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Cruel Beauty Book Review

Cruel Beauty Book Review

Cruel Beauty
Balzer & bray
Edelweiss
For review
Jan 28

Nyx is to be married to the Gentle Lord because her father has made a bargain with him. She is intending to kill him for the family.

Nyx learns that the house has many secrets. She needs to find the signals to kill the beast. He gives her many challenges & to find his name.

This was a retelling of Beauty and the Beast  with some Greek mythology mixed in. I enjoyed the many characters and loved that they grew to love another. I loved that they worked together. Nyx is the key to the story , and she loved Beast more than any of his other wives. The shadow was a nice complication.

I admit that I love Beauty and the Beast , and this is my fave story. I loved that Nyx is smart and sassy, and can hold her own against the Beast. I loved the family aspect in this book. I loved the romance too. This book had action, romance , and some very good lines in this book.
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Heartbeat Book Review

Heartbeat Book Review

Heartbeat
Harlequin Teen
Net Galley
For Review
Jan 28 , 2014

Emma has lost her mother to death, but she is pregnant and being kept alive because of the baby. Emma and her step father Dan aren't ready to communicate. Emma life is turned upside down.

Emma get to know Caleb , and there is some insta love  because they have both gone through the same thing. Caleb is the bad boy and has issues with his family.

While this book did pull on the heart strings, I think that this book could have been resolved much soon with a good discussion between Emma and Dan. They are still dealing the loss of a wife and mother. I think Emma has a great friend . This is also my first time reading this author and it won't be the last.

Book Review= C

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EGUSD receives $50,000 grant for Digital Media Academy at Pleasant Grove

EGUSD receives $50,000 grant for Digital Media Academy at Pleasant Grove

The Elk Grove Unified School District has received a $50,000 Specialized Secondary Programs (SSP) grant to be used to enhance the Digital Media Academy at Pleasant Grove High School (PGHS).  SSP grants help school districts develop innovative programs to help students learn and develop real-world, 21st-century skills.  These programs can cover a variety of subjects, including English language arts, math, science, history/social science, foreign language and visual/performing arts.  The programs may include Linked Learning pathways, career academies and arts-integrated models.

With the SSP grant, PGHS will build a sequence of two new animation courses and two new academic core classes integrated with career technical education (CTE). The PGHS Digital Media Academy’s goal is to develop a two-year animation sequence.  The academy will offer Animation I beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.

Delta Days Art Walk November 9th 2013

Delta Days Art Walk November 9th 2013

Delta Days Art Walk takes place on November 9, 2013 from 12 to 5 p.m.

"My inspiration for the Wine series of furnishings and sculpture stems from my fascination with the wine making process and the materials involved. I find a natural elegance and character in Vines." - Vince Wilcoxen.

 http://wilcoxendesign.com/

For additional information, visit http://www.oldsugarmill.com/topbar/events/delta-days-art-walk-second-saturday

Source: Old Sugar Mill

Annabel Lee Shadow Puppets @ Valley Hi-North Laguna

Annabel Lee Shadow Puppets @ Valley Hi-North Laguna

 

A fun Children’s Event Hosted by the Sacramento Public Library and ArtBeast Studio:

Anabel Lee Shadow Puppets @ Valley Hi-North Laguna

Valley Hi-North Laguna 
October 24, Thursday, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

School Age (6-12)

10-Day Festival Celebrating Sacramento's Unique Architecture Oct 10 - 19

10-Day Festival Celebrating Sacramento's Unique Architecture Oct 10 - 19

The 10-day Sacramento Architecture festival is a super fun festival, filled with events like an architecture bike tour,  a pub crawl, drawing safari for kids and farm-to-fork tour!

Appreciate the River City with Bike Tours, Drawing Safaris, Building Tours or a Pub Crawl.

The American Institute Of Architects, Central Valley Chapter (AIACV), announces the second annual Central Valley Region Architecture Festival.