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Sunday, October 22, 2017

STORYBOOK SUNDAY: All that glitters is gold...

HI guys and gals!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

We're celebrating another day of bookish fun with Storybook Sunday! For those not up to speed on the post, I read a lot of great storybooks and thought, why not give them their own day in the sun. Hence, Storybook Sunday! Feel free to join the fun and create a post on your own site with the same name. I'd love to see any linked up in the comments! Anywho...back to the matter at hand.

Today, we're taking a look at TWO titles that prove all that glitters IS in fact gold...just maybe not of the periodic table variety.  First up, a title that is as delicious as it is golden!  Get ready to have some fun with...

Billy Bee - Sugarplums and Honey

Paris Brosnan

This is the story of Billy Bee, a likable little fellow who just wants to impress his best gal friend Polly the ant!  He sees all the attention she garners from her insect friends and admirers, and well...Billy wants to be a bigger part of that, but what would an amazing ant like Polly ever see in little old Billy?  Like men of our time, he turns to finding the perfect gift...and in his self imposed quest discovers that the way to her heart isn't through trinkets hard to obtain, but by giving of himself.  A delectably sweet (hello, there's HONEY!) tale of friendship with a faint tug on the heartstrings at discovering the first shades of love perfect for first readers and beyond.


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Schwartz & Wade

This is the story of young Isaac Gutenberg's search for the infamous Book of Gold.  It's said to contain the answers to every question, and turn to solid gold when opened.  Isaac must have this book because frankly the ones he's surrounded with currently, he could care less about...until one day, he not only cares, but looks forward to the next, and the next, and the next.  It might seem preposterous that a boy go from a non-reader to a reader, a non-curious child to a knowledge seeker, but all it takes is that right book (or the right mystery provided by a certain shopkeeper) to create a habit that will last a lifetime.

For those of us already in the know about the magic and wonder residing within the world of books, this story will come as no true surprise...but it will help explain that jolt of joy we receive after reading, that thrill at discovering another new title, that thirst for more knowledge, entertainment, or whatever the seeker's goal might be, in a beautiful and timeless tale.  A wonderful read for wee ones just starting out on their own life searches for this book with beautifully rendered scenes to transport readers to places far and wide from the comfort of their favorite reading spot.


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Special thanks to the teams at Schwartz & Wade and Austin Macauley Publishers for the copies for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on these titles, the authors, or the publishers, feel free to click through the links provided above.  These titles are both available now, so be on the lookout for them on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

RRR BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Christmas at the Gin Shack by Catherine Miller

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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

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Today, we're joining Rachel's Random Resources for a BOOK SPOTLIGHT sure to get you in the mood for wintry days and snuggle-up nights.  I know, I's almost Halloween, but come on! You KNOW you're ready for some holly-jolly reading fun whether the calendar agrees or not.  So, if you're ready to make your list and check it twice, it's time to find out if today's title in the spotlight has been naughty or nice!

Catherine Miller

About the book...

Welcome in the festive season with love, laughter and the perfect G&T in Christmas at the Gin Shack – the most uplifting holiday read of 2017!

Gingle bells, gingle bells, gingle all the way…

Olive Turner might have lived through eighty-four Christmases, but she’ll never get bored of her favourite time of year. And this one’s set to be extra-special. It’s the Gin Shack’s first Christmas – and there’s a gin-themed weekend and a cocktail competition on the cards!

But, beneath the dazzle of fairy lights and the delicious scent of mince-pies, Olive smells a rat. From trespassers in her beloved beach hut to a very unfunny joke played on her friends, it seems that someone is missing a dose of good cheer.

Olive knows she’s getting on a bit – but is she really imagining that someone in the little seaside town is out to steal Christmas? More importantly, can she create the perfect gin cocktail before Christmas Eve – in time to save the day?


About the author...

When Catherine Miller became a mum to twins, she decided her hands weren't full enough so wrote a novel with every spare moment she managed to find. By the time the twins were two, Catherine had a two-book deal with HQDigital UK. There is a possibility she has aged remarkably in that time. Her debut novel, Waiting For You, came out in March 2016. She is now the author of four books and hopes there will be many more now her twins have started school. Either that, or she’ll conduct more gin research on Olive’s behalf. 


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Special thanks to Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this promotion to you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today!

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

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