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My Current Read


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Happy Saturday! I have been reading this one book very slowly. I’m excited and nervous to see how it will end. Does that ever happen to you? It’s not that the book is slow, it’s just that it’s good you literally want to take your time with reading it. Im also listening to a book on audiobook as well and it’s a good-slow read for me as well. What are you currently reading? Do you will think you will finish by this weekend?

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This what I’m currently listening to on audible and I MUST say, I hope she finds her brother Darin.

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This is what I’m currently reading as a physical book. I am wondering what the two girls will do once they meet again after about 17 years.

My new buys!

Every Little Step

I’m a HUGE BB fan and NE fan. I am intrigued to see what his side of the story will bring.

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This book is VERY popular on book tube and in the world right now. I look forward to reading it soon. Have you read this one?

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Book Review: Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout


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Title: Lux Consequences ( Opal)

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Pages: 395

My Copy: Paperback Bind Up of 2 Books

My Rating: 4 Stars

My Review:

I am really enjoying this series very much! Katy, a girl who moved to Virginia with her mother after the death of father tries to make friend. After seeing her neighbor who is just the most cutest and arrogant, Katy develops a crush and a new friend, Dee. Damien is the boy she wants to know more about even though he’s a real jerk. Katy notices something different about Dee and Damien that she just can’t put her finger on until its too late. I won’t give out any spoilers because this book is a series. I highly recommend this series to everyone!!

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A Lost Post On A Monday


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Happy Monday! I know that it’s been a while, but I am here. Thanks to the new subscribers that have subscribed to my blog. I have been reading a book by Nicholas Sparks and it is my first book. It is a slow paced read for me but I am really enjoying it so far. Right now, the main character Russell, is going through a lot and he feels like his life is upside down. I am kind of feeling the same way, but I know it will have a happy ending, lol. Has anyone read this book?

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I am really  liking it. This book is 481 pages and I started it last week. My ADD or the fact that it isn’t grabbing my attention as I’d hope is allowing it to be slow,but good. So, what are you currently reading? What page are you on?

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Book Review: The Geography of You and Me By: Jennifer E. Smith


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Publisher: Hachete Book Group

Page Count: 337

Genre: YA (Young Adult)

Date Started; 2/28/17

Date Ended: 3/4/17

Purchased: Library Book Sale

Rating: Plot 3 stars, Characters, 3 stars, Ease of reading 5 stars.

Quote from Book: ” The Postcards stopped coming.”

My Review:

This was just an okay read for me. It reminded me of a generic Dear John with a bad ending. I wasn’t a fan of this one like I am with other books that this author has written.

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Book Review: Mindset: Te New Psychology of Success by Carl S. Dweck, PhD.


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Publisher: Penguin Group

Page Count:245

Genre: Motivational/Self-Help

 

Date Started; 2/20/16

Date Ended: 3/o1/17

Purchased: 9th Street Book Shop (Located in Delaware)

Rating: Plot 4 stars, Characters, 4 stars, Ease of reading 4 stars.

Quote from Book: ” You have to decide what kind relationships you want”

My Review:

This was a good book. In fact, it was so good it took me almost two years to finish it. Who wants to read a book about change when are stubborn to do so? After reading this book I realize that I had changed some for the better and there are still some areas of improvement.

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Book Review: Mini Van Man by John S. Semis II


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Publisher: Amazon

Page Count: 22

Genre: Thriller

Date Started; 2/18//17

Date Ended: 2/18/17

Purchased: Amazon Kindle

Rating: Plot 5 stars, Characters, 5 stars, Ease of reading 5 stars.

Quote from Book: ” Sorry I missed our date.”

My Review:

I really enjoyed this short story. It makes me not want to date online ever again. This story was very suspenseful and crazy at the same time. I had no clue what was going to happen. I subscribe to a lot of authors on YouTube and I have always been a fan of John’s page, so when he wrote this story, I just had to have it. Now, he’s writing a novel and I can’t wait to read it. Please subscribe to ” Johnthebookishgnome” you won’t regret it.

