He finished his picture and excitedly ran it over to his mother, a smile across his face as he gave it to her. She took it from him and looked it over. The picture was of a creature, one resembling that of a giraffe crossed with a whale, with flippers instead of legs.
“Is this a dinosaur?” she asked.
“His name is Derrick,” he replied.
“What type of animal is Derrick?”
“He isn’t a real animal, mom,” he replied, his hands on his hips.
“James, this is lovely.”
She took a picture of it with her phone and put it on the refrigerator with a magnet. As he got ready for school she posted his latest masterpiece online so all her friends could see – “My son’s imagination is so incredible! Only 3 year’s old! #HisNameIsDerrick”
“Mom, did you eat yet?” said James, holding a banana.
“Thanks for breakfast, sweetheart.”
She got him ready for school. While at work she found a website that turns children’s drawings into stuffed animals and submitted the picture she’d taken.
A week later it arrived.
“James, I have something for you.”
He rubbed his eyes as he walked over to her; waking up never came easy for him on Saturday mornings. She handed him the stuffed creature from his imagination. He looked from the figure to his drawing on the refrigerator and cried out with joy when he realized what he’d been given.
“This is Derrick!”
“Yes it is,” replied his mother. “Now you can play with him whenever you want.”
He grabbed his new companion by the hand and took him outside.
“Are the thrusters on, Derrick?” shouted Captain James. Continue reading
Author: Cassia Leo
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: May 4th
The heart-pounding, emotional conclusion to the Evergreen Series from New York Times bestselling author Cassia Leo.
Where flowers bloom, love grows. Continue reading
When I started reading this book, I was expecting something similar to the previous one by the same author, but I was totally wrong. And I didn’t like this one better than the other. The female main character is way too annoying.
Vanessa is a workaholic who lives with her aunt, who loves Jane Austen. But Vanessa, who considers herself as very modern and too busy to engage in reveries of times past, really dislikes everything Austen-related. But things will change…
Vanessa is a PR, and her aunt asks her to organise an American tour for an Englishman who impersonates himself as Mr. Darcy and performs a show in which he strips down of his Regency attire while explaining each piece of clothing to his audience of dribbling women. Vanessa organised everything and was prepared for any contingency. But, was she prepared for feeling a strong attraction for her client? I have to say that was quite predictable.
What I didn’t see coming was a drastic change right in the middle of the book. The voice of Vanessa, and even her actions, change radically. But not for the good. I found her annoying, childish, and insufferable. Apart from being the most selfish creature in the world.
The transition from one part of the story to the other wasn’t smooth, and we even lack of some pieces of information that make you wonder if you are reading the same book. But in the end I enjoyed the book. Why? Because I liked Chase a lot. If you want to know who Chase is or why he is so adorable, grab a copy of the book and discover that yourself.
Although I don’t follow a specific nighttime ritual for reading, strictly speaking, it is true that I am unable to sleep unless I have read a few pages. Or even if it is just one page.
When it is time for me to go to bed, my Kindle is always next to me in a bed pocket. The Kindle is there every night, waiting for me, willing to transport me to other places and worlds, to make me live all kinds of adventures. So I brush my teeth, I put on my pyjamas if I am not wearing it already, I take my herbal sleeping pill, and I get into bed. And the moment when I turn the light off is when I turn my Kindle on, and I start reading until I feel too sleepy to continue doing so.
And that’s what I do every single night. How about you? Do you read before falling asleep? Do you follow any other kind of ritual? Any different habits? Tell me! I wanna know!
This book had been in my to-read list for a long time, and since this year I have decided to read all kinds of books related to Jane Austen and inspired by her novels, I thought it was about time to read this one.
The premise for the story was a funny one, so that caught my attention immediately. A reality show based on the Regency era? Having to live in the same conditions as the characters in Jane Austen’s novels? I really thought the idea was an original one and I found the book highly entertaining.
The protagonist, a divorced mother from Chicago, is obsessed with all things England and Austen. So it was normal that she applied to be a contestant at the show. Who knows? Maybe she could meet her Mr. Darcy and win the show, since she has money problems. However, after arriving to England and entering the reality show, things seem to be a bit different to what she was expecting. Will she be able to survive to Regency England? Will she get rid of her biggest competitor? And most importantly, is she placing her affects in the right man?
The fact is that the ending was quite predictable, and that killed a bit my enjoyment of the book, but overall it is a really good book. The plot is original, the characters stand out and have a distinct voice, and the pace is just about right. If you are tired of reading re-imaginings of Pride and Prejudice, this is the book for you.
It’s not a secret that I’m a bookworm. I love books. The thickest the book, the better. I collect books, I read them compulsively, and I even write them too. So, it’s not really a secret, no. My husband and I moved to Fuengirola, in the South of Spain, three years ago, and the guys from the moving company got shocked when they found out that around 50% of our boxes were labeled as “books”.
I’m a bookworm who is addicted to books. Would you like to know some more confessions related to books? Keep on reading then!