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#bookreview …Live to Tell (Detective D.D. Warren #4) by Lisa Gardner

Live to Tell (Detective D.D. Warren, #4)Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner

PLOT: A savage crime has rocked a working-class neighbourhood of Boston; four members of a family have been brutally murdered. The father is lying in an intensive care unit, his survival in doubt. He is the principal suspect. (read moreΒ here )

My Review / My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I must say that I don’t really like books that involve detectives and crimes. But occasionally a story grabs my attention and I give it a try.

This is one of those books that really impressed me. From the beginning I was grabbed by the story and I had to stop several times and just let myself recover from what I just read. I don’t know if what really made me love this book is the fact that children were involved or the fact that we didn’t know what to expect. The struggle of the parents and the dedication of the medical staff is impressive.

The entire book is based on two families that were killed, and as the story evolves you keep thinking that anyone involved can be a suspect. I really liked the fact that we didn’t have clues until the last few chapters. Like this, the suspense was present until the end.

If you like a good suspense and crime book, I highly recommend giving this a try!

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#bookreview … Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

PLOT: Harry Potter’s life is miserable. His parents are dead and he’s stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he’s a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (read more here )

My review / My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Harry Potter … No matter if you are a reader or not it is impossible that you haven’t heard of this story. You probably saw the movies, or maybe seen it on TV and you just switched channels. But you know about it, that is for sure.I was one of those that never watched the movies and I never felt an interest towards the books either. I just had this idea that I will not like the story and that I might just lose my time. But ohhh, how wrong I was. One day I asked my kids to bring me the first book from the library.

My idea was to read the book with them and to watch the movie right after. They were not really interested in my plans πŸ˜€ . So, I continued reading the book by myself. I was hooked from the beginning. I don’t know how I ever thought that I might not like the story. It is simply great! It makes you want to be part of that world; it makes you want to start magic. 😊 Continue reading “#bookreview … Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling”

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#bookreview … Hold On, But Don’t Hold Still: Hope and Humor from My Seriously Flawed Life by Kristina Kuzmic (audio book)

Hold On, But Don't Hold Still: Hope and Humor from My Seriously Flawed Life

Hold On, But Don’t Hold Still: Hope and Humor from My Seriously Flawed Life by Kristina Kuzmic
Plot: Delivering inspiration and “parenting comedy at its finest,”* here is one woman’s story of ditching her fairytale dreams and falling in love with her unpredictable, chaotic, imperfect life

Kristina Kuzmic has made herself a household name, speaking directly to mothers from the trenches of parenthood via her viral videos and social media presence. She is now bringing her message of self-acceptance, resilience, and joy to book readers. ( read more here )
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book so much. I don’t know if it was the fact that I actually got to listen to Kristina’s voice and I felt that she was speaking directly to me, but this book brought me a lot of joy.

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#bookreview … Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, & Advice for Living Your Best Life by Ali Wong (kindle edition)

Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, & Advice for Living Your Best Life

Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, & Advice for Living Your Best Life by Ali Wong (kindle edition)
Plot: Ali Wong’s heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters (the two she put to work while they were still in utero), covering everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession, and how she trapped their dad.

In her hit Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra, an eight-month pregnant Ali Wong resonated so heavily that she became a popular Halloween costume. Wong told the world her remarkably unfiltered thoughts on marriage, sex, Asian culture, working women, and why you never see new mom comics on stage but you sure see plenty of new dads. ( read more here )

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you are shocked easily and offended fast, don’t read this book! It just might not be your cup of tea.

With that being said, I kinda liked it. I’m still wondering if everything that she says on the stage or that she wrote in the book is actually true or she is just trying to shock the world. If it is true, wow…just wow on her courage to share with the entire world the crazy things that she did almost all her life. I mean, not many of us want the world to know the embarrassing and disgusting things that we did as teenagers or worse…adults :)) .

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#bookreview … Love’s Avenging Heart (Hannah #1) by Patricia Matthews

Love's Avenging Heart (Hannah, #1)Love’s Avenging Heart by Patricia Matthews

Plot: Hannah wondered if her daydreams and nightly fantasies would ever come true. A captive, near-slave to Silas Quint, her brutal stepfather, she lived in squalor, suffering the indignities of poverty and shame. She knew only that she must escape, that must come first. Then to find the man and the lover who’d fulfill her dreams.

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is one of those books that I love and hate at the same time. That is why I wondered so much how many stars should I give. And I feel confused because I am not sure what to write in this review. I suppose that you must read the book to understand what I am saying.

Hannah is a survivor, and even though she passed through many abusive situations I kinda have a hard time understanding some of her decisions. The story happens in 1717, and I suppose that in those times women did not have much saying in what men could do or not do to them. My problem with the story itself, it’s that she actually fell in love with one of her abusers. :/

I tried…but I have nothing more. :-s

Thanks for reading!

CB.

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#bookreview …Daddy by Danielle Steel (last book read on 2019)

Hello readers,

Here we are in the last day of 2019, and I just finished my last book for this year. I was eager to post the review before the end of this day. So I hope you enjoy it. At the same time I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year with a lot of health and happiness. If you decide to make new year resolutions make sure to chose something that you can accomplish, like this you won’t be disappointed at the end of 2020. Enjoy your night and I shall read you all in the new year!!! πŸ™‚

Daddy by Danielle Steel

My rating: 2 of 5 stars ** spoiler alert **

I just finished the book and I want to write the review now, to get it over with. At the same time this is the last book that I read in 2019!!! Not sure if it’s a good or a bad thing but I’m happy I managed to get to the end of it.

This is the story of a father that has to sacrifice for his three children, after the mother decides to leave them to go back to university. I believe that because I’m a mother it was hard for me to understand her decision. I don’t understand why she had to go so far away from her kids. She could have left her husband but still try to stay close while following her dreams. At the same time I was able to understand that she felt trapped to a life that she never wanted. But from there to actually abandon your children…I don’t know.

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Happy Sunday to you all!

I’m here on my couch, vegetating (is that even a word? πŸ™„), like I’ve been doing a lot these days. It’s the holidays and I have 2 weeks off. I should…I don’t know…clean, do some outside activities, read…instead, the only time I get out is when I’m invited to some place. All the other days I’m just vegetating. And I don’t feel like doing anything else. Not even read, which is really sad. πŸ˜πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Lately I’ve met people that I feel are giving me signs to do stuff. To follow my dreams, to never stop and move forward. But I don’t have the energy to do it. These people that I’m talking about are talented people, with amazing gifts that can help with my motivation. I’ve been told that I’m on the right path, that I should let go of stressful situations, that I have some medium powers and that everything is exactly where it should be in my life. I’ve been told that the people close to me are part of my life because this is the way it has to be, that they are here to help me and guide me. While I believe in all these things, and I do know inside of me that I’ve come to this world to make some kind of change (not change the world necessarily, but do something more than just my 9 to 5 job) I can’t seem to move in any other direction but my couch.

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