Friday, May 26, 2017

Reading Progress Update

I have read 68% of the book Sunday Kind of Love by Dorothy GarLock.  I am really enjoying the story.  I will be posting a review soon.  I hope everyone is having a good week!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Review: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Here is a summary of what the  book is about.  Risk everything... for love. What if you couldn't touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face...or kiss the boy next door?

In Everything Everything, Maddy is a girl who's literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who  moves in next door... and becomes the greatest risk she's ever taken.

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I'm allergic to the world. I don't leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black- black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can't predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It's almost certainly going to be a disaster.

Oh my Gosh I absolutely loved this book. I couldn't put it down.

There are some surprises in it that I didn't see coming.

I would recommend this book. I can't wait to see the movie.

I do plan on reading more books by this author.

By the way the author's husband did all of the illustrations in the book.

I thought this book was very well written.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Review: Pearls of Daily Life Short Stories and Poems on Self - Discovery by Antonia Loschner

Here is a summary of what the book is about. In the hurly - burly of daily life, all too often, the Self happens to get lost. However, with its overall knowledge of our needs and strengths, it would by far be the best personal advisor we can have.

This collection of short stories and  poems  invites a journey of discovery. Diverse but amicable characters are experiencing the joy of rediscovering their Self in manifold situations of everyday life.

A pocket book for small breaks in- between: to explore, reflect, dream, chuckle and relax.

I enjoyed reading this book.

I found the short stories and poems to be uplifting and positive and relatable to everyday life.

I think it is a good reminder that life is to short and you should live it.

This is the type of book you can read on your lunch break or whenever you have free time.

I would recommend this book.

Happy Reading Everyone to Self Discovery!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Reading Progress Update

Well it's time to do a reading progress update post.  I have read 50% of the book Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon.  My goal is to finish this book before the movie comes out.  I will be posting a review soon.  Hope everyone is having a good week!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Completed My Goal

Well I completed  my goal this week. I finished the book I was reading. I finished coloring the Mother's Day cards for my mom and husbands mom and mailed them out on time. I went to my friend's house for a chocolate swap on Saturday.

My new goal is to finish  the class I am taking through Penn Foster. I am taking a online coarse  called Comprehensive English: Reading and Writing Skills  I want to be a better blogger and writer. I hope to finish by June 24. My goal after that is to finish the book I am reading which  is called Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon and write a review and post it on here.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Dewey's 24 Hour Read a Thon

I have read 40% of the book Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon. It is getting late here in Maryland so I am going to call it night. Hope everyone is enjoying themselves.  I am going to spend time with my husband. I went to my friends house this afternoon we had a chocolate  swap with some other women. We all had a good time.

Happy Reading  Everyone! :)

Dewey's 24 Hour Read a Thon

I have read 32% of the book Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon. It is a really great book. I am really enjoying it.  I am taking a break now. I am going to find something to eat with my husband. I will be posting another update later on today. I hope everyone is having  a good Read a Thon.

Dewey's 24 hour Read a Thon

Well it is my favorite  time of year again. It's the Dewey's 24 Hour Read a Thon. It happens twice a year. For this read a thon I will be reading Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon.  Side note the movie of this book will be coming out on May 19th I can't wait. Anyway I will keep you guy's updated on my progress through out the day.  Also  this afternoon I am going over to my friends house to have a chocolate swap with a few other ladies it should be fun. Also this is the first read a thon that I am doing in a different time zone.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Review: The Romantics by Leah Konen

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Perfect for fans of Lauren Myracle and Rainbow Rowell, The Romantics will charm readers of all ages. Gael Brennan is about to have his heart broken when his first big relationship crumbles on the heels of his parents' painful separation.

Love intervenes with the intention of setting things right- but she doesn't anticipate the intrusion of her dreaded nemesis: the Rebound. Love's plans for Gael are sidetracked by Cara, Gael's hot- sauce- wielding  " dream girl."

The more Love meddles, the further Gael drifts from the one  girl who can help him mend his heart. Soon Love starts breaking all  her own rules- and in order to set Gael's fate back on course, she has to make some tough decisions about what it means to truly care.

I found this book very interesting because it is not narrated by a person. The story is told by a feeling. Yes you heard me right the story is told by Love.

I absolutely loved this book. I felt a little silly because  I never knew what Rom- Com stood for until this book. Do you guy's know what it means? I will tell you Rom- Com is short for Romantic Comedy.

I would recommend this book. You guy's will fall in love with it.

Looking forward to reading more books by this author.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Monday, April 24, 2017

My Goal

My goal this week is to finish the book I am reading right now which is called  The Romantics by Leah Konen and write the review and post it on here. Also to finish coloring the mother's day cards for my mom and my husbands mom and get them out in the mail by May 1st.  Start a new book on Saturday for the Dewey 24 hour readathon I participate in every year. Oh also spend time with my friend and some other ladies from a friendship site we all belong to this Saturday. Can I do it? Yes I can if I put  my mind to it. Have a wonderful week everyone!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Just Another Blog Update

Well I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend. As you know my husband and I went up to Pennsylvania to spend  time with my husband's aunt and family. It is very pretty up there. It is also very quite up there where we were because  it is in the country.

