Trang by Mary Sisson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review it. I am so glad I did! While I am not a writer (as you can probably tell from my review), I am an avid reader, and was very happy to find this little gem among the many rough books I've received to review. The plot kept moving forward at a good pace. The writing was crisp, clean, and well edited. I was able to connect with the characters as they matured throughout the course of the book. I appreciated the straightforwardness of the writing, with no flashbacks, flash forwards, or other distractions. The product description provides a good glimpse into the story. In short, I loved the book and can't wait to learn more about Trang and the alien races, especially the White Spiders, in future books. Thank you, Mary Sisson, for such a pleasurable read.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Trang by Mary Sisson
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011
While stumbling along, I found this post on http://demandingjoy.com and had to re-post.
25 Lessons I Wish I Had Learned WAY Sooner
When I think of my younger, thinner, stupider self, I think, “Holy crap. If I knew then what I know now…” Well, here are some of the things I wish I knew then.
- 1 out of 4 people that you meet won’t like you. That’s really OK.
- Life isn’t fair. Most of the time it’s not fair in your favor, so don’t whine about life not being fair.
- Save your money.
- No one knows what you’re thinking unless you tell them.
- Perfectionism will kill you.
- You’re stronger than you think you are.
- You think that sexism and racism were in the olden days. They’re not.
- Comparing yourself to others is never a good idea.
- When someone shows you who they are, believe them. People are consistent.
- Develop critical thinking skills and use them.
- Never hide your intelligence from anyone.
- Trust your instincts.
- 80% of everything is irrelevant
- Spend WAY less time worrying about the shape of your body.
- Stay away from credit cards.
- There are lots of men who will be nice to you. Accept nothing less.
- Be nicer to yourself too.
- For the most part, it doesn’t matter what people think. Follow your own truth.
- No education is wasted. Drink in as many new experiences as you can.
- Pay your dues. Work hard.
- Networking is critical.
- Letting go of control is liberating. Try it.
- Don’t treat anyone badly. You’ll be surprised when they’ll pop up again in your life.
- Do what you love, not what you think you’re supposed to do.
- Don’t forget to enjoy your journey!
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
What a great month! Not only do we have summer left, there's also 2 excellent reasons to shop!
First, it's the grand opening of BabyPenguinCreations on Etsy! This shop is dedicated to the crafts of my 2 wonderful children, Claudia and Billy. A portion of all the sales will be used to fund their trips to Paris as a part of our school's 5th grade exchange program. I'm working on adding items daily, so be sure and check back often!
Second, it's a MEGA Promo Frenzy event and there are some INCREDIBLE sales going on right now as a part of our MEGA PromoFrenzy Team Sale. Right now there are 56 shops participating, with discounts ranging from 5%-30%! Both LaughingPenguin and BabyPenguinCreations are participating with a discount of 25% off all purchases over $10!
Finding these sales is easy! You can...
- ...do an etsy search for promofrenzyteam (if you're looking for something specific, include that in the search as well),
- ...follow this link to see all the stores participating along with their discounts...Be sure and go to the last page to make sure you get all of the shops :)
PaintedMemoriesByRos - 15% off these sections - BLANK CARD SETS, MATTED CARDS and FRAMED CARDS. She has some gorgeous cards priced very reasonably. No need to use a coupon code - the prices have already been adjusted
CrochetedbyCharlene - 20% off all orders - I ordered some of her facial cloths and LOVE them.
Impact Jewelry - 15% off all orders! I've been drooling over this button necklace for months!
Also, be sure and check out the shops of our fearless leaders...
- Galla15 (offering a HUGE discount of 30% off any purchase of $20 or more)
- Bloom and Bling (15% off all orders)
- GlitterbirdGlamour (15% off all orders)
- jQJewelryDesigns (15% off all items over $20)