Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Books and Fire trucks

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

This Week's Topic:
What was the best book you read in July?

Ohhh… best book of the month time already?

I read a few books this month in between getting organized for my son’s 4th birthday (honestly… a firetruck cake? Talk about pressure for not-great-cook me) but the stand out had to be Amanda Ashby’s Fairy Bad Day.

Simply, it's about a wannabe dragon slayer who gets asigned fairy slaying and needs to enlist the help of the boy who 'stole' her rightful slaying position.

I wasn’t having the best day when I read it and the humor and romance and greatness lifted my spirits. It was the perfect read for the cold wintery glumfish day.

One fire truck cake... it was scarily pink for a while but we got red in the end.

How about you, read anything perfect to lift your mood this month?


  1. That sounds like such a fun read. I'll definitely have to put it on my to-read list. :)

  2. This does sound like a fun read. Kinda like How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier (sp). I might have to add it to my ever growing list :)

  3. I have major cake envy! And I'm so pleased that Fairy helped lift your mood (plus, glumfish might have to become my new fav word)

  4. Well done on the cake, Bec.

    Finishing of A Game of Thrones was my July highlight. Loved this book.

    Amanda's book is on my To get list.

  5. That sounds super adorable - and I love the cake!!

  6. Awesome cake! My friend's son is all into fire trucks so they're redoing his room in that theme. She bought a stripper, er...fireman pole for extra realism!

  7. That is ONE AMAZING cake!!I AM so impressed by that fire engine cake, especially the colour cos I KNOW how hard it is to get Red right! Really HARD!!!
    I made a pirate ship a couple of years back that was definitely more pink than red :( FAIL!

  8. Sounds like a fun book and that cake looks delicious!

  9. Thanks everyone for the cake compliments. It occupied a Saturday night for me but birthday boy seemed to be happy.

    And the book is really fun!!


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