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Book Review: Love The One You’re With By: Emily Griffin


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Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Page Count: 330

Genre: Chick Lit

Date Started; 2/24/17

Date Ended: 2/28/17

Purchased: Library Book Sale

Rating: Plot 5 stars, Characters, 5 stars, Ease of reading 5 stars.

Quote from Book: ” Just think, if all goes well, the family already likes you.”

My Review:

My friend Becky on book tube aka YouTube ( subscribe to Becky Ford)  recommended that I read this book. I am really glad that she did. This was my first book written by this author and I must say that I loved it! It was interesting to see how one can be married, but still think about an ex boyfriend. The ending of this book really got because I wasn’t expecting someone to do what he did. I recommend this book to anyone.

 

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Checking In


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Happy Tuesday!!

Today is a somewhat great day for me! I am still sick with the flu, but I have been reading my behind off guys let me tell you. Over the next few days I will have book reviews posted. I am beyond happy that I am doing well with my reading this year. What has been going on since my last post? Well, school has started and I’m now in my second week. This quarter is tough, but I will make it through. I also got my drivers license too! I know it’s been a long time coming, but I am happy that now I can buy a car (once I find a steady job). That has been what’s going on with me. What’s new on your end?

My Current Read

 

This Girl

I am LOVING this book so far! I am still early on maybe 21 pages, but so far so good. I have a full review soon. What are you currently reading?

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PhD Life


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Hey Readers! Happy Saturday!

This Saturday is filled with the anxiety and excitement of yet another quarter in the Ph.D life. Yes, classes start again on Monday and I am being optimistic about the next 11 weeks. It will be a GREAT 11 weeks! My goal is to work hard and stay ahead as much as I can. I always get this exciting feelings when the quarter comes underway. I’m having a new professor, meeting some of my old friends and even making new ones again.  Some may say that online learning is not real learning, but I beg to differ. It makes you somewhat teach yourself. I enjoy the Ph.D program that I am in

My Next Classes

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Let me tell you, this picture is how I feel my next round of classes will be. I am taking a class called Tests and Measurements and Writing A Quality Prospectus! The second class that I mentioned is getting me prepared for my dissertation. The Dissertation or the ” Big D” as I call it is a research study that you do on your own where you pick your own topic and then have to defend why you chose this topic and what your findings will be. This part of the journey is the most daunting and longest part. While, I’m ready to get finished, I am learning to enjoy and trust the process nonetheless. In the class I will choose a research topic and write a prospect which can be up to 3 pages. Once that is done I have to find a chair to work with when its time to start my dissertation. See, that is just one class. The other class Tests and Measurements will just prepare for the different types of testing and assessments that go on with doing a study. It should not be too bad, but we shall see. I am feeling a bit overwhelmed, but I know that I will be fine. Are there any other college or Ph.D students out there with me? Trust me, I know the struggle is real. But, we got this! We gon make it.

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Book Review: How To Get Out of Your Own Way by Tyrese Gibson


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Title: How To Get Out of Your Own Way

Author: Tyrese Gibson

Publication Year:2011

Pages: 274

My Version: Kindle

My Rating: 4 stars

Review:

This was my first book that I’ve read by Tyrese and I must say it took me a while to get through it. What I mean is that I’ve had this book on my kindle since it came out and I’m now just reading it! I think it was time to read this book as I have been having some reflections and feeling about my own life. This book spoke to me in a way that my friends or family never will. I was able to relate to a lot of what Tyrese is explaining in his own life dealing with an addictive parent, siblings and wanting to get out the hood. I can respect his advice toward teenagers, women and men for that matter. In this book, the author was able to ” keep it real” and ” tell it like it is” to his readers. He gives some the truth to the game, learning about yourself and how to handle yourself in all situations especially business. His confessions of his life made me tear up because I feel like I’m going through what he had once been through. I highly recommend this book to those who may not know the answers at the time. Maybe you are just in your own way.