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Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow

With the fall football season in full swing, it’s time for a football book! While I thoroughly enjoy a good football movie, I don’t often read too many sports books. I decided to give  Through My Eyes  a try and found it a quick and enjoyable read. Even if football isn’t your game, the family stories and history of how Tim grew up are facinating.   Since this book came out at the end of 2011, it concludes with him in Denver, so no information on his move to the Jets  is included.   As a big believer in supporting your community by volunteering, it’s encouraging to see such a well rounded athlete that is very determined to give back, with both his time and his money. I highly recommend this to any high school athlete that is looking for inspiration. Not a Gator fan but I enjoy football, and reading about dedicated athletes, and Tebow is definitely dedicated. Interesting to see what brought him to this point, and wonder what great things are yet to come for him. Maybe in his next book….

Posted 1 year, 10 months ago at 7:43 pm.

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Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin

 

Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin

   
Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin (2nd in the Ashfall Series)

If you were caught up in the non-stop action of the first book Ashfall,  you will not be disappointed by the second book Ashen Winter. I had a very difficult time putting this book down. It was disturbing, and gruesome and disheartening, and yet I was cheering for Alex the whole time! Every-time I thought it couldn’t get any worse, somehow it did. It starts with Alex and Darla at his Aunt and Uncle’s farm, but  when a lead arises they quickly go on the hunt for Alex’s parents. And it’s all downhill from there. I’ve said it before, but the author does a great job showing it, disasters, whether it’s war or famine or earthquakes or volcano eruptions, are awful and awful events change people. Not always for the better.  My heart tells me, that humans would bond together in a time of need, but unfortunately as we’ve seen many times in reality, it comes down to survival of the fittest. If you enjoy a good dystopian series, you will enjoy the Ashfall series by Mike Mullin.

Posted 1 year, 10 months ago at 3:50 pm.

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2013 Readers Choice Awards

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Attention teen readers! Did you read a great new book this summer that you’d like to suggest to your friends? Why don’t you nominate it for the 2013 Reader’s Choice Award? Go to the following link http://www.ala.org/yalsa/readerschoice/suggestions to submit your favorite book that was published this year.

Posted 1 year, 10 months ago at 2:43 pm.

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