Dracopedia Legends: An Artist’s Guide to Drawing Dragons of Folklore

First off, thanks to NetGalley for giving me the chance to read this. Also, I have to admit Dracopedia Legends: An Artist's Guide to Drawing Dragons of Folklorewhen I saw the book, I got so excited for a book on dragons. I didn’t even realize it was a drawing book also. So I had to request Dracopedia by William O’Connor.

I would give this book a four out of five stars. Why not, five? Maybe because I’m not an artist. I’m lucky if I can draw stick figures. I did find it interesting though. I don’t think I could ever get to the point where I’m drawing online, but it would be fun to get in the habit of maybe drawing dragons by hand. Maybe, I can find a beginner’s book and work my way up.

What I did get to enjoy were the different legends that were told throughout the book, that went along with drawing the dragons. Which legend was my favorite? I don’t think I could pick just one. I enjoyed reading them all. I’ve always loved dragons, so reading about dragons I never even heard of? It was entertaining.

Even if you don’t draw. I think you would enjoy the book. Rather, you’re a fan of drawing or fantasy. You will enjoy the book. The drawings were so nice to look at. Knowing someone could draw like that, amazes me. I wish I had that talent.

The book comes out tomorrow. Check it out.

Hurricane Season Review

39085216First off, I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

This week I read Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton. This was my first book and I can’t wait to read more by Denton. I would give this book a 3.5 out of 5.

We meet two sisters, Betsy and Jenna. Betsy is the older sister and married to Ty. She wanted children, but unfortunately can’t have any. You have Jenna, the younger sister. She is single with two children. The opportunity comes for Jenna to live a dream. Taking the chance, she asks Betsy for favor. To watch her daughters, Addie and Walsh. Betsy, being the older sister agrees. Even though Ty doesn’t think it’s a good idea. He’s worried about Betsy. After all, they have never been able to have kids and it hit Betsy hard.

Watching the kids, Betsy grows attached to them. Which of course would have to cause problems in her and Ty’s relationship. As this goes on, a hurricane is brewing. I’ll leave the rest for you to check it out.

If you are looking for a book to read, maybe on Spring Break? I would definitely check this out if you are looking for a good book on family and love.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a character I could relate to. I am the baby of the family of sisters. But, I don’t have daughters. Anything close to that, would be Gabby, my dog. I also live in a town, not a farm. Plus, I live where we could get tornadoes, not hurricanes. Either way though, I didn’t want to put the book down.

Books like this are a good escape from my usual genre of books. I love my favorite genres, but every once in awhile. You need a good book to take you away that’s not elves, witches, etc. I would probably consider this one women’s fiction. I’m already debating if I should suggest this for book club next year.

For faults? I couldn’t really find any. I would definitely say, check this one out.