Hooked on the Vine!

I've discovered Vine!

And in my super busy day found a way to make two mini vids:

Here I spell out "Shalom" with my Hebrew cards-



Here I'm just being silly driving to class-



I know I haven't been very active lately because, it actually takes time to sit down and type a post, but you can follow me on other social media until my schedule frees up.

My Vine page is here:

May Book of the Month: Bait by J. Kent Messum

BaitBait
 by J. Kent Messum
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 27th 2013 by Plume

No one is coming to your aid. We have ensured this.
Six strangers wake up on a remote island in the Florida Keys with no memory of their arrival. They soon discover their common bond: all of them are heroin addicts. As the first excruciating pangs of withdrawal make themselves felt, the six notice a yacht anchored across open water. On it lurk four shadowy figures, protected by the hungry sharks that patrol the waves. So begins a dangerous game. The six must undertake the impossible—swim to the next island where a cache of heroin awaits, or die trying. When alliances form, betrayal is inevitable. As the fight to survive intensifies, the stakes reach terrifying heights—and their captors’ motives finally begin to emerge.



This one was a lot like Sharknato...so bad, it's actually kinda good!  No, really!

Rewind to the April "Book of the Month": The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

The Heart Goes LastThe Heart Goes Last
by Margaret Atwood
Hardcover
308 pages
Published September 29th 2015 by Nan A. Talese


Living in their car, surviving on tips, Charmaine and Stan are in a desperate state. So, when they see an advertisement for Consilience, a ‘social experiment’ offering stable jobs and a home of their own, they sign up immediately. All they have to do in return for suburban paradise is give up their freedom every second month – swapping their home for a prison cell. At first, all is well. But then, unknown to each other, Stan and Charmaine develop passionate obsessions with their ‘Alternates,’ the couple that occupy their house when they are in prison. Soon the pressures of conformity, mistrust, guilt and sexual desire begin to take over.


 


Stacking the Shelves #21 with Kat



Stacking The Shelves is hosted By Tynga's Reviews. This meme is about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be hard-back, paperback or ebook.


Hello all!  I know it's been a long time since I've done a STS post.  After painfully purging my massive novel collection before moving across country last year, I finally have the opportunity to rebuild.  Here a sampler of my new additions:

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood was the bookclub book for March and I got this copy from the library.

The rest of these lovely finds, I got at the Dollar Tree.
Rage Is Back by 
The Lovebird 
by 
Rush 
(The Game #1) by 
Schooled in Revenge 
by 
Mom & Me & Mom 
by 
My Unfair Godmother 
(My Fair Godmother #2) by 
A Spoonful of Sugar: A Nanny's Story 
by 
Wasteland 
(Wasteland #1) by 
Pretty Crooked 
(Pretty Crooked #1) by Impostor (Variants #1) by 
Bait 
by 


[Review]: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

The Storied Life of A. J. FikryThe Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
by Gabrielle Zevin, Scott Brick (Narrator)
Audio CD, 7 hours
Published April 1st 2014 by HighBridge Company
Rating:  

The irascible A. J. Fikry, owner of Island Books—the only bookstore on Alice Island—has already lost his wife. Now his most prized possession, a rare book, has been stolen from right under his nose in the most embarrassing of circumstances. The store itself, it seems, will be next to go.
One night upon closing, he discovers a toddler in his children’s section with a note from her mother pinned to her Elmo doll: “I want Maya to grow up in a place with books and among people who care about such kinds of things. I love her very much, but I can no longer take care of her.” A search for Maya’s mother, A. J.’s rare book, and good childcare advice ensues, but it doesn’t take long for the locals to notice the transformation of both bookstore and owner, something of particular interest to the lovely yet eccentric Knightley Press sales rep, Amelia Loman, who makes the arduous journey to Alice Island thrice each year to pitch her books to the cranky owner.

Ask Yourself the Tough Questions

Are you seeking a job?
Looking to make a career move?
Got that call back for an interview?

Are you ready for the tough questions?

One of my professors tasked me with thinking of the hard questions that may be asked of a future costume designer in an interview.  I found three, thought out and wrote my responses, them filmed myself answering:

  • Name one strength and one weakness
  • Explain “Costuming” to your eight-year-old nephew
  • What made you decide to pursue a career in Costume Design?


Am I ready?
Maybe not, but at least I've given the questions some thought for when that day comes.

Review: True Love by Melissa Pearl

True Love
(Songbird - Book #5) 
by Melissa Pearl
ASIN: B017MGIQZA
Kindle Edition: 266 Pages
Source: Ebook - Own

Goodreads | Amazon


ALL THE SONGBIRD NOVELS CAN BE READ AS STAND ALONE BOOKS. 
True Love is Jimmy & Nessa's story 
One night can change everything… 
Nessa Sloan has been in love with Jimmy Baker since the ninth grade when they started up a rock band together. Five years later they’re about to hit the big time—Chaos wins a recording contract and nation-wide tour with Torrence Records. After their celebration party, the two best friends have a one-night stand that will tear their relationship apart. 
On the run from Jimmy’s rejection, Nessa takes off on her motorbike, but an accident brings her escape to a tragic end. Now trapped in a broken body, Nessa has to face a future stripped of the one thing that’s gotten her through every past challenge—playing the drums. 
Jimmy never meant to break his best friend’s heart, and he will forever regret taking her to bed then treating her like one of his groupies. But once he’d crossed that line, he couldn’t go back. Now Jimmy is on a mission to do something he’s never done before—win a girl over. 
Angry and confused by her new disability, Nessa doesn’t want Jimmy’s help. But she has nobody else to rely on…and his pigheaded ass won’t leave her alone. Can these two stubborn hearts get past their own insecurities to figure out what true love really looks like? Or will they drive each other crazy before they finally see the truth? 
It’s infuriating, irresistible, and all-consuming…it’s true love. 
OTHER BOOKS IN THE SONGBIRD COLLECTION INCLUDE: Fever (perma-free) Bulletproof Everything Home
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