XXX - THE PRINCESS
November 11, 2008
XXX - THE PRINCESS
October 10, 2008
Cheryl, I couldn't be more honored or surprised to get this, THANK YOU so much for being a great friend from the beginning. You really are a caring and very sweet person. I'm a little tired and weak today, so here are the rules (according to my friend Cheryl's blog, which happens to be Cheryl's Book Nook!)
Here are the rules -
1) Add the logo of the award to your blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs!
So here are the blogs that I choose!
Wendy and you can find her at caribousmom — Her blog is so great and she is too sweet!
J.Kaye and if you don't know by now, you can find her doing so many things here at J. Kaye's Book Blog
Trish (one of the very first people I met blogging here) ...Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’? and she couldn't be sweeter!
Nymeth - She is so sweet and her blog just rocks...(Plus she's always there when you need a friend) things mean a lot!
Madeleine - Her blog can be found by clicking here Madeleine's Book Blog! Again, I couldn't ask for more in a friend!
Cheryl? Can I nominate you back? I'm just wondering because you're always the first person to leave me something sweet? Her blog is here .... Cheryl's Book Nook
Wendy R. (no, you're not last in my mind or my thoughts..) You're always here for me and your blog is so awesome! I love it!! Musings of a Bookish Kitty
Last but not least is my very dear friend and Author Sandy Ellen Patsy, and if you can't find her, well then...you may not be looking in the right place! POWER OF PUSSY There you go! She's got a wonderful blog and a gentle heart.
I have one or two more to add, but I have to leave this very second or (I feel like a little girl...) I'm going to get in trouble! LOL
XXX - KISSES
I LOVE YOU ALL - The Princess
October 8, 2008
October 7, 2008
I promised myself when I started writing this it wouldn't be an all out vent and I won't make it that. Just know that I'm not always happy and I try to make the most of each and every day. My doctor told me last night that at the end of the day if I can say "I did my best", than it was a good day. I don't know if I believe that yet, or ever will, but I'll try.
XXX - The Princess
September 27, 2008
Anyway, in this package, he also sent his YA book THIEF! So again, thank you brian. I'm going to give you the Synopsys on both of these until I get a chance to read them! ZOMBIE BLONDES is a beautiful hardcover book, honestly and I can't wait to get started!
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pub. Date: June 2008
Sales Rank: 28,976
Age Range: Young Adult
Brian James is the author of several notable books including Pure Sunshine and Dirty Liar. He lives in a small town in upstate New York that may or may not be overrun with zombies. He is currently researching the matter…very carefully.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Pub. Date: June 2008
Age Range: 12 and up
A startling, uncompromising novel by the author of Pure Sunshine.
Elizabeth is a pickpocket and thief living on the edge in New York City. She and her foster sister, Alexi, are living with Sandra — a modern-day Fagin who takes in foster children and then forces them to steal things for her.
Even though she's sick of it, Elizabeth doesn't really question her life until Sandra takes in a third foster child, this time a boy. Dune is a completely lost soul, and Elizabeth begins to see the limits of her life. Sandra is not going to let her go easily — but Elizabeth knows she has to find a way out.
With brutal honesty and striking lyricism, Brian James has created a character you'll never forget, trapped in a situation that's frighteningly real.
XXX - THE PRINCESS
September 22, 2008
Princess - Welcome Sandy and I hope you are having a wonderful day thus far. As you know, we're here to talk about your book, the "Power of Pussy". Why don't you start by telling us a little bit about yourself?
Sandy - Thank you for the warm welcome and I really love the blog!
Princess - Awe...that was quite sweet of you to say, but let's not keep your fans waiting! How about just a *little* bit of Sandy Ellen Patsy?
Sandy - Well, the "Power of Pussy" is my debut book. The first book I've ever written. My fans like you are what keep my book doing well! I'd like to thank you all for that and if you haven't given it a try, please don't let the title scare you off! I heard it has been, it's very tastefully done and full of juicy information and secrets all women should know!
Princess - Sandy, I have to agree with you, I have heard from a few women that they were reluctant to read your book, but after reading it and loving it, I have to say that it is tastefully done and it's all about a relationship between two people and what happens when reality gets in the way! Anything else we should know?
Sandy - Oh yes, I have written many commercials and there's the fact over 30 years of selling TV Network-affiliated air time.....wait, some of those might have seemed just SLIGHTLY exaggerated! LOL
Princess - *giggling* What are the characters like in your book?
