― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish
I hope everyone had a nice Mother's Day. I got to hug and kiss all the kiddies who are near me and got phone calls from those too far to touch. When I wasn't being entertained, I got to entertain myself in my favorite way...reading. This week I began reading The Eighth Day by Tom Avitabile. The book is from 2008, but I never got around to reading it. It is really great so far, with interesting characters and an exciting plot. More about that next week, but finding it is another example of why I love people sending in "oldies" reviews as well as current ones.
We also decided to add some reviews on children's books to madderlyreview.com. It is important for children to start their love of reading as early as possible, so if any of you come across a great book for little ones please send some reviews and/or suggestions my way.
Thanks to all of you, Madderlyreview.com has been more fun then I ever imagined. We have been in contact with some wonderful authors whose lives are as interesting as the plots in their books. We have also "met" other bloggers and reviewers who have given us ideas and sent us wonderful reviews. My mind keeps coming up with more and more additions that I want to make, but I decided to wait until fall to do any major changes.
I also want to thank those of you who signed up for the alerts we send out weekly. Some people mentioned that the word subscription turned them off, and that will be changed. The winner of the $25. Amazon gift card is N. Vitale. You will be receiving it soon. Congratulations and have fun spending it.
This month's featured author is one of my favorites, Rick Mofina. I remember writing to him after reading his first book and being impressed by what a genuinely nice guy he seemed to be. I get the feeling that each of his books is a labor of love and not just a job to get done.
I hope you try one of his books this summer...you won't be sorry.
Well, June is approaching with the promise of lots of beach time reading. Hopefully you will find some great summer reads among our reviews. Happy reading!