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My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler

I’m definitely hit or miss when it comes to audiobooks. I went into this book having never heard of Chelsea Handler before, I was intrigued by the title of the book.

It was hilarious!!! She was blunt, honest, and didn’t hold back. I love that she is not ashamed of her past and embraces it wholeheartedly. I definitely want to learn more about her now.

It’s still looked down upon for a woman to enjoy men, whereas it is celebrated for men to enjoy women. The fact that Chelsea shared her experiences, is a breath of fresh air. She has nothing to be ashamed of and she empowers others to not be ashamed of who they are, and to not feel embarrassed if they don’t live to “society’s expectations”

I could listen to her stories all day long.

Side note: how cute is this gargoyle from SofiasClayCorner?! Her name is Ginny 🙂

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Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills

I don’t think it is possible for me to not enjoy a book from Emma Mills. And Famous in a Small Town was definitely enjoyable!

Sophie’s enthusiasm for raising money for the band, her love and dedication to her friends, and her naive outlook on Megan Pleasant make her adorable and fun to know.

As a former band geek who got to participate in trips, the importance of fund raising is huge. Especially if you are in a small town where parents might not be able to just write a check for you to be able to participate. Her enthusiasm and dedication to raising the money are inspiring, especially when she wants to help out everyone.

Her loyalty and dedication to her friends, even ones she just met, are wonderful to see. It’s too easy to get caught up in your own world and not see that others are suffering too. It was great to see that she puts them first, even when she probably shouldn’t.

Her naive outlook on Megan Pleasant is adorable because Sophie wants everyone to see the good in everyone and everything. That innocence is a breath of fresh air in today’s world.

Overall, this was a very cute and engaging book. Super easy and quick to read, but still wonderful nonetheless.

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Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popovic

Amazing!!!

I will admit, I chose this book because I thought the cover looked really cool. And I am so so glad that I did. This book was absolutely incredible. The author weaved you into her story seamlessly and you could imagine every second of it within your own mind.

I easily found myself cheering along with the two twins as they figured out what happened to their mother, and the truth about themselves and their family. When Luka and Iris finally got together, I had a huge smile on my face.

Wicked Like a Wildfire was a great combination of independence, strength, family, betrayal, hope, determination, and perseverance. You will definitely have a gamut of emotions as you are reading this book.

This book was the absolute perfect introduction into the series and I absolutely cannot wait to read book 2. The ending is the perfect way to leave you anxious for more.

***Pillow from BookBeau and bookmark from ItalicBookmarks***

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The Hidden Staircase (Nancy Drew 2)

Continuing along my re-visitation of my childhood, I decided to continue reading the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories.

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SPOILERS AHEAD

In this book, Nancy’s friend Helen comes to her for help. Her aunt’s home is being haunted and Helen’s aunt is being pressured to sell her home. At the same time, Nancy’s father is being warned to stay away from the case that he is working on. As the book progresses, the two cases become intertwined and the plot thickens with twists and turns.

In my opinion, The Hidden Staircase was an improvement on the first book in the series. It is getting easier to relate to the characters as you learn more about them.

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The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew 1)

Nancy Drew Mystery Stories by Carolyn Keene was one of my favorite book series when I was growing up. It was the first mystery series I ever read. I decided to revisit my childhood by rereading this series, starting with, The Secret of the Old Clock.

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Now, unfortunately, I decided to reread these books in the Kindle ebook format. While ebooks are my favorite, this book did not transfer over well. There were a few pages that were missing and a couple were cut off on the sides. However, I was still able to understand and follow the story line which is what mattered. And, as I was reading, I remembered the plot from when I read it originally.

Nancy Drew was a wonderful heroine for her time. The Secret of the Old Clock is not as engaging as other mystery books nowadays, but it is still an awesome way to start out the mystery genre.

SPOILERS AHEAD!

In this book, Nancy is on the hunt for a missing will. Through twists and turns, Nancy makes new friends, discovers the true will, and does so without losing her dignity or her poise. Even when she is locked up by the bad guys, she remains cool and collected.

This series was better when I was a child but I still love it now.

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Bigfoot

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.

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When I first received this ebook, I had no idea what to expect. I have never really thought much about the legend of Bigfoot/Sasquatch. I really have no prior opinions as to whether or not it exists/is a hoax/is real, etc. I went into this book with no prior beliefs or biases.

This book was very short and to the point. It gave examples of some sightings of this mysterious creature as well as a little bit of background. According to my kindle app, it was 41 pages long but I felt that it was shorter than that.

It felt like more of a preview than a full book. I would have loved to read more about the legend, heard more stories, and learned more about the history of this mythological creature. This book was a teaser into the legend and I will admit that it did make me more curious.

A well-written book but I would have loved for it to be longer and been more in depth.

You can find the book here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1507887337

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