Sandy - Well the characters in the book are myself and a man that I love in an unworkable, ridiculous relationship. If I had my choice, I would wish my character was fictional and have sworn to never be one of those people again. Now I've changed. What I held to be true in my first book will be refuted in my second. Yes, this means a sequel! I've been working on my personality!
Princess - WOW Sandy, a sequel! You sound MUCH different than you did in your book and I believe that you have been working on your personality! You sound much more confident! Who would you say influences you on a typical writing day?
Sandy - Hmm...this is a really good one! I'd say what influences me on a typical writing day is a event or an idea spawned from every day life... like for example, here's a good one: Last night on National Geographic, I watched the 911 special. I am still floored at the incredible ignorance of the FBI and CIA. I don't care, they can come and arrest me! What I had missed on my first viewing was what I feel is the strongest motivation of all; Pussy! The promise of sex with 72 virgins made me come out of my chair. Don't worry, that will be expounded upon in my next book!
Princess - That sounds interesting and I guess I'll have to wait just like everyone else to see what's going to happen! Was that a little teaser? (LOL)
Sandy - LOL! Yes, I believe it was!!
Princess - Alright Sandy, before saying goodbye to you for now, I have just one last question. I'd like to thank you for stopping by and I hope you have had as much fun as I have. When you get writer's block, what do you do to get rid of it?
Sandy - And before I answer this, I would like to say that yes, I've had a blast and I hope to be back with my next book! As for your last question, I don't get writer's block. If I don't have an idea, I don't write. If I'm trying to come with an idea, it sounds stale and contrived. I have to embrace what I'm writing.
Princess - Sandy WELCOMES all email and you should send it to SandyEllenPatsy@aol.com. Would you like to visit her blog and leave a comment? That's easy as pie...the link can be found here POWER OF PUSSY and if you'd like to be her friend on myspace, just follow this link MySpace.com - SANDY PATSY - 63 - Female - Kansas - www.myspace.com/powerofpussybook . I say visit there now, she's having a contest through Author Island and it involves jewelry! (A necklace) I can't thank you enough for stopping by Sandy and I wish you Success with the follow up to your first book!
XXX - KISSES
I just wanted to let everyone know that this week, Rick R. Reed is releasing FUGUE through AMBER QUILL PRESS.
This is from the publisher since it isn't out yet (Other than the fact I can't wait to get it), Rick usually writes horror and I have every one, but I have to say, this made me quiver a bit too. So, here's what we have so far...
ISBN-13: 978-1-60272-382-5 (Electronic)
Who is the master and who is the slave?
In Rick R. Reed’s tortuously sexy short story, you might not always know. Fugue takes the brave reader into the dungeon playroom of a master and his boy. It’s the kind of place where “darkness skitters into corners, hiding in shadows where the walls disappear.” A boy is chained to the pipes along the ceiling. Hooded, he can only experience the sensations his master delivers with his whips, fingers, tongue...
But in the boy’s mind, a dream state takes him places even the master could not imagine...places where the established pecking order is turned upside down. As he’s being deliciously whipped, tantalized, and tortured, the boy takes a mental journey on a late-night train where his adventures are even more raw and erotic than what goes on in this very dungeon.
Come along for the Fugue...and answer for yourself the question: who is the master and who is the slave?
Genres: Gay / Contemporary / BDSM / Voyeurism / Exhibitionism / Public Places Heat Level: 3 Length: Extended Amber Kiss (11k words)
This is part of the AMBER ALLURE LINE! I can't wait to read and review this one! Congratulations on what sounds like another winner Rick and keep them coming!
Love, Luck and Success Always,
XXX - THE PRINCESS
Untill Next Time...Enjoy What You're Reading
September 21, 2008
September 14, 2008
Publisher: McBooks Press
Pub. Date: August 2008
Number of pages: 352pp
I couldn't help but close the book and hide my eyes quite a few times during this book! Believe it or not, I read this book in one sitting. Thomas White does a fantastic job writing this fast-paced page turning novel.
Yao and Angie (realtor/agent), find a body at one of the homes and in the mind of this serial killer named Matthew, who researches some of the most brutal ways to kill and torture people, who calls his crimes "messies" will keep you guessing until the very end. Catching a brutal serial killer isn't easy.
Yao and Angie are frustrated because they are always just one step behind this mad man. They knew it wouldn't be easy, but this hard? The characters in this book are anything but flat and kept me up well into the night. The descriptions of the torture and killings are graphic and amazingly unique.
