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.