Explains the topic in a short and easy to understand way. The graphics are great too. I love how this book makes a complex topic fun to read and boils various points down to a few very simple concepts.
Highly recommend this to young readers as well as adults.
Visually beautiful book, with great layout and gorgeous pictures.
Author uses their own way of grouping (dogs for beginners, good mixers, dogs with talents etc.), which I don’t really mind. It’s perhaps more descriptive, but can be misleading, since it reflects one persons bias or opinion.
The book is geared towards helping people decide which breed is right for them. I like that it goes into activity level, personality, grooming and training requirements. These are important aspects to consider before adding a dog to your family. I don’t think that this book accomplishes its goal. It’s just too brief, lacking important details or glossing over other points. It is also not complete, as the selection presented is missing many breeds. I found it odd that the selection of breeds includes so many obscure and largely unknown breeds. These obscure breeds would be difficult to find, and very expensive, so it doesn’t make sense to me to present them in a book that aims to help you find the right pet dog.
It’s a good story, but the writing is not great. There is no real flow. Sentences seem abrupt and disjointed, which felt jarring and kept me from sinking into the story. I also did not like the anthropomorphizing by the author, like describing a dream the horse Hap had, and the horse being frightened by the dream, as well as a bunch of other thoughts and feelings he supposedly had. It’s fine, if it works with the plot and writing, but in this case it didn’t. The majority of the book reads like a textbook: factual and detached, so the sudden attempts at a fictional writing style, by describing thoughts and feelings of the horse, just don’t seem to fit, and don’t seem believable.
I’ve read several book by this author, and “Starterwife” is one of my favourite books of all time. I enjoyed reading “Been There, Married That”, but it wasn’t quite as good as “Starterwife”. The plot is a little crazy, but so are the author’s other books. They aren’t stories straight out of real life, and I like that. Read this book if you are looking for a fun escape from your real life for a few hours. Grab a cup of tea, or a glass of wine, and enjoy some over-the-top characters and out-there storylines. I enjoyed it, and found it time well spent. And I think you will too.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a free copy of the book to review with my honest opinion.
Thank you, Netgalley and Montlake Romance, for providing me with a free preview copy of this book. This is my honest opinion and review.
Soooooooooo good. Wow, I loved this book from the first page. I just finished reading, and am basking in the warm glow the story created. I have not read the other books in the series. Each can be read alone, but now I definitely want to read them all. I love discovering a new favorite author, and J.S. Scott has definitely secured her spot on my faves list. The book is just so right: The way the book starts, from the first sentence on. The characters, the way they talk to each other, the pace of the story, the way the author sets the scene and describes everything. Absolutely everything about this book was just exactly right for me. It’s so rare that a book feels so perfect, where there isn’t even one little thing, where the reader wishes for a bit more detail, or a little less of something. You know, where you skim or skip a few pages to get back to the good stuff.
I received a free ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This book is one of the best books I’ve read on the topic of zodiac signs for these reasons: * lots of information, given in a compact and concise manner * the description of the star sign I was born under was bang on, This should be an indication that others are just as accurate. * So much more than just zodiac signs in this book. I love some of the other sections, like the 20 Tibetan Keys to Happiness, crystals and chakras.
This book is well worth reading, jam packed with useful information, detailed enough to be valuable and practical, but short enough to be enjoyable to read and easy to absorb. I bookmarked and highlighted a ton Of pages, and I always find the total number of those are directly related to the value I get from the book..
At first, I was confused. This book seemed scattered, abrupt, and non-cohesive. I decided to keep reading, and am glad I did, because about halfway through I finally got it. The book starts with the author getting dumped by his gf, without understanding the reason. The pictures and text reflect his mood, thoughts and feelings. Starting off on his bike trip, he is confused, hurt, and a bit lost, trying to make sense of getting dumped. As the trip goes on, he starts to turn his attention outwards, starts noticing scenery, people and sights. At this point, the text gets more descriptive and detailed, reflecting the author processing the end of his relationship and making peace with it.
This book is brilliant. In less than 90 pages it says more than many 400+ paged novels. I felt the authors emotions leap from the pages. Such a short and deceptively simple work, yet so deep and rich. I’m very glad I was given the opportunity to read and review a free copy provided to me through NetGalley.
Soooooooooo good. Just finished reading and wish I had about a dozen sequels lined up to devour. This book grabbed me from the first page and took me for a wild ride. It’s the kind of book where writing, plot, characters, setting, everything really, works together so perfectly that the words I read convert to a movie in my head. This is a pure joy to read at any age, and I’ll be looking for more books by this author.
I read all night, nodding off once in a while in the early morning hours, and woke within a few minutes still clutching the book. I’m completely speechless. This book is unlike any I have ever read. It gripped me from the first page, and would not let go. In fact, still won’t let go. I am compelled to read book 2 in the trilogy immediately. Even writing this review feels like it’s taking too long and keeping me from starting the next book. I can’t imagine how this story continues, but I’m sure there will be more jaw dropping moments. How often do you have an out loud reaction to a book you’re reading? I don’t often have that happen, but this had me startle at my own voice saying: ‘OMG’, ‘Are you (bleep) kidding me?’, or gasp. I’m completely speechless, and can’t put into words what this book does, but I can tell you it brought the strongest reaction to any book I’ve read in years. It’s a one of a kind author, an incredibly well written book, a very intelligent story, easy to read and spellbinding. I give this 10 out of 5 stars. Now please excuse me while I download ‘Tooth For Tooth’, the second book in the series.