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review 2018-01-18 06:28
Loving a Fairy Godmother by Danielle Monsch
Loving a Fairy Godmother - Danielle Monsch

Tiernan is in trouble. His Fairy Godmother led him to the dragon all right, but said dragon caused him a mortal injury and the Fairy Godmother cannot stop feeling sorry for herself instead of helping him...So he makes a wish to be just like her, and he ends up being the only Fairy Godfather in the Faerie Realm, and in love with a fellow Fairy Godmother who'd rather see him gone.

Thirty years later, Reina just might get her wish, since Tiernan is the only FG without a HEA on file. He also got an ultimatum—get a HEA or go back to where he was before his wish was granted. Which means dying. They cannot have that, so Reina is tasked with assisting him in getting Cinderella her HEA...And the girl might not be the only one.


I absolutely loved this story. It had it all, wonderful characters, dimples, humor, magic, a little bit of drama, some conflict, and romance.

Cinderella's was a given (with a little twist), but Tiernan and Reina's held all my attention.
They had the smolder, the attraction, the UST, and the angst and drama, yet the conflict, though not easily and quickly resolved, worked both in creating tension and offering character development and growth, while also serving as additional background for the two characters.

Despite the diminutive length of the story, the plot had depth, the characters were developed nicely, the conflict was resolved at a reasonable speed, there was no rush to/for anything, and yes, the romance was adorable. I was rooting for the two idiots from the get-go, and I'm glad my hunch about FG Sara proved to be right.

A truly lovely little story.

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text 2017-12-25 16:25
Tasks for Bodhi Day

 

Tasks for Bodhi Day:  Perform a random act of kindness.  Feed the birds, adopt a pet, hold the door open for someone with a smile, or stop to pet a dog (that you know to be friendly); cull your books and donate them to a charity, etc. (And, in a complete break with the Buddha’s teachings, tell us about it.)  –OR–

Post a picture of your pet, your garden, or your favourite, most peaceful place in the world.

 

Okay, I did this a few days ago.  I make blankets and things to donate to the hospital/ER.  They always have people come in there with sick children but no warm clothes for them.  I crochet, knit or sew blankets, hats and other warm stuff.  I just sent over enough children´s blankets and hats to fill two kitchen trash bags.  

 

I used to run a Project Linus Chapter here but I couldn´t keep up with my health problems and didn´t have enough volunteers to keep up with their quota.  I´ve had several years off from that now and I miss it but no one would take over the Chapter so there isn´t one here.  I just decided to do my own thing.  I have a whole bunch of fleece still that I bought to make Project Linus blankets but now I´m going to make blankets for all ages and send them anonymously.  I can also make whatever I want and how I want since I no longer have all the rules to follow.  I can make lap blankets for the people in the nursing home, tiny blankets and hats for the NICU and whatever is needed at the ER.  I made up an anonymous email address and had a stamp made so the nurses can send me requests.  They know better than anyone what is needed.  I am using the name of a fairy godmother on the email addy.  I just have to be sneaky so they don´t figure out who I am.  I love being sneaky.  

 

I also got a smaller tree this year so it won´t be so hard for me to decorate it. I cut my decorations in half and donated 2 large boxes full.  They are coming back on Tuesday for used clothing, toys and household items.  I´m going through my garage.  I can´t believe I still had toys in my garage from when my kids were really little.  I had a ton of those large lego blocks for toddlers.  I´m also donating a huge box of books that were in decent shape.  

 

I wanted to post a picture of my doggie but he´s too fast and they were all blurry or he gets too close and I can´t get a picture.  Maybe I´ll get one later when he´s sleeping.

 

Okay, stand back.  In 3 seconds this post will self destruct.  Don´t tell my secrets or I´ll have to kill you.

 

 

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review 2015-09-07 16:41
NetGalley Review - A motivational self-help book focusing on reaching true happiness
The Way of The Fairy Godmother - Jennifer Morse MS PhD

The Way of The Fairy Godmother is a motivational self-help book focusing on reaching true happiness by acknowledging our Deepest Desires and working towards them through positive thinking and a change in our attitudes.

 

I’m a firm believer in positive thinking, and try to ensure it is a large part of my life. However, as I started reading this book, there was one negative thing niggling at the back of my mind. I wondered if me having ME/CFS would somehow get in the way of the advice this book gives. Imagine my surprise when early on in the book, Laura Hillenbrand, author of Seabiscuit, is mentioned and how she managed to write that book from her bed while also suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. That was when this book had my full attention. I knew then that I was not going into this book about to be told that a bit of positive thinking was going to somehow cure my ME/CFS, but that we have the power to change our priorities. We can influence our success and happiness by focusing on the good things, rather than the bad things that appear to be getting in our way. We can make the most of our lives even if it isn't in the same way as we originally planned.

For instance, I’ve had ME/CFS since I was a teenager, getting particularly bad in my late 20s. It has stopped me learning to drive a car, and had an impact on my chosen career in mental health. However, I have always been a very motivated person, so I’ve never been very good at sitting around feeling sorry for myself, as it seems like such a waste of the one life I’ve been given. Clearly my career in mental health was not very likely, so I created a job for myself working from home. I now have a successful online business selling novelty craft buttons worldwide and have been doing this for over a decade now. Working from home means I can control how much or how little work I do on a daily basis, while also giving me a sense of purpose. Being at home all day has also meant we have been able to adopt two beautiful dogs that we wouldn’t have been able to have if my husband and I were both working full-time away from home. Our dogs have brought us so much joy over the years, so that is a good thing that has come out of my illness.

I was pleased to discover that I already do most things mentioned in this book, but it has directed my attention to a couple of things I need to work on. I love fairy tales, so linking the advice to The Fairy Godmother in Cinderella is a wonderful idea. I’ve never thought that deeply about the story of Cinderella, and certainly not about the character of The Fairy Godmother.

I’ve already decided who my Fairy Godmother equivalent is going to be – Falkor the luck dragon in The Neverending Story, as it is a story I fell in love with when I saw the film at a very young age.

Copied from IMDb:
"Falkor is a luck dragon, a marvelous, feather/fur creature that saves Atreyu in the Fantasia land known as The Swamps of Sadness. Best known for his positive outlook, Falkor helps Atreyu with not only extra-fast flight, but with encouragement and hope. Falkor was one of the few survivors of The Nothing that almost consumed Fantasia, and was the subject of Bastian's very first wish to bring Fantasia back."

The Way of The Fairy Godmother is a fairly quick, easy read that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys self-help books, or thinks they require a bit of direction with regards to positive thinking and achieving true happiness.

I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

 

Source: www.goodreads.com/review/show/1380149980
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review 2015-08-30 15:33
My Fairy Godmother Must Be On Strike
My Fairy Godmother Must Be on a Strike: A Romantic Comedy - Rebecca Moisio

I read up to chapter 3 but I thought the female lead was dumb and I couldn't read any more.

 

Since this is listed as a Romantic Comedy I expected it to be humorous but there wasn't anything funny about this woman or her life. All the talk of her being fat at size 8 was more than I could handle.

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