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The Last Feast by Zeb Haradon

51Fv1ufEWOLI was intrigued by the description of this book –

“Jim, the only human still alive in the universe, lives his life on a small escape pod orbiting a black hole, where he survives by replicating himself and eating his clones. Before eating one of his duplicates, he entertains his meal by recounting the story of how he got here and how he managed to survive.”

That was all I needed to read before agreeing to give this book a review – which was sent to me for free by the author for an honest review. Honestly, I enjoyed the book – even when it was grossing me out.

This book has some twisted themes, so it’s not for the faint-of-heart. However, the disturbing things aren’t throughout the entire book so you can rest assured that you won’t spend the entire time on the verge of nausea.

I like that we get taken on a storied journey about how Jim ends up being the only human still alive. It gives the story its bones. It makes it an interesting read that keeps you flipping from page-to-page, not wanting to put the book down.

 

I definitely recommend The Last Feast to anyone that likes science fiction tales.

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Traveling Light by Nisha Paul

51vHBwln8AL._SY346_When was the last time you reflected on your life? Traveling Light is a guided journey through this reflection process, allowing you to practice self-discovery and invest more in yourself.

While this is a book that is meant to help you in your road to self-discovery, Nisha takes us on her journey of the same. That’s what makes this such a useful book – you get to see the author’s path, which allows you a visual of what can happen to you if you follow in her footsteps, or take her advice, anyway.

The first lesson of the book is to question your life experiences. Question everything, really. I can attest to the fact that questioning things is the way we learn. When we’re children, we don’t fear to ask questions, no matter how strange they may seem. Questions lead to discovery, plain and simple.

Each chapter of this tome delves into something like the above – happiness, love, trust and influence, loss and displacement, and journeying onward. You don’t have to travel across the world to discover yourself – but it doesn’t hurt.

Ready to find the things that make you happy and content, and allow you to lose those feelings of loss? Give this book a read. You won’t regret it.

 

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Everyday Crystal Rituals By Naha Armady

41MaKAEGDvLThis book… If you already use crystals or you’ve only been thinking about using them to better your life, this book will be a much-loved addition to your collection. I love it, and I have been through it twice so far.

Everyday Crystals Rituals is put together in a way that makes it easy to follow. It has the colorful stone photos you’d expect from a book about crystals. This helps you with identifying the crystals in your collection (because we all know after the first dozen you start to forget the names of some of them).

This book will help you with your love life, self-love, wealth, your career, and it will even help you enjoy your home life more. The book is detailed when it comes to each and every ritual. You won’t be confused, even if you’re a beginner in the fine art of crystal healing. You don’t have to be witchy, you just have to want to live a better life.

 

I received this book for free from the publisher for this honest and unbiased review.

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Super Easy Vegan Cheese Cookbook by Janice Buckingham

51BMbbX4zyLI love cheese. I am lactose intolerant. That means that cheese and my digestive system don’t work well together. If I want to avoid extra trips to the bathroom and embarrassing bodily noises, I have to pass on the cheese.

I was thrilled to get the option to review a cookbook on vegan cheese. I jumped right in and bought ingredients for a couple of recipes. While I love this book, I want to point out that making cheese, dairy-filled or dairy-free, is never actually easy.

The Spicy Nacho Cheese recipe wasn’t insanely difficult, but you need to make sure you follow the recipes exactly as they are if you want these cheeses to work out for you. I liked this cheese, but it doesn’t really taste “cheesy.” Some recipes will be more successful than others, though… and ingredients matter (the author may have picked different brands than I did, or used different vegetable sizes).

If you’ve been avoiding cheese because of dairy, for whatever reason, and you miss it – you should give the Super Easy Vegan Cheese Cookbook a try.

 

I got this book for free from the publisher for review purposes. This is an honest review.

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Gut Health Diet For Beginners by Kitty Martone

51GelW372zLI suffer from many gut issues, including IBS (irritable bowel syndrome, though I think it has a new name these days). I chose to review this cookbook (even though I already have too many cookbooks) because of the fact that I hoped I’d find some relief inside this book. I am, slowly.

The Gut Health Diet for Beginners is more than just a cookbook. It’s a guide that will lead you on the path to a happier tummy. It’s filled with recipes made with foods that soothe ailing stomaches and increase your overall digestive health.

OK, aside from the fact that this is a cookbook with a meal plan, some other things that set it apart from your typical cookbooks is that it includes information on how your gut works and how food affects your gut.

The recipes offer a little something for everyone. There are recipes that vegetarians and vegans can eat, there are recipes for meat eaters, there are smoothies, and there are even desserts. The salads, stir-fries, and soups are my favorite recipes.

I am looking forward to trying all of the ones that sound appetizing (passing on the seafood options). What I like most is that the majority of the recipes use fresh foods (like fruits and veggies without cans and freezers).

 

I received this book free from the publisher, and this is an honest and unbiased review.

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A Year Of Positive Thinking by Cyndie Spiegel

519XfFFf-vL._SX260_It’s almost December, and you know what that means – It’s time to start thinking about your New Year’s Resolution. If you’re not sure what you’re going to resolve to do in 2019, maybe you should consider making this book your resolution. It’s a book of “Daily Inspiration, Wisdom, And Courage.”

I read this for review purposes, all in a few days, but I intend to reread it throughout 2019 and follow closely the wisdom within. I hope that it will inspire me to have an even better year (as 2018 was a very good year for me).

So, the book has a tidbit of information for each day of the year. Sometimes that info takes up an entire page, sometimes a couple dates share the same page. Sometimes it’s simply a quote, other times it’s a tip sharing some way you can better your life. Through this wonderfully positive book, you will learn to imagine, create, manifest, dream, and be more grateful. And more…

I love this book. It is my new guide.

 

I received this book free from the publisher, and this is an honest and unbiased review.

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Anger Management Workbook For Kids by Samantha Snowden, MA

51kVJoaew8L._SX398_BO1,204,203,200_As a Holistic Life Coach and Spiritual Counselor, I love reading books that give me insight in helping people of all ages. When I was working toward my life coaching degree I took a class in anger management, and the ways we express and deal with anger have always intrigued me.

I was fascinated with this Anger Management Workbook For Kids. In fact, I feel like plenty of the fun activities and tips within this book could be used for adults too. Some of us act just like children when we’re mad, don’t we?

This book is an amazing workbook that will help any child dealing with anger issues find new ways to express feelings of annoyance, frustration, and more. Every page has activities and questions that help children learn to pay attention to anger and how it makes them feel. They’ll learn what triggers anger for them, and how to just let it go.

My absolute favorite part of this book is the final quarter of it. This is where the author gets more in-depth with the natural ways you can decrease anger – like using breathing techniques and guided meditation.

This is an absolute must-have book for parents that want their children to learn healthy ways to cope with feelings of anger, even if it’s something as small as a wrinkled forehead because it’s time for bed!

I received this book free from the publisher, and this is an honest and unbiased review.