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New Book Release

Perfectly Charming (A Morning Glory Novel) - Liz Talley

I just wanted to let everyone know that there is a new book out by Liz Talley

Title: Perfectly Charming (A Morning Glory book 2)

Author: Liz Talley

Release Date: September 27 th 2016

I can't wait to read this one. It looks like a good one.

Review Friendships Don't Just Happen by Shasta Nelson

Friendships Don't Just Happen!: The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of GirlFriends - Shasta Nelson
 Here is a summary of what the book is about. This essential go- to guide reveals how women can enhance their lives by creating valuable friendships in today's busy mobile world, from nationally recognized friendship expert and CEO of GirlFriendCircles.com.
 
Every woman is searching for a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life. Many realize the significant role that an intimate, tightly knit circle of friends plays in creating a more fulfilling life, but with hectic schedules,frequent moves, and life changes, it's more important than ever for women to establish natural, meaningful friendships that will contribute to their overall wellbeing.
 
In Friendships Don't Just Happen!, Shasta Nelson, friendship expert and CEO of GirlFriendCircles.com,  reveals the most important proven steps, processes, and sercrets vital to establishing the five different levels of friendships, or Circles of Connectedness, that women- no matter their age or relationship status- are longing for in  today's stressful and mobile culture. This revolutionary, engaging guide will also benefit women who already feel rooted to fabulous friends, with insightful principles that will help them maintain and enhance their current friendships.
 
Full of practical how- to tips, fun activities, guiding questions,and step-by-step instructions, Friendships Don't Just Happen! highlights several areas of developing lasting friendships, teaching women how to:
 
. Evaluate their current circle of friends 
 
. Recognize what types of friends they are seeking based on career, interests, location, and relationship status
 
, Create a prioritized  friendship action plan
 
. Find extraordinary friends- where to look and how to approach them
 
. Take initiative to jumpstart friendships and face fears of rejection
 
. Establish "frientimacy," trust, and happiness through conversation and activities
 
. Maintain meaningful friendships and determine which ones are worthwhile  

I have belonged to the website www.GirlFriendCircles.com   for a long time. It is a great site.

I found this book to be very interesting. I thought it had a lot of good tips about meeting people and making friendships last. I believe every woman should read this book and join the site. I can't wait to read the next book by Shasta Nelson.                                

Review: From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess by Meg Cabot

From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess - Meg Cabot

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Return to the world of Meg Cabot's bestselling and beloved Princess Diaries series in From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess-this time through the illustrated diary of a spunky new heroine: Princess Mia's long lost half- sister, Olivia!

Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison is a completely average twelve- year old: average height, average weight, average  brown hair of average length, average brown skin and average hazel eyes.

The only things about her that aren't average are her name (too long and princess themed), her ability to draw animals (useful for her future career as a wildlife illustrator), and the fact that she is a half - orphan who has never met her father and is forced to live with her aunt and uncle (who treat her almost like their own kids, so she doesn't want to complain).

Then one completely average day, everything goes wrong: the most popular girl in school, Annabelle Jenkins, threatens to beat her up, the principal gives her a demerit, and she's knocked down at the bus stop... Until a limo containing Princess Mia Thermopolis of Genovia pulls up to invite her to New York to finally meet her father, who promptly invites her to come live with him, Mia Grandmere and her two fabulous poodles... Maybe Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison  isn't so average after all!

I thought this book was very cute. I could see middle school kids reading this book. I thought it was written very well. I enjoyed the illustrations in the book.

I loved the fact that it was written in the diary format. I think it is good for a 12 year old girl to write her feelings down in a notebook.

The book is written from a 12 year old girls perspective and point of view. There is a sequel to this book called From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess Royal Wedding Disaster by Meg Cabot. Which I will  read and review at  another time.

Review: Switch -a- Wish by M.B. Earnheardt

Switch A Wish - M.B. Earnheardt

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Switch -a- Wish examines the complexity of a stressed relationship through the eyes of partners who are required to live as each other. This unique perspective allows Chris and Amanda a chance to find their way back to the feelings of the love they once shared.

I found this book to be interesting. The author did a great job with the way she wrote it.

I also found this book to be funny. I thought it was a great comparison to the movie Freaky Friday. Where in the movie Freaky Friday the mother and daughter switch lives.

I also thought this book did a great job of pointing out the responsibilities of the roles a husband and wife have in a marriage. It dealt with real life situations. We know that switching bodies can't happen in reality but I found this book to be an eye opener. I would recommend  this book. Looking forward to reading more books by this author.

Review: The Boy with Words by C.E. Wilson

Five Seven Five (The Boy with Words) (Volume 1) - C.L. Wilson

Here is the summary of what the book is about.Two Books in One Volume! (Five Seven Five & Five Seven Six).

White Frost has only ever known the darkness. Everything outside of her closed society is  The Unknown - a strange and dangerous place accessible to only a chosen few.

White's only glimpse of the world beyond comes from her beloved cousin in the form of mysterious collections of words that hint at astonishing wonders. When an accident upends her simple  existence, she's given  an unlikely chance to see the truth for herself.

What she finds is greater and more terrible than she could have imagined, and before long she is forced to make the most important choice of her life: does she accept her safe, limited world that she's known or take a desperate gamble in a world not meant for her with the Boy with Words?

What can I say about this book? I found this book to be intriguing and a little bit strange. I can't imagine going through life in darkness and being lied to all my life the way White Frost did.

This book has some twists and turns and some surprises in it. I thought the author did a great job writing this book. What an imagination she has? I would recommend this book.

