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Monday, September 5, 2016

Book Date It's Monday, what are you reading? Book Blogger Hop

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Book Blogger Hop
Well, it is Monday once again.  Time to start our new week.  Let’s start it out with our Book Blogger Hop and see what the question of the week is.

Do you have books stacked in every room of your house or are you strictly a believer that books belong on bookshelves? (submitted by Elizabeth)

Well, maybe not in every room.  There are books on the bookshelves, to be sure.  Then, they are on our desk and in bins in several rooms in our house.  They are also in box upon box in other rooms.  We have books in the storage room, in Suzanne’s sewing room, and I even have two large boxes of books in the laundry hall. 

Then, there is the Kindle.  We have 52,394 books on the Kindle Reader.  Most of those books are on our TBR list.  We are slowly getting through those.

And, I have one book on our Barnes and Noble e-reader.  In fact, I got the e-reader just so I could read the book I am going to discuss today.

Now, It’s Monday, What are you reading?

This week’s book is Call Me Luciano by Lauren Mariah. This book is a great book for young and old alike.  For those of us that can picture animals having a voice, it is even better. 

Now, we know your cat can tell you what it wants. And dogs are pretty good at communicating.  But how many of us have interacted with a horse that sings opera?

The story is a fantasy that puts most other fantasy novels to shame.  We have a young boy coming of age who has been a disappointment to his father.  We have murders, magic, prisons, and more. 

Occasionally there is a comic element as the two main characters interact with one another and grow more attached to each other, although they won’t admit it, as the days go by.

If you are looking for a great read, check this out.  It is available in paperback and hardback from Amazon and also in Nook from Barnes and Noble. 

My Book Review from Good Reads

Call Me LucianoCall Me Luciano by Lauren Mariah

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As writers of a blog that routinely reviews books and other products, we are constantly asked to review many types of books and products. We are often given the book or product to review and, in order to comply with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rules, we are required to give a disclaimer.

This time is different. We actually bought the book. In fact, we bought two copies of the book. Currently, we have 50,437 books we have been given with the hopes we will review them. Normally I do not read fiction, much less review them. So, why is this book different and why am I telling you all of this?

My good friend Wendell contacted my wife Suzanne and suggested that she read this book. Suzanne, who often screens these things for me, asked me to clear the decks and read this book. She told me Wendell recommended this book. So, we cleared the decks and ordered the book.

I was not disappointed. As I said, I do not normally review fiction. That being said, I am concerned about spoilers. There is no problem with spoilers in non-fiction because the information contained in non-fiction is readily available elsewhere. In an effort to prevent spoilers, I will keep commentary about the story brief.

The best thing about this book is it is written by a Christian and she keeps the book clean. There is not one single curse word in the book. This brilliant young author proves that it is still possible to entertain the audience without resorting to sex and profanity. This is a great book.

Have you ever read a book that you had to slow down while reading because it was very entertaining and you wanted to savor the book? You know that book that you hate to see end because the characters became your friends and maybe even your heroes? This is that sort of book.

I suspect that Wendell liked this book so much because it appears that one of the main characters is very much like him. This book is funny. There are parts where it is very funny. The interaction between the two main characters draws the reader into the book and holds their interest.

The book is full of excitement and adventure. This is a lot to expect from a book, but this book does deliver. I suggest you purchase a copy of this book. In fact, if you plan to tell other people about it while you are reading it, you may want to purchase two copies. I believe your copy will disappear before you get to finish it because others will be so interested in what you have to say about the book they will take your copy.

Well written, wonderful, clean entertainment. This would be a great book to assign as reading to junior high and high school or homeschool students. They will love it, but adults will love it even more.

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  1. I thought I had a big TBR stack but it is only about a tenth the size of yours. A couple of years ago I decided that all books needed to be on shelves and weeded until that was possible. Now the shelves are getting full again. Come see what I accomplished last week here. Happy reading!

    1. I can understand that. This house is a book sanctuary. Once they come in the house, they have found their final home and are not in danger of going anywhere else. I once sold a book to a used book seller and now regret selling that book. The review of that book is my highest rated review and one of my most watched videos, just slightly behind How to Handcuff Your Kid. Thanks for commenting.

  2. I don't read very much YA fantasy fiction, but Call Me Luciano sounds delightful.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

    1. Thank you. I don't read much fiction. However, I would have to say that this book was well worth the deviation from my norm. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


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