Saturday, March 24, 2012

The 13th Tribe by Robert Liparulo - Book Review

I finished Robert Liparulo's new novel The 13th Tribe last night.  The end flew by and I found myself thinking, "Just one more chapter; they're short."  The climax had several surprising twists, completing this story but leaving the door open for more (this is the first of The Immortal Files series).  A quick and action-packed read, I look forward to the next installment.

A brief summary:  When Moses was receiving the 10 Commandments, his brother Aaron made a golden calf for the Israelites to worship.  When Moses discovered this, he threw down the commandments and the presence of God actually caused 40 Israelites to become immortal, never to age and never to know the peace of God and Heaven.  These 40 formed The Tribe, and they began to try to earn God's forgiveness by killing sinners.  Flashforward to the present: The Tribe is kill sinners on a massive scale, and unfortunately many innocents will die as well.  It's up to Jagger Baird, a former soldier and investigator, now head of security for a monastery at Mt. Sinai (the location where Moses received the 10 Commandments), to stop them. 

Once the action starts, it doesn't let up.  This is a fun read.  I do wish there had been a little deeper character development.  Hopefully further entries will expand and deepen the world of The Tribe.

I received a review copy of this book as part of the  Book Sneeze book review program in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Big Day for the Twins

We took Cami and Griffin to Kindergarten Round Up yesterday.  They are officially signed up for Kindergarten.  They were tested on their knowledge of numbers and letters and appeared to be Kindergarten-ready.  We were told Griffin even started telling the testers people who's names started with the different letters.  Apparently he was all business, because when he was with us he was acting very shy.  Cami, on the other hand, may be a little social butterfly.

On a separate note, I just endured the longest hail storm I can remember being a part of.  It lasted close to 10 minutes and there were numerous hail stones as big around as quarters.  It sounded like the house was under attack.  The girls didn't even stir, although Griffin sat up before I patted him back to sleep.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Quick Update and a Celebration

Today Lexi had her picture taken for the Reading Wall of Fame at school.  This recognizes her achievement of reading 5000 minutes since the start of the school year, and is the last of a series of steps/awards.  I'm very proud of her and excited to have a good reader who enjoys reading for fun.

Yesterday, Griffin had his first soccer practice of the season. He's very excited to start playing again.

Tonight, Lexi had her first softball practice (ever) and is very excited to play.

Now we are just waiting to find out Cami's schedule.  After a couple of rather uneventful weeks, things are about to get real interesting at the Knight house.