"It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all." -Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A Boy Called Christmas

Thank you to Blogging for Books for sending me "A Boy Called Christmas" by Matt Haig to review (for free)! I really loved this cute Holiday kids book. I actually received an audio book, which I wasn't expecting, but was a pleasant surprise! It has all the trappings of a classic fable book. They had me at animal-as-a-best-friend. I really recommend it for a gift at the holidays for the little one in your life. It's a very cute story and I really loved the theme of keeping your kindness even when bad things seem to happen at every turn. It's a life lesson that rings true especially in these times we live in.

Friday, December 2, 2016


Besties by Leah Reena Goren is part comic book, part ode to friendship. I loved all the relate able topics (like your 6th grade boyfriend, or how hanging out with your besties means pizza and sweatpants). There is just something about having a long time best friend and this book hits it on the mark. The only downside is many of the pages are specific to Leah's best friend. It's a cute little book, especially the artwork, that would make a cute little gift for your "bestie". Honestly though, I'm glad I got this book free from Blogging For Books for my opinion because I would've been disappointed if I'd used my own money on it. 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

David Bowie Retrospective and coloring book

I ordered this book from Blogging for Books (free for my honest review!) as a gift for my music (and coloring) obsessed auntie. The quality of paper is great, pictures are awesome, and I love the little addition of a placeholder ribbon. The only downside is it's a little on the small side, as far as coloring books go, which may make it a bit harder to color. Either way I'm sure she'll love it, and I bet it would make a great gift for the Bowie lover in your life. :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Power Vegetables!

A book all about veggies? I thought it couldn't go wrong; as a vegetarian I would love it! With all the bright colors on the covers and inside plus lots of pictures...just my kind of cookbook! But sadly...I am not a big fan. The recipes are either ho-hum (quiche lorraine) or totally out of left field using ingredients I personally wouldn't have around (vignarola). I was also kinda bummed the recipes are "mostly vegetarian" because I was expecting that with a book named "Power Vegetables" all the recipes would be only veggies. Also, not many vegan recipes. By no means is this a terrible cookbook...just nothing that really grabs me. Thank you as always to Blogging For Books who sent me this book fo' free for my honest review. :)