Monday, February 19, 2018

Bodies on Raw by Marisa Ignacio Hormel

Bodies on RawBodies on Raw by Marisa Ignacio Hormel
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is a collection of testimonials gathered together to highlight the power of a naturalist lifestyle. The individuals in this book were sick and run down so they switch to a raw food diet. The group found that if they stoped poisoning their bodies with processed food and ate raw fruit, vegetables, and nuts instead they felt better on the inside and therefore felt better on the outside.
I originally requested this book because my husband was very sick, he had high blood pressure, low testosterone, he was gaining weight exponentially despite counting calories, he had sleep apnea, and Hidradenitis Suppurativa so bad he had to have surgery to remove two masses from his legs. Since cutting all grains and dairy from his diet, drinking only water, eating pineapple for breakfast, blueberries for lunch and organic chicken with avocado for dinner the blood pressure has decreased, the HS inflation is less, the sleep apnea happens less often, he has more free testosterone, and he has even started to lose weight instead of gaining it. I have seen first hand how a raw diet can help someone. I truly believe that if raw fruit, vegetables, and nuts were more affordable than processed foods instead of being more expensive than more people would choose a natural raw diet instead and their bodies would be better off for it. Overall, this is an inspirational book is filled with bodies, helpful insights, and motivational thinking. It is well written and the photos while they are of nude bodies are very tastefully done and portray the theme of this book very artistically. I would recommend this book to anyone who is thinking about starting a raw diet or needs a little encouragement to continue on their current raw path. I think this book would beter as a physical book then a digital one as some of the photos are large and the insperational quotes included are hard to read as white text on a black background. I had to turn off my screen everytime my children walked into the room.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Riding Lightning by Erin R. Bedford and J.A. Cipriano

Riding Lightning (Starcrossed Dragons Book 1)Riding Lightning by Erin R. Bedford and J.A. Cipriano
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Maya a dragon shape shifter, has always been a total disappointment to her father the dragon king so much so that he had her banished to earth, where she was left to fend for herself for five years. That is until her cousin came to fetch her back home because her sister was found to be barren and for a dragon this is a terrible fate. When Maya arrives, she finds her father has already chosen two suitors for her, leaving her to choose between them. Instead of letting her visit with her mother and sister, her father instantly demands that Maya and her potential mates all go on a quest to a neighboring country to get a treaty signed. Along the way Maya finds more than she bargained for including another suitor.
The only thing hotter than three sexy dragons vying for the right to breed with you, is this book. This book is filled with believable characters, fast paced dragon fights, and hot sex that will leave you longing for more. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes shape shifters, fantasy, romance, and a bit of love verses lust drama.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

The Oscillator by J. K. Neve

The OscillatorThe Oscillator by J.K. Neve
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Theo is an average kid in an extreme world filled with harsh environmental issues and a group of bullies who will not leave him alone. The only ray of sunshine that does not burn his skin just his heart strings is Mel. Despite being part of the cool crowd Theo finds out that she is more down to earth than he previously thought. Torn between who he was and who he becoming he finds himself in an endless loop just like the mysterious oscillator he found in his backpack until it explodes in an electrifying experience. This is one of the best science fiction, fantasy books I have read in a while it is well worth the read and highly enjoyable. The characters are believable, the story is fast paced and full of emotion. I would recommend this book to everyone. I just wish that there was a bit less foul langue not that it was bad I just cannot share this fantastic book with my children and that is a shame because I believe they would enjoy it as much as I did.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Seeds of Foreverland Tony Bertauski

Seeds of Foreverland (Foreverland, #0.5)Seeds of Foreverland by Tony Bertauski
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Harold was a smart kid who came from a messed up family. Each day his parents worked in the basement looking for a cure to his mother's illness until one day it happened, the world as Harold knew it crashed to the ground at the bottom of the basement steps and was never the same again. This was a quick read filled with mystery, science, and the overall emotional frustration of the character having to deal with bullies and his mother's illness. If you like science fiction then you might find this book interesting, but since it is an origin story, it is missing some needed suspense.  The main character carried this book entirely on his shoulders and while his part was fantastic the supporting characters lacked depth and drag the story down with vague conversations and lack of presence until the end and by that time it was too late the story was over. I would recommend this book for science fiction fans and I hope I can continue with the Foreverland trilogy, so I can fully understand the path this author was trying to take with this universe.

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