Top Ten Books I Read This Year 2017

Hello Everyone,

Here are my top 10 books I read this year.

 

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The clan of the cave bear by Jean M. Auel.

 

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Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.

 

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Death’s Mistress by Terry Goodkind.

 

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The Complete Chi’s Sweet home part 1 to 4 by Konami Kanata.

 

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March books one to three by John Lewis, Andrew Ayden and Nate Powell.

 

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Luna by Garon Whited. This is the best Science Fiction book I have ever read.

 

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The Luxe by Anna Godbersen.

 

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As you wish by Cary Elwes, Joe Layden and Rob Reiner.

 

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Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

 

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Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake.

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

 

 

 

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Top Ten Worst Books I Have Read This Year 2017

Hello Everyone,

This year I have read 516 books this year. 300 ebooks, 100 printed books and 166 audio books.

 

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So lets count down my 10 worst reads this year.

 

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Roseblood by A.G. Howard

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Carve The Mark by Veronica Roth.

 

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Four Princes by John Julius Norwich.

 

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Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.

 

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The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory.

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When Beauty Tamed The Beast by Eloisa James.

 

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The dinosaur lords by Victor Milan

 

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Swarm By Scott Westerfeld.

 

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After Alice by Gregory Macguire.

 

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Sweet bitter by Stephanie Danler.

 

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

 

Adult Fantasy Book Review: Hiddensee By Gregory Maguire

Trigger warnings for suicide, rape and gay content.

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Pages: 283

First line: Once there was a boy who lived in a cabin in the deep woods with no one for company but an old woman and an old man.

About the book:

In this imaginative novel rooted in the rich soil of early-nineteenth-century German Romanticism, beloved New York Times bestselling author Gregory Maguire twins an origin legend of the famous Nutcracker with the life of Drosselmeier, the toymaker who carves him.

 

My thoughts:

Wow. Was this book based on sex of all kinds? *Thinks about it* Yes, it was pretty much the theme.  So those who love the original story of the nutcracker this book is not for you. I will wait to make sure you don’t read any farther. I am going to leave a happy meme down below before those who can and do not want to read the rest of the review.

 

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So anyways back to the book review. This is a retelling which a walnut is compared to a woman vagina and the nut cracker stand  for a man’s penis. Through out the book there was a lot of sexual content and when I say a lot I mean 75%.  We only get the nutcracker story in the last three chapters.

I gave this book 3 stars out of 5 stars.

 

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

 

 

 

 

December Ebook Haul 2017 Part one

Hello Everyone,

We are currently 39 followers away from the next giveaway.

 

First I am going to start with the harlequin reward ebooks I got with my points.

 

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I got Sleepless in Manhattan by Sarah Morgan. First book in the For the love of Manhattan series.

I got books 9 and 10 of the Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber.

 

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I got books 7 to 9 in the blossom street series by Debbie Macomber series.

 

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I got special edition Christmas on Crimson Mountain by Michelle Major.

 

Now on to the books I bought this month. I am pretty sure I bought a lot of them.

 

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I am number Four series book 1 to 3 by Pittacus Lore.

 

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Because it’s Christmas by Debbie Macomber and Sheila Roberts.

 

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Christmas Wishes by Debbie Macomber.

 

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Country Bride by Debbie Macomber and RaeAnne Thayne.

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Mistletoe & Mayhem by Catherine Ferguson.

 

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That Summer Place by Debbie Macomber, Susan Wiggs and Jill Barnett.

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When Christmas Comes By Debbie Macomber.

 

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Risuko by David Kudler.

 

Book one to three of the dream of eagles series by Jack Whyte. One of my fave. King Arthur retelling.

 

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The Prince of Korin by Melody J. Bremen.

 

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Don’t Call me Kit Kat by K. J. Farnham.

 

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Last book is Elsker by S.T. Bende.

 

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

What is 2018 Christmas Advent Going To Be?

Hello Everyone,

It’s been a long time since I posted. I will be posting everyday with advent goodies.

So without further ado. Here is 2018 advent calendar.

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I bought it for 17.00 at pharmsave. My daughter and I are looking forward to diving into this baby.

