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October is Audiology Awareness Month!

October is Audiology Awareness Month!
Click Image to Find a Licensed Audiologist Near You! Not sure if you need one take a quick Hearing Health Test to help you decide: http://www.audiology.org/resources/consumer/Documents/Fact%20Sheets%20-%20Quick%20Test.pdf

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The One & Only by Emily Giffin

I recently read The One & Only by Emily Giffin.This story follows super football  fan Shea Rigsby. Shea has been a Walker football fan her entire life. Her best friends father is the coach of the college team. After Shea's best friend's mother passes away Shea's life changes in unexpected ways.

Although I enjoy Ms. Giffin's books this one was not my favorite. It was very sports oriented, specifically football. I am not someone who is very interested in sports, especially football. Football is a sport that I know absolutely nothing about, beyond the Superbowl has a good halftime show and awesome commercials. If it involved baseball at least I would have been able to understand the game involved. The characters and story line are very well developed. You can see the growth, love and passion that the characters possess. So do not let the sports aspect keep you from reading!

~I received a free book to review as as part of BooksSparks Summer Reading Challenge.~
~I was not compensated in any way for my honest review.~

Monday, May 26, 2014

Bathing & the Single Girl by Christine Elise McCarthy

 If you are a woman in your 20-30's you probably know who Christine Elise McCarthy is. If I were to say the name Emily Valentine you most likely would think about a certain California based TV show and possibly think of the clip below:

or you may also know her as Harper Tracy on my all time favorite medical Drama, ER (
Christine Elise ER demo reel from IMDB). What you may not know about her is she was a writer on Beverly Hills 90210, she is a photographer, she writes a food blog and she recently wrote her first book, Bathing & The Single Girl.  

Bathing & The Single Girl This story follows actress Ruby Fitzgerald on her quest to regain the fame she once had. Ruby has not worked in years, nor has she had a relationship in years. She is struggling financially and emotionally.

This book is very well written and very easily pulls you into the lives of the characters.  This book was hysterical. It's the PERFECT summer beach read! While the character Ruby is a struggling actress the events of her daily life could easily be applied to anyone's life. You will absolutely love this book! I highly suggest you run (or click) and buy it as soon as you can!

I am highly looking forward to Ms. McCarthy's future writings and appearances. 

Be sure to read Christine Elise McCarthy book, http://www.bathingandthesinglegirl.com/. You can also follow her food blog, www.DelightfulDeliciousDelovely.com or check out her photographs, www.MyPinUpArt.com. You can also follow her on twitter, @celisemccarthy.

~I received a free eBook to read and review~
~I was not compensated in anyway for my honest opinion~

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Catching Air by Sarah Pekkanen

I recently read Catching Air by Sarah Pekkanen. This is her newest book. The story follows a family as they leave the life they once knew to open up a bed and breakfast. Kira Danner, once a busy lawyer has to find her  new roll in the bed and breakfast, while her husband Peter struggles to develop a relationship with his estranged brother Rand. Rand and his wife Alyssa have been traveling all over the world, never staying in one place for very long. They also have been struggling to start a family. When Alyssa gets surprising news they take in Dawn, to help with the B&B. Dawn is trying to hid while avoiding a dangerous situation.

As with Ms. Pekkanen's other stories, this one evokes strong emotions. She has a way of writing that makes you believe that her characters can be your family or friends. One the story ends you cannot help but think what their lives would be like now. Ms. Pekkanen's characters are very well developed, heart-felled, heartache with a twist of humor. An absolutely fantastic read!

This book will be published this Tuesday May 6, 2014. I highly suggest that you go out and get it!

~I received a free eBook to review. I was not compensated in anyway for my honest opinion~

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Chase by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

I recently read The Chase by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. This is the second book in the Fox & O'Hare series. The story follows FBI agent Kate O'Hare and fugitive Nick Fox. Kate and Nick began working together after Nick was arrested. As part of his sentence he commits crimes to help those who have been taking advantage of  their power positions. The relation ship between Kate and Nick is sometimes complicated. Kate has feelings for nick, but will not give in. The Chase follows Nick's illegal chase for an art thief. Although Kate's FBI boss knows that this is going on, if she gets caught in another country she is out of a job and may be arrested.

I love this series. They are so much fun to read, and I cannot wait for the third one. The tension between Kate and Nick is clearly visible throughout the story. This book is the perfect vacation or beach read! I highly suggest you read The Heist, The Chase and the soon to be release The Job as soon as you can!

~I received a free eBook to review. I was not compensated in anyway for my honest opinion~

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

College students

College students if your classes require many books like mine did the cost adds up very quickly! Try saving some money by renting your books. www.CampusBookRentals.com not only provides a fast, easy way to rent your books they also allow you to rent books you own to other people. They also donate money to Operation Smile.

Some of their services include:

-saving 40-90% off of bookstore prices
-free shipping both ways
-can highlight in the textbooks
-flexible renting periods

Here is a video about their new RentBack program. RentBack is new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own - to other students. You can make 2-4x more money compared to buyback options!

CampusBookRentals.com RentBack

Not only do you benefit by using this amazing site, but they also donate a portion of what you spend to Operation Smile! Operation smile is international children's medical charity. They fix children's cleft lip and palates, allowing them to eat, breath and smile properly for FREE! This is an excellent organization. I am proud to say that one of the doctors I work with has performed numerous surgeries for them! Please visit

http://www.operationsmile.org/ for further information!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich

I recently read Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich. Like the previous 19 books, this story follows Stephanie Plum, Joe Morelli, Lula and Ranger. Stephanie searches for a mob boss who has been arrested for murder. This mob boss is not your typical mob boss, he is also Morelli's godfather.

Like the previous stories before it there is a murder, Stephanie has car issues, Lula over eats, there is the Morelli, Ranger, Stephanie love triangle and to top the craziness off there is a giraffe named Kevin that only Stephanie and Lula seem to see. This story lacked on the Morelli, Ranger story line. I would have liked to see more about them. I feel like this story was rushed. It lacked some of the enthusiasm that the previous stories have. I hope that the next one is a little more appealing.