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Book Reviews 2017
Life After Heaven by Steven R. Musick Book Review
Life After Heaven by Steven R. Musick
Mark Twain wrote, “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” Do you ever wish you knew what it’s like for people to die, go to heaven and be sent back by God? This is a true story written by Steven R. Musick. I was impressed by how he shows God is at work in the world. What you will learn is the secret of bringing heaven to earth in your everyday world, and how to nurture a relationship with God so real and intimate that you’ll feel his nearness as strongly as Steve did. I was given this book from blogging for books for an unbiased review. @ 2017 Jackie Paulson
THE ANONYMOUS BOOKAHOLICS TAG
THE ANONYMOUS BOOKAHOLICS TAG
I think it’s about time for another book tag! PAGESANDTEA tagged me for The Anonymous Bookaholics Tag, thank you!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT BUYING NEW BOOKS?
Everything! I am a book buying lover! I love walking into the bookstore and having so many new books tempting me, and looking for the most striking covers, reading blurbs on the back of books, ending up wanting about 5 new books and having to decide which one I’ll choose on that particular day and which will go onto my wish list. I have to say I love hard cover copies of books more than ebooks. I do read both types.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU BUY NEW BOOKS?
I buy most of my books today in resale stores. I always love to go on the treasure hunt in the thrift stores and I always go home with atleast two books I have not read before. I usually hunt for the authors I am currently reading like Brad Meltzer, John Grisham, Johnathon Kellerman.
BOOKSTORE OR ONLINE BOOK SHOPPING – WHICH DO YOU PREFER?
I love hard copy books, so going to thrift stores is what I prefer. If it’s a true crime, thriller or self-help book I will opt for the online ebook to read.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE BOOKSHOP?
I love Boarders for a book hunt but I also love Amazon online books, and Abe books because of the discounted rate.
DO YOU PRE-ORDER BOOKS?
Not usually, but I do buy them as soon as they come out.
DO YOU HAVE A MONTHLY BOOK BUYING LIMIT?
No not really. If I want to read a book I buy it even if I cannot get to reading it right away. I have moved and donated all of my books over the years that right now I am building up my empire of books as we speak which entails of maybe 20 books.
BOOK BUYING BANS – ARE THEY SOMETHING FOR YOU?
HOW BIG IS YOUR WISHLIST?
I keep my want to read or buy books in the Amazon wish list so I don’t forget.
WHICH THREE BOOKS FROM YOUR WISHLIST DO YOU WISH TO OWN NOW?
I wish I owned all of Nicholas Sparks books.
I wish I owned all of Iris Johansen books.
I wish I owned all of Brad Metzler books.
So, what about you? Are you a bookaholic?
Feel free to consider yourself tagged and have fun answering the questions.
See you next time for another book tag!
The Kindness Challenge Book Review
The Kindness Challenge that takes 30 days is a great challenge for any spouse or relationship to test how you can sweep away your negative biases. The author introduces you to a host of people from around the world that she has tested in her research to prove this challenge works. The author addresses the denial most of us are in about how we treat other people. Just being kind to others will help change our culture. This is a very inspirational book. Thank you to “Blogging for Books” for my advanced copy for an unbiased review to be posted. @ 2017 JACKIE PAUJLSON
Book Review of The Kind of Torts by John Grisham
The King of Torts by John Grisham
Can a drug which was tested on human subjects make them commit random and senseless killings? Do pharmaceutical companies want to pay settlements to cover it up?
This couldn’t be more perfect to read as I am in college and learning all about legal issues. This is one of my favorite authors now that I have read this legal and suspenseful book. I was surprised how much I already knew in the legal issues with regarding how pharmaceutical company’s make bad drugs with so many side effects that it is easier to make the drugs and settle out of court and still make a profit for drugs that should not be given to consumers.
The Character of Clay Carter is very realistic! The book opens with Clay being a Public Defender with a law degree working in Washington D.C. in a police department. Yes, his pay being very poor, who would rather practice law at a much higher pay rate.
Clay is given a case to defend Tequila Watson, a man accused of a random street killing. But to his surprise, he is visited by a mysterious man named Max Pace. He wants to arrange a series of large pay-offs to a bad drug nicknamed “Tarvan.”
Tequila Watson and others are recovering drug addicts and were experimented on illegally by an unnamed pharmaceutical company. This was a total page turner! Pace pays Clay a lot of money to set up his own law firm to handle the victims. Clay got enough money to specialize in the litigation of torts and he hired his friends who he knew could handle such a task in a fast manner.
Of course the book has a romance with a twist.
