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review 2018-03-22 14:38
Addison Mizner: The Architect Whose Genius Defined Palm Beach by Stephen Perkins, James Caughman
Addison Mizner The Architect Whose Genius Defined Palm Beach - Stephen Perkins,James Caughman

Addison Mizner was an architect who designed and changed the look of Palm Beach and other towns of South Florida. His buildings are beautiful. They are designed in the Mediterranean Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival styles. 


The book is filled with pictures of some of his impressive buildings as well as pictures and the story of Addison Mizner. I actually chose this book for the pictures but once I started reading it I was enthralled by Addison's vision and thoughts. 


I am a huge fan of architecture and love learning about the differences between the different styles. I very much enjoyed learning about Addison's personal touches to the these styles as well. 


I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

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review 2018-03-16 19:03
There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
There's Someone Inside Your House - Stephanie Perkins,Bahni Turpin

This was a fun read until the killer was revealed with four hours left to go on the audio. This is way too early! Way, way too early. I was left highly disappointed with the dud of a reveal and disinterested in all the romance and minor bloodshed that followed because of it. But I’m kind of a jerk when it comes to these things and you may love it.


Someone is killing the talented high school kids in terribly gruesome ways but, no worries, most of the gore is left to the imagination. This is basically a 90’s teen slasher movie come to book life minus the scares and most of the grue. Who will be next? Why are they doing this? And, oh hell, who cares?! When will he give me a big sloppy kiss and bite his lip ring again?!


This is a romance set in a world where a serial killer just so happens to be murdering random people that have no impact on our main characters and zero emotional impact on the reader. The romance was well done and I liked the two teens together, they were interesting, imperfect kids, but I feel like too much went so very wrong with the “murdering” bits of the story. Also, many gut-wrenching opportunities were missed by keeping our main lovers too safe and that made reading it to the end a chore. I suppose I’m used to meaner stories that kick you in the gut. This one? I guess I’d recommend it as a good stepping stone for those who may want to meander over into the horror genre with their pinky toe and not get too scared or emotionally wrecked. I enjoy the wreckage and carnage and scares that a good horror story can deliver but none of those things were successful here. I’m bumping it up from a 2 ½ to a three only because there was one scene with a naked character that is still making me laugh when I think about it.

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review 2018-02-28 04:50
not for me
Maybe This Time: A Whiskey and Weddings Novel - Nicole Perkins McLaughlin

12 years earlier- Jen didn’t care about popularity as she went through the halls of Green Hills HS. She had played the lead- Sandy- in the HS adaptation of Grease. She had dyed her hair blonde, wore tight pants and for now she was wanted. Normally Jen was the outcast not that she wanted to be a nobody it was just so much easier not to care. TJ was in Jen’s history class and she had been crushing on him . He was a hot rich nerd. Present day- Jen was at her moms checking on her.Also jen was checking her bank account hoping it hadn’t bounced so far she was ok. She had lost her job at the Maple Springs Community Theater due to Federal funding cuts. Jen hated being broke but until her Broadway dreams came true or the sugar daddy's quit evading her it was probably her destiny.  Jen took the brunt of her mother’s frustration with her life. Jen and her mother really didn’t know how to love each other. Her mother had battled cancer for the last year or so and gave up drinking and smoking but then was still another cyst. Jen was trying to show her mother she cared by showing up daily taking her to the doctor when she needed to go. Making her food or whatever she could do. Sometimes jen wanted to stand on the side of the highway and hitchhike her way out of this life.  Jen had crushed on TJ during middle and HS now she worked for his and his buddies companyStag for several years now as a bartender and recently a temporary receptionist. Jen didn’t have a lot of friends especially female but she really liked Charlotte who was one of TJ’s partners -Dean- and friend’s girlfriend. What Jen didn’t know was when TJ looked at jen all he seen was curvy hips, plump red lips, and colorful tattoos of flowers and fairies. She was an enigma.

I just couldn’t really get into this book. I felt like Jen had a big chip on her shoulder she needed to get rid of. TJ was nice to her and all she usually did was taunt him that was just very immature. Jen had been into TJ since HS but you couldn’t tell by the way she acted as far as I am concerned she was suppose to be an adult. Jen and TJ just don’t jell for me as a couple. If anything TJ is too nice for her. I also felt the end was too rushed. This just wasn’t for me.

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review 2018-02-25 23:50
Maybe This Time (Whiskey and Weddings, #2) by Nicole McLaughlin
Maybe This Time: A Whiskey and Weddings Novel - Nicole Perkins McLaughlin


Jen is the type of person that I strive to be. Her resilience is extraordinary. Despite life's punches, she never gives up hope. She doesn't wait for good things to come her way, she tries to make them happen for herself. Insecurities be damned. Too bad the blows are coming quicker than she can fend them off. The biggest one? TJ Laughlin. TJ is the one man who can bring her to her knees. He brings all her self-doubt to the surface. Can the one person who sees through the pain, show her how to rise above it? Maybe This Time is a delightful tale of optimism, love and inspiration. Something that we all need at one time or another. A pick me up.

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review 2018-02-09 15:11
The New Oxford Annotated Bible, New Revised Standard Version - Pheme Perkins,Carol A. Newsom,Marc Zvi Brettler,Michael D. Coogan,Anonymous

Imagine if the NASB had gotten this treatment. The best one volume study Bible I've encountered, and one of the best period outside of the Anchor Bible. Copious notes, a clear and attractive layout, a great translation, deep scholarship. Wonderful, just wonderful.

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