Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Top Ten Favorite Heroines From Books Shows, and Movies!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish.

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

February 24: Top Ten Favorite Heroines From Books, Shows, and Movies!

Hermione could easily be my favorite heroine. Smart, brave, skillful, and more. She always seems to know what to do. For me that is a huge part of being a heroine.
Hermione's ability to learn, remember and thinks of things; linking things together, solving problems. She's a little nerdy, pretty, and loyalty. She's is one person I would want on my side in a fight.

  Octavia! That's right, The 100! Man, Octavia as became on of my favorite in the show. Kick but, brave, never giving up, those are the three lines I would to describe Octavia. She is one girl I wouldn't like to make mad!

Katniss, The Girl on Fire! So, I felt like I had to put her because of what she stands for; what she believes in. Katniss is one I like, not because she can shot a bow, or knows things but for the fact that she believes in freedom, rights, and her family.

Cinder, Cinder! What can I say... Cinder is a cyborg! She's amazing! I just enjoy her, wittiness, charm, skills. It's hard to tell what it is about her but she's strong, and brave, caring. These are all the main things I see in her; things I believe make her a great heroine.

 Tonks, can I just say how much I love her! She funny, brave and different. Different is a huge part of being a heroine to me. Heroine are different and that is what Tonks is.
She believes in fighting for the right side of things. Being a part of something making a differences.

Tris with everything she's went through she still some how was strong. Caring for the ones she loves. Willing to do anything for the ones she loves. That is a heroine!


Christina, so I think she is one because she's caring, strong and forgiving. Some may not think that's what makes a heroine; but I believe they do. Being able to forgive someone takes strength and bravery.  

 Scarlet is one person I wouldn't mess with or the people she loves. This girl will do anything for the ones she loves; even if it putting her life in danger. That is a key characteristic to have to be a heroin. 

Cassia, she's a different kind of heroine in the first book. She doesn't kick but or anything like that. She brakes rules to follow her heart. That is an other huge key, to me, that make a heroine.

 Penryn once again a heroine who will do anything for her family even if it means dying. Penryn is brave, really brave but then again it's her sister she saving. This book was quite different then other witch means Penryn is quite different. She's also leaning to think outside the box that her world has been put into while learning that not everyone is as they seem.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sons of the Sphinx Blog Tour

2014 Literary Classics Silver Medal Winner for PreTeen/Tween
Literary Classics 2014 Seal of Approval

When 15-year-old Rosa agrees to help the ghost of King Tut find his lost queen Hesena, she doesn't count on falling for him. And once back in Ancient Egypt, Rosa discovers that finding Hesena is not all she must do: She must keep out of the reach of the living Horemheb—who crosses mortal boundaries using Seth's evil magic—if she is to stay alive to make it back home.

Sons of the Sphinx is based on the schism that shot through ancient Egypt when, according to historians, the Pharaoh Akhenatenturned his back on Thebes and the gods of Egypt. He built his own city to honor his god the Aten, and he insisted that the people of Egypt do the same. Along with this, he supposedly refused to send troops to defend Egypt's borders thus incurring the wrath of the then General Horemheb. When Tutankhamen becomes pharaoh, he reverses Akhenaten's proclamations and returns the governing center to Thebes and the worship back to the god Amun.

However, the damage has been done, and by the time Horemheb attains pharaoh status, he has proclaimed the betrayal of the Egyptian people by Akhenaten so widely and so much, all members of the family including Tutankhamen and Ankhsenamun and Ay are dishonored. Horemheb further insults the family by defacing Ay's tomb after his death. It is Ay's decision before his death to ensure that Ankhsenamun is not subject to dishonor by keeping her final resting place a secret.

The historical significance of my story is the main reason I was able to write Sons of the Sphinx. Needing to help right a wrong done over 3000 years ago and reunite the boy king with his queen (whose tomb has yet to be identified or found), allows my protagonist Rosa the opportunity to come to terms with who she is and what her place is in this world.

February 28th Sons of the Sphinx FREE!

Author Bio
I’m a twice-retired high school (ages 14-18) English teacher from Colorado having taught for 25 years. I love working with my students, and now I write for middle graders and early teens. My books are written for reluctant readers, but are enjoyed by any who love adventures and quests. It is my love of the ancient and medieval worlds that provides my settings for my stories.

Factoids for Cheryl Carpinello

1. What are your favorite activities when you're not writing?
I enjoy reading, spending time with my family, and working in the yard. I’m definitely not a housekeeper

2. Where would we find you when you’re totally relaxing?
Sitting on the beach in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico!

