Tuesday, October 4, 2011

This blog is being retired as of today. I thank all of you who have taken an interest in viewing this blog, and I hope that you have enjoyed your visit here. I will now be writing on matters of health and safety. However, I will also continue to write children's literature, and will be writing motivating literature for adults as well. Please visit me at my new blog: carolyn-sands.blogspot.com Looking forward for your visit.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Prevention of Childhood obesity

Just wrote an article on hub pages.com on 'Preventing Childhood Obesity'. Childhood obesity is a very serious issue here in the USA and leads to significant health issues. Read the entire article at: http://.www.carol3san/hubpages.com Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Poetic Insanity

Poetic Insanity , a fitting name for the tone of these poems presented. In total, a collection of 18 poems mostly noted in Rhyme form. I do like the fact that the author gives a wonderful summary of her life as a young teenager while struggling with bipolar disease prior to the actual poetry presentation. There is no doubt that you can hear the author's confusion and anguish she experienced through her poems. The poems all have thought provocking names that are certain to grab your attention. The best example of this is found in the poem: 'Simplify or Pacify'. In this poem, the author rattled off comments on the subjects of manic, irritability, anger, anxiety, depression, and hatred, then asked the question weather or not to simplify or pacify.
I also like the fact that the poems are all written in very short sentences, and most of them with very short stanzas as well which leads to better reading. In the poem: 'Temporary Breakdown', the author writes: "It comes and goes so quickly, but stings me to the core. Try to tell myself it's nothing, but I always end up worse than before. To you, it's just a simple routine, an act in a play of insanity. But every time it's just as real to me."
Perhaps the use of the word it's in this passage, instead of using the word its (no apostophe), would have been a better choice of grammer. However, I'm impressed with the the overall collection and expect that the author will do well with her poems. I advise the poems in 'Poetic Insanity' to be read by everyone who loves poetry.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Book Review: "Go the F**k to Sleep"

Adam Mansbach’s new book: ”Go the F**K to Sleep”, is a nonconventional bed time story and is a huge hit among adults. A few verses of the book went viral on the internet before it was even published. It is so well received that it is number one on Amazon.com, and also number one on the New York Times best seller list. “Go the F**k to Sleep” was undoubtedly written to help the author cope with the tricky job of getting his young child to go to sleep at bedtime. But I warn you however, although the colorful illustrations are very nice and the rhythmic verses are funny, in no way is this new book meant to be read to children. This one is fun and is for adults only.
An excerpt from the book reads: “The windows are dark in the town child. The whales huddle down in the deep. I’ll read you one very last book if you swear you’ll go the f**k to sleep.” Profane words are scattered about on every page. “Go the F**k to Sleep” is funny and if you are a parent, it will bring to mind the many times you’ve tried to put an unwilling child to sleep when there are still things left to be done before you can finally get some rest for yourself. I believe that’s why this book throws a great punch. It hits the exact cord that gets you to laugh and reminisce on some of the aspects that goes with parenting. Just make sure you keep“Go to F**k to Sleep out the hands of your little ones.
I would have loved for this book to have been around during my years of stressing over getting my kids to sleep peacefully. It is humorous and will give a big boost in your mood.
You can learn more about the author, Adam Mansbach and some of his other works by visiting his face book fan page or following him on twitter.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hot Issues Cool Choices

'Hot Issues Cool choices’ is an award winning book written by author Sandra McLeod Humphrey. The book speaks on issues which negatively impacts school age children. In particular, it is a collection of short stories that speaks on bullying and other stressful situations which unfavorably affects the experiences of children throughout their school age years. I believe that children of all ages will find the contents of this book to enhance their daily lives. In addition, both parents and teachers will also benefit from the collection of short stories this book entails. It should encourage them to have frank conversations about the subjects that children perceive to be offensive to them.
‘Hot Issues Cool Choices’ has been selected for the Young Voices Foundation Award, Mom’s Choice Award Honoring Excellence, and USA Book News, best book award winner. Sandra McLeod Humphrey is also the author of another wonderful book ‘If You Had to Choose, What Would You Do?’

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hub Article About Writer's Block

Just wrote an article on hub pages explaining a little more abour my love for writing and how to prevent writers block. Go take a look at:

Enjoy!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Free Download

I entered one of my short stories in a writing contest recently. The name of the story is called; "The Young Witnesses". I intend to include it in a collection of short stories that is scheduled for publishing later in the year. For a free download click on the link at the right hand top of this blog (authorstand.com) When you get to the website simply enter my name, carolyn sands, into its search browser in order to get my short story to pop up. Then you can have a free download of the story. It is a little bit of a thriller. Thanks and Enjoy!