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review 2017-07-28 05:06
Great way to learn about historical events
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans - Don Brown

 

 

I read this book for my graphic novel class and for a free read Friday. It is very well done. I learned a lot about the aftermath of Hurrican Katrina in New Orleans, details I wasn't aware of before. Don Brown does a great job of presenting facts without a lot of bias. He uses facts and quotes to present the information. The illustrations are sepia toned and provide emotional details not given in the text. The faces are very expressive and even the way Brown draws the bodies shows how devastating the events were for the people of New Orleans.

 

Free Friday Read

96 pages = $2.00

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review 2017-07-24 16:30
Hurricane Heels - Isabel Yap Hurricane Heels - Isabel Yap

I really shouldn't have but I got sucked into reading this online and just had to keep going with the story. Very interesting and well thought-out. What happens to Magical Girls when they grow up and try to have lives and fall in love, marry, and be themselves as well as fight the big bads, keep their secret and all that. This is pretty short but very interesting and well done.

Recommended for those who like superheroes and chosen ones, this is an interesting meditation on what having to fight can do to you psychologically. Interesting.

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text 2017-07-15 04:55
My 3rd Free Read Friday - BLopoly
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans - Don Brown

 

I'm reading this book as my third Free Read Friday. It was assigned for my graphic novel class. I started reading it today, so it qualifies for both.

 

It's a graphic novel about the effects of Hurricane Katrina.

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text 2017-03-21 07:10
Book Blitz - The Storm

The Storm
R.J. Prescott
(The Hurricane #3)
Publication date: March 21st 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Sports

Marie Kelly is a survivor who doesn’t know when to quit. Against all odds, she’s living a life she never dreamed she could have. It was enough… until a stubborn boxer makes her want more.

Irish charmer Kieran Doherty has been a fighter at Driscoll’s Gym for most of his life. He’s been content to let his best friend take the spotlight, now it’s his turn to make a name for himself in the world of heavy weight champions. Falling in love is the one thing he vowed never to do, but meeting Marie changed everything.

It’s easy to imagine a happy-ever-after when the sun is shining. But when the storm comes, and all hope seems lost, they both learn that if you want something badly enough, you have to be willing to fight for it.

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EXCERPT:

 

When I finally plucked up a bit of courage, I peeped out of the curtains to see Kieran throwing stones at the window.

 

“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair,” he mock shouted, when he caught my eye. I opened the window to whisper loudly back at him.

 

“Are you high?” I asked. “Why didn’t you just ring the doorbell or call me?”

 

“I thought this would be more romantic,” he said.

 

“If I ignore the fact that my nipples probably have frostbite, I am feeling romanced,” I replied. He looked pained. “What’s wrong?” I asked.

 

“You said ‘nipples’ and now I can’t think of anything else,” he replied, making me smile.

“Now I’m down here, what’s the chances of seeing an accidental nip slip?” he asked.

 

“Depends,” I replied.

 

“On what?” he asked.

 

“What’s in the bag?” I said.

 

“Hot chocolate and warm doughnuts,” he said, holding up the bag as if to barter.

 

“Well, I would have said slim to none, but fresh doughnuts might have just tipped the odds in your favour,” I replied.

 

“Yesss!” he said, fist bumping the air in victory.

 

I closed the window and ran to buzz him in. He bounded up the stairwell, his heavy footsteps echoing loudly in the hallway. When he got to my door, he looked me up and down, taking in my short royal blue, silk pyjamas. Dropping the sack, he speared his hands into my hair and pulled me into a kiss that had me melting. Kier didn’t kiss with just his lips; he did it with his whole body. Without shoes on, I was tiny in comparison, but inside of the cage of his huge arms, I felt protected and safe. Despite his size, his lips were so gentle. He didn’t treat me like I was fragile, but like I was precious, as though every touch was one that he was experiencing for the first time and memorizing for later.

 

Feeling bold, I traced the seam of his mouth with my tongue, and when he parted his lips and touched his tongue against mine, I groaned. Every sensation was too much, and not enough. Breathless, he pulled away from me to nuzzle his face in the crook of my neck. I reached up and gently stroked the short hair at the back of his neck, making him sigh.

 

 

 

Author Bio:

 

USA Today bestselling author R.J. Prescott was born in Cardiff, South Wales, and studied law at the University of Bristol, England. Four weeks before graduation she fell in love, and stayed. Ten years later, she convinced her crazy, wonderful firefighter husband to move back to Cardiff where they now live with their two equally crazy sons. Her debut novel The Hurricane was an international bestseller and finalist in the Goodreads Awards in the category of debut author.

 

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review 2017-03-18 17:00
Hurricane in Paradise (Paradise Series) (Volume 10) - Deborah Brown
Here we go again with the exciting band of Tarpon Coves residents who take us on a rip roaring ride of excitement, love, relationships and a deep commitment to a close knit group.  The beauty of the books is how creative and ingenuous the author is in keeping the novels flowing with fresh and inventive ideas. 
 
If you haven’t read any of the previous novels this is not a problem as the author gives an excellent synopsis of what has occurred in the previous novels. The characters go from strength to strength and become larger than life.  You cannot help but fall in love with them and want to help them get out of their scrapes, trials and tribulations.
 
In this particular novel poor Madison has a lot to deal when a dead body is found on her property after a hurricane, her brother has gone missing and also has to care for the eccentric folk she has let live in her cottages.  Along with her best friend Fab working for a local hood and crossing the lines of the law on several occasions a lesser woman have cracked.
 
The characters in Tarpon Cove could be linked to local people in your vicinity and I think that’s why I can relate strongly to the novels. The scenes and places also create vivid images of local places and when I visit them can imagine Madison and her entourage just popping up around the corner.
 
The tenth novel in an excellent series and is a must read for any fan of this particular genre.

 

Source: beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/hurricane-in-paradise-by-deborah-brown.html
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