This month has been a busy month filled with loads of doctors visits. As a result, I've had PLENTY of time to read this month. I'm super thrilled to share these book reviews with you. I'm confident that at least ONE, if not more, of these books, will be added to your to-read list. Plus, I also even have a giveaway for one of the books too.
Before I get to the book reviews, though, I wanted to share some things I learned with you. I have always been a loyal fan of my local library. I knew they have a lot to offer their patrons, but I didn't realize just how MANY things are available through them. Mind you every library has different funding so your library may not offer all of these things, but it's worth checking into.
Things Your Local Library May Offer
Our library offers everything from teaching the basics on operating a computer to social media marketing classes.
They Buy You Rent :
This is where you put in a request for them to buy the book you want you to get first bids on renting it.
This includes everything from the popular story time concept, to game nights, and even sleepovers for teens.
They have this for kids and one for adults each month.
You can get free seeds to plant on the condition that you turn in seeds when you get some of your own.
Some libraries even have unit studies available to borrow.
As you can see your local library is a resource worth visiting. They may also offer other neat goodies. These resources may help you save time and money.
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Now On To The Book Reviews
About In All Things
Penny Rose is a woman who has never truly known the definition of love until she became a mother of her son, August. Together they have the ability to know other's secrets that they harbor. As a result, they are able to help others by being supportive of them without judgment. Penny learned the definition of love by being a mother. She also showed extreme love when she found out she had little time left to live.
The beginning of the book is a bit hard to follow because the author switches between several different forms of the author's life in order to give the reader a full picture. This is a story about a woman's love for her son and the extent of which she's willing to go to ensure that her son is well loved and taken care of in her absence. It's heart-wrenching, but yet beautiful at the same time. I recommend it to anyone who can appreciate well-written stories but can handle their heart strings being pulled.
You can find out more information about this book by clicking HERE.
Sydney Stone never dreamed that her little hobby would become her career. Her dating advice blog becomes a smash hit overnight due to a shout-out by a big celebrity. Pretty soon, she has published a book, and goes live on national television with her long-term boyfriend, Scott, to promote it. On air, Sydney decides to make a bold move by breaking traditional gender roles and proposing to him. But he surprises her with the wrong answer and instead reveals that he has been cheating on her. Heartbroken and humiliated, Sydney watches as her book sales and her reputation as America’s love doctor go down the drain after the televised fiasco. In order to help Sydney, her best friend introduces her to a talented publicist, Drew Young, who she doesn’t like at first glance. However, after Sydney unexpectedly meets Drew in a shopping mall they begin to fall in love with each other. What Sydney wasn’t counting on was Drew breaking every rule that she had ever believed about men, and changing her life forever.
As a blogger, I LOVED this book. It was a book about a professional blogger that was quite popular. This blogger wrote dating advice, and yet, ended up finding out that her very own boyfriend was cheating on her. That led to everything having to change for her.
This book was one that I devoured. The storyline was tremendous. It was neat to read how she changed everything around. The romance story wasn't so terrible either. (Can you tell I was more interested in finding out what she did about her blogging career? )
This is a small town romance about a couple who broke up after college. The woman moved away from the small town and refused to come back until her Mom's health made her come back. When she came back she saw how much the town needed her. She ended up running for mayor. The entire town helped her and her high school sweetheart gains back their loving relationship together.
This was a fun book to read because I'm from a small town. I also have a very similar true love story with my husband. I found the story of how the town's people helped get this couple back together quite engaging.
Raising an Entrepreneur presents seventy-six stories from the mothers of some of the most successful entrepreneurs today. Entrepreneurs are the new rock stars—they’re the ones who turn their passions into ingenious projects, because they’re willing to risk failure to make their dreams come true. Highlighting the various achievements of innovators from a wide range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds—such as Geek Squad’s Robert Stephens and Nantucket Nectars' Tom Scott, nonprofit founders like Mama Hope’s Nyla Rodgers and Pencils of Promise's Adam Braun, profit for purpose creators like TOMS Shoes' Blake Mycoskie and FEED Projects’ Ellen Gustafson, activists like Mike de la Rocha and Erica Ford, and artists like actress Emmanuelle Chriqui and songwriter Benny Blanco—and with photos of the entrepreneurs as children, these inspirational interviews will provide guidance and support on nurturing your own change maker.
