Book Launch: WHO, ME? BY TINA SHARMA TIWARI

Date: April 2, 2015
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Monkey Bar, Vasant Kunj

I am unable to go to most book launches because either they are held in Mumbai or at obnoxiously early or late timings but this one was on the right day, at the right time, so I made it.

It wasn’t difficult to trace Monkey Bar at Vasant Kunj. I liked its ambience and the easy, casual mood. The service was good and the snacks delectable. The author, Tine Sharma Tiwari (senior journalist and anchor with Times Now) looked resplendent in a little black dress. She was soon joined by the ravishing Kanika Kapoor (playback singer, Baby Doll and Chittiyan Kalaiyan) and Rishi Raj, stylist.

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And so began the chit chat and the book launch. Rishi Raj on his impression of the book said, “The book has a chick-lit cover and here’s where I would like to say that don’t judge the book by its cover. This story is about going beyond appearances and how important or not a superficial outward appearance is. One tends to assume who the other person is based on how he/she is dressed but that’s merely the tip of the iceberg, there’s more to them than that. It’s like you discover them page by page, as in the book.

The author, Tina Sharma pitched in here to say that the book is about self discovery and about women realizing that the only person they have to love is themselves.

On being asked how she relates to the book, playback singer, Kanika Kapoor said she did it in more ways than one- “I see my life in it, myself in it, every woman in it. It’s about the reality of life and what we go through. We have our inhibitions and fears. As a woman, you can’t be yourself. The day you start loving yourself, it will change your life, like it did for me. I look forward to reading the book.”

The book is about a physical makeover which leads to other discoveries by the protagonist about herself.

Rishi Raj went on to say “How you treat yourself is how the world treats you. I once did a makeover for a 50 year old clinically depressed client and it turned her life around.”

On being asked by Tina, how far will you go to change yourself for the person you love, Kanika replied that she would change herself and do everything for the person she loves. While Rishi Raj smartly quipped, “Let love do it for me instead of me doing it for love. I will do it for me and not because it will make someone else happy.”

Rishi Raj and Tina Sharma Tiwari then read from the book to give the audience a glimpse of what was in store for them.

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On being asked where she saw herself in the book, Tina replied, “The book is about friendship, the protagonist steps out from home for the first time, lives on her own while doing a job. She is tasting independence for the first time. I had a wonderful four year period where I was in a similar situation and I have written about it.”

On why she chose this title, Tina answered, “There is this point towards the end where comes a revelation for the protagonist and she realises someone she had always kept at length from herself had a crush on her and her reaction is “Who, Me?” and that’s where the title comes from.”

And with that the launch came to an end and I walked out with the book in my hand.


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Goodreads Synopsis:

Is love only about how you look? Will a makeover change Tara’s life? Can it change anybody’s life? When plain Jane Tara is dumped by her fiancé at the altar for a stunning rich heiress, it shakes her confidence. However, she’s not ready to give up. She will do whatever it takes to win her Arun back. Even if it means undergoing a complete makeover!

The school reunion is her big chance. So when Tara turns up there, completely transformed glamorous and sexy-she gets more than her fair share of attention, especially from Arun. It seems her plan is working. But soon the unexpected begins to happen and Tara finds herself in a dangerous situation. She stumbles upon secrets she’d never known. Life shows her how unpredictable it is!

Interview & Giveaway (INT): Forgiving Trinity Author Liz Reinhardt

I recently read and loved Forgiving Trinity. Did you read my review here?


Without further ado, I introduce to you Liz Reinhardt, the author of Forgiving Trinity, Double Clutch, Junk Miles and Slow Twitch.


Me: You started writing after Twilight. What was it about Twilight that made you start writing?

Liz: Twilight was actually the book that made me realize that I wanted to write not just romance (which I’d tried before) but YA romance! The characters had all of these issues figuring life out, growing, changing, falling in first love, and that’s all stuff that goes along with being a teen. I actually tried a vampire para first, but it wasn’t quite right. I finally figured out that it was the love triangle aspect I wanted to play around with, and Double Clutch jumped onto the page. After that, I couldn’t stop writing!


Me: Where did the idea for Forgiving Trinity came from?

