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text 2017-12-13 21:12
Kiss Me Like A Stranger: My Search for Love and Art
Kiss Me Like A Stranger: My Search for Love and Art - Gene Wilder

We've all seen this wonderfully colorful and humble man, and incredibly talented and brilliant actor on our small television screens back when we were young, we've all laughed and we've all cried when he made us laugh out loud or cry our eyes out. But you know what? None of us really knew what was going on behind the scenes of those block buster movies he has filmed. None of us really knew what was he like in person when he wasn't portraying one of his characters that are still widely recognized all over the world, to this day. Well, this wonderful memoir written in his words, from his heart, and from his soul, sort of answers all those questions regarding his life, but it delves a lot deeper into his psyche, and into his mysterious personality. He's incredibly sincere in it from the very beginning and he doesn't stop being sincere until the very end. He shares with us the stories from his life, the kind most of us would rather not mention if we were writing our own memoirs, and he shares all the demons he has had to face throughout his life as an actor, as a public persona, and as a private man of wit and integrity. What I loved the most about this memoir, was the way he opened himself to me, his reader, and the way he was slowly uncovering his true self and unveiled his mistakes and imperfections. I don't know if I've ever encountered a memoir as sincere as this one, and I am deeply grateful to the lord for giving us this man who has brought smile to my face when I was young and always made my day a lot brighter with his brilliant delivery of his lines. He has truly found his love and his art, and was a true master of his craft, and if I may add, he was also a very talented writer. I'm still sad that he has left us, but I do know that wherever he is right now, or wherever his soul might be at the moment, he will always be remembered not only to us for his roles, but also to his family for his caring heart.  

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review 2017-12-12 21:05
Forbidden Love - Andie M. Long,Anna Bloo... Forbidden Love - Andie M. Long,Anna Bloom,Bethany Lopez,Grace Augustine,Jade C. Jamison,Jeanne St. James,K.L. Shandwick,Kat Mizera,L.A. Remenicky,Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

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  On the whole this series of short stories is good to the point of me looking for books following on or related to the characters in some of them, some really stood out as slightly better than others like Anna Bloom's and Kat Mizera. KL Shandwick's Under The Radar is related to her Ready For Flynn series which I have read, so I really enjoyed this story especially since I was already familiar with the characters and some of their story. It is focussed on their relationship and a discussion on mov On the whole this series of short stories is good to the point of me looking for books following on or related to the characters in some of them, some really stood out as slightly better than others like Anna Bloom's and Kat Mizera. KL Shandwick's Under The Radar is related to her Ready For Flynn series which I have read, so I really enjoyed this story especially since I was already familiar with the characters and some of their story. It is focussed on their relationship and a discussion on moving forward with it, one character wants more the other is worried how it would effect her job and son. Very intense and emotional, well written and enjoyable. If you have read the series then I would definitely suggest getting this for that story alone. There were a couple of stories I felt were very rushed, the wording and sentences almost clipped as though a read through or edits and corrections hadn't been made. This is a shame as the stories themselves were quite good but this did let them down and I must say I have read arcs with much better layout and spelling, luckily this is in the minority in this box set and was only two stories so didn't spoil it to much. Most authors had done a thorough job and I really enjoyed reading them.

 

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review 2017-12-11 02:59
Fabulous Read!!
Prescription For Love (Destiny's Child B... Prescription For Love (Destiny's Child Book 1) - Zee Monodee

Prescription For Love by Zee Monodee is an amazing book.  Ms. Monodee has delivered a book that is well-written and furnished it with phenomenal characters.  Margo is a forensic pathologist and is guardian to 11 year old Emma.  Jamie is the town physician and their new neighbor.  Their story is touching and will warm your heart.  There is plenty of drama, humor and spice to keep readers wrapped up in this fantastic story.  I enjoyed reading Prescription For Love and look forward to reading more from Zee Monodee in the future.  Prescription For Love is book 1 of the Destiny's Child Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.  

