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review 2017-09-08 01:21
Unloved, a love story by Katy Regnery
Unloved, a love story - Katy Regnery

 

Having read the blurb for Unloved, I was a little scared to read the book itself.  The despair evident within just those few lines broke my heart.  It also haunted me and kept pulling me back, so I took a chance.  Like me, Unloved is Katy Regnery stepping out of her comfort zone and getting surprising results.  Cassidy takes readers on an introspective journey that is tragic, inspirational and courageously heartbreaking.  Brynn is Cassidy's chance at redemption, if he steps out of his father's shadow, maybe he can save himself.  Not only did I lose my breath, I left my heart behind as well.

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review 2017-08-24 16:41
Sickly Sweet
The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story - Nancy Rose
This picture book is part of a series called The Secret Life Of Squirrels. This edition Mr. Peanuts has found love.  He takes his new love to bookstores, restaurants and, of course, the park.

 

I read this one around Valentine’s Day, which it is perfect for.  It is filled with very cute pictures of real squirrels in made up sets reenacting a couple dating.

 

Now the pictures are cute and so is the story. For me, I have to say it’s too cute. Like overwhelming sweet, which is why I took some stars away.  Don’t get me wrong I love squirrels they are adorable but the story gives me heartburn.

 

I am sure that children will love this book and not be overwhelmed by the sweetness. I am interested in checking out the previous books to see if I feel differently about them.
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review 2017-08-13 00:55
TOUGH LOVE by Ava Sterling
Tough Love: A Spanking Story - Ava Sterl... Tough Love: A Spanking Story - Ava Sterling

Kate is looking for domestic discipline when she goes and buys lingerie.  Colin returns from his conference to learn that Kate disobeyed him on shopping.  He disciplines her and rewards her.

 

I liked Kate and Colin.  I liked the way the story described the physical setting of Kate's home and what she could feel with her five senses.  I also liked that I could feel her psychological feelings of the anticipation of the discipline as well as the discipline itself.  Well done.

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text 2017-08-10 17:52
Wishlist or future ILL request
My Love Story!!, Vol. 1 - Aruko,Kazune Kawahara

I started watching the anime adaptation of this the other day, and I'll probably give the manga a shot at some point. It starts off with a setup that looks like a typical love triangle: cute girl and a good-looking guy who's friends with a big burly dude (the series' main character). But there's a twist: the cute girl actually likes (really really likes) the big burly dude.

 

The big burly dude, Takeo, falls immediately in love with the cute girl, Yamato, but assumes that she, like all other girls he's crushed on in the past, is really interested in his good-looking friend, Suna. Suna has bluntly rejected every single girl who has ever asked him out, sometimes going as far as to say "I hate you" to their faces...so it looks like there's a good chance Yamato is going to end up hurt. Because Takeo's genuinely a good guy, wants Yamato to be happy, and thinks he's spotted signs that Suna might actually like Yamato back a little, Takeo tries to help Yamato out with Suna. What Takeo doesn't realize is that he has completely misread the situation: Yamato is actually interested in him. (Not exactly a spoiler - this gets revealed pretty early on.)

 

Things I like about the series so far:

 

- Yamato is genuinely attracted to Takeo - this isn't a case of "she fell for his personality first and then the rest came later."

 

- Suna's sister. It looks like she isn't going to be around in the anime much, so I'm hoping she has a larger role in the manga.

 

- Suna and Takeo's friendship. It looks forced, at first, but later developments flesh it out more. I think I'm more interested in how they became and stayed friends than I am in Takeo and Yamato's romance.

 

Things I'm not wild about:

 

- The moments of secondhand embarrassment.

 

- Takeo's practice kiss. This scene was short, but horrifying enough that I could see it ruining the series for some people. I sincerely hope it isn't in the manga. I'm sure it was intended to be funny, but it wasn't. At all.

 

- While Takeo and Yamato's romance is sweet, I feel like Takeo would have happily dated and fallen in love with literally any cute girl in the series. On the plus side, at least his interest in Yamato never wavers.

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text 2017-07-22 19:23
#24in48 Read-a-thon Check In #2
Persepolis I & II - Marjane Satrapi
A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson
How to Train Your Dragon - Cressida Cowell
Naked in Death - J.D. Robb
Food: A Love Story - Jim Gaffigan

Six hour mark and finished The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. I'll write reviews after the read-a-thon, but suffice to say that I want to buy a million copies of this book and just hand it out randomly. Such a great work.

 

I had twenty minutes left of my 3 hour block of reading that I knocked out chapter 3 of A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (I read chapters one and two yesterday). I like it so far, but it doesn't live up to the hype.

 

Whenever my darling son and daughter manage to clean up their rooms, my next order of read-a-thon business to set aside my personal reading and read to them. We borrowed a copy of one of the Wimpy Kid books and a couple of Pokémon graphic novels from the library. Once the darlings of my life are safely tucked in for the night, I am going to dive into A Sultry Love Song by Kianna Alexander.

 

Hour Twelve Question: 1) which three audiobooks you’d recommend for a roadtrip and why, OR 2) if you could take a roadtrip to any three bookish locations, what would they be?

 

I would choose option one. First audiobook would be one for the entire family, so I would choose the first How To Train Your Dragon book. Second, for when the kids are fast asleep (just like their mom, car trips make them drowsy), would be Naked in Death so that my husband would finally give ...In Death series a shot. The last one would be Jim Gaffigan's Food: A Love Story which is tame enough for the kids but funny enough for the adults.

 

More from me at hour 9.

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