I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tips for Tuesday - Books: Hand Lettering A to Z, The Wishing Spell, The Complete Guide to Paying for College and The Girl Who Wouldn't Die

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Me - Today I am recommending two books
The first book I am recommending is the nonfiction book Hand Lettering to A to Z: A World of Creative Ideas for Drawing and Designing  Alphabets by Abbey Sy. This book shows different kinds of fancy looking letters. You can copy them and use them for make your own creative word designs. Some of them are easy and some are hard. It teaches you how to draw some of the letters but not every letter. A lot of them you have to copy. It also gives you ideas of some ways to use fancy lettering. If you like writing in different ways, you'll love this book.
The second book is a fiction book called The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer. The Wishing Spell is the first book in The Land Of Stories series. The Land Of Stories is my favorite series. The Wishing Spell is about eleven year old twins Alex and Conner Bailey, their Grandma has alway read them fairy tales from this book. For the twins eleventh birthday, she gives them the book, but soon Alex notices something strange about the book it glows and when she puts a pencil on the page it disappears. Soon, Alex and Conner fall into the book and see fairy tales come to life. There is only one problem the only way they can get home is by collecting all the items to complete the wishing spell. Along the way they meet all sorts of well known characters such as Goldilocks, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and the Evil Queen. The Wishing Spell is a really funny book and I really enjoyed reading it. Over all , The Wishing Spell is an amazing book and I would highly recommend reading it.

Mom - Today I am also recommending two books.
The first is the nonfiction book The Complete Guide to Paying for College by Leah Ingram. This book is a great resource not only for finding ways to make paying for college itself affordable.  It also helps you find ways to make the everything about college affordable from the admissions process up to and including expenses incurred while attending college like buying books.  Just reading this book makes the whole college process seems a little less stressful. If your child is in high school,even if he or she is only a freshman, don't wait! You'll definitely want to read it now!
The second book is the fiction book The Girl Who Wouldn't Die by Randall Platt. This book is the story of Abra, known as Arab. Arab is a teenage girl on her own struggling to survive  in the war torn streets of Poland during World War II by posing as a boy. At first all Arab cares about is keeping herself alive, but she then she is recruited by a man working for the resistance movement and becomes involved in a mission to save a group of children including her own younger sister. This fast paced tale of a brave young heroine is very inspiring. Arab's story shows that even one person can truly make a difference in the world, and even in the darkest times full of evil, there are still people willing to fight for what is right. Even though the book is set in the past, these are important lessons for the world of today.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

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