World AIDS Day


WADWorld AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.

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National Author’s Day


sad-writerNovember first is the day set aside as the day to celebrate your favorite author(s).

Nellie Verne Burt McPherson, President of the Bement Illinois Women’s Club, suggested it in 1928 as a means of thanking her favorite author, Irving Bacheller – author of “Eben Holden’s Last Day A Fishin.” The U.S. Department of Commerce recognized the date of November 1st as National Author’s Day in 1949.

Celebrate National Family Literacy Day


little-boy-reading

 

National Family Literacy Day, celebrated across the U.S., focuses on special activities and events that showcase the importance of family literacy programs. First held in 1994, the annual event is officially celebrated on November 1st, but many events are held throughout the month of November. Schools, libraries, and other literacy organizations participate through read-a-thons, celebrity appearances, book drives, and more.

 

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Dustin Reviews: ‘Angel in a Fur Coat’ by Cynthia L. Enuton


imageIt’s true! Angels are trading their wings and halos for fur coats and bones to be born on earth as dogs but first they must learn what it means to be a dog so they go to school. They learn about various dog breeds and different dog jobs and when they graduate they get their fur coat and are born on earth to find the person they were made for. Explore the wonderful world of dogs through the eyes of one special little angel whose everlasting dream is to be a person’s best friend and the one who bares a special mark of the legend of the pink toe.
 

Angel in a Fur Coat was just what my inner-child needed. The concept, the story and the characters were adorable. Where were books like this when I was a child? Dog lovers, you’ll love this book, no matter your age.

imageAbout the author

Cynthia Enuton is the author of a fiction fantasy series about dogs.

Angel in a Fur Coat is the first book in the series. Legend of the Pink Toe is book two. Wayward Angels is book three and the final book in the series is titled Dolittleology which will soon be available.

Cynthia is also the author and illustrator of three picture books. Li Li The True Story of a Goober, The Do DO Blues, and Pugs.

All books are available in print and ebook from Amazon.com and through the author’s website: www.Gooberella.com

Angel in a Fur Coat is available at Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Angel-Fur-Coat-ebook/dp/B004L62JL2/
Kindle Edition: 274 pages
Paperback: 210 pages
Publication Date: February 1st 2009 by High-Pitched Hum Publishing (paperback)
February 11th 2009 (Kindle)
Language: English
ASIN: B004L62JL2
ISBN: 1934666335
ISBN13: 9781934666333

4 out of 5 stars

Per the USA Federal Trade Commission disclosure policy (http://ftc.gov/opa/2009/10/endortest.shtm) governing endorsements and testimonials: the above mentioned book was purchased by this blogger for the sole purpose of ‘reading enjoyment’. This blogger was not paid and/or did not receive money, favor(s) or gift(s) by the book author, publisher, agent, or anyone promoting or receiving a profit from the above mentioned book. This review was done so voluntarily to share views of the book with other readers and potential readers. 

Dustin Reviews: ‘The Puppet Maker’s Bones’ by Alisa Tangredi


imageAn angel of Death in Los Angeles.

A sociopath kills a young boy, a quiet teen, and then an entire family before turning his attention upon Pavel Trusnik, an elderly shut-in from across the street.

Loneliness can drive a normal man to madness, and Pavel Trusnik is not a normal man. After committing a crime that leaves him shunned and isolated, Pavel has only the fading memories of his tragically flawed life, and his one great love. When the violent sociopath sets his murderous desires upon Pavel, only an ancient order that knows Pavel’s secrets can intervene. But for the isolated old man, the vicious intruder is the only company he has had in decades…

The Puppet Maker’s Bones, what can I say about this engrossing page turner? The story was unique and original. It was smoothly written with a consistent style. To be honest, I had not expected this novel to be such an interesting read.

imageAbout the author

Alisa Tangredi is a native Californian, currently residing in Van Nuys with her husband and their dog. She has written all her life, though most things went into hiding in a drawer. She studied theatre and music at San Francisco State University and worked as a stage actress for 30 years, with sporadic employment in commercials and television. She was also an active participant in several Los Angeles based theatre companies and continues to support live theatre throughout the L.A. area. She has written several stage plays in addition to her novels. For more information, please visit her website and blog at alisatangredi.com.

