When America Was 200...
The year was 1976
My husband and I were 7 years-old, and these are our elementary school pictures.
(I'm the blond girl, he's the dark haired guy.)
Please note: the camera man asked us to NOT touch the bell.
I remember, because I really wanted to touch that bell...to know whether or not it rang.
But, being the good kid I was, I did NOT touch the bell.
Then there was my husband-
Notice how he man-handled the bell?
He ignored the NO TOUCH rule and happily reports that the clapper was gone and it wouldn't ring.
Some people crave solving mysteries in life. Some people prefer to follow the rules and satisfy their curiosity in a healthy way...like by reading a good book.
If you're one of those- check out this bell ringer of a story!
(I must admit, calling a story set in 1976 historical fiction makes me feel OLD!)
by Medeia Sharif
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Middle Grade Historical and Fantasy, Featherweight Press, November 2014
Lily, a learning disabled girl, attempts to unravel the mystery of her abducted mother using supernatural clues from an ancient stranger, even when it means posing a danger to herself.
Learning-disabled Lily desires to prove herself, although her mind freezes when presented with big problems - such as her mother's abduction. With a French father and Egyptian mother, Lily worries that her mother hid her ethnicity from her French in-laws. However, there's something deeper going on. Lily finds a way into an attic that's normally locked and encounters a mysterious, moonlit Egyptian night world. There she finds Khadijah, an ancient stranger who guides her to finding clues about her mother's whereabouts. Lily becomes a sleuth in both the real world and magical desert, endangering herself as she gets closer to the kidnapper.
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I was tagged by the lovelyTara Tyler to list my Seven Deadly Book Sins!!
What are my 7 sins in literature. . .
Greed - What is your most inexpensive book?
Man's Search for Meaning. I spend the most money on that book because I am always giving away my copy and having to buy another. If life has you down, if you need direction- you NEED to own this book. Just don't ask to borrow my copy, you know you won't return it!
Wrath - Who's the author with whom you have a love/hate relationship with?
Stephen King. Love his books and articles on writing. Love most of his stories, but cannot, for the life of me, finish The Dark Tower series.
Gluttony - What book have you devoured over and over again with no shame?
Gone with the Wind
Sloth - What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
Pride and Prejudice- I've read the first page a hundred times, never want to keep reading on.
Pride - What books do you talk about most in order to sound like an intellectual reader?
Shades of Grey- I like to roll my eyes and point out its flaws, even though I've never read it.
Lust - What attributes do you find attractive in a male or female character?
I just want personality. Just make me love you- that's not so hard, right?
Envy - What book would you like to receive most as a gift?
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is on this year's Christmas list