As fast as Clay earns the top ten highest paid lawyer in the country he later becomes reckless and is subject to investigations for various crimes, including insider trading. In the end Clay is beaten up by men from Reedsburgh, which send him to the hospital. He loses a huge case against Goffman and previous clients sue him. To that end, Clay loses his wealth, his dreams, and flies to London on the private jet, to start a new life, with his girlfriend only to sell his jet to keep afloat financially in his future. I would recommend this book to anyone with a passion to learn about law. Of course this is a fast read and total entertainment. @ 2017 Jackie Paulson
Book Review:The history of new innovations in modern Medicine by James Okun, MD and Evangelita Goodwell
New thought and the threat to traditional Medicine
The history of new innovations in modern Medicine by James Okun, MD and Evangelita Goodwell
The history of Medicine includes the history of discoveries. In this book, the author will give detailed information on the Dialysis machine, penicillin, the Foley Catheter, a new way of seeing the world, important and new innovation discoveries, as well as what these pioneer had in common as they came to discover the knowledge and tools those in medicine needed to prolong lived.
The reason I wanted to read this book is back in the day my real mom died of penicillin shot because she was allergic to it. I also wanted to learn about cancer since my dad recently died of it.
If it were not for the inventions made by doctors in medicine many would have died in WW II. The author would of become a Board Certified in Ophthalmology if it were not for his two types of disease that prevented him for obtaining it. Who discovered Penicillin? Dr. Alexander Fleming. If it were not for the doctors the author would have died at a very young age from his diseases. This is a book every American should hold in their hands, read, learn, and absorb. This is my all-time favorite book in 2017! @ 2017 Jackie Paulson
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Angles – Part I by Erin Lockwood
This review was kindly requested by the Author, Erin Lockwood
The story of Angels is a captivating tale about a girl names Caralee. She has a loyal group of friends and one best friend, Teddy who looks out for her all the times. He gets married at the beginning of the story to a lovely girl named Anne. Although the triangle at first looks like he has feelings for Cara and it is going to be a troublesome trio, the story takes on a new drama twist with the appearance of a dashingly handsome man named Sam.
Sam is everything a girl wants not just by the way he looks but also his mannerism. The sense of security, sensuality, and his gentlemanly behavior is to perfection. His presence alone brings along turmoil of emotions for Cara, let alone the way he interacts with her. There is a slight problem, though; Cara is already in a relationship with another gentleman, Jason.
The protectiveness of Teddy also takes a great deal of affect in this tale where Sam and Jason both are his friends, and he appears to have strong feelings for Cara himself, as well.
This dynamic tale of events does certainly wrap your head in a twist but, thankfully not so much of a knot. The pace and level of understanding are superb along side the skill in making each character appealing to the reader. The Author has excellent taste in expressing what actually goes on in a woman’s head. There was so much back and forth that even I, as a woman felt like saying “no wonder they say we, as women, are complex.”
I found Cara not as mature and robust as I would have liked her to be. When you have so many men wanting to be with you and constantly trying to steal your affections, then a substantial lead would be more attractive. The issue Cara had was that the men she was in a relationship would not commit to her and in her defense, she does come to a realization that she has to grow up, but it is a little too late. Altogether, her vulnerability was pleasing to the plot, and I enjoyed the inter-connectivity of the whole story together.
The ending is sweet and promises a second series. I look forward to finding out what happens to this girl and her friends.
I recommend this book to contemporary romance readers. You will enjoy reading this book in one sitting.
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Wake up to the Joy of You by Agapi Stassinopoulos
Wake up to the Joy of You by Agapi Stassinopoulos
This book is 52 light posts guiding you on the way back to yourself. Each chapter has a meditation if you choose to do it but if you don’t that is okay because the content in the book will be a great motivation to keep reading. The chapters are organized to begin with the building blocks of self-care and leads you to understand your road blocks to self-care. Roadblocks are giving your energy to other people like when you should not or living in denial of some aspect of your life. I loved the chapter on how to get over your childhood. I loved that I can now make changes in my life, trust my creativity, let go of any possession that no longer serves me. On page 11, asks the question are you a people pleaser? Rob Reiner said it best when he said, “everybody talks about wanting to change things and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself.” Overall this is a morning and evening meditation book for anyone who wants to live a happier life permanently. I have to Thank Blogging for Books for the free copy of the book in exchange for my unbiased review. @ 2017 Jackie Paulson
AGAPI STASSINOPOULOS is a best-selling author and speaker who inspires audiences around the world. In her previous book, Unbinding the Heart: A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity, and Unconditional Love, she shares the wisdom from her life’s adventures and experiences. In her new book, Wake Up to the Joy of You: 52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life, she takes readers on a journey and inspires them to let go of what doesn’t work and instead create the lives they really want. Agapi was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and then moved on to receive her master’s degree in psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Her previous books on the Greek archetypes, Gods and Goddesses in Love and Conversations with the Goddesses, were turned into PBS specials. She is currently conducting workshops for Thrive Global, a company founded by her sister, Arianna Huffington, to help change the way we work and live. She divides her time between New York and Los Angeles and was born and raised in Athens, Greece.
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