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Tuesday, June 30

MCF Muscle Repair Review



Yesterday, I posted a review on the MCF Muscle Protein, which was actually part one of two posts. This review is for the MCF (Mike Chang Fitness) Muscle Repair Replenishment Matrix.

Every time you exercise, the fibers in your muscles gets torn and it takes time for them to recover before you can workout again. Drinking a protein shake or some sort of recovery drink afterward can help your muscles repair faster.

The MCF Muscle Repair contains 20 servings (scoops) with 30 grams of carbs, 18 grams of protein and 5 grams of BCAA's! It's meant to be taken directly after your workout, what is known as the "anabolic window." It's meant to help repair your muscles by increasing the recovery time, which will in time help build muscles and burn body fat.


Ingredients include:

Vitamin C
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12
Potassium

Replenishment Matrix: Glycogen Replenishment Complex (Natural Cane Sugar, Glucose Polymers, Dextrose), Whey Protein Concentrate, Branch Chain Amino Acids (L-Leucine, L-Isolecuine, L-Valine), L-Glutamine, L-Taurine and Alpha Lipoic Acid.

Other ingredients include: Citric Acid, TIC Ultrasmooth (Xanthan Gum, Carageenan Gum, Cellulose Gum), Natural & Artifical Flavor, Sucralose, and FD&C Yellow #6.



Monday, June 29

Joint Right Pain Relieving Cream Review




One the bad things about exercising is that you occasionally pull a muscle or suffer for some sort of injury. There are many different joint creams, gels and sprays on the market that will help ease your pain.

About a month ago, I was sent a 1.7 fl. oz. bottle of Joint Right Pain Relieving Cream - a fast acting natural Cox2 inhibitor. The cream is odorless and is made from natural ingredients, such as Vitamin E, B-5 and Chamomile. Moisturizers and anti-oxidants helps the cream to absorb quickly into the skin.

Each bottle will last up to 30 applications. Long term usage includes building up mucosal joint linings.

The ingredients include:

Aqua (Water)
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Juice
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
Glycerin
Hamamelis Virginana (Witch Hazel)
Palm Stearic Acid
Emulsifying Wax
Glucosamine Sulphate
Andrographis Paniculata Extract (ParActin)
Cetyl Myristoleate
Menthol
Dimethyl Sulfone
Panthenol
Sunflower Seed Oil & Arnica Montana
Cetyl Alchol
Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
Sodium Hyaluronate
Capsaicin
Phenoxyethanol
Sorbic Acid
Citric Acid


MCF Muscle Protein Review



While changing your eating habits and adding a bit of exercise into your daily routine might seem easy to most people, the one think that we sometimes over look is our protein intake.

Protein is the key ingredient in building muscles and burning body fat. You don't have to be lifting heavy weights to gain muscles as you can be using light weights or doing any intense workout program.

Your muscle fibers become torn during exercise and it takes time for them to recover. Ingesting extra protein before and/or after an workout can prevent muscle soreness and help your body recover from your workout faster.

I was recently sent a bottle of MCF (Mike Change Fitness) Muscle Protein to test out and review. Each 990 grams container has 30 servings (one scoop). Each serving has 120 calories, 22 grams of protein and 4.5 grams of carbs.


The ingredients include:

Muscle Protein Blend: Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides & Whe Protein Isolate

Digestive Enzyme Complex: Protease, Lactase, Bromelain, Asperigillus Niger & Aspergillus Oryzae

Other ingredients include: Cocoa Poweder, Natural & Arifical Flavors, Fibersol-2 (Maltodextrin), Sucrose, Sodium Chloride and Sucralose.


Summer Reads: The Berenstain Bears: God Bless Our Country



The Berenstain Bears: God Bless Our Country
by Mike Berenstain
Publisher: ZonderKidz
Pub. Date: April 14, 2015
ISBN: 978-0310734857
Pages: 24
Buy Link: Amazon

Review:

In my early elementary days in the late 80s, one of my favorite book series was The Berenstain Bears by the late authors Stan and Jan Berenstain. At one time I did own every book, but then as I got older, I lost interests in the series. Eventually, I let my cousins borrow the books, which I never saw my book collection ever again. Over the years, I've found a few of the books at a thrift store, so I started recollecting the series.

Since the death of Stan and Jan Berenstain, their son Mike has taken over writing and illustrating new adventures of the Berenstain Bears, but the newest books have Christian themes.