This book kept me up at night and that's just the way I like them. while not for the squeamish, I would highly recommend this book! From cover to cover, I loved everything about it.
White's writing talents are amazing! I definitely look forward to reading more from this author! This book will always have a place on my book shelf.
August 27, 2008
August 11, 2008
Also, I'm really weak and I don't like this, I don't want it to be this way! This isn't how I pictured my life and more than once this week I've screamed and screamed "WHY ME!" Yup, it's time you know, I'm NOT as strong as you think I am. I can't believe the last FOURTEEN years of my life have been on and off fighting the BIG or in my case, the BIG "C"!
It's really hard and I need to find a way to help me forget about some of it. Some, I honestly don't remember on my own, I think my memory has a way of not letting me remember it. But the things I do remember, like the pain and the P.T. and the handfuls of hair...Sorry this has turned into a VENT FEST. I didn't have this intention when I wrote it.
I've gotten so many great books in, and I LOVE to read, but imagine it being just about the only thing you do and NEVER being able to leave your bed. NEVER! I'm picked up by my sheets for tests or operations from bed (A big air bed it is too) and I'm put on a gurney and that's when the pain kicks in again.
I'm hoping I get a LOT stronger this week and for those of you that have me in your thoughts and prayers, I appreciate it. I didn't want to make my "FUN" blog sad ever... but sometimes, I guess you just have to get it out. I'm out of Journal paper or I would've probably wrote it there. I've ordered a new one and it should be here like yesterday. I have so many great reviews waiting for me to just post...I have to get them fixed.
THESE authors should be PROUD! And I'd like to thank them all for taking me away to a different place...not the one I HAVE to be!
Again...I apologize for making a ROYAL case of all this. I just couldn't stand one more poke, pinch, needle, prod, touch, talk or "information.
I LOVE YOU ALL
XXX - KISSES
The Very Weak Sad and Not Herself Princess
HMMM...I THINK I need MORE TO READ!
August 8, 2008
Ever since I was a little girl, my favorite type of book has always been FAIRYTALES. Well, now I'm grown up and I know them all. I also reread the children's books and collect them for their illustrations.
August 1, 2008
I am giving a Power of Pussy eBook download monthly so get your entry in for August !
Also included will be a Lion pin to give to your very own Lion King.
To enter for your chance at a free download of Power of Pussy eBook and a Lion pin, please comment on this blog or myspace blog MySpace SANDY PATSYAll comments will go into the hat, so the more you comment, the better your chances to win.It would be fun to hear about your very own Lion King but all comments are welcome !
So, I will have the winner's address for your Lion Pin, email your comment and name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org - put LION KING in subject line!
July 29, 2008
July 28, 2008
Now, the rules:
1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate at least seven other blogs.
4. Add links to those blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.
And here are my SEVEN choices in NO particular order:
1. FIZZY THOUGHTS! Fizzy Thoughts
2. SANDY ELLEN PATSY! POWER OF PUSSY
3. Hey Lady, Whatcha Readin'? Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’?
4. A High and Hidden Place A High and Hidden Place
5. Tings Mean A Lot things mean a lot
6. J.Kaye's Book Blog J. Kaye's Book Blog
7. Musings of A Bookish Kitty Musings of a Bookish Kitty
THANK YOU AGAIN!! I LOVE YOU ALL! This made my day! The hospital is so gloomy and it's so nice to know that people are thinking about me and praying for me!
XXX - KISSES
July 27, 2008
XXX - Kisses
THE PRiNCESS (WHO WON AN AWARD TWICE)
How exciting for RUTH! I'm going to send you to the contest spot and you stop by and share some hugs and love and tell her that *I* sent you and then find out OTHER ways you can keep getting entries!
XXX - Kisses
July 17, 2008
OK...DANA at Red Barn is giving away a gorgeous quilt that I would do anything to win. You must hurry if you want to enter...you must leave a comment by July 22nd and yes, there are other ways to win...one is even for FIFTY MORE CHANCES - NO that's NOT a Misprint ... (I can't do it because I can't video at the hospital) But good luck to all of you that can. I am going to link back for the five extra chances ... it's really GORGEOUS...you have to go and see it. It's right here ... Old Red Barn Co.: Win this quilt! and just follow the instructions! Good luck to all!
XXX- The PRINCESS
That's all for now!
