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review 2018-02-11 19:04
Andy and the Lion - an oldie but a goodie
Andy and the Lion (Picture Puffins) - James Daugherty
I remember reading this story at my grandmother’s house when I was little. I was thrilled to see this novel at a sale at the library so I quickly grabbed it, paid my dollar and now it is added to my own library.
I didn’t even have to open the novel to remember anything about the book. I remembered Andy and the lion chasing each other around the huge rock. Andy was scared of the lion and then suddenly the lion stopped running. I thought for sure he would eat poor Andy and then the lion showed Andy his paw. A huge thorn stuck out of his paw and smart Andy dressed in his overalls grabbed out his pliers and pulled with all of his might and got that thorn out. The thorn was so stuck in the lion’s paw that the two of them tumbled over backward when it finally came out. The lion was so grateful that he licked Andy right in the face. The two of them then, went back to what they were originally doing. I loved that part of the story.
Days later, as Andy was visiting the circus, a lion jumped out of his steel cage and ran right toward the crowd. The lion was headed right toward Andy who had been excited for this part of the show. As the lion looked at Andy, Andy noticed something familiar about his lion. The lion stopped in his tracks and looked straight at Andy. It’s funny how things turned out in the rest of the book.
I liked how the author leaves you hanging with the short script. Sometimes there’s not a lot of words on one page and you need to read two pages to get a complete sentence as the author creates a cliffhanging effect on the pages. I liked the white, black and orange color scheme and I like the magical elements of this children’s novel. Andy begins the novel going to the library to get a novel, a novel about lions. A picture of a lion faces his dining room table, his father is reading the newspaper article about lions, his grandfather’s story is about lions, and then Andy dreams about lions, lions are everywhere before he runs into the lion on his way to school. I can’t wait to share this novel with others. 4.5 stars


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text 2018-01-23 00:32
Reading progress update: I've read 140 out of 327 pages.
Little & Lion - Brandy Colbert

The flu fairy has visited. Jake brought it home. He's had a fever all weekend. I had a sore throat that kept me up all last night. So we kept Jake home from school today and his daddy took him to urgent care. Yep, the flu. And they want me to come in too since I now have a fever, sore throat, and aches. The flu is apparently so bad this year Oklahoma Department of Health has made it mandatory for kids to stay home 5 days if they come down with this bug. We are officially under quarantine. 


I'm rolling over and going back to sleep. As much as I want to read, I am so tired.

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text 2018-01-21 22:56
Reading progress update: I've read 100 out of 380 pages.
Little & Lion - Brandy Colbert

Oh, no....Lion, sweetie, no. I get the feeling we are in for a All the Bright Places sort of ending. 

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text 2018-01-20 05:23
Reading progress update: I've read 32 out of 327 pages.
Little & Lion - Brandy Colbert

Oooowwww. A blossoming bisexual girl? Yes! I need this!


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text 2018-01-09 12:08
The Lion Tamer - Claire Smith,Hot Tree Editing,Dahlia Donovan
Title: The Lion Tamer
Series: The Sin Bin, Book 6
Genre: Gay Romance
Release Date: February 20, 2018
Cover Designer: Claire Smith
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Nook: Coming Soon!
One dominant Marine.
One troubled rugby player.

The Sin Bin will never be the same.

Gray Baird’s to-do list for the year includes starting a restaurant, claiming his submissive, and keeping his nosy friends out of his business. He has his work seriously cut out for him.

Scottie Monk prides himself on bullying his way through problems—and sometimes even people. His life is spiralling out of his control, but he refuses to break. The last thing he expects is to find peace in the confines of submission.

One man will try to tame a lion.

One man will try to heal.

And both men will have to join forces to deal with a toxic family and invasive paparazzi.

The Lion Tamer is book six in Dahlia Donovan's international bestselling gay romance series, The Sin Bin. Each one features hot rugby players and the men who steal their hearts.

It is recommended that readers have read at least The Royal Marine and The Unexpected Santa prior to reading The Lion Tamer.
Nook: Coming Soon!
Other Books in The Sin Bin Series
The Wanderer
Book 1
The Caretaker
Book 2

The Royal Marine
Book 4

The Unexpected Santa
Book 5
Dahlia Donovan wrote her first romance series after a crazy dream about shifters and damsels in distress. She prefers irreverent humour and unconventional characters. An autistic and occasional hermit, her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.

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