Monday, September 29, 2014

Book Review; Virgin by Radhika Sanghani

VirginVirgin by Radhika Sanghani
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So I received this book from Net-Galley for an honest review.

I read the book, I am much older than Ellie, who is 21 and worried about still being a virgin. She is a college student and feels she is behind all her other friends in her sex life, everyone else is enjoying sex and one night stands and she is being left out. She really hates being a virgin.
Can I relate? Possible, as it can be difficult growing up and wondering what everyone else is doing and not being like everyone else.
As for this book, I thought it was interesting, I learned some stuff that I didn’t really need to know, and possible didn’t care to know. If you’re over 40 you have to keep an open mind about this book. Since this is a Young adult book, I think many young adults would understand it. I don’t think this is a good book for a high school age girls, but that is my opinion. I did give it a 4 star rating, as it was entertaining.  I do rate this book as rated R.

What Goodreads says the book is about:

Okay, I admit it…I didn’t do it.


This is normal, right?  I mean, just because everyone I know has talked like they’ve already done it doesn’t mean that they’re telling the truth…right?

It’s not like I’m asking for that much. I don’t need the perfect guy. I don’t need candlelight or roses. Honestly, I don’t even need a real bed.

The guys I know complain that girls are always looking for Mr. Right—do I have to wear a sign that says I’m only looking for Mr. Right Now?

Sooooo…anyone out there want sex? Anyone? Hello? Just for fun?

I am not going to die a virgin. One way or another I am going to make this happen.

Hey, what have I got to lose? Besides the obvious.

What Amazon has to say:

For those who grew up on Judy Blume—and graduated to Lena Dunham—a “hilarious”* debut...

“Bridget Jones and Carrie Bradshaw, meet your wisecracking, vagina obsessed match. Sanghani's debut is a hilarious, irreverent look at smart-alecky, painfully self-concious, 21-year-old Ellie's relentless mission to rectify a disasterous first attempt at performing oral sex, get deflowered, find the perfect Brazilian wax, avoid her tradition-bound Greek mother's nagging, graduate summa cum laude, be a writer, and fit in...This story for millennials is a wonderful blend of modern agnst with old-fashioned sweetness.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Even Bridget Jones’s Diary could take a page from this novel."—*Joan Rivers 

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Book Review: The Amish Blacksmith by Mindy Starns Clark

The Amish BlacksmithThe Amish Blacksmith by Mindy Starns Clark
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well this is my first time reading any Amish books. When I saw it was being offered on Net Galley, I was excited to read it. This summer was the first time I have actually seen Amish country so I was really interested in reading this book.
I contemplate rather this book should be a 4 or 5 star. So I gave it a 5.
I really enjoyed reading the story of Jake and seeing things through his eyes.  I felt the characters flowed well with the story.
Jake is a 24 year old young Amish Man, he has not chosen a wife yet but he is currently courting Amanda. He is also a Blacksmith Apprentice and a horse gentler, he loves horses and has his ideas how it should be done.  He lives on a farm with a family that he does the apprentice for, he has known them for a long time. Well it seems that there niece was coming back home and she is stubborn. She is a few years younger than he is. The family ask Jake to re-introduce her to the community so she can meet some new friends.
Well the story is good, well written, didn’t bore me at all. I liked that it is a clean book, no sex, no swearing, any age can read this book.  (Young teen and up)

What Goodreads says about the book:
New from bestselling authors Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner, The Amish Blacksmith (Book 2 in The Men of Lancaster County series) explores the men of an Amish community in Lancaster County, how their Amish beliefs play out in their unique roles, and the women who change their lives.

Apprenticed blacksmith Jake Miller is skeptical of Priscilla Kinsinger's innate ability to soothe troubled horses, especially when he has own ideas on how to calm them. Six years earlier, Priscilla's mother died in an awful accident at home, and Priscilla's grief over losing her mother was so intense that she was sent to live with relatives in Ohio. She has just returned to Lancaster County. 

Not that her homecoming matters to Jake, who is interested in courting lighthearted Amanda Shetler. But Jake's boss is Priscilla's uncle, and when the man asks Jake to help his niece reconnect with community life, he has no choice but to do just that. Surprisingly, he finds himself slowly drawn to the beautiful but emotionally wounded Priscilla.

Jake then determines to prove to her that it's not her fault her mother died, but what he discovers will challenge everything they both believe about the depth of love and the breadth of forgiveness.

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About the Author:
A former singer and stand-up comedian, Mindy lives with her husband and two teenage daughters near Valley Forge, PA. She enjoys speaking to churches, civic groups, and libraries across the country. Her unique blend of humor and insight make her an audience favorite. 

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Celebrate Your Creativity: @30yearsofhappy Stamping CTMH

Celebrate Your Creativity
Diana Mathieson
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Celebrate National Stamping Month and 30 years of stamping success—together!
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September is National Stamping Month, and Close To My Heart will be celebrating all month long! When you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September*, you will qualify to receive the exclusive C-size stamp set #30yearsofhappy FREE (a $13.95 USD / $15.25 CAD value)! This special offer is part of our celebration of National Stamping Month and honors the ongoing celebration of founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the scrapbooking and stamping industry. The exclusive stamp set features 30 mini images and sentiments perfectly suited for 30 days of happy stamping! You can take part in the fun for the next 30 days by purchasing your own set! To follow all of the ways we’re celebrating #30yearsofhappy, check out Close To My Heart’s Facebook page and Instagram!

*Offer valid September 1–30, 2014. No tax will be charged on the free item(s). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the free item ($13.95 USD / $15.25 CAD). Excluded stamps include discounted Stamp of the Month sets, Hostess Rewards sets, Workshops on the Go® sets, and any other kit-exclusive stamps. 

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September Stamp of the Month: Family Is Forever
Highlight your heritage with this exclusive stamp set.
September Stamp of the Month: Family Is Forever
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Make family connections with the sweet sentiments and images of a stamp set that celebrates the people that matter most to you. The September Stamp of the Month, Family Is Forever, will warm the pages you dedicate to your cherished family relationships. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products during the month of September, you can get this heartwarming set for just $5! Of course, this deal is not as timeless as your memories—it runs only through the month of September, so get your set right away!

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Cut Above™
It’s the easy, affordable solution for the time-pressed crafter.
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Save time without compromising style with these ready-to-assemble treat bag and card kits! Each kit comes with almost everything you need to create either 10 trendy treat bags or 10 beautiful cards in themes including Halloween, Christmas, holiday, thank you, and birthday. All you need to do is add a single stamp from the coordinating set in the ink of your choice to make personalized gifts to share with friends. The coordinating stamp sets are sold separately to allow you to purchase as many kits as you desire, without collecting multiple stamp sets of the same design. Cut Above™ kits are simple, beautiful, and brand new from Close To My Heart. Enjoy them for yourself!

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