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Friday, July 29

Book Blogger Hop: July 29th - August 4th


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 @ Silver's Reviews!

Do you give books as gifts?

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: 

 Yes, I sometimes give books as gifts for birthdays and at Christmastime.


Linky List:

Thursday, July 28

Book Blast: Friend of the Devil



Friend of the Devil
by Mark Spivak
Publisher: Black Opal Books 
Pub. Date: May 27, 2016
Price: $13.49
ISBN: 978-1626944527
Pages: 326
Buy Link: Barnes & Noble; Amazon

Blurb: In 1990 some critics believe that America’s most celebrated chef, Joseph Soderini di Avenzano, sold his soul to the Devil to achieve culinary greatness. Whether he is actually Bocuse or Beelzebub, Avenzano is approaching the 25th anniversary of his glittering Palm Beach restaurant, Chateau de la Mer, patterned after the Michelin-starred palaces of Europe.

Journalist David Fox arrives in Palm Beach to interview the chef for a story on the restaurant’s silver jubilee. He quickly becomes involved with Chateau de la Mer’s hostess, unwittingly transforming himself into a romantic rival of Avenzano. The chef invites Fox to winter in Florida and write his authorized biography. David gradually becomes sucked into the restaurant’s vortex: shipments of cocaine coming up from the Caribbean; the Mafia connections and unexplained murder of the chef’s original partner; the chef’s ravenous ex-wives, swirling in the background like a hidden coven. As his lover plots the demise of the chef, Fox tries to sort out hallucination and reality while Avenzano treats him like a feline’s catnip-stuffed toy.

Excerpt: He stepped down from the womb of the 727 onto the stubby metal stairway and descended slowly onto the asphalt of the old Palm Beach Airport, like a child sticking a toe into a hot bath.

The first thing he noticed was the light. By the time he reached the tarmac, it hurt his eyes. It was opaque and shining, milky white and brilliant.

As his feet touched the bottom, a coffee-colored hand plucked the bag from his grasp.

“Mr. Fox?” The teeth were almost as bright as the light reflecting against the pavement.

 “Guilty.”

Tuesday, July 26

Coffee & Crafts: Green Fat Quarters Bundle


I've been looking for new products to feature as a "Coffee & Crafts" post on this blog, besides from adult coloring books. Luckily, out of the blue, I received a request to review a Fat Quarters Bundle, and of course I eagerly agreed to review it.

What is a fat quarter?

Well, a fat quarter is a pre-cut piece of cotton fabric that is normally cut half lengthwise and half width-wise from a one yard piece of fabric. These cuts typically measures 18" x 22", though some brands might be a tad smaller.

The Fat Quarters Bundle I received is by iNee. There are 6 different fabric patterns in this set, which is currently priced at $8.99 on Amazon.com. It's currently available in three different styles/colors - green, pink and doll skin. Each cut measures 15.7" x 19.7".

As you can probably tell by the photos, I was sent the green fabrics, which features six cute designs - 2 patterns, 2 polka dots, 2 checkered and 1 solid.




Release Day Tuesday: When Calls The Heart: Complete Season 3 - Collector's Editon




Arriving on DVD on October 11th, 2016 is When Calls The Heart: Complete Season 3 - Collector's Edition, a 10-disc set.

Based on the novel of the same name by Janette Oke (from her Canadian West Series), the television series debuted on the Hallmark Channel in 2014 and has been a rating success for the cable channel. It's actually a spinoff/sequel to the "When Calls The Heart" movie that aired on Hallmark in 2013, starring Maggie Grace.

The television series is set in the early 1900s and centers on a high-society teacher Elizabeth Thatcher (played by Erin Krakow), who is assigned to teach at a schoolhouse in Coal Valley, a small coal-mining town in Western Canada (renamed Hope Valley in season two). She tries her best to learn the ways of Canadian frontier.

The series also stars Lori Loughlin, Jack Wagner, and Daniel Lissing.

Retailing at $49.99, the When Calls The Heart Season 3 DVD Set can be pre-ordered on FishFlix.com for $29.99! As added bonus when you pre-order the set, you'll receive a FREE gift - When Calls the Heart Season 1 (3-DVD set) ($29.99 value).

