Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Deal or Duel - For History Buffs

My daughter-in-law is a big history buff.  I knew this game would appeal to her.  Since she works in the history department at the local college she was super excited to take this to work and play with the students. I know it will get tons of use there! Great Idea !!

I was given this in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

White Fur

White FurFrom the description I was hoping for a story I could dive into and travel to another time and place.  I struggled thru the first few pages and wasn't interested.  I set it down.  Read another book.  Willing to try again, I started from the beginning again.  Still I could not stick with it.  Sometimes a book just isn't your style.  This wasn't mine.  I will share with my little free library readers. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Heirs

I honestly tried to get involved and interested in this book but it just wasn't for me.  I usually try to give a book the first 100 pages till i give up.  Wasn't going to happen this time.  I felt like the characters didn't come alive for me.  I struggled with some of the words.  Overall just not my type of book.  I put this book out in the little free library at the office where I work.  I am sure someone will fall in love with it!

I was given this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Here and Gone - Haylen Beck - Your summer read - Thank me later

I just finished Haylen Beck's new novel Here and Gone.  He had me at chapter one.  I haven't had a book that had my attention like this in awhile.  It was gripping, suspenseful, and had my heart pumping a few times.  The characters were intense and the story drew you in.  I am headed to the library today to look for more books by this author. By the way I have already picked out actors to play the parts of Whiteside, Collins, Mitchell, Audra and Danny in my head.  Maybe even Mrs. Gerber.  Would make a fantastic thriller movie !!

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Braving It - James Campbell

Some people are parents and some people "parent".  James Campbell introduces his daughter to Alaska in such a way that you just know his daughter Aidan will grow up to be a strong, independent and responsible woman.  His biography of their unforgettable trips to the most remote parts of Alaska is riveting. His descriptions of the landscape, hunts and living quarters give you such a clear image you almost shiver feeling the temperatures he describes.  My only wish is that there were more photos included.  I will look for his other books to add to my must read list.

I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review.  I already have 2 friends that I have recommended this book to.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Roadfood - A must have for the car!

I recently received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I have a friend who will absolutely love this book.

The book gives you great information on the favorites of the locals.  Don't expect fine dining or 5 star restaurants here.  This is the good food.  Roadfood.  Comfortfood.  This will be great for road trips or even day trips!  Loan it to a friend, give it as a gift.  A fun book for everyone.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

On Edge - This could be my biography!

I had my first panic attack in September 1995.  At the time I didn't know that was what it was.  I had dropped my son off for his second day of kindergarten and he was sobbing.  I got to my car and broke down too.  Then I couldn't breathe.  My heart was racing and I started to sweat.  My first thought was heart attack.  I was 33 years old.  My dad had one and died at 42 years of age.  It wasn't until a few years later when it happened again.  My next door neighbor dropped over dead.  No warning.  I sought out medical help and my Dr at the time was not helpful.  I switched doctors and found one who helped me with the right therapy and medication.  

On Edge is Andrea Petersen's story.  Though her story is different, people with anxiety all experience much of the same.  From misdiagnosis to medications to groups to yoga, this book covers it all!  

A must read for anyone living with anxiety or anyone with a loved one who has anxiety.

I was given this book in exchange for a fair and honest review by blogging for books.