Son of BOOKU: more halloween haiku
I’m a huge fan of Halloween and couldn’t pass up a book of Halloween haikus and pictures. Ms. Aben goes into the background of Halloween decorations and her sibling’s part in that. It’s pictures of the displays that are used to inspire the poetry. The poems were clever and had me laughing. Here’s one of them that was paired with a haunting decoration: “I met this vampire/said he hadn’t had a bite/offered him a stake.” This is a quick read to be slowly enjoyed. Reading this book got me into the Halloween mood. If you love poetry and Halloween, this collection is for you.
Summer Lovin’(Wounded Hearts #5)
“Summer Lovin” is set in Tidal Falls like the four previous books in the series. Rebecca had a crush on Mitch back in high school. They ran into each other in Las Vegas and ended up married. Rebecca leaves the next morning, and they didn’t stay together. Five years later, they are still married and run into each other again in Tidal Falls. I love how she fights her obvious feelings for him and how Mitch is still there when she needs him. It’s great to see all the wonderful couples from past books and the interest they take in this couple. Although, it’s the side story that captures my heart of a young boy Rebecca runs into at the school she works. His story, and Rebecca’s concern, made this a fantastic read I didn’t want to put down. Another great addition to the Wounded Hearts series, and I can’t wait to move on to the next book!
Dragon Hoard and Other Tales of Faerie
I started reading this with the plan to read one story before going to sleep, but I ended up reading the entire book instead. I don’t regret the missed slumber. A fantastic collection of short stories that offer a twist on classic stories or a modern take on the classics. I loved them all, but a few favorites were “Dragon Hoard,” “Teenage Driver,” and “Gargoyle.” Some tugged at my heart, others had me laughing, but all made the characters feel real in a fantasy world. A well-written collection that I can highly recommend!
I only post my 4 & 5-star reviews. If I don’t like a book, I won’t finish it. It doesn’t feel right leaving a review in that case, but I have been known to email the author:) Life is too short not to enjoy every book you read!
NOTE: You might notice a repeat review here today. That’s because these are my regular reviews, and Books That Changed Me is a special blog where books get showcased.
Read a great book this fall and embrace your inner child! D. L. Finn
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Good selections And what a great collection of #hashtags.
Thank you, Jacqui:) I’m always trying to think of good hashtags to use!
Thanks for sharing your reviews, Denise
I’m always happy to share the good ones, John 🙂
Nice reviews, Denise. I love Halloween as well. Seeing the title of Jacquie’s book has me thinking of the song, “Summer Lovin” from the movie Grease. 🙂
Thanks, Joan 🙂 It’s my favorite time of the year. I love the movie Grease and you’re right now that you mention it, the title does make you think of it.
Yours was the first review for my book and for that and this post, I am grateful! 🙂
Wonderful selection, Denise. Thank you for sharing. 💗
Thank you, Gwen 🙂 I’m happy to!
Thanks so much for the kind words about Dragon Hoard, Denise. We both know how important reviews are to writers. : )
I really enjoyed it, Cathleen. Yes, those reviews are very important 🙂
Sounds like some fun stuff this time.
It was, Craig!
These all look like fun reads, Denise! I have every intention of reading Annette’s BooKU this month to help get me in the Halloween spirit! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on these!
Thanks, Jan 🙂 It certainly brought a Halloweeny smile to my face reading it.
Great reviews, Denise. I love Jacquie’s romance stories. The Halloween haiku sounds like a fun read.
It reminds me of a Halloween poem my daughter wrote at 6 years old. We sent it to an Anthony to publish. When we showed her the poem in the the book, she was so excited and made her own little book of perms.
Thanks, Miriam. Yes, Jacquie really has a way with romantic thrillers. How fun you did that for your daughter and then she made her own book.
Thrilled to see this review, Denise, thank you! Congrats to Annette and Cathleen- both sound wonderful.
Enjoying this series, Jacquie:) One more to go and I’m caught up!
I better get busy on the next one! lol
Great reviews. Thanks for sharing, Denise 🙂
Thank you, Harmony, happy to!
Great reviews, Denise. They all sound good. I’ve read Summer Lovin’ and really enjoyed that book. I love the people who populate Tidal Falls!
Thanks, Mae 🙂 Yes, a great group living in Tidal Falls!
Great reviews, Denise. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Staci 🙂
Great reviews, Denise. I’m a fan of all three writers and their work. Congrats to Annette, Jacquie, and Cathleen. Happy Reading.
Thanks, Diana 😉 Can’t go wrong reading any of them! Happy reading xo
Ooh, don’t these sound good. I Just finished a Jacquie read too. Thanks for sharing. xoxo
Thanks, Sandra 🙂 I’m never disappointed reading a Jacquie book…or yours
Three very good reviews, Denise.
Thank you, Robbie 🙂
Congratulations Jacquie and Cathleen on the great reviews! Thanks for your thoughts, Denise. 🙂
Thank you, Mark. Can’t go wrong with either of these reads 🙂
Sadly because covid I cant do my hobby 😦