#SundayQuestions: Which book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read but you probably won’t?

Originally, this book was Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Simply because of curiosity of it. But I’ve read Anthem of hers hated it and don’t ever want to read anything from her again. It was torture and I feel anything longer by her would kill me.

But for me the book series that fits this is Harry Potter by JK Rowling. Not because I feel like I am too old to read it. Just I feel I missed the time where this book would have been one of my favorites.

I wasn’t allowed to read it when I was younger. My family was in its blossoming church and conservative life when it came out. Of course, the belief that this book was evil and full of witchcraft held strongly in my church. My dad even went to school and had it removed from her classes whole class reading — they had to pick something else to read.

I’ve recently read the first book I think last year or the year before. I feel I would have loved the hell out of this as a kid. But it’s not something I will actively try to finish.

No, I don’t even like the movies all that much.

Which book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read but you probably won’t?

Question came from Justyourtypicalbookblog.blogspot.com it’s a dead blog but still houses these questions. So. I don’t think they’re the originator of the questions but figured I’d tell that I didn’t just pull these questions out of the air. 

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#SundayQuestions: Which book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read but you probably won’t?

Originally, this book was Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Simply because of curiosity of it. But I’ve read Anthem of hers hated it and don’t ever want to read anything from her again. It was torture and I feel anything longer by her would kill me.

But for me the book series that fits this is Harry Potter by JK Rowling. Not because I feel like I am too old to read it. Just I feel I missed the time where this book would have been one of my favorites.

I wasn’t allowed to read it when I was younger. My family was in its blossoming church and conservative life when it came out. Of course, the belief that this book was evil and full of witchcraft held strongly in my church. My dad even went to school and had it removed from her classes whole class reading — they had to pick something else to read.

I’ve recently read the first book I think last year or the year before. I feel I would have loved the hell out of this as a kid. But it’s not something I will actively try to finish.

No, I don’t even like the movies all that much.

Which book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read but you probably won’t?

Question came from Justyourtypicalbookblog.blogspot.com it’s a dead blog but still houses these questions. So. I don’t think they’re the originator of the questions but figured I’d tell that I didn’t just pull these questions out of the air. 

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#SundayQuestions: Which book should never have been turned into a film?

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Is this question asking me which book should never have been made into a movie? Was this question originally after Name A Movie That is Better than the Book, but was moved. So here it is being asked further down and seems out of place.

Note: The post’s question & what is in the image is purposefully changed. I just didn’t feel like changing the image for this blog. If I am incorrect in what this is asking then OH WELL. Here we are. Also if this question isn’t asking me what I think it is….oop. 

So, a book that I believe should have never been turned into a movie. For me books that became movies and shouldn’t have happened: Eragon & The Da Vinci Code. Love Tom Hanks but hated the movie.

Reason for Eragon: I only kind of liked the book and the movie was worse. It was irksome.

The Da Vinci Code: Again, love Tom Hanks, hate this movie & the book. For some reason my teacher for our Bible History class in high school (I went to a public school.) …thought this was relevant to the class. Just torture.

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What book do you think should have never been turned into a movie?

Question 
came from Justyourtypicalbookblog.blogspot.com. From a list of
questions out of one of those questionnaires.

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you want to read more of my #Questions Posts:

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#WritingPrompt: eHelper at Heart





Saturday
nights your character spends online trying to help people. Either
romance problems, proving that their ideas are wrong, or ways to
grief. One of the people they’ve encountered, however, is angered by
the character’s help. They’ve figured out where your character lives
and plan on beating up or possibly murdering for the help they gave.

Write the why, where, when, what and how….

I’ve created the prompt. If you take prompt please give credit (use website addy!). The use of this theme in a story is a-okay. 


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#10ReasonstoLove #Netgalley #lions #penguins

Title: 10 Reasons to Love .. A Penguin
Author: Catherine Barr
Illustrator: Hanako Clulow
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens
Publish Day: July 5th! – it’s already out


Summary:
Lions are magnificent animals! Did you know that lions are the only big cat to live in groups? Or that their roar can be heard for miles? Discover ten reasons why lions are amazing and five ways you can show they love them in this gorgeous picture book. A must for any young animal enthusiast and a fantastic introduction to environmental issues.
 











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Title: 10 Reasons to Love .. A Penguin
Author: Catherine Barr
Illustrator: Hanako Clulow
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens
Publish Day: July 5th! – it’s already out


Summary:
Penguins are the cutest birds! Did you know that they go on incredible journeys? Or that they toboggan on their stomachs? Discover ten reasons why penguins are amazing and five ways you can show they love them in this gorgeous picture book. A must for any young animal enthusiast and a fantastic introduction to environmental issues.
 














Review about BOTH:



Each # is short and sweet, lovely illustrations alongside it. Good content for a classroom library or at-home library for the kiddos. It uses illustrations and is nonfiction. While I prefer realistic photography over illustrations I do understand the importance of art.. and these balance informative and art well.

