I was a little apprehensive at the beginning cause I didn't understand where the mains characrters strong bond came from. But Cross did a great job atI was a little apprehensive at the beginning cause I didn't understand where the mains characrters strong bond came from. But Cross did a great job at her descriptive work and showing the reader in back flashes and present time how their relationship had grown. I really loved Liz as a character. She was so spunky! Plus we share the same name so she is automatically awesome. I truly recommend this book for all in love with vampires to read. It isn't like anything I ever read before and that is what hooked me!
I actually liked this story more than the other two she did about vampires from the night huntress series. Only because, I can relate to the female leI actually liked this story more than the other two she did about vampires from the night huntress series. Only because, I can relate to the female lead. I have been in that spot HOWEVR mine didn't end well and I'm almost certain Leila's will. However, the end (literally last two lines) was just so cliche I wanted to puke. And of course parts bothered me at times but overall it's a good read. I just never like the way cat and bones act in these books. They never seem like themselves. And I so can't stand Menchesers (i'm not bothering to look that name up but if you know frost's book you know who i'm talking about) girlfriend...well now wife. I can't even begin to like her character. blah. But they were only there for a paragraph so whatever. anyways!
I was contacted by author Seth David Chernoff asking for me to do a review of his book Manual for Living: CONNECTION. After reading the synopsis I couI was contacted by author Seth David Chernoff asking for me to do a review of his book Manual for Living: CONNECTION. After reading the synopsis I couldn't say no. As some of you know I had to deal with the death of my father due to cancer 5 months ago and to be honest I am still dealing with it now. Considering Seth is a two-time cancer survivor I almost felt like if I were to read a book about life and connections in life it should be by someone like him.
Synopsis: CONNECTION, the second book in the Manual For Living series, is a thought-provoking, soulful inquiry. Author Seth David Chernoff guides us through a series of questions, asking why we think what we think and do what we do - in relationship to our own life, others in our immediate environment, and humanity at large. Written in easy to understand language with contemporary, practical examples, Connection shows us that our life is much grander than our circumstances; it is a gift filled with choices. In these pages we come to see others and ourselves through the lens of compassion and oneness. These concepts help us eliminate pain and victim mentality. By choosing full engagement in the present moment, denial, excuses and regrets naturally drop away. The process requires only an open mind and open heart. The information presented steers each of us toward an inner compass and unique path to view life's challenges in a new way. Connection is for anyone seeking out higher purpose and deeply satisfying relationships.
“The Mannual’s purpose is to help you find true happiness, understand why you are here, and discover your true purpose in life.” – Seth David Chernoff
I can honestly say that whether you have problems with any type of relationship in your life or not you should read this book. Manual for Living: CONNECTION is the second book in a series, the first being REALITY. However, there is no need to read these books in order. Actually, there is no need to read the book page by page. You should feel free to skip around depending on the difficulty you are having in your life at the time.
For example, while reading this book I was having a difficult problem with a friend of mine. So I started by reading the Communicate chapter along with Disagreement and Forgiveness. Each section in the chapter in only a few pages long and really opens your eyes to insight you may not have thought before.
I almost want to say screw getting a relationship counselor and just get this book but in the very least I think if you are having problems this is a great book to accompany seeing a psychologist or just getting some better insight as to who you are inside and why you may do the things you do. Due to the quotes made in each section it ended up reminding me of The Art of War because everything is touched upon with few words but those few words are deeper and more meaningful than most other books I read.
What I think really turned me on to this book was this short paragraph alone:
“Don’t sacrifice your truth or your values. Each of us has a special place within this world, and it is our prerogative to find that purpose and fulfill it with every morsel of our being. The loss of a life is not nearly as devastating as the loss of what could have been, of the dreams left unfulfilled, and lingering passions undiscovered. This is not a book about religion; it is a book about life for those who choose to grow, who desire a more fulfilled life, and who accept that we are only as magnificent as we choose to be in this moment.” (pg xix)
In the end there was only one note I made about something I didn’t understand that was mentioned on page 12, crystal children. I wasn’t clear what he meant by this term but it won’t impede the progress you make reading the entire book. But that was my only hang up, which was a small one and I am sure something the author will gladly explain.