Now available in bookstores is The Berenstain Bears: God Bless Our Country, which finds the Bear family getting ready to celebrate Fourth of July in Bear County. Papa and Mama tells their cubs (Brother, Sister & Honey) the true meaning of the holiday. From the Revolutionary War to Immigration, the cubs learn how this country was born right before the cubs hop on their bikes and participate in the annual parade.

Sunday, June 28

Heart Your Stainless Steel Measuring Spoon 5pc Set Review



I believe that I've already mentioned a few times on here that I know my way around a kitchen. I was fourteen-years-old when my mother went back to work, so I took over the cooking and the baking. Though I did pick up a thing or two from my mother, I'm mostly self-taught.

I'm currently in my early 30s and I still make most of my own meals. One of the most important tools everyone needs in their kitchen is  good set of measuring spoons! Now, I'm not referring to the cheap plastic ones that you can find in most department stores because, trust me, they won't last long. Either the measurement markings end up rubbing off of the spoons or the handles break off.

A few weeks ago, I was sent the Heart Your Stainless Steel Measuring Spoon 5pc Set. Yes, I said stainless steel and not plastic, so you don't have to worry about these ever breaking. Plus, the  measurement markings are permanently engraved. The set features: 1 tbsp, 1/2 tbsp, 1 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1/4 tsp! It's BPA free and has ­ FDA accreditation.

Blu-ray Review: No Good Deed



No Good Deeds
Director: Bob Rafelson
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Milla Jovovich, Stellan Skarsgård
Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Retail: $14.98
ASIN: B00WV7TOT8
Running Time: 98 minutes
Rating: R
Buy Link: Amazon

Review:

Arriving on Blu-ray for the first time from Mill Creek Entertainment on July 7th is the 2002 thriller from director Bob Rafelson, titled No Good Deed. The film stars Samuel L. Jackson, Milla Jovovich and Stellan Skarsgård. There are no special features or extras on the single-dis.

Long before Samuel L. Jackson wore an eye patch for "The Avengers" and Stellan Skarsgård played Dr. Erik Selvig in the "Thor" films, the actors teamed up for No Good Deed. Jackson plays diabetic police detective Jack Friar. Though he normally works only on grand theft auto cases, he decideds to help out his neighbors by retrieving their daughter who has been staying on Turk Street with her boyfriend.

With only a picture of the daughter's boyfriend to work with, Friar goes door to door on Turk Street looking for her. This when he meets Mr. & Mrs. Quarre (played by Joss Ackland & Grace Zabriskie), whom nicely invites him into their home, which turns out to be a troubling mistake for Friar as the criminal known as Hoop (played by Doug Hutchison) steps out of the shadows with a gun. Despite trying to tell Hoop about the girl he is looking for, Friar is taken hostage.

Friar quickly finds out that both Mr. and Mrs. Quarre and Hoop work for Tyrone (played Stellan Skarsgård), a criminal who plans on robbing a bank with the help of a inside banker (played by Jonathan Higgins) and a young woman Erin (Milla Jovovich).

When things don't exactly go as plan, Firar's only chance of survival is to trust Erin with his life.

Saturday, June 27

RockNRoller Review




Some of my blog readers might recall me reviewing a massage roller a few weeks ago, so you might wondering why I'm reviewing a similar product.

Well, since I've started exercising regularly this month, I've learned how important it is to add stretching and yoga workouts that help relax my muscles. Exercising can put a strain on your body, so it's a good idea to add spend fifteen to thirty minutes (or longer) to workout any kinks your body might have.

A few weeks ago, I was sent the RockNRoller massage roller to test out and review. Now, most foam rollers are just made out of foam, but this roller is made out a heavy plastic pipe that has foam wrapped around it. The foam part features small circular textures that will help increase the pressure of your massage. What really makes this roller stand out from the rest is that the sides/ends can be twisted off, so you can store your gym towel, water bottle, protein bars, etc.


Summer Reads: A Heart's Betrayal



A Heart's Betrayal
Journey of the Heart, Book Four
by Colleen Coble
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pub. Date: June 2, 2015
ISBN: 978-0529103437
Pages: 112
Buy Link: http://bit.ly/1B65ZsM
Blog Tour: http://litfusegroup.com/author/ccoble

Review:

I received several books a month to review here on this blog. Most them don't get my immediate attention and the books end up being piled up until I find time to read them. However, there are a few authors that I do read right away and one of them happens to be Colleen Coble.