3. Any pets?
None at this time. I am a pet lover, but I’ve had to put too many down to go through that heartbreak anytime soon. My last ones were my horse (38 years), my kids’ cat (18 years), my son’s two dogs (way too soon), and my daughter’s little dog (also too soon).

4. Any kids?
We have two kids, a boy and a girl. Both are married to wonderful people. Our son and daughter-in-law have a 6-year-old boy and a little girl 2 months old. Our daughter and son-in-law have a 2-year-old toddler. Those 3 grandkids keep us young.

5. What inspired you to go into teaching before writing?
Teaching was my first profession. I enjoy working with high school students. They are such fun to interact with, and it’s fascinating to watch them grow up and mature.

6. What’s your favorite color or color combination?
Blue’s always been my favorite color. It’s the color of my eyes, of the sky, and of the ocean.

7. Favorite beverage of all time?
Just can’t pass up a good marguerita.

8. You’ve clearly done some traveling. What was your ultimate travel destination?
Every extended trip we’ve taken has been the trip of a lifetime. In 2008, we spent 3 weeks in Egypt and traveled from Cairo to Aswan and eventually back to Cairo by local train. Absolutely in awe of that ancient world sitting in the modern one.

In Sept. 2014, we spent 3 weeks traveling around the UK by car. Our aim was to immerse ourselves in the land that gave us Arthurian Legend. I also wanted to explore the locations I used in my book Young Knights of the Round Table: The King’s Ransom. As an added bonus, I was invited to Manorbier Castle (also in YK) for a Meet and Greet the Author!

We visit Mexico and Las Vegas on a regular basis, and each fall, we travel to college football games. My husband prefers them to the pros, and I just love to travel! FYI: in addition to being a retired teacher and a writer, I’m also a retired airline employee:)

9. Favorite snack?
I devour nachos and Auntie Anne’s pretezels!

10. Which character do you love the most in all of your books? If you can't choose just one, pick a few.
The Princess Guinevere from Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend because she was my first character, and Rosa from Sons of the Sphinx because I loved how she handled herself in ancient Egypt. Also, I would love to have been her.

11. If you owned a time machine, what period would you most love to visit?
It would have to be the ancient worlds of Greece, Rome, Pompeii, Atlantis, and Egypt. Those civilizations have given the modern world so much, even Atlantis, which is supposedly mythical.

12. Strangest item currently taking up space in your writing cave?
My writing cave is supposed to be the bedroom off the living room, but this is also my oldest grandson’s room and the toy room for both grandsons! I usually do my writing on the couch or on the patio in the summer.

13. What book are you currently reading?
I read several books at a time, a habit left over from my college days when I would take 4 or 5 literature classes at the same time. Currently I’m reading Hard Choices by Hillary Clinton, The Nile by Toby Wilkinson, and Twenty Years After by Alexander Dumas. As you can see, I’m somewhat of an eclectic reader.

14. Who are your favorite authors?
I grab anything by the writing duo of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs, and I also love their individual books. David Baldacci’s books are also favorites. I’m somewhat addicted to blood & guts & thrillers!

15. Do you listen to music when you write?
Yes, and I also put on my favorite movies: the ones I’ve seen a million times and don’t have to pay attention to. Sons of the Sphinx was written to Mumford & Sons The Road to Red Rocks. I can see the amphitheater from my living room windows.

16. If you could live anyway, where would it be?
Right where I’m at, in Colorado. We have the best weather—All four seasons. I live next to the foothills, and a drive up in the Rockies is a cure for any ailment. My immediate family is all here, except for one sister. When I need a change, it’s so easy just to hop a plane and go to the beach.

17. What are your favorite movies?
Star Wars, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, and The Mummy. I’ve watched each of these so many times that I’ve lost track, and my husband shakes his head when he sees on and says, “Really?” I just smile.

18. Do you have a favorite TV show?
Yes. I like NCIS and CSI (both the originals). The Amazing Race is also a big hit with me. Love to see all the places the teams go.

19. Favorite books as a kid?
I devoured anything with horses. Then, as now, I re-read my favorites over and over. The ones I loved the most: Walter Farley’s The Black Stallion series and Rutherford Montgomery’s The Golden Stallion series.

20. What other jobs have you had in addition to writing?
I’m a twice-retired high school English teacher, a retired airline employee, and currently an Ambassador at Denver International Airport.