‘The Puppet Maker’s Bones’ is available at Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Puppet-Makers-Bones-Deaths-ebook/dp/B007REIMIO/
Kindle Edition: 274 pages
Publication Date: April 4th 2012 by Createspace (paperback) April 3rd 2012 by Viverridae Press (Kindle)
Language: English Series: Death’s Order, #1
ASIN: B007REIMIO
ISBN: 1475148690
ISBN13: 97814751486954 out of 5 stars

Per the USA Federal Trade Commission disclosure policy (http://ftc.gov/opa/2009/10/endortest.shtm) governing endorsements and testimonials: the above mentioned book was purchased by this blogger for the sole purpose of ‘reading enjoyment’. This blogger was not paid and/or did not receive money, favor(s) or gift(s) by the book author, publisher, agent, or anyone promoting or receiving a profit from the above mentioned book. This review was done so voluntarily to share views of the book with other readers and potential readers. 

Dustin Reviews: ‘The Returns’ by M.K. Clinton


'The Returns'Get ready to laugh out loud while reading a book! Life was good for F.B.I. Agent #7 Bentley Clanton. He had the job of his dreams and partnered with his best friend, Aiden Davenport. Together, they had been working to arrest the infamous arms dealer, Maurice “Tombstone” Larson. Unfortunately, things went bad leaving Bentley shot.

Arriving in Heaven before his time, he is escorted to the Returns Department. He meets his Guardian Angel, Faith Fullilove. She promises that she’ll be on earth when he “returns.” She can’t tell him what form he will take. The last thing he thinks is that his new life will consist of him having two long ears, giant paws, four stubby legs, and a tail.

He is teamed with three other Returns, a fun loving Golden Retriever, a feisty Chihuahua, and a flamboyant West Highland Terrier. They sniff out the trail of his nemesis, Tombstone Larson, during Mardi Gras season. When their investigation draws the attention of his former partner, Aiden travels to uncover what is really going on in the Crescent City of New Orleans. What happens when they meet face to snout?? Join in their fun and laughter as you find out!.

The Returns was an awesome story with extraordinarily entertaining larger-than-life characters (the “returns”). Although at first I was a bit apprehensive about reading this story, afraid that it would be too juvenile. That was NOT the case here. The story-line never drags and the doggie antics keep the read light and interesting. Kudos to M.K. Clinton on her debut novel. This reader will be on the lookout for her next novel.

M.K. ClintonAbout the author

My husband and I have been happily married for 31 years. We have two grown children. We are both retired and love not having to wake up at the crack of dawn! We share our home with a Basset Hound, Bentley who was the inspiration for my book. He has a perfect number 7 on his side so my character was an FBI agent badge #7 that “returns” the body of a Basset Hound. I love laughing, writing, reading, gardening, LSU football, baseball and spending time with my family.

In her debut novel, The Returns, M.K. Clinton explores the brotherhood of unlikely friends Bentley, Tucker, Pierre & Bones as they sniff out crime in NOLA [New Orleans, Louisiana].

The Returns is available at:Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AFMVTBM

Genre: Fiction, Humor And Comedy
Kindle Length: 206 pages
Publication Date:
November 28th 2012 by M. K. Clinton
Language: English
ASI
N: B00AFMVTBM

4 out of 5 stars

Per the USA Federal Trade Commission disclosure policy (http://ftc.gov/opa/2009/10/endortest.shtm) governing endorsements and testimonials: the above mentioned book was purchased by this blogger for the sole purpose of ‘reading enjoyment’. This blogger was not paid and/or did not receive money, favor(s) or gift(s) by the book author, publisher, agent, or anyone promoting or receiving a profit from the above mentioned book. This review was done so voluntarily to share views of the book with other readers and potential readers.