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The Celery Stalks At Midnight

I absolutely love the titles to the Bunnicula series books… so cute. This newest installation in the series does not disappoint…. Have you wondered about the white vegetables left behind after Bunnicula eats?? Chester has! With an additional main character in the puppy Howie, The Celery Stalks At Midnight by James Howe is a fun afternoon read (for an adult).

I have seen great improvement in Zander’s reading and comprehension just due to the language levels and accessible vocabulary. Add in a good, fun storyline and he has been absolutely motivated not only to read more but to share what he has read which has been a bit of a struggle for him! 

The adventure is fun, the characters engaging and the entire series a hoot. But you don’t have to take my word for it. Let’s hear what Zander thinks… beware of spoilers…


I think anyone could enjoy this book and anyone who can read could read it. I like that they added a new main character (Howie). I don’t think it is a scary book. I think the vampire rabbit is very cute. I like that they have a ton of jokes in the book. I give it four stars and a half out of 5.

So it is unanimous… good book, fun read and well worth your time to pick up! But don’t believe us… read it for yourself!517EPWhMP9L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

Love at First Date (Better Date Than Never #1)

Now I did read this series slightly out of order… you can read my review on book #2… HERE. Love at First Date by Susan Hatler is a lighthearted contemporary romance. What is Ellen to do after a failed long term relationship and a personality that loves organization? Why join an online dating site… Detailed Dating. This local online dating site on Sacramento helped Ellen narrow it down to two very carefully picked candidates which she was  going to meet in person…

That is until Rachel, her good friend and co worker needed her to “babysit” her pampered pooch Chester… cue hilarity leading to a random encounter with a rather attractive and slightly mysterious stranger… Henry… not the “logical” choice what is Ellen to do?

I don’t want to give up more of the story as this is a short story, definitely a giggle for a rainy afternoon. I enjoyed Ellen and her organized chaos and was entertained by the romance and minor mystery connected to Henry… I am looking forward to reading the third installment… My Last Blind Date.

Love at First Date

Love at First Date