BOOK REVIEW # 2016-016 – MOMMY BRINGS HOME THE BACON

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In telling this adorable story I loved the fact the author has decided not to give a name to the boy who’s telling this story. If she did the reader would distance themselves from the story because it’s about someone else and their mother; but the use of “I” puts the reader into the story.

Every parent knows their child would love for them to stay at home with them and have fun and not go to work. It’s practically the same reason why children hate when they have to start going to school. The author’s use of “bring home the bacon”, which we as adult know means money, activates the imagination of the main character since he never really sees any of the bacon he and everyone else in his family eats for breakfast, and will activate the imagination of the readers of this book.

At least on Friday’s the character knows his mother will home tomorrow and the day after, but not the day after that when the sadness of not having his mother around will return.

For the charming way the book helps for children to understand the topic of mothers having to go to work, I’ve given this book 5 STARS.

I received a copy of this book in connection to a giveaway on LibraryThing and the above has been my honest opinion.

US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J35GR0A

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00J35GR0A

BOOK REVIEW # 2016-015 – ERIC’S BIG BOOK OF RELIGIOUS HUMOUR

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I’ve already read/reviewed four of this individual’s books which I had received through giveaways on LibraryThing so when I saw him offering other books which for free I haven’t read I couldn’t resist downloading them.

As I began reading this book I did so with a bit of a hesitation and somewhat intimidated, not knowing how far the jokes would go and fearful they might border on being sacrilegious. But to my relief I found none of the jokes contained in this book going that far. Instead I found them to be quite tasteful with just enough “spice” so you couldn’t help but at least snicker after reading them; with some of these jokes had an innocent cute twist at the end.

Some of the jokes contained in this can be considered to be classic religious, having been told so often. For compiling an anthology of good, harmless religious humor revolving around several major religions, I’ve given this book 5 STARS.

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ASAVFHI

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01ASAVFHI

BOOK REVIEW # 2016-014 – ERIC’S BIG BOOK OF KID RIDDLES

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I’ve already read/reviewed three of this individual’s books which I had received through giveaways on LibraryThing so when I saw him offering other books for free which I haven’t read I couldn’t resist downloading them.

This book was a sheer delight to read as it brought me back to my youth in grade/public school and to the jokes and riddles us kids would continuously say to each other. There isn’t an adult who can’t help but remember them and the way they we used to create “new” ones. Parents who want their children to experience the same fun they had with the riddles should look at getting a copy of this book.

So what is black and white and red all over; why copies of this book of course. [Red = read]

For giving me chuckles galore when I needed it after being stuck at home over the weekend with a blizzard at my doorstep, I’m giving this book 5 STARS.

US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ATZ8NYK

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01ATZ8NYK

BOOK REVIEW # 2016-013 EMMA G LOVES BOYZ

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I received a paperback copy of this book from the publisher through a recent giveaway on GoodReads, and the following is my honest opinion.

What is the mystique which exists between young teenage girls and male singers and groups? And what about the infatuation they exhibit anytime these individuals in their presence. In every decade there is always some singer or group which enthralls them. Being a child of the 1950’s, in my teenage years The Beatles, The Beach Boys, etc. and of course ELVIS and all the girls would go wild anytime they would be in their presence.

Now we come to the protagonist, Emma, and for her and her friends there could be no other concert, but the BOYZ300 concert and the dream of seeing her heartthrob, the band’s lead singer, live in the Bahamas. The only problem she had now is the funds for the airplane ticket; and she knew she could let nothing get in her way of getting it, even it meant a great deal of self-sacrifice liking doing routine chores around the house without up a fuss.

Naturally through true grit and determination Emma amassed the funds she needed.

During the concert she not only had an unbelievable, up close to and stage, her seat had been next to the runway. The concert was fantastic, but what happen during it made her feel like she was in seventh. Why?  Her heartthrob had touched her hand with his.

What happens after the concert? Does she see him again, up close and personal? Does she meet a boy she’s attracted to? I’m not saying. Read the book to find out.

While most girls would write about the important stuff like this in their diaries, the author takes Emma’s a bit further. Instead of a mere diary which would have summarized each day, Ms. Meyer has given us, the readers, access to the detailed journal Emma is keeping of each day’s events, as well as letting us into Emma’s mind so we can know what’s going on and sense the emotions she’s feeling.

For allowing us into Emma’s life, and for allowing older readers to relive those days when they had a heartthrob like Emma, I’m giving this book 5 STARS

US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01785HC9Q

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01785HC9Q

STATUS REPORT #070

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I’m still waiting to receive about 10 books which I had won since December 28, 2015 which is why I haven’t posted more reviews. Given the way things are usually go for me, I’m going to get this backlog of books on the same day. So I’m taking it easy until I win/receive more books.

We’re received the second largest snowstorm here in the NYCity area. The front of our building got totally cleaned, but the sidewalks only had a path has wide as the snow blower which had been used. If I didn’t hadh to go to the supermarket which is luckily a short, manageable distance away in this weather for a handful of items, especially the all-important toilet paper, I would have stayed indoors.

 

BOOK REVIEW # 2016-012 – KISS ME TWICE

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I received a signed print copy of this book through a giveaway contest on The Romance Review website, and the following is my honest opinion.

 In “Kiss Me Twice” Ms. Darin has given her readers a sweet, yet tender, amusing, love story without the usual sex scenes passionate ones using contain.

 I know I’m reading a good romance novel if it triggers something in my life I can relate to.  As I read this book the lines of the song “It’s Been a Long Time,” began to play in my head. If you’re not familiar with the song here are the lines:

 Kiss me once, then kiss me twice

Then kiss me once again

It’s been a long, long time

Haven’t felt like this, my dear

Since I can’t remember when

It’s been a long, long time

You’ll never know how many dreams

I’ve dreamed about you

Or just how empty they all seemed without you

So kiss me once, then kiss me twice

Then kiss me once again

It’s been a long, long time

While in reality three days is not a long, long time; but in Bailey’s mind each day seems like an eternity, especially since her wedding day is involved, and her groom is simply gorgeous. There’s a complete void in her life now, a void which only can be filled when she has Carter back in her arms, and to have him recognize who she is. This is not as easy as it appears as there are lots of his fans [he’s a wonderful Elvis impersonator] are vying to get his attention and make him their own which I feel adds an element of intrigue to the story.

The author’s skillful writing makes this multi-genre story an enjoyable reading experience and the reason I’ve given it 5 STARS.

US:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014ED2N7Q

UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B014ED2N7Q

BOOK REVIEW # 2016-011 – ERIC’S BIG BOOK OF BAR JOKES

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I received a collection of several books by this author in connection to a giveaway he had LibraryThing. The following is my honest review for the second of these books.

In the bar called “Duckee’s Place”, where they service the giggle water. That’s right giggle water because these days I have to avoid alcohol due to the medications I’m taking. But during my college days any time I went on a date we almost always wound up in a neighborhood bar where I drank beer and started to giggle every time I heard a bar joke being told.  

Eric Duck, in this collection of classic BAR JOKES has transported me back to those carefree college days as I read them and I could visualize some guy telling them as if they were new. Sometimes the person telling the joke would change the name of the person in the joke to someone familiar in the bar, or put a slightly different spin on the joke depending on their mood. Guys back then weren’t the only persons telling these jokes, gals told their fair of jokes as well, and at times they were better than the guys.

For taking me back to my college days in this delightful manner, I’m giving Eric Duck 5 STARS.

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015CW9ZV0

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B015CW9ZV0

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