T's Stuff too

T's Stuff too

I love to read and actually read books from several genre's. My favorite is paranormal though. I also have been blessed with 11 Grand Children from our 4 kids, so I do read a lot of Children's books as well to the kids. i have a regular blog where I post tons of book tours. Check it out if you enjoy books: http://teresanoel.blogspot.com/.

 

This blog is for reviews of the books I have read. I do also accept books from authors to read and review. Contact me if you have a book you would like reviewed at my email: mshogrider67@gmail.com

Review
5 Stars
Thrax (Angelbound Origins #4) by Christina Bauer
Thrax - Christina Bauer

I am a huge fan of Christina Bauer. I love her books and audio books. Christina narrates her own audiobooks and I just love listening to her voice. She does an excellent job with all of the characters in the book.


Thrax is book 4 in her Angelbound Origins series. I have really enjoyed this series. I have listened to all 4 books in the series and cannot wait for book 5. I have really enjoyed following Myla from punk teenager to becoming the great Scalla, being Queen, and now a Wife and Mommy. I cannot wait to see where else Christina will take Myla. This is a great series. You do need to start with book 1 to get a true feel for the series.


In Thrax Myla and Lincoln are still on their honeymoon. Myla's igni have been screaming in her head so loud she cannot understand what message they are trying to get to her. Finally she hears "Man in the Mirror". Myla is not sure what this means.


Lincoln has been kidnapped and a clone has been left in his place. Everyone in the kingdom except Myla thinks it is the real Lincoln. It is up to Myla to travel to Earth and save Lincoln. When she arrives she realizes she will also be saving the under realm and earth as well.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Review
5 Stars
DarkMan: The Haunting of Oldfield Drive The Spirit Guide, Book 3 By: Caroline Clark
DarkMan: The Haunting of Oldfield Drive The Spirit Guide, Book 3  -  Caroline Clark

I really enjoyed this book. It is rather short but gets right into the creepiness right off the bat and stays there all the way through. 

In the book Margie is alone with her husbands recent passing, or is she alone. Each night a vicious spirit attacks Margie. 

Jesse and Gail have started their own Paranormal Investigation business. They get an email from Margie asking for help with her situstion.

Gail doesn't really believe Margie is being haunted. Jesse talks her into going with him and talking to Margie to see if it a real haunting or if she is a quack. And they need their first paying client in order to kick off their business.

Once in Margie's home Gail has no choice but to believe Margie as she gets to see first hand what Margie has been going through. 

Now Jesse and Gail have to figure out how to save Margie and to find out who the spirit is and why he is tormenting and torturing Margie.

I was given this free audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Review
3 Stars
Selling Dead People’s Things by Duane Scott Cerny
Selling Dead People’s Things - Duane Scott Cerny

Ok I picked this book by its cover. Not a good move this time. The cover picture had nothing to do really with the text inside of the cover. The book was ok for what it is about. But at time is was disjointed and it seemed like Duane Cerny rambled on. Chapter 3 really made little since to me other then the fact that he would of loved there to have been a yard sale after the deaths of the sister but there was not, so why have a whole chapter on it. 

 

The book  is about Duane Scott Cerny's love of vintage, antiques, and thift stores. I love all 3 things as well. He is a collector and seller of as the book is named Dead People's Things.  His love for vintage started as a child, on his front porch buying, selling, and trading his friends old cast off toys. The book follows him from Childhood to adulthood and his life long hobby and career in the 2nd hand business. 

 

I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

Review
5 Stars
Rosecliff Manor Haunting by Cheryl Bradshaw
Rosecliff Manor Haunting (Addison Lockhart Book 2) - Cheryl Bradshaw

Rosecliff Manor Haunting is book 2 in the Addison Lockhart series by Cheryl Bradshaw. I have not read book 1 but will be very soon. I had no problems understanding book without reading book 1. There were references to things that happened in book 1 but there was also a very short explanation that brought me up to speed. 

 

Cheryl Bradshaw really drug me in on page one and left me wanting book 3. The book is short and I finished it in one afternoon. There were no rushed feelings to the book, it was a very complete and thrilling story, even though it was short.

 

In the book Addison Lockhart has a dream of 2 twin girls. She feels they are dead. Now it is up to her to find out what really happened the night of their deaths. Was it an accident as the Police investigtion concluded or was this really a murder. 

 

I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

Review
5 Stars
Charleston by Quentin Bell And Virginia Nicholson
Charleston: A Bloomsbury House and Garden - Quentin Bell, Virginia Nicholson, Alen MacWeeney

This beautiful book features the Charleston House and Gardens in Sussex. The house belonged to Vanessa Bell, the sister of Virginia Woolf . The book was written by Quentin Bell the nephew of Vanessa And Virginia Nicholson, Quentin's Daughter. 

