Showing posts with label book. Show all posts
Showing posts with label book. Show all posts

02/06/2019

A new book review

This is my own take on the authors cover.  

The title gives nothing away but it is a lovely story about one person's hopes and dreams while being a young person with a partner and family. 

It continues through out the person's life and what happens to them. 

J C Salazar writes in a fantastic way that it is almost, diary form. Without the dates yet chronicly going through the person's life. 

I really enjoyed the story as it was set in a different time and place. Although ending at a time when I was already alive. 

The descriptions were so good that I could imagine myself there. 

So on that grounds I give this 4/5

Love & Peace 

Xxx 


The title gives nothing away but it is a lovely story about one person's hopes and dreams while being a young person with a partner and family. It continues through out the person's life and what happens to them. J C Salazar writes in a fantastic way that it is almost, diary form. Without the dates yet chronicly going through the person's life. I really enjoyed the story as it was set in a different time and place. Although ending at a time when I was already alive. The descriptions were so good that I could imagine myself there. So on that grounds I give this 4/5 Love & Peace Xxx

10/04/2019

First thoughts

In this post I'm just writing my initial thoughts on the book Arsenic in the Azaleas by Dale Mayer.

I am really enjoying this book and loving the characters in it. 

Feeling frustrated for some and annoyance of others because of what they are upto. I Dare not say too much as I would be giving spoilers and I don't like doing that.

Fair to say though that it is a warm and cosy mystery that you can relax with and unwind.

More to say in the final book review coming soon. 

Love & Peace 

Xxx 

20/03/2019

An Unusual Space Trip

This is an interesting book that I have read. It is a cross between Tolkien and star wars. It is a fantastic read for people who are interested in cross over novels. It is a cross over because of the fact that elves are living on the planet Mars rather than earth. The Boyhood of Kaede by David Applegate is a really good set of stories written by an author who I had never read before. 

David Applegate's writing is simple yet effective so very easy to read making it a quick read. I give this book 4/5.

Love and Peace
xxx

11/02/2019

🤚Goldfinger ✋

Or should I say "The James Bond Gold"

This is a fabulously well written book about the gold that was found and used through the use of spy's from the syndicate. 

A company of people who you could consider to be "Smirsh" or some other spy ring, that any author would use in their books. 

The authors of the book are Theophil Hirshman and Sidney Riley.

Riley was a spy who was exceptional during WW1. to whom Ian Fleming is suspected of basing his ideas for James Bond later in his life when he wrote his novels.

I loved reading this and hearing the story of how the syndicate was involved through WW1 and Riley's escapades. 

Although not going into detail because of the situation the book tells about the gold that the "Syndicate" which was acquired in the first few decades of the 20th century.

It is a fantastic read, full of intrigue and history.

I give this book

4/5

Love and Peace 

Xxx 

09/02/2019

New book review soon

So since my last book review I have followed the theme with a book that is in that line of history.

Most people love the fictional spy James Bond by Ian Fleming. 

The book I have just chosen is called 'The James Bond Gold' by Theophil Hirshman and Sidney Riley (the person who Fleming based James Bond on).

The review will be out next week

Love and Peace 

Xxx

23/01/2019

A Secret life

 A Secret life is exactly what it was. Before I mentioned that  I would be reviewing the book The Secret Life of Bletchley Park by Sinclair Mckay.

Oh my goodness what a stressful yet amazing time it was for all those who were at Bletchley Park.

Watching films based on Alan Turing and, the machine that all the people helped, the enigma machine. Does not even give the actual amount of heart and soul that these people who were involved.

Learning such people who were at the beginning of history before World War 2 really started. With the rest of the army, airforce and navy, were actually involved physically other than getting ready.

It tells the story of the beginning when we hearing snippets of information and how the numerous people involved managed to help crack the different codes that were being used by the enemy. 

 How these people coped with the pressure with all the events that were put on in their spare time, how they were fed during the time and everything.

Remembering that there were more than just the code breakers is Important. 

Sometimes it is forgotten that there were people, who would scout out the people involved in such tasks, as well as the waitresses who helped in the canteen.

So to be eternally grateful to those who were there involved in the war is a must.

This book is an excellent way of learning what people did and survived in their own time. It also makes the reader empathise more for them.  

Because you realise that whatever job they did they couldn't talk about it even 40 years on due to the official secrets act. Even to family members some of whom did not realise what a big thing they were doing. And thought that they were not doing much to help.

I give this book 3 ½ out of 5 because of the somewhat jumble of the way it was written although it would be given 5 out of 5 for the story.

Love and Peace 
Xxx

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04/01/2019

Listening to the Animals

There are many people who are amazing looking after the animals who are injured and I am in awe of them and their ability to looking after these animals. However one of the most influential and caring people who look after injured animals in my eyes is Professor Noel Fitzpatrick.

Professor Fitzpatrick is a leading veterinary surgeon who has saved animals in the most amazing ways. Another name he is known as is "The Supervet" and has a show on channel 4 in the UK, of the same name, where he shows how he does amazing operations saving animals in spectacular ways such as giving them as a new leg that is connected like the claws in "Wolverine".

He is human and has had things that have not worked ok. However, his attitude is that not just animals could have the same type of surgery but humans too.

