Category: Teen

Book Review: Drawn to Sex by Erika Moen, Matthew Nolan

Book Review: Drawn to Sex by Erika Moen, Matthew Nolan

Drawn to Sex
Erika Moen, Matthew Nolan
Limerance Press
11/06/2018

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What the Book is About

Drawn to Sex: The Basics is a comprehensive guide to sex including all the different types of sex that one could possibly engage in. The book includes information about birth control, barriers, and other safety techniques. This is a no-judgment, sex-positive, informative book.

First Impressions

The artwork is cute and the book showcases a lot of types of bodies and relationships.

What I Liked

I liked that there was such a large quantity of information presented and that it was given in such a sex positive way that included no judgment or shame. The book is intended to provide information in such a way that it’s comprehensive and allows the reader to get out of it what they want. There are sections on masturbation, vaginal penetration, oral sex, and anal sex. There is information about how to be safe during sex and how to explore new ideas that you might be interested in. Consent had its own section in this book, which was especially awesome!

The best part of this book, in my opinion, is the fact that even at the age of 31, there was still so much I didn’t know and was able to learn from. I really think this book is for anyone who wants to know more about sex.

Also, the graphics in the book are very LGBT friendly, as is the book overall, so I was extra surprised and impressed by it. There was even mention that some people don’t enjoy sex or want sex, referencing asexual people, which was extra cool! 

What I Didn’t Like

Some of the drawings that were more detailed made me uncomfortable. That is mostly because I was raised in an ultra conservative, Christian household, so I’m not used to the explicitness that this provided. Keep that in mind if that’s your background, too.

Final Thoughts

I highly recommend this book for older teens, young adults, and adults of all ages. I think there is a lot to be learned from this book. I would recommend the book for anyone learning about sex, however, I felt some of the themes might be to in-depth for younger teens or pre-teens. 

Disclaimer

I was provided a copy of this book through the website Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Special thanks to Limerance Press for making this book available for review.

Finley Jane Farmer is a non-binary mother of 2. When they’re not homeschooling their son (with Autism) or running after their preschool daughter, they are busy knitting, reading, and drinking a good cup of coffee. Finley wants to share their joy of reading with the world by reviewing books whether old or available for pre-order. They hope that they can share the best parts of the magical worlds contained within the books, providing you with an endless list of adventures to sate your reading appetite.

Quick Book Review: Kawaii Doodle Cuties by PicCandle, Zainab Khan

Quick Book Review: Kawaii Doodle Cuties by PicCandle, Zainab Khan

Kawaii Doodle CutiesZainab KhanQuarto Publishing Group – Race Point Publishing11/06/208Purchase on Amazon!

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Kawaii Doodle Cuties is a cute how-to-draw book focusing on cute or “kawaii” drawings. They range from food to transportation to animals from around the world. Some of my favorites were the dumplings, the windmill, and the Koala. I think this book is just such a fun book for anyone who enjoys doodling or drawing. I just wish that the book had more vibrant colors on the finished drawings. Otherwise, it’s perfect!

Thank you to Zainab Khan and Race Point Publishing for making this book available to me.

Finley Jane Farmer is a non-binary mother of 2. When they’re not homeschooling their son (with Autism) or running after their preschool daughter, they are busy knitting, reading, and drinking a good cup of coffee. Finley wants to share their joy of reading with the world by reviewing books whether old or available for pre-order. They hope that they can share the best parts of the magical worlds contained within the books, providing you with an endless list of adventures to sate your reading appetite.

Book Review: Freezing Point by Grace Hamilton

Book Review: Freezing Point by Grace Hamilton



Freezing PointAfter the Shift Series: Book 1Grace HamiltonRelay Publishing09/16/2018Purchase on Amazon by clicking on the image!

What the Book Was About:

Freezing point follows a family that is trying to survive after the world tilts on its axis and the world begins freezing in an everlasting winter. The family is trying to make it somewhere warmer and picks up friends along the way. Will they make it to their destination? Will everyone survive?

First Impressions:

The writing is very detailed. At first I had difficulty getting into the book because of this. However, the book picks up its pace about halfway through.

What I Liked:

I really enjoyed the premise in the book. What would happen if our earth tilted? Would we survive it? How would we manage? Are we prepared for such a thing to happen. Short Answer: No.

The family was overall very likeable, though Nathan rubbed me wrong several times. He always puts his morals above the good of his family and while morality is an important trait, it almost gets several of them killed time and time again. I feel like he’s foolish and has no street smarts. His wife was much more prepared and ready to take action.

