Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Not a Review...but still Fabulous

Okay, this isn't a book review, but it is something dear to my heart. Also it is quite fabulous and so I'm sharing it. There will be another book review up later this week.

Seven years ago, on Valentine's day, my husband proposed to me by singing the song "Unforgettable" and changing some of the lyrics so that they were about us. Every year since then he has taken another song and done the same. This year he went to the next level.

He was approached by our friend (singer/songwriter/guitarist Mike Mercado) to sing a song he was working on. Mike had the tune, but didn't have the lyrics. Then Dan suggested that they do a song together for my Valentine's day present. Mike was inspired and after he got some information about our courtship he wrote the lyrics. So Mike wrote the song, Dan practiced in secret, they recorded it. Hours of labor went into this Fabulous song. So I'm sharing it with the world. (This song is copyrighted to Michael Mercado, 2010)

My husband then put together this slideshow of pictures of us from our courtship and wedding. (Isn't he just adorable? Look at how young we look! He has hardly any gray hairs!)

You can also listen to this song ("The Feel") by going to Mike's website.
Mike runs a professional studio (Xcytble Sounds) out of his home. There are other fabulous songs he has written and recorded on his website as well.

Then let me know what you think!! :)

Thanks for listening!

"The Feel" by Michael S. Mercado
Copyright 2010 Michael S. Mercado
Xcytble Sound Studios

Friday, February 12, 2010

Enchanted, Inc. by Shanna Swendson

Title: Enchanted, Inc.
Author: Shanna Swendson
Reviewer: Stephanie
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: Love
Alerts/Warnings: Some mild profanity
Premise: Katie Chandler had always heard that New York is a weird and wonderful place, but this small-town Texas gal had no idea how weird until she moved there. (King County Library System)
Opinions: Katie has a horrible job and barely enough money to survive. She is in love with New York but is suprised by all the strange things that she sees. However, she finds it more suprising that no one reacts to the strange sites she sees. Then everything changes when she is recruited to work for MSI, a magic company that needs Katie's unique talents. This book is fun and entertaining. Katie is a fun character and then you add in all the other unique characters you get a truly fabulous time. The ending is a bit predictable, but all in all it is a FabulousRead.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith

Title: Flygirl
Author: Sherri L. Smith
Reviewer: Stephanie
Genre: YA Historical Fiction
Rating: Love
Alerts/Warnings: None
Premise: During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots. (King County Library System)
Opinions: This was a unique book that dealt with several issues. This book was about inequality and discrimination against women and African Americans. Ida Mae is a light skinned African American who joins applies and is accepted to the WASP program during WW2. However, she is accepted because they do not know she is African American. She never tells anyone about who she really is and lets them make their own assumptions. She is a strong, vibrant character with a big heart. I loved Ida Mae. (I also LOVE Patsy!! What a fabulous minor character. I would love to read a book from her perspective.)

This book is full of information about WASP and WW2. It also gives you a peek into what life would have been life for an African American woman in the 1940's. This is a stellar book that I would recommend to anyone. A truly FabulousRead.