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Book Review | How to Be Poor

How To Be Poor

How To Be Poor by Milo Yiannopoulos
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Even When You’re Poor, Always Maintain the Hair

I bought this book to support my gay husband, Milo haha. Besides the fact that I have so much love for his writing, his work, and his energy, I have to say that I didn’t feel bad for what he went through. Yes, it sucks and reading it made me feel angrier for him and by these feelings; I know he will get back on his feet and return the favor to everyone who left him for dead. This book will have you laughing at his tangent. Milo introduces you to his hair, how he maintains it, and you will learn new ways to insult people. After feminism is cancer, Milo should write an autobiography called “Scandalous: a Savage Milo Story.” Of that ever happens, I better get credit haha. I gave it five star because. With Milo, I am biased lol. Everyone falls down but if you continue to take the hit and never fight back, you’re the only person at fault for future failures.

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Now Let’s Get Personal

It was good to know that Milo Yiannopoulos is still in good spirits. Sure, everyone has their opinion on this guy who was once very controversial but I like him. No one’s opinion will change my mind.

Personally, this book is a reminder that anyone can hit rock bottom, but it is up to the person to stay there or find a way out.

Milo is finding his way out and I am proud of him for doing so.

I Was At Rock Bottom Once

I had a great job. My bank account was great. Then one day, out the blue, I was homeless. No one was there to help me out of it. People who wanted to help end up dismissing me before I can get stable again. Ironically, it was only two months of help and they gave up on me just like that. A month after getting tossed back on to the street, I was financially stable again.

My point is, you are the only person you can count on. When these people gave up on me, I was waiting on job openings but yet, two months was too long for them.

I took a job that I would normally never do and hope for something better, which happened.

I am not someone who sits around hoping for the next best thing. I hustle to get to that next best thing. If I am not working at a regular 9 to 5, I am working on side gigs that helps pay my bill.

I can say that luckily for me, I can tolerate just about anything. I can guarantee that the same people who gave up on me would never know how to crawl out the pits of hell if they were ever in my shoes.

I’m not being arrogant. I am being realistic. I have overcome a lot of struggles that most people would never imagine ever having to live through. Each struggle always has an ending that works out better than the next, and I am always grateful every lesson I have to experience in life. It made me who I am.

I am sure Milo will learn the same way. Everyone needs to fall sometimes to test their strength. One of these days, it might be you.

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Book Review | Hypnotic Seduction

Hypnotic Seduction (Seduction, #1)

Hypnotic Seduction by L.L. Kellogg
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Very slow start and too much sexing. The first four chapters were funny and kept me intrigued but then once the sex talk wouldn’t end, it took away from what I started reading for from the beginning: an actual story. I can’t give it anything over 2 stars.

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Now Let’s Get Personal

I tried to finish this book a few times. Explicit sex scenes were just too much. That begs the question: When is it too much sex in a book?

I’ve read a lot of contemporary romance where the written sex and done tastefully but when a book has more pornographic details than it does a storyline, it becomes boring to me.

I am definitely not a prude, so don’t take this the wrong way. I stream erotic games on Pornhub and I don’t hide it. If they placed if the book under a romance category and not a Literotica, I will not revisit it. There are some authors who believe that since they want to write for an adult audience, adding nine out of fourteen chapters of dirty talk is too much. You can tell a story without becoming too explicit. I have read some spotless and wonderful literature that left a good impression. It made me feel warm and in love, especially if the character development was very well.

What exactly was this book about? What was the conflict besides the main character feeling erotically charged over the sight of her boss’s biceps? I cannot remember because there was nothing to remember.

Maybe this may be the book for you, but it is definitely not the book for me. I’ll store it away in the archive.

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Book Review | The One You Love

The One You Love (Emma Holden Suspense Mystery, #1)

The One You Love by Paul Pilkington
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

To be honest, like a mystery novel lover, I figured everything out from the beginning.

I put the book down more than twice and I forgot a lot of the character’s names because there was no attachment. I remembered them through actions.

“Oh yeah, that’s the girl. Wait what was her role again?”

My point is, there was really no lead in this novel. Everyone played a small role, including the victims (which was everyone). Even with Emma as the main character and all that followed her until the end, I still feel like I don’t know her. I think Stuart was the only one that had more explanation to who he was but that’s only because it needs to be explained.

I have this a three-star because it got interesting after the visit to the Myers home, but that was the only climax. That’s also when you realize what was really going on. I believe this happened somewhere in the middle of the book so you must really get past all the dragging of the voice of reason from Emma as she tried to understand why her fiance left her and why Richard was beaten over the head?

Confused? Don’t be. There really is no confusion.

This book will have you wondering who these people are then why they did the things they did. The author gave you the answers for the action, but never once did he want you to feel anything for the characters.

This was just a book to tell a story. It’s not a book to fall in love with it, although the book is about “what would you do for love.” There is irony somewhere in there if you ask me.

Will I read book 2? Not so sure. I might if I’m bored because I want to know what Peter told Lizzy.

