Monday, September 24, 2012

Inside the Glass by L.E. Teigland {Book Review}

Mrs. Flood has just assigned the class to write a paper about their fathers. Peter Smythe doesn't know who he's going to write about since he never knew his father due to his life being taken during his job as a fireman just months before Peter's birth. 

It's not that his mother and family hasn't tried their hardest to fill the void in his heart, but he still strongly desires to know more about his father. He finds comfort through reading and spends a great deal of time at the library. 

This is where the book takes on a twist. Peter is hit on the head by a clock making him appear to be unconscious. Peter has fallen deep inside a book and is now living an adventurous life with his friend Dave, who happens to be a rabbit and strikes a similar resemblance to Peter's father. 

This book does take on a high resemblance of Alice in Wonderland, but not quite as fantasy like. This is more of a story of a boy with a very active imagination who is being connected with his father through his dreams. 

All of the characters Peter meets throughout his travels in the alternate reality of his imagination, is supposed to resemble someone he knows in real life. Everyone seems to be very cryptic in their dialogue almost as if they need Peter to learn everything on his own without any help. 

It may seem like another Alice in Wonderland style book with it's extreme ingenuity, but there is something to be gained by every senario in Peter's imagination which leads him to finding himself a little better by the end. 

This is a great book for everyone of all ages. It's especially a great book for parents to read to their kids because it has such a family feel to the book. There's something in this book that everyone will find entertaining and enjoyable. A great read by another great author! I hope there will be more to come from Teigland. 

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Beautiful Man: And Other Stories

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Twelve short stories, all set in modern-day Knoxville, Tennessee, and each exploring the rhythms and currents of relationships, encounters, and the conflicts within characters themselves.  From the reality beneath the surface of a hotel manager's charm, to the sadly funny and complex clashes between a family on a holiday carriage ride, Beautiful Man and Other Stories probes the fascination of lives as shaped by Southern, and all too human, forces.

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Jack has been writing professionally for fifteen years, with work ranging from a guide to Internet dating (from Simon & Schuster) to liner notes for Oscar and Grammy winner Carly Simon.  His first love, however, remains fiction, and of a very Southern kind.  Beautiful Man and Other Stories marks Jack's return to the form after ten years.

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Raging Blue by Renee Daniel Flagler

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Blue Holiday has decided to call foul and leave her destructive marriage. But her cheating husband, Jaylin, decides he needs her money to survive and insists on a rematch. Usually, Blue would be game, but after discovering the depths of his depravity, she drops him from her roster of eligibles.  Unaccustomed to rejection, especially from his wife, Jaylin decides to take what he feels is rightfully his. Problem is, he forgot a woman in love will put up with a lot. But a woman enraged, she’ll let you think you’re winning, just before she snatches it all. Raging Blue a contemporary romance by author, Renee Daniel Flagler. Buy your copy today.   

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Renee Daniel Flagler is an award-winning freelance journalist, marketing professional, and the author of four novels, Mountain High Valley Low, Miss-Guided, In Her Mind and, Raging Blue. Renee is the founder of, a lifestyle blog for women pursuing their passions. She teaches creative writing through the New York City and Nassau County public school’s Arts in Education programs and is currently enrolled in the Queens College, MFA in Creative Writing program. Renee resides in New York and is currently at work on her next novel, Still Raging, and her first faith-based, nonfiction book entitled, The Relationship Survival Guide. 

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