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url 2020-12-15 11:14
Weight Loss Myths

So much is said about losing weight that it can be hard to sort fact from fiction. Here's the truth about common weight loss myths.

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review 2020-11-13 18:34
Book #902 - 364,282 Pages Read
Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster - Allan J. McDonald,James R. Hansen
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review 2020-10-08 16:10
Book Review - The Gritty Truth by Melissa Foster
The Gritty Truth (The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor Book 7) - Melissa Foster
This was such a beautiful, and phenomenal story.  I enjoyed many moments smiling, laughing, melting with the heat, but Melissa absolutely broke me emotionally on more than one occasion with this. She took the wind out of my sails with the most emotion I've ever felt whilst reading a book. 
 
Quincy has held a special place in my heart ever since meeting him and Tru in their traumatic story of Tru Blue. I thought I was prepared to relive his heartbreaking past and ready to take on whatever was going to come along but my heart felt like it had actually broke as I read certain scenes. This is now firmly planted forever as my #1 Top Melissa Foster read!  It can definitely be read as a standalone but I feel that there is a special connection to the characters that seeds from Tru Blue that brings even more feelings to this book.
 
I always love my time in the Whiskey world, it's always fun, people genuinely care about each other, no judgements are made and are everyone is so supportive, which is what Quincy, a recovering drug addict, needed more than most. He was in his second drug free year and doing really well, he had turned into such a genuine, caring and thoughtful guy, and he was falling hard for sexy dance teacher Roni, who also had her own traumatic history.  As we follow their story the author brings the beautiful excitement of fresh love to the pages, the giddiness, stolen glances, the innocence of kissing, drifting you back in time and bringing a smile to your face.
 
They have the ultimate connection and chemistry, but as things start to progress Quincy finds that he can not allow the relationship to strengthen until he has been totally honest with Roni about his past, even if it means delving into his mistakes he regrets on a daily basis and the possibility of losing Roni completely by scaring her off.  As you read, you could feel the sheer anguish, pain, and sadness, running off the pages, whilst remembering to tell yourself to breathe. It ripped my heart out listening to Quincy retell his heartbreaking and unthinkable past.  And even though we love Quincy now, imagining how Roni must have felt not knowing what to do with all this painful story.  She could be taking the biggest risk of her life.  It definitely makes you think about your own thoughts and how would you deal with the biggest decision of your life. What will Roni decide? And what will happen next?
 
After finishing the book I was an emotional wreck, it left me speechless with emotion as I sat thinking...I just...I can't...I just...I felt like I'd taken all the emotion I could.  I found myself writing to the author to try to express just an ounce of how I was feeling...
 
"I feel like an absolute wreck, I don’t think I could have take much more emotion, can’t get the words out, but phenomenal and beautiful is all I can say. I actually feel like my heart has broke. Thank you for being such an amazing writer xxx"
 
Phenomenal #1 Melissa Foster read!
Source: beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com
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review 2020-07-29 11:31
Uncomfortable truths written in easily understood language
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide - Carol Anderson

The thrust of this easy to read and highly informative book is that power structures in America and disenfranchised whites have one thing that bind them together, a determination to prevent African-American success. The chapters take us from the end of the civil war and the reconstruction through to the first black president in the US, Obama. It studies the gymnastics, sleight of hand, and frequently extremely violent terrorist acts involved in maintaining segregation after in was legally outlawed in the 1960s, and how a coup in Nicaragua was tied into criminalising black communities in the US. The more left-wing of us might wonder at the restraint of African-Americans at times, and this book delves into the history of that and how every act of resistance in the last 350 years has been met with disproportionate, murderous punishment in order to protect white communities against even the discomfort of black success. It's a great book if you're wondering how we arrived at the BLM movement today.

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review 2020-06-02 02:39
The Honest Truth
The Honest Truth - Dan Gemeinhart

This book is about accepting what is life and creating your own journey.  It’s about the friendships that are real, the ones that really matter and about appreciating these individuals.  This book is about seeing the sun on a cloudy day. This was a book that was hard to put down.    

 

Mark wants a courageous and beautiful life yet a fight has been going on inside Mark’s body for quite a while.  Unfortunately, the war is winning.  It’s now or never, as Mark decides to attempt one of his dreams.  With his dog Beau accompanying him, Mark attempts to climb Mt. Rainer.

 

It’s an incredible journey: a journey of discovery and emotion. I would love to talk about the ending as it was incredible but I’m not going to spoil the book.  I will say that the emotions that I felt, the character’s frame of mind, and their emotions, were the finishing touches on this fantastic book.       

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