Wednesday, June 29, 2016
I received this book for free from Book Crash in return for my honest, unbiased review.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
I received this book for free from Librarything.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Monday, June 20, 2016
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in return for my honest, unbiased review.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
I received this book for free from Litfuse in return for my honest, unbiased opinion.
Friday, June 17, 2016
The married portion was a little darker. Don't be afraid to sniff your husbands balls to check that he's not sleeping with anyone. There can be no secrets (except a bank account with money he doesn't know about), your husband should give you all passwords and you should have access to all his money. There is also a lot on how to properly take care of your vagina so you don't scare men away (keep it tight! douche! wax!). I know I'm making it sound completely awful but there were a few redeeming qualities as well. Always have date nights, leave something on during sex (that way the naked body never gets old which is probable if you've been with someone for years), don't gossip, learn how to say sorry, etc.
"Date Like a Girl Marry Like a Woman" reminded me of Zsa Zsa Gabor's hilariously sexist and outdated, "How to Catch a Man, How to Keep a Man, How to Get Rid of a Man." This self-help guide will be of most use to wealthy housewives, fans of Sex in the City, fans of Jessica Bunevacz, and the promiscuous (or as a Bunevacz calls them MANizers). It's not written badly, but as an independent, student loan paying, cat lady librarian, 90% of this book didn't apply to me. I'm sure it will be of genuine use to some people, but not for me.
I received this book for free from Litfuse publicity in return for my honest, unbiased opinion.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Friday, June 10, 2016
Joel has no intentions of letting her move on with his life, he still wants to have a "relationship" with her when he's married so he follows her up to the mountains to convince her to be the other woman. While up in the mountains they end up stumbling through a waterfall and enter a timeless valley, though they aren't aware of it at the time. A little old woman named Kathleen has a house and welcomes them in. Soon they are joined by Sam, a pilot from the year 2086 and that's where things start to get weird.
Sam and Doreen have no problem accepting the fact that they have come to a magical healing place, but Joel is not ready to give in so easily, nor is he willing to let Sam try and befriend Doreen. He isn't willing to "share her" with anyone. As Sam and Doreen start to lose themselves in the magic of the valley, play with the friendly mountain lion, swim in deep waters, and help out a stray dog that look suspiciously like her old dog, Shadow, Joel's selfishness and ill-will start to get in the way. Doreen has no idea that everything hinges on her to keep the valley safe. Will she be able to make the right decision and live in the valley in peace? Or will she continue to be a victim and not trust in the healing of the valley and her new friends?
At first it was hard to root for Doreen because she kept making the same wrong decisions over and over again, but she definitely grows as a character. I would have liked to have more description on what the characters actually looked like, the scenery was lushly described but I couldn't visualize any of the characters. Overall though a nice read that contains traces of fantasy without being too over the top so it can potentially attract a wider audience.
I received this book for free from the author in return for my honest, unbiased review.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
While Mansfield Park may be one of the lesser read and appreciated Austen novels, this unabridged audio gives it new life and Austenites and other readers may find themselves drawn to the shy, level-headed Fanny Price. As the eldest daughter of many in a poor household, she was whisked away at age ten to live at her rich aunt's house as a ward. Always made to feel inferior, Fanny passes the time being timid, meek, but always ready to lend a hand. The four cousins she lives with pay her no mind, save Edmund, who takes her under his wing. In her eighteenth year she is introduced to her cousin's friends and is reluctantly allowed to be a part of their society, which definitely tries her patience and fortitude as they get up to no good. Can she keep her moral bearing and good spirits? Narrated beautifully by the talented Anna Bentinck who brings the Georgian Society to life with her accent. Recommended for fans of classic literature and Jane Austen, a wonderful rendering. - Erin Cataldi, Johnson Co. Public Library, Franklin, IN