The set will include both the film versions and the TV episode versions of When Calls The Heart Season 3.

Sunday, July 24

Fitness & Coffee Sundays: VALI Core Sliders



Yes, it's been awhile since I posted a “Fitness & Coffee Sunday” post. My fitness plans for this year haven't gone as planned as I've fallen off of my workout routines and I've gained a few unwanted pounds. Actually, I've been ignoring the scales in fear of finding out the exact number that I actually way.

Nevertheless, it's the start of a brand-new week, and there's no time like the present to jump back into exercising. I plan on starting a new workout routine later tonight, so wish me luck.

Several weeks ago, I received a pair of VALI Core Sliders to test out and review. The sliders retail for $19.99, but they are currently priced on Amazon for $13.99.

What exactly are core sliders?

A core slider is a disc made out of either plastic or a fabric. You can either place the discs under your hands and/or feet during floor exercises. They are meant to help you perform the exercises correctly, and to help stretch your arms/legs more than ever before.

What type of exercises can you perform while using sliders?

Well, you can preform:

Mountain Climbers

Planks

Pikes

Knee Tucks

Reverse Tucks

Squats

Lunges

Pushups

Etc.

Saturday, July 23

Popcorn & Coffee: How To Get Away With Murder: The Complete Second Season


TV-14; 645 minutes; $29.99; Amazon
Now available to buy on DVD from ABC Home Entertainment is How To Get Away With Murder: The Complete Second Season, featuring all 15 episodes on four discs. Bonus features includes Deleted Scenes and Bloopers.

Created by Peter Nowalk and produced by Shonda Rhimes, the series centers on Annalise Keating (played by Viola Davis), a criminal defense attorney who is also a law professor at Middleton University, where she enlists five law students - Wes Gibbins (played by Alfred Enoch), Connor Walsh (played by Jack Falahee), Michaela Pratt (played by Aja Naomi King), Asher Millstone (played by Matt McGorry), and Laurel Castillo (played by Karla Souza) - to be her interns.

The first season uses flash forward and flashback scenes to show the events that lead to the murders of Lila Stangard, the mistress of Annalise's husband, Sam, and Sam's murder which was caused by the interns.

The second season uses a similar formula with the first eight episodes using flash forward scenes and the final seven using flashbacks. The early episodes centers on Annalise taking on a new case despite the little fact that her lover is on trial for killing her husband. The case involves Caleb and Catherine Hapstall who are both accused of killing their adoptive patents.

Things take a twisted turn when the A.D.A. Emily Sinclair is murdered, and once again Annalise finds herself trying to cover up another murder.


Summer Reads: Treasure Hunters: Peril At The Top Of The World


Jimmy Patterson; 384 pages; $14.99; Amazon
With the 100+ degree weather this week, I had some free time to sit down with a cup of coffee and read a good book.
What title did I pick out to read?

Well, I grabbed the recently released Treasure Hunters: Peril At The Top Of The World by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. Yes, I'm well aware the title is a kid's book, but like the other three installments in the series, this one is written for any age group, even adults.

The Treasure Hunter series is told from point-of-view of a twelve-year-old named Bick Kidd, and the illustrations in each book is supposed to be illustrated by his twin sister, Beck. Along with their older siblings Tommy and Storm, the Kidd kids travel around the world in search of their missing treasure hunter parents.

Now reunited with their parents, the Kidd family are on a brand-new adventure in Treasure Hunters: Peril At The Top Of The World. This time they are in Moscow, Russia, where they are investigating the disappearance of several famous painting from the Hermitage Museum. With several clues let behind for them to follow, Dr. Kidd suspects the Enlightened Ones, a secret club who keeps all the worlds treasures for themselves, is responsible for the thefts.

Unfortunately, the Enlightened Ones are always one step ahead, and before long the entire Kidd family is thrown into a Russian prison. Of course they find away to get out, but the damage had been done as their father, Dr. Kidd, had been framed for the crimes.

Friday, July 22

Book Blogger Hop: July 22nd - 28th


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 @ Silver's Reviews!

