Happy Friday everyone! Paul here today and I am thrilled to debut a new segment Sher and I decided to participate in called Feed My Reader Friday hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer. It’s a great idea Kathy came up with to put up a post sharing the new ebooks you’ve added to your reader, computer, or phone.
Before I move on to what I’ve “fed” my ereader, I’d like to remind everyone to be sure to enter to win 1 of 3 autographed copies of author C. Lee McKenzie’s middle grade book Alligators Overhead from The Best of 2012 Giveaway Hop hosted by guess who? That’s right, Kathy again. Also I’d like to encourage you to head on over to Estuary Radio Edges Review Show. You can listen to the Podcast here. Lionel’s Christmas Adventure is the Book of the Week. You won’t be disappointed I promise. It is filled with wonderful music and the hos,t Tracey Edges, is so very entertaining I bet you’ll make it a point to listen while you drink your coffee and get ready for your day.
Now, what exactly have I fed my reader this week? I have had a busy week. I stared by adding a Christmas story by Tracey Edges to my computer entitled Angel Tears. Being as it is a short story, it served as an appetizer. It was especially heartwarming and moving at Christmas time and I was so happy to have found it. Ms. Edges is quite the talented writer as well as radio host. I am really excited to read Crombie’s Christmas by Julia Hughes. I loved A Raucous Time by Ms. Hughes where we are first introduced to Inspector Detective Crombie. Crombie is a wonderful character and I was delighted to find Ms. Hughes offering Crombie’s Christmas for free for the holidays and I quickly scooped it up and added it to the appetizer menu as it is a short story.
Now on to the main courses I served my reader beginning with children’s author Julia Dweck’s Hugo’s Cat Circus. Julia has been a guest here and I have absolutely loved every book I have read and am quite excited to read this one. Good friend and talented illustrator Peta-Ann Smith (view her work here) has given Hugo’s Cat Circus her seal of approval, so I’m even more excited now. I also fed it Deanna Lynn Sletten’s, the host of the Kid’s Books Holiday Blog Hop, new release Sara’s Promise. I followed Ms. Sletten on Sara’s Promise Blog Tour. She did the most unique thing on her tour. She posted a new excerpt on every stop. I became enthralled with the book and had to have it. Another delicacy was friend and author D.G. Torrens Amelia’s Story. I’m excited to read this book as it is based on Ms. Torren’s life struggling to survive the care system as she grew up.
I have added two wonderful sounding middle grade books to the menu as well. Mungi and the Goa Constrictor by author Amelia E. Curzon sounds like a real treat as Ms. Curzon tells a tale of warning to children to be vigilant and not be tricked into believing things that aren’t true. I came across Escape From the Forbidden Planet by Julie Anne Grasso in a couple of different places. I read about it on a few blogs I follow and then saw it myself on Amazon. The description and the cover were so endearing I simply had to have it. The idea that an elf is transported to earth and feels out of place is a unique spin on traditional fantasy tales.
Well, that wraps up our inaugural edition of Feed My Reader Friday. Thanks for stopping by to see what was on the menu this week. Click on any of the links or images to head to Amazon for purchase. Make sure to take a second and leave a comment telling us what you’ve fed your reader this week. Be sure and follow the linky below to check out all the other great family friendly blogs and see what they fed their reader this week.