Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Oil Painting Essentials

oil painting essentials is a great book with wonderful pictures! This book has a lot of wonderful pictures, but it doesn't include some tips and tricks to oil painting. This book also focuses on tonalism more than anything else. This book is great for starting to learn more about oil painting, but it isn't great for someone who has been painting for 10+ years. Overall great book for starters. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

College Rules!, 4th Edition: How to Study, Survive, and Succeed in College by Sherrie Nist-Olejnik

College Rules!, 4th Edition: How to Study, Survive, and Succeed in College
Publisher-  Ten Speed Press
Pages- 336
My rating- 5 of 5 stars
 Reviewer- Stephanie

College Rules! Is a great tool that I will take with me to college in the fall. Everything was very well written and explained!

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This updated classic gives students the tools they need to successfully transition from high school to college, avoid rookie mistakes, and set themselves up for academic success from day one. 

College can be the most exciting time in your life, but it also throws you into the deep end, with new academic and social responsibilities often seeming impossible to juggle. College Rules!will save you time and trouble, setting you up for academic success from the get-go. Whether you’re graduating at the top of your high school class or returning to college as an adult, this updated and expanded edition offers practical advice on how to successfully transition into college. Including tips and strategies that won’t ever be taught in lectures, you’ll learn how to:

- Study smarter—not harder
- Use technology in the classroom
- Choose an app for every occasion
- Excel at time management [Read: Balance homework and parties]
- Stay motivated—even in those “yawn” classes
- Plan a manageable course schedule
- Interact effectively with profs
- Become a research ace—online and at the library
- Survive the stress of exam week
- Set yourself up for stellar recommendations

With sad but true stories that teach tough lessons the easy way and inside scoops that provide advice based on actual research,College Rules! will help you make the most of your college years.


05/19marked as:currently-reading
05/19page 100
05/19page 336
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Delano in Hollyhook by Cameron Glenn

Delano in Hollyhook
Title and Author- Delano in Hollyhook by Cameron Glenn
Publisher-  Howling Wolf / Ravenswood Publishing 
Pages- 366
My rating- 4 of 5 stars
 Reviewer- Stephanie

Delano in Hollyhook is a fantastic read! The characters are very well developed and have an amazing journey, which includes magic and an epic adventure! I would recommend it to anyone looking for a book that will leave you thinking.

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Delano Farnsworth is one of the few ‘lucky unfortunates’ chosen to receive an invitation to the magical Camp Hollyhook. After he arrives, however, he quickly discovers that not is all as it seems. With his new camp friends the ‘quirky’ Jackie, the ‘dour’ Lenore and the ‘lonely’ Wheeze, Delano seeks to uncover the sinister true purpose of the camp, as well as learn about his missing parents who abandoned him when he was three, his kidnapped uncle as well as his own self and destiny.


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Choked by Cameron Glenn

Title and Author- Choked by Cameron Glenn
Publisher-  CreateSpace
Pages- 168
My rating- 5 of 5 stars
 Reviewer- Stephanie

Choked was everything that I expected and even more! This very quick read with developed characters and a wonderful storyline! I would recommend this to anyone who loves "The Catcher in the Rye" and "The Great Gatsby".

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It starts out as kind of a hybrid between "The Catcher in the Rye" and a YA version of "The Great Gatsby" but then becomes it's own type of little thing, providing an overall interesting read. The basic setup is that Kent wants Chole to be his girlfriend.


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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Loot By Chris Keane

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Loot: Chris Keane

Publisher: Pennant Collective
Page Length: 36
Rating: 3.5/5 
Reviewed By: Cayla Douglas
       This story was an OK read. The setting is creative as well as the character motivation. I got a Goonies vibe from the story giving me a nostalgic feel as I read. The characters are a little cliche, but not to the point where they came off boring. I enjoyed the backstory of the Aunt and the nephews I wish it was brought up a lot more. My problems for Loot stem from the fact it’s only 25 pages long. If it had been longer it would of been fantastic! More story time would have added more room for the creativity I’ve seen while reading it.The suspense at the end of the story had me biting my nails, and the ending was unexpected. Loot is a worthy read.

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