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#10ReasonstoLove #Netgalley #lions #penguins

Title: 10 Reasons to Love .. A Penguin
Author: Catherine Barr
Illustrator: Hanako Clulow
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens
Publish Day: July 5th! – it’s already out


Summary:
Lions are magnificent animals! Did you know that lions are the only big cat to live in groups? Or that their roar can be heard for miles? Discover ten reasons why lions are amazing and five ways you can show they love them in this gorgeous picture book. A must for any young animal enthusiast and a fantastic introduction to environmental issues.
 











Both downloaded through Netgalley in exchange for review. I’m auto-approved for this publisher ~











Title: 10 Reasons to Love .. A Penguin
Author: Catherine Barr
Illustrator: Hanako Clulow
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens
Publish Day: July 5th! – it’s already out


Summary:
Penguins are the cutest birds! Did you know that they go on incredible journeys? Or that they toboggan on their stomachs? Discover ten reasons why penguins are amazing and five ways you can show they love them in this gorgeous picture book. A must for any young animal enthusiast and a fantastic introduction to environmental issues.
 














Review about BOTH:



Each # is short and sweet, lovely illustrations alongside it. Good content for a classroom library or at-home library for the kiddos. It uses illustrations and is nonfiction. While I prefer realistic photography over illustrations I do understand the importance of art.. and these balance informative and art well.

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The Dam Keeper: World Without Darkness by Robert Kondo; Dice Tsutsumi

Downloaded through Netgalley to read for an honest review.

This
is a tie-in to an animation and the second book in the series. There
will be more! So my introduction to these characters and story was
actually through Facebook stickers. The stickers show you a weirdly cute
and yet dark characters:

The website which is linked in the image above is also lovely to look at. It has images, videos and their social media. 
The
first book follows Pig and the life inside Sunrise Valley. He’s
bullied, makes a friend with Fox. Now they are going on an adventure…
Which is what is happening happening in The Dam Keeper: World Without Darkness
The Dam Keeper Website

Short version:

Good:

– Gorgeous artwork and is just fun to look at. Excellent for students who cannot read yet or struggle with the font choice. You definitely see the adventure and can understand what is happening within the story with the images.
– A spookiness/dark aspect to the story. There is a ghost-like images and a sad flash back and what occurs at the end of the story.
– Touches on pollution and cultural belief differences but not deeply or anything. Could be used as an “extra” if you’re teaching either of these points. Can students recognize they’re putting masks on due to pollution? How do they react to different culture that they encounter? But definitely couldn’t be a main piece in these lessons.
– Fun adventure story that you get to go along on!

Bad:

– Like the first book the font is hard to read. Age range for the first book is 7 to 11. Yes, kids this age can read and read well. But most children books have easy to read fonts. They’re just big enough and nothing too different from what the kids are reading. Recommend for a kid who can easily read different fonts than what is normally in a book.
– Use the word crazy a little too much for my taste.
-There is a scene where the Princess of the moles is stepping a later and Pig accidentally sees up her dress. It’s depicted in the story. This happens on page 109 so if you want to just skip that page to avoid that situation while reading this with your kids. 
– Ends on a cliffhanger we have to wait for the next installment!!!

Recommend:

Yes.

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Good:

The artwork is gorgeous and just fun to look at even
if you’re not able to read the words just yet. Great for kids who are
too young to read. This story has a dark feel to in.

There is a bit of a spookiness to
this story with Pig seeing what looks like a smoke ghost of his father.
This triggers a flashback for Pig. Pig’s loss can help discuss
connecting students or your child to grief or sadness of loss and grief.
Of course, if this is in a classroom setting you would definitely need
to know your students well to do this.

In this their worldview is expanded they are learning there is more to life than just Sunrise Valley. There is a moment where they are in the city and have to put on breathing masks. These masks are meant to protect them from the pollution that the town has created.

This book is not ideal as one of your main point books but possibly good to have as a filler when talking about pollution. It could be something to see if kids recognize that they are putting on the masks because of the bad air.

They encounter people in this city who don’t speak the same language as they do. They don’t interact much with these characters other than to realize that they don’t speak the same language. They’re in the middle of looking for a friend that they lost in the crowd.

This has Hippo who is talking in his sleep. He’s telling his father that he isn’t a loser and that he’ll do better. Hippo is the bully of this group so we’re finding out that he’s also being bullied at his house.

We get more hints about Pig’s dad which I liked — getting to some answers maybe??

Bad:

Like the first book in this series the fonts are hard to read. The age range states ages seven to eleven for the first book. I’m going to assume that this is the same age range for the second book. The writing is in white boxes so it’s easy to find where the text is.

But creators of these lovely stories with the terrible fonts forget that kids struggle with these kind of things.