Anyway it is back to work for  me. I love reading books and reviewing them. It is so much fun but it is also a lot of work keeping a blog updated all the time.  I want to say thank you again for taking the time to look at my blog. I really appreciate all of you.  Hope everyone has  a good week!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Review: The Wedding Charm: The Wedding Whisperer (A Magnolias and Moonshine Novella Book 4) by Susan Hatler

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Maid of honor Sarah Carlton hasn't  failed at anything  since her high school science project was sabotaged by a relentless competitor. So, she'll do whatever it takes to make her best friend Jill's wedding absolutely perfect.

That includes taking the next flight out of Sacramento to retrieve the panicked bride's cherished  family wedding charm from her late grandmothers's attic in Atlanta Georgia.

Unfortunately, someone else has offered to come to the bride's rescue- best man Ben Atkins, the same man who destroyed Sarah's high school science project all those years ago. Now he wants to one-up her by retrieving the charm first? Sarah refuses to let that happen. The race is on.

When Sarah and Ben arrive in Atlanta, instead of finding the wedding charm there's a letter from the bride's grandmother directing the bride and groom to complete a series of tasks in order to prove their  commitment to each other.

With the wedding only two days away Sarah and Ben must join forces by pretending to be the bride and  groom in order to earn the wedding charm. Should be a cinch. After all, how hard can it be to fake true love for forty-eight hours?

Wow what another great book by Susan Hatler.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I thought it was a cute and funny story with some surprises.

I loved how sweet and romantic the story was. I am going to have to read the rest of this series.

I would  recommend  this book. Go out and buy a copy you will truly  enjoy it.

Happy Reading Everyone!


Monday, April 10, 2017

Happy Monday

It's time for another reading progress update. I have read 30% of the book The Romantics by Leah Konen. I will be posting another update soon. What will it be you guys will just have to wait and see. Have a good week everyone.

Oh just a side note  I hope everyone has a good weekend as well. My husband and I will be spending the weekend in Pennsylvania with my husband's aunt for Easter.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Review: Bookishly Ever After by Isabelle Bandeira

Here is a summary of what the book is about. In a perfect world, sixteen -year-old Phoebe Martins life would be a book. Preferably one filled with magic  and a hot paranormal love interest.  Unfortunately, her life probably wouldn't even qualify for a quiet contemporary.

Everything changes when Phoebe learns that Dev, the hottest guy in the clarinet section, might actually have a crush on her. So, Phoebe turns to the heroines in her favorite books for inspiration, but  becoming as awesome as her book characters isn't as easy as it sounds. When another girl nets Dev for herself right out from under Phoebe's nose, she's crushed.

And, to up the suckage, she gets assigned as his co-counselor at a sixth grade camp and has to spend  an entire week tied to the hip with the one guy on the planet she wanted to avoid.

Can she make it through the potential danger of romantic bonfires and  nature walks, or will her counseling career end in emotional disaster?

Can she ever go back to her happy world of fictional boys after falling for the real thing?

I felt this was a well written story. It is a page turner.

They say boys in books are just better. I have to disagree having a real relationship is always better even though they can sometimes get messy.

I absolutely loved this book. I totally could relate to Phoebe because I am also a book nerd.

I would recommend this book.

I am looking forward to reading more books by this author.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

New Book Release

Title: Literally

Release Date: April 11, 2017

Author: Lucy Keating

I can't wait till this book comes out. It looks like it is going to be a good read. I love the title and the cover very cute.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Reading Progress Update

I have read 60% of the book Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira.  I will be posting a review soon.  Hope everyone is having a good week.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Happy Monday

Happy Monday Everyone.  What is everyone reading this week? I know I am suppose to be reading a different book but I need to finish reading a book I got from Netgalley first.  I am reading Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira. There are a lot of chapters in this book. I will be posting a reading progress update soon. Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Review: Just the Two of Us by Georgie Capron

 Here is a summary of what the book is about. Funny, warm, and a story for our time, Just the Two of Us will make you laugh and cry, and remind you never to give up on love.

Lucy is the wrong side of thirty and tormented daily by the idyllic family pictures cluttering up her Facebook newsfeed. All of her friends seem to be getting married and having babies, and yet here she is resolutely single, and no prospect of creating the perfect family she's always dreamt of.

How she longs for it to be her turn. But finding love is complicated, and as time passes she wonders if there might just be another way to make her dreams come true. Is she brave enough to go it alone, or is the fantasy of 'baby makes three' just too precious to give up on?

What an incredible story. I really enjoyed this one.

It's funny to see how everyday words we use are spelled differently in London.

There are some surprises in the storyline. I would recommend this book.

