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Review of “Yoga for Everyone: 50 Poses for Every Type of Body” By Dianne Bondy

It can be ridiculously intimidating trying something new, especially when that something is all over the place and you don’t fit the physical image that is typically associated with it. Yoga is one of those things that everyone can do, but when you fall outside of the physical image typically associated with it, it can be terrifying and make you feel like you can’t do it and that you don’t belong. This book takes away that fear by being a complete introduction to yoga and giving new practitioners varying ways to do a yoga pose so that they can customize it to fit their body. It goes through 50 classic poses, with each pose having one to three variations that are photographed step-by-step with the varying models. These variations make it easy for you to find the way that best suits your body and ability.

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Review of “Catacombs” by Mary Anna Evans

Available for purchase August 13, 2019

“Evil must be obliterated.”

An explosion rocks an Oklahoma City hotel, killing only the bomber and ripping a hole in the hotel’s walls revealing an underground system that a century ago housed Chinese immigrants who lived underground due to the hatred and discrimination they faced above. With an immediate FBI response, one bombing victim is Archaeologist Dr. Faye Longchamp-Mantooth who, along with her husband and distant cousin-in-law movie, actor and composer Cully Mantooth, is in town for a conference on Native American artistry and indigenous crafting.

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Reading Challenges 2019

At the start of every year, I always search the web for new reading challenges, Pinterest, Tumblr, and plain ol’ Google are where I find the challenges that appeal to me. Some are very challenging to me, mostly because the books or type of books listed are not ones that I typically pick up, and some just sound incredibly fun. Here are a few of the reading challenges that I’ve found that caught my eye and that I may attempt this year (likely I’ll just choose books from each challenge and make my own list).

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My 2018 Year in Books

Greeting readers, long time no see! This post is far later than I meant to be, but to be honest, life has been rolling along and I keep forgetting to post it. 2018 was an incredible year for me, I finished and graduated from university with honors, I traveled to the East Coast for the second time where I saw and (finally) met some friends and overall amazing people, turned 30, started this blog and began writing for another, laughed a lot, and read nearly 40 books (according to Goodreads).

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Review of “Stalker” by Lisa Stone

Someone is always watching…

Do you cover your webcam with a sticky note? What about switching your phone off when you don’t need it? In today’s age, with in-home security cameras, things like Alexa and Google Home, and other various technologies that can be used track our every move, how safe, how private, are our lives really? Continue reading “Review of “Stalker” by Lisa Stone”

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Review of “Pretty Girls Dancing” by Kylie Brant

Seven years ago, sixteen-year-old Kelsey Willard went missing never to be seen again, thought to have been kidnapped by the serial killer dubbed the Ten Mile Killer. Now, fourteen-year-old Whitney DeVries has gone missing and an investigation has been launched to find her. New clues and information are found, and old secrets are uncovered and brought to light. Who took Whitney? Was it the same person who took Kelsey? Are the two cases even related? What secrets are the two families hiding behind their polished veneers? In this mystery/suspense/who-done-it, follow Special Agent Mark Foster of the BCI (Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation) to uncover the truth and solve a mystery that has haunted Ohio for over thirty years. Continue reading “Review of “Pretty Girls Dancing” by Kylie Brant”

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Review of “A Monster Calls” By Patrick Ness

“Stories don’t always have happy endings.”

Heart-wrenching. Tear-jerking. Soul crushing. Incredible. This story is all those and so much more. Inspired by Siobhan Dowd, Patrick Ness has crafted a story that will tear your heart out, stomp on it, and, for good measure, rip it to pieces. It will bring up every sad memory and regret yet apply a soothing balm to an aching soul. This is a book that will completely destroy you but in the most remarkable of ways.

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Review of “Landing” by Laia Fàbregas

I learned about this book thanks to Portal in the Pages, who read it as part of her Around the World Reading Challenge. You can check out her challenge and progress here.

If you were sitting next to someone on a plane, chatting with them briefly before falling asleep, then upon landing discovered that they were dead, how would you react? Well, that is exactly how Landing begins. Continue reading “Review of “Landing” by Laia Fàbregas”