The answer to Monday's Riddle was the truth and a lie, and Lizzy's review of Truth Teller by Kurt Chambers gave us a sneak peek into a magical snow globe, pointing us in the right direction towards adventure. We are so grateful for all of you readers and writers that visit with us each week, and we are participating in the Gratitude Giveaway Hop to show our appreciation- enter for your chance to win a paperback edition of Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm, a signed hardcover edition of the spooky middle grade The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow by J. Haight & S. Robinson, plus a bonus $10 gift card to Amazon.com. Friday, we are excited to learn a few truths about Kurt Chambers, who will be stopping by to chat with us. Saturday, we are looking forward to hearing some of your stories on The DMS Wants to Know, and Sunday, we will be featuring some of the amazing authors we met up with at the UCONN Children's Book Fair, including: Jerry Spinelli & Patricia Maclachlan. So, be sure to check back!
Revealing the truth behind a lie can be quite unsettling. Everyone has told a lie now and then- some of them big; some, just the little, white kind. But, either way, things always get sticky. The problem with a lie is its ability to grow bigger and stretch way farther than first imagined. You can never anticipate everyone involved, and you always have to watch what you say in order not to get caught, which inevitably happens in the end. Most likely, it was you who betrayed yourself. Today, we thought we would share a truth and a lie with you!
This week's top of the heap: A truth and a lie...
Lizzy: When I was little, my grandma wanted to see Pinocchio with me when it came out. She made me promise that I wouldn't see it with anyone else. I was so excited about the movie that I couldn't wait, even though I told her that I would go with her. So, we're sitting in the theater, watching Pinocchio, and I say, "Watch out, Grandma- this is the scary part!" lol- she looked at me and said, "I thought you said that you didn't see this movie yet?" Caught in my own sticky web! At least my nose didn't grow a foot long, but I definitely had some explaining to do! Talk about irony ; ) ~ L