Monday, August 24, 2015

Coolest Journal Ever


My latest book review book is probably my favorite book that I've gotten from Random House. The book is called "Q&A a Day for Creatives" Basically the book has 365 questions, one designated for each day of the month. There's room designated throughout the book to repeat each question for four years. 

Questions vary in the types of information they would invoke from "Illustrate one item you purchased today" to "Look up today's date online to see what famous people were born on this day. Draw a birthday greeting for one of them."

The way the journal pages are set up there's enough room to draw, paint, write, really to express your answer in any way that you deem to be fit. 

Unlike reviewing other books I can't really report back on how good this book is for the fact that I still have 1,460 more days of using this book to go, but it is a really awesome book for anyone young or old. 

I received this book from BloggingForBooks.com in exchange for my honest review. Thanks for the great read guys!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Juicy Secrets From Behind the White Walls


This read was a little out of the ordinary for me. I typically don't read politically centered books because quite frankly I don't find them interesting. But this book sounded rather juicy and fun and the author seemed reliable so I decided to give it a shot.

Typically a book about the White House, secret service or anything related to the president would seem stuffy, pompous, and boring (at least to me). This book included funny tidbits and stories from people who typically wouldn't share these types of secretive stories. There are funny quips about Joe Biden, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, etc. The book does not seem to slant towards either political party as we see both positive and negative stories from all political parties. I also really appreciated how readers get to see such personal, and not always the most polished, moments from each person portrayed in the book.

I would recommend this book both for both political junkies and people who are looking for a different view of politics.

I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for my honest review. Thanks for the great read guys!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Topangaaaaa


I'm going through a bit of nostalgia lately. My last Thrift Books haul included lots of memoirs and biographies by female child stars from the 90's. The first book I decide to read was Danielle Fishel (more affectionately known as Topanga from Boy Meets World).

The book looked rather promising. Danielle is on the front with a cute dress on that is "ruined" by a melting, messy ice cream cone. The books follows Danielle's story through her time auditioning for Boy Meets World, her experience dating Lance Bass, her wedding, and her life with her pups.

On one hand there wasn't anything especially juicy in her book. No crazy behind the scenes stories from BMW. No real crazy stories about being a celebrity. I think the most surprising thing I learned about Danielle in this book was that she worked a few seasons at Bloomingdales. But I think that was the endearing aspect of this novel.

Unlike other child actor memoirs it wasn't about drug abuse, finding religion, or crazy orgy at her former place of employment. This book was literally about a normal, often times awkward, woman who grew up on screen as every 90's girls' role model and every 90's guys' crush. It was extremely refreshing to read about someone who didn't always get everything she wanted right away (in fact she almost didn't play Topanga!). She wasn't (isn't) always perfect nor does she claim to have this picture perfect Hollywood life.

Overall I would recommend this to any 90's girl who's looking for a nice summer afternoon read.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Doctor Who?


This book was my first foray into the world of Doctor Who. I was never super interested in watching the show. I always felt like there were too many seasons and too much story to commit to in order to watch the show thoroughly. Also from every friend's retelling of the Doctor's adventures it just never seemed that interesting to me. Then I got the opportunity to read this book and I figured why not give the Doctor a weekend's time length to trying on what the Doctor Who story has to offer.

The premise of the book is that strange things begin occurring in Arbroath that involved disappearing people and people being able to read each other's minds. It is up to the Doctor to figure out what is going on.

I will say that I enjoyed this book much more than I anticipated. The story was very fast paced and the plot was extremely interesting. Coming into the story without any Doctor Who knowledge I found it relatively easy to follow along with the Doctor Who world without being lost in little details.

Overall I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of mystery, scifi and British humor. 

I received this book in exchange for my honest review from Blogging For Books. Thanks for the great read guys!