The fourth installment in the Journey of the Heart mini-series was released to bookstores this month. Unlike the previous novel that focused on Sarah Montgomery, this sequel switches the main character to Emmie Croftner - the sister to the first three installment's villain (Ben). Emmie thought she had the perfect life when she recently married an up-and-coming lawyer Monroe Courtney, well, that is until she received word of her husband's death. She's doesn't have much time to mourn before she learns of Monroe's debt he left behind and his little white lie - he's actually married to somebody else.

With nowhere to life and not much money, Emmie packs her bags and travels to Fort Laramie, Wyoming, hoping that her old friend Sarah Montgomery will take her in. While it's somewhat awkward at first, Sarah and Emmie rekindle their friendship. Then the unthinkable happens - Emmie learns that she's pregnant with Monroe's child.

Friday, June 26

Book Blogger Hop: June 26th - July 2nd

Book Blogger Hop

Welcome to the new Book Blogger Hop!

If you want schedule next week's post, click here to find the next prompt question. To submit a question, fill out this form.

What to do:

1. Post on your blog answering this question:

  This week's question is submitted by Elizabeth!

Do others come to you for book recommendations?

2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list below (enter your Blog Name and the direct link to your post answering this week’s question. Failure to do so will result in removal of your link).


3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
  

My Answer: 


   Not counting my blog readers, I don't know very many people that read books, so, no, nobody asks me for book recommendations.

Linky List:

Wednesday, June 24

DVD Review: Teen Wolf: Season 4



Teen Wolf: Season 4
Starring: Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden, Arden Cho
Studio: MGM / 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Release Date: June 9, 2015
Retail: $29.98
ASIN: B00LNNVV4M
Running Time: 535 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Buy Link: Amazon

Review:

Now available to own on DVD from MGM & 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is the hit MTV series Teen Wolf: Season 4. Special Features includes Gag Reels, The Beasts of Beacon Hill, Shirtless Montage Strikes Again and The Visual Effects Behind "The Dark Moon."

Loosely based on the 1985 comedy of the same name, Teen Wolf debuted on MTV in the summer of 2011 and has become of one of MTV's biggest scripted hit. Before Season 5 kicks-off on June 29th, fans can grab their hand on this 3-disc DVD release, so they can either get caught up or rewatch your favorite episodes.

"The Dark Moon" takes place two months after the events of season 3, where Scott and his friends head to Mexico in search of the the Calaveras - a Spanish hunter clan, in the hope to learn the whereabouts of Derek. Shortly, they learn that Kate Argent (played by Jill Wagner) is alive and has brought back the teenage version of Derek.

Scott (played by Tyler Posey), Stiles (played by Dylan O'Brien), Lydia (played by Holland Roden) and Kira (played by Arden Cho) return to Beacon Hills to try to live some sort of normal life, but of course Kate Argent is close by to cause problems, along with a new threat - The Benefactor.

Tuesday, June 23

DVD Review: If There Be Thorns



If There Be Thorns
Director: Nancy Savoca
Starring: Heather Graham, Jason Lewis, Rachel Carpani
Studio: LionsGate
Release Date: June 23, 2015
Retail: $14.98
Running Time: 98 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Buy Link: Amazon

Review:

Now available to own on DVD is the third installment of the made-for-LIFETIME film saga, titled If There Be Thorns. There are no special features or extras on the single disc, but there is a Digital Ultraviolet download code.

Based on the third novel in the Dollanganger Saga by the late Gothic author V.C. Andrews, If There Be Thorns takes place six years after then end of Petals on the Wind, where Chris (played by Jason Lewis) and Cathy (played by Rachael Carpani) Dollanganger are living as man and wife in California along with their sons Jory (played by Jedidiah Goodacre) and Bart (played by Mason Cook). It seems they have finally been able to put their dark past behind them, well, that is until a mysterious woman dressed in black purchases the mansion next door to them.

Bart's thinks he's the outcast of the family. His older brother, Jory, is great at everything and gets praised from their parents all the time. Though Bart has been told to stay away from the mansion next door, his curiosity gets the better of him and he checkouts the new owner a  is a rich widow (played by Heather Graham), whom is living with her butler - John Amos!


