A Moral Dilemma by Zara Kingsley (relationships and cheating men)
Opening of the book, “I had to do it. He’d left me with no other conceivable choice. He seemed intent on driving me crazy, turning me into a dithering, pathetic, neurotic maniac. The lying toe-rag!” I would recommend this book to anyone who is a teenager mostly females. The author has a great sense of humor with juggling the many roles of each of the characters thought out the book. Becky thinks her boyfriend is cheating on her, and gets evidence on a camcorder. She doesn’t do the recording to catch Jeremy in a lie but the bar tender. What she discovers is all too real and her two girlfriends get her through the “watching of the horrific truth of him cheating on her. If you have been divorced you may enjoy this book, as my emotions seemed to become real with the character of Becky. Yes, ending a love relationship is all too well of something all readers can relate to. If you are not someone whom likes this type of subject matter of “cheating relationships,” please do not read it. This book brought back memories of my broken relationships in my past but the story was realistic and fun to read. I would think all teenagers would love this romance and break up book because learning how others deal with their disappointments is something great to know in real life. Quote: “I know that Jerry turned out to be…” “A lying cheating toe-rag?” © 2014 Jackie Paulson
Life Without Limits by Nick Vujicic (BOOK #1)
Nick Vujicic was born with no hands or feet. I had so many questions when I read his book. He is 27 years old in 2010 when this book was published. He was raised in a Christian home and has a younger brother (Aaron) and (Michelle) his sister. His goal in writing this book is to encourage others to overcome challenges and hardships so that they can “find your own purpose.” Nick over came so many obstacles with his (disability) which make us think and realize that to discover who we are meant to be and what we can share of our gifts to benefit others by his true story of overcoming the odds.
Quote, “You have to stretch beyond where you are to reach where you want to be.”
Nick was born on 12/4/1982 and the nurse told his parents he had a medical condition called “Phocamelia.” Nicks mother happened to be a nurse thus understood what the term meant. His father was in shock and denial the day Nick was born. Both parents were from former Yugoslavia which is called Serbia.
What encouraged me the most is the way he wrote about all of his life experiences and challenges he had to overcome. He had to learn not to depend only on his family to do things for him. He had a desire to learn to be independent of his family as he did not want that burden on them. When I think of all of the challenges and teenage struggles I went through and thought they were a big deal, I can see now that Nick’s struggles were far more challenging to overcome. It made me look back on my life and see that I was a typical American Teenager who wished this book was out back when I was in High School.
At the age of 24, Nick attended a California church for a speaking engagement and met one other newborn baby that day who was just like he was; born without limbs. That said, Nick is a public speaker, a Christian, and travels around the world to help others understand that we are all God`s Creation. This is what led Nick to realize his life passion to public speaking and helping others was his Life Mission given by God.
He finally met one other person “just like him” and he realized, “when I was growing up I had no one who shared my situation who could help guide me, but now (Daniel) has someone. I can help him. My parents can help his parents. He does not have to go through what I went through, Perhaps I can spare him some of the pain that I had to endure.” PAGE: 24.
The genre for this book is very inspirational, guiding, spiritual, and very thought provoking.
This is the second book Nick has published. I want to thank Blogging for books for a free copy for my review. Vujicic is pronounced Voo~yi~chich). His disability did not stop him from enjoying adventures, fulfilling and meaningful career, and loving relationships. His goal is to share with you the unstoppable power of faith in action that has helped him create his own good life.
Nick wrote this book as he was so inspired by people who asked him for advice and guidance in dealing with challenges in their own lives. The chapters cover topics that were asked of him the most and include:
* Personal crises
* Relationship issues
* Career and job challenges
* Health and disability concerns
* Self destructive thoughts, emotions and addictions
* Bullying, persecution, cruelty, and intolerance
* Dealing with matters beyond our control
* How to reach out and serve others
* Finding balance in body, mind, heart and spirit
Nicks desire is to help you and inspire you to overcome whatever challenges you face.
I love the photos from years ago until now in the middle of the book too. What a personal touch!
© 2014 written by Jackie Paulson All Rights Reserved
The BP Corollary by Rick Lacey
The BP Corollary is a novel written from two different viewpoints, when you read it you can decide which one you like best. If you wish to understand the PB tragedy and the organization of the world that only an authority a novel could give, then this is a great book for you to read.
