New Blog on Google! YAY!

Hello fellow, Bloggers! Thank you for all your support on WordPress over the last few months! As you know a friend and I run a blog together called The Booknatics, and we have officially created a new merged blog on Google!

It would mean the world to me if you follow us there! Things to look forward to are; Give-Aways, News on new releases and movie announcements, fun reviews by the both of us, promotions for authors and other fellow bloggers, Google+ Hangout chats with friends and authors, and make great new friends! The Booknatics isn’t just a place for Krystal and I to do reviews, but for book fanatics every where to make new friends and discuss books. Come join in on the fun, and thank you in advanced! We’ll follow you back if you’d like, just let us know. 😉 Hope to see you soon! Here’s our links

http://thebooknatics.blogspot.com/
http://www.youtube.com/thebooknatics
https://www.facebook.com/TheBooknatics

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Nude by Stéphanie Desnoyer

I was offered a free copy of this book for an honest review, and I have got to say, this book touches a lot of controversy and sensitive topics which proves the author to be brave and bold with her writing. English is not Mrs. Desnoyer’s first language, but she does an exceptional job at giving us a wondrous story and outstanding job of self-editing, I have a lot of respect for her as an author for her ability to learn a difficult language and create such a risqué tale for us all to enjoy.

The title of this book pretty much says it all, and holds nothing back as it bares all while taking risks. Our protagonist in this story is an orphan in the UK who is a dancer at a local nude bar, but quits in hopes to better herself. There is a lot of drug usage and inappropriate scenes so readers under 18, beware. Then there are the controversial relationships, which I think will be much more shocking to the reader if I leave that tidbit out in the review. Tee finds herself a job as a cleaner for a wealthy gay couple, and tables are turned when love strikes between two unsuspected characters. The story is a great life reminder, about consequences for poor choices, and most importantly to love with all you have because you never know what the future will bring and when, so don’t take anyone for granted.

The ending was one of those shocking moments as a reader when right when you think the story is over, an unexpected event takes place, exciting the reader for more. It hints at a sequel that gets my wheels spinning, trying to predict what could happen next. I am very interested to see where the story takes us next!

Proof of Heaven- Eben Alexander

Being an overly-ambitious person, I’m undeniably attracted to a vast diversity of genres, with biographies, documentaries and etc., being no exception. Living through another person’s story, further educating oneself with the author’s knowledge, is a thrilling exercise to expand your own. Stories such as this remind you why it is so exhilarating to pick up a book and call yourself a bookworm.

Living through someone else’s imagination, or in this case, personal experiences, really kick that brain of yours into gear, leaving yourself asking questions you wouldn’t have asked before, leading you to do research, and in my case… checking WebMD making sure some of my vital signs aren’t abnormal after my new paranoia of Escherichia Coli, thanks to this book…Not that I didn’t already knew the consequences of E.Coli, but now that I’ve learned there are more ways than one to contract the disease, makes my slight case of mysophobia just a tad more on the uneasy side. There were also several times I’d take a sip of coffee mindlessly, and then all of a sudden stumble upon words like “pus” and quickly reconsider swallowing, rendering myself not too thirsty after all…
Alexander keeps the reader’s attention with vivid descriptions while informing us non-medical doctorates, the different mechanics of the body’s natural labors during a variety of medical issues, consequently, educating the average reader on bodily functions we would have never fathomed otherwise.

But then we get to the more sentimental area of this story, the afterlife. I can’t even begin to express how I felt going through his descriptions of this so very real feeling place. It’s quite obvious, hearing his tone and blatant, yet raw emotions of going through this place. And at the risk of sounding corny, I couldn’t help but smile and feel at peace, as if I were there, too, giving me a brighter hope for the future of resting. I want to believe with all my heart that what he went through, is the real deal.

In his best possible way he could express, he colored us a picture so bright, so beautiful, and if you aren’t a believer, will leave you with a new curiosity of the Heavens up. Coming from an experienced neurosurgeon, who tells you there is no possible way that the human brain in his condition could create this ethereal world for itself, because scientifically, in this coma of his, the brain was completely shut down being eaten away by the bacteria- really tends to break through to you. I am actually so astonished by this book, and even though it may not look like it according to this blog review, I am speechless, finding it hard to render words to explain how I felt about this book. All I can really say is that, if you are skeptical about the afterlife (Heaven, God, etc…) This book will shed a new light for you, and maybe you will find yourself bettering your everyday life now that you have something so beautiful to look forward to. The beginning of your real life.

Success! Or something like that.

Join our Hangout!

Join our Hangout!

Hey everyone! Well, our Google+ Hangout was somewhat of a success. We had SO much fun, that we actually went on air for 4 hours without realizing. Some of us even made it ot 6 hours, before Google+ locked me out of the Hangout+ after a miss-click. /doh. Goofy-goodness!