I am looking forward to reading more book by this author.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Reading Progress Update

I have read 71% of the book Just the Two of Us by Georgie Capron.  I will be posting a review soon. What are you guy's reading this week?

Monday, March 6, 2017

Currently Reading

I went to Barns and Noble yesterday with my husband. I picked up this book Sunday Kind of Love by Dorothy GarLock.  It is a good story so far. I will let you guys know what I think of it soon.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Reading Progress Update

I have read  33% of the book Just the Two of Us by Georgie Capron. It is a good story so far. I will be posting another reading progress update soon.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Blog Update

Well I just wanted to give you guys a update. I made it to Maryland safe and sound. It is time for me to adjust to my new surroundings. I am so happy  to be with my husband again. I can't believe we have been married for almost two months  already at the end of the month it will be.

It is cold here in Maryland brr. I guess I will get use to it. My favortive time of year is the warmer months spring, summer and I also love fall.  Anyway I will be posting another blog post soon. What will it be you guys will just have to wait and see. I am looking forward to making new friends but as we all know friendships don't just happen overnight it takes time.  Hope everyone is having a good day or night depending on what time zone you are in. Talk to you guy's soon.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Currently Reading

I am reading  Just the Two of Us by Georgie Capron.  I will  be posting a reading progress update soon.  What are you guy's reading this week?

Friday, February 3, 2017

Just a Blog Update

Well I have some news to share with all of you. Tonight I will be flying to California to be with my dad. While I am on the subject of news on February  9 th my dad and I will be flying to Maryland for good well my  dad will be going back to California at some point.

You see I am moving to Maryland to be with my husband because he got a job there.  This  will be a new adventure in my life and I am ready for it. I will miss Hawaii so much because my mom will still be there.  At least we can talk on the phone and face time each other. I will be blogging in a different time zone soon but I promise to keep my blog updated. It is going to take time for me to get adjusted to my new life.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

New Book Release

Title: Forever Mine

Release Date: March 28 th 2017

Author: Erin Nicholas

This is book 2 of the Opposites Attract series. I can't wait to read this one.  If you want to get to know the characters before reading this book I would suggest reading Completely Yours ( Opposites Attract Book 1) first.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Currently Reading

I am reading Just the Two of Us by Georgie Capron. I will be posting a reading progress update soon. I hope all of you are doing well.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Review: Completely Yours (Opposites Attract Book 1) by Erin Nicholas

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Kiera Connelly leads a quiet life, and that's just how she likes it. She's built a name as a graphic designer and meets up with with friends online, all from the comfort of her living room couch. But when a rare outing turns disastrous Kiera finds herself  up close and  way too personal with an unbelievably hot real-life hero.

Zach Ashley doesn't see himself as a hero. He's just a regular guy who gets to help people everyday as an EMT. But when he's called to a scene and has to treat his most gorgeous patient ever,he finds himself mixing  work with pleasure. He never hesitates to put his life on the line...but will he ever risk his heart?

I really enjoyed the main character Kiera because she is a lot like me in the sense she is a introvert. I am the same way.

I felt bad for Zach and his sister Aimee because they are going through a lot.

I couldn't put this book down it is a real page turner. I would recommend this book. I can not wait until the second book in this series comes out.

I found this book to be written in a very detailed manner in the chapters. The author is a great writer. I am looking forward to reading more books by her.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

New Book Release

Title: My Wedding Date

Release Date: March 28 th 2017

Author: Susan Hatler

This book is a spin off from the Bestselling  Better Date than Never series.  I can't wait to read this one. Is it March yet lol.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Currently Reading

 Well I am back from my honeymoon and back to work. I am reading Completely Yours (Opposites Attract) by Erin Nicholas. I will be posting a review soon.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Review: One Fateful Christmas Eve by Holly Schindler

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Is the magic of Christmas Eve enough to change Mallory's mind and heart?

Mallory Stewart is an on - the - rise  young editor certain she's about to land a position at one of the "Big Five" publishing houses. All she has to do ro clinch the deal is attend her prospective boss's Christmas Eve party. But Graham Kendall, the charismatic author of a bestselling book on fate, insists her plans are about to be thwarted.

Mallory immediately discounts Dr. Kendall's warnings. Though she edited his book, the industrious Mallory believes in hard work rather than luck or good fortune. When a series of devastating Christmas Eve misadventures conspire against her, Mallory is forced to reexamine everything- her beliefs, her dreams, her own definition of success.

What will Mallory choose? What will she discover- about Graham, about her own destiny, even about...a man's socks? ( Yes, socks.)

I found the story to be very interesting and cute. I love the cover of the book.

I felt the story had some funny parts  but I also felt bad for Mallory because things didn't go her way at first. I also hoped things would get better for her in the end.

What did Mallory choose? To find out the answer you need to pick up this book and read it. It is a great holiday read. I couldn't put it down.

Happy Reading Everyone!