Showing posts from August, 2016

Marked In Ink by Megan Massacre

"Marked In Ink" by Megan Massacre is a tattoo coloring book.  This is a very well put together coloring book.  Each page is of a thicker paper so that if you want to use markers they should not bleed through the page.  Which brings me to the next bonus with this coloring book as each picture is on one side so if your markers or even paint bleed through it won't ruin another picture.  I really enjoyed that each picture was on its on page.   The pictures are beautiful even without color but with color they are even better.  I have always thought a good tattoo artist is an artist.  Even though I can't afford a tattoo I love seeing the artwork and now I can have some of that style but for to me to color.  I highly recommend this coloring book if you like coloring and tattoo artwork.

I was given this book from blogging for books for my honest review and was not required to give a positive review.

Eden Hill by Bill Higgs

"Eden Hill" by Bill Higgs is a the debut novel of the author.  It takes place in the 1960's in the town of Eden Hill in the state of Kentucky.    It is really a story about a group of people in the little town but mainly focuses on the stories of Virgil T. Osgood, Cornelius Alexander, Reverend Eugene Caudill and the families of Osgood and Alexander.  All the people involved are having to face changes in their lives and how maybe nationwide changes can change them.  This book main story is about how each person faces the obstacles in their lives, from career to family to just everyday life.  It was a fun nostalgic type of book that was just a well written story not romance, not mystery, not thriller just about day to day life.   I will admit it was slow at times but over all I thought it was a well paced novel.  But it was so nice to just read a fun novel with no sex or even violence just a good old fashioned story.  I highly recommend  this book for anyone wanting to re…

King's Folly by Jill Williamson

"King's Folly" by Jill Williamson is a fantasy novel that is about the King of Armania and his son trying to figure out his place in their world.  Depending on the type of fantasy novels I can enjoy them.  However, this one I am not a fan it was so drawn out with so many different characters that I could not keep track of whose who in it.  I kept picking up and then putting down cause I just could not get into.  The main character Prince Wilek was interesting but there was so many different characters that I lost track of people and got confused.  I will admit it was a very descriptive book but not my type.  If you like fantasy novels with a lot of characters with a lot of detail then this is for you.
I was given this book from Bethany House for my honest review and not required to give a positive review.

Si-Renity by Si Robertson

"Si-renity, How I Stay Calm and Keep The Faith" by Si Robertson is more stories from Si and on his faith in Jesus Christ.  I will admit I haven't watched Duck Dynasty in a couple years but I am a Si fan as I really enjoy how honest he is no matter what.  That honesty is why I was more and happy than happy to read this book before it was released to review it.  Si does not hold back and tells us the truth about his life even pointing out that some things in the show are scripted.  He talks about how his faith has brought him to different places and how he shares it.  Also he talks about his relationship with his family and even the time of his heart issues.  His book is a refreshing and interesting book to read on a simple living man who keeps his feet cemented in Christ no matter how famous he gets.  I highly recommend this book as it is funny, interesting and encouraging.
I was given this book from NetGalley for my honest review and was not required to give a positive …

More Than Rivals by Ken Abraham

"More Than Rivals" by Ken Abraham is a book about 2 young men in the 60's and 70's one white (Eddie Sherlin) and one African American (Bill Ligon) coming together as friends at a basketball championship in Tennessee in 1970.  What was so important about his tournament well it was between two schools that were still mostly segregated with very big amounts of racism still lingering around in their portion of Tennessee.  This was a very interesting book and is one that I think should be read by a lot of people. We tend to forget that some areas racism was not that long ago and in some areas it is still happening to this day (I have seen it even in my little area of the world). We also forget that some of the racist adults from then are still alive and the children they raised to be racist are still alive.  Why do I say that well think about the 2 young men in this book are only in there 60's now and some of their classmates were raised to be racist.  Back to the boo…

Mommy Needs A Raise by Sarah Parshall Perry

"Mommy Needs A Raise" by Sarah Parshall Perry is about the author's story of being a mom.  I will admit this book was kinda of a disappointment for me as I was expecting more of book with funny stories about motherhood with some advice in it.  Yes that was in the book but a good chunk of the book was all about the author and her getting her law degree.  Also her missing being out in the world using her law degree.  It still was a fun book to read but it took me awhile as I was looking for something more focused on motherhood while this felt more like a memoir.  I still recommend it as a fun book to read.
I was given this book from Revell a division of Baker Publishing for my honest review and was not required to give a positive review.

