Does eating half a dozen Pumpkin Spice English Muffins count as my vegetable quota for the day?
I'm proud to roll out the second, and probably final book in the 'This Book is Random' series.
E Gerald's Book of Memes: This Book is Random Volume 3
That's right the second book in the series is volume 3. That's what you're signing up for when you open up this book! A fun quick read book that is sure to make you laugh, smile, or perhaps reconsider being friends with me. :)
So download or order now the thrilling sequel to: This Book is Random.
Volume 3 is 144 pages of random memes (text only), some dad jokes, fun short experiences (most of which are fictional) and a Parent vs. Child Dictionary that has entries like this:
Child: (verb) The act of climbing into bed with mommy and daddy and squirming around until they finally agree to get up and make me breakfast.
Parent: (verb) The sweet moment when active kids slow down enough to just hug and cuddle…with their knee shoved in your throat.
We tested this book by reading it aloud with a group of people to have a good laugh. They were a captive audience as we were in the car. It made the trip a blast! In fact you should definitely order a copy for anyone you know who will be going on a road trip in the near future.
Hope you enjoy it, and I have a deal going that if you order a physical copy, you can also download the kindle version for free!
My house is covered in white dog fur. No matter how much we vacuum, sweep, groom or pick up. But I have a solution to never see it again... Close my eyes.
Brothers Haymaker by Sam Ferguson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The brothers Haymaker is a fun clean fantasy adventure that follows a group of adventurers chasing clues to save a member of the 'Ghosts' a group of warriors from the Troll wars. It is a good read for young readers, I read it with my 11 year old son and we both enjoyed it!
It is fun to follow them through the different places that they adventure, and see the types of people they encounter. It is non stop action from the start which kept me turning the pages wondering what adventure or challenge they would face next.
I really enjoyed that the characters were vulnerable. *Spoiler Alert* not everyone survives. And many of the characters who do survive sustain some serious injuries which makes the adventure seem real and adds to the excitement.
My criticisms that drop this to a 4 star instead of a 5 star are just two things:
1. It seems like half of a story. While they do finish part of their quest, it's not a satisfying ending in my opinion. I like solid endings.
2. I compared it too much to the first book. The first book had a very different feel to it: One main character vs. a team of characters. One quest/purpose vs. multiple mini-missions. I just really loved the first book and this one, in my opinion, was not as good as the original. Still very enjoyable!
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Directions for Sugar Free Benefiber: Stir into water and enjoy. ??? I doubt there has ever been a person who drank water with dissolved flavorless fiber and said, "Man I enjoyed that!"
Dragon God by Ava Richardson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The cover art captured me right away! I was very interested to see this dragon in action. The title also gave away that someone would eventually ride a dragon. I was a little surprised at the twist and who ended up riding which dragon (no spoilers here). Just something that I thought was well done.
I liked the story. The world had some complicated politics, which I also like to see. The writing style was good and kept me reading.
I enjoyed the character development of this book at the beginning, and I liked the writing style, the characters were fairly believable, in that there were some things I liked about them and some things that drove me crazy (like real people).
The one thing I found difficult about this book was that the pacing felt a little lopsided at times. What I mean by that is there would be a long segment where very little seemed to happen other than meeting the characters, then the build up to the climax seemed like a lot happened in a short amount of pages, and it ended abruptly.
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It's SALE time again! The Troven is on sale September 8-13. If you loved it, tell your friends! If you haven't read it, grab a copy!
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For centuries, young men in their eighteenth year have been sent away from the small village of Dungan for a year-long exile as they begin their journey into manhood. This traditional exile, the Troven, was instituted so that young men may find themselves, find their purpose, and find their place in the world. When Kaz Kinsley and his three friends leave to begin their Troven, all they have on their minds is getting to the first sign of civilization and finding a way to survive on their own. Fate has more in mind for these young men, though. Stone Seekers are on the move, sent by the evil sorcerer Mordyar to find six magical stones, each with the power to enhance one of six gifts every person in Denall is born with. When Kaz unknowingly comes into possession of the Sight Stone, he and his friends become part of the story of the Stones of Power, and their Troven suddenly becomes something much more.
I've come to learn that prayer is less about me trying to convince God to do the things I want Him to do and more about me recognizing the blessings God has and is pouring out on me.
Telling a kid they can be anything in life, when I know they actually believe a Zombie Apocalypse is coming.
I saw a sign the other day, "Absolutely NO TRUCKS!"
I'm guessing that out there somewhere a truck driver is saying, "it didn't say absolutely no trucks, so I thought I would be the exception."
Official Author Page for Eric Buffington
Young Adult Author