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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Another Win and Thankful Thursday

Thanks to Natalie at Literary Rambles, for the second time in one month I've won a book! This time it's Villain Keeper by Laurie McKay.

The Blurb

Unexpected magic, villainous teachers, and dragons in disguise await readers in the first book of a delightful new tween adventure series by debut author Laurie McKay.

All his life, Prince Caden has dreamed of being sent on a quest to slay a dragon. But before he has the chance, he is ripped from his home in the Winterlands of Razzon and finds himself in Asheville, North Carolina—a land with no magic and no dragons. But a prince must always complete his quest. And the longer Caden is in Asheville, the more he realizes there is magic in this strange land after all. More important, there may just be dragons here, too. But what if Caden’s destiny isn’t to slay a dragon, like he's always believed?

Fans of Soman Chainani’s The School for Good and Evil and Chris Colfer’s The Land of Stories will be transported by this first book in an epic new series for middle grade readers about a brave young prince’s quest to find answers, honor, friendship—and what it really means to be a hero. 

Sounds like it's right up my alley!

Every Thursday, from now until I don't know when, I'm going to express my thankfulness, for at least ONE something.

I've chosen a picture of the Deep Field to remind us all of how precious and rare this tiny ball of dirt, that we call Earth, is. 

This is it. It's all we've got Let us be kind to Earth and each other. Let us be THANKFUL for what we have.

Today I'm thankful for laughter

What is it about laughter? On the one hand it can look and sound like someone weeping. And yet... we know the difference.

It can be contagious.

Sometimes we can sound a bit like apes... hmmmm.

It also makes you feel good and is good for your health. Just ask Ellen.

Today I'm thankful for laughter.

What are you thankful for?


  1. Congratulations!
    Laughter does make you feel better. It's like releasing a drug into your system.

  2. I love to laugh and I REALLY enjoy people around me who make me laugh! It keeps you young. :)

  3. I love it when I break into laughter. It's such a good feeling.

    Congrats on winning the book.


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