 

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Giveaway Charmed Amora Candles 2017

Hello Everyone and New Followers,

I am so sorry that I have not been posting lately.  My youngest daughter for the first time had a allergy attack. We have to rush her right away to the hospital. After weeks of testing we found out she is allergic to pine.  So hopefully I will be forgive for my lack of giveaway not being awesomeness that I wanted to be.

I will be giving away one Charmed Amora candle to two lucky followers. I will promise my next giveaway will be amazing. But as my husband always says when life gives you lemons pray for limes.

Giveaway open to Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and USA. Can’t ship to PO Boxes.

Charmed Aroma Candles</

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway running till October 19. 2017

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

 

 

May Haul 2017

Hello Everyone and New Followers,

 

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I picked up Garnier Pure Control 24H Hydrating care Lotion. I love this product and I am waiting for my store to restock it.

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I picked up Clean & Clear Boost Morning Burst in Mango & Papaya Shower Gel. This product is no longer been sold.

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I picked up 7th Heaven Argan Oil Mud Mask. This is one of my fave. masks from this line.

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I picked up Dove fig deodorant.

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I picked up nspa Mango Shower Scrub. Not only does it smell like real mango. It’s is also cruelty free.

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I picked up two masks from the still spa essentials. I got Manoka honey and cooling eye mask.

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

 

350 Amazing Followers

Hello Everyone and New Followers,

 

we have reach 350 followers which means a giveaway is happening next month. It is going to be my fave. fall products theme. Mainly bath items.

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So thank you to everyone who took the time to hit the follows button. I will be back tomorrow with a product review.

XOXO

 

Samantha

 

Video Game Review: Return To PopoloCrois

Hello Everyone and New Followers,

We are only 2 followers away from our next giveaway.

I will also like to note that there will only be blog post on Mondays and Fridays till my camera is fixed and up and running again.

Type in the comments where you would like me store you would like me to buy the giveaway prize from.

 

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About the game:

It’s Prince Pietro’s 13th birthday, and all the people of PopoloCrois have come out to celebrate! But among them is a very special guest: Marmela, a representative from an otherworldly kingdom called Galariland. Her country has been ravaged by shadowy creatures who corrupt the soil, preventing crops from growing — and since this same phenomenon has been occurring in PopoloCrois as well, the king now seeks her counsel.

Her expert opinion? Prince Pietro should visit Galariland personally as an ambassador for PopoloCrois, to see the damage first-hand and learn all the ways the Galari people are fighting back. But once he’s there, he finds there’s no way home, and his princely name holds little sway over the long-suffering people of this new world.

It is up to you, as Prince Pietro, to make a life for yourself in Galariland while seeking a way home, doing everything you can in the meantime to cultivate the earth and new friendships alike.

A fantastical fairytale adventure awaits!

Price: 29.99

 

My thoughts:

 

I like the game but I felt it need a really big twist at the end. It was a really straight forward game with no real surprises.

It was easy to play as Story of seasons is.

Even when you finish the game you can go back and still farm.

 

I give this game 3 stars out of 5 stars.

 

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

GlamSense: Vichy Products Review Normaderm Deep Cleansing Purifying Gel And Anti Acne Treatment

Hello Everyone,

We are only 5 followers away from my next giveaway.

I was sent these products by GlamSense and Vichy for a honest review.

 

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$19.95 for 200 ml

Thoughts:

I found this cleanser was easy to splash off with water without the use of wetting a wash cloth. I have been using this product for 2 weeks and barely made a dent in it. Which is quite impress for someone one like me who washing my face morning and night. Since I go through a bottle this size in a month and half.  I notice I didn’t have a high amount of break out that normally do while using another cleanser.

I will be buying this one as soon as I finish this one.

5 stars out of 5 stars.

 

 

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$29.95 for 50 ml.

Did make my pores smaller?

No it didn’t.

Did it prevent pimples?

It might have but I think it was mainly due to the cleanser.

 

I really didn’t like this product at all it irritate my skin even though it was for sensitive skin. It also didn’t absorb in my skin and it would ball up after 5 mins of putting it on.

I will not be buying this product. I found that it was not worth the money.

1 star out of 5 stars.

 

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)