Saturday, December 24, 2016

Happy Holidays

Hello Everyone,

I know I said I was taking time off from blogging but I just couldn't help it blogging is a part of me.  Merry Christmas  and have a safe Happy New Year. My wedding is next week  Wednesday and I will be going on my honeymoon. I come back from my honeymoon on January 2nd. I will be posting something soon you guys will just have to wait and see what it is.  Soon I will be blogging in a different time zone.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

New Book Release

There is a new book coming out. I wanted to let everyone about.

Title: Dark Angel (An Angel Novel Book 2)

Release Date: January 31, 2017

Author: Jane West

The book  is  part of the An Angel Novel series. Jane West is a new author. Her first novel is called Dream Angel (An Angel Novel Book 1)  I can't wait to read this one.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Review: Hello My Love ( A Modern Love Story) ( Between Two Worlds Book 1) by Evy Journey

Here is a summary of what the book is about. It is about what would happen if Jane Austen's Elisabeth Bennet were alive today? What are some of the challenges she would have to face in today's world?

It is a modern day story of a true classic of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice book. It reminds me of a TV series I saw  on DVD called Austentatious. It was about the women in the Jane Austen novels, how they lived in today's world and the consequences. For example they used the modern technology we use today and the stories are told in the language dialogue of the modern women.

All chapters in this book are labeled in Roman numerals. That is about as old fashioned as this book gets. For those that have a hard time getting through Jane Austin's classic novels this book is a great alternative. This book tells the story in modern terms and locations that are familiar to the world today. It makes the book very pleasurable to read but does not lose the classic content of the Jane Austin story.

I would highly recommend this book. The characters are interesting and come alive on each page. Bravo, well done!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Just a Blog Update

I just wanted everyone to know I will be taking time off from blogging on November 21, 2016 to November 27, 2016 off because it is the week of Thanksgiving.

While I am on the subject of taking time off I will be taking time off again from blogging from December 21,2016 to January 9, 2017 off. It is a special occasion   I am getting married on December 28th, 2016. I will be doing wedding stuff plus my dad will be visiting.  Oh I forgot to mention I will be moving to Maryland  sometime in January because my fiance got a job there.

To close I just want to say thank you to all of you who take the time to look at my blog. I know you guys have busy lives. I appreciate all of you.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Currently Reading

I am reading The romantics a rom-com about love, told by Love. by Leah Konen. I will be posting a review soon.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

New Book Release

There is a new book release I wanted everyone to know about. For those of us who love Gilmore Girls  I am sure we will enjoy this.

Title: Talking as Fast as I can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls ( and Everything in Between)

Release Date: November 29 th 2016

Author: Lauren Graham

I am looking forward to reading this one.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Reading Progress

I have read 31% of the book Hello My Love (aka A Modern Love Story) (Between Two Worlds) by Evy Journey. I will be posting a review soon.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Review: Lasting Marriage: Discovering God's Meaning & Purpose For Your Relationship by Dustin Heiner with Melissa Heiner

Here is what the book is about. Is your marriage living the true meaning and purpose of marriage? Do you want your marriage to last through all that life throws at you? Would you like to see your marriage benefit from having more love, joy, and intimacy?

Lasting Marriage is an encouraging and insightful book that will help your marriage grow and strengthen in love and service to each other. You will learn how your marriage can become one of those success stories you hear about.

You will be more in love with your spouse at your 50th wedding anniversary than on your wedding day. By knowing and applying God's meaning and purpose  of marriage into your relationship, you will have a lasting marriage.

Marriage is the union of two imperfect people into a lifelong relationship together. The truth is that marriage is rough. It is hard to live a long and lasting life with just one person without understanding how marriage was created to be.

People just do not know how to have a successful marriage anymore. The problem is that each and every one of us can be selfish, self-centered, and unloving toward our spouse. Your marriage may look loving and caring from the outside but be unhealthy and hurtful on the inside.

Learn time tested ways to build lasting love into your marriage for a healthy and loving relationship.

Lasting Marriage gives you the wisdom you need to:  Grow closer to your spouse as you grow closer to God.  3 ways to build lasting love in your marriage. Develop deeper levels of intimacy with your spouse. How to prioritize things in your life your life to best strengthen your marriage. Bless each other everyday of your lives together.

Follow the advice of this book and you will see your marriage become healthier, stronger, and more loving than ever before. By implementing these principles into your marriage, you will see your marriage grow by leaps and bounds.

What is stopping you from changing your marriage into a loving, joyful, and encouraging marriage where you and your spouse serve each other above all?

I found this book to be very informative. I did learn a lot from it.

I feel this book is geared more towards couples who are already married and who truly believe in Jesus Christ. People who are getting married should also read this book because it will prepare you for marriage if you want a Christ centered marriage.

A word of advice  make sure you have a bible with you because in this book there are bible verses in it. You  will want to check your bible to see if the bible verses are correct.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Dewey Read A Thon

I have read 24% of the book Hello My Love ( A Modern Love Story) ( Between Two Worlds Book 1) by Evy Journey. I am done for the night.  Have fun everyone.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Dewey Read A Thon

I have read 20% of the book Hello My Love (A Modern Love Story) (Between Two Worlds Book 1) by Evy Journey. I will be back later I have to charge my Ipad. I also have to go to my job soon.

