Thursday, December 15, 2016

Hello Everyone!!!

Hey everyone!  Sorry I have been slacking a bit lately with the reviews!  The weeks before Christmas break are really crazy and busy weeks so I wasn't able to get much reading in.  I'm hoping to get through several books in the next few weeks!

With that being said, I have been getting an unreal amount of requests lately!  And, while I am a pretty fast reader, there is no way I can get through all of the books and still have a job and a personal life! Lol!  I absolutely love reading and the last thing I want is for it to become a dreaded chore instead of a wonderful hobby.  Life is way too short to read a ton of books that I'm not enjoying.  So, I will give every book that I receive a fair chance, but if I am really not enjoying it at all I will put it aside.  I don't want to waste time reading a book that I will end up having to write a negative review about.  I have way too many books that people have sent to me to spend too much time on one that I am not enjoying.

I want to thank each and every author and publisher who have taken the time to send me a book!  I am so blessed to have the opportunity!  I appreciate every one of them, especially the physical copies because I recognize the cost of sending them to me.  I try to get to those first, if possible.

Thank you to all of my blog readers!  I really am such a blessed person!  I'll try to get back to reviewing more books soon!

Thank you!!!

Monday, December 5, 2016

1123 Hard To Believe Facts by Nayden Kostov

Goodreads Summary

A compilation of the most interesting and verified facts, suitable for a broad audience. This is the result of years of sifting through history and reference books on a myriad of subjects as well as searching the Internet and paying attention to the news. 

Most trivia books are insufferably boring. This book promises to be different, packed with interesting, educational and fun ingredients; it seeks to entertain as well as challenge. It will provide you with never-ending intellectual ammunition for a lifetime of dinner parties. You will amaze your friends and family by recounting to them that the greatest Chinese pirate of all times was a woman, or that herrings use flatulence to communicate! 

The book will be your strongest ally in combatting social awkwardness and will arm you with plenty of icebreaking pieces of trivia, suitable for any occasion.

My Thoughts

My son and I love random facts.  We are always sharing crazy, weird, or just simply random facts with each other.  So, when I was contacted about reviewing this book, of course I said yes!

I read it during a nine hour trip out of town for Thanksgiving.  It was a great way to pass some of the time and I loved reading some of the facts to my son every few minutes.  Some of the facts I actually had heard before!  However, most of them were new to both of us.

If you enjoy random facts, this would be a great book for you.  I certainly enjoyed it!

*Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.