Review: Just a Matter of Time: A Young Adult Paranormal Short Story by Charity Tahmaseb

Just a Matter of Time: A Young Adult Paranormal Short Story - Charity Tahmaseb
Here is a summary of what the book is about. Sadie Lin: High school junior Sadie is desperate- to maintain her GPA,  to score high on the SAT's, for her dad to return from Afghanistan.

Time seems to crawl and slip through her fingers all at once. She thinks it's all in her head.

It's not.

Gordon Bakersfield: Gordon- Sadie's ninth grade epic crush- has plenty of time and knows where to get more.

He knows someone has been stealing Sadie's time. And while he's not sure how to stop it, he's hoping to try. But can Sadie trust him?

Only time will tell.

This young adult paranormal novelette is approximately 8,000 words long (-35 pages).

This is the first paranormal book I have read. I found the story to be interesting and cute. Can someone really steal time form you? To find out the answer you need to pick up this book and read it. I thought it was a real page turner I couldn't put it down. I am looking forward to reading more books from this author. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes young adult/paranormal short story books.
 

Reading Progress

I have read 50%  and I am on part two of the book The Boy with Words by C.E. Wilson. I will be posting something real soon What will it be? Will it be a review or a reading progress update. You will just have to wait and see. Stay tuned!

Reading Progress

This is my last post for this month. Where did the month of June go? I guess it went by faster because I was on vacation  for a while. Anyway I have read 19% of the book Switch - a - Wish by M.B. Earnheardt.  The kindle version of this book  has 64 chapters in it but the chapters are short.  I am really enjoying this book. I will be posting another reading progress update soon.

Reading Progress

I  have read 23% of the book The Boy with Words by C.E. Wilson.  The book is in two parts. I will be posting another reading progress update soon.

Review: An Unexpected Wedding (Treasured Dreams Book 5) by Susan Hatler

An Unexpected Wedding (Treasured Dreams Book 5) - Susan Hatler
Here is the summary of what the book is about. Instead of being an excited bride-to-be, Holly's frazzled beyond belief as she tries to plan her wedding. Her fiancé Dave, says whatever she wants works for him, but she can't get her mom and soon-to-be mother-in-law to so much as agree on a date.

The worst part is that her dad passed away four years ago, and she's heartbroken he won't be walking her down the aisle.

Holly begins to accept the wedding is doomed, but then an unexpected surprise reminds her why she's getting married in the first place.

I enjoyed the story very much. I like how this story talks a little bit about what happened in the previous books in the series. The title of this book is perfect because of the unexpected twist and surprise of the story.
 
 

 

Just a Girl Kindleing

Wild Animal School - Jenny Lynne
Here is a blurb of what the book is about.

AT THIS SCHOOL, EVERY LESSON IS AN ADVENTURE.

Sixteen-year-old Jessica Rainville's dream of working with exotic animals is about to come true. She's signed up to spend a summer learning to train and care for tigers, lions, leopards, bears, and elephants at an exotic animal ranch. She will pet tigers, train grizzly bears, ride bareback on elephants, and, despite her best efforts, she will fall in love. But Jessica's summer at the exotic animal ranch will test her in ways that she never imagined. And just one mistake can mean the difference between life and death.

WILD ANIMAL SCHOOL is a romantic young adult contemporary coming-of-age novel that is a must-read for animal lovers, especially those who have ever considered a career working with animals, from zookeeper to animal trainer.

I found this book to be a very interesting story. It was a page turner I couldn't put it down. I feel the author is a talented writer. The way the author writes makes you feel like you are apart of the story. While reading this story I pretended to be a animal trainer too. I would recommend everyone should read this book.

Reading progress update: I've read 40%.

Wild Animal School - Jenny Lynne

I have read 40% of the book Wild Animal School by Jenny Lynne.

Just a Girl Kindleing

How To Start A Conversation And Make Friends - Don Gabor, Mary Power

I have read 75 pages out of 199 pages of the book How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends by Don Gabor.

Reading progress update: I've read 64 out of 199 pages.

How To Start A Conversation And Make Friends - Don Gabor, Mary Power

I have read 64 pages out of 199 pages of the book How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends by Don Gabor

Just a Girl Kindleing

Room 42 - Melody J. Bremen

 

Here is a blurb of what the book is about. Only four months left, then Dave Martinez is a free man.

 

Dave is an eight- grader at Lakeville Boarding School, the school for boys with unexplored potential( aka losers). If he can control his impulse to steal, he can return home  and attend regular public school. If he doesn't, he will be sent to Birmingham High, the worst high school on the planet,  and his life will be doomed forever. For just a few more months , he needs to stay out of trouble  and keep a low profile. And he's pretty good at that.

 

Then Dave gets a new roommate, Tom Grant. Tom is allergic to boring and doesn't know how to listen to rules. His wild plans involve all of his roommates, especially Dave. They're dragged along with Tom as he hunts animals ( and teachers in pajamas),goes sledding on cafeteria trays, and drives bulldozers through the night. Dave's chance's of keeping a low profile are going down the drain.

 

I enjoyed this book. I think 7 th and 8 th graders  and high school kids would like to read this book because it is geared towards them.

 

I loved the  ending  of this book. I thought the message of this book is choose your friends carefully.

 

Sure Tom got Dave into trouble a lot but it turns out Tom was a good friend to have.

Loved This Book

An Unexpected Love (Treasured Dreams Book 3) - Susan Hatler

What can I say about Susan Hatler's book An Unexpected Love (Treasured Dreams Book 3) just this: I absolutely loved this book. I loved Holly's and Dave's story they are so romantic and cute together.

I love the beginning parts of relationships when everything is new and exciting.

I have a question for you: Would you confide in  the guy you have only been seeing for 2 months with your fears of a life decision you have to make?

If you want to find out the answer then you really should  pick up this book and read it. I would highly recommend it.

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