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review 2018-09-11 20:38
My very first cozy mystery...
A Geek Girl's Guide to Murder - Julie Anne Lindsey

 

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A Geek Girl's Guide to Murder

Julie Ann Lindsey

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IT manager Mia Connors is up to her tortoiseshell glasses in technical drama when a glitch in the Horseshoe Falls email system disrupts security and sends errant messages to residents of the gated community. The snafu's timing couldn't be worse—Renaissance Faire season is in full swing and Mia's family's business relies on her presence.

Mia doesn't have time to hunt down a computer hacker. Her best friend has disappeared, and she finds another of her friends murdered—in her office. When the hunky new head of Horseshoe Falls security identifies Mia as the prime suspect, her anxiety level registers on the Richter scale.

Eager to clear her name, Mia moves into action to locate her missing buddy and find out who killed their friend. But her quick tongue gets her into trouble with more than the new head of security. When Mia begins receiving threats, the killer makes it clear that he's closer than she'd ever imagined.

 

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~MY QUICKIE REVIEW~

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Cozy Mysteries are not really my cuppa…and I'm probably not the best one to judge this type of book.  But overall this ended up being not so bad.  The first half did kind of drag and did feel a little too sickly sweet…but once the mystery started getting closer to being solved, I started getting into it more.  I even lol'd a few times.  I can see why others would like this genre of mystery…it's probably perfect for someone who doesn't like a lot of graphic gore and sexy type scenes.

 

 

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~MY RATING~

3.5STARS - GRADE=B-

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Plot~ 3.7/5

Characters~ 4.3/5

The Feels~ 3/5

Pacing~ 3/5

Addictiveness~ 2.8/5

Theme or Tone~ 4.3/5

Flow (Writing Style)~ 3/5

Backdrop (World Building)~ 3.5/5

Ending~ 3.8/5 Cliffhanger~ a "to be continued"…

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Book Cover~ I like it.

Series~ Geek Girl Mysteries #1

Setting~ Horseshoe Falls

Source~ Kindle eBook (Library)

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I used this for Cozy Mystery Square in Halloween Bingo (Duh...)

 

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text 2018-09-04 06:12
Making you Dress up Like an Enchanting Diva

 

Either a casual get together it is or an official meet up, a glamorous event or just a walk to a nearby park, dressing up accordingly is always on the list. Most of you must be having differentiated sections of outfits for each one of them and if any of you somehow lacks it, you should definitely make it land into your wardrobes! To shop for it, you can always hit up on the Top Vouchers code as it contains an enormous assortment of mind-blowing stores that are cataloged below. You can also use Black Friday deals and other offers at this amazing portal to cut off your bills to a much more extent!


Simply Be


Starting off with this mind-blowing fashion store, Simply Be will just make you gasp in amazement over the fascinating articles it loads up itself with. Make your selections from dresses, tops, blouses, jeans, trousers, skirts, swimwear, jackets, and much more. You can also go for shoes including boots, flats, heels, trainers and others. Just use thanksgiving coupons when you exit to get jaw-dropping discounts on whatever you have in your cart.


Fashion World


Ever imagined of actually dropping by in a world of fashion where it’s all trends and styles? The fashion world, transporting you to it, is an online clothing store for all those who are big freaks for it! Providing you with an extensive collection of clothing items for men, women & kids, it also lets you have pretty accessories, trendy footwear, toys for kids, home décor, electrical appliances and everything else you’re fond of. Hook up on Christmas day sales to save your pockets from not losing a big amount!


RoseWholesale


Crowding your head up with a ton of options, this one more incredible outlet has a bulk to offer you. RoseWholesale along with a huge cluster of clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories, and others, brings you an astonishing stock of plus size articles. As they love the beautiful curves you’ve got, they ensure to make fashion accessible for all regardless of the shapes and sizes. The great Cyber Monday deals will help you slice off your bills alongside too!


DJPremium


Where long hauling dresses and 6-inched heels take you up to the heights of discomfort, this fantastic store sets you up in a puddle of ease! DJPremium offers you apparel that makes you relax and sneak into the comfort at discounted rates on the use of Halloween deals. It counts in t-shirts, tops, leggings, jackets, hoodies, sweaters, denim, and a lot more.


Hanro


As you put all your efforts getting ready when going out, a bit of them when you’re indoors will transform the comfort you experience at home. Hanro racks up an extremely comfortable loungewear for you to chill and snug in at home. It includes pajamas, slip dresses, pants, warm wear, dressing gowns, boxers, briefs, and so much more. Latch on to the Black Friday discounts for super-colossal tare in prices.

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review 2018-08-20 18:04
4.7 Out Of 5 "all for a hidden egg" STARS
Ready Player One - Wil Wheaton,Ernest Cline

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Ready Player One

Ernest Cline

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It's the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place. 

 

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. 

 

And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune--and remarkable power--to whoever can unlock them. 

 

For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday's riddles are based in the pop culture he loved--that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday's icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes's oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig. 

 

And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle. 

 

Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt--among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life--and love--in the real world he's always been so desperate to escape. 

 

A world at stake. 

A quest for the ultimate prize. 