 

The book is filled with pictures of each room, paintings, a blueprint of the house and garden. But the best art is reading Quentin's true life accounts of life in the house. He has stories about happenings in each room of the house. The house also features the Bloomsbury decorative style. 

 

The book was beautiful to flip through and very interesting to read. I would love to visit this house some day. The house is open to tours.

 

I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

Review
4 Stars
Countertop Gardens by Shelley Levis
Countertop Gardens: Easily Grow Kitchen Edibles Indoors for Year-Round Enjoyment - Shelley Levis

I have been growing plants all my life. I lived on a farm as a child and our veggies came from a garden. I was thrilled to be given  copy of this book through NetGalley. I honestly have to say that this book makes countertop gardening look a bit harder then it really is. It is a great book for tips and tricks don't get me wrong. I love how the author shows several ways of making pots, and waterers out of things you think are garbage. I love the space saving tips as well. There is a ton of useful information in this book, but I do feel that it is very intimidating to the beginner.

 

I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

Review
5 Stars
Justice Howard's Voodoo Conjure and Sacrifice by Justice Howard, Writings by Voodoo Queen Bloody Mary
Justice Howard's Voodoo: Conjure and Sacrifice - Justice Howard

Have you ever wanted to know more about Voodoo? I mean the real Voodoo, not the Hollywood version? This book takes you on a journey so to speak through the world of Voodoo and its practitioners. Hollywood usually gives Voodoo a bad name, when in actuality it is a religion. It is thought to be the oldest religion. Voodoo was born in Ancient Africa and came across the world during the Slave trading days.  

 

This book is also not just a journey through the written word. The book is filled with photo's. Yes some have full frontal female nudity, some have severed animal heads, and snakes lots of snakes. The nudity is not done in a Playboy manor, it is beauty, it is Voodoo. 

 

There is so much to learn from this book about Voodoo. Justice Howard has done an amazing job along with Bloody Mary, a Voodoo Queen in New Orleans. Between the stories, legends, explanations, and pictures you get the true meaning of Voodoo. This book is a basic version of Voodoo but it gives you enough to know the true meaning of this religion.

 

I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

Review
5 Stars
Power to the Princess by Vita Weinstein Murrow
Power to the Princess - Vita Weinstein Murrow

This is a anthology of 15 fair tails rewritten for today's girls. The stories are retold with Girl Power!!! 

In this version Sleeping Beauty is a specialist on sleeping disorders, Rapunzel is a world-famous architect, The Little Mermaid is a advocate for peace between mer-people and humans, and all the other favorites are here to in their new jobs. 

 

The kids and I enjoyed the new versions of the old tales. The book focuses on building up girls instead of leaving them locked in a  tower and a man coming long and rescuing them. The new Princesses in this book seeks to help others, is open to learning new things, and looks for ways to add purpose to their lives and the lives of those around them. 

 

This book is written very well and teaches girls they can be and do anything.

 

I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

Review
5 Stars
Rusty The Squeaky by Robot Neil Clark
Rusty The Squeaky  - Robot Neil Clark

Poor little Rusty the Squeaky Robot. Rust is very sad. With every move he makes he squeaks. The other robots try to show Rusty how being different is good. All of the robots make a song using their own unique noise as the music to show the good thing about being different. 

 

This was a great book. The kids and I both loved the colorful illustrations. I loved that this book is educational in it teaches that being different is perfectly all right and actually the best way to be. 

 

I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

Review
5 Stars
Pluto Is Peeved: An ex-planet searches for answers by Jacqueline Jules
Pluto Is Peeved: An ex-planet searches for answers  - Jacqueline Jules

Pluto is Peeved is a cute comic book style picture book. Pluto used to be the 9th Planet in our Solar System but has been demoted and he wants to know why. Pluto takes a trip through the museum to find out why he was demoted. On his journey he meets other exhibits from the largest to the smallest to find out why he was demoted. What he does learn is what all Scientists are interested in and learns that he himself is just one of those things. 

 

Cute interesting and educational book. The book has really great comic book style illustrations. At the back of the book there is an Authors note as well as the reason Pluto is no longer our 9th planet. As well as answers to some some of the questions brought p by the other exhibits in the book like dinosaurs and germs. There is also a glossary, further reading and websites to go along with the science brought up in the book. 

