Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (Book Review #5)

  Summary “Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother and the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s []

Self Blossom by David Russell (Book Review #301)

Self blossom is a romantic fiction novel about Selene. Selene is on vacation in Central America. She meets Hudson and that is when her journey begins. Her friend Janice is criticized when she tries to provide some advice to       Selene but, there is more than what meets the eye with Selene. She has things in the past that tangle with her current affairs. Selene is a deep thinker and is probably felt as a little self-obsessed. The story has a subtle []

Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class by Bikram Choudhury: Reviewed by da-AL

  “These people are nuts,” I thought when I first heard about Bikram yoga.  Little did I know… That I’d be doing it myself a couple of years later — desperate for anything that would make me feel like I was living rather than dying. Cancer. That’s what drove me to try anything — even Bikram! I’d found a lump, had it biopsied, had gotten the terrible news, and now, several days later, cancer was all I could think of, day and []

Drone World by Jim Kochanoff (Book Review #34)

Here is a brave, curious girl, living in a world of which drones follow and control their every move. The whole justice system is run based on the evidence these cameras, satellites and most importantly, drones offer in court. No one knows where drones are made, maintained and come from. No one is even allowed to ask who or what is controlling these drones.

Today I think i’ll be…. by Marion Nadeau (Book Review #300)

Today I think I’ll be… is a children’s book demonstrating how a child’s imaginary life appears in the eyes of an adult. While the images are photographs of a real child in the real world, her mind is imagining being a certain animal every day. In this book, Aubrey imagines being a flamingo. She decides to have a picnic with her other imaginary animal friends at the lake. I enjoyed the fact that the literature font appeared to be handwritten. The book also []

Who’s your best friend?

  There are many people you meet during your life. Some have a positive impact on you, and a few will hurt you. In the world where everything revolves around electronics and personal contact is becoming a struggling fact for some, When can you say that you have a best friend? There are many people with facebook, twitter, and other social media accounts that have over thousands of “friends” following them. How genuinely can you count the ones, that you really class as your []

How I am Spending My Afterlife by Spencer Fleury

Tell us about your genre.  How did you come to choose it?  Why does it appeal to you? I don’t think I did choose it, at least not consciously. I knew what the story was that I wanted to tell, and only after I was well into writing it did I start trying to figure out what it was, category-wise. I’m not surprised it turned out to be a literary noir, though. I’ve always thoroughly enjoyed books and films in the genre, []

The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg, M.D., and Zoë François: Reviewed by da-AL

Happy bread day to me! Happy bread day to meeee! Tango gatherings are social in the best way, often involving potlucks. When a dance mate brought a yeast-raised loaf still warm from her home oven and proceeded to describe how easily she’d baked it, I ran to get the book she’d gotten the recipe from. Truly, “The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day,” by Jeff Hertzberg, M.D., and Zoë François lives up to its subtitle, “The Discovery that Revolutionizes Home []

Winter by Marissa Meyer (Book Review # 3)

  Winter is Marissa Meyers last book. It is the finale where all of the characters come together. In this book, the author decides to keep you on your toes throughout the whole story. Every page is interesting and full of drama. There is action happening every corner you read. There are sad parts, happy parts, wow parts and much more. I recommend you to purchase this book as it makes all the anticipation and waiting worthwhile.   I am going to []


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