Do you get to read as much as you’d like to?
I don’t. There are so many wonderful books out there and I just keep finding more when I should be reading what I already have. But, that the fun part, isn’t it?
It’s Sunday Salon and another week is gone. It’s time to gather around our computers, relax with a cup of our favorite beverage, and compare books we’ve enjoyed.
The books I share today were unexpected finds and not in my TBR stack.
Fellow blogger and Danish author Dorte H. just recently had a collection of her cozy/humorous flash fiction published as an e-book.
CANDIED CRIME is a volume of 13 short stories that will have you saying, “ahh,” “hmmm,” and laughing out loud.
I sat down to read one story and had finished half the book before I realized it. They are humorous stories of mushrooms, misunderstanding, a woman’s love for her dog, and red slippers to mention a few.
With works like CANDIED CRIME, I have a better appreciation of e-books. According to Dorte’s blog, she is thinking of a second volume featuring her more serious flash fiction - can’t wait. This is a fun read.
Dorte H blogs at DJ’s Krimiblog
Candied Crime, DJ’S Daim Stories, Vol. I by Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen, Smashwords, @2011, e-book, 48 pages
FTC Full Disclosure - This e-book was provided to me by the author. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
This delightful children’s book came to my attention through my work with the newspaper. The book features the wonderful illustrations of Jill Dubin of Atlanta, GA.
Australia is home to a number of unique animals. OVER IN AUSTRALIA introduces children to these animals in an enjoyable and educational way.
The book features 10 Australian species. However, a mysterious ‘hidden’ animal has been added to each animal’s page by Illustrator Dubin. Dubin uses cut-paper illustrations and includes tips for youngsters on how to create their own.
In addition, there is a fact or fiction section and information on each of the amazing animals including the hidden ones.
The book is geared toward youngsters ages 3 to 8 and will have them learning while enjoying this pleasant read which is done in a rhyming style.
Over in Australia: Amazing animals Down Under by Marianne Berkes, Illustrated by Jill Dubin, Dawn Publications, @2011, ISBN: 978-1-58469-136-5, Paperback, 32 pages
FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
What did you read this past week? Was it something unexpected or was it in your TBR stack?