#TheSkiesAboveMyEyes #NetGalley

Title: The Skies Above my Eyes
Author: Charllotte Gullain
Publisher: Quarto Publishing
Publish Day: August 14, 2018 — out ready for purchase!!
Downloaded from: Netgalley

Have you ever looked up and wondered what’s going on high up in the skies above your eyes? Take a journey up into the air, through the atmosphere, way out into space, and back down to Earth in this richly illustrated concertina book. Readers will zoom past the technology that fills our skies, from helicopters, fighter jets, weather balloons, and satellites, hang-gliders and hot-air balloons. They’ll also discover the insects and animals that whizz through the skies, explore the layers of the atmosphere, and travel through the solar system and out to the galaxies far beyond. Following on from The Street Beneath My Feet, which dug down to the center of the Earth, this expansive concertina book opens out to an impressive 8 feet long, perfect for inquisitive young minds.

Review: Kid friendly, fun illustration and facts. Good book to put in with other STE(A)M book collections in classroom or at home.

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#TheSkiesAboveMyEyes #NetGalley

Title: The Skies Above my Eyes
Author: Charllotte Gullain
Publisher: Quarto Publishing
Publish Day: August 14, 2018 — out ready for purchase!!
Downloaded from: Netgalley

Have you ever looked up and wondered what’s going on high up in the skies above your eyes? Take a journey up into the air, through the atmosphere, way out into space, and back down to Earth in this richly illustrated concertina book. Readers will zoom past the technology that fills our skies, from helicopters, fighter jets, weather balloons, and satellites, hang-gliders and hot-air balloons. They’ll also discover the insects and animals that whizz through the skies, explore the layers of the atmosphere, and travel through the solar system and out to the galaxies far beyond. Following on from The Street Beneath My Feet, which dug down to the center of the Earth, this expansive concertina book opens out to an impressive 8 feet long, perfect for inquisitive young minds.

Review: Kid friendly, fun illustration and facts. Good book to put in with other STE(A)M book collections in classroom or at home.

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MiniRvw:#TheRedeemed #NetGalley

Title: The Redeemed — Roadhouse #2
Author: Matthew S. Cox
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Romance, Sci Fi / Fantasy

Publish day: December 19, 2017

Description from Netgalley:

The Redeemed is the second installment of The Roadhouse Chronicles

The worst part about chasing one’s dream is catching it.

Six months ago, Kevin opened a Roadhouse of his own. No longer the idiot braving the dangerous post-nuclear highways of 2073, he thought he’d finally grow old and happy selling bullets, beds, and booze to those still foolish enough to get behind the wheel.

Then, he’d met her.

The white-haired outcast from the xenophobic Enclave crashed into his life, becoming the conscience he never wanted and everything he desired. She couldn’t save the world from the Virus, but she could save Kevin’s dream.

A biker gang calling themselves the Redeemed starts shooting up Roadhouses in flagrant disregard of the Code, shattering the serenity of his humble waystation. When the long-vaunted retribution of Amarillo’s army fails to materialize, Kevin feels more like a sitting duck than he ever did on the road―but it’s not his ‘house he fears losing.

Determined to protect her, he takes it upon himself to enforce the unwritten law of the Roadhouse.

SUPER SHORT REVIEW: Interesting , fast read! I like his writing — hopefully I can write a longer review when I get the time. Cheers!

Downloaded through Netgalley in exchange for a free review. Just note that this is a sequel not the first in the story (in case couldn’t tell, lol).

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MiniRvw:#TheRedeemed #NetGalley

Title: The Redeemed — Roadhouse #2
Author: Matthew S. Cox
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Romance, Sci Fi / Fantasy

Publish day: December 19, 2017

Description from Netgalley:

The Redeemed is the second installment of The Roadhouse Chronicles

The worst part about chasing one’s dream is catching it.

