Sunday’s Review-a-thon Update

 

This is has been a crazy weekend. I only got ten reviews posted on the blogs. That is a large number, but I was hoping for a few more. I did get a lot done, but some of it was “behind the scenes”. So, 48 hours later, this is where I am.

Amazon reviews: I posted 17 reviews on Amazon this weekend.  All of the blog reviews are on Amazon, but not all the Amazon reviews were long enough for the blogs. You can see all of my Amazon reviews here.

Goodreads “read” shelf updated: I did post quite a few reviews on GR as well. All of the blog reviews, plus most, if not all, of the Amazon reviews were posted there. More importantly, I updated my “read” list. Thursday night, I had 142 books on my “read” shelf. I now have 224. I’m still not done. I have 60+ read books on my Kindle that I need to mark as read. Continue reading

Book Review: Top Trucks! Big Trucks Doing Hard Work! by Cyndy Adamsen

Blurb:

This book has over 45+ Awesome photos of cool Trucks Working Hard! Each photo has a description so you can learn what is going on.

No only is is fun to read, but the great Truck Photos make it easy to do. You kid will want to learn to read this book.

Here is What is Inside “Top Trucks! Big Trucks Doing Hard Work!”…
Trucks
Trucks Hauling
Military Trucks
Logging Trucks
Semi Trucks
Truck in Mountains
Mining Trucks
Dump Trucks
Foreign Trucks
Firetrucks
Old Trucks
Plow Trucks
4X4 Trucks
Trucks Stuck In The Mud
Cattle Trucks
And Much More…

Buy the book “Top Trucks! Big Trucks Doing Hard Work!” Today! You will be happy you did. Continue reading

Book Reviews: That Boy and That Wedding by Jillian Dodd

Blurb:

You know, being friends with two cute boys does have its benefits. There’s Danny. Danny is a golden boy in every way. He has dreamy blue eyes and blonde hair that always looks perfect, even when it’s windblown or been stuck under a football helmet. He’s the boy every girl crushes on. The boy I get into trouble with, the boy I fight with, the hot quarterback no girl can resist, not even me. Being with Danny is like being on an adventure. He has a bright, contagious smile and abs to die for. He’s pretty much irresistible. Equally crush worthy is Phillip. Adorable, sweet Phillip, who I have known since birth. Phillip has dark hair, a perfect smile, brown eyes, and the sexiest voice I have ever heard. He’s the boy I talk to every night before I go to sleep. The boy who rescues me, the boy who can read my mind, the boy who is always there for me, the boy who tries to keep me out of trouble, the boy who irritatingly keeps getting hotter, and whose strong arms always seem to find their way around me. And when he gives me that grin, I can never say no. One boy will give me my very first kiss. One boy will teach me to make out. One boy will take me to prom. And finally, one boy will ask me to marry him. They will both be my best friends. But only one of them will be the boy I fall in love with. Only one of them is That Boy. Continue reading

Saturday’s Review-a-thon Update

First I want to say THANK YOU! You all have been so encouraging! It’s like having my own cheerleading squad! 🙂 It IS making a big difference, so please don’t abandon me tomorrow!

Living, Learning, and Loving Life Reviews

Review #1: Going to the Bad by Nora McFarland
Review #3: Not This Time by Vicki Hinze
Review #5: When Fate Dictates by Elizabeth Marshall
Review #6: A Love Story How God Pursued Me and Found Me: An Impossibly True Story by Samantha Ryan Chandler

My Other Book Blog Reviews (these books contain sex scenes and/or other adult themes)

Review #2:  The Holedigger: A Novel About Living and Dying by Arthur Nelson Thornhill
Review #4: Thoughts Without Cigarettes by Oscar Hijuelos
Review #7: Destiny Unchained by Leia Shaw

My Goodreads account is updated from 142 to 151, with many more to go. I barely got started on the ebooks tonight.

Donations

Red Cross $325 (plus a pending $25 employer-match donation)
New York Aquarium $25

Thank you! We have one more day! Don’t forget you can win a $20 Amazon gift card by helping to spread the word!

Book Review: A Love Story: How God Pursued Me and Found Me by Samantha Ryan Chandler

Blurb:

The tale of Samantha Ryan Chandler’s life is evocatively portrayed in her book: A Love Story, How God Pursued Me and Found Me. It tells of a life that is as disturbing and unsettling as it is uplifting and, in the end, gratifying. How “A girl from Nowhere, Louisiana” finds her way from such humble beginnings to live and walk amongst presidents and the supremely rich, only to find her trust and faith betrayed by those that she loved and trusted the most. She would be tested to the point where she began to doubt her own sanity and, at the moment of her greatest desperation and doubt, she was found by God and brought back from the brink of hopeless despair. Blessed with an almost unquenchable optimism and a unique sense of humor, she relates the story of a life that will speak to those who have encountered abuse, unfairness and anguish. Her love for her children and her faith in God carried her through a crucible of fire and in the end, made her a better, stronger person, ready to carry on with life once again. Samantha’s story will both inspire you and touch your heart. Continue reading

Book Review: When Fate Dictates by Elizabeth Marshall

Blurb:

When Fate Dictates is a full length novel of approximately 90 000 words and is book one in the ‘Highland Secret Series’. Book two of the series is called Beyond Time and the third is Entwined both of which have both been released. The Scottish Highlands are well known for their mystical charms and tales of fantasy, yet very few have encountered the power of a Highland Stag, the magic of a Campbell crystal or the enchantment of a sprig of heather. Indeed, even those who dwell within the shadows of these formidable mountains are often unaware of their charms. In the early hours of February 13th 1692 the sulfurous smell of a fired gun hung in the air of these mountains. Men, women and children screamed in terror, withering against pain as they fell, bludgeoned to death by men of the army. The shameful scar of a dreadful and tragic event was etched upon the landscape of a beautiful and otherwise honorable place forever. Awoken by the sickly, metallic copper stink of fresh blood and death, Corran MacDonald is forced to flee into blizzard swept mountains. She mysteriously defies death only to come face to face with one of her enemies, Simon Campbell. With her family massacred and her village destroyed, Corran trusts the man when he offers to help her escape. But things aren’t quite what they seem and very soon their bid for freedom is thwarted by Simon’s old enemy and fellow Red Coat, Angus. A perilous journey of mystery, magic and intrigue takes the couple through time to modern day York where a twist of fate leads them to a conflict that will shape the final destiny of all Highlanders. Continue reading

Book review: Not This Time by Vicki Hinze

Blurb:

Small town scandal. International terrorist attack. Who among them is the traitor?
Sara and Beth have built a multi-million dollar business together, but their once solid friendship is now strained. Beth is leery of Sara’s husband, and when he is kidnapped, authorities consider Beth their prime suspect.

Then, their small town of Seagrove Village is rocked by an act of terrorism, and Beth doesn’t know who to trust. Someone she knows is linked to the attack, but who? Is there a connection to Crossroads Crisis Center? In the midst of the confusion and fear, Beth finds herself attracted to a man from her past. She knows she shouldn’t fall in love with him, but she can’t resist or even explain their bond. As her world unravels around her, she wonders, is it possible to be beyond redemption? Continue reading