When I'm stronger, it will be planned and you will know, PROMISE! SO many great contests going on, which I will be back to tell you about and if you'd like a number where you can reach me, just email me at IAmHiMaintenance@aol.com!
There are some of you that I have things for and WENDY, I didn't forget that you won, way back when ... it will be coming I PROMISE and I will email you as soon as I can, or email me so that I have your email. J.Kaye, I have a couple things for you and I believe I have your address and IF NOT, I will bother you for it again. Trish and Sandy Ellen Patsy, I think you've been MY BIGGEST FAN through all of this! LADIES and GENTLEMEN, Sandy Patsy is the Author of The Power of Pussy so, if you haven't read this yet, You can look back to my interview or email Sandy at SandyEllenPatsy@aol.com and she will answer any questions you have if you've read the book or about the book. Her Interview should be up this weekend for questions and answers! Sandy Patsy is now 63 and wrote a HOT book all about her torrid love affaid with Peter...it's got it's ups and downs and things and Positions I can hope I can get in at that age! *SEE ANOTHER OUTLOUD THOUGHT*...they get me into trouble usually, but Sandy Patsy is on SWEET and GENEROUS lady. She did something AMAZING FOR ME, which she deserves to be thanked for publically and I was actually threatened by another author that was running a contest and when I won and she didn't give me the prize, I was told I couldn't use our conversations or tell the whole blog-o-sphere what happened. It was a threat. SANDY PATSY came to help and did so much for me and still does when I'm down. AS DO SO SO SO SO SO many of you!
It's also been kind of a busy week. I've gotten in some great books for review, I will share those with you as soon as I feel a little bit better, later on today and for some reason, I can only get on at certain times. The internet is horrible here so I will be on and off when I can!
A couple of quick contests, J.Kaye has some really TEMPTING BOOKS THAT ALL WENT IN MY TBB PILE (that's to be bought...for those of you who are slow with my book LIN-GO. Here's the link to that HAPPY Girl's Blog...and don't listen to tyrant J.Kaye, believe me, there is NO SUCH THING... So if you want A whole LOT of fun...skip on over to J. Kaye's Book Blog!
An AMAZING contest that TRISH is having on her blog Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’? Now, IF you know TRISH and I'm sure most of you do, she's the beautiful one always laughing with something nice to say about everyone...and then she throws in her potty humor and her "DUDE I AM NOT EVEN KIDDIN'"! OK Well that's how she starts this contest and DUDE I AM NOT EVEN KIDDIN', it's SO WORTH IT....so here are my girl Trish's DIRECT WORDS ABOUT HER CONTEST, YES, THERE ARE MORE WAYS TO WIN, YOU have to go and see to find out more than this!!
"Hachette Book Group USA is doing a Summer Reads Giveaway and wants to give away 14 books. For up to FIVE people. Doing the math…five times four is twenty, carry the two….that’s SEVENTY books they’re willing to part with. And send to you. For free. And all you have to do is comment here. More on your entry possibilities below.
There’s true crime, fiction, historical fiction, memoirs, romance, thrillers…click on the link to the book to get a synopsis."
Tell ME THAT CONTEST ISN'T the best ONE ALL Summer!! So go check it out...but don't get too close to those books...I'm going to win...(ahem) I mean congratulations ALL!
XXX - THE PRINCESS
That's ALL for now!
June 29, 2008
XXX - KISSES
June 26, 2008
June 23, 2008
I have SO SO MANY REVIEWS to catch up with. All I've done is my comfort reading. AMAZING. I LOVE to give back to the authors that have helped me over the years. It's truly great and exactly what I need. You know what? I read and read and write and write and forget about all of the badness going on. Sometimes I can get on line, and others I can't. I absolutely LOVE doing this and NO ONE can take this away from me. There has been SO MUCH TAKEN. This can not.
May 31, 2008
She is at
- Amy Santos
- Rhode Island Hospital
- Jane Brown Building
- Three North
- Room 336
- 593 Eddy Street
- Providence, RI 02903
401-444-4000 - Direct line ask for patient information (or to be connected to her room telephone...if there is no answer, it could be tests or meds or doctors so don't give up.)
401--- Direct line to room (To speak to her directly) I have this, email me for this ...thanks
401--- Direct Cell Line (her cell phone) I have this email for it thanks
- This should help anyone wanting to send her cards or flowers, or phone calls, etc.
