Books, Oh Book Reviews Galore

This is a blog post all about the latest greatest books that I’ve had my hands on. I’ve been trying to figure out how in the world I’m going to get all of these books proper attention on this blog by the end of the year. Well, the only way to do it…is to give you one heaping blog post filled with a book reviews. I enjoyed reading all of these books. These books are not all related.  All of these books were given to me in exchange for an honest blog review, but as always that in no way shaped my opinion. 

Calm Mama, Happy Baby

This is a very good book for any mother to be. Hang, it’s good for a mother like me dealing with a little Fuss Box named Zeva! It is filled with practical and actually common sense tips to help a mother become that Calm Mama.

I don’t know about you, but I struggle with being that Calm Mama. I don’t deal well with kid stress (at least when it’s coming from my own kids.) I told you….I’m doing everything I can get a calming grip on this whole Mother of Three role down pat.

The Dragon’s Boy

Jimmy’s Review:

The main reason I like the book is it is exciting. I liked when the boy was acting like a man.I like that it is a long book with 12 chapters. This is an action packed book.
I didn’t like that the boy’s father was really sick. I didn’t like the fact that the boy’s father hid that he was the dragon the whole time. I didn’t like how the boys was careless and didn’t properly take care of the dragon.
I personally feel this is a good book. I feel kids in my age group would enjoy reading it too.

Happy Women Live Better


This book is one of those self help books that makes you do a lot of thinking about your actions and decisions you make in your life. She breaks down many factors of our lives into categories and even defines them completely. I feel this book was drawn out more than it should have been. I personally can understand why the author makes many of the statements and assessments she does. I don’t necessarily agree with all of them though.

I’m on the fence regarding whether or not I really liked this book per say. It’s definitely not one that I’ll remember reading for the long haul. If you read it, please give me your input on what you think.

Work in Progress


This is such a great romance. I totally loved reading this book. It is filled with some totally amazing characters. I felt like I was really a part of their life. I love when an author has the ability to do that.

I was able to escape my own realities for a while reading a wonderful book. Since romance is not a top priority for Del right now, this is very important that I get to read it in my books. (Del is a romantic when he’s able to be one, and I treasure that trait about him. I miss it, but he’s got a huge stress role with his work.) So, for me reading romances reminds me of the times that Del has been my Mr. Romance.

Playing  House: Notes of  A Reluctant Mother


This book is about a mother who struggles with mental illnesses, and becomes a mother. Considering I fight some severe depression stages, I thought I was going to be able to relate to this book. Honestly, if it had some type of order to it, I may have been able to do it. Unfortunately though, the author is all over the place with her writing. (That’s honestly one of the reason’s why my own personal memoir hasn’t hit the book shelves yet…I’m just as guilty of this type of writing when I’m trying to share my own story.)

So, I tried several times to read this book because I desperately wanted to enjoy it. I loved the concept. I loved what could have been a great book. I wanted to rewrite it in a more orderly fashion. It’s amazing how I can do that with other people’s works of jumbled up writing, but I can’t do that with my own book. I guess it’s a case of having an outsider’s viewpoint that changes things.

Stag Hunt


Last but definitely not least… Stag Hunt by Laura DeLuca. She has become one of my favorite authors. I’ve written several book reviews for her already. I enjoy where her books take me. She has such a wonderful imagination.

I may not believe in any of the things her books cover, but I can still appreciate the imagination that goes into writing books about these topics. (I guess that’s why I still watch shows like Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and now Witches of the East End.) They all fascinate me because I know someone has to write these wonderful stories. They are all about magic and fights of survival. They also talk about having the chance to be with someone eternally.

That is this weeks long list of book reviews. I feel like I just spit out a huge mouth full of information. See, I read books from all different ranges. I have PLENTY more book reviews coming between now and the end of this year. So many of them are wonderful additions to your reading list!!


What have you been reading good? 

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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

2 comments on “Books, Oh Book Reviews Galore”

    • I personally did not read this book, but Jimmy states is a really good book. It must have been because he listened to it being read to him on the Kindle from start to finish without an ounce of complaint.

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