My Life With Books will be on a summer sabbatical and will return in October 2013.
Thank you for stopping by.
Thank you for stopping by.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
He is a Legend.
She is a Prodigy.
Who will be Champion?
June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps Elect while Day has been assigned a high level military position. But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them once again. Just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything he has. With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Galen, a Syrena prince, searches land for a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. It’s while Emma is on vacation at the beach that she meets Galen. Although their connection is immediate and powerful, Galen’s not fully convinced that Emma’s the one he’s been looking for. That is, until a deadly encounter with a shark proves that Emma and her Gift may be the only thing that can save his kingdom. He needs her help—no matter what the risk.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
This summer I read Fablehaven to my two children. (Ages five and six) The family reading wasn't just for the kids, it was for me too – I love this book! I got to watch my kids, wide eyed in wonderment, giggle, hide and laugh at the story. I got to listen to them bargain for one more chapter and discuss with them what they think would happen next. We unplugged and read as a family – and through my children’s eyes – I saw the world with much more vivid color and imagination.
I remembered what it was like to sit criss-cross applesauce on teachers rug or moms lap and listen intently - hardly containing my excitement and wishing, oh wishing with my entire soul for one more chapter today. I remembered laughing with an entire class and knowing we were all the same at that exact moment, unified by our love of the book.
So with these fond moments we at the Jovus household have created this summer, I issue a challenge. To pick up that book you read as a kid and re-read it without your adult goggles on. Re-read your book with a child or by yourself – but appreciate the magic of a book, the pure joy, wonder and excitement that you felt as a child.
Remember and create those magical moments for you or someone else. If you participate in this challenge come back on August 28 for a giveaway of Brandon Mulls Spirit Animals – to be released on September 10, 2013. Bonus points will be given for reading a book by a Utah Author.
Four children separated by vast distances all undergo the same ritual, watched by cloaked strangers. Four flashes of light erupt, and from them emerge the unmistakable shapes of incredible beasts - a wolf, a leopard, a panda, a falcon. Suddenly the paths of these children - and the world - have been changed forever.
Enter the world of Erdas, where every child who comes of age must discover if they have a spirit animal, a rare bond between human and beast that bestows great powers to both. A dark force has risen from distant and long-forgotten lands, and has begun an onslaught that will ravage the world. Now the fate of Erdas has fallen on the shoulders of four young strangers . . . and on you.
Posted by My Life With Books - Jennifer K Jovus at 8/08/2013 11:15:00 AM