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Now Let’s Get Personal

This book is fresh on my mind since I finished it a few days ago.
As noted in my Goodreads review, I feel like the characters were undeveloped. I could not connect to any of them. It was very hard, but the idea behind the story is interesting.

What will you do for love?

We have all been there before so let us talk about it without spoiling the novel so much. Some people will kill for love. Some will go the distance to put their life in harm’s way for the people they love. Then there is the love that is so strong for one person but they do not return it.

I have encountered them all, besides putting myself in harm’s way. I was rejected in love, and I have been the one to reject. I have met someone who did everything including stalking me because he believes we should be together. This guy went as far as becoming friends with my little brother just so he can get closer to me again.

What exactly is love? How can one define it more differently than the next? While my stalker felt like we belong together, I did not see it his way. This all plays into the storyline of this novel, which is part of a series. Along with stalking and risking your life, there were questions in the book that questions how someone can walk away from the one they love and decide later in life that they made a mistake.

That is the confusing part of the definition of love because love is just a feeling. You can love just about anything. You can also hate just about anything. How are these two different? It is just words to describe a good and bad feeling with really no in-between.

Let me know what you think.

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Book Review | Second Chances

Second Chances

Second Chances by Alison Stanley
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I know it’s a Christian romance book but there was no character development.

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I hate giving a book one star but one star does not mean it’s a bad book. I rate my books based on whether I will go back to read it.

This is a book that I will not go back to read.

My one-sentence review on Goodreads says it all. It’s a Christian romance about second chances. No, no, no. It is not the second chance that you are thinking of. It is not the second chance that most relationships hand out when one partner did something wrong, such as committing adultery.

A second chance with your choice. Such as you made a mistake in life, they will forgive you. God gave you the sign to continue on.

This started off as a romance book, but it led to a path of morality. The story follows Rachel, who has to decide between two men. One is the church boy and the other, a single father who doesn’t follow a religion, which is negative for Rachel. Then there is Hannah who married the love of her life but a secret she was holding for so long was tearing her apart. At first, I thought Hannah had committed adultery, but it was a just feeling for someone in her past. Her husband forgave all, and they both moved on.

As for Rachel, she picked single father Nate only to find out that after spending time with her and feeling like God forgave him; He returned to his son’s mother to rebuild their relationship for their son. It was a bummer for Rachel who had to turn back to church boy after rejecting him for the bad boy.

Well, you can imagine what happens.

That was it.

I guess I was hoping for a different story but as I mentioned above, this is a Christian novel where family, faith, and forgiveness is more important than adding fuel to the fire to get readers excited. It gives readers hope. It is a very short story, so this can be a good read for anyone while waiting at the DMV or doctor’s office.

I don’t have a thought on this matter, so I will leave this review the way it is. Thanks for reading and I hope to hear your feedback soon.

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Book Review | Saving Wishes

My Goodreads Review

Saving Wishes (Wishes, #1)

Saving Wishes by G.J. Walker-Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I didn’t expect to finish this book in less than 24 hours because I haven’t sat down with a good book in almost a decade.

.. But I did.

This book delves into the storyline fairly quickly, introducing each character and their meanings without missing a beat. I read one of the one-star reviews and although I can understand the reader’s annoyance about cliff hangers; I don’t think the review was fair on the author nor the intentions of the story.

Back to the book. I didn’t miss a beat. I read every word. I took in every little visual the author intended to introduce into this book. I know many people can relate to the issues that seventeen-year-old Charli the spider was going through, along with her dreams and aspirations. Then there was the secret that could have confused any teenage girl who felt her whole life was a lie. Oh, let’s not forget big wonder who helped her build the confidence that she needed to move forward with her goals.

Should the ending have ended the way it did? I expected Ethan and Nic to do what they did and yes, the ending was a great touch. It leads me to download the next series and in five hours, I will review Second Heart (wishes number 2) and hopefully, I’ll find out what happened to Mitchell and Roe somewhere down the line.

Great literature and definitely something worth reading.

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Now Let’s Get Personal

I read this book two years ago. At that moment when I laid eyes on book one of the wish series, I remember the feeling I used to get when I am reading young adult novels in my teenage years. There was just something about Charli and her innocent imagination of fairies and make-belief.

Then you have Adam.

The relationship that these two have was sweet and innocent enough where you know there could be no drama between them. If there were any, you would not hang at the edge of your seat, wondering how they will get over it because he is patient when Charli is not.

I am writing this personal review from memory since I read these years ago and I have since read most of the series by this time. I remember Charli finding out who her father was and my first thought was, “this will mess this girl up so badly!” It was bad enough that she felt abandoned at a young age but once she found out that her father was right there with her the whole time and have never abandoned her, you can feel the pain and the forgiveness after he exposed the reason.

Overall, the details of the story along with how beautifully crafted Pipers Cove was, I set the thought of traveling to Australia on my bucket list. I want to see those pictures that Charli was famous for. I was to feel the breeze of the sea as I pretended to surf with her.

This book ended with Adam leaving back to New York and Charli have decided she would set her travel to Africa with Mitchell. The question of “what will happen to Charli and Adam” will have you picking up book two of the series.