Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space by Tim Peake

Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space by [Peake, Tim]4 Stars

Honestly speaking, I had no idea who Tim Peake was prior to reading Ask an Astronaut. I’m now a fan. This book was written really clearly and felt like I was just sitting there having a conversation with him. The questions are done in a chronological type of way starting with liftoff in the beginning through the ride home at the end.

I learned so much that I never even thought to ask. The information contained in this book is thorough and often entertaining. I had no idea that astronauts are required to know Russian. It makes sense, but wasn’t something I had ever thought of before. This book would be a great addition to anyone’s library. Reading this expanded my knowledge and made me want to pick more books up about astronauts. Completely fascinating.

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I received an advance reader copy of this book that I have chosen to review.

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Cowboy Up by Harper Sloan (Coming Home #3)

Cowboy Up (The Coming Home Series Book 3) by [Sloan, Harper] 4 Stars

I’m so happy after reading this one. Cowboy Up redeemed this series for me after almost DNFing the last one. Clayton is the strong silent type and he’s the one I loved the most. He’s been a strong support for his siblings over the years. He’s an alpha with a bit of a darker side, but the way he takes care of Caroline is everything.

This book was a bit different from the other two because it had a bit of a mystery thrown in that really amped up the action. I think this added so much to the story that I hadn’t expected.

Then there was that epilogue…I LOVED it! Epilogues are very popular in this genre but it isn’t often that we get an epilogue from 15 years later. It made the Davis family story feel completely wrapped up in a way that was comforting.

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I received an advance reader copy of this book that I have chosen to review.

 

Lexi Ryan Cover Reveal!!!

I absolutely love Lexi Ryan and have been craving reading a new book from her.

This is the blurb for The Wrong Kind of Love coming in February.

From New York Times bestseller Lexi Ryan comes a sexy new romance novel about a runaway bride, a single dad who’s sworn off love, and the kind of family secrets that can threaten to break even the deepest bonds.

You never forget your wedding day. Or the moment your twin sister pukes on your bouquet and confesses she’s pregnant . . . with your fiancé’s baby.

I wanted to get away, to hide until my heart mended. I found myself in a strange town with a mysterious stranger whose talented mouth and hands almost made me forget it was supposed to be my wedding night. 

Afraid to go home to face my broken life, I pretend to be my twin so I can take her job in Jackson Harbor caring for a six-year-old girl. Imagine my surprise when I find out my new boss is my mysterious stranger—Dr. Ethan Jackson. 

I never meant for Ethan to discover my secrets. I never meant for them to matter. But the longer I work with him and his sweet daughter, the harder I fall, and the clearer it becomes that I’m not the only one carrying a secret that could tear us apart.

Get ready to fall for the boys of Jackson Harbor in Lexi Ryan’s sexy new contemporary romance series. These books can all be read as standalones, but you’ll enjoy reading them as a series!

The Wrong Kind of Love will be releasing February 12, 2018.

Kiss Kiss Bang by Sidney Halston (Iron Clad Security #3)

Kiss Kiss Bang: An Iron Clad Security Novel (Iron-clad Security) by [Halston, Sidney]4 Stars

One thing I love is when a series of books is truly standalone and I can just jump in anywhere and not feel lost. Iron Clad Security is a great example of that, because I had never read a Sidney Halston book prior to Kiss Kiss Bang but I  was able to read this with no sense of loss. Even better is that I actually want to go back and read the other books that are earlier in the series.

The chemistry in this book was real and I LOVE good chemistry. Joey was such a great character and had pretty much every trait I love in a hero. My favorite moments were those where he was interacting with Livie’s daughter Sophie. His immediate love for her was swoonworthy. I had a harder time connecting with Livie. I’m not sure why but it wasn’t enough to detract from the book. I look forward to reading more from Sidney Halston.

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I received an advance reader copy of this book that I have chosen to review.

 

 

Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know by Mike Lowery

Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know by [Lowery, Mike] 5 Stars

This is an absolutely fun book with funny little doodles combined with out of this world facts. I enjoyed this a bite at a time though it would be easy to plow through it in a very short time if one wanted. I think a very wide range of people could love this book as much as I did. It’s a joy to look at and very entertaining too. I’m starting a list of gifts to give to people that you don’t know what to buy… and this is going on that list.

So many of the facts were so incredible that I wanted to fact check them. I didn’t check every one, but from what I did I didn’t find any that seemed incorrect. Consider this book if you need a little break in your reading. I certainly enjoyed it.

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I received an advance reader copy of this book that I have chosen to review.

Cells Are the New Cure by Robin L. Smith & Max Gomez

Cells Are the New Cure: The Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs That Are Transforming Our Health by [Robin L. Smith, MD, Max Gomez, PhD] 5 Stars

I don’t usually read non-fiction, but when I do I want it to be both informative and hopeful. This book is so much of both that I hope a followup is written in a few years once the various studies are starting to wrap up.

I am definitely a layperson but I do enjoy medicine & science. For the most part this book was easy to follow and understand. A few of the concepts were a bit beyond my grasp, but I still understood the “why” of what was going on even if I didn’t understand exactly “how” things worked. What is important about this book is that it made me excited for the future of medicine. Of the 11 most recent deaths in my family 8 were from cancer and 2 were heart disease. Incredible research is being done on both of those diseases with many of the things they are doing sounding more like science fiction than real life.

If you enjoy science or medicine you should definitely try this book out. I found myself starting conversations with people about the topics I read in this book because the information is too good not to pass on.

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I received an advance reader copy of this book that I have chosen to review.