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Review: Curious George and the Dump Truck

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Curious George and the Dump Truck by Margret Rey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

These funny little books never cease to make me laugh! These were my little brother's favorites when he was young.

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Review: Kamiano and I

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Kamiano and I by Carmen Pellicer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Simple and sweet! My little sister got this book from her godparents for a birthday and we all love it! It's the simplified story of Father Damien of Molokai. It makes a great present for young Catholic children!

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Review: Polar Bears On The Path

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Polar Bears On The Path by Ben M. Baglio
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

It's alright. It has a great tendency to put animals before people and it obviously biased toward environmentalism. However, it's a simple and fun book for young children to read and has interesting facts about different animals.

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Review: The Silver Chair

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The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Outstanding story! It's a little slow starting out, but I enjoyed it once it got started on the quest.

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Review: The Ghostfaces

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The Ghostfaces by John Flanagan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Mr. Flanagan does an amazing job at making each new book exciting and intriguing, leaving me wanting for more. An excellent read!

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Review: War Horse

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War Horse by John Keating
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amazing story. I liked the book so much more than the movie.

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Review: Seabiscuit: An American Legend

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Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It was an interesting tale and very detailed. It started out slow, about for the first third of the book. I think I would have liked it more if it moved a little faster. Ms. Hillenbrand had definitely done her research; this book is full of facts! However, as a novel, it is slow-going. Also, as with Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, I dislike how she puts unnecessary, suggestive scenes in the story and glosses over vices as if they were nothing.

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Review: The Cloud of Unknowing: With the Book of Privy Counsel

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The Cloud of Unknowing: With the Book of Privy Counsel by Anonymous
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I had to read this book for my literature class and I greatly enjoyed it! This translation is simple and easy to read. As I was reading, I kept feeling like the author was speaking directly to me, reaching out to me. The anonymous author describes difficult concepts in simple and concise terms, which are easy to comprehend. An amazing translation of an interesting book about contemplation and love of God!

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The Tenth Region of the Night: Sword and Serpent Book II Review

Hello everybody,

So, I know I haven't been writing much lately. The majority of my blog posts have been book reviews from Goodreads. But, I have stopped in today to write a post for my lonely blog because...

I GOT SELECTED TO BE PART OF THE LAUNCH TEAM FOR SWORD AND SERPENT BOOK 2: TENTH REGION OF THE NIGHT!!!!!!!

I have been following Dr. Marshal on Goodreads and saw his application for the launch team and I thought, "Eh, I'll at least give it a try. I probably won't be selected, but it is worth a try." Much to my joy and surprise, a few weeks later I received an email saying that I was a finalist for the Launch Team and received a link to my free copy of the book! I couldn't believe my eyes!

So, I had to read the book by Thanksgiving night and then write a review on Amazon.com. If I completed the requirements, I would get my name printed in the published book! I had finished the 444-page book by Wednesday and was going to write my review when I found out th…

Review: Confessions

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Confessions by Augustine of Hippo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amazing book. St. Augustine's logic is so clear and concise. HIs conversion story is incredible.

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Review: The Rape of the Lock

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Review: The Prioress' Prologue and Tale

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Review: War Horse

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War Horse by John Keating
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amazing story. I liked the book so much more than the movie.

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Review: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An amazing book by an amazing man. How Douglass expresses the dehumanizing effects of slavery is superb. The hidden meaning in words such as "Mr. Freeland" and "breaking/taming" bring so much more depth and meaning to the story. The "soliloquy" of Douglass in Chapter 10 is absolutely profound. I highly recommend this book for everyone, especially those studying the pre-Civil War time period.

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Review: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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Review: Knight's Tale

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Knight's Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Interesting tale of love, chivalry, honor, and Greek Gods interfering. I found it neat how it all works out with Palamon getting Emily in the end, though Arcite wins the joust. In class, we discussed how Palamon is a symbol of the contemplative life and Arcite is a symbol of the active life, a tie-in with previous book we read, The Cloud of Unknowing: With the Book of Privy Counsel.

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Review: Prologue to Canterbury Tales

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Prologue to Canterbury Tales by Chaucer Geoffrey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Interesting. My literature teacher discussed the hidden meanings and astrology in the prologue which I found very facinating.

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Review: The Man Of Law's Tale

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The Man Of Law's Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One of the best stories from Canterbury Tales and one my my favorites. (I haven't read the whole of Canterbury Tales, because for Literature class we were just supposed to pick a story to present to the class.)

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Long Time, No See!

Hello readers!

Oh my goodness, my last actual post was in July! No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. :) Here's a quick summary of what I've been doing.

July: I went repelling with CAP and later went to the Ohio Wing Encampment. I had an awesome time at both. Follow +CAP Cadet's collection Civil Air Patrol for more on that.

And just side note, +CAP Cadet  and +Catherine T. Mohs are the one and same person, me! The +CAP Cadet was my first email and +Catherine T. Mohs is my current email that I use more often. I also switched my blog name from theprincessofrandomness.blogspot.com to catherinetmohs.blogspot.com.

