Friday, September 21, 2018

Last Full Day of Summer #giveaway

No Grater Danger
By: Jocie Műller, 9 years old.
From: No Grater Danger
Series: Vintage Kitchen Mysteries
Author: Victoria Hamilton
Website: Victoria Hamilton Mysteries

Today is the last full day of summer. I looked it up to be sure, so it's true. That means it's an equinox; day and night are equal.

We - my dad (Jakob) and mama (Jaymie) and I - had a really busy summer. We went to Canada to visit my new great grandma (Mama's grandma - Mama and Dad just got married last May) and we went to Boca Raton in Florida to visit my new grandparents, and we went to Delaware - it's called The First State because it was the first state to rattify the consitution constitution. We went there because I have to see a doctor every summer. He's a specailist specialist in my kind of condition, which is called Achondroplasia Dwarfism (I checked the spelling; it's right). That means I'm a Little Person, or LP. It's generic genetic, they said.

Anyway... its the end of summer, and Mama asked me to write an essay on my favorite book I read this summer. We both had a reading list, and I beat her finishing mine.

The Mad Wolf's Daughter
So, my favorite book I read this summer was The Mad Wolf's Daughter, by Diane Magras. It was really exciting. It's about a girl in Scotland (my Aunt Becca and Uncle Kevin have gone on their honeymoon and are going to Scotland!) way back who's whose family is captured. She goes on a quest to rescue them, but finds out all kinds of things about her family while she is on her quest, and ends up wondering if she should rescue them. I won't tell you what she decides, in case you want to read it

I liked it because it had a girl in it who did things, and I like to do things. I'd like to have adventures like Drest (that's her name) has. Mama says I'm too young for those kind of adventures, like a quest to rescue people, but she made some other things this summer feel like adventures, like snooping around the hospital where I had to go for tests, and exploring the beach in Boca Raton. Boca Raton has a butterfly garden and a sea turtle sanctuary, too. We went with Gramma and Grampa to look at the butterflies. I like butterflies. My favorite was the Peacock Butterfly. It was so pretty! Gramma bought me a butterfly coloring book for my birthday, and I really love it.

Gramma said something wierd weird... she said that Mama has enough adventures for everyone, but I don't know what she meant, and Mama told her to hush. Dad looked worried and Grampa laughed. Adults are weird. (Got the spelling right that time!!)

Peacock Butterfly
So.... that was my favorite book this summer, The Mad Wolf's Daughter.

 Mama says I should ask you all... what was your favorite book to read this summer? Any book at all, she says, any gener genre (I think that means kind of book, like mystery or romance or adventure) at all.

(PS - I'm sorry for all the cross outs; Mama said I had to check for mistakes, and I made a few. But I think 'weird' is a really hard word to spell because it doesn't follow the rules. It should be 'I before E except after c', right?)



Answer Jocie's question - What was your favorite book that you read this summer? - leave your first name, email address (email (at) yourserver (dot) com) and be entered to win an ebook copy of either Leave It to Cleaver OR No Grater Danger!!

Enter by Midnight, September 22nd.

*Note.... comments left after midnight, September 21st will go into a moderation queue and be approved on the 22nd or 23rd.


  1. I read a bunch of historical romances that I really enjoyed.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  2. I have read the Paws and Claws series by Krista Davis. I read outloud at night to my little dog, Mojo. He was a rescue dog and would whine when he had to go to bed, even though he sleeps in my room. I started reading to him and found out it calmed him down and he would sleep!

  3. I have read so many books this summer. The heat put a damper on my ability to do much of anything except read with the ceiling fan whirling above my head. Miss Wilton's Waltz by Josi Kilpack was one of my favorites of the many. It was a book out of my usual reading genre but well worth the read. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. My favorite book I read this summer was Murder on Memory Lake by J.D. Griffo. I hope you have a wonderful fall, Jocie! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton excellent read. I love a good cozy mystery.

  6. The Detective Wins the Witch by Kristen Painter
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  7. What a charming post today! Either The Artisan Heart by Dean Mayes, new author and a marvelous story, or Field of Bones by J. A. Jance, because I always love her books and it had me going back and re-reading some in the series. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Sally sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. My favorite read this summer was Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure by Nancy Atherton. The Aunt Dimity series is one of my favorite cozy series.

  9. I've read a lot of books this summer, but my favorite one was Fatal Chaos by Marie Force. I love that series! Thanks for a chance to win!

  10. I just finished Garth Nix Goldenhand in his Old Kingdom series. Outstanding!
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  11. One of my favorite reads this summer was Donna Andrews' Toucan Keep a Secret.

  12. Leverage In Death by J. D. Robb

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  13. I really liked "A Deadly Eclair" and "A Souffle of Suspicion" by Daryl Wood Gerber and "Plantation Shudders" by Ellen Byron". Happy Fall". Dianne

  14. Sisters Like Us by Susan Mallery

  15. One of my favorites was Nobody Said It'd Be Easy by Patty Blount. Another was Good Luck With That by Kristan Higgins. It was a difficult story to read but had a powerful message.

  16. I enjoyed The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

  17. I just finished Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway.

  18. Lethal in Old Lace by Duffy Brown is my favorite currently reading book. Doward Wilson doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

  19. I Just finished Marinating in Murder. Have 2 more going - hard to say which is the favorite... cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

  20. I am just finishing up "Freezer I'll Shoot"! I started read the Amanda Cooper series and am so glad I did since that has brought me to the Vintage Kitchen series, which is loads of fun!

  21. Whoops! Forgot to attach email. germom1963 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  22. I read a lot over the summer as I did a few readathons. I also read with my grandchildren. We read Ready Player One which I think I loved more than they did. It had a lot of references to things that were before they were born. It was cool though because it gave us a lot to talk about. We also enjoyed Mystery of Hollow Inn on Audible. Another book the grandkids loved was Benjamin Dragon-Awakening. As for me, I did The Great American Read with my Public library so I read a few books I wouldn’t have normally chosen. That was interesting and I found some good books. I think my favorite though was a book called Waiting for Eden. I cried buckets, got mad some and it made me wonder what I would have done in a similar situation. It is an adult themed book so yeah don’t check it out yet. I do recommend it to adults though it isn’t a cozy. It is hard for me to pick a cozy. I love so many! Tonya Kappes came out with a camping series that is super fun, (really though all her books are a hoot), V M Burns has a dog cozy that I just loved, In the Dog House. I love dogs. I also read a camping one Real Actors, Not People, that not only gave me a new author but I fell in love with the series. It’s been a wonderful reading summer!

  23. Oops! I forgot to add my addy to my comment. I was worried about how long it was and just forgot! Sorry. cristinaalaska(at)gmail(dot)com

  24. I really enjoyed hearing about all of you and your summer reading. Thank you everyone for entering... I have chosen my winner and emailed her!