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review 2017-10-10 14:51
Love, Honor, and Ink (Montgomery Ink) - ... Love, Honor, and Ink (Montgomery Ink) - Carrie Ann Ryan

I'm slowly falling more and more in love with this series, and I'll soon have to go back and read all of the books in it.

Even though I'm a newbie in this world, I was pretty sure that this story isn't like any of the others, or at least the ones that I read. Not only because neither of the main characters are Montgomerys by blood, but also because of the entire feel of this book. It felt like a behind-the-scenes story, which I liked.

I liked Arianna. I've never given much thought to wedding planning as a career, because I never truly understood what it actually means to plan such an important event for someone else, so I really enjoyed learning more about it through Ari's voice. I also loved how in love with her job she was. I'll be honest, I love reading about people who genuinely love their jobs, who adore what they do for a living, even if sometimes they do stuff they don't enjoy all that much. Another thing I liked about her is the fact that she was dedicated to her job enough to not let personal relationships get in the way of things. With her father and with a woman she never thought she'd work with, Ari didn't allow what she felt cloud her judgement or let herself do a less-than-perfect job, which shows how truly professional she is, and I respect her for that.

Harper is the kind of hero I don't usually like 100%. He's a sexy, funny, charming guy, and he's a really good friend, but sometimes he's too good of a friend, if that makes sense. I know he always tried to help Ari, and he didn't mean it to get out of hand, but sometimes that is something that bothers me just a tiny little bit. All that aside, I did like the fact that he gave Ari the courage and self-confidence she needed in a truly low point in her life, and I like that he knew just what she needed in order to get her butt in gear.

The plot was great, and I read this book pretty easily. Because this was a short story, I feel like a few details weren't fully explored, or explained, and I'm just hoping they'll be at least mentioned in future books, but apart from that, I did enjoy this story. And, as I said, I plan on bingeing this series pretty soon.

Source: rubys-books.blogspot.it
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review 2017-09-29 23:07
Permanent Ink (Art & Soul Book 1) by Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn
Permanent Ink - Avon Gale,Piper Vaughn

At twenty-three, Poe Montgomery is going nowhere. He still lives in his father’s basement and spends most of his time tagging with his friends. When an arrest lands him in debt, Poe accepts the front desk job at Permanent Ink, the tattoo shop owned by his father’s best friend, Jericho McAslan. Jericho is nearly twice Poe’s age, but with his ink and prematurely graying hair, he quickly takes the starring role in Poe’s hottest fantasies.

Jericho is known for his ability to transform poorly designed tattoos into works of art, but he was once as aimless and misdirected as Poe. Wanting to pay it forward the way someone once did for him, Jericho makes Poe his apprentice and is determined to keep things strictly professional. Easier said than done when Poe makes his interest—and his daddy kink—abundantly clear.

Jericho can’t resist Poe or their intense chemistry for long. But between the age gap, tension with Poe’s father, and Poe’s best friend calling him a sellout, they’ll need to ensure they’re both on the same page before they can rewrite their rocky start into something permanent.

 

Review

I enjoyed this romance between a much older man and and a younger one much more than I thought I might.

 

I love Avon Gale's writing which is why I picked it up and I have wanted to try Piper Vaughn.

 

I had heard a rumor of some Daddy kink and that is not my thing. And honestly Poe is young and aimless and really my ideal hero to read a love story about and the fact that Poe is Jericho's best friends kid. A lot of no from me.

 

However, the Daddy Kink is light, Jericho didn't know Poe as a child, and Poe grows up.

This is really a New Adult book to the max but with one of the heroes being much older so his journey is different. The New Adult, coming of age, growing up piece is really well done on most levels though I would have like more exploration of Poe's sexual tastes or how something about his sexual self moving into a fuller adult hood.

 

I, like Poe, love Jericho, though I am not always sure why Jericho loves Poe, He explains it a couple times and it has to do with art a bit but I think the book would be richer if Jericho had more of an arc and though he has a backstory there is something missing.

 

I love the setting and can't wait for more in this series. There are all these moments of emotional complexity seeded in this love story that make it a good read.

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text 2017-08-30 11:37
Wringo Ink. Short Story for the Genre “Starts with a Phrase”: Not. A. Story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once upon a time, sharks flew across the sky.

 

Or so one would think if one hadn’t been living in that era.

 

It was an age where people thought they had the right to punish people in God’s stead.

