Showing posts from August 30, 2011

The Puzzling Piece

Hi Everyone! 

As you all may know I am raising my grandson who has autism. We are participating in the I Pad Challenge by http://www.thepuzzlingpiece.comThe Puzzling Piece was created to raise money to help children with Autism. If we can sell 60 items Junior will receive an IPad. 

The pieces for sale are:

If you would like to help please go to the website at and choose one of the above items. In the challengers name box please type Armando Rodriguez Jr. We really appreciate all your help.  This is an item we cannot afford but one that will help him immensely.
Here is a video made for The Puzzling Piece. Please watch and listen to the words of the song. 
I Pad Autism Challenge

IPad Autism Challenge with Armando "Junior" at 1:37 mark
Thank you all. We welcome your comments.

Review of Darwin's Children by Natasha Larry

Darwin's Children by Natasha Larry Penumbra Publishing  ISBN 978-935563-51-8 253 pages

*I received this book from the author with a request for review. I did not promise a good review nor was one requested. I received no compensation for this review.*

From the back cover: Life can get pretty complicated for any seventeen-year-old girl, but for a home-schooled telepathic black girl trying to survive in a prestigious private school in small-town Jonesborough, Tennessee, it can be maddening – especially when her telepathic father keeps eavesdropping on her thoughts!

Jaycie Lerner’s family isn’t the usual mom-dad-kid setup. Jaycie’s mom’s MIA, but Allison, her personal live-in ‘trainer,’ is more than a mom, with her own special abilities, like being able to lift cars and run incredibly fast. And Jaycie’s godfather John is more than persuasive – he can literally convince anyone to do anything.

As far as the rest of the world’s concerned, Jaycie’s on the outside looking in. The townsfolk lov…

Teaser Tuesday - 4 Teasers!

Sorry I am late putting this up. I have had some computer issues and autistic related ones going on at home.

 Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading . Pick a page and a couple of teaser sentences from that page to share.

Pure Gold  Adventures with Six Rescued Golden retrievers by Holli Pfau Glad Dog Press LLC  Expected release October 2011
*this snippet if from an ARC. It is not final and may or may not be included in the final copy.* From page 16: Her outreach was warm and genuine, and she didn't seem to be filling her own needs. Rather she seemed to sense others' interest and desires and make herself available to them. She was unlike any other dog I'd known.

The Caretakers by Shauna Nosler Createspace
From page 8: "Faster," she silently prayed. " Please, God, if you still exist can't you make him go faster?" The young girl lay still, all but frozen by fear, exhaustion and apprehension.
He had finished. Yet she knew he was still there - st…