Dewey Read A Thon

I have read 8% of the book Hello My Love (A Modern Love Story)  (Between Two Worlds) by Evy Journey. I am going to take a break and eat some lunch.

Dewey Read A Thon

It's my favorite time of year again. It's the Dewey Read A Thon. I am going to be reading Hello My Love (aka: A Modern Love Story) (Between Two Worlds Book 1) by Evy Journey. I will keep you guys updated on my reading progress though out the day  using the percentage method because I will be reading this book on my kindle. This will be my last  year of doing the read a thon here in Hawaii because next year I will be moving to Maryland. Let's enjoy the day and have fun everyone!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Review: Your Flight to Happiness: A 7 - Step Journey to Emotional Freedom by Toni Mackenzie

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Your Flight to Happiness is a self- help book with a flying theme, taking the reader on a journey which will enable them to release negative thinking and limiting beliefs, and create emotional freedom and happiness from within.

Chapter one tells of how the author found herself at an all time low point in her life, her " plane crash". She then guides the reader through the seven steps she used to rebuild he life and lean how to fly again.

So many people believe they will be happy at some time in the future - when they get a new job, meet a new partner, go on holiday, buy a new outfit,  lose weight... The truth is, happiness does not come from outside experiences or other people, happiness ultimately is an inside job!

Throughout this colour- illustrated book she also shares some of her relevant early childhood experiences,  illustrating  how our subconscious minds become programmed during the first few years of our lives with downloaded information.

This information leads to our beliefs about ourselves, other people, and the world we live in, and we continue to act upon them, often holding ourselves back, believing that we're not good enough, feeling anxious abou the future, fearing that we'll fail...

The exercises and information within the chapters provide the reader with various tools and techniques to change the way they feel by changing the way they think, and ultimately reach their destination of happiness.

Wow this is a truly amazing book. I sure did learn a lot.

I love all of the quotes from different people. I enjoyed how the author shares her life experiences with the reader.

I would recommend this book to everyone. After reading this book you will want to go out and find your happiness.

Looking forward to reading more books by this author.

Happy Flying everyone remember to buckle up!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Quote of the Day

From the book I am reading now Your Flight to Happiness: A 7 - Step Journey to Emotional Freedom by Toni Mackenzie.

" The Greatest Source of Happiness is to be Grateful at all times."  - Zig Ziglar

Thursday, October 6, 2016

New Book Release

Title: Once and for All

Release Date: June 6, 2017

Author: Sarah Dessen


I can't wait till this comes out. Looking forward to reading it. Sorry I can't add the cover of the book because there is no cover yet.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Quote of the Day

A  quote I saw in a book I am reading now "If you want to find true, lasting happiness, you need to learn how to F.L.Y. - First Love Yourself."

From the book Your Flight to Happiness: A 7- Step Journey to Emotional Freedom by Toni Mackenzie

Monday, October 3, 2016

Currently Reading

I am reading Your Flight to Happiness: A 7 - Step Journey to Emotional Freedom by Toni Mackenzie.  It sounds like an interesting book. I will give you guy's a update soon.

Review: The Crush Dilemma (Dear Aubrey Book 1) by Susan Hatler

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Teen geek, Poppy Pinkleton,  is adding some spice to her junior year of high school: A year of psychological experiments that will 1) Earn her three units of college credit; 2) Give her an outlet to say what she wants, when she wants; and 3) Will NOT include her parents telling her to be the "bigger person."

How you ask? Poppy's gotten the green light from Ms. Peterson, the newspaper head, to write an online advice column for the school.

She's found the perfect name for her alter ego: Aubrey. It means someone who rules with "magical wisdom."

She'll be in control of her online experiment, online identity, and divvy her wisdom to the masses while tracking the results for her mini- thesis.

Now protected by a secret identity, she's got the popular crowd clambering to know what she thinks about fashion, homework, and eek... even sex! And the best part is, her parents and best friends don't know anything about it.

Finally, she can let loose a wild side and speak her mind- right or wrong, without having to meet anyone's expectations.

Soon however, dishing out advice leads to more than Poppy can handle on her own and she must make a choice. Hide behind her alter ego or take the chance that everyone, including the new boy at school, will like her for everything she is.
Which do you think she will choose?

Wow Susan Hatler did it again. I absolutely loved this book.

I found that the story dealt with real issues that teenagers go through in life and in school. It made me want to start my own advice column. The dilemmas that Poppy got herself into and out of and the characters who asked her for advice is what  makes this wonderful reading.

Happy reading everybody!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

New Book Release

I just wanted to let everyone know that there is a new book out by Liz Talley

Title: Perfectly Charming (A Morning Glory book 2)

Author: Liz Talley

Release Date: September 27 th 2016

I can't wait to read this one. It looks like a good one.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

New Book Release

I just wanted to let everyone know that Nicholas Sparks has a new book coming out.

Title: Two By Two

Release Date: October 4th 2016

Author: Nicholas Sparks

Looks like it is going to be a good one.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Middle of the Week Update

I have read 73% of the book The Crush Dilemma (Dear Aubrey book 1 ) by Susan Hatler.  I will be posting a review on Friday next week  I promise.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Currently Reading

I am reading Lasting Marriage Discovering God's Meaning & Purpose For Your Relationship  by Dustin Heiner with Melissa Heiner. It's a good book so far.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Happy Friday Everyone

As we say here in Hawaii It's Aloha Friday No Work till Monday.  What is everyone doing this weekend? I will be doing some reading of course. Maybe I will get a pedicure. Okay it's your turn!

