Daily Candy A to Z is a fun and quirky book with very cute illlustrations. The tips are somewhat helpful, but not at all practical. It was a fun read...moreDaily Candy A to Z is a fun and quirky book with very cute illlustrations. The tips are somewhat helpful, but not at all practical. It was a fun read but it's not something I would apply to my daily life religiously. Some tips are must knows but it is probably important to point them out.
Here are some stuff I have learned: A- Appearance Don't wear dirty clothes to the gym. (because I did not know this already) B- Brain Candy Eery is alternate spelling to eerie. C- Charm Charm in action..if all else fails, drink heavily. D- Do gooding Do random acts of kindness (some examples are given) E- Edibles Sure fire sign your diet will fail: you're allowed to eat bacon (but everybody loves bacon!) F- Fundamentals Bad drivers deserve to be shot (maybe that's going too far, but I might flip them off) G- Girls& Guys Girls Guys Scarlet Red Magenta Red Rose Red Ruby Red H- Home When short of spackle, fill nail holes with colgate I- Intimacy If guy gives you carnations, DUMP his sorry ass J-Jet setting No tracksuits ever (would look hideous in pictures) K- Kin Let it go if your sister kills your goldfish. L- Luxury Satin sheets are gaudy. M- Money "If you don't have any, you want some. If you have some, you want more. And if you have more, you're probably living in perpetual fear that people are using you to get at it." N- Never "Never say never." O- Offspring "Rock-a-bye baby, asleep on my lap. Since you were born, my skin looks like crap." P- Party "What a friend we have in cheeses." (But not all people like cheese?) Q- Quandaries "You've got questions, Dailycandy's got answers" R- Ritual' "Sometimes everyday behavior just needs a simple tweak to turn it into a beautiful ritual." S- Score "Joy comes in many forms." T- Taking moment "CRASH A PARTY." (lets enjoy that free food!) U- Upheaval When feeling bitchy, call your mother. V- Vice "bad behavior gets remembered." W- Work When working at home, do not eat everything in the fridge. X- X "Letting go is a part of living." Y- Yikes If your poop makes the toilet explode, and your boyfriend helps you out with a plunger, complains but helps anyway, he is a keeper. Z- Zeitgeist "Keep doing what you're doing." (less)
I love that you don't look away and you stare unapolegetically, like you aren't ashamed that you can't stop watching me. It's all you want to do becau...moreI love that you don't look away and you stare unapolegetically, like you aren't ashamed that you can't stop watching me. It's all you want to do because you think I'm the most amazing thing you've ever laid eyes on. I love how much you love me. -Cinderella
Finding Cinderella all starts with our prince charming meeting Cinderella. It wasn't in a glorious palace, resembling Cinderella's tower in disneyland, nor was there fireworks in the background, or Tinkerbell whizzing around. Cinderella was crying in the maintenance room, not knowing that Prince Charming, AKA Daniel Wesley was sleeping on the floor, trying to get away from the fact that they didn't give him fitth period. Daniel comforts Cinderella and they end up kissing. Cinderella rushes off, but Daniel is left wanting, so he waits for weeks for Cinderella to come back.
She does come back. But it's for the last time. She's leaving, so Cinderella and Daniel pretend to be in love. They both never had fallen in love. But in the maintenance room, in the dark, they pretend they do and they fall for it. Feelings were genuine, but Cinderella has left, and their identities kept secret from one another.
A year later, Daniel meet's Six. He's instantly drawn to her. And she the same.
Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover is fast paced, well written and is a rollercoaster ride. One minute I was laughing and smiling, the next I am all sad and confused. But like after every rollercoaster I've been on, this one is surely exhilirating.(less)
I TELL YOU, DO NOT BELIEVE ALL ADS ON CRAIGSLIST. Be smart and do not be fooled.
Julie Seagle has paid for an apartment which she has never seen VIA cr...moreI TELL YOU, DO NOT BELIEVE ALL ADS ON CRAIGSLIST. Be smart and do not be fooled.
Julie Seagle has paid for an apartment which she has never seen VIA craigslist. The apartment she was supposed to rent happened to be a taco place. I love craigslist, anything random is on there, but I know better than to trust everything I see. Julie's mom calls her old time friend in college, and she is offered to stay there. In the Watkin's residence, she meets Matt and Celeste and "Flat Finn" (Flat Finn is visual representation of Matt's other brother who is "travelling the world"). She uses Finn's room. She sees how good looking and how fun Finn is through the room. Celeste tells Julie to add Finn on Facebook, and she does. And one thing leads to another. She falls in love with Finn (yes, through facebook). Facebook works miracles.
Do not be fooled. Flat-out Love is not just a sappy romance. It's also about family. It has the right amount of humor and seriousness, that you'll be laughing out loud one second, then teary eyed the next.
