My Own BookTube Channel | First Video!

I have a very exciting news for you guys! the title already tells you what it is but anyways, I created my BOOKTUBE CHANNEL! FINALLY! ❀ πŸ˜€ ❀ 

Guess the name… guess… it is Enthralling Dimple! Surprised? Nope? Okay… πŸ˜›

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I was so nervous while uploading the video. I worked really hard for this idea. Go check it out. Don’t forget to subscribe, like, comment, and share! πŸ˜€

❀ Link to my Booktube Introduction video! ❀

❀ Link to my Channel- Enthralling Dimple ❀

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Happy Reading! πŸ™‚

 

ARC Review | Being Lovers by Rachel Carrington

Being Lovers

 

Title: Being Lovers (Discovering Emily, Book 2)
Author: Rachel Carrington
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Publishing date: 18th December, 2015
Published by: Rachel Carrington

My Rating: 4/5 stars Β 

 

 

*ebook received from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review*


Synopsis:

Escaping my past has become a full-time job for me. Ever since my boyfriend died, I’ve been running from somethingβ€”his father, a hired hitman, the truth. If I didn’t have Adam, I don’t think I would have survived. He’s become my lifeline.

It only took us weeks to fall in love. Yes, it was quick, but love doesn’t tell time. At first, it might have been two desperate people coming together, but now, I know it’s real. I wish I could say we’ve lived happily ever after since. But there’s a price on my head.

Protecting me from a sniper has become Adam’s sole purpose in life, and I hate that our relationship is surrounded by guns, blood, death, and lies. Add betrayal to the mix, and I begin to wonder if what we’ve found, this unique bond we share, will last.

One thing is certain. Someone is trying to kill me, and losing Adam will do just that.


My Take:

I talked about how much I loved the format of summary and I am glad that it is continued. I complained about insta-love in the last book, that is the first book of the series, Connecting strangers. In this book summary there seems to be a kind of explanation in the words of Emily herself.

It only took us weeks to fall in love. Yes, it was quick, but love doesn’t tell time. At first, it might have been two desperate people coming together, but now, I know it’s real.

Okay, but still not acceptable. Anyways this book is much better than the last book. In this book we get a lot more action, well, the action in the last book was more in the bedroom but here we get real action. Finally Adam gets to put his cop skills to use. I was much impressed by Adam in this book.

In this book their romance doesn’t overshadow all the other aspects of the story like in the first book. I feel like all the complains that I had about book one was solved in this book. The author has really gotten the potential of the book out. Even if you haven’t read the first book, this will still be easy to read. I think it does better as a standalone because then you don’t have the first book to compare to.

Even if you don’t read the first book, you won’t be missing much because the second book does a good job for both of the books.

The ending will keep you perched on the edge of your seat, the climax is going to give you an adrenaline rush. The supporting characters’ stories is also explored in this book and they are not just the convenient, god send creatures that they were shown as in the first book.


Why would I pick it up?

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To make up for the disappointing first book in the series.

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Review | Connecting Strangers by Rachel Carrington

Connecting Strangers (Discovering Emily Series, #1)

 

Title: Connecting Strangers (Discovering Emily, Book 1)
Author: Rachel Carrington
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Publishing date: 21st July, 2014
Pages: 214

My Rating: 3/5 stars Β 

 

*ARC received from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review*


Synopsis:

Getting close is dangerous…

He’s too close, and I start to fidget, needing to keep my hands busy so they won’t grab hold of his shirt. Because that’s what they want to do. Draw him closer. So I can Inhale his scent. Taste his skin.

I didn’t run because I was in an abusive relationship; I ran because my soul was being crushed. I’d forgotten how to live, how to be happy. Running out of gas in a small town, I catch the eye of the local sheriff when the very last thing I want is to come under the scrutiny of the police. I left my boyfriend with blood on my hands, and I know as soon as the wound heals he’ll come looking for me.

Adam Madison draws me to him so easily I can’t even pretend to fight. And the closer we get, the more combustible we become. I’ve never experienced such passion or power. My need is as great as his, but I’m sure he’ll walk away from me once he knows my secret. No other man would stay.

I’ve had enough complications in my life. I’m not looking for more, and that’s exactly what Adam isβ€”a sexy, magnetic complication with secrets of his own. And with my ex on the hunt, I can’t risk bringing him down with me. But he won’t leave…even when vengeance could kill us both.


My Take:

This synopsis is just perfect, perfect to rile you in, to sell the story to you; and the cover, as pretty as they come. The synopsis is written in first person format, quite unusual. The heroine herself is summing up her story, how intelligent is that. πŸ˜€

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I think the insta-love, too much luck and convenient placing of supporting characters is too easy for my taste. You get out of an abusive relationship, that too by shooting your guy and in a few hours, while on the run, fall for a sexy cop, the first guy you meet. That’s not how life works, dear, nope.

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How convenient that she runs out of gas in a town where lives the sexy hunk of a cop and a diner owner, Francine, who just up and ups our heroine. Providing her with food, bath, and a place to stay. She could have won a lottery at this point.

After an abusive relationship people need to get themselves together, Emily should have been trying to jot a plan down on what she was going to do instead she keeps daydreaming about Adam. I felt like the author didn’t understand the after effects of an abusive relationship. Unless you were the one being abusive you won’t be moving on in a few hours.

