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Interviews | March 17, 2014

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Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
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Pirate Fluxx Card Game by Looney Labs
Pirate Fluxx Card Game

merlins.crazy.mom, September 24, 2013

Ahoy thar, mateys! If ye be itchin' for a game to play with the kiddies as well as adults, this be the game!
Pirate Fluxx is like regular original Fluxx but with a piratical spin. So instead of tying together things
like milk and cookies, how about a sword and a flintlock pistol? Or a canon and the powder monkey?
Deserted island and a treasure map?
This is my favorite edition of Fluxx! YARRRR!!!
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Warriors: Enter the Clans (Warriors) by Erin Hunter
Warriors: Enter the Clans (Warriors)

merlins.crazy.mom, September 24, 2013

Two books in one is always a good deal, and that's exactly what this is! The first half contains the Secrets of the Clans book and the second half is the Code of the Clans book. So if you already have read those two books, don't be disappointed that this is a copy of those two combined.
I enjoyed the Secrets half better. It's a whole bunch of short stories, most of which are told in first 'person' from the view of one of the clan cats. So you get to enjoy seeing things from different points of view and from each clan. The downside is it reads like a book for younger readers. The tone seems to be set for a younger reader than the series books.
The second half was worth reading because we find out why the Warrior Codes are so important. Unfortunately most of the codes have been put in place from something bad, sad, and/or tragic, so I found it rather depressing, which is why I only gave this book 3 stars.
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Warriors Field Guide: Secrets of the Clans by Erin Hunter and Wayne McLoughlin
Warriors Field Guide: Secrets of the Clans

merlins.crazy.mom, September 24, 2013

I absolutely adore the Warriors series by Erin Hunter, but this one was different. It seemed to be written for younger, less experienced readers.
It's not a continuous story; it's a whole bunch of short stories, told by different cats from all 4 clans. There is a lot of history about the clans
and there are some really great illustrations of the different clan cats we've come to know and love. But because it is written at a lower reading
level I can't give it a full 5 stars. It's well worth buying and reading, just not what I was expecting.
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Battlefield of the Mind for Teens: Winning the Battle in Your Mind by Joyce Meyer
Battlefield of the Mind for Teens: Winning the Battle in Your Mind

merlins.crazy.mom, September 16, 2013

Battlefield of the Mind 'teen edition' is upbeat and full of great information written in modern day language and using examples that todays teens can easily grasp and relate to. Like using a broken computer as a metaphor for when something is broken in our life. Joyce Meyer uses alot of biblical principles with scripture attached to help teens understand the importance of thinking more positively. She emphasizes that 'normal' thinking is not the same as healthy thinking and has plenty of personal examples that she shares.
I think this is a great book for teens, especially if they are having personal difficulties with negative thoughts about themselves.
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