Book Review: 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do

Title:  13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do Author:  Amy Morin Release Date:  December 31, 2018 Publisher:  William Morrow Source:  Edelweiss International bestselling author and leading global expert on mental strength Amy Morin turns her focus to feminism, explaining what it means – and what it takes – to be a mentally strong woman in the age of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. (Goodreads) Review:   Amy Morin’s first book was 13 Things That Mentally …

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First Book of 2019

I’m a little late to the party but decided to join in the fun of deliberately choosing the first book I’ll read in 2019. I usually don’t give it much thought, but can see how the first book can sorta, kinda set the tone for your reading year. This one leapt out at me as I was browsing my TBR piles. I’ve read all of the other Badass books so couldn’t resist pre-ordering this one …

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Mini Review: Say Goodbye To Survival Mode

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine Synopsis Packed with straightforward solutions you’ll use today and inspirational stories you’ll remember for years, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode is a must for any woman who’s ever longed for the freedom to enjoy life, not just survive it. (Goodreads) Quick Take Felt a little betrayed by this book as I wasn’t expecting such a large Christian message woven throughout. I don’t mind religious talk in a …

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Blog Tour: The Well Path by Jamé Heskett

Title:  The Well Path: Lose 20 Pounds, Reverse the Aging Process, Change Your Life Author:  Jame HeskettRelease Date:  March 8, 2016Publisher:  Harper WaveSource:  Review copy provided by TLC Book Tours Lose twenty pounds and reverse the aging process in just sixty days with this clinically proven, holistic lifestyle plan from an anti-aging expert whose clients include some of New York City’s most successful women. Most diets don’t work because they restrict food intake and put …

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Book Review: A Hot Glue Gun Mess by Mr. Kate

Title:  A Hot Glue Gun Mess Author:  Mr. KateRelease Date:  June 16, 2015Publisher:  William Morrow PaperbacksSource:  review copy received from the publisher In this beautiful paperback edition featuring French flaps, hugely popular lifestyle blogger, YouTube star, and designer Mr. Kate (Kate Albrecht) offers a stunning collection of step-by-step personal style and home projects – woven in with quirkily hilarious stories and anecdotes. My Review: While I’m not what you’d call a crafty person, I do …

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Review: What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Title:  What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast Author:  Laura VanderkamRelease Date:  June 2012Source:  personal library Mornings are a madcap time for many of us. We wake up in a haze – often after hitting snooze a few times. Then we rush around to get ready and out the door so we can officially start the day. Before we know it, hours have slipped by without us accomplishing anything beyond downing a cup of …

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Uncle John’s Weird, Weird World

Uncle John’s Weird, Weird World Review copy received from Media Masters Publicity It’s finally here – the book that Uncle John’s fans have been asking for: a full-color, illustrated edition featuring the most entertaining articles from the world’s bestselling bathroom trivia series!  Hundreds of eye-popping photographs add a new dimension to Uncle John’s unique blend of trivia, humor, origin stories, history, science, and oddities. (Goodreads) My Review: Uncle John’s Weird, Weird World:  Who, What, Where, …

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Shake Puppies – A great last-minute stocking stuffer!

Shake Puppies by Carli Davidson Shake Puppies features two images of each dog placed side by side to capture the action of the shake- – the tousled hair, the distorted expression, the flying water droplets. The photographs capture the dogs in the most candid of moments and were shot against brightly colored backdrops to make them fresh, lively, and inviting. Shake Puppies includes a roster listing the names, ages, and breeds of the dogs, as …

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Book Review: Paleo Cookbook for Dummies

Paleo Cookbook for Dummies by Dr. Kellyann Petrucci The fast and easy way to enjoy a Paleo diet. The Paleo movement is one of the hottest diet and healthy-eating approaches, as people discover an appealing and sustainable alternative to the restrictive diets that lead to burnout and failed weight loss efforts. This modern-day take on an ancient diet–which excludes dairy, processed foods, and refined sugar–has helped thousands of people lose weight and keep it off. …

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Book Review: Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore Meet Denver, a man raised under plantation-style slavery in Louisiana in the 1960s; a man who escaped, hopping a train to wander, homeless, for eighteen years on the streets of Dallas, Texas. No longer a slave, Denver’s life was still hopeless – until God moved. First came a godly woman who prayed, listened, and obeyed. And then came her husband, Ron, an international …

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Book Review: How to Be Alone

How to Be Alone by Tanya Davis, illustrated by Andrea Dorfman A charming and deeply poignant illustrated poem based on the popular viral Internet video that has captured the hearts of millions worldwide If you are, at first, lonely be patient. If you’ve not been alone much or if, when you were, you weren’t okay with it then just wait… Since its debut on YouTube, Tanya Davis’s beautiful and perceptive poem, How to Be Alone, …

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Review: The Art of Procrastination

The Art of Procrastination by John Perry This is not a book for Bill Gates. Or Hillary Clinton, or Steven Spielberg. Clearly they have no trouble getting stuff done. For the great majority of us, though, what a comfort to discover that we’re not wastrels and slackers, but doers . . . in our own way. It may sound counterintuitive, but according to philosopher John Perry, you can accomplish a lot by putting things off. …

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