Posted by: aaronsmusic | May 19, 2011

Destination Unknown – Missing Persons – Then and Now

Then – I can’t believe people actually dressed like that:

Now – we’re all getting old:

Posted by: aaronsmusic | May 3, 2011

The The Dopple Ganger Chronicles ~ The First Escape

ISBN-13: 9781414319476

ISBN: 1414319479

Book synopsis from the publisher:

The First Escape is the first book in the Dopple Ganger Chronicles, a six-book series following three children—Sadie and Saskia Dopple and Erik Morrissey Ganger. Sadie and Saskia are mischievous identical twins living at an orphanage, where Erik is their only friend. They are separated when Saskia is adopted by Muzz Elliott, a wealthy woman searching for her long-lost family treasure. While Saskia stumbles into the center of a crime only she can stop, Sadie and Erik embark on a quest to find her.

This book is in an exciting new format called an “illustra-novella,” in which the story is told alternately in graphic novel format and plain text with occasional illustrations.

Our Review:

 The First Escape is a combination of  regular novel and graphic novel.  Each chapter contains both written and novel pages. While I’m not a great fan of graphic novels, I found that this style did not detract from the reading or enjoyment of the story.

We all found the artistry in this book to be amazing!  Also, while each book in this series is connected, the books easily read as stand alone stories.

I have to report that both of my boys and I LOVED this book. They have  raced on to reading the second book and are eagerly awaiting the third book in the series! 

 Each of the boys said they really liked the graphic novel parts along with the “regular” reading. They shared that the story is full of action, fun and just a bit scary. Each of them agreed that this book was a “great read!” :)

Read the first chapter here!

Many thanks to Tyndale Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book. My review is an honest reflection of my views on this book.

Posted by: aaronsmusic | April 18, 2011

No Time

An excellent song = one of the best versions I’ve ever heard

Posted by: aaronsmusic | April 12, 2011

Cat and Dolphins playing together

Y’all might have already seen this, but it’s such an awesome video I had to post it.

Posted by: aaronsmusic | March 25, 2011

Never Let You Go – Book Review

ISBN: 1595547509

Categories: Fiction, Suspense, Faith

Here’s a bit about Never Let You Go   from the publisher:

Losing everything has made Lexi hold those she loves tightly. Hell is determined to loosen her grip.

Lexi lives in the shadow of choices her husband made. Especially Grant’s choice to leave seven years ago, without a word. Her relationship with their daughter, Molly, is now the most important thing in her life. Lexi will do anything—work grueling hours, attend church on her only day off, sacrifice financially—just to see Molly smile.

When Grant shows up declaring his intent to re-enter their daughter’s life, Lexi is skeptical of his motives. She soon determines not to let him near Molly. Then a drug dealer named Warden arrives on Lexi’s doorstep, demanding payment of Grant’s old debts.

But that’s just the earthly perspective. Staggering supernatural events are spilling into her world in real and shocking ways. Hell’s fury is great, but Heaven’s power is greater still. In a novel that defies easy categorization, this has all the early buzz of the breakthrough read of 2010.

My  Review:

Excellent book!  This book is well written and engaging. It took me a bit to really get into the story but once I did, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.  It’s a story about love, faith and forgiveness while wrapped up in suspense and mystery.  My reading recommendation? Four stars! 

Click here to find out more about this book!

Thanks to Thomas Nelson   for the chance to review this book.

Posted by: aaronsmusic | March 25, 2011

Inspirational Zingers Jumble – A Review

 

by

Christopher Hudson

978-1-4143-2697-9
 
For All ages
 
 
Here’s a bit about Inspriational Zingers Jumble   from the publishers:

Every day, millions of people enjoy Jumbles in newspapers across the country. Now you can enjoy these popular puzzles while being encouraged by inspirational thoughts from the Bible and wisdom from the world’s most successful people. Perfect for families, trivia buffs, and puzzle fanatics, Inspirational Zingers Jumble is packed with six different kinds of puzzles for hours of fun:

  • Jumbles
  • Double Jumbles
  • Mystery Person Jumbles
  • Word Search Jumbles
  • Super Jumbles
  • Criss-Cross Jumbles
Our Review:
Our whole family reviewed this jumble book and while it was interesting, we didn’t fully enjoy the experience. The jumbles seemed to be a level that was above the average age it was intended for – ages 9-12. Our boys lost interest in it after a few tries. On a positive note, we learned a lot of history from our Bible while working on these puzzles!
Click here   to read more about this book of jumbles!

Thanks to Tyndale for the opportunity to review this book.

Posted by: aaronsmusic | March 12, 2011

A Couple of Good Songs by Jackson Browne

Posted by: aaronsmusic | July 7, 2010

Longing Heart – Jeremy Camp

Posted by: aaronsmusic | April 5, 2010

Book Review ~ Green by Ted Dekker

The Circle Series # 0

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN-10: 1595546820

ISBN-13: 978-1595546821

Publishers Summary:

The New York Times bestseller that brings the epic series full circle.

The story of how Thomas Hunter first entered the Black Forest and forever changed our history began at a time when armies were gathered for a final battle in the valley of Migdon. Green is a story of love, betrayal, and sweeping reversals set within the apocalypse. It is the beginning: the truth behind a saga that has captured the imagination of more than a million readers with the Books of History Chronicles.

But even more, Green brings full meaning to the Circle Series as a whole, reading as both prequel to Black and sequel to White, completing a full circle. This is Book Zero, the Circle Reborn, both the beginning and the end. The preferred starting point for new readers . . . and the perfect conclusion for the countless fans who’ve experienced Black, Red, and White.

My Thoughts: 

It took me a bit of time to get into this book but I’m glad I stuck it out ~ it was well worth the wait.! It has action, suspense, faith and intrigue all rolled into one great book.  I can hardly wait to read the other series! 

Click here to read the first chapter!

Thanks to Thomas Nelson Publishers  for the opportunity to review this book.

Posted by: aaronsmusic | April 5, 2010

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