Monday, January 19, 2009

Presenting Lenore: Book Giveaway: Penguin Prize Pack 8+ YA Books!

Presenting Lenore: Book Giveaway: Penguin Prize Pack 8+ YA Books!

The Johnstown Flood of 1889 the Tragedy of the Conemaugh - Review

The Johnstown Flood of 1889 the Tragedy of the Conemaugh is written by Paula and Carl Degen. This is a book I bought at the Johnstown Flood museum years ago. I had never known about the Johnstown Flood until my in laws had taken us to the museum on one of our family vacations.


I love to read about actual events through out the world. This is something that I found interesting because it is something that happened in the state that I live. Even though it happened many years ago it is still something that shapes us as people and also to see how man can cause such terrible events themselves.

If you like to learn about history then this is a book you will enjoy. I give this book 5 stars.

Restless Hearts by Marta Perry - Review

This is a romance book I received for free in the mail. It is a Love Inspired book by Steeple Hill. They are trying to get me to join a club. This is the 2nd book I have received and read by Steeple Hill. I am really enjoying these books.

This book is about a woman who moves from San Francisco to Pennsylvania Dutch to become a mid wife. I found the story fast moving and couldn't stop reading it. It is nice to read a book about love and god together. Fiona moves to Pennsylvania Dutch and finds the families she has been missing all her life. Her mother's family is Amish and her father's family is not. Fiona knew nothing about her mother's family all she was ever told by her father was that her mother's family didn't want her mother back because she married him. I enjoyed this story considering I live in Pennsylvania and it was nice to see the Amish depicted so well in this story.

I rate the book 5 out of 5 stars.

You Lost him at Hello by Jess McCann -Review

I won this book on Internet Book Database and placing my review on my blog. This review is also on my website Monica's Media Madness, Library Thing and Books & Chat.

If you are single and tired of dating the wrong guy this book is for you. I enjoyed the book even though I am not single and looking for a man. The reason I enjoyed the book is because it made me think about the way I act around people whether men or women. I also started to pay attention to the way I act around people. There are parts of the book that I can see also helping you out if you are married.

This book is written by a sales woman, Jess McCann. She has taken the rules for making a sale and has used the techniques to get dates. Some of the things she talks about are knowing your product, love your product, packaging your product etc. The product in this book is you.

The SEE factor does work. It stands for Smile. Eye contact. Energy. Just try it when you are walking down the street or in the mall. See a guy whether he would be someone you really liked just look at him make eye contact smile with energy, then watch for the reaction. The reason I say that this works is because I have tried it at work or just when I am out and about. If I see a guy that I think is good looking I will do the SEE factor. I am not looking for them to approach me but it is nice when you see them smile back and give you a little nod or wave. You have made their day along with them making my day by acknowledging me.

Jess also dishes on her friends and explains what some of them do wrong. That made the book more real and not just a person trying to tell you something that they haven't tried themselves.

I rate this book 3 1/2 stars out of 5.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Real Vampires Have Curves - Review

I finished reading this book in about 2 days. I really enjoyed this book. It was a cute funny book. I chuckled when Glory would be thinking and the other vamps would answer her questions that she never spoke out loud.

Glory made me feel that she is more of a real vamp then the ones I have seen in the Twilight books (which I do love). Gloriana or Glory as her friends call her, is a full figured Vampire. She was bitten when she was bloated. Glory is a vamp that has blended in with the humans for centuries and now she is trying to find her vamp powers.

There is a Vampire Hunter who makes Glory his next target. Blade, her on off again boyfriend comes to the rescue and wants her in more ways then I can say here. There is sex, death and more in this book.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars...

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Review of The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Well I finally got a chance to read this book. It was a very easy and enjoyable read. I enjoyed trying to figure out the meaning of the Fairy tales for the wizarding world.

The commentary from Dumbledore was quite entertaining.

If you need an easy and quick read then this is a good book to fulfill that need. I would give this book a 3 1/2 stars.

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In Bed With Books: In Too Deep (+ Contest)

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