Do you always put a book cover in your posts when you are mentioning books or just text?

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: 

 I always put up a book cover for all my review posts as well as adding a "buy link" to a retailer (normally Amazon).


Linky List:

Thursday, July 21

Summer Reads: Day By Day Armageddon: Ghost Run (Review & Giveaway)



Pocket Books; 256 pages; $16.00; Amazon
I've been a lifelong fan of zombie flicks, but I very seldom read zombie novesl as the ones I have read weren't very good. That being said, I went ahead and read an advanced copy of Day By Day Armageddon: Ghost Run by J.L. Bourne, despite the fact that I've never read the first three books in the series. The good news is that there is a five-page "Author's Note" at the very beginning that gives you quick "catch me up" on the main plot of the series.

Day By Day Armageddon: Ghost Run centers on a Navy commander, Kil, who is trying to gather enough supplies for his family (his wife Tara and their daughter Bug) to last through the hurricane season on their boat, which is one of the safest places to live without the zombies attacking.

Out of nowhere, Kil comes across a faint distress ping from possible survivors. Leaving his family behind, he journeys through the zombie-infested lands searching for the source of the signal. With the help of a newfound ally, Kil must battle herds zombies around every corner in the hope of finding something that will save humanity.

Wednesday, July 20

Summer Reads: Pumpkin Patch Blessings


Zonderkidz; 18 pages; $8.99; Amazon

Arriving in bookstores on August 2nd from Zonderkidz is the  picture-board book, titled Pumpkin Patch Blessings. Written by Kim Washburn, the 18-page book features illustrations by Jacqueline East.

Yes, it's still summer, but the stores will be getting autumn clothes as well as Halloween goodies on their shelves next month. Zonderkidz is jumping the gun a little early with the August 2nd release of Pumpkin Patch Blessings. However, it'll give the title plenty of time to find young readers before autumn actually begins.

Like most Zonderkidz titles, this book does mention God a few times. There's not really an actual plot here, but the narration explains to the reader that autumn is God's creation; though the illustrations shows a young brother and sister exploring all the wonders of what the Fall season brings; such as crunching on the falling leaves, eating corn on the cob, going on a hayride, and picking out a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.

Book Blast: Sword Of Shadows by Karin Rita Gastreich




Sword Of Shadows
by Karin Rita Gastreich
Publisher: Orb Weaver Press
Pub. Date: July 19, 2016
Price: $3.99
ASIN: B01G5L1GEG
Pages: 393
Buy Links: Sword Of Shadows; Eolyn

Blurb: Sisters in magic, Eolyn and Adiana seek to revive a millennial tradition once forbidden to women. When war strikes, their fledgling community of magas is destroyed; its members killed, captured or scattered.

Determined to defend her people, Eolyn seeks to escape the occupied province and deliver to King Akmael a weapon that might secure their victory. Trapped by the invading army, Adiana is taken prisoner and placed at the mercy of the ruthless Prince Mechnes.

Even as their world is torn asunder, Eolyn and Adiana cling to a common dream. Courage and perseverance guide them toward a future where the Daughters of Aithne will flourish in a world set free from the violence of men.

"War propels the story forward, and the characters are at their best when circumstances are at their worst." -Publishers Weekly 

This is the second book in THE SILVER WEB trilogy. It can be read as a stand-alone novel, or as the sequel to the first book, EOLYN.

Excerpt: Mechnes strode to the table where a soldier had left Renate’s head. He took his time unwrapping the bundle, exposing Renate’s matted tresses, the ragged edge of severed flesh, the face—oh, Renate’s face! Stiff, gray, and lifeless. Never again would she laugh, drink wine, cast a spell, or heal a friend.

Adiana’s stomach clenched, and she fought the surge of bile in her throat.

Calm, she told herself. I must remain calm.

Just as Renate had, just like Eolyn would, without as much as a change in the rhythm of her breath.

“Who is this woman?” Mechnes’s voice hit Adiana like a spear.

