Tuesday, September 3, 2013
I was recently Approached by an author about doing a book review of her children' book, Green Kitty. I don't do book reviews on here very often, but after reading a bit about the book, I realized the book was about Alzheimer's disease and dementia, which I have a soft spot for since I lost my grandfather to it. So I decided to check out the story and give it a review here.
I have sort of mixed feelings about the book. It's basically a collection of animal stories told from the perspective of a family member who is suffering from dementia. I really liked the premise, the illustrations were lovely and some of the stories were hilarious. There were also places where the writing was really passive, though and it slowed down the pace of the book. It took me awhile to really be able to enjoy the story. I would have liked to have seen the stories be a bit more connected to each other. Each chapter was like its own short story. I did enjoy the ending (though I won't give anything away.)
So overall, I have to give this book 3 out of 5 stars.
If you are interested in learning more about it, here is the Green Kitty website.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
I've been busy finishing up my latest WIP, but I thought I'd post another poem on here for the time being. This is one of my older ones.
I can still remember the snowflakes
landing in my eyelashes
while you kissed me
on your porch
The stars hung
in the sky above us
sure to fall from the sky.