Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Decent Family Film - My Review of Catching Faith

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I recently received the opportunity to watch and review the movie Catching Faith. This movie tells the story of a family that is so caught up in their lives and themselves that they just don't have time - or concern - for each other or their faith.

I thought that this movie was a lot better than some of the other Christian movies out there, as it had a good story, and the actors/actresses were pretty good. I also liked that parts of this movie were filmed in a town that is sort of near my home.




I received this dvd free to review from Edify Media. 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, July 13, 2015

Colorful and Unique - My Review of The Twinkies Cookbook

Published by: Ten Speed Press

Remember when Twinkies went out for a little while? My brothers bought up what they could when that happened, with plans to sell them online when the demand was up. This book brought back memories of that time, and I was really happy to have the chance to read and review it – so that I can pass it on to my older brother.

The Twinkies Cookbook features all kinds of recipes that use Twinkies as part of the ingredients that are needed. Some of the recipes are sweet, and some are savory.


Who the book is for:

Those who are fans of the sweet treat Twinkies!

What I liked:

This book is very colorful and fun.

This book is creative – using Twinkies in ways that I would never think to use them.

The book contains a lot of pictures.

What I didn’t like:

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

My conclusion:

This is such a fun and different kind of cookbook!

I give The Twinkies Cookbook 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.

Friday, July 10, 2015

A Good, but Sad, Read - My Review of Center of Gravity

Written by: Laura McNeill
Published by: Thomas Nelson

I love reading all kinds of fiction, and I was excited to receive the opportunity to read and review Center of Gravity.

This book tells the story of a woman who is fighting her controlling husband for custody of their two boys.


Who the book is for:

Those who enjoy a book that squeezes the heart.

What I liked:

The story of this book really drew me in. I was reading and reading, trying to get from one part to the next.

The characters in this book are so real, and I like the fact that the book is told from multiple perspectives.

The story is very realistic – sadly.

The book is definitely something that kept me interested. It actually reminded me of the kind of book that you would expect from James Scott Bell.

What I didn’t like:

Some of the language in this book is surprising for a Christian book.

There is a gay couple mentioned in the book, which I found unnecessary.

This book got me down at times – the point, I know, but still a bit hard to deal with.

My conclusion:

Overall, despite everything, I really liked this book.

I give Center of Gravity 5 out of 5 stars.


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

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Not My Kind of Book - My Review of To Capture Her Heart - and Link to a Special Giveaway!

Written by: Rebecca DeMarino
Published by: Revell

I enjoy reading fiction of all kinds, but some books are better than others. And, some are not so good.

To Capture Her Heart tells the story of a native American woman who is mourning the death of her new husband, healing from the trauma of being captured by another tribe, and falling in love with a Dutch man.


Who the book is for:

Those who enjoy reading historical fiction and are looking for an interesting and different kind of story.

What I liked:

The story is unique and different from others out there.

The first chapter was easy to get into and good.

What I didn’t like:

The rest of the book following the first chapter. I just couldn’t get into the book at all. I didn’t like the author’s style of writing. I felt that this book was written poorly. I really found the book boring and lacking.

My conclusion:

Overall, I wasn’t a fan of this book.

I give To Capture Her Heart 2 out of 5 stars.

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I received this book free to review from Revell. 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.

Cute, Little Joke Book - My Review of Laugh Out Loud Pocket Doodles for Girls

Written by: Rob Elliott
Published by: Revell
Illustrated by: Jonny Hawkins

I enjoy getting books to read and review, and I love choosing titles that are good for my nieces and nephews. I chose to read and review Laugh Out Loud Pocket Doodles for Girls in the hopes of sharing the book with my nieces.


Who the book is for:

This book is appropriate for ages seven through ten.

What I liked:

I like the cute look of this book.

I like the small shape.

I like that this book gets kids drawing.

Some of the jokes are cute and humorous.

What I didn’t like:

Some of the jokes will go way over the head of kids.

My conclusion:

Overall, this is a fun, little book but a bit too grown up for my nieces.

I give Laugh Out Loud Pocket Doodles for Girls 4 out of 5 stars.


I received this book free to review from Revell. 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.

An Interesting Joke Book - My Review of Laugh Out Loud Pocket Doodles for Boys

Published by: Revell
Written by: Rob Elliott
Illustrated by: Jonny Hawkins

I love getting different kinds of books to read through and review. I was excited to receive the opportunity to check out Laugh Out LoudPocket Doodles for Boys and to share it with my nephew.


The story:

This book is made up of jokes that go along with pictures, and it encourages interaction.

The illustrations:

The doodles in this book are kind of cute – and they are half finished, waiting for a little boy to finish them.

Who the book is for:

This book would be appropriate for boys ages six through ten or so.

What I liked:

This book has some cute jokes for young children.

This book encourages boys to draw a little bit.

The book itself is cute and little.

What I didn’t like:

In the beginning of the book it says something about keeping things clean and then says that the best jokes are ones about body noises and fluids… that’s not really something that I find clean for my nephew.

My conclusion:

Overall, this is an interesting book.

I give Laugh Out Loud Pocket Doodles for Boys 4 out of 5 stars.


I received this book free to review from Revell. 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.