Monday, November 20, 2017

Special Coloring Book - My Review of Tokyo Street Style: A Coloring Book

Published by: Clarkson Potter
By: Zoe de las Cases

I have an interest in adult coloring books, and I was excited to have one that was focused on clothing and fashion. I was happy to read and review Tokyo Street Style: A Coloring Book.

Tokyo Street Style: A Coloring Book

Who the book is for:


This is something that is special for anyone who is looking for a different kind of adult coloring book - especially those who love fashion.


What I liked:


The look of this book is beautiful. It would look great sitting out on a coffee table. I like the bold color and the overall look.

The pictures in this book are fun and focused on fashion.

The quality of this book is really good, and it even includes a built-in ribbon bookmark.

What I didn’t like:

I received this book for free, but I have to mention the price. I could not imagine spending $16.00 on a coloring book of any kind - and this one is pretty small.

My conclusion:


Overall, I really like what this book offers and I think it is really special.

I give Tokyo Street Style: A Coloring Book 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Blogging for Books. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Really Cute Children's Book - My Review of God Bless My Family

Published by: Tommy Nelson
Written by: Hannah C. Hall
Illustrated by: Steve Whitlow

I enjoy reading all of the children's books that I can, but there are not many that I find that stand out from the rest or that are any better than the others. I really enjoyed this one, though.

God Bless My Family focuses on all kinds of members of the family - including parents, aunts and uncles, cousins, and grandparents. It talks about the things that a kid might do with the different relatives.

God Bless My Family

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are not extra special, but they are cute enough.

Who This Book is For:

This is good for babies through young children, and it is something for any child with a loving family.

What I liked:

As a loving aunt, I like that this book focused on aunts and uncles rather than just parents and grandparents.

This book is a nice size and shape.

This has a fun text.

I like the padded board cover style.

What I didn’t like:

There is not really anything that I dislike about this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think this book is special.

I give God Bless My Family 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

An Interesting Love Story - My Review of Blue Ridge Sunrise

Published by: Thomas Nelson

Written by: Denise Hunter

I really enjoy the writing of Denise Hunter, so I was happy to have the chance to read and review another book from her.

Blue Ridge Sunrise tells the story of a young woman who inherits an orchard from her grandmother. This book is a love story and so much more. This is a story of family and fighting for a better future.

Blue Ridge Sunrise  -     By: Denise Hunter

Who This Book is For:

Anyone who is looking for a love story with a little more to it will enjoy this book.

What I liked:

The characters in this book are likable and fun to read about.

The story was interesting and different from a lot out there.

The chapters are short and easy to get through.

There aren't any boring parts in this book.

What I didn’t like:

The only thing negative that I have to say is that if you are looking for something that really has a message to it, you will not get that in this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, I thought that this was an interesting and enjoyable book.

I give Blue Ridge Sunrise 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Friday, November 10, 2017

A Different Kind of Novel - My Review of The Austen Escape

Published by: Thomas Nelson
Written by: Katherine Reay

I enjoyed a previous book by Katherine Reay, and that is why I chose to read and review The Austen Escape.

This book tells the story of a woman who is struggling to find her place in the world. When she travels to England with a friend to be a part of Austen's world, she discovers things that she never knew.

The Austen Escape  -     By: Katherine Reay

Who This Book is For:

This book is good for any fans of Jane Austen, and it is also enjoyable for anyone who is looking to read about one woman's journey to find herself.

What I liked:

The main character of this book is interesting and I feel like I really got to know her.

The story is different from other books that I have read.

What I didn’t like:

There is not really a Christian message in this book, for those looking for that.

I was just looking for something more in the story, overall.


My conclusion:

Overall, I found this to be an enjoyable read.

I give The Austen Escape 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

A Different Kind of Book - My Review of The Comic Book Story of Video Games

Published by: Ten Speed Press
Written by: Jonathan Hennessey
Art by: Jack McGowan

I was interested in checking this book out more for my family members - to share it with them - than for myself. I chose to read and review The Comic Book Story of Video Games because I have video game loving brothers-in-law and other family members.

The Comic Book Story of Video Games: The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Revolution

Who the book is for:


Anyone who really loves video games - and who enjoys comic book style books - will enjoy this book and the history that it shares.


What I liked:


This book shares real history from the past in a fun format.

This book makes all that it shares interesting.

This is a good sized book.

What I didn’t like:


This book was a little boring to me, but I think others will like it.


My conclusion:


Overall, I think this is a fun book.

I give The Comic Book Story of Video Games 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Blogging for Books. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Interesting Devotional - My Review of The Book of Amazing Stories

Published by: Tyndale House
Written by: Robert Petterson

I was curious to see what kinds of tales were shared in this book and that is why I chose to read and review it.

The Book of Amazing Stories tells of various people from different points in the past who have done great things even though great things were not expected of them.

The Book of Amazing Stories: 90 Devotions on Seeing God's Hand in Unlikely Places  -     By: Robert Petterson

Who the book is for:

Anyone who is interested in history and learning more about people from the past.

What I liked:

The devotionals are relatively short and easy to read.

The stories shared are interesting.

The size and shape of the book is nice.

What I didn’t like:

Some of the stories are told in a boring way.

My conclusion:

Overall, I like the concept of this book.

I give The Book of Amazing Stories 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Tyndale Blog Network. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A Decent Read - My Review of A Time to Stand

Published by: Thomas Nelson
Written by: Robert Whitlow

I have enjoyed some of Robert Whitlow's previous writing, so I was happy to have the chance to read and review A Time to Stand. I also thought the story of this book sounded interesting.

This book tells of a young African American attorney who finds it hard to know where she stands as she comes across a case of a Caucasian police officer who has shot an African American teen. This is a story of community, family, and love.

A Time to Stand  -     By: Robert Whitlow

Who This Book is For:

This is a book that will be of interest to those who are interested in the law and the work of lawyers, and also those just looking for a decent story.

What I liked:

It is easy to get to know the characters in this book and feel for them.

This book kept me interested as I was reading it.

What I didn’t like:

There was something about the ending of the book that really left me feeling disappointed.

This book just was not all I wanted it to be when it comes to the topics it was tackling.

My conclusion:

Overall, I thought that this was a decent read but nothing too great.

I give A Time to Stand 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.