Book Review: Batgirl at Super Hero High (DC Super Hero Girls)

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Genre(s): Children, Middle Grade
ISBN: 9781101940655
Series: DC Super Hero Girls, Book #3
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Summary via Goodreads: Get your cape on with the DC Super Hero Girls(TM)– the unprecedented new Super Hero universe especially for girls! Readers of all ages can fly high with the all-new adventures of Wonder Woman(TM), Supergirl(TM), Batgirl(TM), and some of the world’s most iconic female super heroes as high schoolers!
Batgirl has always hidden in the shadows–but does she have what it takes to stand in the spotlight at Super Hero High?

Barbara Gordon has always been an off-the-charts, just-forget-about-the-test super-genius and tech whiz, and then she gets the offer of a lifetime when Supergirl recognizes that Barbara’s talents make her an ideal candidate for Super Hero High. Donning the cape and cowl, Barbara Gordon becomes Batgirl, ready to train at the most elite school on the planet, next to some of the most powerful teenagers in the galaxy. She’s always had the heart of a hero . . . but now she’ll have to prove that she can be one. Good thing she loves a challenge!

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Book Review: David Bowie Retrospective & Coloring Book

Screen Shot 2017-10-01 at 9.30.40 PMCopyright Year: 2016
Genre(s): Coloring Book, Crafts
ISBN: 9780399579110
Series: none
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Summary via Goodreads:  This retrospective presents music legend David Bowie’s most idiosyncratic and indelible looksthroughout the years, withinsight intohis famed designer collaborations, fashion inspirations, and stylish illustrations perfect for adult coloring book fans.

Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Thin White Duke. . . . Bowie changed his style more dramatically than any other musician in history. His transformations brought about seismic cultural shifts, altering the definition of what it meant to be a popular rock star. This annotated collection of illustrations provide a remarkable overview of Bowie’s nearly fifty years of evolution, featuring looks by the likes of Freddie Burretti and Kansai Yamamoto, further establishing him as the fashion king of self-invention.”

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Back to Writing in 2017

I am happy to say that I am back from my summer/fall of crafting and ready to jump right back into writing. Well actually, I’ll be jumping back into researching.

For the rest of the year and the beginning of 2017 I’ll be working on my time-travel book. This book requires quite a bit of research, which is really time-consuming. But, the really fun part is I’ll be on location to do most of the research in person. That is going to be a lot of fun!

I’ll be heading to Florida soon to catch up with family and friends, but I’ll also be doing quite a bit of research while I’m there. My time-travel book takes place in South Florida in the ’80s, so I need to get some info on life in the Sunshine State in the ’80s. I’m really looking forward to getting back to researching and writing.

Since we are almost to the end of 2016 (I still can’t believe it) I’ve put together my top 3 list of things I want to accomplish in 2017.

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Book Review: The Pharaoh’s Daughter

9781601425997Copyright Year: 2015
Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction
ISBN: 9781601425997
Series: Treasures of the Nile #1
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Summary via Goodreads: “You will be called Anippe, daughter of the Nile. Do you like it?” Without waiting for a reply, she pulls me into her squishy, round tummy for a hug.  I’m trying not to cry. Pharaoh’s daughters don’t cry.

When we make our way down the tiled hall, I try to stop at ummi Kiya’s chamber. I know her spirit has flown yet I long for one more moment. Amenia pushes me past so I keep walking and don’t look back.  Like the waters of the Nile, I will flow.

Anippe has grown up in the shadows of Egypt’s good god Pharaoh, aware that Anubis, god of the afterlife, may take her or her siblings at any moment. She watched him snatch her mother and infant brother during childbirth, a moment which awakens in her a terrible dread of ever bearing a child. Now she is to be become the bride of Sebak, a kind but quick-tempered Captain of Pharaoh Tut’s army. In order to provide Sebak the heir he deserves and yet protect herself from the underworld gods, Anippe must launch a series of deceptions, even involving the Hebrew midwives—women ordered by Tut to drown the sons of their own people in the Nile.

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