 

It was a time when it was okay to turn the sacred ground of universities into abattoirs.

 

It was just one of the moments in a string of moments when masks slipped off faces. With the carapace removed, you could see the hideousness underneath. The beings that had been masquerading around as animals were found to be much much worse. They might have been playacting to be civilized animals but the reality was abhorrently bad. When the masks were gone, we realized the torturers had been human.

 

Only the most unfortunate were alive at this instant in history. Could there be any doubt about their luckless nature if one looked at their accursed existence?

 

It was an epoch when nests were raided and the nestlings would never be safe. A false sense of optimism and security lay on the world like a thick heavy blanket. It seduced the birds to keep breeding, thinking their cygnets would be the only ones to be blessed. They never were; their fates had been anointed with humanity. There was no way those nestlings would remain unaffected.

 

It was a phase in human history when the Painbearers were taught their place. Untouched but still sullied, they plodded on. The chinks grew larger and each time, they glued the pieces back with hopelessness. Freedom was an illusion and the idea that they would ever be anything but the bearers of pain, a mirage.

 

It was an interval that had stopped being an interval a long time ago. It was like a pox-ridden Cronos but who refused to die.

 

In short, it was everyday o’clock.

 

Originally published at midureads.wordpress.com on August 30, 2017.

 
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text 2017-08-25 06:29
Premiera YotaPhone 3 zapowiedziana oficjalnie

Firma Yota Devices ogłosiła przedwczoraj oficjalnie wprowadzenie smatfonu YotaPhone 3. Jak już pisałem w czerwcu, udany smartfon z dwoma ekranami - YotaPhone 2 będzie miał swojego następcę. Tym razem podano oficjalnie, jakie nowy telefon z ekranem E-Ink, będzie miał parametry.

  

Parametry YotaPhone 3 (źródło: vk.com/yota.devices)

 

Porównanie podstawowych parametrów YotaPhone 2 i YotaPhone 3

 

 

YotaPhone 2

YotaPhone 3

Przedni ekran (przekątna)

5,0”

5,5”

Przedni ekran (rozdzielczość)

1080x1920 (442 ppi)

?

Tylny ekran E-Ink (przekątna)

4,7”

Carta 5,2”

Tylny ekran (rozdzielczość)

960 x 540 (235 ppi)

?

Wymiary [mm]

144,9 x 69,4 x 8,95

?

Procesor [GHz]

2,2

?

System operacyjny

5.0 Lollipop

7.0 Nougat

Pamięć RAM [GB]

2

4

Pamięć wewnętrzna [GB]

32

64/128

Kamera główna [mln MPx]

8

13

Kamera przednia [mln MPx]

2,1

12


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Yota3 oferta na Chiny (źródło: shop.yotaos.cn)

  

Producenci chcą podkreślić wartość telefonu dla użytkowników, którzy dużo czytają. Nawiązuje do tego logo smartfonu, z trójką w charakterze książki. Dlatego też od początku postawiono na współpracę z największymi w Chinach sprzedawcami elektronicznej lektury, m.in. China Reading, iReader, Lebook oraz Migu.


 

Yota3 (źródło: shop.yotaos.cn)

 

Na podstawie:

vk.com/yota.devices

www.yotaphone.org.cn

shop.yotaos.cn

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review 2017-08-14 23:07
An honest memoir about eating disorders.
Ink in Water: An Illustrated Memoir (Or, How I Kicked Anorexia’s Ass and Embraced Body Positivity) - Lacy J. Davis,Jim Kettner

Graphic illustrations are a rather underused technique when it comes to mainstream literature, but they work particularly well with highly emotional issues like eating disorders. Lacy Davis has come clean with her problems with Anorexia and Bulimia (although she shies away from these terms), through a memoir that is honest and down-to-earth, and will hopefully provide motivation and encouragement for other sufferers.

The art work is done by her partner, Jim Kettner, who we meet in the memoir. I have to admit to being particularly impressed that someone else understands her well enough to do these illustrations, throughout the book I had assumed they were done by Lacy, herself.

 

Society puts huge pressures on youngsters these days, particularly the women, but men too. It is little surprise that many people crack under these pressures. In my opinion, any advice shared by those who have lived through their issues, is of tremendous value to those still battling their demons. This readily accessible format makes these shared experiences even more widely available.

 

Good luck to Lacy and Kett, I shall be interested to see what they come up with next.

 

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