Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Books and Snails

Today I have a couple of promises to keep.

First, it is an amazing book by Daniel Coleman that I had the privilege of critiquing and now is available at Amazon in ebook format. Here is the back cover blurb.

“One, two! One, two! and through and through the vorpal blade went snicker-snack!”  Blood pounded in Tjaden’s ears as he breathed in the acrid odor, and his sword didn’t falter.  Not after the convoluted road that had led him to set out alone to find and slay the manxome Jabberwocky.  But the secrets he’d learned about the Jabberwocky’s sorrowful past made it a sour victory.
 How different would the situation be if the girl he loved wasn’t at risk?  Why didn’t Captain Darieus tell him the dark secrets surrounding the Tumtum tree? 

 Jabberwocky, a short novel by Daniel Coleman, is the untold story behind Lewis Carroll’s beloved poem.  Meet the characters and creatures that inhabit the world long before Alice ever fell down the rabbit’s hole.
 While staying true to every detail of Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece, Jabberwocky provides twists that will keep you turning pages.  You might know how it ends, but you won’t believe how it happens.

You can pick it up at

Smashwords -- for iPad, Nook, Kobo, etc.

Second is another book that is soon to be released on August 3rd by Ty Whiteside.

"Have you ever fallen asleep during math class? Do you get distracted easily while listening to your English teacher? Do you find yourself completely disinterested in geography? Well, it may not be your fault. The janitors at Welcher Elementary know a secret, and it's draining all the smarts out of the kids. Twelve-year-old Spencer Zumbro, with the help of Daisy "Gullible" Gates, must fight with and against a mysterious janitorial society with wizard-like powers. Who can be trusted - and how will Spencer and Daisy protect their school and possibly the world? Find out in JANITORS, the first book in a new children's fantasy series by debut novelist Tyler Whitesides. You'll never look at a mop the same way again. "

And finally “Rise of the Snails” a video that will give you nightmares (not really just trying to build tension) and keep you up all night (another tension builder). This is a video of my tank at feeding time. They may look slow but they will eat anything that hits the bottom of the tank.


  1. ok def nightmares on the of these books sound intriguing...for me the janitor one most def...janitors were always kinda mysterious...and the peppermint dust they used to clean the puke up...

  2. I am excited to try out Janitors since I heard Ty speak at LTUE. I have already read Jabberwocky and know it is great. Your fish tank is awesome.

  3. I loved Jabberwocky and can't wait to read Janitors!!
    I love the snails!

  4. OK, I am intrigued by the review of "Janitors" Thanks!

  5. Those books sound awesome! Thanks for mentioning them. :)

  6. Jabberwocky sounds interesting. Anything that has a vorpal sword in it has got to be pretty cool.

  7. I love the cover on Janitors, Josh.

    And just to let you know I've awarded you the Versatile Blogger award if you'd like to come over and get it sometime.

    Well deserved, and I'm very pleased to have met you.

  8. Janitors sounds like a really interesting book. I'll have to keep my eyes out for that one! I'm not sure how I feel about your snails...haha :-)

  9. The books both sounds like they'd been worth checking out. Thanks for the recommendations!

  10. Hurrah for the snails! Thank you, you've made my week and it's only tuesday!

  11. The Janitor book sounds like lots of fun! It all makes sense now, it was all the janitor's fault! :)

  12. Well, being a teacher, I am intrigued by the premise of Janitors. Any insider can tell you that janitors rule the school.

  13. Sounds like some very good books.

    Many thanks for your comment,

  14. Janitors has an awesome cover design. Looks like it will be a fun series, I'll check it out. :)
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  15. Thanks to all of the wonderful comments. I have enjoyed reading them. Welcome to the new followers I hope you enjoy the daily posts and learn from them.

  16. I'm intrigued by Janitors, but I can't find it mentioned anywhere, and the author's web sites are all blocked at my school. Drat.


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