The Mailbox Post June 15th to 20th

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Good Morning everyone. Its probably going to be a busy crazy day today because I am doing the last little bit of cleaning up and laundry before family arrives in town and I still have to get Michael dress shoes and a hair cut for his grade 6 graduation that is happening on Monday.

We have one more hockey game left and then 3 vs 3 is done until the fall and on top of that its Father’s Day weekend so happy father’s day to all the dads out there.

Alright this week is a little crazy in books but I was at chapters recently and they had a buy 3 and get the 4th one free and it was pretty much anything in the store so I took advantage of this promo with my friend Jennifer who I meet up with every Friday morning at Starbucks.

This is what came home with me:

Between the Lines has been on my radar for a little while now and I decided to pick it up. 

Off The Pages is the companion to Between the Lines. Both books look incredible with the colored font and illustrations.

I picked up The Diviners because I got approved for the netgalley of Lair of Dreams the second book and I have been hearing amazing things about the series.

Finally the last book is by a local Montreal author, John Farrow and its City of Ice and I picked this up because my friend, Jennifer is working on something and this author might be involved so we both want to read his book.

So once again this is what I bought. What did you get? Do any of these interest you? Are you a compulsive book buyer like me?

The Mailbox Post June 8th to 13th

Its hard to believe its that time of the week for another mailbox post.
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Mailbox Monday will no longer be hosted monthly by different bloggers.

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Good Morning everyone. I hope you are all enjoying your Saturday.

So as you can already see I have broken my  book buying ban. Ya I know, bad Cindy.

Anyways lets get into the books shall we:

These were actually bought when I got back from NYC and BEA on two different occassions:

  • Secret Brother by V.C Andrews
  • Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
  • Lets Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
  • Boo by Neil Smith
  • Love Fortunes and other Diasters by Kimberly Karalius
  • The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings

What did you get this week? Have you read any of these?

I am editing this because I got two books in the mail for review. I’m not quite sure when they were delivered because they were in a bin on my front steps.

Thank you DK Canada for sending these two my way:

aircraft the no time to cook book

The Mailbox Post June 1st to 6th

Its hard to believe its that time of the week for another mailbox post.
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Tynga's Reviews

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Mailbox Monday will no longer be hosted monthly by different bloggers.

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This has been my first week back from NYC and BEA. What a week its been. Thankfully Monday was a ped day for my son so I got to chill with him and then Tuesday I was the parent volunteer for my son’s class as they had a track & field event at another school then the rest of the week I was back at work.

For some reason I always have a hard time re-adjusting myself back into my normal every day life when I come back from NYC. I do have to say that it was good for my mind, body and soul to get away for the week. As crazy as NYC and BEA are I always find it a bit theraputic. Does that make sense?

This week I am showcasing two books I bought just before I left for NYC.

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Since coming back from NYC I have decided that I am going to put myself back on a book buying ban until at least July/August when I go to the USA for vacation. I usually like to hit up B&N when I am there and if there is anything I really want I will get then otherwise I am going to aim for the fall.

 

Review/ The Girl On The Train

Review/ The Girl On The TrainThe Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Published by London Publishers on November 20th 2014
Pages: 241
Source: Book Bought
Buy on Amazon

A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.

I have heard alot of good things about The Girl on The Train and I was always tempted to pick it up when I was at chapters but I would always put it back because of the price. The price of the book was what bothered me because I knew it would be a book I wouldn’t end up rereading. Then I happen to see it at Costco for almost half the price I knew that was my sign to pick up the book and read it.

I was a little unsure because its being compared to Gone Girl a book that I really enjoyed reading. Honestly I have to say it started of slow for me and I wasn’t sure I was going to like this but once I got over that little hump OMG it was amazing. I loved the book and I could see why its being compared to Gone Girl.

The Girl On The Train has three narrators: Rachel (who is an divorced alcoholic), Megan (a lady Rachel sees on the train ride into London daily) and Anna (her ex husband’s new wife). You would think having three narrators to be a bit confusing but its not and looking at the book you would think it was sort of like a diary because you have a morning and evening entry.

Rachel begins her story in early July of 2013 and then Megan begins her story a year earlier from Rachel’s. Rachel’s is more current and Megan’s offers a little bit of a history of her character. It was nice getting that little bit on her. Then Anna comes in about 1/4 of the way through.

I am going to state right off the bat that I wasn’t a fan of Anna. I didn’t like her from the beginning and how she was always on Tom about Rachel. I honestly can’t blame Rachel because she did lose her husband to Anna because of the affair she and Tom where having. Gradually towards the end I started to like her but not very much.

Rachel was a train wreck waiting to happen and it was a story line you just had to read to watch it unfold. Yes Rachel is an alcoholic and she doesn’t deal with things very well but due to the emotional abuse she was going through do you blame her? I can’t imagine what it would be like to be told you will never have children especially if you really want one. With her problem with alcohol she basically has to hit rock bottom for her to see things aren’t that great.

I have to say that I was beginning to think that perhaps in one of her drunken states she might have had something do to with Megan’s disappearance because of certain things that had happened and this was when the book got really interesting and things began to unfold.

I was speechless when it got to the point that things were coming up. I had not seen that one coming and I think I literally sat there with my mouth open in shock. At this point I was unable to put the book down and spent the morning rushing to finish it up because I needed to know what was going to happen.

