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.