80% OFF at the National Book Store Warehouse Sale!

Get your 2014 booklist ready and head off to the National Book Store Warehouse Sale at the 4th floor of their Quezon Avenue branch.  Sale starts at 10am tomorrow, January 15, and will end on Sunday, January 19.

National Bookstore Warehouse Sale 2014

Book Review: An Alphabet Trip To The Limerick Zoo


26 limericks featuring 26 animals for each of the 26 letters of the English Alphabet fascinated my two toddlers Thursday morning as we read An Alphabet Trip To The Limerick Zoo together.  Among the 26 animals were several we’ve never previously heard of.  Do you know what a Quagga is? How about a Vicuna or a Xenop?  Along with other commonly known animals, such as a cat, a zebra, and a frog, these animals are featured in humorous limericks that will surely delight the young and old alike.

I’m very particular about my little ones getting used to tangible books so I opted to print out the eBook.  My two little children are still quite young to fully appreciate the wit and humor in the limericks but they were delighted with the rhyme and rhythm. Of course, this mom read it to them with great grandiose which held their attention through all twenty-six limericks. The eBook also comes with a Companion Coloring Book which my little ones happily filled with color after reading the book.

An Alphabet Trip to the Limerick Zoo is just one of the many books written by Jeanette Ramirez.   This eBook is particularly great for those who would like to encourage their kids to appreciate and love poetry.  This is also a great resource for home schoolers who are learning how to create their own limericks.   Color Kindles, Nooks,and iPad tablet versions will be available soon so you and your kids can view An Alphabet Trip to the Limerick Zoo on which ever gadget you have.  You may also preview the product through this video.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

A Conversation With God for Women by Marcia Ford

A few days ago, I received a complimentary copy of A Conversation with God for Women by Marcia Ford. This book written specifically for women provides answers to fifty-five of life’s greatest questions.  Each question and its answer is based on the Scripture and most gives us an awareness of how God impacts our lives as women. The last section of the book, Notes, cites Biblical references for each chapter and provides a guide for seeking out the truth for oneself.

The questions and answers are presented in conversation form that it seems you are actually conversing with God, Jesus, Hannah, Lydia, and other Biblical women.  It is quite easier for me to understand Biblical truths presented in this manner.  Also, I find it more engaging as it seems that I am merely in a casual conversation and not in a theology class or something of the sort.

Reading the book, I couldn’t help wishing I had come across it a couple of years ago.  It would have greatly helped me cope with the difficulties I experienced as a wife adjusting to a different environment and a new mother unsure of how she would take care of her daughter while grieving for the other twin she had lost.  Questions such as “Do You hear everybody’s prayers?”, “Why aren’t some prayers answered?”, and “How can anybody find good in tragedy?” were among the many questions whose answers eluded me back then.

Aside from providing answers to questions about God, Jesus, The Bible, Life and Relationships, Prayer, and Good and Evil, this book can serve as a devotional for women who seek a more intimate relationship with the Lord.  The insights of Sarah and other noteworthy women of the Bible also inspire us to be women of God.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.