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review 2017-05-05 18:18
Mockingbird (Del Rey Impact) - Walter Tevis  
Mockingbird (Del Rey Impact) - Walter Tevis

The sexism, it burns.

Not a great book. There's the intellectual smugness, a feeling that the vast majority of humanity is Just Not Worth It. Although the author is able to imagine technologic breakthroughs, he can't conceive of a single piece of art worth the name arising in two hundred years, and everything else is just crap. Mostly plastic crap. There are good drugs, and pot is ubiquitous as the smoke of choice, but there isn't a single new good thing for hundreds of years except the thought buses. Hell, he can't even go so far as to imagine women wearing pants. The smartest human surviving is a woman, but she doesn't get an active role, she's just the passive love interest.

Nonetheless, he did have some very nice things to say about reading, so not entirely worthless.

Library copy

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review 2016-10-11 14:41
NetGalley Review: Moment of Impact
Moment of Impact - Rene D. Schultz

I received this book via NetGalley and the author to give an honest review.

 

You know right from the start I was into the book though I kept wondering what is this moment of impact? We enter the lives of seven people who have never met each other before but yet all their lives will entwine on one fateful day. 

This book to me felt like a destiny book, by that I mean it was destiny for them to be in that place at that time because things for them come to light. We have a husband who will lose it all. a young woman who will find a long lost relative, a man who will lose the love of his life (let me tell you now the whole scene with the hospital and the church had me bawling).  A mother who is in a depression but still fights on for her children, a young man who cares for his mother so much that he will do an unthinkable crime. A father who is famous but maybe not for long, last but not least a man who will feel the world and the sorrow on his shoulders. 

Each of these people will have have a new life because of this incident and it was amazing to see how they each adapted to their new life that they were given.

I really liked all the characters but I think the one I felt the most for minus Harper's story was Enrique. You could just feel the way he felt within the story and I wanted to just hug him through the pages and tell him it is okay. You don't have to have this burden anymore. 

 I will tell you this though please make sure when you start a new chapter you actually pay attention as a new chapter is a new character. 

Overall this book was a good one for me I truly enjoyed how we not only got the background of the characters but it was all woven together wonderfully.

 

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review 2016-09-21 19:02
Making an Impact (Men of the Ice Book 6) by Michele Shriver
Making an Impact (Men of the Ice Book 6) - Michele Shriver

Michele Shriver’s MAKING AN IMPACT is a fun addition to the Men of the Ice Series.  Executive director of the San Antonio Generals Charity Foundation, Charlene Simmons, is celebrating her fortieth birthday at a surprise party that was thrown for her.  Celebrating is the last thing she wants to do, feeling a bit depressed about the occasion.  Nothing that a one-night-stand with NHL center Casey Denault won’t cure, but one night will not be enough.

 

I like Charlene.  She is working her dream job.  She is successful.  She should be happy, but she’s not.  Casey is a good guy.  He has the reputation of a playboy.  He typically does not date women.  I appreciate that age does not bother him.  Like most hockey players, Casey is superstitious.  I like that Char is lucky for him.  They make a cute couple, with great chemistry.

 

I like that Jessica (book 5) was in this story.  Seeing how she is Char’s best friend it is only appropriate.  The two have a wonderful friendship.

 

I enjoyed the plot.  It was realistic and entertaining.  Being a Six Flags Season pass holder, I like that they go to Six Flags Fiesta Texas.  The story gives a good example of the mistakes to make on social media.  At 103-pages, the story is a quick read.  I’m looking forward to Noah’s story in the next book BREAKING THE ICE.

 

Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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review 2016-09-14 12:42
IMPACT. Hold on tight...
Impact (Outer Earth) - Rob Boffard

Oh Impact. How I loved you. Except now we are at the end of the Outer Earth trilogy and I am immeasurably bereft. But before I sobbed into my pillow I was all OOH. Yay. Wait don’t do that. NO OR THAT. Ok you can do that. DON’T GO SO FAST. Actually go faster…

 

Rob Boffard’s writing style is akin to racing a Ferrari down a one way street and hoping to God the brakes are good before you hit the wall – it is fast, furious, utterly delightful and manages somehow to be as character driven as it is action packed. This was true of Tracer, of Zero-G and is even more true of Impact in a lot of ways as the author widens the scope and sets new targets in his sights.

 

I can’t really review the plot that much – I’m aware that some people will not even have started this series yet (why not? Go grab those car keys) so don’t want to spoil anything at all. Suffice to say the entire experience has been one of adrenalin fuelled imaginative joy with the odd introspective moment that just adds a beautiful layer to the whole. If you like your thrills thrilling, your characters complex and your world building  artistic and ingenious then the Outer Earth trilogy is probably for you.

 

Loved it. And then loved it some more. What now Mr Boffard I say what now? Do that again. Do it better. Do it FASTER.  Why even bother with brakes?

 

Mad, exhilarating insanity. Every. Second. Counts.

 

That is all.

 

Highly Recommended.

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review 2016-07-24 04:07
We All Need More Positive In Our Lives
Positive Impact - Gregory Scott Reid,Charlie Jones

Quick little guide to staying in the positive mode. Short stories defining the simple principles we all know but rarely live by. It's not all about the "you" it is about treating others well, believing in the good, not always expecting the worst. Trust, honesty and being better to the world around you, makes a difference to your happiness.
I have this one on my office desk. When I need a quick little hit of positive energy to get out of the funk of life, this is one of the books I chose from. I am an emotional sponge. I absorb the bad energies, good and the blahs and will carry them for the day. I have found it useful with my experiences. Some of the stories border on cheesy, but they work.

Many of the stories deal with work situations, but they carry over into daily lives outside of work.

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