Thursday, January 30, 2014

Review of the book Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek by Jill Osborne

I really enjoyed this book, I will be giving it to my friend when I am done reading it, she is 10 and enjoys reading and is a tomboy!

This book is about a girl named Riley Mae who is a fan of softball and a company asks her to be the spokesman for their shoes. They end up putting her on a TV commercial, selling shoes everywhere,etc. She did everything for that company! The scariest photo-shoot she ever did was Yosemite to show that you can wear these shoes anywhere, and her photographer ends up getting hurt and has to be helicopter lifted to the hospital where later he ends up being ok! Alot of other stuff went into the book but I really enjoyed it and read it in 2 days!. I like this book because it showed how strong a girl can be and a good role model for a company. We need more role models like that. Such as how on my show Rozzoli and Isles, the main cop is a woman and she is strong and awesome. I look up to her because she doesn't get scared and always gets the job completed and done. We need more powerful women role models because more people prefer to see men do the hard stuff and women are seen as scared, hopeless people who need tough men to save them which I disagree with. Woman can do what men can do and more. We need to stand up for ourselves.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Review of the book Smitten Book Club by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, Denise Hunter

This book was very good to read! I was super excited to read it and dive in! It took me long to read then usual because life got busy and this is a big book to read! I thought it was one giant book but it was 4 small books into one and they all intertwine together!

The first book was about a woman named Heather who was helping her friend Molly out because her husband had died last year and was on her own with a failing business and Heather had smarts to help out with that. Heather ends up falling in love with her ex boyfriend and they end up getting back together after she divorced her current husband and now her and her boyfriend end up getting engaged to help take care of her son that she had previously!

The second book was about a girl named Abbey and she was a pretty boring person who never did anything adventurous and then she lost her dad and now takes care of her mom and works at the local library! Well turns out her one friend that she was in love with named Wyatt was close with her dad before he died, and Wyatt had a letter from her dad and it said that he wanted Wyatt to take care of her because he was the right guy for her! They end up falling in love and being happy and Abbey learns to be more adventurous!

The third story was about a woman named Elliana who before she had grown up and made a life for herself had fallen in love with a guy named Joey. Well one day she hurt her tooth and found herself being taken care of by a guy named Joey, it was the one she had fallen in love with from before! Turns out Joey is still in love with her but life is complicated because his wife died a year ago from a random shooting at the mall and left behind a daughter named Grace who was so traumatized by the shooting that she stopped talking and only talked in sign language to stay close to her mom who was deaf and wanted to keep her mom in memory forever! They end up falling in love and get married!

The fourth story is about Molly who I mentioned earlier! She needs help keeping her business afloat and in the process falls in love with this guy who helps her keep her business alive.

All in all the book was pretty predictable but I enjoyed reading it!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Hidden Falls‏ by Olivia Newport

This one book company I read books for and post my reviews has asked me to review a book called Hidden Falls by Olivia Newport and share the first chapter of this book for free to my readers. If you are interested in reading this book, you can download it for free

On Amazon :

My review so far is hard because I downloaded the free chapter but it omitted some pages from that for some reason.

This book is about teacher named Quinn and his lady Sylvia. His students are honoring him with a gala party for helping students graduate when some were not going to without his help especially his one student Ethan and his ex-girlfriend Nicole. Lauren's aunt is Sylvia. That's all I can figure out right now!

Big thanks to the book company Handlebar to be able to take place in this!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Tori Spelling's Husband, Dean McDermott, Is in Rehab

Tori Spelling's husband, Dean McDermott, who's been the subject of cheating rumors since the holidays, has entered rehab.

"I am truly sorry for the mistakes I have made and for the pain I've caused my family," he tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. "I take full responsibility for my actions and have voluntarily checked myself into a treatment center to address some health and personal issues. I am grateful to be getting the help I need so I can become the husband and father my family deserves."

Sources tell PEOPLE that McDermott, 47, is receiving intense treatment but is allowed to leave to visit his and Spelling's four children – Liam, 6½, Stella, 5½, Hattie, 2, and Finn, 15 months – at their house. "Their priority right now is their children," a source says.

Earlier this month, a friend of Spelling's told PEOPLE that the actress, author and reality star, 40, was "devastated" and "much more heartbroken than anyone realized" about the situation with McDermott.

Source: People

Friday, January 10, 2014

Hilary Duff Splits From Husband Mike Comrie After Three Years: "They Remain Best Friends"

Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie are going their separate ways after three years of marriage. The 26-year-old singer-actress has split from her former NHL player husband, 33, her rep confirms to Us Weekly. Click here for more recent pictures of Duff.

"Hilary Duff and husband Mike Comrie have mutually decided to an amicable separation. They remain best friends and will continue to be in each other's lives," the rep says of the couple, parents to son Luca, 21 months. "They are dedicated to loving and parenting their amazing son, and ask for privacy at this time."

Married since August 2010, the couple seemed happy as recently as late December, when they took Luca to Disneyland for the first time. Duff posted about the outing on Twitter, sharing a photo of herself with both her son and her husband. She also tweeted a picture of them all dressed up for a New Year's Eve party.

Last May, the Lizzie McGuire alum gushed to Us that Comrie was "amazing" and had really stepped up as a dad. "If I want to run out of the house for an hour to go work out or go meet a friend for lunch, I can," she said. "I think that's really important."

She even hinted to Us that they were thinking about having more children. "We don't really have any plans right now, but I think we'd be happy if it happened and maybe a bit overwhelmed," she said.

"I'm enjoying [Luca] so much, and now that he's a year, I'm finally getting to have a life again. He'll go down at 7 and then we can go out for dinner or go do something fun and he doesn't even know we're gone," she continued. "I think with two kids that would be a little harder. But we also want to do right by him and give him a sibling not too far apart so they have a lot in common and can be really close."

Duff and Comrie met at an Idaho resort and dated for more than two years before getting engaged in 2010. According to a Page Six report from that year, they signed a prenup prior to walking down the aisle. (Comrie's dad is the founder of a Canadian appliance and furniture empire.)

After news broke of their split on Friday, Jan. 10, the singer took to Twitter to thank fans for their support. "Mike and I are sitting here, we are so appreciative for all of your kindness & well wishes," she wrote. "Not an easy day but we're getting thru it together."


Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Review of the book Ingredients For Success by Joseph James Slawek

This book was a nice read for me, Read it in about a day! This book talked about ways to learn how to make your business successful.

I like the ten practices he talks about in the introduction. The then practices are boldly, yet compassionately, tell the truth. Plan ahead but be ready for surprises. Know, develop, and use your unique abilities. Use your talents responsibility or you'll lose them. Be ready for the accounting. Invest your talents faithfully for maximum return. Aim for excellence, not perfection. Be strong and courageous. Redistribute unused talents and resources. Express gratitude to GOD and others.

I also like the quote on page 53 which says "some day, there will be a final accounting for all of us. We would stand before God in order to give accounting for our souls."

The last thing I liked in the book was a scripture he shared from Psalm 46: 1-2 which reads " GOD is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Be still, and know that I am GOD!"

All in all a really good book that I would recommend to my friends.

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