daliot

Emma Richey Richey من عند Yasnaya Polyana, Kurganskaya oblast', روسيا، 641752 من عند Yasnaya Polyana, Kurganskaya oblast', روسيا، 641752

قارئ Emma Richey Richey من عند Yasnaya Polyana, Kurganskaya oblast', روسيا، 641752

Emma Richey Richey من عند Yasnaya Polyana, Kurganskaya oblast', روسيا، 641752

daliot

"Deliciously creepy"? True. I had high hopes for quite a while. But the end was really, really disappointing. Big no-no for gothic lit.

daliot

It strikes me tonight that I read a book because I HAD to. Not wanted to, mind you. It looked like a great little pirate story - totally wonderful for teens. I, on the other hand, prefer nonfiction - and intense adult titles. But - I read this book because the author is planning to visit our store and I want to be able to talk about his work to my customers, hand sell the book, etc.. I must admit I really, really enjoyed it! AND THAT'S THE COOL PART. When I read these arcs - I almost always find a gem of an author!! Someone new, someone fresh. Like the air on a winter's morning, they wake you up and get your attention. This month it's Stephen Wren ~ Author of said "great little pirate story"... (scheduled to visit our bookstore in May 15th). Titled 'Jeremiah Bloom and the Amulet of Osiron' ~ this book surprised me... it's an awesome story of an intelligent 15 yr old who ends up on his own in a new city, quickly becomes like a son to the Innkeeper, then heads to sea and works as a cabin boy and ends up fighting pirates. I read it aloud to my 5 and 6 year old - editing occassionally when I needed to. (They're be a bit young for some of the more descriptive fight scenes) This is a great read for older teens - 10 & up - or a middle grades bookclub. I know this book will stay on my shelf ~ as I'm sure my boys will want to read it again when they get a bit older. Not to mention I suspect there are more adventures to be had by young Jeremiah ~ at least I hope so! Stephen Wren will be at Fireside on Friday, May 15th, 2009 from 6-8PM. We invite you to join us! Go online to www.firesidebooksandgifts.com to view our calendar of events and be sure to sign up for our newsletters! Don't miss a chance to meet your favorite author, attend store events and receive sales alerts! Happy Reading!!