What I didn’t Like:

The book dragged at times. I felt like it was a good way through before the pace started to pick up. This book was entirely about the journey from one location to another.

I hate major cliffhangers. I was disappointed that the book ended on a major cliffhanger. I’m interested enough to read the next book in this case, but usually if authors do this, I won’t read them again.

Final thoughts:

If you like post-apocalyptic style books, you may enjoy this one. It is a lot of fun to see how the story progresses. There are some unexpected turns along the way. If you are in need of a book you can read in a few hours, this fits the bill.

3.5 stars out of 5. 

Finley Jane Farmer is a non-binary mother of 2. When they’re not homeschooling their son (with Autism) or running after their preschool daughter, they are busy knitting, reading, and drinking a good cup of coffee. Finley wants to share their joy of reading with the world by reviewing books whether old or available for pre-order. They hope that they can share the best parts of the magical worlds contained within the books, providing you with an endless list of adventures to sate your reading appetite.

Book Review: Learn to Draw Mickey Mouse & Friends Through the Decades by Disney Storybook Artists

Book Review: Learn to Draw Mickey Mouse & Friends Through the Decades by Disney Storybook Artists

Learn to Draw Mickey Mouse & Friends Through the Decades
Disney Storybook Artists
Quarto Publishing Group – Walter Foster
09/18/2018

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What the Book is About

This book goes from beginning to end through the decades of Mickey, Minnie, Goofie, Donald, Daisy, and Pluto plus a few other characters. The book is primarily a how-to-draw style book with added historical information about the characters.

First Impressions

I love the style of the book. It’s bright, engaging, and I love the history bits of it, too!

What I Liked

This book has so many fun characters and expressions to draw. I absolutely love Donald Duck, so I was quite excited to find him in this book. The history parts of the book talk about the style changes and when they occurred. They denote important bits of interest about Mickey and Minnie and how they fit into the Great Depression timeline and how they got their current styles and personalities.

What I Didn’t Like

Nothing! This book was fun and exciting and I enjoyed every bit of it!

Final Thoughts

If you are a fan of the classic Disney characters, you really can’t go wrong with this book.

Disclaimer

I was provided a copy of this book through the website Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Special thanks to Walter Foster for making this book available for review.

Finley Jane Farmer is a non-binary mother of 2. When they’re not homeschooling their son (with Autism) or running after their preschool daughter, they are busy knitting, reading, and drinking a good cup of coffee. Finley wants to share their joy of reading with the world by reviewing books whether old or available for pre-order. They hope that they can share the best parts of the magical worlds contained within the books, providing you with an endless list of adventures to sate your reading appetite.

Book Review: Painting with Bob Ross

Book Review: Painting with Bob Ross

Painting with Bob Ross
Annette Kowalski
Quarto Publishing – Walter Foster
09/04/2018
www.bobross.com

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What the Book is About


Painting with Bob Ross is an instructional book for oil painting based on the instructional style of Bob Ross.

First Impressions


The book seems very beginner friendly and the photography is stunning. There are a lot of examples of the paintings that are being taught throughout the book.

What I Liked


The first thing I’d like to note is the detailed instructions provided for each piece. The paintings are gone through step by step so that a beginner knows where to start their piece and how to put finishing touches on it. Painting with Bob Ross also includes details for what paint types to use as well as how to adapt with other methods of painting if one wishes to.

One of the best parts of this book are Bob Ross’ inspirational quotes and the liberal usage of happy little trees and clouds.

What I Didn’t Like


I felt there weren’t enough steps for the paintings which made the paintings seem extra intimidating. The steps jump from filling in the sky to the foreground and then a few details and finishing touches. I wish there were broader explanations for how to make the sky the way that it is and how the painter arrives at the parts in the foreground.

Final Thoughts


Overall, this book is a fun and beginner-friendly instruction book. I would definitely recommend it for anyone that loves Bob Ross or is interested in learning how to paint the way that he does.

Disclaimer


I was provided a copy of this book through the website Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Special thanks to Annette Kowalski and Quarto Publishing – Walter Foster for making this book available for review.

Finley Jane Farmer is a non-binary mother of 2. When they’re not homeschooling their son (with Autism) or running after their preschool daughter, they are busy knitting, reading, and drinking a good cup of coffee. Finley wants to share their joy of reading with the world by reviewing books whether old or available for pre-order. They hope that they can share the best parts of the magical worlds contained within the books, providing you with an endless list of adventures to sate your reading appetite.