Liz: It’s partially based on real life. Someone I really love and am close to got caught up in an addiction and it messed that person’s life up, but not completely. I’d read these horror stories about addicts and the downward spiral of addiction and how it can just implode a life. While these are extremely worthwhile stories, I wanted to tell about what it’s like when addiction impacts your life in all these everyday ways, and the craziness that can come from trying to just get back to normal…or at least to a form of normal that doesn’t involve drugs or using! (And the person this was inspired by is in an amazing, sober place. Didn’t want to leave you hanging on that piece ;)!)


Me: You like smart and hot romance books. How much of that does Forgiving Trinity have?

Liz: I hope there’s a lot of both! Trinity is a little less hot than my other romances. Because Trinity had been promiscuous when she used, and because that part of her life disgusted her, it felt really unnatural to just have her hop into bed with Aidan. But they do kiss…a lot! And I think their kisses are smoking! When it becomes appropriate to move farther, I leave it a little more open to interpretation. Honestly, that was so their private moment, I didn’t feel like intruding (so rare for me!!). But as far as smart? I love smart. I love all kinds of smart, and I try to balance book smarts with emotional smarts and practical smarts. My characters can be very different, but I think they’re all very smart and very aware of themselves. Which is what, in my opinion, makes them fun to write about!


Me: Is there anything you need in order to write? (a place, food item etc.)

Liz: Nada! I’m easy! The thing is, I started writing with the intent to publish when my daughter was 2. I had to have my eyes on her every second if I didn’t want her covered in lipstick or butter or little ripped-up pieces of my favorite books. So I got used to writing fast, wherever I was, and tuning out most of what was going on around me (except to keep her safe, of course!). If I can, I like a comfy chair, laptop on my lap, and a killer mix. But that’s a set of luxuries I can’t always afford.


Me: Are you working on something new?

Liz: I am! I wrote a series called the Brenna Blixen Books. Brenna makes a friend on her trip to Ireland, a crazy girl who’s charming and full of insane fun…and a little trouble. Evan Lennox gets her own book this summer. I also have a witch/shieldmaiden para in the works. I’m loving both of them. I like to work on different things so I can switch over if I get stuck.


Me: How do you react to a bad review? 

Liz: I don’t read them now. I used to obsess and wonder WHY the reviewer hated me! (WHY?!!?!) Hahaha! It’s pointless. First of all, everyone has an opinion. I can’t change a review, and wouldn’t want to. But it does get me feeling negative about my writing, and that is something I want full control of, so I don’t read them. I have to say, the vast majority of reviewers, no matter if they like my book or not, are very respectful. Some, very few, are awful. They attack personal aspects, say rude things, have disdain for readers who actually like my work, accuse higher starred reviews of being ‘paid for.’ As far as I’m concerned, those are not reviews. They are nasty gripes, and they make me sad for the book community. But, like I said, the majority are totally respectful!


Me: If not a writer, you would have been? 

Liz: I was a teacher! I taught middle school and high school English. There were aspects I loved, but writing is definitely, hands down, my passion.


Me: What is one book you think everyone should read? 

Liz: I think everyone should read The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger. I know, I know, some people are groaning and complaining that their teachers made them read that book and it sucked…well read it again! Read it because it’s real and honest and may be the first YA book. It talks about life and death and embarrassment and growing up and never growing up. It’s beautiful and raw and real. Read it! Read it right now!


Me: Any book(s) you are eagerly awaiting for in 2012?

Liz: There are so many! Too many! Abbi Glines has a follow up to her very addicting The Vincent Boys, called The Vincent Brothers that I will be downloading to my Kindle the second it comes out. I’ve been dying to read Tammara Webber’s Easy, a mature YA about a college girl who gets a bad reputation. Nichole Chase has a paranormal called Flukes about mermaids that is making me swoon with anticipation!


Me: Can you give suggestions as to who would love Forgiving Trinity?

Liz: I think anyone who likes character-driven novels, YA mature novels, books about serious issues that have a lot of humor, books about quirky friends…any of these readers will probably be happy to read Forgiving Trinity.


Me: What is your favorite quote? 

Liz: “Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” ― Maya Angelou


Me: Thank you Liz for gracing us with your presence today.

Liz: Thank you so much for having me!