Monday, June 22

Summer Reads: The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt



The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt
by Laurie Aaron Hird
Publisher: Fons & Porter
Pub. Date: June 12, 2015
ISBN: 978-1440241468
Pages: 272
Buy Link: Amazon

Review:

While some people might think quilting is just a hobby, actually, quilting has been used to make beddings, clothings and art wall hangings for years. The first known quilt dates back to 3400 B.C..

Now available in bookstores is the The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt from author and quilter Laurie Aaron Hird. The Farmer's Wife was a monthly women's magazine that was published from 1897 to 1939, when it was sold to Farm Journal - lasting until the 1970s. During the 1930s (The Great Depression), the magazine featured a inspiration column, titled "Letters From Our Farm Women." Each and every month, this column would publish letters from readers from around the country, which the letters would offer support and encouragement.


Laurie Aaron Hird shares 99 letters that appeared in The Farmer's Wife during the 1930s and along side each one, she has put together quilt blocks that has inspired by the letters. The book is split into sections, the first half featuring the letters & quilt blocks and the latter half showcasing the assembly for each quilt block, along with directions to make either a lap-size, twin-size, queen-size or a king-size quilt.


After the Wall Street stock market crash in 1929, the country entered the Great Depression, which was an extremely hard time for people, whom all struggled to provide for their families during this time. Each letter featured in this quilt book represents a part of history that shouldn't be forgotten and now can be shared with a new generation of readers & quilters!

The Gunman Blu-ray Giveaway

Arriving on Blu-ray & DVD on June 30th is the action-packed "The Gunman" staring Sean Penn.

Two-time Academy Award® winner Sean Penn (Milk, Mystic River) is the object of a deadly international manhunt in the pulse-pounding thriller The Gunman, coming to Digital HD on June 16, 2015 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD as well as On Demand on June 30, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The latest nail-biting adventure from director Pierre Morel (Taken), The Gunman is an electrifying combination of suspense, non-stop action and sheer star power that Steve Prokopy of Ain’t It Cool News calls “Spectacular!” 

It has been eight years since Jim Terrier (Penn) worked as a black-ops assassin and now someone from his old organization wants him dead. Pursued across Africa and Europe by a team of elite hit men, Terrier is dragged back into his dangerous past as he engages in a relentless cat-and-mouse game to take out the man who betrayed him. Idris Elba (Prometheus, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Ray Winstone (The Departed, Hugo), Mark Rylance (“Wolf Hall,” Anonymous) and Oscar®-winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Skyfall) costar in a hair-trigger thrill-ride critics are calling “Intense!” (Dave Karger, Fandango). 


Giveaway Details:

Saturday, June 20

6-IN-1 Stylus Pen Review




Have you ever heard of a stylus pen?

I've seen a few stylus pens in the checkout aisle at Walmart and I've never had the urge to buy one. Basically it's an ordinary pen, but it has a rubber top that is used for swiping touchscreen devices.

Anyway, I was sent a 6-IN-1 Stylus Pen last month to test out and review. Like I already said, I don't have much use for a stylus pen, but this one has many other perks! It features not only a pen and stylus, but it also has a Phillips & Flathead screwdriver, a level and 4" ruler!

Instead of being made out of plastic, like other pens, this one is made out of metal, meaning it will last a lot longer.

To use the screwdriver, just twist off the stylus top to expose the two-sided screwdriver bit. To release the pen, all you have to do is twist the metal end of the pen. The ink can be refilled, so to change the ink, just pull out the metal end.



Midori Spring Ceremonial (GOLD) Matcha Green Tea Review



I'm sure I've mentioned my new-found love for green tea here on my blog. While I have no plans of giving up coffee anytime soon, green tea is in a close second place of being my favorite hot beverage.

Last month, I was a sent a .30g can of Midori Spring Ceremonial (GOLD) Matcha Green Tea to test out and review. This brand has been Ceremonial Grade and is Organic (USDA, JAS) and Kosher (OU) Certified. The raw materials for the green tea comes from Aichi and Kagoshima in Japan

Now don't get confused as this isn't a cooking grade powder, but instead its a high-quality grade, which this matcha is made strictly for teas and not for baking.

Green Tea has been many healthy benefits, including boosting your immune system, helps with weight loss, reduces stress, etc..



Full Time Energy Super Fruit And Berry Weight Loss Blend Review




I'm always up for trying out any sort of weight loss supplement, especially when I'm still trying to get into shape. That being said, I was excited when I received a bottle of Full Time Energy Super Fruit And Berry Weight Loss Blend to test out and review.

