Sunday, May 25, 2014

Recommended Read - Do Cool Sh*t by Miki Agrawal

<a href="" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px"><img alt="Do Cool Sh*t: Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business, and Live Happily Ever After" border="0" src="" /></a><a href="">Do Cool Sh*t: Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business, and Live Happily Ever After</a> by <a href="">Miki Agrawal</a><br/>
My rating: <a href="">5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
Truly the right book for a younger generation of aspiring entrepreneurs! Great advice and excellent examples fill this hip book geared toward entrepreneurs that want something more fresh than figuring out the color of their parachute. I won't lie - I read it twice because I really wanted to absorb the lessons and enhance my own entrepreneurial endeavor. That being said, some of it is really not as simple to put into practice if you don't come from money, so those of us from a much more poor background will definitely struggle to achieve a few of the lessons. But if you come from money, or you are willing to work very hard, I think this is a great book to read for aspiring or new entrepreneurs!
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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Surprising reader stats!

I came across this image on Facebook recently, and the data surprised me:

As someone who is an avid reader, I'm saddened to think that there are so many people who don't take advantage of increasing their knowledge and imagination by reading! Do you think that there are any good solutions to this problem? How do we engage readers of all ages? Post your feedback in the comments below!

Updated Review Policy

Boy has life been busy lately! :) I am loving the progression of my travel agency (if you haven't checked it out yet, you really should - just click here to go to my Facebook page or here to go to my website), but time constraints have forced me to step back and re-evaluate how I do my book reviews.

Thus, I've updated my Review Policy in a way to make it more fair to my wonderful authors and publishers while still giving me a chance to earn a living. If you are considering sending me a review request, please look over my Review Policy prior to sending it to me to make sure that you qualify.

Off to create one more post for you lovelies before I hit the grind! :)

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Sorta Recommended Read - At the Bottom of Everything by Ben Dolnick

At the Bottom of EverythingAt the Bottom of Everything by Ben Dolnick
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a story of friendship - a friendship borne out of genuine camaraderie that quickly turns into the type of strained friendship that remains due to a forced tie to the past. While stunning in it's descriptions, this book for me was a bit anti-climatic and didn't turn into a true masterpiece. However, it was written well enough that I still found it worthwhile to read.

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Recommended Read - Ember Island by Kimberly Freeman

Ember IslandEmber Island by Kimberley Freeman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the only kind of "romance" novel I would read - one that has a dark and twisted underlying plot! While the book starts off slow, and there are some jumps between past and present, it slowly picks up speed and by the middle you won't want to put it down. The characters are interesting, the plot goes from painful to sweet to bitter and back again so many times in a masterful way, and the ending is just right - not too complete, not to open. Great read!

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