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Book Review: A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

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It’s a Monday so it’s time for another book review.  I rate each book/series on a coffee cup rating. 0 cups means I couldn’t finish and 5 cups means that I absolutely loved it.

DISCLAIMER: No one pays me for my reviews…sigh…I wish they would. Not really. These reviews are my personal opinion and just for fun.

Rating: 4 cups

I didn’t know about this book until they started to advertise the movie.  Then I saw it at the book fair.  To clarify, my day job is a teacher.  They have a small section just for the teachers.  Any who, I got this book, mainly out of curiosity and instantly fell in love.

General Overview:

This book follows the life of the  main poochie as he goes through the various incarnations of his life.  He remembers each life and ponders what lesson he has to learn from reach of them and why.  I really don’t want to say much more because I do not want to spoil anything for anyone.

My Thoughts:

I love this book.  The writing style was easy to follow and I was sucked in before I even realized it.  The hardest parts of this book was the multiple doggy deaths.  I know they were crucial but it was like Marley and Me on crack.  My poor emotions were all torn asunder by the end.  My poor puppies were so confused as to why I was clutching them tightly while crying.  All in all, it’s a great book about love and loyalty and what our purpose is in life.  It further illustrates that dogs are too good for us and we are so very lucky to have them in our lives.

Re-readability:

I don’t think this is one that I will ever read again.  It’s not that it’s a bad book, it’s just that some books are only meant for a single read.  I might read it again if I’m ever in the need for a good cry.

 

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Book Review **Classics Edition** Pride and Prejudice

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It’s time for another special edition of my Book Review segments.  This time I review the classics.  The rating system is still the same.  I rate each book/series on a coffee cup rating.  0 cups means I couldn’t finish and 5 cups means that I absolutely loved it.

DISCLAIMER:  No one pays me for my reviews…sigh…I wish they would.  Not really.  These reviews are my personal opinion and just for fun.

 

Rating: 1 cup

I know I’m going to get a lot of flack for this, but I HATED this book.  I struggled to get through it from day one all the way through to the end.  This is also one of the rare incidents where I like the movie more than the book.  I know shocking, but it does happen on occasion.

 

General Overview:

In this novel written by Jane Austen there’s the lovely Benette family with too many girls and one seriously hen pecked husband.  The girls are all in a tizzy over some new rich hotties who move in down the way.  They get invited to a party where Jane Benette falls for new hottie.  However his friend, infamous Mr. Darcy, insults Liz (the sudo factor MC) and that sets the events of the rest of the book off.  There’s some scandals and some deep soul searching, not to mention TWO extremely awkward proposals.

 

My Thoughts: 

The pacing was fine and as a love story it’s pretty decent.  I did like the way the characters evolved through the course of the book.  The thing that ruined this book for me was the structure.  I didn’t know who was talking half the time because the conversations jumped around.  Another thing that got me was the multiple ways there were to reference a person.  Now I understand that this book is a product of its time.  I get that and this book just didn’t work for me.

 

Re-readability:

This one is a no go for me.  I re-read it after I watched the movie and it was a little easier since I had some good visuals to keep me on track.  But don’t let my review dissuade you from reading this classic yourself.  There are thousands of people who adore this novel in all its variations (check out Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies).  However, I would recommend checking this book out instead of spending cold hard cash just in case.

 

 

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Surprise Book

A few weeks ago (I’ve been terrible about posting regularly) I received a book in the mail that I didn’t order.  At first I was confused and a little worried.  Had someone ordered something using my card and forgot to change the mailing address?  Was this a gift from one of my relatives who are notorious for randomly sending me things?  Was I buying books in my sleep?  Of course my husband, who called to tell me about the book, was no help at all.

Well as it turned out it was none of the above.  Every now and again I sign up for a Goodreads give away.  This book was one such book.  The give away hadn’t ended and I didn’t receive an email notifying me that I won.

 

It’s an uncorrected proof and it’s free.  Plus I will never turn down a book.

