Introducing Handerpants… with hundreds of uses…
Introducing Handerpants… with hundreds of uses…
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Daniel X is in pursuit of an alien called Number 5, who has recently arrived in the town of Holliswood with a dastardly plan. He uses electronic brainwashing to get the townspeople to break out into humiliating dances, and then they are obliterated. It’s all in the name of alien “endertainment” and is broadcast live to alien planets.
Daniel X, a good alien, uses his imagination to conjure up characters who team with him in his quest to stop the bad aliens. These characters and his relationship with them is incredibly interesting, and adds a terrific element to the story.
The novel is addictive for all ages and with the short 2-3 page chapters, the reader is convinced to read just one more chapter, then one more, over and over, to see what could possibly happen next. The pace is quick, the excitement is palpable, and the story is just great fun!
James Patterson, you’ve done it again!
A big thank you to Mother Talk for providing the review copy of the book and for allowing me to take part in the blog tour.
Aloha Fridays: where you ask a simple question, give a simple answer, link it up at An Island Life, and do a little visiting and a lot of relaxing. Join in!
My question o’ day is: What childhood injury do you most remember?
Yep, you heard me right. He’s a looker.
We have to hide food from him.
All food has its own special place in the fridge and the pantry, and he knows this, but he will still look behind, under, everywhere…just to look.
His looking means no food is safe. We all know this.
So when a special treat comes in the house and it belongs to the kids, they say “hide it from Dad.”
If we don’t, he’ll eat it.
I’m ticked. I had my RTT’s all written and ready to go last night and Blogger ate it. I’m not leaving you Blogger, but I’m thinking about having an affair.
So, last night I was leaving a comment for Sprite’s Keeper and I used the word demon. I’m afraid of demons. I can not read a book or watch a movie if it has demons in it. I really can’t even be in the room.
Our basement has a dropped ceiling with those big rectangular light grid thingies. I happened to look up there and noticed a bunch of dead bugs so I counted them. There are 46 carcasses. Seeing as how I last cleaned that out about 3 years ago, I’m thinking I can live with that rate of accumulation.
I can’t remember anything I had intended to post, I have to pee, my hair needs to be straightened, my friend is picking me up for lunch in 15 minutes, and I’m frowning.
Go see the UnMom.
Jennifer Chandler’s Simply Salads cookbook is saving my life. I’m a lazy cook so I’m guilty of reaching for convenience foods too often. The blessing of Simply Salads is that each of the 100+ salads is based on pre-packaged greens and easy to find ingredients!
Normally, when I make a salad at home, it turns out so boring and tasteless, but the recipes in this cookbook are teaching me that I can make the same delicious salads at home that I often order in restaurants.
Each salad recipe is accompanied by a full color picture and I LOVE that! Who doesn’t?
My son lives and breathes his protein, so I decided to make him the Taco Salad and I used a spicy taco seasoning because he loves “heat”. He had never had anything like this before, and he absolutely loved it! (He ate all 4 servings himself.)
Another recipe I tried was the Curried Rice and Chickpea Salad. The different textures of the ingredients combined beautifully and it was a satisfying, flavorful, and delicious salad.
I have also made the Mandarin Chicken Salad several times and it’s my favorite so far. I just LOVE it! The author of the cookbook encourages substitutions and changes to the recipes and I took her suggestion with this one. I used La Choy noodles in place of the ramen noodles, and I used sliced blanched almonds in place of cashews. Sweet, savory and crunchy. Fantastic!
I have a lot of cookbooks but I have never had one exclusively for salads, and I am really impressed with this one. I know I’ll be using it often, as I’ve already been creating salads from it at least once a week.
To get your copy of Simply Salads, check your local bookstore, or you can find it at Amazon for $16.49 with free super saver shipping.
A big thank you to this wonderful cookbook’s author, Jennifer Chandler, for providing me with a review copy and introducing me to salads the way they can be and should be!
And another special thank you to the Product Review Place for the review opportunity.
They started roasting at 11:30 pm the night before the party.
I woke up nice and late this morning around 11 am, showered, and then gingerly toddled off to lunch with hubby.
Where’s the part about my daily shred in that scenario?
Dear God in heaven, I am so incredibly sore from top to bottom that I can barely move.
Jillian gave me the beat down of all beat downs on day one. This tender mama had to skip a day.
But, don’t worry. Jillian will not win this fight. I will. Tomorrow morning: 5 am. We meet again.