Book Review (Earned By The Billionaire)

Book Review

“Earned By The Billionaire” by Shani Greene-Dowdell

This book is a standalone with Nayberry Publications. I was excited to finally sit down and read this book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Kayla and Rusty. Rusty surprised me a lot. I found a lot of myself in Kayla. I love the spunk and drive she has. It was a very exciting read. Shall did an excellent job in bringing the characters and story to life. While I’m glad it was a standalone, somehow I want to know more about Pam. Want her to find love. I enjoyed the read. Great job Shani!!!

RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Book Review (Red Room)

“Red Room” by India Norflet

This book is fire! I enjoyed it from start to finish. The characters came to life which is always important. It wasn’t as predictable as some. I loved that I didn’t know who she would end up. I know who I wanted. I nice fast read. I was done in a couple of hours. Great read! ⭐ ⭐⭐🌟⭐

Book Review (Undisclosed Desire 1 & 2)

“Undisclosed Desire”  by Falon Gold

I read each book in a day. Both books had some good points and a few bad ones. Both I can visualize as movies. 

Book 1:

I really enjoyed this book. This book has all the things a good romance billionaire novel should have. I enjoyed getting to know the characters. I  saw myself in Malisa’s shoes (minus the triplets LOL). Yes, big brother and all. What made this stand out was the humor that also laced the pages. I found myself roaring in laughter as if I was sitting there in Mama O’s house.  There no doubt the author put time into making her characters look and feel real.  Slightly predictable ending, but a few turns tip get there. Great book and didn’t take long to read.

RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Book 2:

While this book had a lot of the same humor and love. It was a bit more serious. Yes, I laughed and cried work them too. I could feel the pain. I understood the loss and anger. Ending a bit less predictable. Overall a good book as well. 

RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Movie Review (Fate Of The Furious)

Movie Review:

“FATE OF THE FURIOUS”

I will try my best not to deliver too many spoilers in this review.  There will be some.  So if you haven’t seen it, you may want to wait.  Just a heads up!

I finally got the chance to see the movie today.  I was too excited.  Let me tell you, it sure did live up to the hype too. I enjoyed every minute of the movie.  Everyone lived up to the their acting levels.  What really impressed me was how they bought almost everyone into this movie.  Some had small roles, others, bigger roles.  I was excited to see how they would proceed without Paul Walker.  To say I was impressed is a small feat.  They kept the fast driving in play with some running and a lot of fighting.  What I loved was how EVERYONE came together for a common goal.  You don’t have to like each other to respect someone’s skills or for you to come together to get to the end result.  I mean they bought Owen AND his mother back in this one.

What broke my heart was the loss of Elena.  I do wish they would have found a way to keep her in the series.  I was impressed how Shaw interacted with the baby.  Baby?  Yes, Elena had a baby.  Of course I’m still trying to calculate the time frame and that’s the one thing that’s not really adding up right now.  Other than that, the cute lil’ baby boy pulled at my heart strings.  It was enough to make me smile a big smile.  The reason for Dom going against his team was a vital one.  I like how he played it. I love how the whole plan was thoroughly thought out.  Kind of reminded of Furious 5.

Overall: Great movie.  Well written and filmed.  Enjoyed every moment.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

TV SERIES REVIEW (DC Legends of Tomorrow)

​TV SERIES REVIEW

“DC Legends of Tomorrow”

A few months back I saw “DC Legends of Tomorrow” on Netflix. Of course I was intrigued. I watched season one in a few days. Just a few days ago I finished season two. Man oh man!
Just like season one, I was hooked pretty quickly. The episodes were jaw dropping, riding the edge of your seat awesome. When I tell you it had my feelings and emotions all over the place, they were ALL over the place.  The show had some pretty good twists and surprises that bound to keep you on your toes. The acting was great. The time periods they traveled to were pretty good too. I enjoyed the fairly fast pace of each of the episodes. The season didn’t end worth much of a cliff hanger, but just enough to let you know that there is another season. 
Overall: Great job. Well written scripts and good acting. I give them ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Surgery & Health

I like to be as transparent as possible with my readers. While I do keep things private a share a lot of other things in my life. With that being said, today I want to talk about some health issues. We all have a health issue or two. 

Some of you that have been around a while know I’ve had ankle issues for a while. My doctor said I walk on the side of my feet and that was causing majority of the problem. Sure, I can assume a number of people have that issue. However, combined with 15+ work days on my feet didn’t help matters. 