Mrs. Sandy Patsy still has HIGH HOPES for Amy's Birthday Box so if you'd like to speak with her please write to SandyEllenPatsy@aol.com ...but this is up to you. Amy's birthday is on Father's day this year and it's also her father's birthday as well and it will be spent in the hospiital. Amy has a little boy. His birthday is the 23rd and his name is Devin. His birthday will be spent in the hospital. Think of how they feel.
I'M GOING TO LEAVE THIS INFORMATION UP HERE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT HER, REMEMBER WE ARE ON EST and PLEASE USE RESPECT. NO INCOMING CALLS TO THE HOSPITAL ROOM AFTER TEN P.M. OUR TIME. IF IT BECOMES A PROBLEM, I will ERASE THE POST! I don't think that will be the case at all. You all seem so caring and worried.
Thank you for listening!
Resident Royal Reviewers
May 25, 2008
- Publisher: Global Force Media LLC
- ISBN: 0979745349
- ISBN-13: 9780979745348
- Format: Paperback
- Pub. Date: February 2008
- List Price $14.95
- Author's Site Legs Talk by D.E. Boone. The gift book with a kick. The perfect gift for a friend who is going through a breakup. A whimsical...
From the Publisher:
Inspired by the edgier side of dating, Legs Talk employs comical banter and classic black and white photos, to illustrate the hilarious accounts of a doomed relationship.
I LOVED this gift-book and it gets a SOLID FIVE-STAR TIARA RATING here at Royal Reviews! Which Means - This Book Lives Happily Ever After On MY Bookshelf
My thoughts and Review:
"You break it you buy it!"
How many times has the man you thought of as "the one" ended up just being a number in your little black book? From page one this book had me on my toes! It's like a girl's night in all packed in one adorable book! D.E. Boone is original and refreshing and tells it like it is! This book is something we all could use at some point in our life, and that is a fact.
Heart-broken? We've all been and well all know the story and how we got there. It's timeless and I'd go as far to say a "classic" in it's own right. But you know what? I want to tell it again...as single women, when we look for a man, we dress-up, use our sensuality and "walk" with it so to say. There she is minding her own business, having a little "retail therapy" (which we all need by the way) and here he comes,could it be..Mr. Right? or should we say Mr. Right Now? I love a good story especially one I've lived through and can relate to one hundred percent! But when it's told a way so ingenious, edgy, and different that I've never seen it before, I am blown away! "Legs Talk: Let your Legs Do the Talking", is THAT book. We may know the story, but we certainly have never seen it narrated like this.
A tale of girl meets guy, falls for guy, finds out he's not what he said he was, disappoints, disappears, reappears, girl gives him another chance only to be hurt again ...then what? We all swear the next one will be normal! Except for one thing, as normal as this story sounds, it's anything but! This beautiful black and white picture book is told from the waist down. That's right, this book is narrated by a par of sexy, gorgeous and sensuous legs.
Have you ever been looking for that perfect gift book for a girl friend who just got dumped by the man of her dreams? Or maybe things just didn't work out between the two of them. And all you want is a little something to stop her from moping around and eating your entire pint of Ben and Jerry's? So what do you do? You rush out to the local bookstore and all you find sitting on the shelves are the "I'm so very sorry" books. Now to me ladies, in most cases, and even if you don't find out until later on, it's a blessing in disguise! So, why not celebrate? This book is how we as women can hold all the cards! We are sexy beings with intelligence, thoughts and feelings and isn't it about time we started to get treated like it?
So go put on your high heels and "walk that walk" because you're a woman and thanks to this book, you'll celebrate it! Nancy Sinatra didn't hit Number One in 1966 with "These Boots Were Made for Walkin'" for nothing! Right?
Thank you Mr. Boone, I totally got a kick out of this book and believe me, you will too!
***GIVE-A-WAY Notice: I will be GIVING AWAY COPY of D.E. Boone's "Legs Talk: Let Your Legs Do The Talking" this week! Hopefully, in the near future we can get Mrs. Boone in here for an interview as well, which would be great! This book give-a-way is made possible by Mrs. Boone hereself because she was so generous to send me two books. ONE for me and ONE to share! Yes, I did learn that from my mom, but if I only got one of these...um...sharing would've gone out the window! : ) The Lucky Winner will be posted at the end of the week. So, if you'd like this adorable little gift book, just leave a comment and you've got your chance!
Good Luck & Have Fun!!
