Disclaimer: I received this book free from Midnight Ink in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.
I had received the opportunity to review this book back in August. And every time I passed by the book on my computer, I kept wanting to read it because it really sounded great. However, I knew that I really couldn’t publish a review until closer to the time of the book release. So I kept waiting and waiting. I finally gave in and read the book in September. I just couldn’t wait any longer.
I am so glad that I didn’t wait! This book was incredible! This is a dynamic debut book written by certified yoga instructor Tracy Weber. Of course, I went ahead and typed up my review with a note to post it closer to the books release date.
Kate Davidson is struggling to keep her yoga studio afloat. She is barely making ends meet. Then a homeless man, George, and his monster sized dog, Bella, start selling newspapers right in front of the shop. At first, Kate’s patience was tried while Bella would start barking madly during meditations. However, she overcame that and became great friends with George and Bella.
Unfortunately, Kate found George’s body. The local police naturally assumed that since he was a homeless man, it had to have been either a fight with another homeless person or a bad drug deal. Kate knew George better then that. She knew in her heart and soul that he was murdered for something other then those mundane reasons.
Tracy did an excellent job of creating believable characters. I was really saddened when they found George dead. I really liked him. Let’s also not forget the hotty that owns the pet store in the same shopping plaza as Kate’s studio!
I can’t wait for more books in this series. If this first book is any indication of what is to come, then I can see that Tracy will be having a great career as a writer ahead of her.
Disclaimer: I received this book free from First Second Books in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.
I love the fact that this Graphic Novel brings the story of Aphrodite to the masses. It makes it easy enough for kids to understand one of the Greek goddesses. The pictures were stunning.
There were some issues with the copy that I had received. It was a little difficult to read since some of the panels were two pages. So reading it on an e-reader didn’t work out as nicely as it would have if I were reading it in a paper format. So if you plan on getting this book, then definitely spend the extra dollars and get it in paper format. You will be able to appreciate it much more.
This will take you through downloading, installing, and using the FireFox Auto Refresh add-on. If you have already downloaded the add-on, then please skip to step four.
Download the Auto Refresh add-on from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/auto-refresh/ by clicking on the gold box that says Add to Firefox
Once you have clicked download, you will have a box pop up warning about adding from an unknown author. I have been using this add-on for ages now and have had no problem. So it is ok to click install now.
Firefox will now ask you to restart. Go ahead and click restart.
Open up a tab to the page that you want to auto-refresh.
Right click on an area outside of the game. I usually pick the white area in the upper part of the tab. You will then see a menu pop up.
Hover your mouse over where it says Auto Refresh and a sub menu will pop up.
Select the time delay for your refresh by clicking on one of the options. I generally chose either every 5s or every 10s.
By choosing your time delay, it should have automatically started the refresh. If not, then open the submenu again and click on enable. Do not click on enable on all tabs. You can open other tabs up to do things in other games. You will not be able to play DCG until you chose to stop refreshing again. You can also minimize FireFox so you can do other things on your computer while it is refreshing.
To stop the refreshing, simply open the submenu again and click on enable again to take away the check mark.
Disclaimer: I received this book free from Cambridge University Press in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.
One thing that I have always loved was good poetry. I have been forever fascinated by the way in which ancient wordsmiths could spin phrases into such beautiful verses. This book showcases Rudyard Kiplings talent in a way that no other can.
100 Poems: Old and New houses 25 old well loved verses as well as 75 that had only been published once or twice in the past. Most of the 75 “new” poems have not been seen in decades. Many vanished with the magazines of yore.
There were so many wonderful poems in this book that it was very hard to choose a favorite amongst them. I know that I absolutely loved the poem entitled “The King”. This showcases how too many times we, as a collective whole, spend our time looking back towards days gone by instead of focusing on the shiny and new days we are experiencing now. Kipling reminds us that even though we may be leaving something behind (such as in the poem leaving behind spears for swords) we are gaining something in exchange.
Also, while reading through the “old” poems that have been well read by most people at one time or another, you will see many phrases that have become common place. It is surprising how poems that were written between 1882 to 1935.
Make sure to read the sources section as well. Some alternate stanzas and other interesting information about the poems can be found there. In a way, it would have been nice to have that one the same page as the poem itself instead of in another section altogether. I can completely understand why Thomas Pinney would have wanted to leave them in a separate section so as not to interfere with the words of Kipling. However, I really felt that it added a great deal towards the reading of the poems. I hadn’t discovered it until after I had already read through the poems. Those little tidbits actually would enhance the experience of reading the poems instead of detracting. However, that is just my opinion.
Disclaimer: I received this book free from SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.
Delightfully wicked read! Emily Greenwood has created characters that will have you laughing at their antics.
This is the first book that I have read by Emily Greenwood. She had previously written A Little Night Mischief. I definitely want to get my hands on that book.
Lily Teagarden has had a rough life. Her mother died when she was only 12 and her father relied on her to run the household. This led Lily to become a stick-in-the-mud. Hal decides that it should be his mission to change that. Even though Lily is very rigid in certain ways of thinking, other things she does will have you laughing hysterically. I loved how she was covering for the Fiend so Hal wouldn’t discover the truth. Oh and let’s not forget all the craziness involving Lily’s diary.
I read this book in just one sitting. I hope that Emily plans on bringing back some of these characters for other books. They were wonderful. I would love to see a book centered around Eloise or Delia.
Disclaimer: I received this book free from Brack Books in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.
Whether you are love history or a photography buff, this book is definitely one to pick up and cherish.
This book takes a look at the White House photographers throughout the years. Many of them have taken photographs that will always be burned in our brains as part of US history and culture. Everyone has seen the iconic picture of Abraham Lincoln that was taken by Matthew Brady. However, did you know that during the civil war, Brady was out in the thick of the battles with his “mobile” dark room and his camera attempting to capture that part of history on film. Not only was he doing this, but Lincoln basically gave Brady the first ever press pass.
This is just one example of behind the scenes history that you will learn while reading this book. And let’s not forget being able to see memorable pictures of each presidency since then. It seems that many of the photographers had spent so much time with the presidents back in the earlier days that they seemed to have created an unlikely friendship. In fact, there is a picture of FDR with a birthday cake from the White House photographers of his time.
I learned quite a bit about our history through the eyes of the White House photographers.
Disclaimer: I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.
Anyone who has been following politics and social reform issues for the past decade is aware of the ongoing fight to legalize same sex marriages. Not only in the US, but in other countries as well. One of the biggest proponents for allowing this tidal wave of change is the media. And not just mainstream media either. Social media plays an important part as well.
This book focuses on how the media has played an active role in allowing people’s views to come forward about same sex marriage and to help gas up the engines of change. But this book is so much more then that. It also showcases the Gay Rights movement from the very beginnings.
Some of the pieces that are portrayed in it are heart wrenching. While others are heart warming. If you ever wanted to read a history of the Gay Rights movement and how media played a role in its progress, then I highly suggest picking up this book. It will definitely be enlightening.
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