 

I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

Review
5 Stars
Bug Lab for Kids by John W. Guyton
Bug Lab for Kids - John W. Guyton

Kids are curious. Most kids will at some point be curious about bugs as well. And if your child is scared of bugs this book just may help them turn curious also. 

 

Did you know 95% of the worlds animals are actually bugs. In this book Mississippi State University associate professor, extension entomologist (bug expert), and educator John W. Guyton team up to teach you and your child all things bug.

 

There are so many illustrations, photos, activities and facts about Bugs in this book it could turn anyone into a bug expert on a childs level.  This is not some cutesy story it is true facts. The book teaches you how to dress to find and collect bugs. It teaches safety while finding and collecting, which is very important when dealing with bugs. 

 

The book is broken down into chapters. It has the bugs put into type, it has science projects, t has collection tips and so much more. Great book for kids of all ages.

 

I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

Review
5 Stars
Eat Feel Fresh by Sahara Rose Ketabi
Eat Feel Fresh  - Sahara Rose Ketabi

This is a plant-based Ayurvedic cookbook. This is not another one size fits all book. This book is different because it will teach you how to eat according to your body's specific needs. Did you know that changes in season and climate affect your digestion? This book will teach you how to adjust your eating accordingly and do much more. 

 

The book has recipes for every meal of the day as well as some special recipes like 6 taste bowls and more. This book is a journey into yourself not jut a journey through your kitchen pantry. Some of the recipes jumped right out at me and I cannot wait to make them and serve to my family. 

 

The book is filled with amazing pictures, and not just pictures of the foods. There are beautiful pictures featuring sites in India and more.  The book is very informative on the Chakras as well as recipes geared towards your Chakras. 

 

I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

Review
5 Stars
How to Draw Almost Everything for Kids by Naoko Sakamoto
How to Draw Almost Everything for Kids - Naoko Sakamoto

This book is great for kids, but even adults could use this book for learning how to draw. I am not at all an artist. I can't draw a straight line with a ruler. i love how this book shows you what you will be drawing then you gives you spaces to trace over their lighter lines, then blank spaces for you to practice. Heck even I was able to draw with this book.

 

The book is broken down into sections like : faces, food, everyday things, icons, animals and more. It gives you coloring patterns, color schemes, different types of pens and more. Like I said this boo is great for kids and adults alike.

 

I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

Review
5 Stars
The Beginner's KetoDiet Cookbook by: Martina Šlajerová
The Beginner's KetoDiet Cookbook - Martina Šlajerová

I have been hearing a lot about the Keto Diet but have not really looked into it until now. This book fully explains the diet and gives you over 100 recipes to get you started. I loved looking through the delicious recipes but the amount of information on the diet itself is just amazing. 

 

This book really is great for the beginner as well as those who have been on the diet. The food charts and tips and tricks are awesome and easy to read and follow.  And the recipes are great or anyone even those who have no interest in the diet at all. The recipes will have you drooling.

 

I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

Review
5 Stars
The Autoimmune Protocol Made Simple Cookbook by Sophie Van Tiggelen
The Autoimmune Protocol Made Simple Cookbook  - Sophie Van Tiggelen

There are over 100 Autoimmune diseases and these diseases effect over 50 million people. Only about 1/3 of these diseases are genetic, the rest are from environmental exposures, like infection, toxins, and pollutants.  It has been found that some of these diseases can be helped if not cured with the right diet and lifestyle changes. This book features 100 recipes to help with the diet changes. There is also a lot of information on how changing your diet can help. How to get started, what you can eat, and even when ad how to start re-adding foods to your diet. There is also meal plans

 

These recipes are great for anyone even those not suffering from a autoimmune disease. The recipes look very tasty so you wont miss the foods you should not eat. 

 

The recipes are broken into sections. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, small bites, veggies, meats and so much more. 

 

I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

Review
5 Stars
Vegan Yack Attack on the Go! by Jackie Sobon
Vegan Yack Attack on the Go!  - Jackie Sobon

I am no where near a Vegan, as a matter of fact I am pretty far from being one. I do love my fruits and vegetables though. I honestly believe that you can find some of the best tasting fruit and vegetable recipes in vegan cookbooks. 

 

As I was going through this book I found so many recipes I cannot wait to set on the table for my family. The book is broken down into sections. Breakfast, prep aheads, bulk and more. The best thing about these recipes are they are all quick recipes. 

 

Some of my favorite recipes are: Fresh Fruit Yogurt Sundae,  Grill and Chill salad,  grilled eggplants pesto pita pockets,  and hearty skillet cornbread to name a few. 

 

Everyone should check out this delicious book.

 

I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.