P.S. Well, if I have to pay fake rent on craigslist to meet a Finn of my own, why not? (less)
What is wrong with me? Why do I always pine for the guy who the leading lady does not end up with? Why o why? First it was Adrian from the Vampire Aca...moreWhat is wrong with me? Why do I always pine for the guy who the leading lady does not end up with? Why o why? First it was Adrian from the Vampire Academy. Rose ended up with Dmitri. Then it was Kiyo (but that was before the murder issue). Eugenie ended up with Dorian? And now here in the Georgina Kincaid series. Oh Roman. (Please take note this doesn't always happen in Richelle Mead's books. This happens almost everytime I watch a movie or TV series or read a book. Like how Hermione ended up with Ron, though I wanted her for Harry Potter.
Anyway, Succubus Revealed is a pretty way to end up a pretty solid series. I remember as I was reading the first few books in the series, I was pretty sure that there was no way Richelle Mead could have saved up Georgina Kincaid's soul, but she did.
The rest of the gang, Hugh, Cody, Peter and Carter were still amazing. Their bantering is so cute. And one would think that hell was all about world domination. It was hilarious to see them fight over supremacy over bowling.
Seth Mortensen is still adorable, but Roman was just it for me. The lengths of his sacrifices for Georgina. It doesn't matter if he used to plot Georgina's death, he made up for it. (less)
Thorn Queen is definitely a pageturner. I opened the book at 10pm and finished hours later. I just couldn't put it down.
I think it is prerequisite, t...moreThorn Queen is definitely a pageturner. I opened the book at 10pm and finished hours later. I just couldn't put it down.
I think it is prerequisite, that you should read book 1 of the Dark Swan series, before reading this one. Though Richelle Mead provides adequate flashbacks for one to relate, the first book would help us understand Eugenie Markham better.
The book starts with Eugenie being queen of Thorn land. From book 1 she defeated Aeson, and managed to get his kingdom by infusing her spirit into the unclaimed land. (If a monarch dies, the land becomes unclaimed, and anyone with enough magic to sustain the land becomes the new leader, and the land bends to whatever the claimer's ideal is). Unfortunately for the subjects of Thorn land, Eugenie's ideal land is a desert in Arizona. It's absolutely hot and there a scarce amount of water sources and there's not enough food supply. Good thing is, like Arizona, Thorn Land is also rich in copper, which is major metal in the Otherworld.
The prophecy is still running amuck... The daughter of Storm King will bear a son, who will rule both the Otherworld and the human world. Eugenie is being plagued with suitors that made her want to bang her head on the wall. But there was a bigger problem. Some of her female subjects are gone missing. It happened to be that her subjects were being sold to human men. (Gentry, "aka fairies", want humans for their fertility. Humans would want gentry because they age slower and their chances of getting pregnant are very slim.) Eugenie wants to put a stop to this. She was so close, but was caught instead.
Oh Dorian. The things you do that make my heart melt.
I would love to tell you what happened but that would be spoiling the fun for you. But I can say, this is my favorite book in the series.
And as I said, Oh Dorian.
Wait, remember how I said this book was a pageturner? I just had to read the next book right after. I had to stick to just a couple of chapters since I do have to do something else than read. Oh the tragedy.
Wife for Hire by Janet Evanovich is a cute, fun and quick read.
Maggie Toone is an English teacher who doesn't fit in. Her grandmother gives her a diar...moreWife for Hire by Janet Evanovich is a cute, fun and quick read.
Maggie Toone is an English teacher who doesn't fit in. Her grandmother gives her a diary, and asks her to make a book out of it. She decides to do it, but needs time off from work, but also needs an income while she writes it.
Hank Mallone is also a mitfit in his own town. He's a happy-go-lucky type of guy. But after years of having fun, Hank decides to set roots in his hometown. His grandmother left him an apple orchard. He decides to make a business for it, but needs a loan from the bank. The bank does not want to grant him a loan, because is known to not set any roots. So he decides to hire a wife so town folk would think he's finally settling down.
Maggie and Hank are brought together by their own needs, but then blooms a love.
My thoughts about the romance, is Hank and Maggie had fallen in love too suddenly. It's just like suddenly there, so the romance part felt forced to me.
But solid three stars for enjoyability. I did chuckle a couple of times.(less)
For every chapter, there was a really funny quote. The quotes itself made me pause because I just had to l...moreCatch a Mate by Gena Showalter is HILARIOUS.
For every chapter, there was a really funny quote. The quotes itself made me pause because I just had to laugh out really loud.
This is the first book of Gena Showalter that I tried outside the Lords of the Underworld series, and I can say that this book is pretty entertaining.
Jillian Greene is "bait". She is working for an agency which captures husbands philandering to show the wives, to prove that men cannot be trusted. Jillian has been working hard and planned on buying the "CATCH A MATE" agency from Anne.
Marcus Brody, is actually the new owner of Catch A Mate. But he introduces himself as bait, just insinuating that the business is expanding by catering to male clientele too.
Both Jillian and Marcus have intense trust issues. Jillian's father has cheater on her mother and she had caught them. Meanwhile, Marcus has been left for another man by his wife. However, they cannot deny the sizzling chemistry between them.
Catch a Mate is a very good book. The romance aspect was realistic. This book has just convinced me to try Gena Showalter's other contemporary non-paranormal romances. :D(less)