Francine was too giving, you don’t go around bringing strangers in your house just when you see them sleeping in your parking. That’s the trait of stupidity, that’s how you get mugged.

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I would have really enjoyed to see the relationship between Emily and Adam develop slowly, with Adam supporting her emotionally and helping her heal her emotional scars.

Emily doesn’t have anybody she can call family, her parents died, no siblings, no relatives. Her hanging on to Mark even after him being abusive to the extent of insanity is understandable, other than that all her feelings and reactions are questionable.

I would have liked the book more if the story with Mark was explored more. It felt like a convenient plot starter and then it was pushed aside to present to you a tale of luck and convenience. I feel like the author explored the wrong aspect of the story.


Why would I pick it up?

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In the hopes of it making sense to me.

 

Review | Happy Birthday, Chris P. Bacon by Len Lucero, Kristina Tracy

Happy Birthday, Chris P. Bacon

Title:Β Happy Birthday, Chris P. Bacon
Author:Β Len Lucero, Kristina TracyΒ 
Genre: Children’s Book
Publishing date: 24th November , 2015
Published by: Lifestyles
Pages: 32

My Rating: 5/5 stars Β 

 


Synopsis:

Chris P. Bacon is one remarkable pig. Born with malformed hind legs, he was taken to a veterinarian to be euthanizedβ€”but luckily, that vet was Len Lucero, who saw that the little guy was special. Chris P. went home with Dr. Len and within a matter of weeks became an Internet sensation and a media darling, winning thousands of hearts all over the world. Before long, he was a famous author, too!

In Chris P.’s first two books, Chris P. Bacon . . . My Life So Far and How to Roll Like Chris P. Bacon, readers watched him treat his pals to ice cream cones, decorate the barn for a hoedown, bake a batch of Pigs in Mud cookies, and much more. Now he’s backβ€”and it’s his birthday! He is turning two, and, boy, is he excited. He can’t wait for a day full of fun, friends, and family (and grapes and Cheerios, of course!). Follow Chris on his big day, starting with his morning rounds on the farm, where he shares his contagious happiness with all of his friends. Watch him prepare for his big party, and finally join him in the celebration and see what his furry and human friends have to say about Chris’s first two years as everyone’s favorite Pig on Wheels!


My Take:

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When you combine real life stories of animals with beautiful illustrations, kids love it. This is the story of a little pig, Chris P. This piglet is born with malformed hind legs and is takenΒ to a veterinarian to be euthanized but the vet Len Lucero takes him home.

He builds a cart for him, like a wheelchair from his son’s toys. It is Chris P.’s 2nd birthday and he is very excited, so are all the animals and humans invited to his party. The story covers the day as he waits for his party and everyone talks about how his little lovely, courageous heart has affected them.

The book has lots of colorful illustrations that makes the reading experience more fun. The pictures of real Chris P. is included in the end of the book. After looking at the pictures did I realize that Chris P. was real. Apparently he is a YouTube sensation and also an author! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€


Why would I pick it up?

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For the cute little hero! πŸ˜‰

 

Review | Medieval Diggers and Dump Trucks by Riley Weber

Medieval Diggers and Dump Trucks

Title:Β Medieval Diggers and Dump Trucks
Author:Β Riley Weber
Genre: Children’s Fiction, Picture Book
Publishing date: 24th July, 2014
Published by: Riley Weber
Pages: 33

My Rating: 3/5 stars Β 

 

 


Synopsis:

Medieval Diggers and Dump Trucks.


My Take:

This is a book about a King who wants to build a moat around his castle. He wants it so much that he invents or builds a excavator/ digger and a dump truck out of wood.

Now, kids aren’t going to think about why any metal wasn’t used. It might be the fact that metals weren’t that known in the time. This story just tells us about a King who wanted a moat and built big machines and equipments to build a moat.

The people of the kingdom are very proud of what their King has achieved and the King is happy with the moat. All well and happy in the kingdom.

How the wooden machines work is not told but then again it’s a children’s book. Good for a fun read, not much to learn though.


Why would I pick it up?

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For a quick read.

Review | The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

The Night Before Christmas: The Classic Account of the Visit from St. Nicholas

 

Title:Β The Night Before Christmas
Author:Β Clement C. Moore
Genre: Classic, Children’s Fiction
Publishing date: 16th December, 2014 (first published 1823)
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 9

My Rating: 3/5 stars Β 

 


Synopsis:

Once upon a time, children imagined St. Nicholas as a stern, skinny bishop who was as likely to dole out discipline as Christmas presents. But thanks to the anonymous publication of the poem “Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas” in the TROY SENTINAL in 1823, a plumper, merrier St. Nick was born, transformed into the sleigh-riding, chimney-diving, jolly old elf we now call Santa Claus.


My Take:

I remember reading this last Christmas and I only got around talking about it one year later.

This is a classic Christmas read. I am so glad that I read this. There isn’t much for me to say that’s going to be any different from what a lot of people have said.

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I didn’t read an illustrated version but there are lots and lots of illustrated versions available by various illustrations.

This is one of the books that can be read as a tradition every Christmas. I really enjoyed reading this.


Why would I pick it up?

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As I said, “can be read as a tradition every Christmas.”