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review 2017-08-20 12:44
The Strange Files of Fremont Jones
The Strange Files of Fremont Jones: A Fremont Jones Mystery (Fremont Jones Mysteries) - Dianne Day

This story was creepy but not really scary. It did keep my interest though and when I wasn´t reading I was wondering about what would happen. I´m glad I finally read it since I´ve had this book on my to-be-read list for a really long time. Fremont Jones reminds me a lot of myself, strong-willed and different. I love that she left her home to support herself and decided not to be married. She wanted to be her own person without the limits of societies ideals. I can´t wait to see what happens as I read more of this series.

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text 2017-08-18 14:00
Rehab Facility California - Tips for staying sober

It's quick and easy, going through recovery, getting sober and staying that way.

We at Rehab Facility California, would absolutely love to say that that is, indeed the case. That getting clean is simple and quick. Well, it isn't. There's pain, anxiety, and doubt, the kind of thing you would expect from making such a big life decisions. But there's also a sense of direction, and, most importantly, hope.

So for those hoping to stay clean, here are some tips.

Stick to your plan. Stay the course.

You have some sort of plan, or a goal or some sort of objective. The steps aren't all there, but it can only lead to one place: being clean for life. That's good. Now stay the course, and do what you need to stay clean. Eat regular, nutritious meals, get enough sleep, get some exercise. Do whatever recommendations you've received for your daily regimen. Stick to the plan to start, and, as you become more and more attuned to the sobriety and the necessary things for it, you can do more and more.

It's a long time commitment.

Rehab can take a lot out of you. It can take a lot out of anyone. Here, at Rehab Facility California, we understand how drastic of  change in life rehab is. We know that people who recover are eager to get their life back on track. That's the goal of rehab, and it's a goal that takes a while to achieve, due in no small part to the necessary steps. Now that you're clean, leave behind the things that represent the old ways that led to your addiction, and dedicate yourself to the things that can help you stay clean. It'll take a while, but it's worth it.

Rome wasn't built in a day. It all started with bricks.

As extension to the above point, recovery is a long term goal, and a long and arduous process. It isn't easy and it isn't fast. One way to stay sober, to successfully make use of the tips given to you by rehab is to make small goals to start with. Stay clean for a day. Something to that effect and scale. Why are these important, you want to stay clean for life, after all.It's because the small things lead up to the big ones. Small, achievable goals lay the foundation for the larger ones, allowing you to learn the best way to go about achieving big goals, as well as giving you the confidence and self-esteem boost for them.

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review 2017-08-09 23:17
Book 41/100: California by Edan Lupecki
California - Edan Lepucki

This felt more like a novel about a cult that happened to take place in a post-apocalyptic world than a post-apocalyptic novel.

That was OK with me. I like science fiction and fantasy that veers toward the literary, and that is definitely what "California" has going on, using the setting as a backdrop to explore complex human relationships, particularly between the married couple protagonists and the wife's charismatic brother. Still, this was not the sort of "meditation on marriage" that I've heard other reviewers call it; something about Frida and Cal's relationship always felt a little bit flat to me -- I was never fully invested in it. I was far more invested in the relationship between Frida, Cal, and Mikey, the charismatic leader of the community they find themselves attempting to be a part of after they have lived on their own in the wilderness for a couple years.

Frida's pregnancy, the inciting incident that convinces her they need to seek a wider community, raised interesting questions about what it means to parent and to plan for a future in a world that is dangerous and uncertain. The resolution to this question was not wholly satisfying. I also could have done with stronger world-building -- I got a sense of what the world was like post-apocalypse, but not exactly what had precipitated it, except something about an oil crisis? But I guess that's par for the course in "literary" science fiction -- it tends to leave the hardcore world-building to the hardcore genre writers.

So that's a fair amount of criticism for a book that I ultimately still gave four stars, but the book, the world, and the character dynamics did hold my interest from beginning to end. Wasn't thrilled with the narration, though, so probably wouldn't recommend the audio version.

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text 2017-07-12 12:29
Enter the Best Rehab California: Avoid Negative Effects of Addiction

 

Drug addiction is a serious problem that every major city in the world is having a headache with. In fact, the drug addiction rate in countries have already escalated into a national concern because people who are into illegal drugs such as Marijuana or even Ecstasy, can turn even the holiest of the men to full-blooded criminals due to the drugs capability to corrupt someone else’s mind.  And that’s dangerous because if the drugs are used by some criminal organizations to corrupt young minds of young individuals, then the future generations will no longer have a future to live in. And let’s also face the bitter truth: majority of this generation’s young adults have become more careless in terms of having the tendency to do certain things that they are not supposed to be doing in the first place and yet, these young people are still doing those things to either make a point or simply, doing them for the sake of fun without thinking about the consequences of their actions. Now, when you have kids who are young teenagers and are unfortunately into drugs whether it’s Marijuana or Shabu in the Philippines, at an early stage, you, as a responsible a loving parent should make an effort to bring him to a drug rehab centre like our Best Rehab California where your kid will be tended to by our highly-specialized team of doctors and nurses whose aim is to rid your kid of addictive substances that are causing his addiction and, to help him find his place back in the society.

 

If you don’t want any of your family to endure the negative effects that are associated to the addictive consumption of illegal drugs, it’s not yet too late as long as we, at the Best Rehab California, are visited so we can come up with the appropriate recovery plan that is suited to the person at hand. Now, if you are wary of the negative effects of illegal drugs, below are just some of them to help you stay informed:

 

  • Possible infection of HIV, Hepatitis and other diseases due to the weakening of the immune system.
  • Heart problems that may lead to having fatal heart attacks.
  • Possible damage to the kidney and liver.
  • Brain damages due to the over dosage of drugs.
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review 2017-06-30 05:41
Kiss me
Prom Queen - Katee Robert

This is the 3rd book in the Bad Boy Homecoming series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader understanding and enjoyment, I recommend reading in order.

 

Jessica gets talked into going to her 10 year reunion.  She knows if she goes back she will take a lot of crap, she was a horrible person in high school.  She fears what she has to face.  You can't go back, can you?

 

Jake cannot believe his luck.  The love of his life suddenly needs a date to their reunion.  If he can stand to be around her without touching her maybe it will be okay.  If not, they have a lot of time to make up for.  The sparks are flyin'!

 

This book was just as sexy and sweet as I was hoping.  Never failed by this author to have a treat to read.  This series is also a hot and yet sweet joy to read.  Makes me sad I missed my reunion.  I truly love second chance stories and this just hit the spot!  I give this book a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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