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text 2018-09-12 13:42
Reading progress update: I've read 68 out of 439 pages.
Dying Scream - Mary Burton

WOW only 68 pages in and I'm already enjoying it, can't believe I've never read anything by this author before now , even though I own 2 of her other books as kindle books. Can't wait to see what happens.

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review 2018-08-18 23:47
Laying Down the Law
Laying Down the Law - Keith Augustus Burton

One of the most contentious issues debated between Christian theologians is “the Law” and its place within Christianity.  In Laying Down the Law, Keith Augustus Burton looks at the misconceptions surrounding God’s Law and puts the spotlight on it’s real meaning, love.  Through 157 pages Burton tackles such topics as legalism, dispensationalism, the meaning of Paul’s writing on the Law, and so much more over 13 chapters using Bible verses, the culture of biblical times, and personal stories that begin and end each chapter to illustrate the topic covered.  After reading this book, one will see God’s Law in whole new light.

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review 2018-07-02 21:17
Changing the Game
Changing The Game - Jaci Burton
The Characters:

Elizabeth Darnell
Gavin Riley


The Story:

I really enjoyed this story and I’m glad I didn’t follow my first thoughts of quitting listening to it. I did not consider quitting because of the writing but because of the narrator. While she didn't do a bad job I sometimes she ran everything together and some of her pronunciations took me out of the story. I prefer to be able to lose myself in the characters. Anyhooo I enjoyed further getting to know the Riley family. I’m reading/listening to this very out of order so it’s been and it has experience going back to the “before” if you will for some characters.

Gavin and Elizabeth have rocking chemistry. I like how they are connected before starting a relationship. I still don’t know why Gavin was so moody blues in the beginning but it all worked out so we’ll just overlook that.

The Random Thoughts:



4 Stars
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review 2018-06-03 06:32
Social Creature
Social Creature - Tara Isabella Burton

With a cover that practically screams 'Look at me!' and a blurb that piques the interest, I expected a hard to put down, psychological thriller. Sadly, putting this one down is all I wanted to do almost from the very beginning.

For me, a good thriller should have that nail-biting, what's gonna happen next element that keeps a reader on the edge of their seat. I didn't find any of that here. What I did find was a somewhat frenetic writing style and an over the top storyline. The biggest drawback for me were the characters. I didn't find a single likable character in the book - not even among the secondary characters. There's not a redeeming quality in any of them. Maybe this was intentional and I just missed something, but I couldn't even drum up some sympathy for the dead girl. 

With all the hype and the number of four and five-star reviews, I'm clearly in the minority on this one, but it's clearly not the book for me. 

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review 2018-05-31 04:00
Social Creature...
Social Creature - Tara Isabella Burton

Whew this story was intoxicating! I got sucked in to Louise and Lavinia's lives and couldn't come up for air. The next thing I know it's 4:30 a.m. and I'm on the last chapter. The first 97% of the book was fantastic! The author nailed the characters personalities and their actions to a tee.

Then we come to the last 3% of the book... I didn't care for the direction the story went at the end with Rex at all and I also thought Louise's story could have been wrapped up a lot better. I felt like the author completely copped out on the end. It seriously felt like one of those 'got a meet a deadline endings,' so lets just throw a few words on the page and call it a wrap.

 

I still recommend reading it though. Just don't start it late at night or you'll be up all night long.

 

 

*I received this ARC from First to Read in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

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