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review 2018-06-12 18:20
Overboard Comics
Overboard - Chip Dunham

I used to read Overboard everyday on the commuter train to Chicago and work. I just loved the adventures of pirates, The Catain, Nate, Boof, Charley, Seahawk and all the creatures they dealt with including The Green Ship, Sharks, Sea monsters, snakes and other denizens of the deep. I found these two books that contained reprints of the classic comics and they brought back lots of memories. We can always use a look chuckle. Thanks to Chip Dunham for his creativity.

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review 2018-05-09 04:23
Overboard (Survivor Diaries) by Terry Lynn Johnson
Survivor Diaries: Overboard! - Terry Lynn Johnson,Jani Orban

 

"Tell me how you survived the whale attack," the reporter said.

- opening lines

 

Could you survive if the whale watching boat you were on capsized and you were left floating in the cold ocean? Travis and Marina are in just such a situation. Luckily, Travis is wearing an immersion suit, and Mariana has survival supplies in her vest (and a lot of knowledge). All they have to do is stay out of the water, find land, and get rescued. Simple, right?

 

So, this is a good book, but the plot is a little thin. Things resolve a bit too easily for me, but I don't think kids will mind. At the end of the book, there is a section with "U.S. Coast Guard-Approved Cold Water Survival Tips" which kids will probably find very cool and informative.

 

It's about 100 pages, easy to read and about survival, kids will love it.

 

Recommended to: Grades 3-5 (and some second graders), fans of the I Survived series, adventure fans, reluctant readers

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text 2018-02-04 23:23
Five new releases in book series out tomorrow
Aliens Abroad (Alien Novels) - Gini Koch
Going Overboard (Anchor Point) - L a Witt
Three's A Charm - Robyn Peterman
Unlovable - Charity Parkerson
Source: www.fictfact.com/BookReleaseCalendar
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review 2018-01-12 06:15
Chance
Going Overboard (Anchor Point) - L a Witt

This is book #5, in the Anchor Point series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader enjoyment and understanding of the series, I recommend reading in the order intended.

 

Dalton & Chris have been best friends for some time.  Enjoying the same things, working the same job, even at the same location, makes it easy for their friendship to grow.  When tragedy strikes and makes them realize their feelings - can they make the most of it?

 

Chris is not sure how to react when he almost loses Dalton.  He has become more than a friend now.  In order to go forward someone would have to transfer out, they would both have to get promoted, etc.  

 

This story was a sweet surprise.  I enjoyed learning more about their jobs.  I also loved the characters loyalty to both the jobs, and to each other.  I found myself not wanting to put this book down, like many in this great series.  I give this story a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publishers, in exchange for an honest review.

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review 2017-04-09 22:18
Death Goes Overboard
Death Goes Overboard - David S. Pederson

Well worth a read. I hadn't read the first in the series. This didn't affect my enjoyment at all.
Pros: Good sense of period.
Interesting sparse style which fitted the story and the noir style.
Cons: I figured out what had happened at the half way marker, about 40% before the narrator. For a crack detective he wasn't so hot.
The will he/won't he marry a woman to divert attention made up a big part of Heath's thoughts for the first part of the book, but it then seemed to just get dropped.
Heath and Alan have a lot of their 'private' conversations in public places. And Heath cries when Riker is shot. No wonder people speculate about his predilections.
There was little to no passion between Heath and Alan (in fact the only scene where Heath seems tempted is with Riker). I had trouble believing in their relationship. Just one scene behind closed doors could have changed that.
All in all I enjoyed this as a historical mystery with gay characters. I wasnt sold on the romance though.
I am interested enough to buy the first book.

 

Book provided by Netgalley for an honest review.

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