Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Elf Cow!

Hanging with the Chik-fil-a cow at Small Business Saturday!

Crenshaw By Katherine Applegate

By Katherine Applegate

In her first novel since winning the Newbery Medal, Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience.

Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again.

Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything?

Beloved author Katherine Applegate proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary.

Friday, November 27, 2015

From Descendants to Disney

Has your tween girl watched the Disney movie Descendants? It's about a group kids whose parents were all of the evil people in fairy tales like Maleficent. They were all taken to an Island and locked there under a protective spell to keep them there forever. The upcoming Prince charming though thinks that it's not fair for the kids, who are innocent, to be punished for their parents evil deeds so he invites a group to where all of the kids from the heroes and heroines in the same stories live. It's Disney so it's a feel-good story. 

The book however is much different. I haven't read the book, but my daughter, after seeing that the movie was based off a book, decided to read the book. She says that the book is completely different than the movie. She even stated that she can't even see how the movie came from the book and that tells ya how different it is! She did say the book was okay. I asked her, if she had not seen the movie, then would the book be a good book. She said sure (without much gusto). She said the book wasn't too exciting. 

So there ya have it! Maybe in this case, the movie is better than the book!!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

A Pile

I have a quite a pile of books sitting on my floor just waiting for me to tell you all about them! They are some new finds that I have stumbled upon that I think that you'll like. They are coming up check back later this weekend!

November 28th - Save the Date!!

Have you got plans on 28 November? Well, you do now!! Small Business Saturday at South Colony!!  This is a GREAT opportunity to check out all the small businesses at the South Colony shopping center. They do have some really good ones! AND you know, the holidays are right around the corner. Small businesses are amazing places to find those gifts for folks who are hard to shop for or little things to stuff in a stocking. Besides visiting all the wonderful shops, there will be a bounce house, selfie booth, food and live music!! What does all of this cost? 3 cans of food or 1 unwrapped toy to be donated to charity!! THAT'S IT!!! WOW!!!

Mark it on your calendar - 28 November 11:00am to 3:00pm!!!!