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Because God Cares

The book Talking With God covered so much more than just how to pray. It showed me how God can (and is) intervening in my every day life. Before I read this book, I did not really know how to communicate with God. However, after reading, I found that I can talk to God just like I would talk to a parent or close friend. For God is our Father, after all, and he wants the very best for each one of us in our lives. I would rate this book 8 out of 10 stars, and would recommend it to anyone who is a Christian or who is exploring the Christian faith. Disclaimer, I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Nashville’s Amazing City

I recently relocated from the New England area to just outside of Nashville. I have only been to Nashville a handful of times, but am amazed each time at the amazing and diverse city and culture.

Today, I visited the Nashville public library. Let me tell you, this place was the BEST library I have ever been in. The architecture was marvelous and the selection of books was beyond comparison. They had an art exhibit as well as many other events going on throughout the week. This place is a paradise for the book lover, and I would recommend it to everyone. However, the one downfall I did see was that residents who reside outside of the county were unable to check out materials. This was a disappointment to me. However, one of the very friendly (and kind!) staff members said they were working on fixing this to avail more free material to non county residents.  If you ever find yourself in the Nashville area, please do check out their amazing library!

P.S. There are 20 libraries in Nashville, but the one I went to was the one in downtown Nashville.

Isn’t Michigan well… beautiful?

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Fall in Michigan by Dipali S - Landscapes Forests ( plant, colorful, bright, road, vibrant, yellow, beauty, leaves, landscape, tree, nature, autumn, fresh, foliage, path, light, wild, orange, park, pathway, green, beautiful, scenics, forest, woods, rural, environment, red, season, color, outdoors, fall, background, brown, october, natural, golden,  )

A Michigan Photo Presentation Second Edition

This book was filled with gorgeous photographs, all taken by John MacDonald.  The first section portrays Michigan’s beautiful waterfalls, five hundred of which being in the Upper Peninsula. The waterfalls are all very breathtaking and it takes you away for a moment from the struggles of everyday life. The colors are all very vibrant and the photographs portray beautiful landscapes. The next section is autumn, which is arguably one of the most cherished of the seasons from a resident’s opinion. The beautiful green, reds, and golden colors make the scenery very vibrant. The next section, in my opinion, is the most interesting. This section shows methods of navigation. MacDonald writes “10,000 ships pass through Soo Locks yearly!” There are more sections included in this book, but you need to read it to find out!  Michigan is truly a historic state, filled with beautiful scenary and is a great place to be for families and people of all ages. It has something to offer everyone.

Conkers, Leicestershire, England - Footpath near Conkers in Derbyshire, UK. 
#nationalforest #countryside #nature #outdoors #woods #plants #trees #leaves #footpath #trail #tunnel #pretty #beautiful #bright #colourful #autumn #fall

I would definitely recommend this book to a friend, because I believe it would make a great coffee table book and is a good conversation starter. These stunning images made me want to both travel as well as learn more about the beautiful art of photography.

Disclaimer: I received a free ebook of this version in exchange for an honest review.

Feeling blessed!

I feel so blessed that I was able to get in contact with the author and publisher of Destiny! They are such kind people, and I truly look forward to coming in contact with them soon. Both the publisher and author were kind enough to send me a copy of Jacquie Smith’s book “Hourglass”. This is an intriguing book, and I am ready to dive into it head on. Until then, please check out Amazon for Jacquie Smith’s books! Such amazing stories and a renowned author, our world needs more great writers like Jacquie! Also, be on the lookout for more reviews coming soon! So excited– I hope you are too!!

Destiny- By Jacquie Smith

I loved this book from the beginning! The characters are easy to fall in love with. There is the clumsy Powell and the brilliant yet beautiful Elizabeth. This novel is easy to relate to and was a quick read. This is because the story line was easy to follow and the writer used very clear language. It is also kind of like an emotional roller coaster, As you may have already read from the synopsis, both Powell and Elizabeth went to the same university (Northern Ohio) and dated for some time. However, when a terrible accident

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Are they meant to be?

occurred, Elizabeth has to withdrawal from the university and does not contact Powell for several years. I cried at some parts and rejoiced at other parts. Beautifully written, this book is a gem and a must read for all. I would most definitely consider purchasing another book written by Jackie Smith. This book encouraged me to reach out of my comfort zones and not take anything in life for granted. Smith has a way of portraying true emotions through the characters and allows the reader to learn from their hardships, struggles, and major life events. This is truly a must read.

One of the best YA Books!

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I just recently finished reading “Leap Day” by Wendy Mass. Mass is also the author of “A Mango Shaped Space”. Let me be the firs to tell you, this book is hilarious! I feel like it is underrated and not talked about nearly enough! Yet, however, I find “Leap Day” to be one of my favorite YA books Let me tell you why…

Josie Taylor is pretty unique… she is a leap baby, which means her birthday only comes once every four years; that is to be exact every February 29th.  This book is a quick read and I would imagine several teenage girls could relate to this novel. The reader follows Josie Taylor as she *luckily* passes her driving test, goes on a school scavenger hunt, falls in love, and celebrates her leap day. There were not too many twists and turns, compared to the average novel, but never underestimate the power of Wendy Mass! Heartwarming, engaging, and humorous, this book will surely be a hit to many YA readers. Pick up your copy today! =) 

Don’t believe me? Here’s what others have to say about “Leap Day”.leap day

“Leap Day was a Junior Library Guild selection, made the Texas Taysha List, and was chosen for the International Reading Association’s (IRA) Young Adult Choices List for 2006.”

“Mass’s book is a unique portrayal of what motivates people, and it will satisfy readers’ gossip fetish as it sparks their interest in the others around them.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Nosey parkers will have a blast finding out what people are really thinking (as opposed to what Josie thinks they’re thinking) and what happens to them years from now.”
The Horn Book

“Mass is becoming known for the creative way she sees a typical teenager’s life…[she] has a talent for turning the ordinary into an utterly unique experience. Josie and everyone around her are realistically drawn and revealed. Mass even peeks into the future of some of these characters—a delightful treat. Don’t miss this one.”
RT BOOKCLUB

Source: http://wendymass.com/books/leap-day/reviews/

So Excited!!!

Hey you guys! So, I know I am a little bit behind on this, but I just received the copy of “Everything Everything” By Nicola Yoon, and am ecstatic to read it! I fell behind in my reading for a while, but am ready to get back on track. I love watching Booktube and working on this blog, those are some of my biggest reading inspirations! Anyways, I would like to extend a gracious WELCOME to my blog and would like to encourage you to join in on my reading quest! =)