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Interview & Giveaway: Aimee Laine, author of Hide & Seek

Hi everyone! Let’s welcome Aimee Laine, the author of Mimics of Rune series. After Little White Lies (1) and Into the Unknown (1.5), the second one in the series, Surrender (2) is coming up on September 4. Remember my Cover Reveal? But well, September is so far off. No problem.

Aimee Laine has written a new series and the first one was out on March 1st 2012. It’s titled Hide & Seek (Games of Zeus #1). And apart from the cover being totally delicious, the book is being loved by everyone out there. Let’s talk to her!

Me: You call yourself a workerbee. Can you elaborate on that?

Aimee: Absolutely. I work full-time in a ‘real’ job, which pays the bills. I’m also an entrepreneur and own my own business (have for 6 years). I also have to ‘work’ around the house – can you say Mom-is-Maid? So I’m a workerbee … just like the regular ‘ole honey bees who just keep on plugging away, doing what’s necessary to make life keep going.

Me: You have an MBA and a degree in Applied Mathematics!! (mind-boggling) What are you doing writing away? How and when did writing enter your life?

Aimee: My mathematics degree came because I wanted to graduate in 4 years and in the middle of my 4 years, I decided to change my major. I needed something and I’d taken SO many math courses, it was a no-brainer to get finished.

I went back to get my MBA because I have that entrepreneurial spirit. I wanted to own my own business, understand business and enhance my position in corporate america (aka the ‘real’ job).

So, one day, I quit corporate America and ventured out on my own. Unfortunately, economic factors called me back TO corporate America, but not before I’d said, one day, “I want to write a book.” And I did.

That was 11 books ago.

Me: Wow! You are a multi-tasker! What kind of photography you find yourself most drawn to?

Aimee: I AM A HUGE multi-tasker. 🙂 There isn’t an activity/day that goes by that I am doing it and it alone. That comes with being a Project Manager/People Manager in my real job as well as being a writer (in my real job, too) and needing to play multiple hats.

As for my photography … I am a people photographer. I LOVE LOVE LOVE to show relationships. How fitting given what I write is romance which is also showing relationships.

Me: Is there anything you need in order to write? (a place, food item etc.)

Aimee: Just my Macbook Pro. Me and my computer. That’s it.

Me: How many books do you read a week/month? What is the last book you read?

Aimee: The last book I read was a Don’t Bite the Messenger by Regan Summers. I read 1-2 books a week, but many, many, many of those are unpublished manuscripts for friends. Sometimes, I read them 2 or more times as they go through their beta/editing/final phases.

Me: What is one book you think everyone should read?

Aimee: Mine.

Me: You are a romantic at heart. Does it show in Hide & Seek?

Aimee: When you read the end, I’d like you to tell me if it shows. Just you wait. 🙂

Me: With three kids, how do you find the time to write? Some tips please.

Aimee: Ha! People ask me how I can work, be a photographer, be a writer, be a Mom. It all comes to multi-tasking and priorities. I give them my time when they need me. But my kids are a little older (14, 7 and 7) so it’s not like I need to be changing diapers or anything. They are very independent. But again, when they need me, I’m there. For example, my son was sick with pneumonia in February and we ended up in the ER. I took my laptop. For the 2 HOURS that we waited doing nothing and he dozed, I wrote. It’s all about not wasting any available time.

Me: Hats off to you, Aimee! Any book you are eagerly awaiting for in 2012?

Aimee: Mine. Oh, you mean others? Yes. A friend’s novel, Crux, comes out in July and while I’ve already read it, it ROCKS. It’s a YA Urban Fantasy. Truly awesome.

Me: Are you working on something new?

Aimee: Always! My alter-ego, Emi Gayle, is writing the 3rd in The 19th Year Trilogy – A YA urban fantasy/paranormal romance. The first comes out in October, 2012. But the third is the end and it’s been tough to write. So far it’s taking me longer than any other book I’ve written. The longest was 75 days. The shortest, 21. This one is already at 45 days, but only 1/3 through. I LOVE the story though and the characters and the promise of the end. After that, I’ll be editing the 2nd book in the Games of Zeus series and writing the third in the Mimics of Rune.

Me: If you are asked to write in a genre other than what you write, what would it be?