This book captured my attention because I do homeschool, my kids. It also did it because in our family we literally run three different businesses. We have the trucking company, Del's woodworking, and my blog. As a result, our kids have seen first hand that they can be independent entrepreneurs if they decide to pursue that route. In fact, they have all worked in some aspect of all our businesses per their choice.
I believe with every ounce of my being that this is going to become the wave of the future. I think kids need to be prepared to think outside the box. If my child wants to pursue gaining hours of video game time, then he needs to show me that he can make money doing it. I'm always quick to remind him that everything he's learning in school will have a part in his success in some form or fashion.
This book does a wonderful job of preparing parents for helping their kids to thrive in the society with which we live in. It's filled with practical advice that can help us to nurture our kids' interests. I found it to be an inspiration to read.
Jen from Practical by Default got the chance to interview a mother of an entrepreneur. She shared many tips and advice that she learned too.
Book of the Month
One of my favorite things has become the Book of the Month club. For September I picked out The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer.
The Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star of Inside Amy Schumer and the acclaimed film Trainwreck has taken the entertainment world by storm with her winning blend of smart, satirical humor. Now, Amy Schumer has written a refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of (extremely) personal and observational essays.
In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is—a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh.
Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend—an unforgettable and fun adventure that you wish could last forever. Whether she’s experiencing lust-at-first-sight while in the airport security line, sharing her own views on love and marriage, admitting to being an introvert, or discovering her cross-fit instructor’s secret bad habit, Amy Schumer proves to be a bighearted, brave, and thoughtful storyteller that will leave you nodding your head in recognition, laughing out loud, and sobbing uncontrollably—but only because it’s over.
It was interesting to learn more about her life. I wasn't overly impressed with the fact that she was bragging about how she spends her money. I hadn't really followed Amy, but the title caught my attention.
This was my first impression of Amy. Quite frankly, I wasn't overly impressed by her. I feel like she could be leading a better example. I also had hoped to be laughing more throughout this book judging by the reviews that were already on Amazon. However, that wasn't the case for me.
Octobers Book of the Month Picks
The picks of the month of October are pretty snazzy too. I'm having a hard time deciding which one I want to read for October.
Which one should I get? Click on the titles to learn more. Plus, come vote though so I can make an informed decision.
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In this world, you will have trouble. Count on it! It might be something small or something big, but you know you don't have an answer. You've come to a realization there is a limit to what you can do alone. For such times as these, 2 Chairs asks three vital questions: Does God know your situation? Is it too hard for Him to handle? Does He have a good plan for you? Following these questions, Bob Beaudine offers to sever practical steps to walk courageously, faithfully, and cheerfully through your trouble whether it is a minor issue or a major crisis.
Last and certainly not least, I got to review 2 Chairs: The Secret That Changes Everything . This book is one of those books that you think is going to be “preachy” when you pick it up. To an extent, that is true with this book.
Yet, I still felt like this book was more like the author was sharing his one secret in life with me. This secret changed his life so much that he is busting at the seams to tell you all about it. I read this book before seeing the picture of the author, and it's probably a good thing I did. The author was far too young to be sharing as much wisdom as he did.
I recommend this book because it is an easy read. It also gives you a concept you may not have thought of before. In some ways, it's another spin on the idea from the War Room. If you liked that movie you may enjoy this book.
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Wow, that was a lot of things to add to one post. I hope you gained some books to add to your to-read list. I also hope the tips about the library were helpful to you.
Which one of these books are you adding to your to-read list?
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