Three cheers for surprise books!

 

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So Sorry

So sorry I haven’t posted anything in a month.  Earlier this month I had to make a mad dash to the ER because the left side of my face went numb.  Don’t worry, it wasn’t anything truly serious.  Somehow I contracted Bells Palsy.  I was laid out for a week because my eye kept getting inflamed because I couldn’t blink or truly close it.  I am better now but I have been playing catch up at work ever since.

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It’s EOG time.  Oh boy.  Please note my lack of enthusiasm.  anigif_enhanced-18169-1432159960-9

But on the plus side, there’s only  12 days of school left for me!  I’m so looking forward to Summer Break.  0e2cfd2f-285d-404b-8761-bd13ad2d5c47

So here’s what’s going on with Souls in the Dark.

First, I have finished five chapters and am planning to sit down and get some editing done over the long weekend

Second, for those on Goodreads, you can add it to your to read list.

And third, I’m nearly done outlining and have finally hashed out exactly how the story will end.  (I wasn’t entirely sure how I wanted it to)

Yeah!

Well that’s it for now.  I should get back to speed shortly.  Till next time folks!

 

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Whew! Glad this week’s over

Man, I thought going back to work after Christmas break was tough.  I think Spring Break is even worse.  Not only are the kids starting to stress out over EOGs, but they are also extra catty with each other.  I think by the end of the week, I was ready to rip my hair out.  But at least the worst is over.  They’ll be a little shaky on Monday, but they’ll start to get back into the swing of things…hopefully.anigif_enhanced-18625-1400109503-2

But on a happier note, I planted my garden and my radishes are already coming up.  Yeah!  I just want my tomatoes and hot peppers to hurry up and grow!  Ha- ha  I love gardening.  There’s something so relaxing about it.  Plus you can’t help but get excited when you start to see the little sprouts popping up.  I was talking to my neighbor the other day about how I wish I could do more, but because I’m renting right now, I can’t.  Oh well.

I guess I’ve slacked off long enough.  Time to get back to work, and my work I mean writing.  But I do love it!  Till next time people!

anigif_enhanced-25872-1424718031-19Oh and on another note, for those on Goodreads, you can now add Souls in the Dark to your to-read list!

 

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I’m up!

Today I got an email saying that I finally accepted into the Goodreads author program!   Yeah!  I’ll provide the link below.  But for now let’s celebrate!

anigif_optimized-876-1421732732-22anigif_enhanced-buzz-12907-1405560890-6tumblr_mftgmwLiHI1rjftg0o1_500I don’t know why, but finally getting into this program validates be as a writer and as an author.  I’m just as excited that my book is just about ready to be sold!  I know right!  AAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!

anigif_enhanced-buzz-17363-1390566621-15I just have to wait a little longer till Amazon gives me the green light.  Once I get that I will let everyone know!  Whoop! Whoop!  Oh and for my Kindle people out there, you’ll be able to get a copy too!  Oh, and before I forget….here’s the link so you can check me out!

 

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7914853

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Free Book Day!!!!

I almost forgot that it’s the start of a new month and that means new free books for the kindle.  Silly me.  Now some months are better than others and this month was awesome!

tumblr_maq610BpFq1qakrdzo5_250I got a lot of interesting looking books and even managed to find a whole series.  (That’s rare)  I love free books whether I borrow them from the library or get them from Amazon.  There’s no real risk if the book turns out to be crappy but I’ve also come across some really good ones too.  Like right now I’ reading a free book I got a while back called The Last Goddess.  Oh my goodness…I’m loving it!  And speaking of what I’m reading, I’ve finally gotten my Goodreads page to sync with this blog so I got rid of the What I’m reading page.  If you’re still curious, or are looking for something new to read just scroll down the page, along the side, and you’ll see it.  It actually works out pretty well for me because I was always forgetting to update that page.

Any who, that’s enough for now.  Till next time people and happy reading.

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