Bulwark Anthology: Review

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I realize I haven’t done a book review for a while but thought I would on these 2 books. They are the 1st 2 books in the Bulwark Anthology. There is a total of 9 books in this anthology. I was fortunate enough to win a contest and the prize was the first 2 signed books in the Bulwark Anthology by Award Winning Author Brit Lunden. I will be reviewing each book separately. 

What is a Bulwark? A Bulwark is: a wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth from the outside world.

The first book is called Bulwark. First of all, I normally don’t read books like this but judge each book by their cover and blurb and also don’t stereotype a book right away just because I haven’t liked other other author’s books like this.

How I Rate Books

1-2 stars = To much vulgar language and that includes the F Word. To Erotic and Graphic.

3 stars = OK plot with not as much vulgar language or doesn’t use the F word as much.

4 stars = Plot is better and author doesn’t use graphic sex, F Word (maybe once) and sometimes talks about sex.

5 or more stars = No vulgar language, no use of the F word, no graphic sex, Plot is very interesting, Has twists and turns, Book is a page turner and I don’t want to put the book down.

**Please note** If a book that would normally be 4 stars  can become 5 stars if the book is interesting enough.

So what rating did I give the books Bulwark and the Knowing? Well to be honest, I rated the books from the time I read the blurb and saw the cover. You see both books started out at about an 3 1/2 stars. Then I started reading the book and I quickly up the rating to 4 1/2 stars. Once both books were read and judged on their own merit I ended up giving both of these books 5 stars.

So what is my recommendation?  Let me put it to you this way, If you have preteens or younger, I suggest you read this book yourself and judge for yourself if it’s appropriate for your kids and grandkids. I want you to make the choice.

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RISE OF THE SUPERHEROES

LAUGHTER THE BEST MEDICINE

The world needs laughter and humor in this world and comics about the Rise of the Superheroes brings that. This helps cheer you up whether you need it or not. 

When they say laughter is the best medicine they are not kidding. It is something we are in dire need of with all the evil in this world.

Our people who have mental disease or are just plain depressed should start reading and looking at comics and they might find it might help them.

Am I a doctor? No but I do know laughter helps. If you smile at someone when they are down or mad they will most likely wonder what you are up to not to mention that you get more wrinkles when you frown than when you smile. Also it is easier to smile and doesn’t put as much pressure on your jaw. Would I recommend this book from the excerpt? Yes.

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BOOK BLOGGER TEST

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I’ve been tagged by the BookHookedNook to do the Book Blogger Test Tag sort of. You see the BookHookedNook tagged a few people and then said “Feel free to do this tag or not!🙂”. So guess what my blogging friends? I’m doing this tag.🙂 BookHookedNook, I’m sorry I’m getting this post for this tag out late.


RULES

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
  2. Answer the ten questions in this post.
  3. Nominate at least 5 people to do it also.
  4. Let your Nominees know you nominated them.

TOP THREE BOOKISH PET PEEVES

  1. Love Triangles.
  2. Instant Loves.
  3. To much going on.

THREE BOOK CONFESSIONS

  1. I dog ear my pages sometimes and fold the pages to mark my place.
  2. I sometimes let the book sit a few days before reading it.
  3. I hate books that seem thrown together and too much is going on.

LAST TIME YOU CRIED READING A BOOK?

Honestly, I don’t ever remember of crying while reading a book.

NUMBER OF BOOKS ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE?

I don’t have a bedside table so 0. However, I’ve got 1 unread book on my desk and who knows how many unread books around the house.

FAVORITE READING SNACK?

I normally read before bed or sitting on my bed so I don’t snack in bed for obvious reasons.

THREE BOOKS YOU’D RECOMMEND TO ANYONE:

  1. If Cats Could Talk: THE MEANING OF HIS MEOW by Mike Fertig.
  2. The BIBLE.
  3. Chicken Soup for the Christian: 101 Stories to Open the Spirit by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Patty Aubery & Nancy Mitchell with contributions from Norman Vincent Peale, Corrie ten Boom, Dick Van Patten, Charles W. Colson, Gary Smalley, Joan Wester Anderson, Dick Van Dyke And Many More.