Six months ago, Kevin opened a Roadhouse of his own. No longer the idiot braving the dangerous post-nuclear highways of 2073, he thought he’d finally grow old and happy selling bullets, beds, and booze to those still foolish enough to get behind the wheel.

Then, he’d met her.

The white-haired outcast from the xenophobic Enclave crashed into his life, becoming the conscience he never wanted and everything he desired. She couldn’t save the world from the Virus, but she could save Kevin’s dream.

A biker gang calling themselves the Redeemed starts shooting up Roadhouses in flagrant disregard of the Code, shattering the serenity of his humble waystation. When the long-vaunted retribution of Amarillo’s army fails to materialize, Kevin feels more like a sitting duck than he ever did on the road―but it’s not his ‘house he fears losing.

Determined to protect her, he takes it upon himself to enforce the unwritten law of the Roadhouse.

SUPER SHORT REVIEW: Interesting , fast read! I like his writing — hopefully I can write a longer review when I get the time. Cheers!

Downloaded through Netgalley in exchange for a free review. Just note that this is a sequel not the first in the story (in case couldn’t tell, lol).

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#Schisms #NetGalley

Title: Schisms
Author: James Wolanyk
Publisher: Kensington Books / Rebel Base Books

Description

Three long years have passed since Anna, First of Tomas, survived the purge in Malijad after being forced to use her scribe sigils to create an army of immortals. Safely ensconced in the shelter of the Nest, a sanctuary woven by one of her young allies, Anna spends her days tutoring the gifted yet traumatized scribe, Ramyi—and coming to terms with her growing attachment to an expatriate soldier in her company.

Away from her refuge, war drums continue to beat. Thwarted in her efforts to locate the elusive tracker and bring him to justice, Anna turns to the state of Nahora and its network of spies for help. But Nahoran assistance comes with a price: Anna must agree to weaponize her magic for the all-out military confrontation to come.

Dispatched to the front lines with Ramyi in tow, Anna will find her new alliances put to the test, her old tormentors lying in wait, and the fate of a city placed in her hands. To protect the innocent, she must be willing to make the ultimate sacrifice. For even in this season of retribution, the gift of healing may be the most powerful weapon of all.

Review: The first book afterwards wasn’t going to keep reading it. But saw it was goodreads giveaway & On netgalley …and here we are. The books are interesting and I keep reading them. I feel confused about this series like…?? But it’s good.

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#MiniRvw: #TheBookOfEadie #NetGalley

Title: The Book of Eadie Vol. 1  by Mark D. Diehl

Fehcetree productions – Sci fi & fantasy

Publish date: April 4, 2018  — it’s been archived on netgally already 🙂

Description from Netgalley:
Corporations control all of the world’s diminishing resources and all of its governments, dividing the world into two types of people: those who unquestioningly obey, and those who die. Most of the world’s seventeen billion humans are unconscious, perpetually serving their employers as part of massive brain trusts. The ecosystem has collapsed, naturally growing plants have been declared illegal, and everything from food to housing to medicines must be synthesized from secretions of genetically modified bacteria. Only corporate ambulatory workers can afford patented synthetic food, and non-corporates fight for survival in the city’s sprawling, grotesquely violent ghetto known only as the Zone. Nineteen year-old waitress Eadie challenges the hierarchy when she assists a bedraggled alcoholic known as the Prophet, drawing massive social-control machinery into play against her. The Prophet predicts she’s the general who will lead a revolution, and a few desperate souls start listening. How can she and her followers possibly prevail when she’s being hunted by a giant corporation and the Federal Angels it directs?

Review: Dystopian where corporations are at the forefront. It is an interesting read 🙂  Downloaded from Netgalley free in exchange for an honest review. Cheers!

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#Spoonies: Compression Socks – yay or nay?

WARNING: Not medical advise. Not paid review.

Quickie: If you’re not familiar with compression socks they’re used to help blood flow in your legs. People who stand all day, flights, or exercise frequently use these. They can help prevent varicose veins. They’re an item that disabled/abled wear.

