They all smell the same

I ordered some shower steamers ages ago to help with anxiety (lavender) and with a cough (eucalyptus). The steamers that I ordered tripled in price, so I started to look into alternatives. I found some that came in a case of 12 for just a few dollars more than the original case of 3. I learned that you get what you pay for. All 12 smell the same. They are supposed to be in a box of 6 scents – rose, lavender, orange, eucalyptus, peppermint and vanilla. The colors are different, and they are labeled, but they all smell the same. I would think that at least the peppermint one would have a unique scent. Nope. The scent is pleasant, but the same in each color. I left a review that was not exactly negative, but not really positive either. I will have to go fork out the money for the real ones one of these days.

Sun of a Beach by Mia Sosa

Sun of a Beach

Sun of a Beach by Mia Sosa
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a freebie that I picked up from Audible. I knew it was a romance, so I knew how it was going to end. The story was interesting, and I was enjoying it a lot, until the very descriptive sex scene happened. This is only an audiobook, so I would expect the writer, publisher, editor, etc., would realize that many people are listening in their cars. I do not need an explicit sex scene on my commute.

The rest of the story was great, though. If you’re listening other than in your car, sure, go for it. Otherwise, I would suggest you think twice.

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Thinner Thighs In Thirty Years by Consuelo Saah Baehr

Thinner Thighs In Thirty Years

Thinner Thighs In Thirty Years by Consuelo Saah Baehr
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This monologue was a nice break from other more serious things I have been reading. I picked it up for free and it was short, so I went for it.

I was expecting it to be funnier than it was, but I am glad that the author got her words out and she went from being left to being stronger and not relying on her ex.

It was a nice little breather, but I am not sure who I would recommend it to.

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Missing package

About a week ago, my daughter mentioned that she was missing a package that was supposedly delivered to our P.O. Box. As soon as I had a chance, I went to the post office and asked about it. It was supposed to be a large box, so I waited to pick up the rest of the mail, so I would have enough hands to carry the package.

When I got to the clerk, he looked near the Box and handed me a large envelope, addressed to me, not my daughter. Ummm, not what I was looking for, but thank you. Let’s try again.

The clerk got the list out and found that the box that I was looking for was sitting in one of the lockers, but I hadn’t received the key. I left the post office with a large box, a large envelope and the rest of my mail.

When I got to the car, I found that the envelope was from a publishing company and they wanted me to review a book for its publication in February. This is May. I hope they don’t hold it against me. The envelope also contained information about how to apply to be a regular reviewer. I did apply, but I am not sure that I have enough followers for their liking. I hope so.

I plan on getting to the book soon. I have a few days off between semesters, so I may be able to read it then.

Broken by Jenny Lawson

 by Jenny Lawson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have loved the author’s previous books, so when I heard that this one was coming out, I preordered it IMMEDIATELY. Ms. Lawson writes about human flaws in such a humorous, open way that the reader can’t help but be sucked into the story.

I learn a lot from her books, too. I had no idea that watermelon was a laxative for cats until she described her leopard spotted carpet. I had to look up a cockchafer, also.

I live the chapter on fighting with the insurance company every week. Sometimes, it’s several times a week. I comforted me to know that others have the same fights with the same people, and it’s not just me. Now, if we could all band together and allow doctors to decide what is best for patients, and not allow the insurance companies to dictate treatments, so many more people would be happier and healthier.

I highly recommend this book. I laughed through the majority of it, but she discusses many serious subjects, also.

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My Mum Is A Loser by Jim Smith

My Mum Is A Loser
 by Jim Smith
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I grabbed this book because it was a freebie on Amazon. I read it quickly, since it was short. It was about an awful behaving child who was acting up, and the only part that I really liked about the book was that the mother didn’t give in to the bad behavior. The illustrations are ok, and some of the descriptions were definitely written for pre-teen boys. It definitely isn’t a book I will read again.

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My Mum Is A Loser

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this touching, funny set of stories about the author’s life. Some stories were funnier than others, and some had me feeling strong emotions. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who needed something light and quick to read. It was well-written and kept me engaged for the whole book.

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The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

The Family Upstairs
 by Lisa Jewell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I had this book recommended to me many times, so I finally picked it up, without knowing what it was about. I got sucked into the plot immediately. It had me guessing for the majority of the book. I had no idea where it was going or how it was going to end. I loved it!

This was an easy read and I recommend it highly.

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The Family Upstairs

Thunder Force

I saw the ads for Thunder Force. It was on Netflix. Woohoo! I love the cast of the film – Octavia Spencer, Melissa McCarthy, and Jason Bateman. How can this be bad?

I loved the film, but mostly because I really didn’t need to think about much with it. It was funny, and the plot was predictable. I don’t think it will win any awards, but it entertained me.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book popped up to read for bookclub. I was reluctant to read it because the story had been done so many times. I am glad I read it, though, because there’s a reason it’s a classic. The story is good, but old. It appeals to both young and old.

I will probably reread it in the future when I don’t have as much going on, but I did enjoy the book and I was glad for a break in the genres I have been reading otherwise.

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Treasure Island