It uses the word “crazy” one too many that I wanted to shake the book in hopes to shake the word out.  When they are in the city with the pollution and people who don’t speak their language they kind of adjust and move on.

 When they encounter the moles they show less acceptance or okay with dealing with people who are different than who they are. But you get to where she had plans on sacrificing Fox and Hippo so they were on the right track/ 

There is a scene where the Princess of the moles is stepping a later and Pig accidentally sees up her dress. It’s depicted in the story. This happens on page 109 so if you want to just skip that page to avoid that situation while reading this with your kids.

It has its “Scary” bits with the creepy when Hippo and Fox are in the middle of almost getting sacrificed to what the moles and their princess call a Dragon. It’s a smoke monster this happens toward the end of the story.

It ends on a cliffhanger. Why is Pig not going with them? What will happen? Where is this story going?

Again, unless you know your kids can handle the font and be able to read it comfortably that’s fine. But it’s definitely more of a picture book and a read to them kind of book. Many kids struggle with the type of font that is used in this story.

If you are against your kids or even your students reading things with “heck” or characters saying things like, “What the –?” and getting cut off this could be an issue. I know for parents often don’t like replacement cuss words such as heck, darn, shoot,etc or the cutaways that suggestive of cussing even if there’s no proof that is where they were going.

Recommend:

Yes. Even with the dark aspects of the story I think it’s interesting enough. Used as an educational tool you would use this more of an extra simply because of the snip of pollution, introduction to different people and cultural beliefs. There is no depth to them alone in this particular story but they are there so it could be used — but again as extra material.






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#SundayQuestions: Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry? Cookbooks are excluded

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I am taking this question as — has a book ever want to try what the characters are eating or try a new food. Not actual rumble in the tummy pooh bear hungry kind of thing.

The books by Sarah Addison Allen has tempted me to try to make a food or eat a food involving flowers.

All due to her weird descriptive need to have food in I believe all her books. They have in some way or another tempted me to try something.

I’m allergic to flowers so I’m not sure what will happen if I eat a flower. So, that has helped stall this adventure.

Do you eat flowers? Or — has a non-cookbook book made you hungry?

Question 
came from Justyourtypicalbookblog.blogspot.com. From a list of
questions out of one of those questionnaires.
If
you want to read more of my #Questions Posts:
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#Spoonies: 5 Ways I Relieve Migraines

Five ways to possibly relieve migraines. I’m fairly certain these are pretty common ways to try to relieve yourself of the migraine pain. When I have migraines they last for days. Most of mine start at the base of head / neck and stretch outwards toward face. It’s fun, don’t recommend. I cannot afford to go get shots or another medication to add to the list of meds I already take. 
1. Drink Caffeine
Excedrin Migraine is Acetaminophen, Aspirin and Caffeine. I cannot take Acetaminophen or Aspirin. Before I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis my other doctor just drowned me in NSAID’s so I’m laying off those for awhile. And aspirin with my other medications can cause kidney problems which I don’t want. 
So, I drink tea, coffee or soda to help with the migraine. 
2. Darken surroundings. 
If the migraine comes with sensitivity to light blackout what you can — close curtains, turn off lights, dim cellphone/computer brightness. I turn down my cellphone and computer to as dark as possible and with the windows blackout and lights off it gives a softer presence and can use it. There is still the migraine and the pain but it’s less, especially, if you’re still needing to get work done.
3. Pressure. 

I place pressure on my head to help relieve the pain. I press a pillow or lay a blanket on top of my head and it helps dull the pain. I can’t walk around with a blanket or pillow smooshed to my head. But when they’re this bad I’m not mobile anyway. 
4.  Heat Pad/ Ice pack/ hot shower
I lost my heating pad years ago but I have a heating blanket. I wrap that around my shoulders and neck curled up on the sofa or bed. Ice packs on my neck or forehead .. or both.
 Ice for some migraine sufferers may make it worse….so I’d go slow with that before doing it.
I will also set the heat of my shower to the hottest temperature I can tolerate and let it pour over my neck and head.
5.  Medication

My migraines don’t die or quit with over the counter medication. I don’t take medication specifically for migraines. But I take muscle relaxers which does help with dulling the migraine. When I do this I also do slow neck stretches/whatever they are that they showed me when I was in physical therapy.
What are ways that you kill or make your migraines tolerable?
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#WritingPrompt: Magical Ties & Folktales

For
some reason when you’re in severe danger – almost dead – your
character’s magical tie takes you to a folk tale. Inside these fairy
tale’s you run through the story as the tie heals you until you’re
well enough to get back to the real place. You’ve completed Red
Riding Hood’s story for the third time now and yet… you haven’t
went back home.
Why
are you not going back home?
How
does the tie work?

What
does your character does when they realize they’re stuck?

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created the prompt. If you take prompt please give credit (use
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use of this theme in a story is a-okay. 
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