Sunday, February 8, 2015


Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer-John Grisham

Product Description(
In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he’s only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he’s one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk—and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom.
But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than expected. Because he knows so much—maybe too much—he is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial. A cold-blooded killer is about to go free, and only Theo knows the truth. 
Series: Theodore Boone (Book 1) 
Paperback: 288 pages 
Publisher: Puffin; Reprint edition (May 3, 2011) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 014241722X 
ISBN-13: 978-0142417225

My Thoughts:  This book is called Junior Fiction.  Even though it aimed at younger children, it is still a great book.  I never knew John Grisham wrote children's books.  The characters and the plot of the story are all well written, with lots of action going on.  It's all about Theo, a thirteen year old boy obsessed by law.  Theo gets pulled into a murder trial by a friend at school.  Theo has to keep the boy's name out of the story, but the boy saw the man that murdered his wife.  But Theo can't go to the police, because the boy is illegally in this country.  So Theo goes to his Uncle and eventually gets his parents involved as well.  They finally get everything worked out and the criminal.........well I can't tell anymore as it will give away the ending to the book.  If you have never read junior fiction before, give it a try, it's really good.

This book is for my Birthday Month Reading Challenge....John Grisham's birthday is this month.  Want more info on this reading challenge, hop over to You, Me, and Cup of Tea to check it out.

Saturday, February 7, 2015


t What does portraiture mean......found this when I googled it.
       The art of creating portraits:  .
graphic and detailed description, especially of a person.
This is the portraiture of play.....with a measuring cup.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


The Tower, The Zoo, And The Tortoise - Julia Stuart

Product Description(
Set in the popular tourist attraction in present-day London, The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise is an exquisite story of love, loss, and a one-hundred-eighty-one-year-old pet.
Balthazar Jones has lived and worked in the Tower of London for the past eight years. Being a Beefeater is no easy job, and when Balthazar is tasked with setting up an elaborate menagerie of the many exotic animals gifted to the Queen, life at the Tower gets all the more interesting. Penguins escape, giraffes go missing, and the Komodo dragon sends innocent tourists running for their lives. Still, that chaos is nothing compared to what happens when his wife, Hebe, makes a surprise announcement. What’s a Beefeater to do? 
Paperback: 320 pages 
Publisher: Anchor (August 23, 2011) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 030747691X 
ISBN-13: 978-0307476913

My Thoughts:  If you like reading about England's history, this is a great book for learning some interesting facts.  I never knew what the function of the Beefeater's was until I read this book.  From Wikipedia.......

 "The Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London, and Members of the Sovereign's Body Guard of the Yeoman Guard Extraordinary, popularly known as the Beefeaters, are ceremonial guardians of the Tower of London. In principle they are responsible for looking after any prisoners in the Tower and safeguarding the British crown jewels, but in practice they act as tour guides and are a tourist attraction in their own right, a point the Yeomen Warders acknowledge."

This book also is about the animals that are given to the Queen by heads of country's as gifts.  The animals are usually put in the England Zoo, but they started a menagerie at the Tower of London.  But it didn't work out, but Balthazar was in charge of the menagerie and he got attached to the animals.  This book is also about Balthazar and Hebe, their love and loss, and trying to find each other again and put the love back into their marriage.  Wonderful book!

This book is for my reading challenge.....What An Animal taking place over at Socrates Book Reviews.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


I finally got to Jo-Ann Fabric's last week.  Got some Unbleached muslin and some quilt batting.  I got the Dog/Cat Quilts put together.  They are in being tied this week.  Hoping to get them together soon.
I've also finished the Valentine Quilt top.  Not sure what I'm going to work on next.  Thinking about doing another Dresden Plate.  I've accumulated quite a bit of scraps the last few months. 
On another note, my hubby goes for his surgery on the 9th.  I'll be staying there with him the whole time.  Doctor says 4 or 5 days. 

Don't forget to hop over to Heather's place, Books and Quilts, to check out what everyone is working on.