Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Colorful and Fun Cookbook - My Review of Milk Bar Life

Written by: Christina Tosi
Published by: Clarkson Potter

I like cookbooks that are fun to page through. More than just finding recipes, I like to use cookbooks for entertainment. I like cookbooks that include pictures. I chose to read and review Milk Bar Life because it looked like it would be interesting.


Who the book is for:

Those who enjoy a cookbook that is a bit random and just totally fun.

What I liked:

I love the full page, color filled pictures.

The recipes sound delicious.

I like the overall look and style of the book.

I like the personal stories that are mixed in with the recipes.

What I didn’t like:

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

My conclusion:

This is a fun and interesting book.

I give Milk Bar Life 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.

The Characters are Relatable but Book is Too Boring for Me - My Review of The Love Letters

Written by: Beverly Lewis
Published by: Bethany House

I enjoy reading novels of all kinds and I have known Beverly Lewis to put out some good fiction. Sometimes, though, her books are disappointing. I took a chance by choosing to read and review this book, hoping that it would be something that would be interesting.

The Love Letters tells the story of an Amish woman who is forced to take care of her illegitimate niece when her rebellious sister is injured in an accident. This story also weaves in the tale of a disabled Amish boy and his mother, a Mennonite grandmother, and more.


Who the book is for:

Those who love all kinds of Amish fiction.

What I liked:

The characters are easy to identify with despite their differences from me.

The story is different and interesting at times…

What I didn’t like:

But also boring at times. Too boring to do anything more than skimming at times.

My conclusion:

Overall, I wasn’t really a fan of this book but it will be enjoyed by some.

I give The Love Letters 3 out of 5 stars.


I received this book free to review from Bethany House. 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, April 23, 2015

Patriotic Story for Kids - My Review of The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country

Published by: ZonderKidz
Written by: Mike Berenstain

I love the Berenstain Bears books (more the older ones than the new) and I was excited to have the opportunity to read and review TheBerenstain Bears God Bless Our Country.


The story:

This book tells the story of the Bear family and their upcoming Independence Day celebration.

The illustrations:

Are cute in a typical Berenstain Bear way.

How strong is the book?

This is a paperback book that seems relatively sturdy for such a book.

Who the book is for:

This book is good for toddlers through young school aged kids – or for 4-8 according to the back cover.

What I liked:

The story is interesting and fun for kids.

Tells about the start of our country.

What I didn’t like:

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

My conclusion:

Overall, I thought this was a good book.



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, April 21, 2015

Helpful Advice for Everyday Photo Taking - My Review of Capture the Moment

Written by: Sarah Wilkerson
Published by: Amphoto Books

If you have children and you want to capture their everyday life through photography than you want to check out Capture the Moment. I was really excited to receive the opportunity to review this book so that I can put the tips to use with my nieces and nephews and so that I could share the book with my sister who enjoys photography.


Who the book is for:

Those who enjoy capturing everyday life through photography and want tips to do it better.

What I liked:

This book is packed full of tips for moms, photographers, aunts, whoever wants to capture great photos and the tips are helpful for all kinds of situations. The tips are written in a way that is easy to understand and easy to put to use.

There are a lot of pictures in this book, which I find both helpful and interesting.

I like the overall look and feel of this book and it seems really sturdy.

What I didn’t like:

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

My conclusion:

This is a helpful book.

I give Capture the Moment 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.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Giveaway and Review - Love Inspired Series


Fly By Promotions recently gave me the opportunity to read six books from the Love Inspired Series, and the opportunity to offer 6 books to one of my readers, too.

The books that I was given to review have a one month shelf life - available from April 21 - May 28.

What I like about these books:

I really like the fact that you get the opportunity to read books from a variety of authors when you get all six of these books.

I really liked A Firefighter's Promise for the interesting story and the likeable characters.

I like the way that you can read a good story in a short amount of time.

I like the way that these books are reasonably priced.

The books are clean.

What I don't like about these books:

Some of the books just feel too short.

I wasn't such a big fan of Winning the Teacher's Heart and the characters in that book.

Find out more at: http://www.harlequin.com/store.html?cid=236

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