I bought these cute figurines of Gandalf and Bilbo during a visit to Barnes & Noble, I was lucky because they had 50% off, and I paid only around $10.00 usd for both.
I put them in my desktop and they make me company while writing book reviews 🙂
Book Description from Amazon:
Carrie Mitchell is the perfect size zero. Her life should be perfect, right? Not quite. Carrie has problems accepting her looks like so many others. Will she figure out a way to come out of the shadows and accept herself?
Have you ever found yourself looking at one of those size zero models or that girl super skinny in the mall thinking “I wish I had her body” “Her life must be so perfect” “She’s so lucky”, well Carrie is one of those skinny girls (one of those who are not models) and she doesn’t feel that lucky.
This short story gives us a glimpse into the life of Carrie, her perception of herself and how she deals with it.
From the first pages I felt sympathy for Carrie, and it hurt me as I realized how things were not easy for her, I was really engaged to her story.
The only thing I would have preferred is that the story was longer, it would had been nice learn more about Carrie’s life (more depth in the “before” and “after”).
As this is a very short story I don’t want to give any spoilers, but overall I think it is worth reading it.
At the time this review was posted, More than a Shadow by Tony Rakestraw was free on the US Amazon Kindle Store, but as you may know prices in Amazon constantly change and may vary based on the territory, for that reason is important that you confirm the price before buy it.
As my main hobby is reading (plus I have lots of free time and love being surrounded by books), I usually go to the local library often.
Today I went to pick up some books and stop to see the books they had for sale in the shop.
I was lucky and found three books to add to my collection (total spend $ 3.56 usd):
– Animal Farm by George Orwell
– The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (I understand that a movie based on the book and starring Leonardo DiCaprio will be released soon).
– Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
All the books I bought, although used, are in very good condition, plus it seems like a good way to help and also save a few dollars.
I think from now on, every visit to the library will include a stop at the Corner Book Shop.
Even when this is a children’s book (and I don’t have any yet) I was curious about this Kindle book, after I started reading I got caught by the beautiful photos and the messages than appear in each page.
This book is about gratitude and be thankful, something that I think is really important to teach to children since early ages and also an important value than we must live as adults.
Something really nice is that the book is available in different languages in the Amazon Kindle Store (english, spanish, portuguese and even catalan) and a few moments ago that I visited the Kindle Store in US the four editions were free (the prices in the kindle books may vary by country and also can change at any time, is important than you review the price before any purchase).
I’m really thankful 😉 that I found this book, and I would love to share it with my nieces the next time I meet them.
Almost a year ago I watched on Netflix the indie movie “Once” and the thing I loved the most about this movie was the amazing soundtrack, Marketa Irglova and Gleen Hansard are great artists.
Today while I was looking for some piano’s songbooks in Amazon I wanted to listen this soundtrack again and to my surprise I just found out that the mp3 version is on sale at $2.99 USD in the Amazon store.
I don’t know for how long the offer will be available (and I think is only available for U.S. Customers), but If you enjoyed the movie and the music, this seems like a good opportunity to buy the soundtrack at a really good price.