Monday, August 20, 2012

Viewer Discretion Advised Review

Viewer Discretion Advised was a fast paced book that kept my interest and made me feel like I got an insider's perspective on the media world. I really enjoyed that the author has experience in this field, so it gave the story more credibility as I know she knew what she was talking about.
It was a story that showed the cutthroat side of things and also talked about the personal lives of the characters and how their work affected them. I often wondered how much was based on Cindy's actual personal experiences or just things she had seen happen to others.
I truly enjoyed this book and am very much looking forward to the next one she will write!

CINDY ROESEL is an Emmy Award winning television broadcast journalist. After working for twenty years in newsrooms filled with ambitious backbiting adrenalin junkies, she's turning her experiences into novels.  Cindy lives in Miami with her shih tzu, Sassy.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Fatty Patty Review

First of all, I love the cover of this book! Even if I hadn't graciously been allowed to review it on the blog tour, I would have definitely been drawn to it.

I could definitely identify with the main character due to her weight issues, and I'm sure a lot of can! I think that the fact that she also judged others in a similar manner is also often something we all struggle with. 

This book kept me very interested. It wasn't too heavy a read which is great for me these days and yet it also made me want to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next to the characters as you get somewhat attached to them.

I'd say this book is a great read and would think most would enjoy it.

Kathleen Irene Paterka fell in love with writing (and food) at a very young age. By the time she graduated high school, she’d completed her first manuscript and she weighed 300 lbs. Though the extra pounds have long since disappeared, Kathleenstill carries the emotional scars of being a former fatty. FATTY PATTY was born from the cruel teasing she endured on the school playground. Kathleen is the author of numerous novels which embrace universal themes of home, family life and love, including the Women's Fiction series, "The James Bay Novels". Kathleen is the resident staff writer for Castle Farms, a world renowned castle listed on the National Historic Register, and co-author of the non-fiction book FOR THE LOVE OF A CASTLE, published in 2012. Having lived and studied abroad, Kathleen's educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Michigan University. She and her husband live in the beautiful north country of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Kathleen loves hearing from readers. You can contact her via her website at or follow her on Facebook at

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Monday, August 6, 2012

The Way Book Review

The Way was a fascinating book that I read almost in one sitting. It is purportedly a controversial book and I can definitely see why. The entire premise is what would it have been like if Jesus was really a woman in disguise? An interesting idea for sure and I'm not sure what I think about that.

However, I can say that Kristen Wolf is a very talented author. Her descriptions are incredible. I felt often that I was back in the exact time period and she brought many Bible stories I was familiar with to life, very vividly.

I really do look forward to seeing what her future writings may be about as I am very curious to see where she will go from here.

Kristen Wolf, 43, is a mother and writer living in the Rocky Mountains. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Georgetown University and holds an M.A. in creative writing and film from Hollins College where she was awarded a full scholarship.
As a child, Wolf grew up in a heavily forested suburb outside New York City with her parents, a younger brother, and an ever-changing menagerie of pet animals.
Both Wolf’s parents and grandparents passed onto her an avid love and respect for nature which explains the photos of Wolf posing with an ever-widening array of pets, including cats, dogs, guinea pigs, mice, quail, two raccoons, chickens, even a squirrel that lived in her bedroom! Needless to say, hers wasn’t the average American family.
Later, Wolf’s family purchased land in upstate New York and on weekends and summers lived like a regular Swiss Family Robinson, clearing the land, building fences, barns and, eventually, raising and tending cattle, horses, pigs, goats, chickens etc. This led to a very unique life for Wolfand her brother as they lived like farmers on the weekends and students in a suburban public school during the week.
Wolf credits her unique childhood for providing her with keen powers of observation, a passion for living things, unlimited curiosity, and a strong independent streak.
As an adult, Wolf has worked primarily as filmmaker and writer.
THE WAY is her first novel.
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