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Son of Niall by Daniel Duffield Review

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Title: Sons of Niall
Author: Daniel Duffield
Publication Date: July 15th 2014
Source: From author
Link: goodreads, amazon,
Previous Books: Niall and the Irish Pirates

Patricus was captured as a young boy by High King Niall of Eriu land in one of his pirate raids of Roman Britain. The young boy became slave to a druid master and then was freed after seven years returning to Britain to finish studying to become a priest in the church. Then one night, Patricus had a dream where he felt called by God to return to Eriu land and spread his Christian faith and religion among the pagans. When he arrives on Eriu land, he comes face to face with the ruling sons of Niall, druids, and witches that he battles in his attempts to evangelize the emerald isle. An unlikely hero named Dovfield arises to assist the priest in his efforts at facing the ruling pagans of the old, Eriu ways. But, Dovsfield has secrets that he himself doesn’t yet know. Secrets that unfold as the forest spirits guide him to his destiny to stand and fight against the tyrants that rule the land; a battle that unleashes the rise of Christianity in Eriu.
 The first book in this series called Niall and the Irish Pirates was the first self published book I had read. I was really looking forward to the second book so I was very excited when I received the book from the author.  I thought the story was quite engaging.  The books transitions well back into the story where the first book left off.  There is a fun map at the beginning of the book that helped me keep a picture in my mind of where events where taking place.


Doki Doki Universe- Video Game Review

Monday, September 1, 2014 Monday, September 01, 2014

Doki Doki Universe is a fun little game!  You are a robot who has to go around different worlds to learn what it means to be human.  This is because his robot model is outdated so the powers that be are deciding whether or not he should be turned into scrap metal.  So you get to travel to different planets and help out the beings there.  As you go to each planet and help out you are awarded prizes.  Which are basically like the stickers in Little Big Planet. Though these stickers come to life and can be given to other humans/beings if they need them.  At the same time you are learning to become human you are also looking for the little girl.. who basically dumped you off on a small world since you were an outdated robot. 


Book Club September Picks

Sunday, August 31, 2014 Sunday, August 31, 2014
Looking for someone to discuss a book with? Some of you may know I run two book clubs on Goodreads.  One is the Young Adult Book Club and the other is the Stephen King Fans group.  Both groups are open to everyone.. so be sure to stop by and join us.  We have just started our September discussions so it is the perfect time for you to stop by.

This month for the Young Adult Book Club group we are We Were Liars by e. lockhart.  Have you been dying to talk about the spoilers in this book???  Well stop by the book club, there will be a spoiler thread to talk about that ending.


Sunday Post

Saturday, August 30, 2014 Saturday, August 30, 2014

Let's chat about what's going on this week... on my blog.. on other blogs... on the internet... and just everywhere!    I link up my post to Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Reader and Stacking the Shelves.

It's been another busy week with family.  My dad came to see me and then I came back to Utah with him to visit my parents.  It's been a great trip.  My mom took the week off so we have been doing some tourist type adventures.  We did get to tour one of the LDS Temple's in Ogden UT.  That might not sound like a big deal but in UT it is.  I am not LDS so I would never be allowed in a Temple normally.  There is a new one being built so it hasn't been blessed yet so the public is allowed to take tours. The building was beautiful and I loved seeing inside.  I just love to see new things.


Utah Book Month- Jenni Elyse

Saturday, August 30, 2014

I can't believe Utah Book Month is over... seems like the month flew by.  I get to interview Jenni Elyse who has a wonderful book blog! I really enjoy her blog, especially her Twitter Journal where she reads a book and shares her feelings on twitter as she reads along. She will then do a blog post covering her journey with the book and twitter! 


Comic Adventures Issue #18

Thursday, August 28, 2014 Thursday, August 28, 2014

I read a lot of comics and rarely review them here on the blog. That's because I really don't have a lot to say for an entire post.  So I thought I would review several comics on one post.  I will still review graphic novels on their own now and then, but this is where I will talk about super-hero type comics (DC/Marvel) or sequels to some that I have already reviewed.

This issue covers Catwoman Vol 4 Gotham Underground, The Flash Vol 4 Reverse, Saga Vol 2, and DC Forever Evil.


MWF seeking BFF by Rachel Bertsche-Review

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Title: MWF seeking BFF
Author: Rachel Bertsche
Pages: 349
Publication Date: December 20th 2011 by Ballantine Books
Source: Library,
Link: Goodreads, Offical Website
When Rachel Bertsche first moves to Chicago, she’s thrilled to finally share a zip code with her boyfriend. But shortly after getting married, she realizes that her new life is missing one thing: friends. Sure, she has plenty of BFFs—in New York and San Francisco and Boston and Washington, D.C. Still, in her adopted hometown, there’s no one to call at the last minute for girl talk over brunch or a reality-TV marathon over a bottle of wine. Taking matters into her own hands, Bertsche develops a plan: Meeting people everywhere from improv class to friend rental websites, she'll go on fifty-two friend-dates, one per week for a year, in hopes of meeting her new Best Friend Forever
Let's be honest, the title of this book sucked me in. I too am a MWF seeking BFF.  I checked out this book from the library and hadn't read until one day I wanted something different to read and started reading it, and couldn't put it down. I feel this woman's pain.  Rachel relocates to Chicago as a newly wed.  She gets a job and is happily married but missing one thing in her new town.  Friends.  How many times have I gone through this in my adult life moving and trying to make friends again.  The sad thing is.. the older you get, the harder it is to make friends.  Believe me I have tried.

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