Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Review: Prosperity Pie

Prosperity Pie : How to Relax About Money and Everything ElseProsperity Pie : How to Relax About Money and Everything Else by SARK

This book was about how not to worry about money, love, and everything else. It felt like a mini therapy session with color. Every page has color except for the pages she wants you to color. She wants you to let your creative juices flowing. SARK is all about the creativity. It's not a self-help book per se. It's more of saying that everything is all right and stop worrying so much. She has quotes pertaining to each chapter. She also includes other peoples sites that can give you more inspiration. She gives examples of her own life in each subject. This book was uplifting. It is a tool to make you feel inspired and give you new ideas. I liked it and thought it was a fabulous read.

Monday, August 22, 2011

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

Ya'll know I got these from the library.:)
Divergent (Divergent Trilogy) Divergent by Veronica Roth

Grounds for Murder (Severn House Large Print) Grounds for Murder by Sandra Balzo

Changing HabitsChanging Habits by Debbie Macomber

The Help (Movie Tie-In) The Help by Kathryn Stockett

What are you reading?:-)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

WWW Wednesday

To play along, answer the following three questions and leave your link at Should Be Reading.

What are you currently reading?
XVI  XVI by Julia Karr

Prosperity Pie : How to Relax About Money and Everything Else Prosperity Pie by SARK

What did you recently finish reading?
Save as Draft Save as Draft by Cavanaugh Lee

What do you think you'll read next?
Why I Love Singlehood  Why I Love Singlehood by Elisa Lorello & Sarah Girell

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Book Review: Where Do I Go? by Neta Jackson

Where Do I Go? (Yada Yada House of Hope Series, Book 1)
Summary from Goodreads:
Sometimes you find hope in the last place you look.
Gabrielle Fairbanks has nearly lost touch with the carefree, spirited young woman she was, when she married her husband sixteen years ago. But when the couple moves to Chicago to accommodate Phillip's ambition, Gabby longs for the chance to find real purpose in her own life.
A chance encounter with a homeless woman suddenly opens a door she never expected. The women of Manna House Women's Shelter need a Program Director--and she has the right credentials. Gabby's in her element, feeling God's call on her life at last, even though Philip doesn't like the changes he sees in her. But she never anticipated his ultimatum: quit your job at the shelter or risk divorce and losing custody of our sons.
In this moment, Gabby's entire foundation shifts. She must find refuge, as in the song they sing at Sunday worship: "Where do I go when there's no one else to turn to . . . I go to the Rock I know that's able, I go to the Rock."
For everyone who loves the best-selling Yada Yada Prayer Group novels comes a brand new series sprinkled with familiar faces and places from the Yada Yada world. It's the perfect novel to start with--or to meet friends from past Yada stories.

My Thoughts:
When I started reading the book, I didn't know if I could get into it because I read all of the Yada Yada books, but it got better and better as I started reading it, though.  It starts off with Gabby meeting her husband in France. Gabby seems so happy and carefree but she gets motion sick really easy. She was a like-able character. Her husband in the beginning came off as a smooth playboy, but he's somebody totally different after many years of marriage. I didn't like him. He made me mad. So, Gabby wants to be the person before she met Phillip and be her happy self. She meets the homeless woman, Lucy, in a funny way. Gabby literally bumps into her and begins her journey.  I was so glad when I saw some people from the Yada Yada Prayer Group Series. Edessa, Josh and Jodi Baxter make cameo appearances. My favorite character in the book was Gabby's doorman. He was funny.I didn't like how it ended which means I have to read book two. I was like "That's it!" 
Overall, this was a fabulous book. I would recommend it to anybody.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Follow Friday!

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee. This weeks question is:
Q. Talk about the book that most changed or influenced your life (was it a book that turned you from an average to avid reader, did it help you deal with a particularly difficult situation, does it bring you comfort every time you read it? 

The books that influenced me to become an avid reader were Nancy Drew and American Girl books. Books that give me comfort are the Jen Lancaster memoirs. Bitter is the New Black and My Fair Lazy made me laugh when I was going through something difficult. I still have to read Pretty in Plaid.