Book Review #29

  
When I first read the book I was in high school, I never enjoyed reading until I was assaigned to read this book. I couldn’t put it down at night. This is my all time favorite novel. I think that the book described the true meaning of friendship. 

Lenny and George were total opposites and what kept them so close was the love they had for each other and their frienship. I also saw the movie and I recommend it. This novel made me cry and laugh. I think that everyone who reads this book will be touched by the wonderful characters. There are so many great written novels and this is definitely one of the best.

I would recommend this book to all ages. 

My rating: 📖📖📖📖📖

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Book Review #28

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Here we are again in the Ultimate series by Lori Foster. This is the final book in the series, and we get Armie Jacobson and Marissa Colter. Merissa and Armie have been fighting the attraction  for a very long time. Armie is  the classic bad boy/Alpha male who isn’t as bad as he lets is known, Also Armie is known However, as the quote on quote “manwhore” who  wants to have a good time with no commitment. Merissa is the women he loves but thinks he isn’t good enough for her. Marissa  is the good girl and friends with everyone.  Armie. Merissa.

Throughout the series we have watched them dance around each other waiting for them to get their turn, knowing it was going to be great. Lori Foster did not disappoint this book.
I liked how Merissa did not accept the word “No”, she also developed confidence and went after what she wanted.

This book is the classic Good girl meets bad boy. Oftentimes those stories don’t really have a happy ending, and as past demons another other dangers get in the way, Armie and Marissa both  learn what’s truly worth fighting for…Each Other.

I love how this series interconnects everyone, but yet they each have their own book. As a reader, you an pick this up as a standalone or read the other books in the series, which is highly recommended. I don’t want to give to much away for those of you that haven’t read this book.  It was bittersweet for me, this book keeps you reading and wanting more, but its the last one of the series. I cant wait to see what other series Lori Foster has in store, because you know it will be good. This was the perfect ending of the Ultimate series

My rating: 📖📖📖📖📖

Book Review #27

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I had heard good things about this book, and it had been recommended to me, so I was definitely looking forward to it. Unfortunately, it did not meet my expectations. My main problem with the book was the characterization and character development. In this story, Patroclus is stripped off the status as a great warrior he dons in Homer’s Iliad, and becomes a shadow who will often dwindle in self-pity. He can’t fight, and he won’t even try to learn. And by the time the book ends, not much has changed in him in comparison to the time he befriended Achilles as a child, at the beginning.

The love story between Achilles and Patroclus did not have a foundation solid enough for me to become emotionally involved. Patroclus does not understand why does Achilles come to love him so much, so fast. Neither did I. Their story seemed like something out of a fairytale: beautiful on the surface, but lacking in substance, in actual development. The same could be said about Achilles himself. Some things I did enjoy, though. Odysseus was fantastic. Some of the imagery was very interesting. I understand this is a re-imagining of the myth, but it was unfortunately not one I could enjoy. I wish I would have liked it.

Overall, I’d recommend this to anyone who already knows and loves “The Iliad”.

My rating: 📖📖📖

Book Giveaway

Okay, I’m going to do something different today. A book giveaway. I brought these books for Christmas but I didn’t realize that there were six other books in the series that I have three first and then these two. Since I have so many other books I have to read I can’t really get into a six book series right now. The books are the 2 latest ones in the Michael Bennett thriller from James Patterson  

  Leave a comment on this post stating your favorite James Patterson book or books and why you love them. It’s that simple

I will randomly pick one person to receive both these books 

Book Review #26

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Sooo, I review all kinds of books on this blog. This is a book I read about 3 years ago. If I had started this blog a year ago, it would have gone perfectly with my Twitter (Look at my past Twitter pictures and Tweets, and you will know what I’m talking about). So without further ado, here is my review.

What is it like? That is a question that couples who have crossed the race line have been asked for decades. What is it like? For every person brave enough to ask there are maybe dozens who wonder in silence from the sidelines, standing and sometimes staring. Questioning. What is it like? How did those two get together? What makes that relationship work? How can it? How do they deal with… the differences, the what ifs, the folks? What does he see in her? Why does she want a guy like that? What happens when…. the kids come……. the job finds out…. socially. What is it like?

I was thrilled to finally read this much anticipated book on Swirling. I love the concept, the name and admire the phenomenal effort put into bringing this work to fruition. Whether one is a veteran swirler, newcomer, curious or even skeptical, this book has something for everyone. I love the authors’ ability to combine history, current themes and events, facts and all things interracial and intercultural with wit and just the right amount of humor. “Swirling” promises to keep the reader engaged, intrigued and ready to put some of the tips and suggestions into practice.

The writers explore more than just black white relationships as there are swirlers of just about every racial combination you can imagine. We can read about swirling cultures and religions as well as race in the book. This book is Broken into three parts its sixteen chapters with each able to stand alone Swirling is more reference tool than casual self-help book and can be consumed in any order that suites the reader. This is helpful for those wanting fast answers to situations that they are concerned about now.

Although swirling is a serious subject, I found the tone quite friendly, enlightening, refreshing and simply nice. I thought about my own past encounters when reading some of the stories; and had the “Common sense” light go off with some stories as well. This book is an easy and enjoyable read for women from their teens to middle age and even older who have an interest in taking the leap with a great guy of a race different than their own. Having be attracted to men outside my race all my life, I can honestly say that this book gets it right and I would absolutely recommend it to any woman who is interested in a relationship with a man of another race.

My rating: 📖📖📖📖📖