Reading Progress

I have read 42% of the book The Crush Dilemma (Dear Aubrey Book 1) by Susan Hatler. I will be posting a review soon.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Reading Progress

I have read 22% of the book The Crush Dilemma (Dear Aubrey Book 1) by Susan Hatler. I will post another reading progress update soon.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Currently Reading

What book should I next? I think I will read The Crush Dilemma (Dear Aubrey Book 1) by Susan Hatler. I will be posting a reading progress update soon.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Review: From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess by Meg Cabot

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Return to the world of Meg Cabot's bestselling and beloved Princess Diaries series in From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess-this time through the illustrated diary of a spunky new heroine: Princess Mia's long lost half- sister, Olivia!

Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison is a completely average twelve- year old: average height, average weight, average  brown hair of average length, average brown skin and average hazel eyes.

The only things about her that aren't average are her name (too long and princess themed), her ability to draw animals (useful for her future career as a wildlife illustrator), and the fact that she is a half - orphan who has never met her father and is forced to live with her aunt and uncle (who treat her almost like their own kids, so she doesn't want to complain).

Then one completely average day, everything goes wrong: the most popular girl in school, Annabelle Jenkins, threatens to beat her up, the principal gives her a demerit, and she's knocked down at the bus stop... Until a limo containing Princess Mia Thermopolis of Genovia pulls up to invite her to New York to finally meet her father, who promptly invites her to come live with him, Mia Grandmere and her two fabulous poodles... Maybe Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison  isn't so average after all!

I thought this book was very cute. I could see middle school kids reading this book. I thought it was written very well. I enjoyed the illustrations in the book.

I loved the fact that it was written in the diary format. I think it is good for a 12 year old girl to write her feelings down in a notebook.

The book is written from a 12 year old girls perspective and point of view. There is a sequel to this book called From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess Royal Wedding Disaster by Meg Cabot. Which I will  read and review at  another time.

Review: Friendships Don't Just Happen by Shasta Nelson

 Here is a summary of what the book is about. This essential go- to guide reveals how women can enhance their lives by creating valuable friendships in today's busy mobile world, from nationally recognized friendship expert and CEO of GirlFriendCircles.com.

Every woman is searching for a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life. Many realize the significant role that an intimate, tightly knit circle of friends plays in creating a more fulfilling life, but with hectic schedules,frequent moves, and life changes, it's more important than ever for women to establish natural, meaningful friendships that will contribute to their overall wellbeing.

In Friendships Don't Just Happen!, Shasta Nelson, friendship expert and CEO of GirlFriendCircles.com,  reveals the most important proven steps, processes, and sercrets vital to establishing the five different levels of friendships, or Circles of Connectedness, that women- no matter their age or relationship status- are longing for in  today's stressful and mobile culture. This revolutionary, engaging guide will also benefit women who already feel rooted to fabulous friends, with insightful principles that will help them maintain and enhance their current friendships.

Full of practical how- to tips, fun activities, guiding questions,and step-by-step instructions, Friendships Don't Just Happen! highlights several areas of developing lasting friendships, teaching women how to:

. Evaluate their current circle of friends 

. Recognize what types of friends they are seeking based on career, interests, location, and relationship status

, Create a prioritized  friendship action plan

. Find extraordinary friends- where to look and how to approach them

. Take initiative to jumpstart friendships and face fears of rejection

. Establish "frientimacy," trust, and happiness through conversation and activities

. Maintain meaningful friendships and determine which ones are worthwhile  

I have belonged to the website www.GirlFriendCircles.com   for a long time. It is a great site.

I found this book to be very interesting. I thought it had a lot of good tips about meeting people and making friendships last. I believe every woman should read this book and join the site. I can't wait to read the next book by Shasta Nelson.                                

Friday, August 26, 2016

Reading Progress

I have read 65% of the book From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess by Meg Cabot. I will be posting a review soon.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Reading Progress

I have read 34%  of the book Friendships Don't Just Happen by Shasta Nelson. I will be posting a review soon.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Review: Switch -a- Wish by M.B. Earnheardt

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Switch -a- Wish examines the complexity of a stressed relationship through the eyes of partners who are required to live as each other. This unique perspective allows Chris and Amanda a chance to find their way back to the feelings of the love they once shared.

I found this book to be interesting. The author did a great job with the way she wrote it.

I also found this book to be funny. I thought it was a great comparison to the movie Freaky Friday. Where in the movie Freaky Friday the mother and daughter switch lives.

I also thought this book did a great job of pointing out the responsibilities of the roles a husband and wife have in a marriage. It dealt with real life situations. We know that switching bodies can't happen in reality but I found this book to be an eye opener. I would recommend  this book. Looking forward to reading more books by this author.


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Currently Reading

I know I have done a lot of reading progress updates with different books. I thought it would be nice to do  a currently reading update. I am reading From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess by Meg Cabot.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Review: The Boy with Words by C.E. Wilson

Here is the summary of what the book is about.Two Books in One Volume! (Five Seven Five & Five Seven Six).

