Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Savvy ~ day 3

Ingrid uses a very distinct prose in her book Savvy. I think the best way to describe it is by saying the tone is 'matter-of-fact', and there are lots of similes and metaphors. To show you what I mean, here are some quotes I promised you:

"And although Gandpa had gone to bed as well, every now and then the ground would rumble and the floor would shake as though the earth below us had a bellyache."

"Miss Rosemary was well-known to us all. She smelled like Lysol and butterscotch..."

"Pink light filtered through the curtains of the house, filling the hallway between the bedrooms with the faint blush of morning."

"He looked at me screaming and plugging my ears and at the tears dripping like the kitchen tap down my cheeks..."

"Running away from the fact that I was growing up and life was changing as quick and sure and electrifying and and terrifying as Rockets sparks..."

Momma has a wonderful quote about life, too : "In most ways, Mibs, we Beaumonts are just like other people, we get born, and sometime later we die. And in between, we're happy and sad, we feel love and we feel fear, we eat and we sleep and we hurt like everyone else."

And now for the Tour Searching Tips.

If you want a review, try one of these blogs:
All About Children’s Books
Booking Mama
Cafe of Dreams
Dolce Bellezza
Looking Glass Reviews
Never Jam Today
Olive Tree
The 160 Acrewoods
Through a Child’s Eyes

Each of these blogs have interviews:
All About Children’s Books
Becky’s Book Reviews
Looking Glass Reviews
Never Jam Today

For some chats on Savvies, go to one of these:
Dolce Bellezza
Looking Glass Reviews
Maw Books Blog
Never Jam Today

For some quotes:
A Christian Worldview of Fiction
Dolce Bellezza
Through a Child’s Eyes

For some looks at morals, visit A Christian Worldview of Fiction or Booking Mama.

For a chance to win a copy, go to Dolce Bellezza or Maw Books Blog.

For thoughts on the book, visit Cafe of Dreams.

For some fun activities, go to Through a Child’s Eyes.

For information on the cover art, and the book trailer, take a look at The 160 Acre woods.

For a writing prompt, go to Through a Child’s Eyes.

For an inside look at Ingrid, and wishes to be more like her, visit Dolce Bellezza.

If I missed anything, just let me know and I'll update my list.

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