One of the key ingredients in this are Garcinia and Raspberry Ketones, which have been endorsed heavily by Dr. Oz, despite the fact there's no concrete scientific study behind any actually weight loss benefit from them. However, some people have claimed to have loss weight while taking one or both these supplements.

There are no capsules or tablets to take here, just drink 2 capfuls (4tbsp/2 oz.) of the fruit and berry liquid blend per day. There are 15 calories per serving (15 servings per bottle).\

The ingredients include: Thiamine, Niacin, Vitmain B6, Folate, Vitmain B12, Pantothenic Acid, Garcinia Cambogia fruit extract, Green Coffee Bean Extract and a Full Time Energy with XtenrG Proprietary Blend (Acia Berry, Goji Berry, Noni Juice Concentrate, Pomagranate Extract, Caffeine, Yohimbe Bark Extract, Yerba Mate Leaf, Naringin, Glucronolactone, Clycine, Gugglesterones E&Z).

Sleep-X Review



I know there are many people that have a difficult time trying to sleep. I have this problem from time to time and it has nothing to do with my coffee intake.

About a month ago, I was sent a bottle of Sleep-X to test out and review. It's a natural, powerful herbal sleep supplement that is better for your body than prescription aids that have unwanted side effects.

It features 7 potent herbal extracts and amino acids that has been scientifically formulated to help a person fall asleep quickly, giving a full night's sleep.

The ingredients include:

L-Theanine
Melatonin
Trptophan
5-HTP
Passionflower
Magnesium Bisglycinate
Magnesium Bisglycinate
Vitamin B3


Yoga Sweat: Powerful And Fun Yoga Weight Loss Review



Yoga Sweat: Powerful And Fun Yoga Weight Loss
Instructor: Julie Schoen
Studio: Yoginiology
Release Date: n/a
ASIN: B00GHU89PA
Running Time: 80 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Buy Link: Amazon

Review:

I've never been very interested in Yoga in the past as I'm not very flexible and it just didn't look like fun to me. However, I started having lower-back problems a few years ago, so that's when I first gave Yoga a try. After a few weeks, my back felt almost 100% better. I now try to include at least one Yoga workout a week.

Last month, I was sent the Yoga Sweat: Powerful And Fun Yoga Weight Loss DVD to test out and review. The workout DVD is created by Yoga trainer Julia Schoen, author and founder of  Yoginiology.com. The DVD features two 30-minute workouts, along with a bonus warm-up and cool-down videos.

The two 30-minute workouts are called "Session 1" and "Session 2." "Session 1" focuses on helping you burn calories by building heat throughout your body through effective poses that will tone and strengthen your legs and glutes. "Session 2" challenges you with vigorous sequences of poses that will strengthen your arms, back and core. It also features balance moves and tummy toners.

Friday, June 19

Book Blogger Hop: June 19th - 25th

Book Blogger Hop

Welcome to the new Book Blogger Hop!

If you want schedule next week's post, click here to find the next prompt question. To submit a question, fill out this form.

What to do:

1. Post on your blog answering this question:

  This week's question is submitted by Elizabeth!

How many posts do you publisher per week? And how many of them are reviews?

2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list below (enter your Blog Name and the direct link to your post answering this week’s question. Failure to do so will result in removal of your link).


3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
  

My Answer: 


   Probably anywhere between 7 -12 posts a week. The posts are a mixture of book and product reviews.

Linky List:

Blu-ray Review: The Lazarus Effect



The Lazarus Effect
Director: David Gelb
Starring: Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde, Donald Glover, Evan Peters and Sarah Bolger
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Release Date: June 23, 2015
ASIN: B00VUK505O
Running Time: 83 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Buy Link: Amazon

Review:

Now available to own on Blu-ray and Digital HD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is the horror-thriller The Lazarus Effect. Directed by David Gelb, the film stars Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde, Donald Glover, Evan Peters and Sarah Bolger. Special Features include Creating Fear: The Making of The Lazarus Effect, Playing God: The Moral Dilemma and deleted/extended scenes.

The Lazarus Effects centers on Frank Walton (played by Mark Duplass), his girlfriend Zoe McConnell (played by Olivia Wilde) and a small group of researchers - Clay (played by Evan Peters), Niko (played by Donald Glover) and Eva (played by Sarah Bolger), whom are trying to create a serum that will bring the dead back to life.