If your looking for a fun and thrilling read then I have to recommend this. Yes it starts off slow but once you hit the half way mark you will be engrossed in the book and unable to put it down.

The Mailbox Post May 18th to 23rd

Its hard to believe its that time of the week for another mailbox post.
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Tynga's Reviews

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Mailbox Monday will no longer be hosted monthly by different bloggers.

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Good Morning everyone. I hope you are all have a good start to the weekend. Its going to be busy here as I begin the last minute shopping and packing for NYC. I leave Tuesday morning. I am so excited.

This week I do have some books that I bought. Ya I know, why did I buy books when I am leaving very soon to go to a book convention etc. I am weak what can I say.

Here is what I bought this week:

This is the first book in the Rusk University series.
This is the second book in the Rusk University series.
This is the fourth book in the Selection Series.
Love Tanya by Tanya Burr is her first book and she is a British youtuber. CLICK ON THIS TO SEE HER YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

I have to edit this to say that I ended up getting my Book Depository order. I wasn’t expecting it to come in this week because they said 5 to 8 business days so I was pleasantly surprised that the came in. Both books aren’t available in Canadian book stores yet and I really wanted to read them. The two books are by British YouTubers that I watch on a regular bases. They are:

All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher is scheduled to release in Canada August 25th, 2015. CLICK ON THIS TO SEE CARRIE HOPE FLETCHER’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

The Glam Guide by Fleur De Force is scheduled to be released October 6th, 2015. CLICK ON THIS TO SEE FLEUR’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

This is all the books I got this week. What about you?

Mini-Review/ In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age

Mini-Review/ In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital AgeIn Real Life by Nev Schulman
Published by Grand Central Publishing on September 2nd 2014
Pages: 256
Source: Book Bought
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Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Computers, Dating, Entertainment & Performing Arts, Family & Relationships, General, Interpersonal Relations, Love & Romance, Media Studies, Motivational & Inspirational, Performing Arts, Popular Culture, Psychology, Self-Help, Social Networking, Social Psychology, Social Science, Television, Web

From the host of MTV's #1 show Catfish comes the definitive guide about how to connect with people authentically in today's increasingly digital world.IN REAL LIFE: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age As the host of the wildly popular TV series Catfish which investigates online relationships to determine whether they are based on truth or fiction (spoiler: it's almost always fiction). Nev has become the Dr. Drew of online relationships. His clout in this area springs from his own experience with a deceptive online romance, about which he made a critically acclaimed 2010 documentary (also called Catfish). In that film Nev coined the term

Do you know what “Catfish” means? A catfish is someone who pretends to be someone they’re not using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances. Have you ever lied about who you were online?

Nev Schulman, the host of the MTV show Catfish, was a victim of a catfish and this is his personal story. I have been a fan of the show for quite some time now and each and every time I watch it I shake my head and wonder how people can do this to other people? Why do we have to lie about who we are?

In 2007, Nev fell victim to a catfish. With the help of his brother and a friend they tracked down his catfish and discovered that she was a middle aged woman. They turned this into a documentary that ended up being a hit at the Sundance Festival and from their the show was created.

The book touches on his own personal experience as well as his favorite parts of the tv show along with some advise on how you should and shouldn’t act online.

The book is broken down into three sections: Catfishing: A Primer, How to Live and Love Online and How to Live and Love Offline too. Within the book are emails, text, photos and so much more that add to the book. I think this book is really aimed at the teens/young adults instead of my generation.

This was a pretty quick read and I did enjoy reading it. I have never been catfished and I think thats because I am a pretty cautious person when it comes to that because I have been taught if its too good to be true then it probably is.

The Mailbox Post May 11th to 16th

Its hard to believe its that time of the week for another mailbox post.
The hosts of the mailbox memes are:

Tynga's Reviews

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I know I really need to stop buying books but its so hard not too.

Every Friday I meet up with a friend and we go to our self defence class and then afterwards we hit up Starbucks to catch up on the week as we both usually have a lot to talk about or to rant about and it feels so good to talk to someone who completely understands what your going through. After that we usually walk around chapters and pick up some books.

This week I went a little over board and got:


This one is for Michael because he enjoyed the first two books in the Platypus Police Squad Series.

The City and Midnight Crossroad were 2 for $15 so I decided to take part in that promotion. I enjoyed previous Dean Koontz books in the past and I would like to continue reading what I missed and the same thing goes for Charlaine Harris’s books.
I have been trying to borrow this one from the library and there is a waiting list and I figured it was easier for me to buy the paper back to read and the borrow the rest when they become available. This will probably come with me to NYC to read on the train.
I was walking past the children’s section to look for Michael’s book when I spotted this and I have to say the cover really caught my eye and this picture doesn’t do the book justice so I had to pick it up.
Finally the last book has been on my wishlist since Pam from https://twitter.com/bookaliciouspam mentioned being her agent. I figured if Pam was her agent then the book must be really good so when I saw it on the shelf I went ahead and picked it up.

I also got a super cute tote bag, some more owl note cards that were on sale and some metallic tattoos.
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So yea I went over board once again, I know and bea is in 18 days, did I really need to go and spend that money on those books?

Have you read any of these? What did you think?