For anyone who likes card games or anyone who is a history buff, I have definitely got the game for you! From penguin random house comes a new game called deal or duel. Super fun but gets better when the people you play with are more competitive than most! It’s for 2-6 players and would be great as a learning tool for kids as well!
In the face of the political instability and financial turmoil of the American Revolution, only one individual always came out on top: Alexander Hamilton. Pit your survival instincts and spending savvy against all the founding fathers (and mothers) in this historic action card game whose simple objective is as old as Ameritocracy itself: get all the money or die trying.
Inside You’ll Find:
-54 Historical Face Cards
-120 Action Cards
-40 Hamilton Cards
-$3,500 Colonial Cash
-Face Card Roster Scroll
High in the Hollywood Hills, writer Lady Daniels has decided to take a break from her husband. She’s going to need a hand with her young son if she’s ever going to finish her memoir. In comes S., a magnetic young artist, who will live in the secluded guest house out back, care for Lady’s young toddler son, and keep a watchful eye on her older, teenage, one. S. performs her day job beautifully, quickly drawing the entire family into her orbit, and becoming a confidante for Lady. But as the summer wears on, S.’s connection to Lady’s older son takes a disturbing, and possibly destructive, turn. Lady and S. will move closer to one another as they both threaten to harm the things they hold most dear.
What I took away from this book
As well written and put together this book is, it was NOT for me. The characters, as relatable as they can be for some, are nothing but catty, petty women. Along those lines it reminded be of some boy next door scenario at first but turned into something very different and I just didn’t like it. I have a lot of respect for the writer because they left out literally NO details on any aspect but as much as I wanted to like it… I couldn’t. That’s about all I can say on this book before I feel like I’m running the author and her works name through the mud but if your feeling intrigued you can have at it, I might even send you my own copy!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!