Thursday, September 15, 2011

This book rocks Fantasy Land

While it started off a little slow, the book opened up and showed itself to be well worth the wait. The charecters were believable and made me want to keep on reading. Once I got into it a few chapters I couldn't help but pick it up every chance I got! If you're a Fantasy lover than this book is totally for you! And if you're not, it could prove to be a worthwhile introduction to the genre, provided you can grind through the first couple of chapters.

Hermie the Common Caterpiller

Max Lucado takes children on an excellent journey to greatness in this fun-loving, and highly inspired story of Hermie, a common caterpiller.
There's nothing special about Hermie, he knows that, his friend Wormie knows that, and even God tells Hermie he's an ordinary caterpiller. However, God also informs Hermie, and Wormie as it were, that he is not yet through with two very plain, boring caterpillers.
My 4-year-old twin daughters ate this book up. They loved it, and the next time Daddy put them to bed, they clamoured for an encore.
I think Hermie will have a dedicated place in our home at story-time in the very near future.
I received this book through Thomas Nelson's BookSneeze program in exchange for my unbiased review.

The Butterfly Effect by Andy Andrews

So here's the thing, I'm a big fan of books that actually say something, and while Andrews attempts to show some interesting history with this book, it just doesn't fit the bill for seriously useful. It barely even grazes inspirational in my opinion.
I like history as much as the next guy, but I like to learn from it. To be able to study and apply it.
I applaud what Andrews is trying to say, I just wish he would've taken this book down a dirt road, instead of the intersate.
If you like quick pick me ups, this might be for you. If you want substance, avoid it.
I received this book from Thomas Nelson's BookSneeze program in exchange for my review of it.