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Dennis and Greer by Molly Gould (Book Review #303)

Dennis and Greer is a nonfiction love story. It contains a collection of love letters and journals saved between two college students during the Vietnam Era. The story is very heartfelt and beautiful making it feel like it is a fictional story. The horrors of war and how these two lovers encounter it is truly amazing. The letters are found fifty years after and what transpires is a strikingly real novel, making the reader ponder after it is over. The story is set []

Only Wrong Once by Jenifer Ruff (Book Review #316)

Only wrong once is a suspense thriller written about a very powerful ISIS leader plotting to kill innocent lives by hiring a microbiologist. He has this graduate to create a weapon, a virus, and to spread it across the American citizens. FBI agent Quinn Traynor is adamant to stop his massacre from happening. With the help of Madeline Hamilton, he only has a few days to prevent this horrific incident from happening. When I began reading this book, I felt that it just sounded too []

Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Book Review #6)

Summary “Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. This cyborg is a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the []

Hollow Fissure by Max E. Stone (Book Review #301)

Hollow Fissure is book 4 of the Warren-Bennett-Johnson Series. Hollow Fissure is about a girl who got abducted in Somalia for sex trafficking. She’s now 19 years old and is trying to move on but things are not as easy as it is expected from her. She has great supporting parents and Melissa, the woman who saved her. However, somehow things are not going the direction she wants and Hannah is struggling. Melissa is having mental stability issues and Hannah’s parents are []

Life is Too Short to Be Unhappy, Create Your Own Inspired Work By Vicki Morris

Life is Too Short to Be Unhappy, Create Your Own Inspired Work By Vicki Morris Here is an interview with Vicki Morris, the Career Happiness Coach, founder of InspiredWork and author of the Inc. Best 100 Business book Happy Habits., and the transformational career guides InspiredWork: Create Work You Love in 8 Weeks and its companion InspiredWork Workbook. Why did you write InspiredWork? I wrote InspiredWork because I believe life is too short to be unhappy at work. Many of us spend []

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.