Monday, July 18

Book Blast: Conquered by Paula Quinene




Kindle $2.99; Paperback $20.95
Conquered
by Paula Quinene
Publisher: Paula Ann Lujan Quinene
Pub. Date: June 18, 2016
ASIN: B01EGCVPNS
Pages: 316
Buy Link: Kindle

Blurb: Conquered is a passionate love story, as much about its main characters, Guam native Jesi Taimanglo and American GI Johan Landers, as it is about author Paula Quinene’s passion for Guam itself. As her characters try to find a place for themselves amid the war, Jesi’s relatives, and the Chamorro traditions, Quinene charts a path through a seldom told story: Guam’s place in WWII. An original idea written with an original voice that invites readers in to the exotic world of the Pacific, complete with coconut trees, banana doughnuts, dolphins swimming in the ocean, and moonlight on Pago Bay, Conquered also recounts the brutal horrors of the Japanese occupation on Guam, a US territory largely forgotten back in the States. In addition to learning about a singular and little-known culture that has played a part in the world wars of the Pacific, readers will undoubtedly crave the recipe for banana doughnuts.

—Stacey Donovan, Writer, Editor, and Author of Dive

Excerpt (Somewhere in chapter 3):  “Drink,” she said.

Johan closed his eyes and took a sip. Then a gulp. Coolness spread through his body. She’s nice. It was the most delicious thing he’d put on his tongue. Refreshing. The girl held the cup for him until he finished.

“Thank you.”

The girl nodded.

She set the cup aside and stepped away to pick up the coconut and machete again. Keeping her left hand out of the way, the girl held the machete in her right hand, centered it on the coconut, and hit the coconut in the middle. It split in half. She brought the coconut to him. Using the skin that was between her teeth, she scooped the coconut flesh and fed him.

Johan savored the soft meat. It wasn’t as sweet as the stuff his granny used to sprinkle on cake. But it was really good.

Saturday, July 16

Popcorn & Coffee: Power Rangers Dino Charge: Breakout



Not Rated; 92 minutes; $14.98; Amazon

Now available to purchase on DVD and Digital from Lionsgate Home Entertainment is Saban's Power Rangers Dino Charge: Breakout, featuring four exciting episodes from the hit series. There are no special features or extras on the disc.

Borrowing footage, costumes and props from the Japanese Super Sentai Series Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, Power Rangers Dino Charge debuted on Nickelodeon in early 2015 as the twenty-second season of the franchise; however, like other previous seasons, the Dino Charge episodes features a new plot, cast and villains.

Dino Charge centers on five young adults, Tyler, Shelby, Koda, Riley, and Chase who use the power of Energems to become the Dino Rangers. Guided by archaeologist Kendall Morgan and an alien called the Keeper, the Rangers uses their new-found powers, weapons and zords against the evil alien bounty hunter, Sledge, and his army of minions, who are dead set on collecting all the Energems.

The episodes featured on this release are:

"When Logic Falls" - Sledge sends down his newest monster, Puzzler, to distract the Rangers as he attempts to gain control of the Ptera Zord.

"The Royal Rangers" - Tyler and Shelby go undercover as a prince and a princess at a museum event to retrieve the "The Stone of Zandar," which happens to be the Golden Energem.

"Breakout" - Phillip III, the Prince of Zandar, arrives at Amber Beach to take his claim on the Golden Energem, but his arrival gives Sledge an opportunity to send his henchman, Fury, to steal the Energem.

"Knight After Knights" - The Rangers try to find a way to ally themselves with the Sir Ivan, the Gold Ranger.

Friday, July 15

Book Blogger Hop: July 15th - 21st


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. Since I messed up the posts for the last few weeks, we are going to do this week's hop a little different. 

The new scheduled question for this week is: 

"When you comment on a blog post, do you ask to be notified when there are replies?"


(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)

 

 If you already answered the question on July 1st, then go ahead and answer the following question:

Name an author or authors that you have read most of his or her books and would recommend to others.


(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's 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: 

No, I don't ever ask to be notified when someone replies to a comment I had left on another blog. For me, it's one less email in my inbox.


