we have these scanners we use to scan all the items. Everything in my work world is trackable. And so individuals are constantly each other did you scan this? Is this scanned? Do we need to scan this? It just about drives you crazy. It's the same question over and over each day. So now you know the one question you should never ask me. Please never, ever ask me is that scanned?


Friday, December 2, 2016

Baby Memory Book Giveaway

Are there any new babies in your family? This is your chance to be a winner of a great item for that new baby. A memory book is something that most new mothers want for their child. Make sure that you enter for a chance to win.

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The Christmas Chaos

Oh, the Christmas season is in full swing. And the Christmas chaos has begun. Let me show you the scene of the chaos.
You see, I've always believed that parking lots are an example of anarchy in action. Yes, there are lines and a few stop signs, but we all know those aren't really followed. People simply do what they want. And the anarchy in a parking lot at Christmas is beyond reason. I have found that there is no other term for it other than Christmas Chaos.

You see people are driving every which way possible. And they are frustrated. So many people spend time looking for a spot in the front of the parking lot. You know there are a few people who manage to get them, but you can't figure out how. Because there are no parking spots available at all in the entire parking lot.

And it is everyone in the parking lot who is experiencing this Christmas Chaos. As people are driving around the parking lot. They spot someone coming out of a store. People begin to follow this individual to their car. You stop and put on your blinker showing that you are going to park in that spot. And you have a moment straight out of Fried Green Tomatoes. Someone pulls into your spot. There is no holiday cheer in your car at the moment. In fact you are feeling pretty angry.

Or there is an even worse scenario. You follow the individual, and believe that you now have a spot. And the big disappointment occurs. They open their trunk fill it up with items. And then they have the nerve to turn around and walk back into the store. This leads to the Christmas sigh. And the hunt begins again.

You see the parking lot is just confusion. You never know what to expect. It is chaotic. And if you are like me, you do a lot to avoid this chaos.



Thursday, December 1, 2016

Abigail Belle of Bravery

Sometimes it is difficult to find books for little girls. Books that have great role models. The Bible is full of great role models, but the female role models are often overlooked.  But the Bible Belle's series by Erin Weidemann tells the story of some of the ladies in the Bible.

The Story

Rooney's brother is mean to a neighbor boy. She must be brave in order to make the situation correct. She is shown the story of Abigail. And through Abigail's example she is able to solve the problem.

What I Like

I really like that this story guides Rooney through solving a difficult problem. The problem Rooney faces is one that could occur in the life of any child. And I like how she applies lessons that she learned from the previous stories too. And this is a story that young girls can read themselves.

Who Should Read This Book

This book is targeted at girls, but I do believe that it can be enjoyed by both girls and boys. It would definitely teach boys about the women of the Bible and their importance in that world. Parents, if you are looking for a story that will be a positive in your daughter's life, this book is for you.

Disclosure

I did receive a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.