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August 26th, 2010

A Bit about Me(Me) ~ I want to be Clad in Leather!

by Gwen

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It is time once again, to step out from behind the book and get to know one another better. 

We all have a story and a life beyond the book and thanks to Danielle from There’s A Book, we get share. She asks the questions and we get to answer.

Who is your favorite female character, in a book or on a TV show/movie? Why?

My favorite female character would have to be Sydney Bristow from Alias. Played by Jennifer Garner, she proved that women are just as accomplished as men and can look hot while doing it!

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I mean, she had a cool wardrobe, got to go to all sorts of neat places and no one got the best of her. (sure, there were often people shooting at her, but hey, danger can be exciting. Right?) That is something that I really admire in a person, even if she happens to be fictional.

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Sydney could do it all and manage to look stunning at the same time. Now any woman that can do that and save the country while dealing with the fact that her mother is a Russian Spy. When my mom defected to another political party I was a mess for days. (I am still not over it that, traitor)

Sydney doesn’t take $%$ and isn’t afraid to dole it out and I wish that I was that strong.

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One other character that I really can identify with is Dana Sculley from The X Files. She rocked it too, but didn’t have the wardrobe that I could drool over.

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August 26th, 2010

Cross-Bloggination with Danielle from There’s A Book

by Gwen

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Thank you so much to Gwen for hosting me this month! I’m really excited about sharing my pick for this month’s Cross-Bloggination! In looking back over the month I thought about all the great books I’ve had the opportunity to read, but one in particular stood out above the rest. Not only because I thoroughly enjoyed the book, but also because of the guest post by the author that accompanied my review. So, without further hesitation, my choice…

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The Death and Further Adventure’s of Silas Winterbottom by Stephen Giles

This is the story of three very different, very unique children and their devious Uncle’s attempts to manipulate them to his dying day. And it’s brilliant! Adele, Milo and Isabella are three cousins from completely different walks of life, though each of their families struggle to make ends meet and live as luxuriously as they wished they could. That is until they each receive a mysterious letter with $10,000 in it and an opportunity to inherit a fortune from their recluse Uncle, Silas Winterbottom. In a strange and surprising turn of events suddenly it’s the children who are fighting for their lives and not their dying Uncle.

Not only were the characters and the story brilliant, but the author is just as amazing. In his guest post Stephen Giles discussed a bit about the book that got him “hooked” on reading as a child. For Stephen it happened to be The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis. Not only is this an all time favorite book of my own, but the way you could see it reflected in Giles’ own story was perfect. In no way were the stories similar, truly. It was more in the that way Giles developed his characters into rich and meaningful parts of a bigger picture. You could see how his passion for reading truly impacted his love of storytelling. Not only that, but his description of Turkish Delight is one not to miss!

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It was honestly my favorite author visits and I’m eager to read more by Giles. The Death and Further Adventure’s of Silas Winterbottom is out now and I’d highly recommend the story to children and adults alike. Though it’s especially great for middle grade readers and those that may be a little reluctant to pick up a book. I’m also holding a giveaway for one copy of the book, so make sure you enter before the 3rd of September for your chance to win a copy of The Death and Further Adventure’s of Silas Winterbottom.

Thank you so much Gwen for having me on today! I loved having the opportunity to chat a little more about this fantastic book and author.

It was a pleasure to have you here Danielle & I am going to have to snap this one up for the grandkids.