Monday, October 31, 2016

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Happy Halloween :)
Enjoy today with family and friends and good spooky read! To keep with the halloween theme this friday I will be reviewing the 2016 Ghostbusters film :)

Ana

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Review of the Novel: Perception of Life

Perception of Life

By: Shandi Boyes

Rating: 3.5 Glasses

I do enjoy steamy books but at times they get repetitive. A book of this length that is at its basics a steamy romance book is a bit much. I am also getting a bit tired of the his perspective then her perspective of the same situation. I feel it drags the story down. That being said it was a good story and full of good naughty scenes so if you love dirty romance it may fit the bill perfectly.

Ana

Monday, October 24, 2016

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Hey all and Happy Monday :)I have been writing all weekend so I think my brain is fried, lol. So just a cute kitty picture to make you smile :)

Ana

Friday, October 21, 2016

Film Friday: The Accoutant

TheAccountant

Directed by:  Gavin O'Connor


Staring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, JK Simmons



The Breakdown:  As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.   (From IMDB)


My Review:I was in aw-stuck when I was watching this movie. Not just because it has an amazing story and well developed characters but also because it gave a very interesting an accurate picture of what someone with autism may go through on a daily basis. The scene of Ben Affleck's character as a boy becoming very upset that he cannot find the last piece of a puzzle and therefore cannot finish it was very real to me as I have seen a child go through the exact same situation. The scene of him having a sensory overload and lashing out and requiring pressure to calm down. I see that everyday. I work in a specialized autism school and seeing the all too real behaviors and stress that autism can place on a very gifted mind is heart breaking and Ben played it so well. This is not only an amazing action thriller but it also brings to light the lesser talked about side of Autism. I applaud the filmmakers and the performers and I encourage everyone to see it.  


Rating: 5 + Glasses

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Review of the Novel: Overload Flux

Overload Flux

By: Carol Van Natta

Rating: 4 Glasses

It is very difficult to melt together numerous genres and make it work. Carol does a great job of trying to blend sci fi, romance, and action in one. However, it can feel a bit jumbled at times because of that. No you won't get a full fledged out romance with so much going on so the romance folks might not be as thrilled but as an action fan I enjoyed it. At times I wasn't as invested as I probably should have been I think that was just because so much was going on. All in all a good book and I would recommend for the science fiction crowd.

Ana

Monday, October 17, 2016

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I went to see The Accountant this weekend and I was so enthralled with what I saw. Most people who follow my blog know that I have spent the past seven years working primarily with children on the Autism spectrum. Children with that diagnosis are such a mystery to most people in the general community. They get glimpses and pictures of what Autism is and how it affects people's lives but no real understanding of a person living everyday with Autism. I was actually really happy to see (spoiler) Ben Affleck's character as a young boy suffering a sensory overload and his father having to physically restrain him to apply pressure to calm him down. This is a side of Autism we don't see as often as we should. I will talk more about the movie on Friday for Film Friday but I really want to encourage people to go out and see it. It is an amazing film and done in an entertaining and beautiful way. Just my two cents :)

Ana

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Review of the Novel: Along the Garden Path

Along the Garden Path

By: Charlotte Strack Peyton

Rating: 4 Glasses

I am not much for books about high schoolers which is mostly because it has been sooo long since I was in high school. To be honest i didn't have a lot of drama in high school it was pretty boring actually. So it is hard for me to get into the drama of being in high school. That being said this is a well written and enjoyable book that I think would really speak to the younger crowd. Grab it for the young adult in your life it may be a perfect fit.


Ana

Monday, October 10, 2016

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Hey all :) So Sorry for missing last week but it was hectic and I was unwell and things are back on track for this week :) I wanted to take a moment to talk about my writing. I have three published books and yes sales of the first book excite me but not nearly as much as sales of my second and third book in the trilogy. Now this is not just because the second two books are more expensive but also because of what it tells me about the reader. Nobody buys the second or third book in a trilogy does so without reading and enjoying the previous book. This gives me hope even if they didn't leave a review buying the second book means they liked Marie enough to buy James and if they buy Jasmine they enjoyed Marie and James enough to buy the third. I guess this is an ongoing sense of success every time I see those sales :) So just because they didn't leave a review doesn't mean they didn't love it :) Keep your head up and write on my fellow writers.

Ana

Monday, October 3, 2016

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Hey all not much to say today which is probably because I have been unwell all weekend so here is a picture of a cute puppy just to make you smile :)






Love
Ana