That's all for now and Thank You for stopping by!
XXX ~ THE PRINCESS
May 20, 2008
Mrs. Patsy is of great help and will do what she can for you. She's also trying to get as many author's involved as possible. The following are the important email addresses you need to know and then I will post links to blogs. You can leave comments here as well. AND because I'd like this to get ALL OVER the blog-o-sphere, I think I'm going to offer a prize for the person with the most entries. How you'll get entries yet, I'm not sure. But, I like this idea. Please POST ABOUT THIS ON YOUR BLOG and write a note back here saying that you did it. If someone doesn't have a blog or says "Trish" sent me here to leave a comment...and TRISH has posted this on her blog, than that is TWO ENTRIES for TRISH. IF TRISH also posts this on her MYSPACE or any other page she has, than that's another entry for TRISH. (sorry Trish I hope you don't mind me using you as an example) I'm thinking the winner will get something like a gift card to Amazon or something like that but I will discuss that with Mrs. Patsy as well and post more about it later. I will take ideas on how to get names in for more and more entries (Dewey, I heard you're excellent at this. And I apologize that I haven't been able to Weekly Geeks. I know Amy was excited about it). So, we'll figure out something for the person who helps us spread the news. Unless you'd like to do it out of the goodness of your heart, and then that's up to you : ) But PLEASE try to make a little note of this post on your blog or leave it on the side up until the 12th of June or so to make people aware. OOPPSS! DEWEY...I just reread this and it makes it sound like I want you to coordinate this thing. With all the "yous". The ONLY part I questioned for you would be maybe coming up with a way for each person to earn points toward a gift because after reading your blog, you have the most amazing ideas, so I HOPE this clears that up! I do apologize. OF COURSE if you can't think of anything at all, don't worry about it. It was just a suggestion that popped into my head.
AND THE COORDINATOR OF THIS SURPRISE PARTY BOX IS
Mrs. Sandy Patsy ~ SandyEllenPatsy at Aol dot com
Mrs. Sandy Patsy's MySpace: Myspace.com Blogs - HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCESS AMY ! - SANDY PATSY MySpace Blog
Lastly, I'd like to thank you all for all of your support, interest, kindness, caring, loving, sweetness and just being the WONDERFUL PEOPLE YOU ARE. Also, thank you again to all that participated with Trish's blog post. I would like to have some more traffic through here, so let's just see what we can do for Amy ... she's be FIRST on the list for anyone else! I've known her for TWENTY YEARS and I KNOW this to be TRUE! Let's make this a HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR AMY ~ SO Don't forget to send your PRAYERS!
Author's Site: Welcome to www.50730.authorworld.com
Within the pages of this adorable book I found my family and if you look close enough, I'm sure you'll find yours as well.
When I think of families, especially mine, I think of memories. Memories hold the key to who we are, how we grow and what we become. Not every memory is one that you look back at fondly, that's a given and how life is. But then there are those memories that will make you laugh so hard you'll cry! And hey, if you can't laugh at yourself, who CAN you laugh at? Some memories are shared only between friends and some are dreams of what we want to be, do or love. To me, families and memories go hand and hand.
So who were you? The scared younger sibling or the older much more "sophisticated and mature" one that tormented the younger about monsters in the closet or under the bed? Children will get into trouble and it's usually because curiosity killed the cat or "the dog" in the case of this book! I know it isn't just my mother that used to say this so "Eyes in the backs of our heads" will have you laughing louder than you thought you would sitting alone with this book. One of the greatest gifts we get in life is our parents and the bond created between us. As much as we don't want to hear this as teenagers growing up and finding ourselves, most of the time they were right and did know best. But, just to make yourself feel better, one of my favorite poems in the book, "Whatever!" will help you remember when you knew it all and they were just so wrong about everyone and everything.
Children are our future and the elderly our link to the past, a time where life was a much simpler place. We should honor them, help them, and do as they wish! Right? After you read these poems you'll have to wonder if they do things because they can, are still laughing inside and getting a chance to live their second childhood! What is better than that? The respect of an adult but to live your youth all over again.