White Frost has only ever known the darkness. Everything outside of her closed society is  The Unknown - a strange and dangerous place accessible to only a chosen few.

White's only glimpse of the world beyond comes from her beloved cousin in the form of mysterious collections of words that hint at astonishing wonders. When an accident upends her simple  existence, she's given  an unlikely chance to see the truth for herself.

What she finds is greater and more terrible than she could have imagined, and before long she is forced to make the most important choice of her life: does she accept her safe, limited world that she's known or take a desperate gamble in a world not meant for her with the Boy with Words?

What can I say about this book? I found this book to be intriguing and a little bit strange. I can't imagine going through life in darkness and being lied to all my life the way White Frost did.

This book has some twists and turns and some surprises in it. I thought the author did a great job writing this book. What an imagination she has? I would recommend this book.


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Reading Progress

I have read 68% of the book Switch-A-Wish by M.B. Earnheardt. I will be posting another reading progress update soon.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Reading Progress

I have read 61%  of the book Switch-A-Wish by M.B. Earnheardt. This is a very long book because there are  a lot of chapters  evening though the chapters are short. I will be posting another reading progress update soon.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Reading Progress

I have read 57% of the book The Boy with Words by C.E. Wilson. I will be posting a review soon.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Reading Progress

I have read 38% of the book Switch-A-Wish by M.B. Earnheardt.  I am enjoying this book a lot. I will be posting another reading progress update soon.

Monday, July 11, 2016

A List of Books I Plan to Read and Review

Here is a list of books I plan to read and review!

1. I Don't Wait Anymore: Letting Go of Expectations and Grasping God's Adventure for You by Grace Thornton.

2. An Unexpected Joy (Treasured Dreams Book 6) by Susan Hatler.

3. 183 Times a Year by Eva Jordan

4. Last One Home by Debbie Macomber

5. A Girls Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber

6. Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer

7. Off the Page by Samantha van Leer and Jodi Picoult

 8. I Like Him He Likes Her by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

9. It's Not Like I Planned It This Way by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

10. Please Don't Be True by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

11. You And Me And The Space In Between by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

12. Now I'll Tell You Everything by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

13. The Lovely Garden by Emma Mohr

14. Nothing Matters ( Family Matters Book 1) by Liana Key

15. If You Run (Bright Park Romance) by Sibyl Eisley

Looks like I have a lot of reading and reviewing to do. (Sigh)... the life of a book reviewer

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Review: Just a Matter of Time: A Young Adult Paranormal Short Story by Charity Tahmaseb

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Sadie Lin: High school junior Sadie is desperate- to maintain her GPA,  to score high on the SAT's, for her dad to return from Afghanistan.

Time seems to crawl and slip through her fingers all at once. She thinks it's all in her head.

It's not.

Gordon Bakersfield: Gordon- Sadie's ninth grade epic crush- has plenty of time and knows where to get more.

He knows someone has been stealing Sadie's time. And while he's not sure how to stop it, he's hoping to try. But can Sadie trust him?

Only time will tell.

This young adult paranormal novelette is approximately 8,000 words long (-35 pages).

This is the first paranormal book I have read. I found the story to be interesting and cute. Can someone really steal time form you? To find out the answer you need to pick up this book and read it. I thought it was a real page turner I couldn't put it down. I am looking forward to reading more books from this author. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes young adult/paranormal short story books.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Reading Progress

I have read 50%  and I am on part two of the book The Boy with Words by C.E. Wilson. I will be posting something real soon What will it be? Will it be a review or a reading progress update. You will just have to wait and see. Stay tuned!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Thank you and Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July everyone let's be safe out there tonight. My  day will consist  of nothing but reading today. I hope I will be able to watch the fireworks from my living room window tonight. I just want to say thank you so much  to all the people who come and look at my blog everyday. I really do appreciate it. You guys are awesome. I will be posting a reading progress update on Wednesday of a book which one  I don't know I am reading a lot right now.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Reading Progress

This is my last post for this month. Where did the month of June go? I guess it went by faster because I was on vacation  for a while. Anyway I have read 19% of the book Switch - a - Wish by M.B. Earnheardt.  The kindle version of this book  has 64 chapters in it but the chapters are short.  I am really enjoying this book. I will be posting another reading progress update soon.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Currently Reading

I am reading Just a Matter of Time: A Young Adult Paranormal Short Story by Charity Tahmaseb.  I will be posting a review soon.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Reading Progress

I  have read 23% of the book The Boy with Words by C.E. Wilson.  The book is in two parts. I will be posting another reading progress update soon.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Currently Reading

I am reading Switch - a - wish by M.B. Earnheardt. I will be posting a reading progress update soon.  I am having a great time on my vacation.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Review: A life Redeemed by J. R. Pitts

Here is a summary of what the book is about: The story is about a boy named Lamont. He comes from a poor family.

He was born with a disability known as "a crooked foot." When he walks his foot drags behind him. In school Lamont is bullied and abused by his classmates.

Suddenly his father dies of a heart attack. Lamont and his sister and mother have a hard time dealing with his death.

As time goes on Lamont's mother shows interest in another man she met at church. Eventually, Lamont's mother and the man get married.

Lamont hopes that he can build a close relationship with his stepdad just like he had with dad. 

Through his ordeals in life Lamont comes to rely on his faith.