21. What, if anything, bugs you when you read a novel, fiction or non-fiction?

Coming across numerous misspelled words, sentence fragments, and incorrect facts. That comes from 25+ years as an English teacher and writing instructor. Nothing is ever perfect, especially writing, but good editing is essential for authors.

22. Are you an early bird or a night owl?
Definitely a night owl! I don’t usually go to sleep until midnight, and now that I’m retired, I comfortable with not seeing the sun come up in the morning:) That’s one of the reasons I love Las Vegas.

23. Do you workout? Run? Walk?
I’m a walker. It’s quiet and gives me thinking time.

24. Favorite food?
That would be a smothered shredded beef burrito washed down with a marguerita.

25. Do you like to dress up or dress down?
Dress Down. A good old pair of jeans or shorts makes the best day better along with tennis shoes or flip-flops.

Character Introduction:

Hi! I’m Rosa. I’m 15 years old and a sophomore in high school. I’m your typical teenager—well, almost. I don’t have many friends anymore, but it’s hard to blame the other kids. If I was them, I’d probably steer clear of me too, at least most of the time. No one is ever mean to me; I’ve grown up with most of them, and on my bad days, they try to ignore me. Wish I could do the same to those who talk to me. Mostly I just shake my head and carry on.

What conflict are you up against?
OMG. That is a loaded question. I mean, I’m 15. Conflicts are part of my daily life! Passing my classes. Trying to get a date for school dances. Dealing with Nana’s gift nearly every day while I try not to lose my mind.

Oh, I bet you’re talking about in the story. Right, I should have known that. Well, without giving too much away, my ability to hear dead people talk pits me against an evil man, introduces me to the most handsome boy I’ve ever seen, and puts my life in danger. Sounds great doesn’t it? Nope. Not at all.

What is your strongest personality trait?
That would have to be my sarcastic humor. When you have a gift like mine, you need something to fall back on. Here are a few instances of it:

“It would be something to tell my, my…Right, I could tell the kids in my classes that I went to ancient Egypt with the ghost of King Tut. Can you hear the death knell? Bring out the strait jacket.”

“Most girls I know have had at least one boyfriend and have even gone on dates, even it is was with a group of kids. Me, the last time I held hands with a boy was in the fourth grade. We went on a trip to the zoo, and I had to hold hands with red-headed Erik as the we crossed the road…How sad it that?”

“In front of me is desert, sand, open sky, and heat for as far as I can see. Already sweat is starting to run down my face and neck. I thought gym class was bad. I’m not even moving here, and it’s as if a river is coursing through me. I sweat more standing still in this country than I ever did playing basketball.”

If you could change one thing in this world, what would you change?
I would make it so my Nana was still alive. I know that sounds self-centered, but she left me with her gift and didn’t give me any advice. I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do with it. It scares me, really scares me sometimes. I often wonder if she was ever scared. Now that I’ve been through this experience, I long to talk with her about it—to see if there is a way to go out and do good with it, not just wait around and see what happens.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Review: The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend (Book)

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face.

But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him.

Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.

The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend

Let’s face it millions of us feel that we understand what it is like to be what they call a ‘DUFF’. I started to think that this book was going to be a classic unpopular girl, Bianca Piper and popular guy, Wesley Rush; kind of story. But there is so much more to the book.
Bianca is a girl who speaks out. She's over filling with wit and problems. Even though Wesley is jerk, he has his own problems.
Bianca starts using the popular guy, Wesley, to forget about her problems. Soon she see what she is doing is wrong and that she needs to face her problems. Poor Bianca, she seems to always have something going on. While finally getting the guy she that she wanted but then reality shows up. She has to face the truth, again. I enjoyed the wit and the love hate relationship between Bianca and Wesley. I couldn't help hope they would end up together.
There is so many lesson to learn from this book. Following your heart, being yourself and knowing life isn't far. These are lessons that most YA book seen seem to cover and they are ones that I believe need to be thought over and over.
This book also covers the power of friendship. The ride Bianca friendships goes on only made it stronger. In high school drama and fights pull friends apart; this book shows that friends can come over come fights.
With this said this book was a fun read. I enjoyed the wit and brightness of the characters and the classic twist on the unpopular and popular; also I can't wait to see the movie.

OTP of The 100

We all have our OTP couples we love over the top in book, show or movie; so I wanted to start a weekly post where I get to share with you about my couple in whatever book, show or movie for that week.
(OTP means your One True Pairing)
Warning! There will be fangirl, raving on, over the top rants.