Young love and dreams that happen in life that make us look back years later only to wonder "What if?" are also part of this wonderful collection. Times when we have to make important live altering decisions are in this book as well. You'll remember your own and the people that you turned to for wisdom when you couldn't decide yourself. Even though I cried, I read several of these poems more than once, "Remembering Grandma" was one of them. Loosing both of my grandmothers at an early age always affected me personally, so this helped me bring them back, if even for just a little while.As stated in the beginning, not only happy times are written about in this book. Poems such as "Valentine's Eve" and "Blame it on someone else" discuss some of the problems facing society today. Other memorable ones are "Will anybody ever love me" , "Jane Doe" and "A Pretty Dress",
Mrs. Chessor and Mrs. Blankenship are a mother and daughter team that write from the heart. They give you their family and their memories on a silver platter. You will laugh, cry and say "That happened to YOU too?" This unique collection of poetry has something for everyone, something that will make you remember a time in your own life and something that will make you want to read it again and again. I highly recommend this book of poetry that will always have a special place on my bookshelf.
If you enjoy this collection of poetry, you might want to also read S.L. Chessor's debut book written in memory of her late father entitled "My Tongue Fell Out.
Good Luck & Have Fun!!
That's all for now and Thank You for stopping by!
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Now, if you ever knew just how shy Amy is in person, you'd laugh to know she could even keep up her blog! So, this is quite an honor for her. Trust me, I do know! So a BIG THANK YOU to J.Kay for the award. which I will put up right here in the middle of the post for now, until I know how to get it to stay on the side!
I encourage you all to stop by J.Kaye's book blog! She's got a lot going on over there herself! I'm sure it gets a FIVE CROWN RATING from AMY any day of the week! J.Kaye has cool reviews/interviews, raffles, Maxine and challenges up the ying-yang (Amy is going to kill me for using this language in the castle...she is). SO JUST ENJOY IT WHILE YA' CAN. 'Cuz when she's back - OH this is all deleted fo' sho'!
While we're on the subject of my most favoritest friend, who I will update you on in the next post, there will probably be three more today and this is already the second, I just have to do this for her. We miss her so much and this is important to her/therefore it's important to us.
Since we can't figure out her password yet and we've all tried so many things, we can not get a hold of all reviews, interviews and everything else of importance. She even reviews for a few online sites that I'm trying to forward reviews to. I feel so worthless and then when we see her, it's a feeling of being helpless. So, as I was saying, since we can't find all the reviews, we'll do what we can and fill you in on how she's doing, plus try to get up some interviews and we think it will be fun to tell you funny/interesting stories about Amy that you do not know. I hope it's alright with all of you. We've just known her so long and this part of her is new to us so we're going to give you a part of her that's new to you. Fair? FAIR! Also, Amy offered to help a wonderful woman named Lisa advertise her Etsy shop here, so I'm going to try to get in touch with her and help her do that and also there is an author that has done so much for Amy that we're going to get her book posted or banner up for advertisement as well and her name is Sandy Patsy. I'm sure you remember her from her review. We were planning an interview with her as well, but I think she wants to wait until Amy gets back and that's fine with the three of us.
Thank you again J.Kaye for such an honor. You really are a great friend to Amy and anyone that takes care of her is so special in our book. Although, we may have to stop by your blog as well, we want a chance at your wonderful raffles and serious reviews you do. If you haven't seen her review system, you should stop by. It's really unique. On top of that, she's doing every challenge under the sun, I have know idea how she has time for it all. It really is a great blog! J.Kaye, if we have any questions, would you mind us stopping by? You can answer in the comments
The last thing for this post is this...for the last week, we've been lurking, visiting Amy's friends on their blogs and we have to say what a great place to be! You all have exciting, different and unique topics and blogs! We really know now why Amy loves this so. She does have quite a few books that she's gotten in and they are at the hospital with her. It's what she calls her "Comfort Reading" and she started writing reviews about eight years ago just to give back to her favorite authors that had gotten her through some serious tough times medically. In return, she will do just about anything to be part of a book that she loves success. We can't wait for her to be better. We miss our weekends together and our dinners out at least once a week. Get well my dear dear friend. I LOVE YOU!
I think that's all for now from us.
Respectfully - Your Resident Royal Reviewers
Vanessa, Kim and Dawn
May 10, 2008
We've gotten notes, well wishes, e-cards and offers of help. All of which we appreciate so much! Amy wanted you all to know that she still needs her *COMFORT READING* it's giving her something to do other than thinking of what's going on. This is her main reason for reading and reviewing. When I told her of the notes we received regarding concern from authors and friends not wanting to bother her right now wth review requests or not wanting to "add to her problems", she said never, that would never be the case. She wants you to send anything that you need read and reviewed.