Thursday, May 17, 2018

Book Blogger Insider Tag


Book Blogger Insider Tag




I got tagged by Manon from Cafe Manon to do the Book Blogger Insider Tag. 
I am Super Excited for the tag!  Thanks!

Rules

  1. Answer the questions below.
  2. Credit the creator: A Little Slice of Jamie.  
  3. Tag at least 5 people.
  4. Have fun!
  5. Read my answers to the questions of this tag.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Once Upon a Time There Was an Audiobook



Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke




Once Upon a Time There Was an Audiobook.  And Brendan Fraser's voice was reading it to me.  The book was called Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke.  It was a Fantasy book.  With dragons.  And an orphaned boy named Ben.  I fell in love with the tale.  But I wasn't the only one...

"Firedrake, a young dragon, receives a frightening warning one night: Humans are planning to destroy the valley in which he lives! All the dragons must flee. Their only refuge is a place above the clouds called the Rim of Heaven -- which may not even exist. Firedrake boldly volunteers to go ahead first. As he embarks on his journey, he meets Ben, a runaway boy. Together, the boy and the dragon make their way toward the Rim of Heaven, all the while running a step ahead of Nettlebrand, a monster who will stop at nothing to hunt down Firedrake. Their quest will truly become an adventure like no other."


Friday, May 11, 2018

Book Review: The Other Woman by Sandie Jones




THE OTHER WOMAN by SANDIE JONES

Release Date: 8/21/18

Genre: Suspense / Fiction
304 Pages
Publisher: Minotaur Books
I rated 4 stars on Goodreads



"Adam adores Emily. Emily thinks Adam’s perfect, the man she thought she’d never meet. Lurking in the shadows is a rival, a woman who shares a deep bond with the man she loves. Emily chose Adam, but she didn’t choose his mother Pammie. There’s nothing a mother wouldn’t do for her son, and now Emily is about to find out just how far Pammie will go to get what she wants: Emily gone forever."

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

11 Unique Mother's Day Gifts that Every MOM Wants!







Mother's Day is right around the corner, and just like the previous years, here you are, on auto-pilot,  rushing to the mall to buy one more thing that your mom does not need!

"What should I buy?" You might ask.

Why not move away from material gifts (flowers and chocolate included) and actually give your mom an EXPERIENCE?  You might be surprised how much she'll appreciate the gift, gesture and actual thought you put into this.

Think about it.

Some of the experiences on the list below will last, so technically, it's the gift that keeps on giving!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Author Interview with Joanne Serling



I just finished reading GOOD NEIGHBORS, Joanne Serling’s debut novel.

In this thought-provoking debut novel, Joanne Serling takes us on a picture perfect neighborhood and group of friends with children. This story pulls you in from the very beginning, with the question of what would you do if you thought your friend was being abusive to his/her child? 

How well do we really know our neighbors/friends? 


Are there secrets from our own past that we keep hidden?


“A searing portrait of suburbia, friendship, and family strained by a devotion to false appearances”.

I was hooked from the very first chapter and actually went to bed very late because I couldn’t put it down.

In my opinion, this novel makes a perfect pick for a book club discussion...


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Bookworm on vacation: Virginia Beach




I don't know about you, but being a book lover, I tend to avoid vacations where I have to run around sightseeing and end up not relaxing.  Call me lazy (or bookworm), but my perfect getaway is sitting on the beach or even my hotel room balcony with a good book and a drink (coffee or wine, depending on what time it is)!

I just took a road trip to Virginia Beach for Spring Break with my family (dog included).  My top priority was to find time to read as much as possible, while still enjoying their company.  To my surprise, this was easily achieved, since we all agreed that we were going to relax, take walks on the beach, ride bikes, take pictures and not worry about a thing!   

Sunday, April 15, 2018

7 Podcasts You Should Start Listening To



Commuting is a necessary evil - getting stuck in traffic, waiting for delayed trains, walking 10 blocks - it’s a jungle out there!  Sure, most of us would love to tele-commute 5 days a week, but for those of us that don’t have that luxury, a podcast might be just what you need!

If you haven’t tried listening to a podcast, you’re missing out.  They are FREE!  And there’s a podcast for pretty much any topic you can think of.  

But how do I listen to a Podcast?