Saturday, March 23, 2013

Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt BOOK REVIEW!!!




Title: Going Vintage

Author: Lindsey Leavitt

Published: Bloomsbury



The book starts off with a girl named Mallory cleaning out her Grandmother's home since her Grandmother is moving. As Mallory goes through a box of old notebooks ( I understand the value of a good notebook!) she finds one which contains old lists. Now there is something you should know about Mallory, she is a list maker and who do you think she got it from? Anyways back on the subject she finds this one list that sticks out to her and it's a list of things to do before finishing high school and it was written in the 1960's by her Grandmother.
Fast forward a little bit to the night Mallory is hanging out with her boyfriend (this takes place before the finding of the list which has me wondering why the book even started with the finding of the list) they are just hanging out and making out while Mallory's boyfriend talks her into doing a paper for him. Mallory say yes then asks for food in return, while her boy friend is getting food Mallory moves over to his computer to write the paper. Before she even starts on the paper she notices some things on her boyfriend's computer which leads her to believe that he isn't being faithful. Mallory leaves little hints that she knows then grabs her things and leaves the house.Rumors on the story's version of Facebook called Friendspace begin and the truth gets twisted.
Go back to the part were Mallory finds the list. Mallory is holding that list as everything plays over in her head. Then she thinks about her Grandmother when she was in high school and with the things on the list things "oh how simple things must have been back then, I wish they were like that now." And so starts Mallory's quest of Going Vintage and her side quest at finding a steady. Mallory makes the vow to complete everything on the list while channeling the 1960's complete with no use of anything that wasn't use in the 60's. NO CELL PHONE!!!!!



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Thoughts:I will start off by saying that I love the cover of this book and even though people say to not pick a book by it's cover let's face it we all do at some point and this is one of mine. This book was a bit boring and dragged a bit in the middle also some characters were a little lacking while others were fine. Though this book was not for me it might be good for you this is just my own opinion.


                                                     

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Saint Patrick's Day! A History!

Also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious holiday. The day is named after Saint Patrick who is the most commonly recognized of the patron Saints of Ireland. St. Patick's Day was made an official Christian Feast day in the early seventeenth century and is observed by several different churches especially the Church of Ireland.
The Day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. The day is also to celebrate the heritage and culture of the Irish.
There isn't much we know about St. Patrick's early life but what we do know is that he was born in Roman Britain in the fourth century. His Family was a very wealthy Romano-British family. St. Patrick's father was a deacon and his grandfather was a priest in the Christian Church.
When St. Patrick was Sixteen he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and was taken captive to Ireland as a slave. St.Patrick later fled from captivity to the coast, where he boarded a ship and returned to Britain. As soon as he returned he joined the Church in Auxerre in Gaul and studied to be a priest.
St. Patrick himself said that in 432 he was called back to Ireland as a bishop to Christianize the Irish from Polytheism. After nearly thirty years of Evangelism St. Patrick died on March 17,461.

THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT SAINT PATRICK'S DAY!!!

1. The original color to be associated with St.Patrick was blue but over the years the color green and it's association with the day grew.

2. The shamrock was used by St. Patrick to explain the Holy Trinity to the Irish.

3.St. Patrick's Day wasn't placed on the calender until 1600's by the Catholic Church.

4.St. Patrick's Day didn't become an official public holiday in Ireland until 1903.

5.The first St. Patrick's Day festival was held in 1996 and in 1997 the festival became a three day event.

6. In the 1798 rebellion, to make a political statement, Irish soldiers wore full green uniforms on March 17th in hopes of catching public attention.





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Monday, March 4, 2013

Look Alike Book Covers! PART 2

I just go nuts when I see a picture used more than once on books or else where. I swear I continue to see this one picture of a hooded guy on books covers...this guy has got to be on at least 30 book covers. Down below are some more look alike covers that I have found and a special surprise!

Come on I know this braid!



























Come on guys I know a lot of beautiful horses to take pictures of!

















The drips are different but the idea is the same.












What the heck people!









Putting it out of focus doesn't make it different!
















Ok and now the HUGE surprise you all have been waiting for!
So I was reading a magazine today and I ran across the Easy cover I mean an advertisement for Splat hair color!




















Sunday, March 3, 2013

Little Book of Hindu Deities by Sanjay Patel BOOK REVIEW!




Title: The Little Book Of Hindu Deities

Author: Sangay Patel

Published: Plume



During my Pagan studies I was given the task of studying the Gods and Goddesses of the world. I jumped right into this task by going to library and bringing home an arm full of books most of which you will not hear about but I already had this one on my shelf. I started to read this one right away and I knew that I was going to love it from the moment I set eyes on it a year ago in the book store.
The book is meant for children so it's easy to read and VERY easy to learn from it also has very cute pictures in it which drew me to the book in the first place. The pictures are so darn cute that I wish I had a poster of them so I could put them up on my walls.
The books starts it's lesson with the God Ganesha and with each new page is a different God or Goddess. The book even tells you about the Animal Gods and tells you why they are worshiped. Haven't you ever wondered why Indian people never eat beef? Well this book will tell you why and it also talks about the planets. I will say that if you are looking for a quick read that will teach you something new then FIND THIS BOOK!



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Some of the cute pictures inside!






















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