Thursday, May 31, 2012

Another good ol' review for boo

Absolute Forest of Words: Boo Hag by David Morgan: Boo Hag by David Morgan Publisher: CreateSpace ISBN:  978-1470007317 Pages:  328 It's generally my policy not to accept self-publish...

Monday, May 21, 2012

Maddie Monday Mailbag

Hello, fine readers of the ol' blog. It's time for your weekly fix of the mailbag, but it's gonna go a little differently this time. Today I got a little brochure in my email from Maddie in Austin, TX. It's for a school assignment, and the subject is The Boo Hag! Yes, The Boo Hag has made it to some random student in Austin, TX. I've hit the big time. Okay, full disclosure, Maddie may or may not be my niece. Here is the sweet Monday Mailbag version (undoubtedly not as great as the original version) of The Boo Hag promotional brochure...

Lenny Petrakas is having some weird signs that start to scare her and realizes it will danger her and people she loves including her best friend Anna. Lenny starts to worry and she’s afraid to tell anyone, but she has to. The next day she tells her teacher Mr. Brown and he thinks he can help only on one condition; they have to find a strong man to help. Luckily they have someone; Brian Stokely, the star football player and Anna’s crush. The next night Lenny wakes up to her friend gone. The Boo Hag stole her; the skinless red-eyed monster that steals peoples skin! Brian and Lenny have to find Anna! Is Mr. Brown behind all of this? Will everyone be okay?

Recommendation:                                              I would recommend this book to people who like to feel like they are on the characters adventures with them. It draws you in and makes you wonder what’s coming next.
Amazon: Online edition: $9.99          Kindle edition: $2.99
Smashwords:                                     Kindle edition: $2.99                    
Barns&Noble: $ Nook edition: $2.99     


The Boo
By: David Morgan

Publisher: David Morgan
Brochure By: Maddie Mayrgundter

 Thematic Statement:                           
In this current society friends are one of the most important things in life and they always stick by your side. The author used the plot to deliver the theme by the friends helping each other even through all the obstacles that occur.
Text Connection:                                    Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants is similar to The Boo Hag because they are both about friendship. In The Boo Hag and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants they stick together with the difficulties they come across.  The themes are both about friendship and the importance of them.
Characters:                                            Lenny: She is very meticulous, independent, and not very girly. Her best friend is Anna and she always sticks by her side. She is also the protagonist because she works hard to find Anna.
Anna: She is very friendly and has a huge crush on Brian Stokely. Her best friend is Anna and stays strong throughout the whole story. She is also a protagonist because she is trying to help everyone throughout the story.
Brian: He is very popular and sort of a player. He likes Anna, but also the most popular girl in school. He is the star football player and everyone loves him. He’s another protagonist because he sticks by everyone’s side during the story and works hard in the search for Anna.
The Boo Hag: She is a red-eyed skinless monster that is very aggressive. She steals people’s skin and takes their personalities and looks. She is the antagonist because she is cruel and makes life miserable for people.
Mr. Brown: He is a History teacher at Santa Rosa High (Lenny, Anna, and Brian’s school). Throughout the story he is on everyone’s bad side because they all think he is with The Boo Hag.
Setting:The most important setting is at Ham’s Burgers (where Anna works) because that is where the near death situation happens. This affects the story because it has the most interaction with the Boo Hag and also one of the most important parts of the book. The author chose to add this setting because it boosts the reader’s attention and thinking.
Authors Bio:                                   Hi! You see on this brochure where it lists David Morgan as the author? Well, that’s me, and my awesome niece Maddie asked me to tell you a little about myself. I live in Utah, where I am extremely outnumbered at home as the only male in a house of six. I like to read. A lot. And you should too. If you don’t, maybe you should start. Ask Maddie for a recommendation; I’m sure she has a good one in mind. Description: Cor130

That, my friends, is a Monday Mailbag done right!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Book Cover Justice: Review and Interview with David Morgan, author of ...

Here is an awesome review for The Boo Hag and a fun interview. Enjoy.

Book Cover Justice: Review and Interview with David Morgan, author of ...: Title: The Boo Hag Author: David Morgan Publication Date: March 28, 2012 From Goodreads: Lenny Petrakas is worried about her skin. No...

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Monday Mailbag...guest post!!!!

Check this out Monday Mailbag fans...a new mailbag...guest post edition

Yes the mailbag has been sent to wordslikesilver for this week. Go check it out. And comment on the blog. Always comment!

Monday, May 7, 2012

an alliterative Monday Mailbag!

The sun is shining through my window, licking my face with the warmth of a friendly dog. Just without all the spit and dog breath. Birds are singing. I can’t hear them over the dryer spinning away in the room next to me, but I can feel them. They’re out there, laying eggs and building nests. And, of course, singing a sweet song. Probably about six pence and a pocketful of rye. I’m so alive. It must be Monday. Who doesn’t love Mondays? I know I do, especially when it means the first magnificent May Monday Mailbag. How alliterative and wonderful!

Today, on the mailbag, we’re going to discuss something I feel very passionately about: me. Look, that’s not bad, and it doesn’t make me egotistical. I heard someone once say that it’s the greatest love of all. Okay? So if this mailbag fails, or if it succeeds at least it’ll be what I believe. Here it is, friends. Your…Monday Mailbag!

Hey there, Davey, if you had a to watch one movie on a loop forever until you died, and I mean forever, like it would be on in your home and there would be a screen playing it in your car and it would follow you to work, and everything, that kind of forever is what I’m talkin’ about, if you had to watch that movie, what would it be?
Whitney Houston, TX

Well, Whitney, my babbling buddy, I feel like if I were to refuse you an answer, then in some small way, I would be taking away a piece of your dignity. And I just can’t take away your dignity. So…uh…I’m gonna…uh…answer you.

Sorry, that was awkward there. I don’t know what happened.

Doesn’t matter, what matters is the question. It’s all about the question. What movie would I play on a loop forever? And by forever Whitney means…oh never mind. You get it. Interesting. Interesting. What movie would I pick?

My brain is running complex equations right now to come to the right answer. Right answer? You might be asking. How can there be a right answer when it comes to opinion? Everything has a right answer. I just loaded up some information into a complex logarithm, and set my brain to autopilot…oh, here it comes.

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Nice choice, brain. Unfortunately, that’s all the answer I get. No explanation to be had, but I feel like I know my brain pretty well, so I’ll take a stab at it. Whoa, calm down brain. I meant a stab at the explanation, not at you.

First, I think it probably has to do with the length. I mean if you’re gonna watch the same movie over and over again, there’s a good chance you’re gonna be fading in an out of focus. The longer the movie, the better the chance you have to fade back in a moment you missed the first 234,239,021 you watched it. Ya know?

After keying in on the time element, I think my brain said to itself, in mathematical firings of the neurons of course, that it better find a movie I like. Good work again, oh CPU of Dave, I do indeed like me some Return of the King.

The final major factor I feel that was taken into account had to be beauty. I mean, I can’t help but watch the movie and feel like I got kind of a bad deal. Earth? Forget that. I want Middle-earth. I want to roll around on a thatch roof in the shire. I want to climb the marble steps of Minas Tirith. I mean it’s all so beautiful. So much so, that even when it’s ugly it’s pretty. I mean, orcs? Gross. But so gross that I almost wanna grab one and give it a big wet kiss on the cheek. Anyone else? Hm, maybe it’s just me.

There were probably other factors that went into the selection. Obviously it had to be a movie with a wizard. It’s a given that the movie had to involve some crazy steward eating little tomatoes with seeds bursting from his mouth with every bite. But those first three were the big ones.

Whitney, you’ve just been Monday Mailbag!ed.