Ok so, I have to give Frost major props for something. In this book Cat must have dropped the F bomb like 50 times or something lol. And yes some peopOk so, I have to give Frost major props for something. In this book Cat must have dropped the F bomb like 50 times or something lol. And yes some people find this "vulgar" and "unnecessary" but I am so happy that Frost is helping to opening up the door for this. I know it's personal taste but it's just a word! Come on people. :) As for the story I thought it was a truly good plot! However there was one thing I didn't get....When Elisabeth is explaining the murders and how they happen in a different city every time she mentions the accomplices getting murdered. I don't know if it was just me but I never doubted it was a woman. I think there were even sometimes Cat and Bones said she but then it changed to he. So them being shocked at the end of the book was a little odd for me but I dunno. IN the end I missed Vlad and Mencheres being a part of it. And truthfully I still miss the fights Cat and Bones have. No relationship is perfect but it seems there's is now.
First I have to to wonder if in every one of the Night Huntress World series is going to be a tale about someone finding the love of t:TINY SPOILERS:
First I have to to wonder if in every one of the Night Huntress World series is going to be a tale about someone finding the love of their life. It is a tad boring in that sense and too predictable. In this one I find Kira to be way out of her place at points and that just ends up making me roll my eyes. For instance when she says something to Bones when him and Cat are there at Disneyland. Also, what was up with the way Bones and Mencheres acted toward each other in this book? The POV gives me the implication that Bones doesn’t trust Mencheres when in the Night Huntress series books I have never gotten that impression from Bones. In fact, I felt that it was the complete opposite. Yes they have their tiffs but what vampires wouldn’t after so many years of knowing each other? But to not trust him at all or believe him, that was just way out there. I also find that the way Cat and Bones act in the night huntress world series feels different then how they act in their own series. I dunno. They seem so awkward when they make appearances in these books. On another note, who is editing these books? I can’t say for sure but it doesn’t seem like the same person who edits Night Huntress series edits Night Huntress World. I find the writing to be a tad different and stifled. Or maybe it is just Frost trying her hand at something a little different. But what really bugs me is the many mistakes with missing words or misspelled words I find in these books compared to her other series. But getting back to the story, is it really going to come down to everyone in the night huntress world finding the love of their life and getting that happily ever after? It appears that Frost is tying up loose ends and it makes me think the whole Cat and Bones series is coming to an end because of it. I have no clue if this is true but there have been many books in this series so it could be possible. She is a PNR writer though so I guess it isn’t surprising she would write about people finding their soulmate. It’s just a little repetitive you know? And unlike Bones and Cat (who I fell in love with) there is no real wondering if they are going to be together because they don’t have their own series. I fell in love with Cat and Bones because they fought all the time, had problems in the relationship to face, and she ended up running off in the beginning. Hehehe. Reveling in the memories. I don’t know, maybe this series just isn’t for me. I’ll keep reading it especially when the one on Vlad comes out. I can’t ever give up on anything I swear it’s a downfall sometimes.... LoL.
I think Kim Harrison did a good job with the latest book in the Hallows Series. It took about 200 pages for me to really get in to it but it is a 439I think Kim Harrison did a good job with the latest book in the Hallows Series. It took about 200 pages for me to really get in to it but it is a 439 page book. I just wasn't that into the whole trip across the states thing. I know it was necessary to show it but it just kinda bored me. Also! **SPOILER*** I felt so bad for Al! He is one of my favs. And Trent.. umm can we get him his fingers back? Please! ...more
I did enjoy this book. I do wish I had started reading the Night Huntress World books though. I'll have to go back and start those. There were a lot oI did enjoy this book. I do wish I had started reading the Night Huntress World books though. I'll have to go back and start those. There were a lot of spoilers in this book about what happened in those books. Not a huge deal to me, its about how they get to those points not where they end up. ...more