A PICTURE OF YOUR BOOKSHELF

HAHA, HAHA YEAH RIGHT!! Sorry for the laughter but my bookshelf is not just in one place. My bookshelf is where I can find a place to put my books. So I apologize but I do not have a picture for you.

HOW MUCH DO BOOKS MEAN TO YOU?

My way of winding down and I think you should take care of books. Reading is a window into the future.

BIGGEST READING SECRET?

I actually have more than one reading secret. My secrets are:

  1. I let my books set a few days before reading them.
  2. I absolutely despise books that are just thrown together then the author tries to cover his/her tracks by adding additional chapters and/or words.
  3. I really don’t like Charles Stanley’s books.

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  1. Books & Adventures
  2. A Booknerd Travels
  3. theintrovertedbooknerd.wordpress.com
  4. EsmeSalon
  5. Books,dogs and cats

Also, if you weren’t tagged above and you want to do this tag, please feel free to do it.

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The Smart Girl’s Guide to Surviving Her Twenties Book Review

DSCN0420INTRODUCTION:

Around My Birthday and Christmastime, I was fortunate to win a book by Courtney Livingston called The Smart Girl’s Guide to Surviving Her Twenties.  Now I can only imagine what you all must be thinking. Why would a 50-year-old want to read a book that is mostly geared toward the people in their twenties? Interesting question which deserves an interesting answer. I wondered the same thing until I started reading the book. Despite the book’s title this book is for everyone not just twenty year olds.

WHAT I THOUGHT OF THE BOOK:

This book was in my opinion fantastic. It was not only geared for our young people in their twenties but the points and ideas that were made could be used by everyone. The ideas about health, exercising, finances and much, much more. I found the book interesting and helpful to all who read it.

IS THE TILE RIGHT FOR THE BOOK?:

I will answer this question with a yes. Why is it right? I think the title is right even though this book applies to everyone the title The Smart Girl’s Guide to Surviving Her Twenties is right in my opinion because when you start young like in your twenties it help you continue the habits when you get older.

WHO SHOULD READ THIS BOOK?:

That’s an easy question. Anyone who can read.

LINK:

You can find Courtney Livingston at her blog which is on The Smart Girl’s guide to Surviving Her Twenties. This is a great blog so go and check it out.

WHERE CAN THE BOOK BE BOUGHT AT?:

The book The Smart Girl’s Guide to Surviving Her Twenties can be bought at The Smart Girl’s Guide to Surviving Her Twenties(Amazon.com) .

CONCLUSION:

Once you’ve bought and read this book, Courtney Livingston and Crystal Stewart kindly ask you to write a review at amazon.com and give your honest opinion. Also we would appreciate if you link to our blogs Courtney Livingston and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and also  at Amazon.com. I think you’ll find this book helpful and interesting. Happy Reading Everyone.

*DISCLOSURE*:

I was given permission to write this review and snap a couple of photos by Courtney Livingston who is the Author of the book I just reviewed. Also, I won the book through a contest on Courtney Livingston’s blog so this book was not given to me to do this review.

 

The Fall Book Tag

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THE FALL BOOK TAG was created by Bionic Book Worm . If you haven’t checked this site out then you need to. I did and I liked this site so much I followed it. Hope you will too.

I would like to thank bookedhookednook.wordpress.com for tagging me. if you haven’t checked this site out yet, you really need to. I did and I liked it so much I followed this site and hope you will too.

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I’M TIRED OF BEING ORDINARY, ARE YOU? BY WM. ALLEN  was a book that is not only refreshing but humorous too. It’s like a self-help book that you’ve never seen before. The book helps you reach your goals in 52 weeks or 1 year. The picture on the front of the book is what drew me to the book plus it sounded interesting.

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SMALL TOWN JUSTICE BY VALERIE HANSEN did not end as I expected it would. There could be more than 1 ending but teased you how it might end. This is a good book.

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CAPITOL K-9 UNIT CHRISTMAS BY SHIRLEE McCoy AND LENORA WORTH is a 2 in 1 book that gave me the warm and fuzzies and both stories are happy stories.

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This book has 2 short stories in one. It’s light-hearted and just right for season. I hope you read this book.

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RANSOM BY TERRI REED is a book with non-stop action. It has twists and turns too in the plot. RANSOM is a very good book.

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My most anticipated read well I don’t have one at this time.

I TAG EVERYONE!!