Despite several setbacks, including the dean of the university cutting off their funding, the group successfully brings a dog back from the dead, proving in fact that their serum actually works. While sneaking back into the laboratory late at night, Zoe is accidentally electrocuted, so to save her the team injects the serum into her.

Before Zoe is resurrected, she went to her own version of hell and when she comes back to the living, she is a completely different person - bringing death with her.

Summer Reads: Two Roads Home

Two Roads Home
A Chicory Inn Novel, book two
by Deborah Raney
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Pub. Date: June 2, 2015
ISBN: 978-1426770418
Pages: 304
Blog Tour: http://litfusegroup.com/author/draney
Buy Link: http://bit.ly/1BdaEcG

Review:

The last few weeks have been a bit hectic for me as I had to remove the carpet from a bedroom that was ruined by rainwater and now I'm patching up any cracks/holes in the concrete floor before I put down a tile flooring. However, I've squeezed in enough time to read a few new books, including Two Roads Home by Deborah Raney.

Two Roads Home centers on Grant and Audrey Whitman, whom are dealing with several setbacks while trying to run their bed & breakfast. To make matters worse, there far more problems for their daughter, Corinne, and their son-in-law, Jesse.

While their marriage was wonderful at first, Jesse's obsessed with his job and the countless business trips, not to mention the harassment from a co-worker, has put damper on their marriage & their children. Neither one of them are happy in their marriage. With both of them lacking faith in marriage and in God, they'll have to find away to find happiness again.

Wednesday, June 17

Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Caps Review



Coconut Oil is something that I started cooking with last year as it's more healthier to fry foods with than other oils, plus it gives all the foods a sweet taste. I've also been using Coconut Oil as a teeth whitening mouth wash.

I wasn't aware that Coconut Oil was available in capsules until I was sent a bottle (120 caps) of Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil to test out and review last month.

It's meant to:

Lowers Bad Cholesterol
Get Rid Of Yeast, Fungus and Candida
Boosts Thyroid Hormones
Increase Digestion and Absroption of Fat-Soluble Vitamins
Helps Manage Insulin
Fights Off Bacteria and Viruses


Summer Reads: Maximum Ride Forever


 


Maximum Ride Forever
Maximum Ride, book 9
by James Patterson
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pub. Date: 400
ISBN: 978-0316207508
Pages: 400
Buy Link: Amazon

Review:

The bestselling crime novel author, James Patterson, dazzled young reader with Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment (the reboot of his previous adult books -  When the Wind Blows and The Lake House) in 2005. This was followed by a series of sequels, which the later installments received mixed to negative feedback from fans and critics, especially with how the final installment Nevermore: The Final Maximum Ride Adventure ended in 2012.

Mr. Patterson or Little, Brown & Company must have listened to the fans as new "final" sequel (the ninth book in the series) was released last month, titled Maximum Ride Forever!

A the end of Nevermore, the world was destroyed, leaving only mutants to rule the world. Maximum Ride Forever centers on the aftermath of the apocalypse, which Max and her flock have survived, but sadly Dr. Martinez and Ella didn't make it. Believing it is safe to leave their island, the flock heads to the mainlands to search for survivors, but are attached by a new group of mutants - Cryenas, which leads to the death of one of their own.

Eventually the flock splits up - Max heads to Russia;  Iggy and Gasman go to Pennsylvania; and Fang heads to California. The flock must take on a new enemy  - the Remedy and his Horseman creation, whom wants to finish destroying what is left of the world.

Bed Risers Review




I've had a series of bad luck lately - from wasps stings, a busted bathroom pipe and water damage to the basement from all the recent rain. One of the rooms that was damaged was my bedroom, which I had to pull up the carpet.

My plan is to put in a cheap vinyl flooring and buy some rugs instead or replacing the carpet. I'm also planning on storing anything that is under my bed in Rubbermaid containers to prevent any future water damage, but the bed frame isn't the tallest in the world, so I doubt if any of the containers will fit.

Luckily for me, I received a free set of 4 Bed Risers to test out and review yesterday afternoon. I've seen other brands in the stores, but I've never seen a 5-inch bed risers before.

The bed risers are made out of high-impact resistant composite plastic polymer. It can be used on almost any bed. It also has a one-inch lip to keep your bed post or caster from slipping.