I really look forward to doing this weekly with our wonderful Goodreads friends, and if any of you guys wish to join to, just lemme know here! I think up to 9 are allowed in a hangout, so cameras and mics will be limited, but since we will be live on YouTube, there is a chat box there you may interact with, and a chat box on the actual Hangout we can invite you too. (I will post the link later, I have a lot of editing to do since it was our first time, and we got soooo distracted so many times leaving a lot of extra material)

In the future, we plan to discuss more books, our feelings on characters and plots and etc., author interviews, and even skits such as “Book-A-Like Casting” where we interview a person that resembles a character description enough to pass off a fun Q/A live on air for YouTube. When we begin this skit, we will call out on all of our blogs, websites, Facebook, YouTube, anything, and list the description of people we are seeking, and must have read the particular book. To make some nights more fun, we will look for people who have NOT read the book but fit the description, and surprise them with awkward questions. My first skit I’d love to do is a Q/A with Christian Grey. We all know most males have not read this book, so if we get a willing victim, er, I mean…participant, we will ask questions according to the story, such as The Red Room of Pain and contraptions, and anything silly.

I also was approached by an author who made himself available for an interview for the blog! Keep an eye out for more details and a set date!

Join us for our live Google+ Hangout chat! Read inside for details

Join Krystle and I with some friends for some awesome quality online time!

Join Krystle and I with some friends for some awesome quality online time!

We have finally gathered some of our favorite ladies to talk books! We are going to pop open some bottles of wine, liquor, beer, your liquid weapon of choice, and gush about fictional characters, spectacular novels, and just have a whole lot of fun. We have decided on this Thursday, ( the 28th) Most likely around nighttime. Join our Facebook page to keep an eye out what time we begin, and to be given instructions for an invite. Hope to see you all there!
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Shine on Award!

Yay, how fun is this??
Often times, throughout the day, I am wondering if I am making a difference at all by being here in the blogging world, making a connection to any potential readers as I share things that I find so very interesting. And then, alas, I find hope! I see this cool little award thing being passed around, a fun game, I see that someone picked me as their top five! YAY! I was nominated by they very talented story writer, Misschocobo and her blog: http://beforeiforget13.wordpress.com/ It totally made my day, as simple as this is, it gave me inspiration to keep this hard work up! So here it is, the rule of the game!


The Shine On Award Rules:

■Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
■Post the badge on your blog.
■Answer the questions posed to you.
■Nominate five bloggers who shine a little light in your day and be sure to notify them.
■Issue some questions you’d like them to answer

My Answers:

1.Do you have any pets? Tell me about them!
I have a Dutch Lop bunny named Jack, he is all white with brown freckles on his face and two red stripes under his nose that looks like a moustache! I also have a mixed boxer/pit/lab/ridgeback ETC, doggy named Harley, she is my world! I rescued her off the streets in 2008 when she was only 4 weeks old and starved, infested with ticks and needed good cuddles. I also adopted a cat who was named by a three year old, Peeka. She’s a cat of many…many…personalities and potentially crazy… But we love her.

2. If you could be a super hero, what power would you have and what would your name be?Angela Sky! Call me cheesy but check this out; I’ve got this dream that pops up every now and then, in which I adorn a pair of thick, feathery wings. The euphoria I feel in this dream when I am flying about is so real; the moment seems so tangible that I often forget it’s a dream by the time I am stirring awake. By nature, I am very nurturing and affectionate, so maybe my special ability would be to heal? Say what you will, these goody-two-shoes are lookin’ goooood on my feet. Ok, well, I am not the perfect angel, too much of a good thing does get boring =p

4.What’s your favorite pizza topping?
Everything! *drool*

4. What was your last dream about?Well, it sure wasn’t my pleasant winged dream, but uh…Voldemort was after my friends and I…After so much running and hiding, I finally distracted him to the roof of the building at my job, and just as he reached for me, I popped him in the head with my foot, and he went falling to his death off the roof… Yeah…Try interpreting that one for me.

5. What is your favorite saying/quote/lyric?
I have way too many favorite quotes, but one of my biggest idols growing up was the beautiful Audrey Hepburn, and the one that I love posting around my house when in doubt of my art and writing is, “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” I also love her quote, “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”


My Nomincations!
http://booknatics.wordpress.com/
http://craftedincarhartt.wordpress.com/
http://wordsofbirds.wordpress.com/
http://thereporterandthegirl.com/
http://shalzmojo.wordpress.com/

Your turn!  Answer these questions!

1. What is your favorite book/Who is your favorite author?
2. What is the biggest goal you wish to achieve in your life?
3. What is your favorite pastime/hobby?
4. If you could pick a book you’ve read to make into a movie, which one would you choose?
5. If your life was a song, what would the title be?