Wow, this was a really great book. It really spoke to me. I can relate to Lamont because I have a disability too. Ever since I was a little kid I have had a vision problem.

Junior high and high school was the worse for me. My classmates would make fun of me because I have to have large print text books.

When I was 25-26 years old I found out I had cataracts in both eyes. I went through the surgery. I could see well for about a year.

Then when I was 27 years old my retina detached in my right eye. I went through surgery again. I loss 70% of my center vision.

The point of my personal story is that I kept on praying to God and he made sure I was alright.

The moral of the book is no matter how hard you have it always keep your faith in God. I would recommend this book.




Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Vacation Time

I am going on vacation. I leave for California  on June 7th to visit my dad. Then I am flying to Maryland on  June 14th. I am going to see my fiance. So trying to keep my blog updated might slow down a bit. I will return to Hawaii on June 25th. I just wanted to let you guys know.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Currently Reading

I am reading The Boy with Words by C.E. Wilson. I will be posting a reading progress update soon.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Review: An Unexpected Wedding (Treasured Dreams Book 5) by Susan Hatler

Here is the summary of what the book is about. Instead of being an excited bride-to-be, Holly's frazzled beyond belief as she tries to plan her wedding. Her fiance Dave, says whatever she wants works for him, but she can't get her mom and soon-to-be mother-in-law to so much as agree on a date.

The worst part is that her dad passed away four years ago, and  she's heartbroken he won't be walking her down the aisle.

Holly begins to accept the wedding is doomed, but then an unexpected surprise reminds her why she's getting married in the first place.

I enjoyed the story very much. I like how this story talks a little bit about what happened in the previous books in the series. The title of this book is perfect because of the unexpected twist and surprise of the story.




Sunday, May 29, 2016

Currently Reading

I am reading An Unexpected Wedding (Treasured Dreams Book 5) by Susan Hatler. I will be posting a review on Saturday night.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Review: Wild Animal School by Jenny Lynne

Here is a blurb of what the book is about. At this school every lesson is an adventure.

Sixteen-year-old Jessica Rainville's dream of working with exotic animals is about to come true. She's signed up to spend a summer learning to train and care for tigers, lions, leopards, bears, and elephants at an exotic animal ranch.

She will pet tigers, train grizzly bears, ride bareback on elephants, and despite her efforts, she will fall in love.

But Jessica's summer at the exotic animal ranch will test her in ways that she never imagined. And just one mistake can mean the difference between life and  death.

Wild Animal School is a romantic young adult contemporary coming-of-age novel that is a must-read for animal lovers, especially those who have ever considered a career working with animals, from zookeeper to animal trainer.

I found this book to be a very interesting story. It was a page turner I couldn't put it down. I feel the author is a talented writer. The way the author writes makes you feel like you are apart of the story. While reading this story I pretended to be an animal trainer too. I would recommend everyone should read this book.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Reading Progress

I have  read  69% of the book Wild Animal School by Jenny Lynne. I will be posting a review on Thursday night.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Currently Reading Just for Fun

I am reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I won't review this one because there has been thousands of reviews over the last 150 years.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Reading Progress

I have read 40% of the book Wild Animal School by Jenny Lynne.  I will be posting a review soon.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Reading Progress

I have read 75 pages out of 199 pages of the book How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends by Don Gabor.

Created a Facebook Group

I created a  Facebook group for my blog.  If you go to Facebook.com and type in Just a Girl Kindleing  group it should pop up in the search box. All are welcome to join.   I will be posting all of my blog posts in the group. We can talk about anything book or blog related. Feel free to leave comments.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Currently Reading

I am reading Wild Animal School by Jenny Lynne. I will be posting a reading progress update soon.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Review: Room 42 by Melody J. Bremen

Here is a blurb of what the book is about. Only four months left, then Dave Martinez is a free man.

Dave is an eight- grader at Lakeville Boarding School, the school for boys with unexplored potential( aka losers). If he can control his impulse to steal, he can return home  and attend regular public school. If he doesn't, he will be sent to Birmingham High, the worst high school on the planet,  and his life will be doomed forever. For just a few more months , he needs to stay out of trouble  and keep a low profile. And he's pretty good at that.

Then Dave gets a new roommate, Tom Grant. Tom is allergic to boring and doesn't know how to listen to rules. His wild plans involve all of his roommates, especially Dave. They're dragged along with Tom as he hunts animals ( and teachers in pajamas),goes sledding on cafeteria trays, and drives bulldozers through the night. Dave's chance's of keeping a low profile are going down the drain.

I enjoyed this book. I think 7 th and 8 th graders  and high school kids would like to read this book because it is geared towards them.

I loved the  ending  of this book. I thought the message of this book is choose your friends carefully.

Sure Tom got Dave into trouble a lot but it turns out Tom was a good friend to have.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Reading Progress

I am on chapter 2 and  I am on page 39 out of 199 pages of the book How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends by Don Gabor. So far I am finding this book very informative and interesting.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Currently Reading

 This is my last post for this month. I am reading How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends by Don Gabor.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Reading Progress

I have read 62% of the book Room 42 by Melody J. Bremen. I will be posting a review soon.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Dewey's Read a Thon

I am done for the night. I got up early this morning. I have read 52% of the book Room 42 by Melody J. Bremen. It was a fun time. Can't wait to do it again in October.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Dewey's Read a Thon

Oops I have to charge the Ipad. I have read 32% of the book Room 42 by Melody J. Bremen. I will be back in a little while.