Aimee: I’d be writing mystery/thrillers. Many of my romances are almost closer to that than romances. And I LOVE a good thriller. Wait ’til you can read JC Martin’s Oracle. I just did and it’s fabulous.

Me: Can you give suggestions as to who would love Hide & Seek?

Aimee: Anyone who loves romance with a twist on Greek Mythology is number one. Anyone who loves Alpha males, magic, mystery and thriller/suspense where romance is the cause and effect.

Me: Thank you so much, Aimee for being at Reviewing Shelf today!

 

Buy Hide & Seek at Amazon or J.Taylor Publishing. Add it on Goodreads and discuss it here.

 

Find Aimee Laine on Goodreads, her Blog, Twitter & Facebook. And if like me, you love photography, check out her site. Ooh, I love it!

 

Giveaway

Aimee is graciously giving away an e-copy of Hide & Seek. Open Internationally. You want to win it? Enter HERE.

 

Here’s a little of Hide & Seek

Lie, cheat or steal, no one can catch Tripp Fox. Except one woman.

Lexi Shepherd’s knack for finding whatever is asked of her isn’t sheer luck. It’s a gift from the Greek god Zeus.

That Lexi doesn’t use her ability to search for “Mr. Right” comes from one of many personal rules she has set for herself. Number one is not to let fate dictate her future.

Falling in love with Tripp breaks all the others.

Despite her principles, Lexi’s unable to stay away from the bad boy, and she finds herself toeing the grey line of the law for him.

Zeus, though, didn’t give Lexi and Tripp their talents to make their relationship a simple, easy alliance. He designed it to be exactly the opposite. Impossible. Always.

With their separation, Lexi expects Tripp to forfeit love in favor of destiny. He, on the other hand, intends to beat Zeus at his own game. With a plan in place, Tripp challenges Lexi to take the one action no one else can.

Find him.

The question isn’t can she … but will she?

Ooh, the book sounds really amazing! What do you think?

Interview – ‘Instinct’ Author J. A. Belfield

Yey! My first author interview. I am so excited. Meet author J.A. Belfield. She has authored 5 books, the latest is coming up in July. You remember I revealed the cover of Eternal?

 

 

Let’s talk to her.

Me: I love the introduction at your website-

“It all started with a daydream.
One of those daydreams where a character or scene pops into your head, and you start controlling the little people inside your imagination as though you are the puppet master and they your toys. Questions arise: What would happen if …? How would they react if ….? Who would they meet if …? And before you know it, a singular scene has become an entire movie. Those characters you control will begin to hold conversations. Their actions will reflect the personality you have bestowed upon them. Within no time, they have a life, an entire world in which they live, a lover, a foe, family … they have Become.
One day, I wrote my thoughts down. I’ve yet to stop.”

Me: When did this daydream start?

J.A.: The daydreams started at such an early time in my life I can scarcely remember or pinpoint the time—the night-dreams, too. I recall having very lucid, recurring dreams (or nightmares, depending on your point of view) from as young as age seven. However, I didn’t figure out how I could ‘use’ those dreams for purposes other than escaping mundanity until Spring of 2009 when I wrote my first ever novel based on one of said weird dreams.

Me: How often do these daydreams come to you?

J.A.: Daily … hourly … until they drive me to distraction. Sometimes they’re simply evolving details for scenes in whatever story I happen to be working on. Other times they’re new ideas. I usually play about with them inside my head, make whoever’s invading talk to a few folk I let in, try to get a feel for their personality. If I think the scene/character can be built on, I jot down the scene I’ve just conjured.

Me: How many daydreams are still in your mind waiting to be written down?

J.A.: None. If they’re decent enough that I allow them to stick around long enough to grab my attention, then (as mentioned above) I scribble them into a document with a working title (or the title if that appears with the scene), and then nudge it aside for more thoughts on it to formulate.

Me: Did you always wanted to be a writer?

J.A.: I don’t think it’s so much that I didn’t always want to be a writer but more that I didn’t know I wanted to be a writer. I had no direction as far as my life/career was concerned when I left school, and I didn’t figure it out until the ripe age of 36. The moment I did, it was like the pieces of a puzzle I’d spent my life trying to figure out suddenly slotted into place.

