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Friday, October 23, 2015

Follow Friday - I'm Featured!


Thank to Parajunkee and Alison Can Read for making me one of the featured bloggers this follow Friday!

Here is the week's question:

What are your favorite books that have been made into a movie? -Suggested by Girl of 1000 Wonders

Harry Potter Series
Percy Jackson Series
Interview With A Vampire

I am sure there is more but I can’t think of them right now.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Five Fun Facts - Kristin Hannah

Five Fun Facts

Kristin Hannah
author of 
Firefly Lane, The Nightingale and True Colors

(photo by Charles Bush - borrowed from

  1. She was a lawyer before she became a writer.
  2. A fan of Stephen King.
  3. Not a big fan of ice cream.
  4. Became a writer because her mom believed she would.
  5. Wanted to be a ballet dancer as a child.

Info collected from wiki, goodreads and

Friday, October 16, 2015

Follow Friday - Super Power


Thank to Parajunkee and Alison Can Read for hosting.

Here is the week's question:
If you could have any super power, what would it be? – Suggested by Jess Time to Read.
Time Travel maybe...or Telekinesis.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Shannon's Review - Sweet Breath Of Knowing by Theresa May Evie


Title: Sweet Breath Of Knowing
Series: N/A
Author: Theresa May Evie
Genre: Poetry, Religious Inspiration, New Age
Publisher: Outskirt Press
Received: from author for review
Release Date: March 2009
Pages: 252

Theresa May Evie Official Websites:

Official Website




Shannon’s Thoughts:

The Sweet Breath Of Knowing is written like poetry but it’s content is about spirit and knowledge.  It is especially about the connection of spirit and knowledge during the different times of my, or your life.

Author Theresa May Evie writes this book as a guide to the light and love within the human body.  Hoping to stir the goodness within that as an adult may have been lost.  So the book is written with good intentions for the people of earth.

Trying to create or write something that sends good vibes and feeling the spirit of love is all well and good and I give Ms. Evie credit for that.   The only thing is the way it is written is way over the top and difficult to understand.   This deeply thought out book that is spaced into 252 pages is actually half that and wastes a lot of paper.  

Good intentions or not this book is not, in my opinion, worth the read.  There are just books out that are easier to understand then this about similar subjects.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Shannon's Review - Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris


Title: Choose Your Own Autobiography
Series: N/A
Author: Neil Patrick Harris
Genre: Biography, Memior
Publisher: Crown Archetype
Received: given as gift
Release Date: October 2014
Pages: 291


Neil Patrick Harris’ Websites:

Official Website




Shannon’s Thoughts:

Choose Your Own Autobiography is one of the most creative autobiographies I have ever read or even heard of.   We are welcomed into the life of actor Neil Patrick Harris best known for his acting roles as a young doctor named Doogie Howser M.D. or the womanizing Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother.   Like the Choose Your Own Adventure books from the 1980’s we get to decide how the stories (or in this case NPH’s life) unfold.

First off, I am a big fan of Neil Patrick Harris.  There is something about him that makes it hard to not like him.  This memoir really showcases his sense of humor not just because you get to choose what happens. As I continued to read I felt more and more like I was listening to an old friend chat about his life.  Which so far has been pretty awesome.

While the Choose Your Own theme was an awesome idea.  I had a hard time going back to past pages after meeting an early end. It just became tedious reading what I had already read.

Here’s to hoping that Neil Patrick Harris still has a long career in entertainment because I would like to see another book from him.   


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Follow Friday Blog Hop 10/9/2015

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read

This Week’s Question:
Name A Book You Hated
I actually have two that come to mind.
  1. Kill Dress by John Young -  The way the author wrote about women interacting rubbed me the wrong way.

2. Fiscal Pear and Shimmer In The Call Of River Whale by Olivia Brooks-Scrivanich - This was a children’s book that seems more like a wacky LSD trip.

Shannon's Review - Brave New World by Aldous Huxley


Title: Brave New World
Series: N/A
Author: Aldous Huxley
Genre: Fiction, Classic, Sci Fi
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Received: from swap site
Release Date: 1931
Pages: 268

Aldous Huxley Official Websites:

Official Website: N/A

Blog: N/A

Facebook: N/A

Twitter: N/A

Shannon’s Thoughts:

Brave New World is a interesting take on the world in the future and how we interact with each other and do or react to things.

I read this and, 1984 by George Orwell, a couple of months ago.   In my mind they have jumbled together and I am not sure what scenes come from which book.  I believe after reading other reviews that I do remember the main characters.  One character a man who questions the way people live and the fact they can not question why.   The other character is a woman who the man is attracted to (sorry I don’t remember their names).  The woman is attracted to him as well but just in the way that is normal for society, meaning people are very promiscuous.

I have to say that this is another classic that I just wasn’t a big fan of.  I liked it a little better than The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, which if you read my review for does not take much to be better than.

If you are a fan of 1984, or Fahrenheit 451, you will probably enjoy as for me I am still in search of a classic that sticks with me and doesn’t make me bored.