Dewey's Read a Thon

Sorry everyone I had to run a few errands. I have read  20% of the book Room 42 by Melody J. Bremen. I will read again after I eat.

Dewey's Read a Thon

Good morning bookworms. The Dewey's Read a Thon is finally here. I will be reading Room 42 by Melody J. Bremen. I will keep you updated  by posting the percentage of the book I have read. Have a wonderful day of reading.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Review: Lost in Tokyo by Jenny Lynne

Here is a blurb of what the book  is about. Sometimes you have to abandon your comfort zone to find the place where you belong.

Nineteen - year -  old Erin is hoping that her visit to Japan with her best friend, Adam, will be life - changing. Fifteen years ago, Erin's mother mysteriously vanished. The only clue she left behind is a handwritten itinerary for a dream trip to Japan, a rip that Erin doesn't know if her mother ever had the chance to take. Erin has decided to carry out this itinerary, believing that it might help her find her mother.

But her trip won't  be going  according to plan.

Just hours after Erin and Adam arrive in Tokyo, in a jet - lagged fog, they end up in bed together. While struggling with the tension that now dominates their once innocent friendship, Erin and Adam visit the places on her mother's list. As they explore the wonders of Japan, Erin finds herself haunted by strange "memories" that seem to belong to her mother. Could these memories be real? If so, perhaps her mother can be found.

Lost in Tokyo is a young adult / new adult contemporary romance novel that will appeal to readers. The  book gives us a travel guide of wonderful things to see and do while on vacation in  Japan ( featuring attractions in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Nikko, and Kamakura) wrapped in a story of healing, and hope, with an unexpected, but satisfying,  ending.

I thought this was a really great book. It is full of twists and turns and surprises. I also found the story to be a bit complicated at times. Did Erin get her miracle...to find out the answer you have to pick up this book and read it. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves contemporary romance and young adult / new adult books.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Waiting on Saturday

I am so excited!!! I can't wait till Saturday because it is the Dewey's 24 - Hour Read -a- Thon. It happens twice a year. One is in April and the other happens in October. I participate in it  every year. Here is the link www.24hourreadathon.com/
if any of you bookworms want to participate. By the way you don't have to read the whole 24 hours.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Reading Progress # 1

I have read 62% of the book Lost in Tokyo by Jenny Lynne. I will be posting a review  soon.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Currently Reading

I am reading Lost in Tokyo by Jenny Lynne. I will post a Reading Progress update next week on Thursday.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Review: Lost in Los Angeles by Jenny Lynne

Even though this book is fiction the author's use of the characters could be based on real people's lives. The same goes for the location of the story: Los Angeles is a real place after all.  You really can get lost in Los Angeles... it's a big city!

Here is a blurb of what the book is about. Sometimes you find hope where you least expect it. Just weeks after 18 year old Erin tragically loses her best friend, she is brutally betrayed by her high school crush. Plagued by crippling panic attacks and disconcerting visions of her dead friend, Erin travels to Los Angeles, searching for a sign that life is still worth living. Shortly after she arrives, she meets Ben, a mysterious man who captures both her curiosity and her heart. As they explore Los Angeles together, Ben reveals shocking secrets of his tragic childhood and helps Erin believe that she can heal from the wounds of her traumatic past. But Ben is hiding one horrible secret. A secret that could destroy her. Lost in Los Angeles is a young adult/ new adult contemporary romance novel. Lost in Los Angeles gives a insider's Los Angeles travel guide wrapped in a story of healing and hope, with an ending you won't see coming.

We meet Erin... she lives in New York. She travels to Los Angeles to see if life is worth living. You might ask why she does this? Here are some clues.

Erin was seeing a guy named Barry and they were at his place. He wanted to try and sleep with her. Erin wouldn't let him. Barry got mad. Ever since then Erin has a hard time trusting people or letting people into her life.

There is something wrong with Erin. She has anxiety issues because when she goes and visits places she sees and hears strange things. When it is night time she sees eyes of monsters looking at her and she screams "Get Away From Me" really loud. She also cries a lot. She is having a hard time coping with the death of her friend.

When Erin goes into this coffee shop she sees a guy sitting at a table typing on his laptop. He offers her to sit at his table because the coffee shop is crowed, she gladly accepts.The guy's name is Ben.

It is so sweet that Ben wants to help Erin. She has been though a lot. It is nice to know that she feels safe with Ben... but she doesn't trust him yet. How can you feel safe with someone  if you don't trust them?

Ben has been through a lot too. He was abused by his father when he was a kid. Ben was in the hospital because he stabs himself with a sword over and over again he found in his dad's office. When the doctors operate on him they find out he has cancer. Some how the cancer went away later on in his life.

I found this book to be well written. I am glad that Erin has found hope in Ben. The problems Erin face can happen in other people's lives. The book covers the issue of anxiety very well.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Reading Progress # 1

I have read 58% of the book Lost in Los Angeles by Jenny Lynne.  I will be posting a review soon.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Currently Reading

I am reading Lost in Los Angeles by Jenny Lynne. I will be posting a Reading Progress update next week on Thursday.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Review: 40 Something: Safety by Shannon Peel

This is the second installment of the 40 Something series.