 

I voluntarily read an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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review 2017-12-10 23:51
Margo and her Poetic Vengeance…
Marrow - Tarryn Fisher

 

Book Title: Marrow

Author:  Tarryn Fisher

Narration:  Audra Pagano

Genre:  New Adult | Thriller

Setting:  The Bone and Seattle in Washington

Source:  Own Audible Audiobook

 

 

 

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Plot:  4/5 

Main Characters:  4.3/5

Secondary Characters:  4/5

The Feels:  4.5/5

Pacing:  4.5/5

Addictiveness:  4/5

Theme or Tone:  4/5

Flow (Writing Style):  4.2/5

Backdrop (World Building):  5/5

Originality:  5/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Narration:  5/5

Ending:  4.8/5  Cliffhanger:  ???

Steam Factor 0-5:  3

Total:  4.5/5 STARS - GRADE=A-

 

 

 

This is not your typical story…this one might make you want to DNF even…but stick with it, because it may surprise you.  It did me.  Thank you, Tarryn Fisher, for a story that made me stop and seriously think and will also stick with me, for a while to come. 

 

This is not a romance, although it has something like romantic moments.  It's a story about seeing things that make you angry, like really angry and taking your own form of punishment out on the perpetrators.  Margo is like the Punisher. 

 

I took a half star off, mainly because I was really confused at one point, things got all crazy, and shit.  If anyone has read this, they might know where that happened at.  I had to re-listen to some sections, but all in all, her ending paragraphs in the epilogue made this story make sense, somehow. 

 

Will I read more from this Author?⇜  Hell yes, Although, I think you really have to be in the right mood to read Tarryn Fisher.

 

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review 2017-12-10 20:33
Love and Other Consolation Prizes
Love and Other Consolation Prizes: A Novel - Jamie Ford
I absolutely loved this novel. As I read, I was completely infatuated with the story that was occurring in the early 1900’s. I looked forward to reading about the life that encircled the Tenderloin and the individuals surrounding it. I felt an attachment and a passion towards Ernest and the girls as each one of them was vital, vital to the Tenderloin and crucial to me. Life outside the house was hostile, the controversies were splitting the town, some of them running deeper than what met the eye. As the stories began to twist together more, the story that was developing in the 1960’s tore at my heart and stole the show. Reflecting upon the past, it brought it to the forefront and tried to make it shine. With this sunshine, it also brought the truth.
 
I fell in love with the historical element of this story. Yung Kun-ai talked about being rounded up with other small children in a cemetery as his mother was no longer able to care for him. Placed inside a ship and held below for a month in the cargo area, he talks of cutting his way out of a burlap bag after being thrown overboard. He is a survivor but for what? Yung’s name is now changed to Ernest and he is attending boarding school, thanks to a Mrs. Irvine. She thinks she is doing him a favor but in reality, Ernest is living it and he wants more. His wanting lands him at the World’s Fair. Exciting! It’s opening day at the fair and it’s time for the raffle. An opening day tradition. As the crowd gathers, Ernest wonders what they are raffling off. Ernest begins to notice that everyone is staring at him. As the questions storm through this head, Mrs. Irvine informs Ernest that he is the raffle. He will be going home with one of the 30,000 attendees. Ernest minds wanders farther, what purpose will he serve them?
 
Ernest got lucky as his new home is with Madam Flora at the Tenderloin. I liked Ernest’s confidence as he sizes up his new home. He has no idea what he is walking into but he welcomes anything with a positive and firm attitude. Ms. Flora changes Ernest’s life. What she and her business provide for him is far more than he could have obtained elsewhere. It wasn’t all roses for Ernest as he reflects back over the years. It’s a sentimental and reflective time as Ernest thinks about the choices he has made throughout the years. I enjoyed everything about this novel including the relationships and my emotional journey through it. I highly recommend this novel.

 

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