25 BOOKS FOR THE
25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
Five each of the above 5 books will be given away!
Congratulations to all the winners!
And for those of you who haven't won yet, please keep entering when I post giveaways! The more you enter, the better chance you have to win!
Anyone who has ever owned an animal has had the thought at one time or other: “I wonder what he/she is thinking?” Rose in a Storm by Jon Katz provides us with a glimpse into the mind and thoughts of Rose, a working border collie, intuitively and effectively answering that question for us. Not only do we get the opportunity to share Rose’s daily routines, we are also treated to glimpses of her memories and emotions. We see through her eyes the relationship she shares with her owner, Sam, and his wife, Katie, whose sudden disappearance from the farm bewilders and saddens her. We are given access to her memories of when she was a puppy and of when she first meets the alpha wolf of the local pack.
At the beginning of the book, Rose and Sam are preparing the farm and its animals for an upcoming blizzard, one predicted by the local authorities to be a “storm of the century.” As they work together to erect vital strongholds for the other animals to survive the oncoming atmospheric onslaught, we are not only given insight into Rose’s thoughts but Sam’s as well, and the resulting give and take of their relationship is as intricate as a fine ballet.
When the expected blizzard finally arrives and Rose and Sam are faced with far more serious challenges than Sam could have ever anticipated, Rose shows a steadfastness of spirit and tenacity that is truly amazing. With fortitude and valor, she never stops trying to keep everything together and everyone safe, even as the world she knows keeps spinning ever further out of control.
Rose in a Storm is a truly inspiring story. I was so engrossed in its unfolding that I had a truly difficult time putting it down. This is the first of Mr. Katz’ books that I have had the pleasure to read, ut I assure you that it will most certainly not be the last! I give Rose in a Storm 5 pawprints!
Would you like to win
your own copy of
Rose in a Storm?
Iwill be giving away 2 copies of Jon Katz' Rose in a Storm:
1. A brand new copy will be sent directly from the publisher to a winner from the US or Canada
2. I will send my own copy, gently read just once, to a lucky International winner
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40 year-old Adya Davies has it all: a loving husband, six healthy and happy children, a Doctorate in Child Development, and the ability to stay at home and raise her children full-time. When she and her infant daughter Hope leave her parent’s house to run a quick errand on November 11, 2011, disaster strikes in the form of an out-of-control SUV aiming straight for their vehicle. When Adya wakes up in the hospital, her whole world is changed.
Adya finds herself 14 year-old Adya Jordan again, and the year is now once again 1985. Nobody knows anything about her husband and children, and everyone believes her memories of her adult life are just side effects of her head injury. But Adya knows she is no normal 14 year-old. She still has the knowledge and memories of her 40 year-old self, and she is determined to figure out what has happened to her. She begins to keep a journal to record her memories and to give herself a place to vent her frustration and confusion.
On her first day of high school in this new life, Adya is asked a question in her technology class that points her in the right direction for finding the answers she seeks: What does “11, 11, 11” mean to you? To everyone else around her, Three Eleven is the name of the largest technology company in the world. To Adya, Three Eleven is the date that her old life abruptly ended, 11/11/11. A quick phone call to the toll-free number she is given in response to her answer heralds the beginning of Adya’s new life as a Three Eleven intern, and the start of her real quest to discover what happened to her and the reasons behind its happening. She meets others like herself who have been “regressed” and have now devoted their lives to finding out why. Little do any of them know that 14 year-old Adya, the only female known to have regressed, not only holds the key to unraveling the whole mystery, but is also the solution to their ultimate plight!
I really enjoyed reading this book. I’ve read many other time-travel books, but the story line of this one is quite unique. Although the book started out a bit slowly for me as I became familiar with the characters and adjusted to the abrubt shift in time, I soon found myself captivated with the story, unwilling to put it down, and even wondering about it and forming conjectures of what would happen next when I was not reading it! Anyone who enjoys reading science fiction and time travel stories will find this book to be enthralling and full of surprises. It'a a great beginning to a promising trilogy, and I, for one, am eager to get my hands on Book 2, Evolussion! I give Regression 4 pawprints!
Readers, do you want a chance to win my copy (read once) of Regression, signed by Kathy Bell? See the post above this one for more details!
LUCKY NUMBER SEVEN!!!
Stacie has been e-mailed, and has 48hours to claim her prize.
Thanks to everyone who participated!
2.Describe one incident that shows your inner stubborn side:
I would say not letting the above incident stop me from blogging definitely showed my stubborn side!
3.What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?
A middle aged woman whose clothes are always covered in cat hair! LOL!
4. What is your favorite summer cold drink?
5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?
Long, bath-salt or bath-bomb scented soaks in my garden tub/jacuzzi with a good book and a cold drink.
6.Is there something you still want to accomplish in your life? What is it?
I want to help both of my daughters realize their full potential and accomplish THEIR life goals. And to hold my future (waaaay-future!) grandchildren in my arms and watch them grow up, too!
7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever , the shy person, or always ditching?
I was the "scholarship kid" at an elite prep school, so I spent most of my time studying and then racing to my after-school jobs.
8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment of your life what would you see?
The tears in my husband's eyes and the huge grin on his face when he told me "It's a girl!" when our older daughter was born. AND seeing that same exact expression on his face again when our younger daughter was born!
9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people or events?
I tend to "talk" too much, so I have to actually be careful to keep focused on topic and NOT blab on about myself!
10. If you had the choice to sit down and read or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?
I. am. so. definitely. NOT. a. phone. person!!! Or a TV person, or a loud music person, or a "social butterfly" kind of person. I definitely prefer silence and solitude and the company of a good book or my family.
I pass this award to:
1. Momma Told Me
2. MoonCat Farms Meanderings
3. My Life With Rats and More...
4. Puss Reboots
5. Emmy's Boos and Rawrs
6. Evoluchun's Misc. Blog
Thank you, once again, Jenai, for sharing this lovely award with me!
The criteria for accepting The Versatile Blogger Award are:
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award. (done!)
2. Share 7 things about yourself (done!)
3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic. (done!)
4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked and let them know about the award. (done!)
So, seven things about me:
1. My birthday is this month!
2. I am addicted to cookies, cakes, and pastries
3. I like making crafts but can't sew to save my life
4. I love otters, hummingbirds, and cats
5. I am not a morning person...at all!!!!!!!!
6. I LOVE Renaissance Fairs
7. I'm half Irish and half German
The Chosen Ones:
1. A Few of My Favorite Things
2. Astonishing Handmade
3. Badass Bookie
4. Bags, Books, and Bon Jovi
5. Book Bookie
6. Books at Midnight
7. Bridgette's Boutique's 411
8. Bury the Castle
9. Busted Plumbing
10. Children Teaching Mama
11. CrAzY HoUsE
12. Emeraldfire's Bookmark
13. Live, Love, Laughter, Laurie
14. Never Fading Wood
15. Rex Robot Reviews
Thank you, Kate, for passing this award on to me!
Just "FUR" The Kitties!
(Total value $106.00)
Congratulations to all four lucky winners!