Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Fairest


Fairest
By Marissa Meyer

This is a prequel to the Lunar Chronicles and gives some background about Levana, the wicked ruler of the moon. I loved the Lunar Chronicles and this story did not disappoint. Her story is interesting and it made me think that Cinder would have turned out a lot differently, if she had been raised on the moon with her family, instead of being sent to Earth. Levana is a very selfess, cruel person and her up bring certainly helped to mold her into the monster she became. Did that make me sympathic towards her, not really. If anything it helped cement in my mind just how evil she truly was. If you want a peak into the person behind the veil, you should definitely give this story a read.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Luvsome Dog Food

I received some Luvsome samples to try for my Dog. Lana is seriously the best dog ever. She is so patient with the kids. Always does what she's told. And is always there for me when I need a cuddle! It is so important to me that she gets a healthy, well balanced diet. We plan on having her around for a long time. She is almost 10 years old so keeping her healthy and full of energy is even more important. 

She didn't love the toy that came in the package. I think it is too hard for her. She prefers soft toys. She has really enjoyed the food and gets super excited when ever it's time to feed her. It was so easy to switch her over to this food. Her coat looks good and she had no digestive issues with this diet. Other then it did seem to make her a little more gassy then usual. That seems to be dissipating the longer she has been on the Luvsome food. 

As you can see even the treats are filled with good ingredients and this has provided a good balanced diet for Lana. Funny thing about the treats though, she will only take them from me, not the kids. I have no idea why. She happily gobbles them up when I give them to her but of one of the kids tried she walks away. Strange..,






Tuesday, February 7, 2017

My Lady Jane


My Lady Jane
by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows

This story is loosely based on the Life of Jane Grey, who was Queen of England Briefly after the death of Her Cousin Edward and before His sister Mary took the crown. In real life she ends up being tried for treason and loses her head. (That seemed to happen a lot in those days. I don't think i would have wanted to be related to royalty back then.)  This is not how this story goes. When I say loosely, I mean that it has almost nothing in common with actually historical facts. Which is probably a good thing because that sounds like a pretty depressing story to read.

This book was a fun read and amusing little retelling of history. Instead of Catholics versus Protestants, it is magic vs non-magic. I actually thought this was a very clever way to get kids to understand the conflict that really existed in England a little better. I did find the writing a little too juvenile for my taste but I think a younger crowd would really like this book. The characters are funny and the women are strong and independent.