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It’s been a long while!

I know I have been M.I.A for a while and honestly it doesn’t really matter why…. cuz, well, I’m back for now…

So since I have been gone I have been reading quite a bit, being on bed rest will definitely do that to you. But hey, who am I to complain, right?

I have started ready Ruby Red (OMG YASSSS) and The Girl On The Train which is taking me a minute but I think I’m finally getting to the good part. But aside from those two, a couple stand alone reads, The Mermaids Sister (if interested, let me know and I will fill you in on how much I absolutely adored this one) and a new one from netgally called Cheater by Miss Rachel Van Dyken.

Now I am one of those people who tries to find the good in every book. Occasionally, well, I can’t, no matter how hard I try and I absolutely hate this part as a book blogger. Let me explain why I hate giving bad reviews… I as a book blogger and book worm have gotten to meet and know many amazing authors and I know how crushing it is to spend so much time, effort and money on a book that as an author, you are putting out there for the world to read. Seeing them get so many good reviews and one or two bad reviews is hard because authors a lot of the time are also spending time away from their families in hopes that people will love what they put out there. So with those negative reviews I feel more like the book in question just wasn’t right for the reviewer. Which brings me to the last book I got from blogging for books. I chose a book called A Proper Drink by Robert Simonson. This book was NOT for me. I went in thinking this was something completely different and all I got was a history on bartenders. I thought, maybe it’ll be kinda like a retelling but nope…. it was like reading a history book for me so that’s why I found it a bit boring. That’s really all I have to say on the matter…. I didn’t get far into it before I just couldn’t keep going so I gave it to someone who would enjoy it. Sorry I can’t give you more!

so much to do, so little time

Oh you guys i am so behind of everything thanks to school and getting signed up for college ughhhhh i wanna pull my hair out! But i have a long overdue book review for a coloring book so here it is!

Marked in Ink: A Tattoo Coloring Book

this is by far my favorite coloring book from B4B! Its geared towards tattoo fans and it leaves so much room in most of the pages if your into zentangling! Each page is very thick! Plus each page is one sided so you dont have to worry about bleeding through the back image if you use sharpies like i do! also if you want to look into it i believe office depot had it for sale in a spiral bound format. but thats just what i heard!

Short but sweet

Okay ladies and gentlemen, live with me for a moment. I have a review but I have to keep it very short and sweet due to the fact that I should be studying for one of the biggest tests of my life lol.

The Vinegar Girl

By Anne Tyler

Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny? Plus, she’s always in trouble at work – her pre-school charges adore her, but their parents don’t always appreciate her unusual opinions and forthright manner.

Dr. Battista has other problems. After years out in the academic wilderness, he is on the verge of a breakthrough. His research could help millions. There’s only one problem: his brilliant young lab assistant, Pyotr, is about to be deported. And without Pyotr, all would be lost.

When Dr. Battista cooks up an outrageous plan that will enable Pyotr to stay in the country, he’s relying – as usual – on Kate to help him. Kate is furious: this time he’s really asking too much. But will she be able to resist the two men’s touchingly ludicrous campaign to bring her around?

I read so many good things about this book and I was NOT disappointed!Tyler’s story only vaguely resembles Shakespeare’s and that is just fine with me. I fell in love with Pyodr and all of the Battista family, aunts and uncles included. She put so much feeling into writing this book and I am so glad I can add this to my collection of books!

“… And a little bit of color made it bright!”

   Oooh ladies and gentlemen I got a new coloring book this week!!!!! Which is super awesome because I would much rather be coloring all day than adulting!
  

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   It’s called Pop Manga Coloring Book and it is so super cute and it is super big, but has a few drawbacks. To begin with, the pages are pretty wide but sometimes you still run into problems with space on the details in some of them but not all of them. Second the pages are double paged  but some of them have to be due to such large scenes. The removable cover has the cutest design for you to color in but I had to completely rip apart the book to get to most of the pages that went together.
   So it has its ups and downs but I would say it’s well worth it. Pick it up on Amazon for $8!

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Games!? Whaaaat!?

   So today’s post actually has nothing to do with books…. weird right? But this item did come from Blogging For Books. First off, it’s a game called Punderdome and it was created by a father daughter team. Secondly, other than the fact that this game is just a word/play on words game, I have no clue as to why B4B would be giving it to bloggers.
   This game is NOT for everyone, and even if it sounds fun some may not grasp the full idea of the game and what you are supposed to do. Aside from that if you are digging the idea and can get into it is really fun and the things that you can come up with are endless!

