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🎵 Dance, magic dance!🎵

Everyone knows I love music, all types of music! Before I knew who David Bowie really was, I fell in love with his Goblin King character from the Labrynth. My mom had got the vhs copy at a yard sale and I watched it till it would no longer play. Aside from Harry Potter it is probably the only movie I’ll drop everything to watch.  So, blogging for books had a book recently that was an autobiography of David Bowie by Dylan Jones and I jumped at the chance to read it!

Synopsis:

Dylan Jones’s engrossing, magisterial biography of David Bowie is unlike any Bowie story ever written. Drawn from over 180 interviews with friends, rivals, lovers, and collaborators, some of whom have never before spoken about their relationship with Bowie, this oral history weaves a hypnotic spell as it unfolds the story of a remarkable rise to stardom and an unparalleled artistic path. Tracing Bowie’s life from the English suburbs to London to New York to Los Angeles, Berlin, and beyond, its collective voices describe a man profoundly shaped by his relationship with his schizophrenic half-brother Terry; an intuitive artist who could absorb influences through intense relationships and yet drop people cold when they were no longer of use; and a social creature equally comfortable partying with John Lennon and dining with Frank Sinatra. By turns insightful and deliciously gossipy, DAVID BOWIE is as intimate a portrait as may ever be drawn. It sparks with admiration and grievances, lust and envy, as the speakers bring you into studios and bedrooms they shared with Bowie, and onto stages and film sets, opening corners of his mind and experience that transform our understanding of both artist and art. Including illuminating, never-before-seen material from Bowie himself, drawn from a series of Jones’s interviews with him across two decades, DAVID BOWIE is an epic, unforgettable cocktail-party conversation about a man whose enigmatic shapeshifting and irrepressible creativity produced one of the most sprawling, fascinating lives of our time.

What I got from this book:

This book is a compiled list of interviews and quotes from other celebrities of his time and even some who weren’t from his time but even if you know the basics of David Bowie, this book leaves little for the imagination. You get to see deeper into the type of person he was and learn about the experiences that people had with him not just as a celebrity but a person. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who shares an interest in our beloved Goblin King! R.I.P. Mr. Bowie, you are greatly missed!

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Color squared

Okay, so I have to share this super fun coloring book with y’all…

The book is called color squared and it is super fun. First off I have to explain that this isn’t a regular coloring book. It is a cross between adult coloring book and a color by number. I think taking the two and combining them it opens it to children to, it gives them the understanding of how a gradient scale works and in turn teaching them one art lesson that could help them with other things. Great buy, great content many hours of coloring!

Second star on the left and straight on to twisted and intriguing!

 

This will actually be a two part book review for two books of the same series!

Neverland Evermore By Sarah J. Pepper

Synopsis:

Captain James It’s her mouth-that infuriating, unbecoming mouth of hers that I can’t Goddamn stand. Miss Bell twists words around, manipulating them to be suit her needs. She provokes me. Purposely. It sets my blood on fire. I can’t stand to be around her, and yet I can’t damn well think straight when she’s gone. And those sassy lips-Christ, I can’t very well behave like a captain when she licks them, giving me the once over. Bloody hell. She’ll be my undoing. I know it. She knows it and doesn’t deny it either.Miss BellThe cheeky bastard. I know better than to fall for men like him-a captain with wildly inappropriate intentions at best. But I can’t help myself. Created from evil, I lure abhorrent men to Neverland, an island prison. And Captain James is as corrupt as pirates come. Yet, even as possessive, ruthless and dangerous as he proves time and again, I can’t imprison him. He’s awakened a desire in me-a desire untameable as the Seven Seas. What we have is dark, addictive and as flawed as each other, but being with him is the greatest adventure I’ve ever experienced. For once, I have a future worth fighting for and then a pathetic boy from my past strolls back into my life, threatening to destroy our twisted, perfect life.

~REVIEW~

Sarah J. Pepper took a children’s fairytale and pleasingly twisted it into a completely new story that in my opinion reminds adults where these stories came from but also makes them more adult orientated. Miss Pepper has this amazing ability to mold characters into ones that you would never imagine you could have loved in the first place.

This story follows Captain James Jones and the always spunky Miss Bell and their unlikely love story with a few appearances from a couple old favorite characters that I can guarantee you will love to hate!

This is a quick read and as a warning it does flip from time period to time period but I enjoyed this time jumping versus that of Girl on a Train. These characters were strongly developed and the story was so well thought out it’s so hard not to get excited over the next book in the series!

Pick it up on Amazon through this link!

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Forever Cursed By Sarah J. PEPPER

Synopsis:

Captain James
Peter may as well be imprisoned on Neverland with us for he consumes Miss Bell’s thoughts, stealing her away from me. His retaliation is a constant threat of which we cannot escape. Even so, that pathetic excuse of a man is the least of my worries. Corrupt and vile creatures rule this tiny spit of land, brought here by fairies, by Miss Bell.
Whether she admits it or not, she needs my protection. Yet, I catch her glancing at my severed arm with pity in her eyes. She thinks of me as weak, injured, and any number of inadequacies. Feck. I will not stand for it! I will protect her, even if it costs me my life.

Miss Bell
Captain James makes no attempt to shield the darkness harbored in his eyes, like he wants me—needs me—to see what most people do. Ruthlessness. Turmoil. Devastation.
“Remember that the same hand I use to caress your delicate skin has been stained with the blood of my enemies,” he says, cupping my cheek. “Do not assume my affection for you is something others have experienced. Understood, Miss Bell?”
I understand. Hell, I am counting on it. Peter would rather see me dead than in the arms of another, and I have no intention of dying—especially not when Captain James makes me feel so alive.

~Review~

Book two in the Never Ever series leaves nothing else to be desired except more from Sarah J. Pepper!

Now and then a romance novel catches my attention, not often, but it does happen. I think it’s those unlikely romances that snag me.

The love story that has been created between Tinkerbell and the Captain is a fine example. It’s never something i could have imagined but found myself loving it more and more as the pages turned and turned. These characters are so easily relatable that it’s easy to get sucked into the world of Neverland like never before. Just like it’s predecessor Forever Cursed grabs you in the beginning and shakes you to the very last page. I cried twice during this read! I look forward to more by Miss Pepper!

Pre-order this book after snagging the first in the series by clicking the following link!

And if by any chance Peter pan isn’t your fairytale of choice check out the other amazing books by Sarah J. Pepper at this link!

http://sarahjpepper.com

Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for a completely honest and unbiased review. All opinions and remarks in this review as well as my new found love for Sarah J. Pepper is completely my own!

Deal or duel!

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!

Pick it up here:  http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/551221/deal-or-duel-by-potter/9780451499561/

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
-Playing Mat

Hell hath no fury like a woman…

Woman No.17 by

Edan Lepucki

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!

2/5 stars

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!