 That's right! The first week is the show of The 100. First, I have to say I fell in love with this show before the first episode was even over. I enjoy how different it was. How kick butt it is and not holding anything back. The characters within the story line is one of the huge major reasons I fell in love with this show.
I must say at first I thought mine was going to be Clarke and Finn (I just loved them together!)

But then Lincoln came into the story line. All quite but I knew he felt something for Octavia. Right away I just had this feeling that something was going to happen between them. Ans I was hooked, they became my OTP. I love Octavia and Lincoln together! There just so different but at then some oh totally the same. They way they play off each others. It is just meant to be.

They come from two widely different worlds and some how find each other. Their story line on how they come together is amazing how he 'kidnaps' her while only trying to keep her safe.Then when the Mountain Men gets their hands on Lincoln my heart broke. I was like 'No, no, he'll be fine. Nothing will happen to him'.
Finally to was out of the power of the Mountain Men back with Octavia were he is meant to be. All is fine now. All is good.... I was wrong. Nothing is as it seems. It's a roller-coast with this show. Ups and downs, turns and twist. I can never guess what is would to happen. But for now Octavia and Lincoln is my OTP for The 100; they are just perfect!

Who's you OTP of The 100?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Favourite Trelawney prophecy? #HarryPotter

Rules: “This is a meme I started and thought I'd (with a lot of help from Ula @ Blog of Erised) that I'd make a schedule of the posts to come if anyone wants to join in :). The aim of this meme is to share with fellow bloggers a character, spell, chapter, object, quote etc. from the books/ films/ J. K. Rowling herself or anything Potter related! Each topic will be posted on this page for the week. There will also be free week where everyone can decide whatever topic they want!
All I ask in return is that you guys link back to my blog :). Hope you enjoy!”

Favourite Trelawney prophecy?

"The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches ... born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies ... and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not ... and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives ... the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies ..." —Prophecy made to Albus Dumbledore by Sybill Trelawney Found on Harry Potter Lexicon wikia

So, I think the reason this one is my favorite as it could easily be said as the start of everything. The start of Harry Potter the Boy Who Lived. There is no reason why this couldn't be named the start but there are many other place in the Harry Potter World time line that could be named as the start. For me, this is where it started. The beginning of the story that changed my life. The story that is still my life.... always will be.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love. Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan...

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words... And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?



Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

What can I say... I was in wonderstruck when I finished these pages I just need to think of how to write up my feeling into words. How can I put all the giggles, smiles, and sad faces into just one single review. Well it's simple... I love this book! More than wonderful, amazing it’s magnificent.

The characters in these pages pulled me in, filled me up with joy. Cather was easy to understand because we are alike in so many ways. We grew up with a fan base we don't ever, want or plan on leaving behind; and having to learn how to put that fan base into ‘grown up’ lives.

Also, I have a crazy sister like Wren. We grow up together and so we have that bond; like Wren and Cather. I felt like I understand the sister drama more in this book; than any other book I’ve read about sisters.

I think this books shows what it is like for many teens going to college in today's world with all the fan base. I think that being a fan is more than just enjoying something in today’s world. This book is a great way to show how much something, like a book can play such an important part in life. It's also a great story of growing up and learning about who you are and why life must change and why people change. This story shows that just because you're growing up doesn't mean you have to leave behind things you love.

The characters play off each other. There are a few twists I didn’t see coming but it just made the story that much better. The end I found sad because it took me back to when I got the last Harry Potter book and how it made me feel. My eye burned when thinking of that and how they must feel too.

If you're a fan of something and heading into adulthood this is great read. Or even if you know someone who's a huge fan of something, and you don't understand, this book will give you a little look into what it is like for them.

So with all this said, Fangirl is My favorite book by Rainbow Rowell.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ten Book Related Problems I Have

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish.

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

February 17: Ten Book Related Problems I Have (could be serious or fun!)

