Showing posts from June, 2017

My Week of Reading (19 - 24 June 2017)

Hello Everyone, I've fallen a little bit behind with reading; though I did manage to get one review out. The Stair  by Brian Harrison: Amazon:  Amazon Review - The Stair Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - The Stair Here is my blog review of the book:  Blog Review - The Stair As I said in the review, this book took me a little longer to read, but it is essentially a novella. Monthly Reading Goals: At this stage, I highly doubt I'll be able to get to this month's reading goals, I'll explain why below; though who knows what could happen these next few days. Last Word: One reason why I've fallen a little bit behind with reading is because my mom has had knee surgery; so I've had to take over some household duties. So with that and having a full time job, you can imagine that I don't get much reading done. I'm hoping to finally start 'Searching for Sarah' by Julieann Dove, and I'm also hoping to pick up a book by Deborah Coonts,

Review - The Stair by Brian Harrison

My Copy of the Book Year Published: 2015 Genre: Mystery; Psychological Leanings Blurb: Architect Paul Dial creates his most famous building in Ava, Missouri. Its the first building his brother didn't help him with and its the building Paul murders a woman in. He is sent to Dr. Cylus Pine's facility moments after the end of PROGENY for a very specific reason. While there, he begins to unravel all the work Maguire, Elissa, Lester, Charlie have made. And in doing so, reveals a secret connection with one of them. What is Dr. Pine hiding about his facility that Paul Dial knows? Will Dr. Pine lose his own grip on reality?  The life and death fall are not just for the patients, even Dr. Cylus Pine isn't safe. About the Author: Working at a grocery store for over 12 years now, working every position there and becoming one of the managers of a corporate chain store, I have seen and heard it all in the retail/service world. I had to get those stories, thought

My Week of Reading (12 - 17 June 2017)

Hello Everyone, Reading was alright this week; I managed to get one review out.  Better in the Morning by Fern Ronay: Amazon:  Amazon Review - Better in the Morning Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - Better in the Morning Here is my blog review of the book:  Blog Review - Better in the Morning At the moment, I'm busy reading 'Vile City' by Jennifer Lee Thomson, and I'll be reviewing this book sometime next week on the Genuine Jenn blog. I'm getting through this book faster than I anticipated. Which means I'll be able to pick up another review book soon. Monthly Reading Goals: If I get through my review books, I should manage to get to this soon. Though at this stage I'll probably only be able to read one of the books I listed; and not both. Last Word: I've fallen a little bit behind with reading, but this long weekend has enabled me to catch up a little bit. I'm hoping to start another book if not today, then tomorrow. I'm still

Review - Better in the Morning by Fern Ronay

My Copy of the Book Year Published: 2016 Genre: Chick Lit; Women's Fiction; Contemporary  Blurb: Veronica Buccino has a plan: marry John DelMonico and quit her soul-sucking job as a lawyer. And when he tells her he has big news, she's certain he'll pop the question. But instead of proposing, John informs her that he's moving to London. Heartbroken, Veronica feels lost. Salvatore and Antoinette, her dead grandparents, begin to visit her dreams in an attempt to steer her in the right direction. At their suggestion, Veronica takes a news reporting class, which leads to a challenging freelance assignment covering a conspiracy trial. She also begins dating an unlikely suitor: creative Syd Blackman. Just when her love life and career are looking up, Veronica is tossed back to square one by an event that makes her question all her new choices. About the Author: Fern Ronay has lived in Manhattan, Chicago, and now sunny Los Angeles with her husband, but she wil

My Week of Reading (5 - 10 June 2017)

Hello Everyone, I managed to post one review this week, I got a little bit of reading done. The Stationmaster's Cottage by Phillipa Nefri Clark: Amazon:  Amazon Review - The Stationmaster's Cottage Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - The Stationmaster's Cottage Genuine Jenn:  Genuine Jenn Review - The Stationmaster's Cottage I just managed to finish this book on time for the review.  Monthly Reading Goals: Still concentrating on the review reading; hoping to get to this one soon.  Last Word: I'm not sure how this next week of reading is going to go. I'm still busy with re-reading a book, and another one I'm busy with is 'Better in the Morning' by Fern Ronay. I've now changed my username on Twitter as well; so the last two places where I need to change them is on Google + (and youtube), as well as this blog.   I've also gotten my facebook page up for this blog as well, which you can check out  here If there are any readers or au

My Week of Reading (29 May - 3 June 2017)

Hello Everyone, I got some decent reading in, and I managed to get two reviews done. #struggles by Craig Groeschel: Amazon:  Amazon Review - #struggles Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - #struggles Here is my blog review of the book:  Blog Review - #struggles I'm actually surprised how fast I read this book. But having finished this one (after having it on my TBR for two months), it allows me to move onto other books. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer: Amazon:  Amazon Review - Nightshade Goodreads:  Goodreads Review - Nightshade Here is my blog review of the book:  Blog Review - Nightshade Monthly Reading Goals: I haven't had a chance to get to this yet. I'm currently focusing on review reading. Last Word: I should be able to get another review out next week; though I'm not sure how overall reading is going to go. I'm still reading 'The Stationmaster's Cottage' by Phillipa Nefri Clark and am doing some re-reading as well. I

Review - #struggles by Craig Groeschel

My Copy of the Book Year Published: 2015 Genre: Christian; Non Fiction Blurb: We all love the benefits of technology and social media, but even with the incredible upsides, many of us suspect there are unintended negative consequences that are beyond our control. We’ve lost perspective, even perhaps ourselves. In this timely and life-changing new book, New York Times bestselling author and pastor of Craig Groeschel encourages readers who are hungry to regain control over their lives and put Christ first again. He walks them through biblical values that all Christ followers know are essential, but are even more important for our maxed out, selfie-centered world.  The more you compare, the less satisfied you are. The more we interact online, the more we crave face to face intimacy, but the harder it is to find. The more filtered our lives become, the more challenging it is to be authentic. The more information about the pain in the world we’re exposed to the

Highlights of the Month - May 2017

Hello Everyone, I had a decent month of reading - I managed to read 5 books - one for leisure, the rest for review.  I would say that my favourite was 'Nightshade' by Andrea Cremer (leisure reading), my second favourite would probably be 'Lost Dragon' by Abraham Williams. Monthly Reading Goals: Sadly I only managed to tick off one goal this month - though I did suspect that that would happen. I did manage to start the one; but not finish it; and not get to the other one at all. So, without further ado, here is JUNE'S reading goals: Read either: A Classic OR Any non-fiction Last Word: I seem to have stacked my reading schedule for June already; so I'm not sure if I'm going to have too much time (if any) to do a little bit of leisure reading for my monthly reading goals. Chances are good that I'll either get the same amount of reading done, maybe a book or two more. It just depends how it goes during the week. I can't believe t