Are you ready?

 

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~MY QUICKIE REVIEW~

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Wow…while Ready Player One was not without its faults for me…it's ultimate message was amazing and amazingly well played.

 

The Not So Good:  The overly long, drawn out sub-stories and game descriptions left me nodding off at times, so thankful I listened to this rather than reading it.  I probably couldn't have gotten through it otherwise. 

 

The Good:  The nostalgic 80's references, everything from the movies, TV shows, music to the video games. I loved them all, well…all but Monty Python, because I'm never going to understand the appeal of that.  The dynamic between the characters was exceptionally done also. 

 

Overall, a book with a sincere message about the reality of life, despite being played out almost entirely in a virtual reality, and how perseverance can help you achieve almost anything, especially with help from your friends.

 

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~MY RATING~

4.7STARS - GRADE=A

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Plot~ 4.3/5

Main Characters~ 4.5/5

Secondary Characters~ 4.5/5

The Feels~ 5/5

Pacing~ 4/5

Addictiveness~ 4.5/5

Theme or Tone~ 5+/5

Flow (Writing Style)~ 4.3/5

Backdrop (World Building)~ 5/5

Originality~ 5/5

Ending~ 5/5 Cliffhanger~ Nah…

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Book Cover~ It's kind of boring…it definitely hides the potential of the story.

Narration~ 5 for Wil Wheaton, he was amazing with this content…my only complaint is maybe he lacked volume.

Setting~ Inside the OASIS, mostly.

Source~ Audiobook (Library)

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text 2018-06-25 10:38
How Noccster Has Used YouTube to Advertise His Business

The most difficult things you can do is when you advertise online for your company, a website or anything else you want to be successful with. You need to advertise so you can earn new customers and get something in return. However, you need to figure out various methods and marketing niches to generate traffic and gather prospective consumers. However, with Noccster using his YouTube account, he is able to get subscriptions through the few videos he has uploaded to the website. From there, he aims to let users know how to play his selections of games that are seldom mentioned in other popular sites.

If you’re finding ways how to pay huge search engines like Google and Yahoo for advertisements, you will realize how expensive they can be for this purpose. For instance, if you had to advertise in a pay-per-click section of Google’s advertising, you will need to pay the search engine each time someone clicks your link and is directed to your website. As a result, you can picture those who are clicking intentionally and those who are accidentally doing it. You get to pay Google even for accidental clicks even if you don’t consider them potential customers for your business.

A great thing to earn customers or fans for your business is to organically market. You don’t need to spend so much on advertising. What organic marketing includes is article writing, content, blogs and videos. And this is what Noccster is doing for his potential audience.

Noccster has created a YouTube channel to add gaming videos which he thinks can help and entice people. Here, he finds countless users searching in YouTube for specific videos that can be catchy and interesting to get viewed. However, he needs to provide high quality video that is short but interesting for that user to completely watch the video. He has used his video channel to link to his website and have people redirected to it.

Many people like Noccster has reached their stardom through the help of their YouTube pages. The videos they post in this website make their business recognized immediately. At first, few sets of people will view the video. And you can hardly notice that it will start growing each day, especially if it’s created and done well.

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review 2018-06-04 19:58
3.8 Out Of 5 "conspiracy theory" STARS
Zeroes: A Novel - Chuck Wendig

 

 

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Zer0es

Chuck Wendig

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When five hackers — an Anonymous-style rabble-rouser, an Arab Spring hactivist, a black-hat hacker, an old-school cypherpunk, and an online troll — are scooped up by the U.S. government and told they face prison sentences or worse, they take the deal that’s offered them: working as white-hat hackers in service to their nation. Forced into an uneasy alliance, threatened by their warring personalities and sabotaged by rival hackers, the five begin to fear for their lives as their orders grow increasingly dark and strange. But it’s only when they discover the truth behind the sinister NSA program that they realize the stakes go well beyond anything they could have imagined . . .

 

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~MY QUICKIE REVIEW~

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Full Disclosure:  I was little confused while listening to this…because I'm not hacker proficient.  Did I enjoy the story despite that…yeah…for the most part, I did.  The characters more-so than the plot.  There is plenty of humor in this, albeit profane and lots of techno-action, and actual action, considering it’s a book about hacking and such. 

 

The narration is surprisingly good, considering how many main characters there is in this.  Ray Chase manages to bring these characters to life.  Each of them having their own distinctive voice, including the two females, and even better, neither came off sounding like a whiny bitch.

 

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~MY RATING~

3.8STARS - GRADE=B

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Plot~ 4/5

Main Characters~ 4/5

Secondary Characters~ 3.5/5

The Feels~ 3.5/5

Pacing~ 4/5

Addictiveness~ 3.5/5

Theme or Tone~ 3.7/5

Flow (Writing Style)~ 4/5

Backdrop (World Building)~ 3.5/5

Originality~ 4/5

Ending~ 3.7/5 Cliffhanger~ "to be continued"

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Book Cover~ Very Good

Narration~ ☆4.7☆ -Ray Chase

Series~ 1 #1

Setting~ USA (different locations throughout)

Source~ Audiobook (Library)

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