Problem One: Staying up to late reading. Saying 'Just one more page' is easier then taking action.
Problem Two: Getting hooked on characters. I fall in love with characters fast and quickly.
Problem Three: I don't like sharing my books. This drives people I know crazy. But they're mine.
Problem Four: Not hearing people when I read. Getting lost in a book is simple, the outside world disappears. 
Problem Five: When a book becomes a show or movie and watching it with someone; I'm always like 'and in the book.' while still watching it.
Problem Six: My TBR list is taller them me.
Problem Seven: I'm now in to using sticky-notes to make my favorite quotes and as a bookmaker; so I had to come up with a new plan, I now have colors to make quotes and a different color as my bookmaker.
Problem Eight: Going on Pinterest, so, so many book related stuff.
Problem Nine: Fangirl about a book when your the only one in the room who's knows or understands what the book is about.
Problem Ten: Goodreads & Amazon (Other Book Website) takes so much time, I just can't get on and then off in just a few minutes. It's a right down dangerous place for me to go. I tell myself, just get on, make this book as reading or just getting one book and boom hours later, no getting off anytime soon.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Review: The Raven Boys

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

The Raven Boys
When I started this book it was a bit slow but then after a few chapters it really start to pull me know, making me want to know more. Understand more about the characters and the world. I enjoyed the mystery of why some things happen or why this is even happening. I like the whole landline and the physics parts that into the story is something a bit new to me when it comes to books (I've watched T.V. & movies with that, but books was something new to me). I liked that Blue had her own problems before she even meet the boys. I also love how the Raven Boys was on a mission of there owns; then some how they happen to come together making a group all of the own. Trying to solve/find answers.

There was a twist that made me go 'No way, didn't see that come.' The twist kinda broke my heart; but then standing back and looking at the story as a whole I can see how it from and shapes the story. I can see why this thing had to happened.This is a story that people who enjoy mystery and physics 'power's (if that's what you would like to call it) will enjoy the love triangle with the mix of unknown happenings.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Dragon Dreams Book Blast

A prophecy of murder.

An elf hunted by dragons.

One man who risks everything to save her.

Nachal is a human that should not be having prophetic Dragon Dreams. But he does. Every night he dreams of an elf running through flames, trying in vain to outrun the Rebel Dragon Obsidian. Every night he sees her fall. Sees her eyes close. Feels her heart as it slows, and then stops. Every night, through the connection of the dream, he dies with her. It's a spiral that he can't control, and it's slowly driving him insane.

Auri is an elf raised by a powerful human king not of her own blood. Left behind by the mother who perished far from the elven isle El`dell, she seeks to forge her life among the humans. Her journey takes her to the land of her heritage. To a place that holds both a haunting betrayal, and a miracle that just might save her life.

Together, they become embroiled in a conspiracy where destinies are intertwined, love is born in the fallout of ultimate sacrifice, and the only path to victory lies through the searing flames of dragon fire.

Author Bio- Dusty lives in California with her two children who keep her very busy. She has superpowers, but doesn't like to talk about them, frequently bemoans the fact that she doesn't have See's Candy stock, thinks taking care of yourself is a way of life and not just a fad, and tries to live each day with the motto that you only get one life to live, so live it well, and live it to the fullest.

As an avid watcher of movies and reader of books, she frequently considers herself a ninja (especially around spiders), wishes that the owners of the beach house she loves would just give her the keys already, and really wants the car Kit from Knight Rider to be tucked snugly in her garage. She doesn't think he'd mind being painted blue.

She'd love to hear from you! You can find her on Twitter, Linkdin, Facebook and Goodreads.

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influenster: Frosty Box

It's time for me to review my Frosty VoxBox! This one had many different things in it and lets just say it's was good but not all good!

Let's start off with the Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner and Gentle Eye Makeup Remover. It works just as it says. Easy to use and looks good to. They don't have a strong smell; that is a must for me. My mom uses them too and she likes them. There also would make great gifts too.

Fruit Vines Bites... let's just say they smell much better than they taste. They smell sweet but they don't taste that good there's a strawberry but not very good & a bit of a bitter taste too. Not something I want to eat again.
McCormick Gourmet this smell nice, looks good and give a nice taste. I don't really cook that much but this is a nice spice to have around.
Smoothing Detangler Hair Brush is my second favorite thing from the Frosty Box. I love this brush it helps detangler. It keeps my hair smooth too. The only thing I don’t like about it is the way it makes my hair look when it’s wet; that and it doesn’t feel as if it brushes it all the way through when my hair is wet. So, I only use this brush when my hair is dry. Other than that I love this brush!
Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Tea is now one of my all time favorite tea! Its sweet but just enough were you can still taste the green tea. I love the smell and the sweetness that has a little bitter that play off each other nicely.
My favorite thing from this box is the NYC New York Color lipstick. Sugar Plum is a simple yet colorful. I like the smoothness, and the easy way it glides on my lips with no clumps.
With this said there was a few goods and bads in the box but I am more then glad to share what I thought of them with you all. If you got a Frosty Box Please let me know what you thought if the ieams; favs, not so favs?

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