Linky List:

Wednesday, July 13

Popcorn & Coffee: Green Room


Rated R; 95 minutes; $24.99; Amazon

Now available to own on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment is the gritty thriller Green Room. Written & directed by Jeremy Sauliner, the film stars the late Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner and Patrick Stewart.

Green Room centers on a small punk band called The Ain't Rights (Pat (played by Anton Yelchin), Sam (played by Alia Shawkat), Reece (played by Joe Cole) and Tiger (played by Callum Turner)), taking a gig at a bar outside of  Portland. The band is used to playing to rough crowds, but this bar is full of a neo-Nazi skinhead, making it a little difficult to finish their set of songs.

After they exit the stage, the band is in a hurry to leave the bar, but the unexpected happens when Sam goes back to the green room to get her phone. There she finds the body of a young woman on the floor with a knife sticking out of her head.

Not wanting the police to get involved, the bouncers, Gabe and Big Justin (played by Macon Blair and Eric Edelstein), won't let the band members leave the bar. Gabe informs the bar's owner, Darcy Banker (played by Patrick Stewart), of the situation, who immediately takes action by closing the bar down for the night.

Locked in the green room with the other witness, Amber (played by Imogen Poots), the band is forced to fight for their lives when Darcy unleashes his henchman and dogs upon them, in the attempt to clean up the situation.

Specials Features on the Blu-ray includes "Into The Pit: Making Green Room" Featurette and Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Jeremy Saulnier.

The Classic Science Fiction Novel "Battlefield Earth" Is Now Available To Download on Kindle for 99 Cents!

The classic science fiction novel "Battlefield Earth" written by L. Ron Hubbard is now available to purchase on Kindle for the first time from Galaxy Press. It's currently on sale for 99 cents on Amazon.com.

Battlefield Earth: A Saga Of The Year 3000 was first published in 1982 by St. Martin's Press. The original hardcover was over 750 pages and the original paperback was over 1,000 pages.

Written in a similar style of the pulp fiction stores that Hubbard had published throughout the '30s and '40s, the novel is pure science fiction.

Set in 3000 AD, the novel involves a world where a nine-foot-tall alien race from the planet planet Psychlo had invaded Earth over a thousand years ago and enslaved all the humans. Now a slave named Jonnie Goodboy Tyler plans on making a stand against the aliens and help free the human race.

Galaxy Press has also released the novel in large format paperback (trade paperback) and on an unabridged audio CD (over 50 hours); all of which features the new cover art design.


Tuesday, July 12

Summer Reads: The Loyal Heart


Zondervan; 320 pages; $15.99; Amazon
Now available to buy in bookstores today  from Zondervan is The Loyal Heart by New York Times Bestselling Author Shelly Shepard Gray, the first book in the new "A Lone Star Hero's Love Story" series.

The novel centers on Robert Truax, the former Second Lieutenant and Confederate officer in the Civil War, who had promised a fellow solider, Phillip Markham, that he would take care of his wife, Miranda, if Phillip was killed in battle.

Now that the Civil War is over, Robert plans on keeping his promise to his friend by traveling to Galveston, Texas. Upon arriving he quickly learns that everyone believes that Phillip is a traitor.

Miranda has been shunned by almost the entire town due to her husband's actions, forcing her to turn her home into a boarding houses, just so she can pay the bills. She's a lost soul who doesn't want to allow her heart to trust anyone again.

While Robert's only goal was to stay long enough to honor his promise to Phillip, his plans quickly changes as starts to have romantic feelings for Miranda.

Nostalgia Review: "Who Ya Gonna Call?"




Anyone that grew up in the '80s knows the Ghostbusters theme song "Who Ya Gonna Call?" by heart. Yes, the lyrics were a bit silly, but the song did receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song

With the upcoming all-female Ghostbusters remake/reboot about to hit theaters, a slew of tie-in merchandise, such as t-shirts, DVD re-releases of the '80s animated series, toys, and mugs are being released.

Yes, I said coffee mugs!

