Follow My Book Blog Friday

Follow My Book Blog Friday is hosted by Parajunkee’s View. Welcome to SMS Book Reviews!  I review adult nonfiction and children’s books from picture books to YA, fiction and nonfiction. My top choices to read and review are: Adult Nonfiction (parenting, mental health, life/cultural studies, memoirs, self help, science/math, cooking, lifestyle.) Children’s Nonfiction (All but… Read More »

Book Blogger Hop: April 15-18

Welcome visitors from the Book Blogger Hop. My name is Callista and here at SMS Book Reviews I blog about children’s books (picture books to YA, fiction and nonfiction) and adult nonfiction. I’m one of the few book blogs that focuses on adult nonfiction. If things look a little slow around here, it’s because I… Read More »

Backpacker: Predicting Weather – The Great Camping Event – Day 9

It’s Day 9! Time to talk weather…. BACKPACKER: Predicting Weather: Forecasting, Planning & Preparing by Lisa Densmore Stars: **** Summary: The basics of forecasting the weather when out on the trail and what to do to manage in that weather. This book is made for backpackers but a good portion of it is helpful to… Read More »

Got Books? Giveaway

Got Books? is a special event for book bloggers. Let me quote: “This is a celebration about books, but more so for the bloggers that help tell the world about them. This event is to celebrate book bloggers round the world by shining a light on their efforts, spreading the word about their sites for… Read More »

BISP Month: The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy

Stars: ****1/2 Egmont USA (April 2010)YA Fiction Summary: Jess Parker never really fit in. Until she receives an invitation to join The Cinderella Society (TCS). She gets swept up in their world and life but there’s a bigger picture. The purpose of TCS is to help combat The Wickeds. Jess starts to wonder if she’s… Read More »

The Great Camping Event – July 26 – Aug 6, 2010

I’m pleased to announce a great cross-blog event I’m holding called The Great Camping Event. On BOTH of my blogs Callista’s Ramblings and SMS Book Reviews, I’ll be featuring product reviews and giveaways (on Callista’s Ramblings), book reviews and giveaways (on SMS Book Reviews) and camping posts and guest posts (on Callista’s Ramblings and SMS… Read More »

Book Blogger Hop: June 18

Well I haven’t participated in the Book Blogger Hop in a while because I keep forgetting but Welcome to all visitors. This blog has been around for 7 years, regularily updated for 3 years but I”ve been reviewing books for 9. I mostly review nonfiction ( for all ages) and children’s books (from picture books… Read More »