Me: If not a writer, what would you be?

J.A.: I spent 14 years working with adults with learning disabilities. Other than that, I have an aromatherapy qualification and my teaching assistant qualification … but my dream job outside of writing would probably be working in a library—that way I’d be able to infiltrate from the inside and stock their shelves with what I want to read.

Me: Is there anything you need in order to write? (a place, food item etc.)

J.A.: I used to be constantly uncomfortable whilst writing, until my best friend’s son donated his swivelly-ohsocushioned-highbacked chair on wheels. So now I can sit at the kitchen table for hours without my rear going dead, and so long as I have a drink to my right, and snacks that I really shouldn’t contemplate eating just out of reach to my left, I’m pretty much set to go.

Me: Are you working on something new?

J.A.: Always, LOL. I finished a 1st draft of the 3rd Holloway Pack Story in November and will be opening that back up soon to edit before sending it off to beta readers. I just finished up with the edits for Eternal, which is a novella (sequel to Instinct) due out in July. My latest WIP that requires full attention is a short story, titled Escort to Insanity, for an anthology. Once that’s complete, I’ll be moving on to novel #4 for the Holloway Pack, as well as a short YA Holloway Pack story I’ve scribbled the opening scene for, and (fingers crossed) I hope to write my first ever YA novel this year.

Me: How many books do you read a week/month?

J.A.: I’m a pretty avid reader. On a slow week: one; on a decent week: around three. But I call it research so I don’t feel guilty when I should be writing instead.

Me: What is the last book you read?

J.A.: Um … the last book I read was one called A Demon Made Me Do It by Penelope King, but I’m currently reading an ARC of The P.U.R.E. by Claire Gillian. After that will be Not An Angel by Dawn Chartier. 🙂

Me: What is one book you think everyone should read?

J.A.: If you’d have asked me in 2011, I’d have hedged the question. Now I’d have to say The Hunger Games. I finally caved and read it just before Christmas to discover what all the fuss was about. I thought it was a really refreshing read and am excited to see what they do with the movie.

Me: Which fictional character would you most like to meet?

J.A.: Oooh, lordy! Tripp Fox from Aimee Laine’s Hide & Seek—that guy just sets my burners aflame.
Actually, if I speak with my mind instead of my libido, it would probably have to be Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas. He’s inspirational.

Me: If you could go back in time and meet one author, who would it be and why?

J.A.: Probably Shakespeare. I visit his birthplace a fair bit; it’s only around 30 miles from my home. He’s also pretty worthy of awe considering the span of time his works have been performed and read over.

Me: What is your favorite quote?

J.A.: ‘Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.’ ~ Lao Tzu

Me: What do you do in your free time?

J.A.: I’m supposed to have free time? Why didn’t anybody tell me this?
Just kidding. I have family who lives on the west coast of Wales and we visit them a lot. That’s the only place Mr B can 100% pry me away from my laptop, but he has to offer something pretty spectacular in exchange. Coastal walks in Pembrokeshire are beautiful enough to hit the spot.

Me: Any books you are eagerly awaiting for in 2012?

J.A.: Don’t tell anyone but … Lover Reborn …. and Biting Cold … and a YA title called Crux by new author Julie Reece.

Me: Do you want to write in a genre other than what you write? What would it be?

J.A.: You mean write a story that didn’t involve werewolves or other supernatural creatures, or where magic wasn’t possible and … I think I might get bored, LOL.
More seriously, I LOVE reading crime thrillers but I doubt I could ever write one—I’d probably end up jailing the murderer based on circumstantial evidence. And I couldn’t even imagine myself sticking to the romance genre sans otherworldly goodness, even though I love reading a good chicklit.
I guess the long answer short here is: no, I don’t think I do—not currently, anyway. 🙂

Me: Night owl, or early bird?

J.A.: Neither. I’m more of a that-time-in-between kind of bird. I might get up at 7 daily for the sproggies to get to school but I don’t officially wake until around 10am, and I rarely stay up beyond 11pm—midnight if I’m feeling adventurous. I’m pretty strict on myself for having a decent sleep routine. My writing suffers otherwise.

