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review 2016-10-19 16:51
Book Review - The Girl Who Couldn't Come Up With an Original Title
The Girl Who Couldn't Come Up With an Original Title - The Behrg

This contains two short stories covering the topics of depression and suicide.

 

I found both stories interesting and could relate to the thoughts and feelings of the characters. These are dark, emotive and surprisingly descriptive for such short stories.

 

The author also tells us a little about himself, which I found interesting too.

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review 2016-08-15 01:55
Children's Review: The Bear Who Couldn't Sleep
The Bear Who Couldn't Sleep - Caroline Nastro,Vanya Nastanlieva

We received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.

 

I read this to A and she loved it. She giggled when the bear was trying to find a place to sleep to the bird eating out of a popcorn bucket. 

The illustrations were lovely and went well with the story and had that sleepy feel to it. If that makes sense.

Bear and his family should all be sleeping but when Bear can not sleep he looks for adventure as he is restless little does he know that he will be tired soon and the best place to sleep is at home. 

We follow Bear on his adventure and see what sees and hears. There is a reason New York is the city that never sleeps and Bear finds out. 

This makes for a perfect bedtime story and might just get your kiddos ready to close their eyes and sleep.

 

 

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review 2016-08-07 20:43
Abandoned, Life is Too Short With So Many other Books on my To Read
Burning Desire - Rachel Maldonado

I have a burning desire to abandon this book, and since life is too short and my to read list is to long, I am walking away. I made it to the 15% mark and had already said to myself "who talks this way?" one to many times. Seriously, Candi gets pulled from a fire by Suzanne and later that same day they are best buds. I don't care how traumatic the experience no one is going to be thinking about how "glad they are to have a friend so far from home" about a total stranger (10%)


Now, having said this, I suspect that if I was new to the lesbian genre I'd have read this entire story and enjoyed it; plus it was free on Kindle Unlimited. So hey, if you're new to reading lesbian stories, enjoy have fun. I'm sure this writer will get better with time.

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review 2016-06-29 19:14
The Bear Who Couldn't Sleep by Caroline Nastro
The Bear Who Couldn't Sleep - Caroline Nastro,Vanya Nastanlieva

The Bear Who Couldn't Sleep by Caroline Nastro (Author) & Vanya Nastanlieva (Illustrator) is a charming & engaging children's book for ages four to eight years.

 

The bear who couldn't sleep during the winter first attempted to visit his neighbors but they were all sleeping. He kept walking & arrived in New York City. He loved the city that never sleeps. Then he got very tired but couldn't find a quiet, undisturbed place to sleep. So he walked & walked again.

 

I gave this cleverly written story four stars. Some of the illustrations were delightful. Some of them were a little dark.

 

I received a complimentary copy from North South Books Inc. & NetGalley. That did not change my opinion for this review.

 

Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Bear-Who-Couldnt-Sleep/dp/073584268X

 

This book is in pre-order status so not reviewed on Amazon or Barnes & Nobles.

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text 2016-06-28 14:21
The bear who couldn't sleep
The Bear Who Couldn't Sleep - Caroline Nastro,Vanya Nastanlieva

by Caroline Nastro

illustrated by Vanya Nastanlieva

age range:

NorthSouth Books

 

It's winter and despite his mother and brothers sleep, Bear can't sleep. He watches the leaves fall, and the snow to cover everything, but he still can't sleep. He decides to look for someone to make him company, but all his neighbors are sleeping too. He walks, and walks until he arrives to the city that never sleeps, and that's is exactly what he needs! He visits museums and famous landscapes. He meets people and eats delicious food. He also gets sleepy... So he tries to sleep in a bus stop bench, in a corner at the museum and even in Central Park, but he can't. He comes back to snuggle with his mother and brothers to wait, eyes closed, for he spring to come.

 

Lovely illustrated bedtime story for those days when kids have lots of energy left and don't want to sleep. The book's pace slows down a little more each page, and at the end you fell like curl up among the bears to sleep. Another great addition to our bedtime collection.

 

I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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