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Blog Hop and Follow Friday (12)

In case you miss the other posts, check out here for a chance to enter my first giveaway!


The Friday Book Bog Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy-for-books. This week's question is:"If you find a book you love, do you hunt down other books by the same author?"

Who doesn't do this? =)  I have a story about this... A few years ago I came across Tamora Pierce's Alanna series at Borders. I had never heard of her (shocking, I know!) but since my name is Alanna, I just HAD to buy the books. After all, an entire series with a character that has my name? Too cool! The books sat on my shelf for a couple of years, unread. During one of our annual trips to Mississippi for Thanksgiving, I decided to take two of the books along. I had no idea how great they were! Needless to say both were finished before we hit Alabama. I made my husband stop at every bookstore from Alabama to Mississippi so I could try to find the rest of the series. I didn't care that I already had them…

Review: The Little Prince

The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Product Details
Paperback: 111 pages

Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company (1971)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0590129279
Source: My Personal Book

This is one of my favorite books of all time! Don’t be fooled by the simple appearance of this book; there is some really deep material between the covers. I’ve pondered whether to call this book a fable or a parable. Ultimately, I’ve decided it’s some form of both. As the Little Prince travels through the universe he meets many different people (and animals) that teach him great lessons about life.


The story begins with the Little Prince leaving his small planet because he is not happy. As he travels the universe he stops on other planets and talks to the inhabitants. Most of the people that he meets on these planets are adults and represent the worst of human behavior and foolishness. My favorites are the Vain Man who “cannot hear anything but praise” and the drunkard that drinks because he feels gu…

MY FIRST GIVEAWAY

Ms. Piper has graciously offered to give away an e-book copy of this darling book to one lucky winner. To be entered in the giveaway, leave a comment in the comment box below with your contact information.

Winners will be chosen on May 1st and notified via e-mail.
If you would like to read more about the book, please see my review here. There is also an interview with the author that can be found here.  










Author Interview with Daisy Piper

In celebration of the awesome Fairytale Fortnight event being hosted by Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing and The Book Rat, I am linking up an interview with a wonderful debut author. Ms. Piper has written one of the most charming original fairy tales I have ever read. I absolutely adored it! I'm happy to say that there will be more in the series, too. Want to know more about Princess Callie and the Totally Amazing Talking Tiara? Read my full review here.

Ms. Piper has graciously offered to give away an e-book copy of this darling book to one lucky winner. To be entered in the giveaway, leave a comment in the comment box below with your contact information. Winners will be chosen on May 1st and notified via e-mail.



Note: Anything in blue from this point forward is my personal commentary.
Here is the interview:

The technical stuff:
1. How did you come up with the idea for Princess Callie and the Totally Amazing Talking Tiara? I was riding a bus one day, staring out the window. I mu…