Summer Reads is a once a month meme in the summer months with short "quickie" reviews. These are perfect fast reads or beach reads.
101 Things I Learned in Fashion School
101 Things I Learned in Culinary School
Both of these books were very informative. It wasn't just little tips and tricks: they felt like classes or notes. There was a good mix of quotes and straight information, and a drawing to go with each tip. These books are great, and will be the kind of books that sit on my shelf, waiting to give me just the right piece of advice at just the right time.
Of Lights in the Night: Friends and Adventure by Sean Noonan
Genre: Children's fantasy
Published: March 15th 2010 by Outskirts Press
Beyond the half-sleep lies a land of dreams where anything can happen....
Join Elannah and Sam as the half sleep takes them to their secret Tree-House in the Jungle ... where they meet in their dreams.
This time they're off to see Rodger the Badger, on their flying bikes - up, up into the night sky ... and onto another everlasting fantastical adventure ...
This was a cute, easy to read story, filled with natural dialogue and great descriptions. There are some awesome drawings in the back done by the author's daughter. Kids ages 6-10 will love this dream-like adventure.
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Published in Paperback April 29th 2010 by Constable (first published February 16th 2010)
Abe’s live as a vampire hunter was a fun read (or listen, in my case). It portrayed vampires as the “bad guys—” a nice break from the ‘i’m-not-so-bad’ kind of vampire revolution that went on. I could only listen to so much at one time, but it was enjoyable. The reader was very good, if a little slow.
This one is perfect for summer car rides (but not with kids in the car—there’s some language and, of course, violence) or a CD player on the beach. Ages 15+