Background:

First pair of compression socks I decided to purchase were on a limb (heh). It was out of fear because I was having swelling in my legs and no one could explain why.

I feared that I was developing a blood clot or something and needed to do something. I mean, if your doctor isn’t sure what’s going on (or even cares)…ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

My first pair looked as if a hospital gave birth to them. They looked like medical gear and not in the good way. I was young and super vain. More vain than I had ever thought before.

They didn’t match anything and they were hard to get on. I ended up throwing them away — my health be damned.

The Present:

Just got paid the Friday before Thanksgiving break, and went onto Amazon. It’s ran by an Antichrist more than likely but the availability and ease as a disabled person.. I use it a lot.

Anyway, I discovered that  compression socks don’t all look as horrendous as what I had. I’ve found several companies who make cute compression socks. I purchased a three pack of plain black compression socks. They are knee high length and snug.

They look nice and fancy. I wear black socks to work to match with my shoes and my pants. So, I purchased these to blend in with my work wear.

The size I purchased are a S/M. They are snug with some stretch to them. They are more stretchy when they’re not on your leg. This isn’t the best showcasing how stretchy they are.

They are extremely easy for me to put them on by myself. I had difficulties with my original pair that I bought way back when. These do not act like my original pair at all.

What they look like outside of a shoe and not dangling around my fingers. I am 5ft 4in they reach the edge of my knee but do not go passed it.

They look like a regular pair of knee highs or leggings. Which I wear a lot of so they blend in well with what I already wear.

The big draw for me is that they look like regular socks and do the job that they’re supposed to do.

Day Use:

I decided to wear them today while I was cleaning and doing my workout. My legs usually swell IMMENSELY during these things.

For me when my legs swell, they feel gross and don’t want to move and they hurt. They hurt as if you’re being punished for some sin you’ve committed that you have no idea. But boy do you wish you could repent it.

They have helped so far I do not have any noticeably sin-punishing pain in my legs and haven’t swelled. Which is a relief to me because while wearing them I was working out to this: Keaira LaShae Dance Workout for Beginners.

I usually stick to step with a step, modified jumping jacks and some yoga here and there. Stuff that I can do without major swelling and pain. So, I am hoping this is a new normal for me to be able to do the “fun”exercises without too much pain.

They come in this packaging large print telling you what they are for.

The three pairs of socks come in their own packaging with the label “S/M” (whatever sizes you picked out). I have had them only for a week so I’ll update how they last later on.

But overall my experience with these have been very positive. I plan on wearing them during my school day to see if there is any major benefits to them.

There are several brands on Amazon selling a variety of these. They don’t look like medical gear — they can look professional or colorful depending on what you want.

I plan on getting compression socks that are ankle length since I prefer my socks to be shorter. I am hoping to purchase some that have colors to them because they’re ankle socks — can’t much see the color and they won’t be too loud down there hiding in my shoe. Surely.

They can be purchased here. They are currently $15.98 at writing this. If you know Amazon well enough the prizes fluctuate  a lot.

One thing I’ve found in many brands is the giant ass logo printed at the top that can’t be covered. I don’t like advertising for brands — if I like it I’ll tell people about you ..y’know? So, these aren’t branded so there’s that, too.

Do you use compression socks? Do you like them? What brands do you prefer/recommend?

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#Spoonies: Compression Socks – yay or nay?

WARNING: Not medical advise. Not paid review.

Quickie: If you’re not familiar with compression socks they’re used to help blood flow in your legs. People who stand all day, flights, or exercise frequently use these. They can help prevent varicose veins. They’re an item that disabled/abled wear.

Background:

First pair of compression socks I decided to purchase were on a limb (heh). It was out of fear because I was having swelling in my legs and no one could explain why.

I feared that I was developing a blood clot or something and needed to do something. I mean, if your doctor isn’t sure what’s going on (or even cares)…ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

My first pair looked as if a hospital gave birth to them. They looked like medical gear and not in the good way. I was young and super vain. More vain than I had ever thought before.

