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Audiobook Review: Anne of Avonlea by LM Montgomery, narrated by Colleen Winton

Audiobook Review: Anne of Avonlea by LM Montgomery, narrated by Colleen Winton

Title: Anne of Avonlea Author: LM Montgomery Series: Anne of Green Gables, Book 2 Narrator: Colleen Winton Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press Duration: 9 hours, 25 minutes Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Following Anne of Green Gables (1908), the book covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. This book follows Anne from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea school. It includes many of the characters from Anne of Green Gables,…

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Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone Author: Laini Taylor Narrator: Khristine Hvam Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Book 1 Publisher: Hachette Audio Duration: 12 hours 32 minutes Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art…

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Audiobook Review: Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery

Audiobook Review: Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery

Title: Anne of Green Gables Author: LM Montgomery Narrator: Colleen Winton Series: Anne of Green Gables, Book 1 Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press Duration: 10 hours, 8 minutes Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Anne, a young orphan from the fictional community of Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia, is sent to Prince Edward Island after a childhood spent in strangers’ homes and orphanages. Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, siblings in their fifties and sixties, had decided to adopt a boy from the orphanage to help Matthew…

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Book Review: Shalador’s Lady by Anne Bishop

Book Review: Shalador’s Lady by Anne Bishop

Title: Shalador’s Lady Author: Anne Bishop Series: The Black Jewels, Book 8 Publisher: Roc Hardcover: 476 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) For years the Shalador people suffered the cruelties of the corrupt Queens who ruled them, forbidding their traditions, punishing those who dared show defiance, and forcing many more into hiding. Now that their land has been cleansed of tainted Blood, the Rose-Jeweled Queen, Lady Cassidy, makes it her duty to restore it and prove her ability to rule. But…

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Book Review: Digital SLR Video & Filmmaking for Dummies by John Carucci

Book Review: Digital SLR Video & Filmmaking for Dummies by John Carucci

Title: Digital SLR Video & Filmmaking for Dummies Author: John Carucci Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Paperback: 416 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Step-by-step guide for using your digital SLR to make quality videoWith digital SLR cameras becoming more and more popular as replacements for standalone video cameras, this book helps photographers become better videographers and shows videographers how to incorporate DSLRs into their work. The book includes an overview of the DSLR video tools and process and shows how…

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Audiobook Review: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Audiobook Review: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Title: Enchanted Author: Alethea Kontis Series: Woodcutter Sisters, Book 1 Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Publisher: Brilliance Audio Duration: 7 hours, 46 minutes Summary: (taken from Goodreads) It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true. When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon…

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Book Review: Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel

Book Review: Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel

Title: Palace of Spies Author: Sarah Zettel Series: Palace of Spies, Book 1 Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Hardcover: 368 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) A warning to all young ladies of delicate breeding who wish to embark upon lives of adventure: Don’t Sixteen-year-old Peggy is a well-bred orphan who is coerced into posing as a lady in waiting at the palace of King George I. Life is grand, until Peggy starts to suspect that the girl she’s impersonating…

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Book Review: “When Did you See Her Last?” by Lemony Snicket

Book Review: “When Did you See Her Last?” by Lemony Snicket

Title: “When Did You See Her Last?” Author: Lemony Snicket Series: All The Wrong Questions, Book 2 Publisher: Little Brown Hardcover: 279 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) I should have asked the question “How could someone who was missing be in two places at once?” Instead, I asked the wrong question — four wrong questions, more or less. This is the account of the second. In the fading town of Stain’d-by-the-Sea, young apprentice Lemony Snicket has a new case to…

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Picture Book Review: Don’t Push the Button! by Bill Cotter

Picture Book Review: Don’t Push the Button! by Bill Cotter

Title: Don’t Push the Button! Author: Bill Cotter Illustrator: Bill Cotter Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Summary: (taken from Goodreads) There’s only one rule in Larry’s book: don’t push the button. (Seriously, don’t even think about it!) Even if it does look kind of nice, you must never push the button. Who knows what would happen? Okay, quick. No one is looking… push the button. Uh, oh. Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 *I received a free copy of this book from…

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Cookbook Review: Fix-It and Forget-It – 250 New Slow Cooker Recipes

Cookbook Review: Fix-It and Forget-It – 250 New Slow Cooker Recipes

Title: Fix-It and Forget-It: New Cookbook – 250 New Slow Cooker Recipes Author: Phyllis Good Publisher: Good Books Paperback: 350 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) After selling more than 11 million copies of her beloved slow cooker cookbooks, New York Times bestselling author Phyllis Good is launching her first full-color cookbook in the Fix-It and Forget-It series, complete with all new recipes. Welcome to Stage 2 of the Fix-It and Forget-It brand! After selling more than 11 million copies of…

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