I had a very great doctor that helped with that and was able to avoid surgery. To be perfectly honest, I think my ankle injury stemmed from when I was in 5th grade. I was down in Hayneville, AL and it was homecoming. I pushed by a girl that was trying to get a now later. Yes, one piece of candy. The result was the float, both tires, ran over my ankle. From then on for some reason, that’s the ankle I always injured. Even now, I’m extra careful. 
Needless to say, I was coping with the ankle very well. Guess what happens next. I started having knee pains. I believe it was a slow progression. It got to the point where I was was taking 800mg motrin to stave off the pain before work. Then came the day it wouldn’t loosen up and I couldn’t walk far without holding on to something. That brings me to where I am today. Where is that? Laying in bed, walking with a crutch, soon a cane. What the doctor found in my knee is a torn cartilage and some arthritis. 
I’ve never been one to shy away from surgery or even brag about it.  I know that not every surgery is easy. I also know surgery isn’t for everyone. This month has taught me so much about not just myself, but others as all.  As I prepared for my surgery I begin a weight loss push. I don’t knock what everyone is doing, but what worked for me was appetite suppressant. I lost 7 lbs in 3 weeks! More that all the other diets and exercise forms. Yea I’m a big girl, but I’m okay with that. I’m working on those things that need to be changed. All in all progress is progress. 
Surgery is huge for anyone. One thing someone told me was that anytime you’re having surgery it’s a big deal. As nonchalant as I portrayed to be, I was, am, glad for the unrelentness support. I say all this to say, support those around you. Yes, I have family and close friends, but everyone is not so fortunate.  Some get nervous and down right scared.  So while some breeze through with no problems, others are not so fortunate. Keep your ears open, don’t just hear, but listen. Encourage and be a support for them. 

Dream It List It –April

DREAM IT LIST IT

APRIL

“LEARN NEW THINGS”

  • Never lose your sense of wonder
  • Learn to identify the constellations
  • Learn how to hand bind books
  • Learn to swim
  • Learn secret spy skills
  • Learn how to deal with difficult people
  • Learn to whistle with your fingers
  • Learn tai chi
  • Learn more about your business
  • Learn calligraphy
  • Learn to roller skate
  • Learn sign language
  • Learn how to make small talk with strangers
  • Learn a foreign language
  • Learn how to sew with a sewing machine
  • Learn to bar tend
  • Learn some basic carpentry skills
  • Learn to rock climb
  • Learn Hebrew
  • Learn to read braille
  • Learn a magic trick
  • Learn how to be a storyteller
  • Learn CPR
  • Learn some dance moves
  • Learn how to invest in stocks
  • Learn Shiatsu massage
  • Learn reflexology
  • Learn how to play poker
  • Learn to ride a horse
  • Learn something about everything
  • Learn word carving
  • Learn pinhole photography
  • Learn Short hand
  • Learn to water ski

This is a very short list of some things you can learn.  Pick and choose from the list.  Add some things to your list.  Let’s start learning!!!!!!!!!

Skipped Writing Session

So, I said I was going to write more.  Do more blogging, more poetry writing, starting on some short stories.  But because I’ve been kinda under the weather so I’ve been slacking.  Still my ‘punishment’ for not doing it is to write about it.  Weird right?  Yes, I know, but guess what, I’m writing!!!

5 Reasons I skipped my last writing session:

  1. Too tired from working my day job.
  2. Need to finish my BOM.
  3. Don’t have anything to write about.
  4. Need to unpack
  5. Need to schedule post

On the outside those kinda seem like good reasons.  Yet, in reality, let’s see why they are not.

  1. Yes, I work 9 hours a day, but I wrote more when I was working 12-16 hours a day.  I can take a nap and write after the nap.
  2. I can start my BOM early and stick to my reading schedule.  BOM should be done prior to the end of the month.
  3. I work in retail, I always have a story to tell.  Go people watching.
  4. Unpacking is an excuse.  Can write when I take a break.
  5. Post should be scheduled at least every other day as to not get behind.  Post can help with writing ideas.

So, now that I’ve completed the assignment, I’m going to go do some more writing!!!!  Remember writers, stop making excuses and just do it!!!!

Event Review (Mack Fashion Show)

Mack Couture Fashion Show

Spring into Fashion

Last Sunday I attended Mack’s Fashion Show with spring fashions. This event was held at the Gallery on Macon rd. Your host, Jessica & Onterio Gates held a great event. They showed some great fashions for spring.  A number of designers showcased their clothing. The styles ranged from formal to casual. I enjoy all of their shows, but this one was by far the best of them all. I think it not only represented fashions for everyone, but to me, it represented who Jessica and Mack Couture is. 

Again, fabulous job. Great host. Great clothing. I give this event ☆☆☆☆☆