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Thursday, September 26, 2013

One Shark, No Swim Review + Follow Friday!

For today's Quantum Entanglement Blog Tour stops, click HERE. Scroll down for Follow Friday post. 

The lovely and talented Lehua Parker, my good friend and fellow JFP author, has just released One Shark, No Swim, the sequel to her spectacular middle-grade debut, One Boy, No Water. (My Review Here.)

Lehua's books are simply delightful. They take place in the Hawiian islands where a young boy named Zader feels like an outsider because he's an islander who has an intense allergic skin reaction to water. He can't swim or bathe, much less surf, which is what he really wants to do with his brother. The dialect is a form of pidgeon, which sounds like heavily Hawiian-tilted English, but is really fun to read. It may take some getting used to, but it's so much fun to read that you don't even notice.

In this book, Zader has some breakthroughs concerning his allergies. We also see some more of the great Hawaiian shark and god legends come into play. To me, these are some of the best parts of the book. So intriguing and well-written, you can't help but turn pages to see how these legends-come-to-life will affect Zader and his family. Uncle Kahona is, as always, immensely entertaining to read about. He reminds me of Zeddicus Zul Zorander in the adult fantasy series, The Sword of Truth: awesome and wise but also half mad-scientist and immensely funny. Totally love him!

Overall, I loved this sequel just as much--maybe more--than book 1 and would highly recommend it to anyone. I'm totally planning on buying both these books as Christmas presents for my kid brothers. Wait to knock it out of the part again, Lehua! I hope there's a book 3.

Follow Friday

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs!

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

Reading nook tour: give us a tour of your favorite reading spots. 

I don't know that I really have a nook. I really only have three places that I regularly read, and none of them really qualifies as a "nook."

They are:

My cozy bed: (a bit untidy today)

What I affectionately refer to as my mushroom chair. So comfy! :D

The final place is on these steps. My two-year-old niece plays on the grass with her little toddler peeps and I sit on the steps and read while I watch them. You can't see it in this pic, but off to the left there's a huge open grassy area to the left of that big wooden planter. The kiddies love it!

**Please follow via Email, Bloglovin', Linky, or Networked Blogs! Thanks so much!**

So, what's your reading nook like?


  1. Love the chair!
    here is mine: http://caitstruelife.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/follow-me-friday-reading-nook-tour/

  2. I use to have one of those chairs they are so comfy

    Thanks for stopping by

    Old Follower

    Because reading is better than real life
    My FF

  3. Love the mushroom chair. Thanks for stopping by old follower.

  4. Oh I love the chair! looks comfy :-) And your bed is so not messy. I was going to take a picture of mine (since it's my only reading spot) but it's a mess and I couldn't bring myself to straighten it just for a picture LOL.

    Old follower :-)

  5. They all look like fabulous spots to read. A particularly like the chair.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  6. The chair is very cool. I read in bed as well as on my sofa but I couldn't be stuffed tidying it up. Here’s my F&F
    New Bloglovin’ follower
    Vilia @ Backchatting Books

  7. Great spots! I don't think I would ever leave that chair :) Happy Friday Liesel!

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

  8. That chair does look awesome. I do like to read in bed but it never lasts long.

    New bloglovin follower

    My FF

  9. Mushroom Chair!! I love those chairs so much! But I do not have one :( Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my FF -->http://bookerlikeahooker.blogspot.com/2013/09/faeture-and-follow-7.html

  10. I love those "Mushroom" Chairs!!!!

    I'm a new FB and Bloglovin' follower and look forward to returning

    Sarah @ The Ultimate Bookworms here is my FF.

  11. I need one of those chairs. I used to have one but it ended up breaking on me :(

    thanks for stopping by!

    Here's my FF

    Amber@Paradise of Pages

  12. That mushroom chair looks amazingly comfortable. I want one.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF!

  13. hello! new follower via FF - cool blog you got here! i can't wait to see more from you in the future. check out my blog at hello ginger!!!! (and quinn!). just found you via FF and am so glad i did. scanned through a few of your recent reviews and your scathing one of "need" by carrie jones is superb. i love to read a good scathing review from time to time and have definitely written a few myself! anyway, i'm a new follower, can't wait to read more from you! check out my blog moydrookreads if you have a chance. have a nice weekend! -xtina

  14. lol whoops copy paste fail. can't figure out how to edit my comment, alas. ignore the last half of my comment and do have a nice weekend!

  15. Great reading nook! I love the mushroom chair. I plan to get one when the monster stops chewing. Thanks so much for sharing! Have a awesome weekend. Happy Reading!!! My FF

  16. I completely agree with you! I love to read in my bedroom, its such a calm and peaceful place! Also... I want my own mushroom chair, I have never see them before!
    New follower via Bloglovin!

    Here is my F&F :0)

  17. I adore your mushroom chair! It looks so comfortable :) I wish I had a nice chair to read in, but usually it's just my couch or my bed.
    Old follower!
    My FF

  18. I love the mushroom chair. <3 It seems like a good place to curl up and sleep. Hahaha. And no worries about the untidy bed. Mine is worst. xD

    Thanks for stopping by my FF.