It’s been a busy week at ReadLove ! If you’ve been busy, too, then here’s what you missed!
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DVD Review: When Calls The Heart: The Dance
5 of 5 hearts. Touching, Top Notch Positive Family TV. When Calls The Heart: The Dance continues the high-caliber work of this Hallmark Channel original series. Thankfully, Season 1 (which contained 12 episodes) garnered a devoted following and the Hallmark Channel has committed to a second season which will begin airing in May of 2015.
Kids Corner: Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve
5 of 5 hearts. A Delightfully Imaginative Tale of Derring-Do. Philip Reeve’s Oliver and the Seawigs is an endearingly idiosyncratic tale that, together with the whimsical three-color illustrations of Sarah McIntyre, will capture the imaginations of intermediate readers ready to venture out from early chapter books into more challenging waters. (Since this is the start of a series, further fantastical journeys await! Next up: Cakes in Space !)
DVD Giveaway: When Calls the Heart: The Dance
I’ve got one copy of this beautiful 5 hearts DVD I reviewed on Monday to give away.
Giveaway Ends Sunday, July 13th at 11:59 pm ET
Read Your Way to Relaxation: Reading As Stress Relief
Recently, I returned home from work stressed out. Luckily, there was a happy ending. I found a study that confirmed what I have long suspected: Reading is hard to beat when it comes to stress relief.
DVD Review: Veil of Tears – A Saylors Brothers Film
4.5 of 5 hearts. Eye-Opening, Heartbreaking Documentary. Veil of Tears opens viewers eyes while shinning a spotlight into the dark, unspoken places of Indian society. I urge you, even if you do not buy or view this film, to educate yourself on the plight of Indian women (and Asian women at-large). And once your eyes are opened, please look into your heart and find a way to help enact change.
Gratitude Begets Gratitude: Count Your Book Blessings
I have learned that when chocolate speaks, I’d be foolish not to listen. Inspired by Dove Promises, in this post I discuss the importance of gratitude and count some of my book-related blessings.
And that’s everything that happened on ReadLove this week. See you next week!
Until then, I’d love it if you shared a bit about your week in the comments!