The opening of the book, “Whenever a foreign corporation with investments and operations in the Americas engages in flagrant and chronic wrongdoing whether through overt act or negligence and irresponsibility to the actual or anticipated detriment of America, its people, or its resources the United States reserves the right to force said corporation to divest its American assets, make restitution for financial harms to America or Americans and to leave the hemisphere of the Americas.”
Prologue: April 20, 2010
The earth moved. The explosion and fire killed eleven men and would send the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform to the seas floor a mile below. The televised oil gusher 40 miles off the Louisiana coast would last an agonizing 87 days and devastate the ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico with 5 million barrels of crude oil.
Oil spread across the Gulf nearly 12,000 square miles, in the beginning. Before it was over the number sky rocked! The oil spread to beaches three weeks after the explosion. BP stands for British Petroleum, and lost over one hundred billion dollars. It’s obvious that the devastation had direct and indirect impacts on the environment and mother earth.
BP would disregard man and nature to engage in a cover up so daring, devious, and deadly that he decision to attempt it could only come form those few who are completely above the law. This is a topic I am very interested in, which led my reading this true story about the Oil Industry.
On April 21, 2010 Liam Camron comfortable in Captiva Island, Florida home felt the seismic wave from the BP Explosion, it was 6:00 am. His phone rings and a reporter said, did you hear about the tragedy at BP?
Not knowing what just happened…
There was an explosion on an oil platform under contract to BP Exploration in the Gulf of Mexico.
The reporter says, lives were lost, and the rig burning fast, the rigs name is The Deepwater Horizon.
Crew of a 100 men.
He knew who to blame or who the person to talk to was and did not want to tell the reporter his name because he signed a confidentiality agreement over ten years ago. Camron tells the reporter that you need to talk to Maximilian Thomas, go talk to him…a former BP insider. He also added, you didn’t hear this from me! Because he wrote a novel called “Involuntary Separation.” to show the world attention was needed to address abuses at BP. His prediction was right in his book and would tell the reporter why something this horrid would come to pass. After he hung up Camron then called Maximilian Thomas!
As I was curious I looked up the book “Involuntary Separation” I read that this is a book about murder in the corporate headquarters of an international oil company; a beautiful psychotic driven to revenge; one man’s obsession with stopping corporate downsizing . . . this is the thrilling heart of “Involuntary Separation.” Confronting one of the most consequential issues of our time, Involuntary Separation compels us to see what really motivates corporate downsizings and why we must stop them if we expect our great society to survive. In the end, 11 to 15 men are dead. This tells the reader that BP negligence, profit ahead of safety, corrupt corporate culture. Liam Camron climbed the corporate ladder and use to be VP of Finance for BP in America. Interesting enough Max worked under Liam and Liam protected him.
I enjoyed both sides of the story, one written in the 3rd person mostly and the other from the standpoint of a man in the first person. I did not think I would be interested in such a story about oil in America until I read it! Sometimes a person can learn more than can be expected and I sure learned a lot from this novel. I am not a “news: reader” so this information was a very new to me. Whether you read the news or not, this story will open your eyes to a new perspective on the Oil spill and one that the Big Wigs of America corrupted America.
© 2014 Jackie Paulson
This is a very realistic real story about drugs. The couple (Mr. and Mrs. Shuck) decided to grow pot in their basement and eventually after making a profit none the less, got busted! I say Hooray! The author wanted to share the story with the world in hopes to help others not make the same mistakes concerning selling illegal drugs. In the end they go to jail and the costs far out weight what they made in profits. Christine Shuck lets the reader know that she takes responsibility for her and her husband’s part in the matter, and that gives her the credibility. I wish this was a book all high schools were required to read because it shows the reality of how serious it is to sell pot. It also goes to court and the ins and outs of the judicial system which all teenagers need to hear and learn about. I am in the field of security thus my opinion of this book could stand to be very negative whereas the other reviews might not be. I am an advocate of a drug free world! With that said, it seems that the reviews are many for the War on Drugs and everyone should read other reviews on Amazon if they think they want to read this book. © 2014 Jackie Paulson
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