Here is what the book is about. Rose is a mother who believes family is the most important thing in the world. She finds herself in a vulnerable situation and she worries about her family's safety. How does one keep their children safe in a dangerous world?

Charlie is a busy divorce attorney. It is her turn to have her son. She shares custody of her son with her ex. After a long night and an early morning she is exhausted and the added demands of work and child are having their toll. When pulled two directions which should a woman choose, kid or work?

Justine has the perfect husband and the perfect life, however it's lacking something. Sometimes danger can add spice to one's life, or not. How does a woman find passion when the most exciting thing that's happened in a long time is a confrontation with a bully?

Sophie has been whisked away by her friend's sister to Lindsay's place to hide from her abusive ex husband. Sophie has never been safe and is not at all comfortable with Lindsay's hospitality. How can one trust a stranger's kindness when the one you love has always hurt you?

Lindsay wants Sophie and her kids to stay with her to fill a hole deep inside her. Is she moving to fast?

To find out the answers to these questions you need to pick p this book and read it. I would recommend you read the first book 40 Something: Sunday Dinner first so you won't get lost in this one.

I really liked this book. It is a short read. The kindle version is 60 pages. I hope the author writes more installments of this series.

Reading Progress # 1

I have read 64% of the book 40 Something: Safety by Shannon Peel. I will be posting a review soon.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Currently Reading

I am reading 40 Something: Safety by Shannon Peel. I will be posting a reading progress update next week on Thursday.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Review: Above the Sky by Jenny Lynne

Here is a blurb of what the book is about. It is a story about a girl named Seven and her best friend Ten. They  live where all is peaceful. Except there is a war going on above the sky. There are robots and drones who takes care of everyone's needs. There are strict rules to follow and a few choices to make.

Every year on Assignment Day the path of every 18 year olds life is laid out. Some are given jobs  and others are sent off to fight the war and never return.

The first 18 years of Seven life were filled with lies. When Assignment day comes for Seven the assignments shatter everything she ever believed in. The rules force everyone to accept their fates but Seven decides to go against the Decision Makers wishes and does something that has never been done before.

I really enjoyed this book. It is a real page turner. I normally don't read books in this genre. This is my first time reading a book like this and I found it to be gripping.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Reading Progress # 2

I have read 88% of the book Above the Sky by Jenny Lynne. I will be posting a review  soon.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Reading Progress # 1

I have read 24% of the book Above the Sky by Jenny Lynne. I will post another reading progress post next week.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Currently Reading

I am reading Above the Sky by Jenny Lynne. I will be posting a reading progress update soon.

Review: If...: Lost or Found by Jackie Mae

Here is a blurb of what the book is about. It is a story about a girl named Sabrina who travels abroad for 4 long years. She had promised her parents she would only be gone for one year.

This book raises a lot of If questions. The word If could mean different things to different people. For example If- I were a better person. If- I were rich, thinner, or prettier. If- I were male or female, shorter, or taller. If- I had been born to a different set of parents. If- I had more friends. If- I had a better job. That one little word can take you places or make you crazy.

The kindle version of this book has 72 pages. It also has 12 chapters. The chapters are done in the number chapter format. The chapters are short.

I really enjoyed his book. It has taught me you can't be afraid of life...you should embrace it. I am looking forward to reading more books by this author.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Reading Progress # 1

I have read 57% of the book If...: Lost or Found by Jackie Mae.  I am really enjoying it so far.  I will be posting a review for it soon.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Currently Reading

I am currently reading  If...: Lost  or Found by Jackie Mae. I will let you know how it is in a Reading Progress post update soon.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Review What The Heart Remembers

This book does not have number chapters. The chapters are done in title format. There are 55 titles.

On the kindle version of this book there are no page numbers either.

One thing I find frustrating is reading a book that is in a series and you find out it is the 3rd book of the series. Then you don't know what is going on because there  are book 1 and 2 before the 3rd one. So if you are new to this series  you might want to read book 1 and 2 first.

Max has to make a decision will it be one that changes her life or will it end in disaster.

Here is a blurb about the book. It is about two lovers who has one chance at happiness. Max went to Paris for college when she falls for a guy named Julien. Three years has gone by and the memory of  Julien still haunts Max. Will  she return to Paris in search for Julien. In order to find out the answer you need to pick up this book and read it.

I find this book a bit confusing because you don't know who is telling the story. As I said before I would recommend reading books 1 and 2 first before reading this one.  The first two books are tied into this story.

I did enjoy this book it is a real page turner. Looking forward to reading books 1 and 2  to get to know the characters better.


Saturday, March 5, 2016

Review 40 Something: Sunday Dinner by Shannon Peel

The kindle version of this book has 55 pages. The chapters are titled  with the characters names.

Here is a blurb  of what the book  is about. It is a story about being a 40 year old woman in the 21st century. The story follows 5 women as they go through their lives as mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, and friends.

I came across this author through goodreads with a comment she wrote about her book in one of the groups we belong to.

This book raises a lot of questions and really makes you think.  Here are some examples of the questions.

Is being 40 something in the 21st century  all that different than when our mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers were in their 40s?

The feminist struggle for equality had to make things better for us women, right?

We are busy with kids, careers, houses, friends, and relationships, is this all there is to life?

Is life over when your marriage breaks down?

How do single moms do it?

