Showing posts with label Books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Books. Show all posts

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Book Review: Facing the Music and Living to Talk about It by Nick Carter



Nick Carter lets you in on his life and journey to recovery.  He gives great advice that he has learned along his journey through a rough childhood and a problem with addiction as an adult. Even if you don't have an addiction problem these lessons are useful.  Nick also lets us into the behind the scenes of the Backstreet Boys and his relationship with Paris Hilton.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Book Review: The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

This book wasn't anything like what I thought it would be.  It was better.  This is a love story and beautifully tragic one. As we read we get to know the love between a mother and her son and how they cope with saying goodbye.  This is also the love story of a mother and son and books.  And lastly it's the story of a remarkable woman who the world could use more of. I highly recommend this book to anyone.  It's all about the little things that bond us together.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

What's new

It's been busy lately with school and everything. I did manage to do a little shopping and will share with you what I got very soon.  I have been reading a lot lately as well. Right now i'm reading Nick Carter's autobiography, 11/22/63  by Stephen King and The end of your life book club.  I am really enjoying all three of them.  I am so glad that the new TV season has started but I am already behind.. The DVR is full lol. I am in love with the new show Reign as well as my old favorites 2 broke girls, Law and Order SVU, criminal minds and about a million others.  What are some of your favorites? There are a lot of new movies out in theaters right now.  I might go see Gravity in 3D.  I heard it was great.  I also am so excited about catching fire.  I already bought my tickets.  I have really gotten back into twitter (@cindymadrid08) and instagram (cindymadrid08) again.  I can't get enough.  What can't you get enough of lately?

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Book Review: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters


If your love a great love story this book is for you.  With beautiful settings from Italy to Scotland to Hollywood to the Pacific Northwest you'll feel like your passport is being wore out by the time you finish. This book has it all a love story, a mystery and incredible behind the scenes old Hollywood gossip.  

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Welcome to October

What are your favorite spooky Halloween reads? One of my fav's is Witch Hunt by Wendy Corsi Staub

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Book Review: Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close


A modern and more realistic version of sex and the city set against the backdrop of a billion weddings.  I loved the characters and felt like I was a part of the group.  This is a great book by a new author.  I highly recommend this book.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Book Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver


Sam and her friends rule the school and they aren't nice about it either.  They define the term mean girls.  One Friday night while driving home drunk from a party something terrible happens and Sam dies.  The weird thing is Sam wakes up the next morning and it is Friday all over again.  For seven days Sam relives her last day over and over again.  Each time with surprising differences.  Sam has to die in order to be able to really get to know herself.  Very unique plot twist with the main character dying and reliving her day over. I gave it four out of five stars.  The author has a trilogy called Delirium that is soon being made into a tv show that I look forward to reading.  I'll keep you updated.   

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Book Review: Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman


CeeCee Honeycutt has had a hard life and for twelve years she has held on.  On one tragic day everything comes tumbling down and CeeCee's world falls apart.  Since she is only twelve decisions are made for her and she doesn't like them.  As the summer rolls on CeeCee begins to realize that what she thought was wrong for her was what she needed all along.  A five star read there ever was one. Usually a book offers up one character that you fall in love with but this one has half a dozen. One of my favorite books.  I'll definitely be encouraging everyone to read it. I can't wait to see what the author writes next.   

"It's how we survive the hurts in life that bring us strength and give us our beauty"


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Book Review: Pretty in Plaid by Jen Lancaster




The subtitle "A life, a witch, and a wardrobe, or the wonder years before the condescending, egomanical, self centered smart-ass phase." One of the funniest memoir I have ever read.  Jen takes you from her early fashion decisions and disasters at age eight to her blunders and discoveries at age forty.  As a lover of fashion and someone with my own fashion disaster stories I laughed all the way through this book.

Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth


Wow where do I begin? I loved this book! Tris must choose which faction she wants to join and that one choice will change her whole life.  Soon to be a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley from the TV show The Secret Life of an American Teenager and the Fault in our Stars movie. One of the best and most Popular Dystopian books out there.  Did I mention Four?  You will love him.  This book will definitely go on my favorites shelf.  