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http://https://www.amazon.com/PUNFERDOME-Punderdome-Jo-Firestone/dp/B01HC6D2FO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1469059800&sr=8-2&keywords=punderdome

New name and new book review!

  So today I logged on and realized that I have been blogging on here for for than two years, and it doesn’t feel like it has been that long. But, when you have your nose deep within the pages of books to keep from wanting to live the life of a sociable human, I guess time does fly by.
  Among the many books I’ve finished as of late, my new favorite one is called A Fine Imitation by Amber Brock. I originally picked this up for Mariah, who btw, flew through it. After hearing her raving about it I have it a go.
  Set in the glamorous 1920’s, A Fine Imitation is an intoxicating debut that sweeps readers into a privileged Manhattan socialite’s restless life and the affair with a mysterious painter that upends her world, flashing back to her years at Vassar and the friendship that brought her to the brink of ruin.

Vera Bellington has beauty, pedigree, and a penthouse at The Angelus—the most coveted address on Park Avenue. But behind the sparkling social whirl, Vera is living a life of quiet desperation. Her days are an unbroken loop of empty, champagne-soaked socializing, while her nights are silent and cold, spent waiting alone in her cavernous apartment for a husband who seldom comes home.

Then Emil Hallan arrives at The Angelus to paint a mural above its glittering subterranean pool. The handsome French artist moves into the building, shrouds his work in secrecy, and piques Vera’s curiosity, especially when the painter keeps dodging questions about his past. Is he the man he claims to be? Even as she finds herself increasingly drawn to Hallan’s warmth and passion, Vera can’t suppress her suspicions. After all, she has plenty of secrets, too—and some of them involve art forgers like her bold, artistically talented former friend, Bea, who years ago, at Vassar, brought Vera to the brink of catastrophe and social exile.

When the dangerous mysteries of Emil’s past are revealed, Vera faces an impossible choice—whether to cling to her familiar world of privilege and propriety or to risk her future with the enigmatic man who has taken her heart. A Fine Imitation explores what happens when we realize that the life we have always led is not the life we want to have.
 

Double book review

As summer is now in full swing here in Indiana, my TBR is growing smaller and smaller. I teamed up with Victoria Drane, who owns her own P.A. company to bring you these two new book reviews!

The fist book is called I Hero by Jason Zandri, 244 pages of sci-fi and mystery! Now I will be the first to admit I am not a fan of sci-first but this book managed to wiggle it’s way to the top of my favorites collection and very quickly might I add!

I Hero tells the story of Nathan. Nathan is an ordinary person, living his life as best he can. But, like each of us, he must one day make a choice, to become the person he was meant to be (whether he likes it or not) or to ignore his conscience and forever change the direction of his life path, and that of everyone around him.

An everyday man, living less than ordinary life in New York City, simply makes his way about his work life and one at home. A kind heart and an empathetic soul, who tended to think of others before he thought of himself.

With his childhood totally left behind and gone with the final resting of his father, Nathan has come to terms with his past as he forges his life in the present, unaware of what lies ahead.

An unlikely friendship, a random act of violence, a budding romance, all part of a life changed.

You can pick this book up by following this link,

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00Y3LA41M/ref=sxl1?qid=1464199669&sr=1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65#productDescription_secondary_view_div_1464201395187

The second book I have for you is called A Mathematical State of Grace Omnibus: Book 1 by Cathy McGough. I. FELL. IN. LOVE. WITH. THE. HEROINE. IN. THIS. BOOK! Grace is an average girl with an average school girl created u should going through what no other average girl ever does.

Every mathematical equation has one perfect solution. Jocks lead the high school pack, and nerdy girls go unnoticed.

But what would happen if one day, everything changed?

In one fateful moment, sixteen-year old mathematical prodigy Grace Greenway and Vincente Marino, all-around high school athlete, are unexpectedly thrown together.

From that moment on, Grace and Vincente are forced to navigate a strange and wonderful new world together, quickly learning that they must depend on each other if they want to survive.

Now, imagine a world where the rules of the ordered Universe no longer apply, and the line between reality and fiction becomes blurred beyond all reason.

Imagine living in A Mathematical State of Grace.

A Mathematical State of Grace is a testament to the power of humanity, healing. self-sacrifice and ultimately love.

Unique. Unstoppable. Unforgettable.

Pick it up here

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01ATUL9VY/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1464199998&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=cathy+mcgough&dpPl=1&dpID=61F%2BuFs3KUL&ref=plSrch#productDescription_secondary_view_div_1464201726586

And to any fellow bloggers, hit up Victoria Drane on Facebook! She is an amazing Peron to work with!