The Cyber Effect by Mary Aiken

"The Cyber Effect" by Mary Aiken, PhD is about how human behavior changes online.  This was a very informative and interesting book that delved into all different aspects of online usage.  What I enjoyed was that author did not just bring up the bad of online usage but also the good.  She was not afraid to hold anything back either.  Some people on this subject like to gloss over such things as the "deep web" but she doesn't.  A very informative and interesting book that did not read like a textbook.  I highly recommend it as very good book to read on our human behavior online.

I was given this book from NetGalley for my honest review and not required to give a positive review.

Rescuing The Gospel by Erwin W. Lutzer

"Rescuing The Gospel" by Erwin W. Lutzer is about the facts and significance of the reformation.  This was a very interesting book on the history of the reformation.  I really enjoyed this book as it was a bore with textbook feel.  It was interesting without adding modern excitement that most Christian books seem to think they need.  Very informative and would be a great reference book to add to anyone's collection especially for someone who likes to know more about the reformation.  I highly recommend this book as it is a great way to get an overview of the reformation.

I was given this book from Baker Books for my honest review and was not required to give a positive review.

Life of the Party by Bob Kealing

"Life of the Party, The Remarkable Story of How Brownie Wise Built, and Lost, a Tupperware Party Empire" by Bob Kealing is all about the woman who helped bring the name Tupperware to where it is today.  In an era where woman where not seen as company building material Brownie Wise showed how a woman is smart enough and capable to build a business up.  When it came to how Tupperware Parties were done Brownie was the queen of them.  She made a name for herself in the business world that a lot of men at the time dreamed of and here she was a divorced mom doing it in a time that was taboo.  The way she encouraged others men and woman alike is a great story.  But when it came to her butting heads with the head of Tupperware she lost and which also meant she lost her job.  This book goes into much detail part of it was from Brownie's own son as he was a child and a young adult during her the high days of her career.  This was a very interesting and wonderful book to read, I hi…

They Were Christians by Cristobal Krusen

"They Were Christians" by Cristobal Krusen is about the faith of some of the men and women of the Christian faith that have changed the world for the better.  Don't expect this book to be a big book with a huge biography on each person its not that type of book.  It does give a good condensed biography of each person.  Some examples of people are Fredrick Douglass, Florence Nightingale and John D. Rockefeller Sr plus many more.  I thought this book gave a good bit of information on each person without the modern attitude of look that them they are Christian so you should be to.  They only thing that I though kinda of distracted from the main portion of this book was the little personal bits the author puts on the end of each chapter.  Even with this I highly recommend this book as a great resource of some people of the past that because of their faith helped change the world.

I was given this book from Baker Books a division of Baker Publishing Group for my honest revie…

Wreck My Life by Mo Isom

"Wreck My Life" by Mo Isom is a memoir of the author's life how God has brought her from brokenness to a strong faith in Christ.  I will admit I have never heard of the author but you have to remember I don't follow sports, politics or celebrities so it did not surprise me to not know who she is.  But I am very glad I chose this book as the author has a very interesting and powerful story of God bringing her to her knees to be able to lift her up to where He wants her to be.  She has went thru the devastation of her father's suicide, an eating disorder and a horrific car accident.  All plus other items that brought her to the lowest she could go but instead of getting angry she looked at whether her faith was real or just a show.  As she worked thru speed bumps in her life she grew closer to God.  It was a powerful memoir and I highly recommend it.

I was given this book from Baker Books a division of Baker Publishing Group for my honest review and was not requir…