Monday, December 29, 2014

Everything a Baker Needs to Know - My Review of Sugar Rush

Written by: Johnny Iuzzini with Wes Martin
Published by: Clarkson Potter Publishers

I always enjoy looking through cookbooks that hold big and bold pictures, and that is something that Sugar Rush has to offer.


Who the book is for:

Those who want to learn more about baking.

What I liked:

This book contains a ton of recipes that look like they would be delicious, and it includes step by step instructions so that anyone can create the treats.

This book contains tips and tricks to help with all kinds of baking.

This book is full of information.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing in particular that I didn’t like about this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, this is a great book for any home baker or aspiring pastry chef.

I give Sugar Rush 5 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.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Proves God Knows What's Best, My Nieces and Nephew Loved It - My Review of It Will be Okay

Published by: Tommy Nelson
Written by: Lysa TerKeurst
Illustrated by: Natalia Moore

I always enjoy receiving children’s books to read and review – and share with my nieces and nephews – so I was excited to have the opportunity to check out It Will be Okay.


The story:

This book tells about a seed and how it is scared of the new circumstances that it faces, but how the “Farmer” (God) knows what’s best for it.

The illustrations:

Are artistic and cute.

How strong is the book?

This is a sturdy hardcover book.

Who the book is for:

My four year old nephew, three year old niece, and two year old niece all enjoyed this book. Before I had even finished reading it the first time, they asked for it to be read again.

What I liked:

My nieces and nephews loved this book, and that is the most important thing for me!

The illustrations are cute.

The message in the story is good, it really sneaks the message into the story.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing in particular that I didn’t like about this book.

My conclusion:

My nieces and nephews loved this book, so that means it is a hit for me.

I give It Will be Okay 5 out of 5 stars.


I received this book free to review from Book Look. 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.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Inspiring True Story - My Review of Walk to Beautiful

Written by: Jimmy Wayne with Ken Abraham            
Published by: W Publishing Group

I have to admit that I didn’t know who Jimmy Wayne before I received this book to read and review – even though I’m a lover of country music. I am really happy that I decided to read and review Walk to Beautiful, though, as I found that it is a powerful and inspirational story of a young boy’s rough life – and, I found that I really do know some of Jimmy’s songs, I just didn’t know they were by him.


Who the book is for:

Those who know and love Jimmy Wayne or those who are just looking for an inspiring read. Adults only because of some of the dark and heavy content.

What I liked:

This story is powerful, really powerful.

The author is so open and honest when sharing about his past and his feelings.

Kept me interested at all times.

Inspired me to want to do something for others, to help those in foster care.

What I didn’t like:

These is nothing in particular that I didn’t like about this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, this is an inspiring read.

I give Walk to Beautiful 5 out of 5 stars.


I received this book free to review from Book Look. 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.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Interesting (and Pointless) Book of Sayings - My Review of Furry Logic

Written by: Jane Seabrook               
Published by: Ten Speed Press

I enjoy reading through the sayings and inspiration on Pinterest, so I thought that Furry Logic might be a fun choice to read through and review. I was a bit disappointed.


Who the book is for:

Animal lovers might enjoy the illustrations.

What I liked:

The size of this book is cute.

The pictures are cute.

Some of the sayings made me smile.

What I didn’t like:

I don’t really understand what you would really want this book for… who is going to read it more than once?

The quotes are better suited for cards or something.

Pinterest has a lot more to offer than this book does – and most of these sayings can be found there, too.

My conclusion:

Overall, I don’t really understand the point of this book.

I give Furry Logic 3 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.