Saturday, September 24, 2022

Book Review - Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke by Eric LaRocca

Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke

Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke by Eric LaRocca
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Synopsis:  Sadomasochism. Obsession. Death.

A whirlpool of darkness churns at the heart of a macabre ballet between two lonely young women in an internet chat room in the early 2000s—a darkness that threatens to forever transform them once they finally succumb to their most horrific desires.

What have you done today to deserve your eyes?

My Thoughts: Totally disgusting but I couldn't help myself! Told completely in emails and instant messenger posts a relationship between two women unfold from buying an apple peeler to well......Ewww just ewww. Not what I was expecting but....

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Book Review - Small Batch Keto Baking Cookbook by Lolita Carrico

Small-Batch Keto Baking Cookbook: Perfect Portions of Low-Carb Breads, Cookies, Cakes, and More

Small-Batch Keto Baking Cookbook: Perfect Portions of Low-Carb Breads, Cookies, Cakes, and More by Lolita Carrico
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Synopsis:  Fill your home with the irresistible aroma of freshly baked cookies, all while remaining on a keto diet. Dive into the world of low-carb, small-batch baking with this keto baking cookbook of flavorful and perfectly portioned recipes.

**60 delicious recipes—From flaky, buttery hand pies to rich, melt-in-your-mouth brownies, enjoy a wide variety of baked recipes you won’t believe are keto-friendly.
**Master small-batch baking—Keep your keto baking skills on the rise with tips on the best flours, small-batch baking secrets, ways to troubleshoot common issues, and more.
**Measure twice, bake once—Stay on track with easy-to-follow guidelines and recipes that stick to accurate keto macros.

My Thoughts: For health reasons I needed to begin following a low carb lifestyle and for anybody else who has been down this journey like me realizes everything you have to give up especially things like cookies, cakes, and breads so it was a wonderful delight to find this book on how to be able to have my cake and eat it to!

There are some yummy goodies like the Lemon Sour Cream Muffins with Lemon Glaze and the Simple to make Dinner Rolls in here and a lot of them are any only around 4 net carbs or less. I like the fact that this is small batch baking so I wont be tempted to pig out or have to put them up for later because most baked goods like these are better fresh than reheated I have found.

I also liked the fact that all your dietary lists come with each recipe letting you know how many calories, carbs, and so forth so you don't have to figure it out on your own. That means a lot to me!

My biggest regret is that it didn't have very many photo's. I would have loved to have seen the end product on a lot of the recipes!

Thanks to NetGalley and Callisto Media for this copy in exchange for my honest review.

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Book Review - Dwayne Johnson by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Dwayne Johnson (Little People, BIG DREAMS)

Dwayne Johnson by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My Thoughts: This was my first book in the Little People, Big Dreams series and it mainly caught my eye because I recognized that name, "Dwayne Johnson" as being "The Rock" and I wanted to know more! It was quite enjoyable reading about his early years and what led up to his wrestling career and afterward, beautifully illustrated, and has a great more detailed timeline found at the end summarizing everything.

I found quite a few interesting tidbits I never knew and think this book puts forth a great message for children to never give up and to keep striving and moving forward even when life gets you down and always understand that just because things don't always turn out as you have planned doesn't mean something even better is just ahead!

Dwayne Johnson will always be "The People's Champion" and I'll always wonder "What The Rocks Been Cooking!"

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing this advanced copy for my honest review.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Book Review - 3 Childrens Books by Karen A Wyle

You Can't Kiss A BubbleYou Can't Kiss A Bubble by Karen A. Wyle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

How can one not enjoy bubbles? I love them even as old as I am! The story is so fun and lively discussing the things you can and can't exactly do with bubbles. Cute adorable illustrations. A must have for any children's library!

When It's WinterWhen It's Winter by Karen A. Wyle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A delightful tale of what winter brings as experienced by a little girl and her dog. I really enjoyed the little dog as a sidekick in the story because it reminds me of myself and how many things and how much my pup is always by my side. The illustrations are beautiful making me long for the cooler months ahead.

Wind, Ocean, GrassWind, Ocean, Grass by Karen A. Wyle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A really different type of storybook that discusses how the grass and ocean waves are similar and different as told by the wind! The artwork is stunning! I love the bold colors and the discussion of how all of the mentioned come together and how they need one another.

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Monday, September 19, 2022

Book Review - Hell Spring by Isaac Thorne

Hell Spring

Hell Spring by Isaac Thorne
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Synopsis: In the twilight of March 21, 1955, eight people take cover in their local general store while a thundering torrent and flash flooding threatens life and livelihood alike. None of the eight are everything they claim to be. But only one of them hungers for human souls, flesh, and blood.

An overflowing waterway destroys their only path of escape. The tiny band of survivors is forced to confront themselves and each other when a peculiar stranger with a famous face tries to pick them off one by one.

Can the neighbors survive the predator in their midst as well as the 100-year flood that drowns the small town of Lost Hollow?

Or will they become victims of the night the townsfolk all remember as Hell Spring?


My Thoughts: Okay so I am really riding the fence on this one. While not a bad story, at all, I just don't feel like it was what I was thinking it would be or that I am the target audience for it but that is my fault alone and not the authors!

Lets just start with that gorgeous cover! That deserves a star all in itself. Absolutely gorgeous! Next, high fives on the writing! It flowed easily and was simply beautiful writing or I may not have made it thru that first section of the story! I actually thought I had downloaded the wrong book because I couldn't for the life of me understand what "that" had to do with the synopsis I had read. I'm not saying what "that" is because it's just something you need to experience on your own! Enough said.

Even with those great things I would have enjoyed it more had it been was way to chatty and overly explanatory at times and sadly it just wasn't scary and that was what I had been anticipating.

Thanks to Netgalley and Lost Hollow Books for providing me with this copy for my honest review!

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