Me: Thank you so much for the interview. 🙂

Don’t forget to check out her beautiful website: http://www.jabelfield.com

Her Blog: http://www.jabelfield.wordpress.com

Here’s some inside into Instinct: Werewolf Sean Holloway treats the village marketplace like a sexual buffet, though his charm does little to win over his latest entrée of choice. Whether because of Jem Stonehouse’s unique scent, her headstrong nonchalance, or the fact he is forbidden to see her by his pack’s rules, Sean wants her.

When Jem is nothing but flippant toward his advances, he pursues her with vigour, stealing moments alone with her without a libido-driven agenda.

The new and heady experience for him drives their relationship beyond romantic interest, and straight toward love.

That is, until Jem learns the truth about Sean’s heritage. Knowledge of the existence of werewolves leads to only one outcome: death.

In this prequel to Darkness & Light, we are taken back in time, to the very beginning of Jem and Sean’s love-across-the-centuries relationship.

Did it end there? Or did Sean defy his own pack to save the woman he loves?

Interested? Buy it on Amazon here Instinct

Cover Reveal: Tidal Whispers

Tidal Whispers by Jocelyn Adams, Claire Gillian, Julie Reece, Kelly Said

Anthology Release Date: June 3, 2012

Heart’s Desire by Julie Reece
After a terrible accident, Tessa returns to her family beach house to heal. She doesn’t expect to see her first summer crush from seven years before. Cameron, though, reappears and ignites a relationship that’s far more intense than ever before. The only problem? Summer is once again coming to an end, and this time, Tessa will have to decide whether to choose life with Cameron or to never see him again.

The Sweetest Song by Claire Gillian
Under Poseiden’s rule, Circe is the most destructive siren in the Pacific ocean, her songs luring ships and their crew to their watery graves. Not Otis, the best halibut fisherman in the Alaskan waters. His ship, the Calypso, has avoided disaster each time Circe set her sights on him.

Given one last chance to deliver Otis to Davy Jones’ locker, Circe takes to land to waylay the handsome captain. Instead, it may be Otis himself who hooks the Siren.

Pearl of Pau’maa by Kelly Said
Should Miki choose to wed the local wealthy boy she doesn’t love, her stomach will stop grumbling. Her soul, however, will suffocate. With one last opportunity before she must concede, she sneaks off for a final dive to her hidden crate at the bottom of the seabed. What waits for her is more than a captured lobster. It’s a treasure she cannot claim without great sacrifice or true love.

The Undergarden by Jocelyn Adams
Nixie, a water sprite, lives a solitary existence as she struggles to understand the strange world beyond her waters. When she meets one of the pink ones, a curious boy named Wyatt, their friendship blooms into a love that can exist only upon the sands that divide his solid ground from her underwater paradise. Some love, though, once born, cannot be undone, even in the face of death.

The author names seemed familiar to me and I found out that except for Kelly, the others have their independently published books. Julie Reece authored Crux, whose cover I revealed a few days back. Jocelyn Adams has other published books and I have Claire Gillian’s “The P.U.R.E” sitting on my review shelf. Interesting.

The cover looks cool. I love the play of colors, the girl’s expressions and the water.

What do you think of the cover?

Jack the homework eater by Mitt Ray

Goodreads Summary: Alex is scared of dogs. He gets really angry with his parents, when they adopt a British Bulldog called Jack. He tries his best to avoid Jack the Bulldog. But then he learns a secret about Jack. He learns that Jack is no ordinary dog, Jack’s a homework eater. This special ability of Jack to eat homework helps him earn Alex’s affection.

My views: This is my very first children’s book for review given by the author himself.

Jack the homework eater is a cute little story about Jack, the bulldog who loves to eat paper.

Good things-

  • Nice concept.
  • An interesting story.
  • A good lesson for children to learn.
    Relatable character, Jack that kids will adore.

  • Not so good-

  • The practical aspects of the story are non-existent. But perhaps children do not go into the practical aspects and the details would not pinch them as much as they pinched me.
  • Editing is immensely required. However, again children may choose to ignore the errors.
    The story is a bit long for children to keep on reading. It could have been shorter and crisper.

  • In all, the book may appeal to children, especially those who love to avoid homework (I think that does include every child 😉 ). The book would serve as a good bedtime story told over a few days.

    2 stars- It was OK.