Monday, December 26, 2011

The Christmas Watch

The Christmas Watch by Erynn Mangum

Erynn Mangum is my favorite author, and I love every one of her books. I will probably do reviews on them at a later date. All of her books make me literally laugh out loud while I’m reading, which usually results in some weird looks from whoever is around me at the time. However, I love books that make me laugh. I think it takes a really good author to make you laugh at something the characters say. All of Erynn’s characters are very relatable as well. I feel like I am in the story as I read it.

The Christmas Watch is a story about two friends who fall in love. It just takes Lindsey a while to realize that the person she really loves may have been right in front of her all along. This is a novella, so it was short and I read it in an hour. It is a Christian fiction, very fun, light read to get you in the Christmas spirit.

This is Erynn’s newest book, and is only available on the kindle. However, you don’t have to have a kindle to read it! You can download the free kindle apps for your phone or your computer which I really recommend doing. This book is worth it!

I definitely recommend this book.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

This book is a collection of letters a little boy named Leigh sends to his favorite author, Mr. Henshaw. We see how Leigh struggles with his parents’ divorce, and how hard it is on him. With the growing divorce rate, I’m sure there are several kids who could relate to this book. However, I would definitely be careful with how you approach the topic.

Leigh wants to be a writer, and Mr. Henshaw encourages him to start a journal. Leigh goes on to win Honorable Mention in a contest, and the prize is to meet a famous author. This author encourages Leigh to keep writing, telling him she loved his story. This is a very emotional book about a look into the life of an average child.

I would definitely recommend this book.