I have often thought how wonderful that would be for the people who have lost limbs particularly legs so that they could walk. I also have wondered what made the professor think the way he does. So when I was given a copy of his book Becoming the Supervet Listening to the Animals it was a complete circle, as I admire his work.

The book goes through every aspect of his life concentrating on his wish and ability to look after animals and humans doing the same surgery on both. It starts with his life as a farmers son in Ireland and having to help with lambing and calving. During this time he also goes through the education that he was given at the schools that he went to and how he was treated differently between primary and secondary schools. Then goes through his challenges at university and his desire to push himself and the ability to give the animals the best chance in life.

After that, it goes through his adventures as a young vet and actor to his dream and the realisation of his dream of giving animals the best chance in life which is in continual growth.

I absolutely love the book and give it 5 out of 5 as it is told in the storyteller style which meant that I couldn't put it down

Love and Peace.
xxx

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14/11/2018

More To Come

This is just a quick post to let you know that I have yet another book chosen to review. The review of which will be coming in a couple of weeks. The book I have chosen to review is "The Secret Life of Bletchley Park" by Sinclair McKay.

I have always been interested in the history of the Second World War and knew about Bletchley Park and the enigma machine. Which was cracked by a group led by Alan Turin who is played by Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game. Which is a fabulous film. There is also a tv show called The Bletchley Circle which is a fictional program about a group of women who use their talents to solve crime in the UK particularly around London. However, the book is about real women at the time and their roles while there. I will say more once I have read the book

Love and Peace
xxx

Please be aware that I am amazon affiliate, meaning that I get compensated when I review products. Each time I review an item the score is my opinion.

19/10/2018

What a life

Oh my goodness what a life did Sam Giacanna have. The book "Double Jeopardy" tells you one side of the story. 

He was one of the most deadly people born in the old American style. A son of a immigrant who ended up a hugely respected gang leader part of the old league of gangsters which finished in the late 70s early 80s.

His life started as a poor boy who was part of a gang of boys. Working his way up through the ranks. This meant killing people who had done wrong in the leaders eyes. 

Fairly quickly Sam grew up through the ranks taking over different gangs until he was one of the consortium members. Who gave orders for lower members to do various jobs, including hitmen. 

The biggest challenge was that fact that in a way the consortium controlled the USA politically. They never took sides as such but did hedge their bets on both. They were said to be helping both Nixon and Kennedy when they were going for the presidential elections by giving money to both parties.

The stories that are told by his brother Charles "Chuck" make it such a fantastic read it gives you a an insight into the minds of the people who were there and the history. 

However because of the Kennedys being trapped in a way they get their own revenge.

As an alternative to the good side of USA back then you see the rougher side, depicted similarly in the "Godfather" trilogy. 

The book as a whole gives you an idea of what happens in the US government too. It certainly made me think about what is happening right now in the US and wonder who is in charge really.

I'm not going to be judging either side as this is not what I want to be posting about. 

I love the history of the people although I don't condone what they did the book it's is a fantastic read.

I give it a 4/5

23/06/2018

What do you want to do?

I have read 'Oprah Winfrey : Oprah Winfrey Greatest Quotes And Life Lessons' by Mark Johnson and found that it was a fascinating read.

Throughout Opera Winfrey's life she has been very addimant in making changes for her own life. She had a very tough childhood and upbringing which made her very strong mentally. 

So by reading this book you get a mini insight into the way she deals with lifes problems.

For me it shows how to be yourself and how confident I should be regardless of what had happened in the past.

This is a book that makes you think and empathise with what had happened in the past to her. Yet also making you think that you are capable of doing anything you want is you put your mind to it.

Love and Peace 

Xxx 

26/01/2018

A Modern Twist To a Classic Style

Dragma's Keep (Valdaar's Fist Book 1)
by Vance Pumphrey.

I gave this book 3 star because it was very like a classic of Tolkien using modern English rather than something individual and special.

It is a shame that there was not enough description of the environment and how the characters did things. For example "...whipped their neck round..." is a simplistic description whereas I would have said something like ”whipped their neck round with the sensation of a crack as they did so,..."
That maybe grammatically wrong however I felt that there was not enough.

I would recommend this book for 15years old and up because of the rude language.

However if that was changed then I would say younger.

3/5

20/12/2017

Operation Hail Storm Brent Arquette

I am sorry to say that this book is not what I expected as a book. I found it to be one of the hardest books to read. I wanted to be lead reading this book through the facts of the operation as an eyewitness. I am sorry to say that it came across as a bit of a jumble. As a fellow author I found that it was a collection of notes rather than an actual representation of an event or story. which is why I give it two stars. For me it was an easy decision to make because although I love books this was not my favourite by far

13/12/2017

New Book Review Coming Soon

Next Week I will be putting my review out for 'Operation HailStorm' by Brett Arquette a Technothriller.

I hope you will read my review.

Love and Peace 

07/08/2017

Book Review Reveal

Ok so my new book.review is going to be #AZenForMurder by Leighann Dobbs one of #USAToday best sellers.
Have any of you read this book? I'm interested to see who has. I am going to be reading this when I can over the next week or two.

Love

Xx




05/08/2017

Excitement coming!

Hi all this is just a quick post that there's going to be a new book review in the next few weeks.
More soon, and then you can let me know what you think of the book if you have read the book I have chosen. I will also at that point tell you what it is.
Love
Xx

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