They didn’t match anything and they were hard to get on. I ended up throwing them away — my health be damned.

The Present:

Just got paid the Friday before Thanksgiving break, and went onto Amazon. It’s ran by an Antichrist more than likely but the availability and ease as a disabled person.. I use it a lot.

Anyway, I discovered that  compression socks don’t all look as horrendous as what I had. I’ve found several companies who make cute compression socks. I purchased a three pack of plain black compression socks. They are knee high length and snug.

They look nice and fancy. I wear black socks to work to match with my shoes and my pants. So, I purchased these to blend in with my work wear.

The size I purchased are a S/M. They are snug with some stretch to them. They are more stretchy when they’re not on your leg. This isn’t the best showcasing how stretchy they are.

They are extremely easy for me to put them on by myself. I had difficulties with my original pair that I bought way back when. These do not act like my original pair at all.

What they look like outside of a shoe and not dangling around my fingers. I am 5ft 4in they reach the edge of my knee but do not go passed it.

They look like a regular pair of knee highs or leggings. Which I wear a lot of so they blend in well with what I already wear.

The big draw for me is that they look like regular socks and do the job that they’re supposed to do.

Day Use:

I decided to wear them today while I was cleaning and doing my workout. My legs usually swell IMMENSELY during these things.

For me when my legs swell, they feel gross and don’t want to move and they hurt. They hurt as if you’re being punished for some sin you’ve committed that you have no idea. But boy do you wish you could repent it.

They have helped so far I do not have any noticeably sin-punishing pain in my legs and haven’t swelled. Which is a relief to me because while wearing them I was working out to this: Keaira LaShae Dance Workout for Beginners.

I usually stick to step with a step, modified jumping jacks and some yoga here and there. Stuff that I can do without major swelling and pain. So, I am hoping this is a new normal for me to be able to do the “fun”exercises without too much pain.

They come in this packaging large print telling you what they are for.

The three pairs of socks come in their own packaging with the label “S/M” (whatever sizes you picked out). I have had them only for a week so I’ll update how they last later on.

But overall my experience with these have been very positive. I plan on wearing them during my school day to see if there is any major benefits to them.

There are several brands on Amazon selling a variety of these. They don’t look like medical gear — they can look professional or colorful depending on what you want.

I plan on getting compression socks that are ankle length since I prefer my socks to be shorter. I am hoping to purchase some that have colors to them because they’re ankle socks — can’t much see the color and they won’t be too loud down there hiding in my shoe. Surely.

They can be purchased here. They are currently $15.98 at writing this. If you know Amazon well enough the prizes fluctuate  a lot.

One thing I’ve found in many brands is the giant ass logo printed at the top that can’t be covered. I don’t like advertising for brands — if I like it I’ll tell people about you ..y’know? So, these aren’t branded so there’s that, too.

Do you use compression socks? Do you like them? What brands do you prefer/recommend?

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MiniRvw: #TheQuantumMagician #NetGalley

Title: The Quantum Magician
Author: Derek Kunsken
Publisher: Rebellion Publishing
Solaris
Genre: General Fiction/Scifi&Fantasy
Pulish day: October 2, 2018
Rating:🥄🥄🥄🥄
Short Review: Apologies for the quick review. School year has started so don’t have a lot of time to write things down. This was a good read, enjoyed it. Hoping to be able to purchase it soon. Thanks! Downloaded from Netgalley 

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MiniRvw: #TheQuantumMagician #NetGalley

Title: The Quantum Magician
Author: Derek Kunsken
Publisher: Rebellion Publishing
Solaris
Genre: General Fiction/Scifi&Fantasy
Pulish day: October 2, 2018
Rating:🥄🥄🥄🥄
Short Review: Apologies for the quick review. School year has started so don’t have a lot of time to write things down. This was a good read, enjoyed it. Hoping to be able to purchase it soon. Thanks! Downloaded from Netgalley 

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