Is dating in the 21st century all that different  than in the past?

How does one keep the passion alive in a marriage that lasts?

I absolutely loved this book. I would highly recommend every woman should read this book.  It is powerful and every woman can relate to the story.



Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Reading Progress # 2

I have read 63% of  the book What The Heart Remembers by Bette Lee Crosby. I will be posting another reading progress update soon.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Reading Progress # 1

This will be my last update for the month of February. I have read 24% of the book What The Heart Remembers by Bette Lee Crosby. So far I am really enjoying the story. It is a real page turner.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Currently Reading

I am currently reading What the Heart Remembers: Memory House Collection, Book Three ( Memory House Series 3 ). By Bette Lee Crosby

Here is what the book is about.

TWO LOVERS. ONE CHANCE AT HAPPINESS….When Max Martinelli returns to Paris in search of her lost love, what she finds will change her life forever. 
For three years the memory of Julien Marceau has haunted Max. Her life is stuck on hold simply because she can't stop wondering what would have happened if she had gone back. Was Julien simply part of the magic of Paris? Or was he meant to be her destiny? 
After a New Year's Eve party that ends in disaster, Max decides to find out once and for all. She is going to return to Paris and search for Julien. But will her search bring forever after happiness or a truth so ugly it will change her life forever? 

What the Heart Remembers is Book 3 in the Award-Winning Memory House Series 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Review A Rose for Sergei

I absolutely loved this story. It is a true story. From the very first chapter the story just grabs you and keeps your interest. In Russia sending a red rose to someone means their heart is bleeding for you.

This book was written about the time this author spend with Sergei after Sergei defected his position from the KGB. I hope this author writes more books so I can read more by her. If you want to know more about Sergei's life then you need to pick up this book and  read it.

When reading  this story you better have some tissues with you. This is the type of story that you will think about after you finish it. It is such an emotional story. You will become attached to the characters. This story will stay with you for  a while.

The author did an amazing job writing the book. It is of her memories of the time she and Sergei spend together.

If I had a rating system on my blog I would give this book 5 stars all the way.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Upcoming Review

Happy Valentine's Day all you book lovers. Hope you are enjoying your day.
I will be posting a review soon for A Rose for Sergei. I  am enjoying this story so much I  really don't want this book to end.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Reading Progress # 2

I am almost  half way through A Rose for Sergei. I am taking my time with this story because I want to absorb Sergei's life. I can't imagine  the stuff he went through in the time period of  1972.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Reading Progress for A Rose for Sergei

I have read 23% of A Rose for Sergei. I am enjoying this book so far. It is a really  great story. What makes it more fascinating is that it is a true story. I will post another reading progress report soon.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Currently Reading

I am currently  reading  A Rose for Sergei by K. Kidd.

Here is what the book is about.

Improbable – Unbelievable – All True 

My search for independence, and a career with the Federal Government in Washington DC, took me on a journey that far surpassed any expectations. I was twenty-one when I met Sergei Kourdakov, a former KGB agent and Soviet naval intelligence officer who had defected from the Soviet Union. 

The moment we met, Sergei reached for my hand and would not let go. The immediate, heated attraction surprised us both, and changed my life forever. How quickly I learned that, in matters of the heart, love makes its own choices…even when you suspect you're being followed. My memoir is the heartbreaking and intriguing true story of our time together. 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Review for An Unexpected Proposal (Treasured Dreams Book 4)

In the last book An Unexpected Love (Treasured Dreams Book 3). We find out that Holly has to make a life changing decision in her career. Would she sign the contract to let a shop sell her Treasured Creations jewelry or wouldn't she?

In this book An Unexpected Proposal (Treasured Dreams Book 4). We find out that Dave has a job opportunity in Africa. Will this be the end of Holly's and Dave's relationship? Maybe Dave asks Holly a very important question? Will she say yes or would she say no... Hmm, I wonder.

To get the answers you  will need to pick up this book and read it. This series is so interesting and fun to read you will find yourself waiting anxiously for book 5.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Currently Reading An Unexpected Proposal ( Treasured Dreams Book 4)

I am currently reading An Unexpected Proposal ( Treasured Dreams Book 4) by Susan Hatler.

Here is what the book is about.

When Holly’s boyfriend is offered the job of his dreams in Africa, Holly must choose between the love of her life and the small mountain town that soothes her soul.


Sunday, January 3, 2016

A Review of (The Status of All Things)

The gist of the story is about a girl who time travels and changes her life through Facebook  statuses.

I really enjoyed this book. .It is the kind of book  you  can't put down. Everyone who has Facebook would identify with the book. It makes you wish that you could change your life through Facebook statuses.

The stuff that happened in the  book can happen  in real life.

For example... a wedding can be called off or your fiance can really fall for another person. If that really happened... would you try to get the man you are suppose to marry back? Here is my answer I wouldn't.

If you want to find out more I would pick up this book and read it.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Blogging For Creatives Review

I picked up this book at my favorite place... the bookstore. I have been blogging for a while now but  I wanted to learn more about blogging. I found this book to be very informative.

It has great information about how to create a blog, to creating good content and how to plan out your content plan.

It also had information about how to make a video blog. It also talked about how to promote your blog. It also talked about how to  use social media to get your blog noticed.

I would recommend this book because it is a great book for all types of bloggers out there. This book only comes in paperback form.