Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The power of meaning by Emily Esfahni Smith

This was a rather interesting book although I am not sure I totally sure I agree with all it talks about but it does give one a bit to think about. What intrigued me was the author drawing on insights from Viktor Frankl who I really like and many others.
I did enjoy how this book was filled with many stories about stories of people around the world who have found meaning in their lives even in poor countries where by our American standards they don't have much in material possessions.
Not too revolutionary in its concepts this book is none-the-less though provoking and intriguing,
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

What an utterly fascinating book. I had never heard of Gretchen Rubin so all of these ideas and insights were totally new to me, but wonderful!I love how this book talks about not only knowing oneself better but also others and how that can improve your life. I felt like the written and insights were just right, a lot of great information without being totally overwhelming. I got a lot of insight into how I am and operate and also how I relate to other people and it can be very beneficial when I use that knowledge.
Well written and utterly engaging this book was a wonderful read.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Becoming Mom Strong by Heidi St. John

Ever since becoming a Mom myself I have really sought out books that are encouraging and strengthening to help me in this wonderful and yet oftentimes overwhelming phase in my life. When I can find a book that particularly speaks to me than I am ecstatic and I am thrilled to say this book does just that. Written by a women who has 7 kids, some of whom are raised and have children of their own this book is exactly what I think of with a Titus 2 women encouraging the younger woman. because let's face it, motherhood is tough.
Filled with poignant points and real life stories this book is like a good chat with a wise women that is filled with warmth and insight.
I loved how this book addressed the unique pressures that are faced by Mom's in this day and age that have never been dealt with before and offers some encouraging words that left me very encouraged and not so scared.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Understanding color in photography by Bryan Peterson

Written with vivid detail and of course amazing photography this book is just absolutely lush, a delight for the eyes and soul.
If you are looking to turn mediocre photography into exceptional this book will certainly help in that area and will make the amateur improve greatly.
Not only is this book insightful and very helpful but it is well written and engaging.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Peppers of the Americas by Maricel Presilla

For lovers of peppers this book will be amazing! Not only are the photographs vibrant and tantalizing but the information provided in this book is outstanding as well. This book not only tells one how to cook with peppers but how to grow them and more about the history of peppers all around. This book is just a great resource on peppers all the way around!
I loved how this book was so much more than a cookbook,such a great resource!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


What an absolutely enthralling game for anyone who is a lover of words. Not only is this game so much fun but it can really help expand and enhance ones vocabulary as well! Easy to get the grasp of this game really only takes a very short time to get engaged in and then you are obsessed! I love how this game is for the young all the way up! This is a great party game and I look forward to playing it again at my next get together.
I received a copy of this game in exchange for my honest opinion.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The return by Suzanne Woods Fisher

This book was a really good ready until the very end where I feel it fell flat.I am hopeful there will be a sequel to resolve some of the lose ends that seemed to make up the ending of this book. 
I loved the characters and how the book was told from different people's perspective but was disappointed that some were not heard from as much as others. I felt like a few of the stories weren't resolved as much as I would have liked.
I didn't know much about the history of this time and it was saddening to find that many of the events mentioned really happened and how peaceful Native Americans were slaughtered. 
Overall a good read but I wish it had more at the end. I will be looking for the next book in the series for sure!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.