Sunday, December 17, 2017

Review: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

When Dimple Met Rishi
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Title: When Dimple Met Rishi
Author: Sandhya Menon
Version Reviewed: Finished, eBook
I borrowed this book via Riveted Lit.

GoodReads Synopsis:
Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?
Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.
The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?
Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.
 When I first saw this book making its rounds across the internet, I found myself curious of it but never actually sought it out to read. While following Riveted Lit's 25 Days of Free Reads, When Dimple Met Rishi was the first book available. I figured, why not? If I was ever going to read it, now was as good a time as any. So I downloaded the book and dug in!

I was honestly surprised as easy of a book this was to read. It's been so long since I've read a nice simple book that I found myself sailing through this one at record speed. It was nice, easy, and quick to follow along with and the characters were fun to get to know.

I really loved the the book was about a different culture than I normally read. This is one of the aspects of the book that drew me in because I love to learn about different cultures and their customs. It was really interesting to see the division between Dimple, who was born in America, and her parents who came to America and were more traditional in beliefs and customs. I really enjoyed the different personalities of Dimple and Rishi and they differed in their feeling towards their culture and the traditional beliefs and customs. 

When Dimple Met Rishi, for me, was a nice, quick read. I definitely recommend it if you're looking for something easy and clean.

Rating: 3 Stars

Teasers & Giveaway: Nox by Randi Cooley Wilson

Randi Cooley Wilson
(The Royal Protector Academy #3)
Publication date: January 20th 2018
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
Love has revived an ancient war
Jealousy has risen and torn lives apart
And one prophecy demands the ultimate sacrifice

What if rewriting your destiny means that you must sacrifice the one you love? Serena St. Michael has forsaken her future—for him. Tristan Gallagher has renounced the throne—for her. The Vergina Sun prophecy has been fulfilled, but at what cost? Their love has renewed an ancient war. With Serena gone, will Tristan save her in time? Or will the dark army of Diablo Fairies descend upon the Royal Protector Academy, destroying the London clan’s legacy and ending the existence of the gargoyle race forever?
Nox is the final novel in the Royal Protector Academy series. This dangerously exciting and darkly romantic conclusion will take your breath away. It can be read as a stand-alone trilogy or after the bestselling Revelation series. Intended for mature readers (18+) due to language, mild violence, and sexual situations.
The Royal Protector Academy novels are a serial trilogy meant to be read in order:
Vernal (Book #1)
Aequus (Book #2)
Nox (Book #3)

Author Bio:
Randi Cooley Wilson is the bestselling author of The Revelation Series, The Royal Protector Academy Novels, The Dark Soul Trilogy, and "Covetousness" a Havenwood Falls Novella. She resides in Massachusetts with her husband and daughter.


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Review: Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery by Rhett McLaughlin & Link Neal

Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery
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Title: Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery
Author: Rhett McLaughlin, Link Neal
Version Reviewed: Finished, Hardback
I purchased this book myself.

GoodReads Synopsis:
“Internetainers” Rhett & Link met in first grade when their teacher made them miss recess for writing profanity on their desks, and they have been best friends ever since. Today, their daily YouTube talk show, Good Mythical Morning, is the most-watched daily talk show on the Internet, and nearly 12 million subscribers tune in to see the guys broadcast brainy trivia, wild experiments, and hilarious banter (not to mention the occasional cereal bath). Now the award-winning comedians are finally bringing their “Mythical” world to the printed page in their first book.
A hilarious blend of autobiography, trivia, and advice, Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery will offer twenty ways to add “Mythicality” to your life, including:
Eat Something That Scares You
Make a Bold Hair Choice
Invent Something Ridiculous
Say “I Love You” Like It's Never Been Said
Speak at Your Own Funeral
The goal of these offbeat prompts? To learn new things, laugh more often, and earn a few grown-up merit badges along the way. Heartfelt and completely original, this book will be the perfect gift for anyone looking for a fresh dose of humor and fun.
I've been watching Good Mythical Morning on YouTube for a couple years now and I continue to be amazed at the odd and crazy ideas that these two, and their mythical crew, regularly come up with. I became hooked to the show they very moment that I stumbled upon one of their Will It? episodes. The show was full of crazy antics, scientific experiments, disgusting food, and a tons of fun. My husband and I started watching the show together daily and now my four year old even loves Rhett and Link. 

If you're a fan of Good Mythical Morning or just curious about ways to make your life a little more mythical, I definitely recommend the Book of Mythicality. There's tons of fun content, hilarious tales of their childhoods growing up in Buis Creek, North Carolina, hijinks and experiments they've done for YouTube and ways to improve your relationships, friendships, and just your life in general. It's a fun reminder to not take yourself too seriously and to just enjoy the process of life while you're living it.

I can't wait to see what else Rhett and Link have in store for the Mythical Beasts.

Rating: 5 Stars