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text 2015-05-14 22:49
Club Leughaidh Cuilean Craicte

An deagh naidheachd: tha sinn a-nis air letheach slighe dhan àireimh de dh'fho-sgrìobhaidhean a cheadaicheas dhuinn cumail oirnn agus sia mìosan eile de leabhraichean-caibideil Gàidhlig dha cloinn 7-12 a chur a-mach. Naidheachd nach eil cho math: gus 100 ball a ruigsinn air 31 Cèitean, feumaidh sinn triùir bhall ùra co-dhiù gach uile latha dhan uair sin.

 

An cuidich thu sinn a chuideachadh cloinn ri leughadh airson tlachd anns a' Ghàidhlig? Bhiodh sinn fada nad chomain nam b' urrainn dhut bruidhinn ri caraidean agus ris an teaghlach mu Chlub Leughaidh Cuilean Craicte, am fiosrachadh a sgaoileadh, agus soighnigeadh cuideachd, mur an do rinn thu mar-thà e!

 

Ma dh'obraicheas sinn còmhla, togaidh sinn coimhearsnachd de luchd-leughaidh Gàidhlig òga - ach feumaidh sinn cuideachadh bhuat an toiseach.

 

Airson barrachd fiosrachaidh agus gus soighnigeadh: Fo-sgrìobh


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review 2014-07-10 20:14
Mercy Row 2: Mercy Row Clann
Mercy Row Clann: Book 2 in the Mercy Row Series - Harry Hallman

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. No other consideration was offered, expected or received.

 

This was a good story – so much happiness and so much sadness. I read the whole book in one sitting, not able to put it down and not realizing just how long I had been sitting there. I want to know more about this family and their lives and I can't wait until I can read book 3 (book 1's review will be coming soon). I really got into the characters and their lives – crossed my fingers, hoping this situation would turn out good, that they would succeed, that he (or she) would make it out alive, that they would survive this attack and that attack – I cried at the sad moments, laughed at the funny, felt happiness when good things happened to them, and cheered when they did come out on top.

 

Parts of it felt like I was reading a novel and parts of it felt like I was reading a true crime story, like the script to one of those true crime news shows that are so popular on TV. BUT at some spots I felt like the ball had been dropped, like it could have been written a little better, and some of that I blame on the editor. There were quite a few editing issues in the book (i.e. missing words and at 65%, Sally calls Jimmy Charlie, which may not be a big thing, but it should have been caught); the switching back and forth between full name and nickname, especially in the same paragraph, can get a little confusing (i.e. Jake and Jakey, Franklin and Frank); the story was a bit all over the place and at times felt like there was no organization, sometimes it was like the next day and sometimes it felt like a vast amount of time had happened between two events, and some things were hard to connect.
         My main two problems with the book were: 1) The story with one of their enemies just stopped after they “took care of the problem,” which was weird because I would have expected some form of retaliation from that group. Instead it went on to dealing just with the inside problems. (I’m hoping that this may get picked up again in the third book.) 2) There were two parts that I felt were just NOT necessary: the fooling around in the hospital (32%) and the whore house (66%). They took away from the story, in my opinion, and felt awkward, like they were forced in. I disagree with the whole thing about people loving sex in their stories – I feel like TV shows and books (when they are not romance or erotica) slip sex scenes in thinking it will help their story when, in reality, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – sex is a cop-out and when you have a really good book already, it doesn’t make it a really good book.

 

My favorite character: This is always a hard one for me, but I add it to my reviews when there is ONE or TWO characters that REALLY stand out to me. This book has a lot of good characters, but Willy, well, he’s not the brightest crayon in the book and he cracks me up.

 

My favorite parts: The naming of the baby, when they saved the dogs, ordering the hoagie at the Jewish Delicatessen in New York, and the very end.

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review 2013-10-30 13:48
Review: Consume (The Clann #3) by Melissa Darnell
Consume - Melissa Darnell
 
 
So. I read yet another book without checking to see if it was part of a series.
It was.
And yet, somehow no one is shocked....
Anyway, (as I now know) this is the third book in the Clann series, and it seemed to wrap up what I assumed was a trilogy. But it's not listed as a trilogy, so maybe there are more books to come? Not sure. Also not important to the enjoyment of this book.
After a few chapters I got the gist of what had happened in the previous books, and got sucked into Consume and it's cast of characters. Very cool story, but now I want to go back and read first two books.
Ugh. Because my to-read list isn't long enough as it is...
 
Tristan and Savannah are childhood friends who fell in love. Awww. So sweet! Anyway, Tristan was a member of the magic wielding Clann, who was slated to take over for his father as it's leader. Savannah was too, but she was a witch/vampire hybrid, so of course their love was forbidden. Evidently, at the end of the last book she was forced to turn him into a vampire hybrid in order to save his life.
So the story opens with her and her (vampire) father out in the middle of the woods trying to get Tristan's blood lust under control.
I'll admit I had a little Twitard flashback reading that part...
Oh, and Tristan's also lost his memory, so eating people seems like a good idea to him. Fortunately, his memory eventually comes back, and he stops trying to suck the blood of innocents.
But their troubles don't stop there.
Now they have to convince the vampire counsel and the Clann to stop fighting each other, and let them live happily ever after. Which would be a lot easier if the new Clann leader wasn't an extremist lunatic hell-bent on destroying all vampires. And blowing things up. And framing Savannah and Tristan for it.
 
Of course, the lovebirds have a major falling out over how to deal with this guy. Savannah wants him stopped, but Tristan (due to some spoilery stuff) wants him dead. Can they win the day and repair their love?
*cue dramatic music*
 
This was a really fun story, and I had no problems getting into it without having read the other books. If you haven't read these, you might want to check them out!
 
 
Source: www.addicted2heroines.com/2013/10/review-consume-clann-3-by-melissa.html
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review 2013-09-18 15:21
Review: Consume
Consume - Melissa Darnell

Finally reading the final book in this trilogy, I really enjoyed how it all came together.

 

Plot: This book is full of action and never leaves on bored. There is constant movement with the characters growth, fights between the clans and of course who can forget the drama in relationships. As the reader, you get the full effect of strength, excitement and love, but also you get scared and tired. There is so much going on that your just excited to move on and close that door. It all happens at a good pace where the reader gets a really good connection with the story. Nothing is confusing but mostly just aimed at what is happening right then and there in the story.

 

Love: There are several relationships going on. First is of course Savannah and Tristan. They go through a time of difficultness because of the decisions they make. It’s hard to watch them fight but in the end they work together, finding each other once again. And then the parents. One thing I adore about this book is that Savannah’s parents are very involved. And what do you know, the reader even gets to see the relationship between Savannah’s dad and mom come together. I loved it when they fought but you knew deep down that they loved each other. And they did. There relationships gets mended as well.

Ending: In the end, this story pulls together nicely and I can say that I truly love this series. Every moment of growth, every single questions is put to the test, surviving under great circumstances. I like the way it end, leaving the reader with hope and a satisfying ending.

 

Consume covers an impressive range of emotions and growth. It gathers all questions raised giving the reader well executed answers. Admirable writing with great characters, Consume is awesome.

Source: www.bookswithbite.net
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review 2013-08-29 00:00
Crave (The Clann #1)
Crave (The Clann #1) - Melissa Darnell 3.5 borderline 4
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