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!


   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!



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!



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,

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

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

Just send a love note

   So I had a little mix up with B4B this last order so what I thought I would be talking about this week is not actually what I’m talking about lol.
   Not that I’m complaining it’s just that What I got, well, it’s not a book. I opened my ups box to find another box FULL of post cards called Long May She Wave.
   I think the only reason I was disappointed was because aside from the occasional letter to my Aunt, I don’t really every write to anyone.
   On the plus side these postcards are GORGEOUS. With 100 postcards in total there are two sets of 50 unique cards with labels on the back to explain what or where the pictures came from. If you value stationary or writing letters I would suggest picking these up or if not you could find an easy D.I.Y. project for these!

“We’re all a little mad here”

   It feels like it has been forever since my last B4B review but I have finally found a book that I thought I would enjoy. 
   I was taking a break from coloring so I could work on some of my own art to potentially have some home decor for our room but I’m hung up on finding picture frames at a decent price that won’t fall apart. 
   I picked Wonderland by Amily When because I LOVE ALL THINGS ALICE. Growing up I read and re-read Alice in Wonderland so many times and I never seemed to get enough.
   This coloring book had its pros and it’s cons like all others. The pictures are beautiful and quite detailed. It follows it’s own story while incorporating new story fragments which was interesting. 
   The cons are pretty much what I had a problem with on a lot other the other coloring books, they are dual printed, front and back and the pages are NOT perforated. Also, as much as I love the detail, it is so hard to get into most of the spaces if you are like me and don’t have a ton of fine point pens to color with. 
   Other then that I would say I like it but I’m taking out the pictures I want and passing it on…


   Follow the White Rabbit into this imaginative coloring book inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, featuring intricate pen-and-ink drawings by acclaimed artist Amily Shen. Meet the Cheshire Cat, attend the Mad Hatter’s tea party, and play croquet with the Queen of Hearts in this evocative tale that invites you into a strange and beautiful new world of coloring.