August: I was gone all August. Where was I? Beautiful, wonderful, South Korea! Visiting, relatives, going places, and having lots of fun. My cousin, +I Dont know, whom I got to know really well, will tell you that I had fun. :p I miss all my family already. Also, my grandpa passed away while we were there. It was a blessing in disguise that we were in Ko…

Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Interesting read, but definitely not for everybody. There are some concepts in this book that I agree with and will use, but then there are some ideas she has that work better for small Japanese houses and I wouldn't even dream of using.

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Review: Slaves of Socorro

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Slaves of Socorro by John Flanagan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Pretty god. It took some time to get up to speed, but after that it was hard to put down.

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The Heir to Erebor: Chapter Ten to Thirteen

Chapter Ten
“My Lord Legolas,” said an Elf in Elvish, riding up to Legolas and Tauriel, “I bring word from your father. You are to return to him immediately.”“Come, Tauriel.” Legolas said as he walked forward.Tauriel stayed where she was, she knew what was coming.“My Lord,” The Elf replied in Elvish, “Tauriel has been banished.”“Banished?” Legolas replied confused.Even though she knew it was coming, it still hurt. She knew that this was what was to happen, she betrayed King Thranduil-who took her in, and now she must pay.“You may tell my father, if there is no place for Tauriel then there is no place for me.” Legolas replied.“Legolas, it is your king’s command.” Tauriel said with her head slightly bowed. She could not let him suffer for what she did.“Yes, he is my King,” Legolas replied in Elvish, “but he does not command my heart.”Then Legolas started to walk away, she followed him.“I ride north, will you come with me?” He asked.“Where to?”“Gundabad.” He replied.They went over to his …

My Sweetest Revenge is now available!

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Yay! About a week ago, I finally received the email that My Sweetest Revenge is up on all five sites! You can purchase it from Amazon, Apple iBooks, B&N, Google Play, and Kobo. Check it out and if and when you do buy it, please leave me a review! I'm dying to know what you think of it!

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PUBLISHED!!!

I am so sorry I haven't blogged for a while. To tell the truth, even though it is summer, I am crazily busy. Between CAP, finishing up the one subject I have left, and housework, I hardly have a spare minute. However, I have prioritized to get my book published and IT FINALLY IS! After days of agonizing editing, proofreading, and formatting, I was able to fulfill my dream of publishing my book. It was an amazing moment for me, hitting the "publish now" button. Ever since I was little, I had dreamed of writing and publishing a book. And now my dreams have been realized.

Now you may be wondering, what book I'm talking about. Do you remember my first post, Welcome!? This is the NaNoWriMo book that I'm talking about. I started My Sweetest Revenge as a Literature class project and have continued on to publishing. Here is the summary of my book:

"A girl and her family fighting in a resistance group in Germany are betrayed, caught, and sent to prison. In prison, the …

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The Heir to Erebor: Chapters Eight and Nine

Chapter Eight

Lyra looked out from her favorite spot at the mountain. It had been a couple days since the dwarves left, she couldn’t help feeling small in the darkness that surrounded her. She would unconsciously reach for her locket and then remember that Bilbo Baggins had it. She didn’t regret giving it to him. Two years before her village had been attacked she couldn’t sleep and walked down stairs to see her father. He sang the song about the day Erebor had been attacked as he stood by the fire.“Papa,” moaned a tired little Elf. He turned and his expression became soft, “I can’t sleep.”He smiled and picked her up and sat in his chair, “Why my daughter?”“I was thinking about something I heard Aunt Dis say, wegwet (Regret). Tauwiel (Tauriel) told me what it meant and I was thinking if thewe (There) was anything I wegwetted (Regretted).” Lyra replied.“Lyra, you are young there is nothing you should regret. You should never worry about things when you are young.” Thorin said holding her…

Who's ready for Camp NaNoWriMo?!?!

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I'm doing Camp NaNoWriMo! And I'm really pumped for it! Over the April and July camp I'm 
hoping to write my next 50,000 word novel, "Brother, Come Home". Leave a comment below if you're doing Camp NaNoWriMo too!

The Heir to Erebor: Chapters Six and Seven

Chapter 6

“Lyra! Could you go and get some potatoes from the market? We’ve run out!” Saalme called from the kitchen.
“Yes Saalme!” Lyra called as she slipped on her boots and grabbed her faded pink coat and a sack.When she was small she fell into a river and almost drowned. Then a fisherman was out on his boat and pulled her out of the water and took her home to his wife. Lyra lived with them and grew fond of them and their daughter who was married to a man named Bard and had three children. Two years after her rescue the man died, leaving his wife Saalme and Lyra. Years later, Bard’s wife died. Lyra was all Saalme had.Lyra pulled her dark purple bandana over her ears a little more, the man, Saalme, and Bard were the only ones who knew she was an Elf. They talked about taking her to Mirkwood, but it never happened. Lyra didn’t mind though. Laketown was a poor town and she wanted to help it.When she got to the market she went straight to the stand with fresh vegetables. After buying the …