Available now from Underground Toys is the Ghostbusters "Who Ya Gonna Call?" Heat Reveal Mug

The ceramic mug can hold up to 11 ounces. The body has been painted black, featuring the words "Who Ya Gonna Call?" in white along with a red circle-backslash symbol on both sides of the mug. Once you pour in hot liquid (coffee, tea, water) into it, the Ghostbusters ghost will appear behind the red symbol and below that the word "Ghostbusters" will appear in white.


Monday, July 11

Summer Reads: The Berenstain Bears' The Caring and Sharing Treasury


160 pages; $10.99; Amazon
Now available in bookstores from ZonderKidz (a trademark of Zondervan) is The Berenstain Bears' Caring and Sharing Treasury by Jan & Mike Berenstain, featuring 5 books in 1. Sadly, the original husband & wife duo authors, Stan and Jan, have both passed away, but their son Mike has taken over the writing and illustrating the franchise.

The 5 titles featured in this book are:

"Jobs Around Town" - Brother and Sister walk around Bear Country pointing out the different occupations around town. They both ponder about what they want to do when they grow up.

"Get Involved" - Brother and Sister are both part of the Cub Club at the Chapel in the Woods, where they participate in the different activities. Later, when a flood threatens Uncle Ned and Aunt Min's home, the cubs volunteer to help them.

"Love Their Neighbors" - The entire Bear family learns a valuable lesson about loving thy neighbor and not judging people by the way the dress.

"Gossip Gang" - Sister has always enjoyed gossiping about other students with her best pals, Lizzy and Suzie. However, Sister learns a lesson about not gossiping when she overhears her friends talking about her behind her back.

"And The Biggest Brag" - Brother and Sister Bear love to brag about anything and everything, which eventually leads them to learn a life lesson from Grizzly Gramps.

Saturday, July 9

Popcorn & Coffee: The Other Side Of The Door


Rated R; 96 minutes; $29.99; Amazon
Available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is the horror-thriller The Other Side Of The Door. Directed by Johannes Roberts, the film stars Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead) and Jeremy Sisto (Law and Order; Suburgatory). Special Features includes deleted scenes, "Behind The Door," a gallery, and the theatrical trailer.

Set in India, the film centers on a grieving mother, Maria (played by Sarah Wayne Callies) who had lost her young son Oliver (played by Logan Creran) in an accident, where she was only able to save her daughter Lucy (played by Sofia Rosinsky), and ever since she has blamed herself for his death.

After a failed suicide attempt, Maria's housekeeper, Piki (played by Suchitra Pillai-Malik) offers her chance to say goodbye to Oliver. To do so, Sarah must travel to a temple in Piki's village, scatter Oliver's ashes on the temple's steps and lock herself inside. Then she must wait until dark to hear Oliver's voice one last time. The one thing that she is instructed not do, is to leave the open the door for her son.

However, things don't and exactly as planned when Maria leaves the door open and releases a supernatural force that is hellbent on destroying her family.


Product Review: BCAA Powder (Fruit Punch)




One of the reasons why people quit exercising is because there body just gets too sore from their workouts. What is happening is that they aren't giving their body the proper length of time for their muscles to heal before they exercise again. There are some dietary supplements that can reduce your recovery time.

Last month, I was sent a container of BCAA Powder from Vitality Max Labs to test out and review. The retail price for one #BCAAPOWDER container costs $99, but it is currently listed for $26.99 on Amazon.com. Each 5.6oz container contains 30 servings (1 scoop).


The ingredients include:

L-Leucine - a dietary amino acid that stimulates muscle protein synthesis.

L-IsoLeucine -  an amino acid that only works when it is combined with L-Leucine or L-Valine.

L-Valine - an essential amino acid.

Friday, July 8

Book Blogger Hop: July 8th - 14th


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. Since I messed up the posts for the last few weeks, we are going to do this week's hop a little different. 

The original schedule question for this week is: 

Who is your favorite fictional couple? 

(submitted by Ruthsic @ YA on my Mind

 If you already answered the question two weeks ago, then go ahead and answer the question for June 24th – 30th. 

What is your preferred method of following blogs? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's 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: 

I'm answering the June 24th question.
I follow other blogs through GFC (when it works), Linky Followers, Newsletters, Twitter, and Facebook.


Linky List: