Happy April Fool's, but this is no joke. Mid-March, Amazon moved The Demons Among Us into its Kindle Unlimited Membership package. Since that time, it's been downloaded almost 2,000 times! Many thanks for spreading the word. And ICYDK, I get paid by the number of pages turned.
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We’re always praying for our kids. Right? We worry a lot. There’s so much that can go wrong in an instant. Our worry levels escalate toward the end of Spring Semester, especially with our seniors. During these last couple months of school, there’s so much distracting teens from their academics: end-of-year banquets, concerts, tournaments, proms, and summer plans. It’s hard to focus on those essays, group projects, and finals.
Please join me in bolstering our favorite teens and all the teens worldwide through collective prayer. As you lift them up, please remember the Ukrainian teen refugees and the Afghani female teens who are no longer allowed to attend school.
Following are my March reads. This month, I highly recommend them all. Follow me on Goodreads to view how I've rated the books I've read since 2010.
The Lincoln Highway, Amor Towles Run, Rose, Run, James Patterson & Dolly Parton The Maid, Nita Prose Relentless Rebels, Sharon René (YA) Death and a Crocodile, Lisa Betz (YA) Fountains and Secrets, Lisa Betz (YA) Ali Cross, James Patterson (MG) Like Father, Like Son, James Patterson (MG)
Ali Cross series
James Patterson has introduced another unputdownable middle grade series. This one features an African-American son of a respected detective. Ali, named after Muhammed Ali, is just as tenacious as the prize fighter when he wants to uncover the truth. He works behind his father's back to find leads to cases that the police would never have the opportunity to uncover. In the first book, Ali Cross, his close friend disappears, and he and his other friends enter an online game similar to Fortnite to find him. So cool. In Like Father, Like Son, another of Ali's friends is shot. After she claims it was an accident, Ali discovers her shooting is linked to another crime. Patterson does a great job with tension-filled storylines, spot-on dialogue, and character development. They're clean and even teach a few moral values. The third in the series, The Secret Detective, releases June 27th.
How to use a mass noun
A mass noun represents something that's impossible or difficult to count. This includes abstract nouns like bravery and music, as well as general nouns like air, blood, clothing, bacon, coal, jewelry, and rice.
Be aware of three rules that govern mass nouns:
They're always singular. Incorrect: I devoured all the bacons. Correct: I devoured all the bacon.
Numbers don't apply to them. Incorrect: We need three blood. Correct: We need three pints of blood.
Don't use "a" or "an" with them. Incorrect: A jewelry is always a perfect gift. Correct: Jewelry is always a perfect gift.