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Book Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower






Freshman year of high school can be tough.  But if you're one of the lucky ones who meets some great friends it can be a blast.  Charlie is one of the lucky ones. Written as series of letter you get to know Charlie and his friends and family.  I personally loved the concept of the letters as opposed to regular chapters.  It was fun and different.  I totally didn't see the surprise twist at the end but looking back am not surprised.  I really enjoyed this book and look forward to seeing he movie.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Book Review: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

The author has managed to write a love story on par with the notebook. But this isn’t your typical love story. This isn’t a story full of romance. This is a story of heartbreak, theirs and yours. This is a story of two kids who live everyday to not what society would deem the fullest but what they decide is the fullest. It shouldn’t be any other way. This book lives up to all the hype and I highly recommend it.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mystery Fanfare: Valentine's Day Mysteries

Mystery Fanfare: Valentine's Day Mysteries: Valentine's Day Crime Fiction list . Be sure and check out my other blog: DyingforChocolate for Valentine's Chocolate Reviews, Recipes,...

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Walmart Haul

OK did a little shopping at Walmart and I thought i'd show you the cool stuff I got. First Is this cute owl mug that I just had to have. It comes with conversation hearts inside.
I bought Suave's everlasting sunshine lotion to go in my bathroom. I love the scent it has and it lasts for a long time. I also love that it's thin but not too thin and also not too thick. Next is the Nivea smooth sensation lotion. Nivea makes the best lotions and cremes ever. They have a wonderful scent to them. I wish they would make a perfume. Next is the Neutrogena naturals fresh cleansing and makeup remover. This line of products just came out and I was dying to give it a try after receiving samples of it at a hotel recently. I'll let you know how it works. Of course you must always have a billion blistex and chapsticks around. This is the blistex medicated lip-balm with SPF 15.I love vampires, so of course I had to have the vampire perfume from body fantasies. It kind of smells like cotton candy. Also it came with a purse spray which is awesome. I also have been meaning to try the strawberry fields tic tacs and I wasn't disappointed. They're pink and raise money for breast cancer research how could you not love them. Next is Cover Girls contouring blush in refined rose, eye-shadow singles in mink and bedazzled biscotti. These are some very neutral colors and staples in my makeup bag. I love that the bedazzled biscotti has some sparkle to it.
I have heard some amazing reviews about the author John Green and this book in particular, the fault in our stars. Can't wait to read it. Let me know if you have read it and what you think.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Wow I am at a loss for words after reading this book. I really liked it but the ending completely blew me away. I didn't see that coming. If you like a really great mystery than this book is for you.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

MURDER AT THE SUPER BOWL & OTHER FOOTBALL MYSTERIE...

Mystery Fanfare: MURDER AT THE SUPER BOWL & OTHER FOOTBALL MYSTERIE...: There's a lot of real crime surrounding the Super Bowl : drugs, money, egos, etc. Lots of fodder for the crime writer. So in 'honor' of ...

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Wish List


























Left to right: Nicholas Kirkwood Ruffle-Back Suede Platform Pump, Christian Louboutin Strass Daffodil glitter pumps high heels, Juicy Couture Pave Teardrop Earrings, MAC Veronica Lipglass in Strawberry Malt, Manology; secrets of your man's mind revealed by Rev Run & Tyrese 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Book Review: Hearse and Buggy by Laura Bradford

I love books set in Amish country and mysteries set there are hard to find.  This one didn't disappoint.  I really liked the main characters and can't wait to see what happens between Claire and her two love interests.  I saw a few editing flaws but other than that I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the rest of the series.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Book Review: Offside by M.G. Higgins

 Faith is just your average teen with her hands full of problems and a soccer ball at her feet. Between helping her single mom care for her younger siblings, being behind in her schoolwork and being teased by Caitlin life is hectic. All Faith wanted was to play soccer. Luckily for her Coach Berg saw her potential and moved her from the bench to midfield. If only all her problems could be solved so easily. M.G. Higgins has written a fantastic story that any teen girl can relate to.  I would love to see more books with these characters. 






Monday, January 7, 2013

Mystery Fanfare: America's Best Bookstores

Mystery Fanfare: America's Best Bookstores: Travel and Leisure's January 2013 issue has an article by Sarah L. Stewart on America's Best Bookstores . If you're a bookish person, an...