Category Archives: Professional Book reviews
|The Journal (Jack O’Neill) by Derick Parsons
The Journal by Derick Parsons Book Review is a crime thriller full of mystery, surprise and suspense. In the Journal, Inspector Jack O’Neill and his partner Frank Carr are investigating a suspicious death. In the meantime another case comes up and they start to investigate another death. Two murders found seated on a chair with their hands tied behind the chair, is it the same person killing them? I could tell the author writes what he loves and keeps the reader’s attention. I felt like this crime mystery was one that could actually happen in real life which makes it more fun to read. I have not read Redemption Song, but now I will! Great book!
© 2014 Jackie Paulson
A Moral Dilemma by Zara Kingsley (relationships and cheating men)
Opening of the book, “I had to do it. He’d left me with no other conceivable choice. He seemed intent on driving me crazy, turning me into a dithering, pathetic, neurotic maniac. The lying toe-rag!” I would recommend this book to anyone who is a teenager mostly females. The author has a great sense of humor with juggling the many roles of each of the characters thought out the book. Becky thinks her boyfriend is cheating on her, and gets evidence on a camcorder. She doesn’t do the recording to catch Jeremy in a lie but the bar tender. What she discovers is all too real and her two girlfriends get her through the “watching of the horrific truth of him cheating on her. If you have been divorced you may enjoy this book, as my emotions seemed to become real with the character of Becky. Yes, ending a love relationship is all too well of something all readers can relate to. If you are not someone whom likes this type of subject matter of “cheating relationships,” please do not read it. This book brought back memories of my broken relationships in my past but the story was realistic and fun to read. I would think all teenagers would love this romance and break up book because learning how others deal with their disappointments is something great to know in real life. Quote: “I know that Jerry turned out to be…” “A lying cheating toe-rag?” © 2014 Jackie Paulson
Money Saving Tips and Recipes for the Frugal Homemaker by Emma Buckley
If you want to save money on almost anything read this book! If it helped me it will help you too!
This eBook will share some money saving tips and get you started living “on less.”
One tip I found to be true is when we make smart financial decisions that help us live on less it will help us create more freedom to spend more time doing what we really want to do. When we are a slave to our debts life becomes a struggle, and when we live on less life offers us more freedom.
Another helpful tip is to use coupons when you shop. I know it’s time consuming but it can be done. This is a secret money saver that everyone can use.
You can save money also by buying a vacuum with a bagless system so that you don’t need to spend on bags for it. Emma Buckley will give you enough money saving tips that it far outweighs what you will save in a year and worth the money to buy the book.
You will be amazed by how frugality can change your life for the better. Hit like, share your money saving tips in the comments below.
© 2014 Jackie Paulson
Life Without Limits by Nick Vujicic (BOOK #1)
Nick Vujicic was born with no hands or feet. I had so many questions when I read his book. He is 27 years old in 2010 when this book was published. He was raised in a Christian home and has a younger brother (Aaron) and (Michelle) his sister. His goal in writing this book is to encourage others to overcome challenges and hardships so that they can “find your own purpose.” Nick over came so many obstacles with his (disability) which make us think and realize that to discover who we are meant to be and what we can share of our gifts to benefit others by his true story of overcoming the odds.
Quote, “You have to stretch beyond where you are to reach where you want to be.”
Nick was born on 12/4/1982 and the nurse told his parents he had a medical condition called “Phocamelia.” Nicks mother happened to be a nurse thus understood what the term meant. His father was in shock and denial the day Nick was born. Both parents were from former Yugoslavia which is called Serbia.
What encouraged me the most is the way he wrote about all of his life experiences and challenges he had to overcome. He had to learn not to depend only on his family to do things for him. He had a desire to learn to be independent of his family as he did not want that burden on them. When I think of all of the challenges and teenage struggles I went through and thought they were a big deal, I can see now that Nick’s struggles were far more challenging to overcome. It made me look back on my life and see that I was a typical American Teenager who wished this book was out back when I was in High School.
At the age of 24, Nick attended a California church for a speaking engagement and met one other newborn baby that day who was just like he was; born without limbs. That said, Nick is a public speaker, a Christian, and travels around the world to help others understand that we are all God`s Creation. This is what led Nick to realize his life passion to public speaking and helping others was his Life Mission given by God.
He finally met one other person “just like him” and he realized, “when I was growing up I had no one who shared my situation who could help guide me, but now (Daniel) has someone. I can help him. My parents can help his parents. He does not have to go through what I went through, Perhaps I can spare him some of the pain that I had to endure.” PAGE: 24.
The genre for this book is very inspirational, guiding, spiritual, and very thought provoking.
This is the second book Nick has published. I want to thank Blogging for books for a free copy for my review. Vujicic is pronounced Voo~yi~chich). His disability did not stop him from enjoying adventures, fulfilling and meaningful career, and loving relationships. His goal is to share with you the unstoppable power of faith in action that has helped him create his own good life.
Nick wrote this book as he was so inspired by people who asked him for advice and guidance in dealing with challenges in their own lives. The chapters cover topics that were asked of him the most and include:
* Personal crises
* Relationship issues
* Career and job challenges
* Health and disability concerns
* Self destructive thoughts, emotions and addictions
* Bullying, persecution, cruelty, and intolerance
* Dealing with matters beyond our control
* How to reach out and serve others
* Finding balance in body, mind, heart and spirit
Nicks desire is to help you and inspire you to overcome whatever challenges you face.
I love the photos from years ago until now in the middle of the book too. What a personal touch!
© 2014 written by Jackie Paulson All Rights Reserved