February 5th, 2009


Four on Thursday

I was going to post a review today of a recent title I read. I will, but not in this post. This post is reserved for some good news.

Okay, don't get all excited, it has nothing to do with writing. This is on a more personal type note. =)

Today, my Toy Fox Terrier, Jewel, had puppies! There are four of them. Two girls and two boys. The two girls were born first, then the two boys. They are all doing fine. And now for the pictures. =D

Jewels 4 pups

Jewel's 4 pups 3

So, I did get my book review written, but no other writing.

Write on.


Novel Novel Review

It's that time again. Here's a quick reminder of my rating system

A+--I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend this book. In most cases, I passed it on to my teen.

A--I enjoyed this book and I might pass it on to my teen.

B--I liked this book, but probably won't pass it on to my teen.

C--I thought it was okay, but I won't pass it on to my teen.

D--I didn't like this book, and won't allow my teen to read it.

F--I hope I never have to go here. =D

I will give reasons for my rating in my review, but if you have any questions, please feel free to ask. If you find your book here, don't panic if I rate it below an A. These are my personal preferences and I'm only one small person in a large market. =D

Okay, now here we go.

In anticipation of reviewing the sequel, I chose an older release for my third review. In this case, I did not pass it on to my teen . . . he passed it on to me!

TUNNELS by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams

Rating: A

Age level: 12+

Like his father, fourteen-year-old Will Burrows has an obsession with archeological digs. When his father disappears, Will is determined to find him. With the help of his best friend, Chester, Will discovers a network of tunnels under modern-day London. As they follow the tunnels deeper and deeper into the earth, they discover a dark underworld. But the inhabitants don't want them there.

Will never dreamed his digging would unearth dark family secrets . . . secrets that should have remained buried.

I enjoyed reading Tunnels. The dark caverns of this book were filled with twists and turns that took me deeper and deeper into the story. I found myself completely submerged in the underground world and the lives of the characters.

It was a little slow going at first, and there were a few rough spots to get through, but this is to be expected when tunneling to avoid collapse later on. Once the story broke through into the underground it was fast paced and exciting with surprises around every turn. I am looking forward to the sequel so I can go "Deeper".

Write on.