Dictionary: Artful Deception
done with or showing artistic skill
: the act of making someone believe something that is not true : the act of deceiving someone
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Congratulations Karina, on another book, and your first romance. Well done!
The reason for my 4 star rating of a 5 star book is after seeing your incredible support, beta and edit exams, it was sad for me to come across so many unnecessary grammatical errors. It feels like it was only run through a spell checker for the major spelling errors.
The story deserved so much more, as did your incredible humor. I started reading late at night, and had to physically smother my laughter into my pillow to try and not disturb the rest of the sleeping souls in the house. Mateo, Vera and the other Spanish people (and the Angles too) were created with so much life and spirit in them, I can actually visualize myself hopping on a plane to Spain to join the conversational English classes for business people, and have a glass of that wine!.
The story line is very sweet and follow a few relationships borne from the month long “language camp”, where everybody lives together, eats and parties for a month in Spain, in English.
It is with a sad heart that the language course comes to an end, but from here we follow to see if some new relationships would stand the test of time, or if Vera should have listened to the last bit of advice the reception lady gave her before boarding the buss when she arrived: “don’t fall in love…”
Daughter of Smoke and Bone,
Days of blood and starlight and the last book Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor.
I loved this trilogy!
The author has such a unique writing style, the characters are so real, and set to start in the city of Prague, these books were a fairy tale made in Eretz 🙂 .
The trillogy is about a human girl called Karou who lives two lives, one in the human world, and going through special portals, into “elsewhere” as she knows it. Her protector Brimstone (a chimera – mix between human and animal person) collects teeth and strings them up into necklaces but Karou has yet to figure out why, since nobody will let her in on the secret. And then there is the strange tatoos that’s been on her hands since she can remember (hamsas that look like open eyes on each palm). What are they for?
Brimstone deals in wishes and for an early birthday Karou wishes for her hair to be a beautiful dark blue (Lapizlazuli) – and she studies art at the local art college with her pixie sized friend Zuzannah. The books take you deeper into both worlds, and introduce you to the legions of Seraphim armies, of which Akiva is a soldier, but something mysterious draws him to Karou.
I feel deprived to have read the last book, where other authors can drag a much lesser… Continue reading
When you fall in love for the first time, you always think it will last forever.
As you grow older you realize there is a lot more than just one kind of love. There is the feeling of love towards your parents, that goes hand in hand with the craving of acceptance, and the love you feel for your children, the very best and most strongest kind (we were born that way).
Then as you grow into a teenager there is the secret love from a star struck boy, his biggest wish to be noticed by you and whom you let take you on one date or two, but feel no fireworks for – and barely notice his affection for you.
Sometimes you are the girl secretly head over heels in love with a boy who gives you (and so many others) a date or two, and each one of the long string of girls (including you) think you will be the keeper of his heart… but alas, he forgets you and moves on.
And the sad type – the unrequited love, where you are the unseen one, the “friend”, but wanting so much more in your heart than just friendship from him or her.
By the time you are in your early 20’s you begin looking for the real thing,… Continue reading
Attention Deficit Disorder is a collection of specific traits that reflects or affects a person (or child’s) natural neurological nature
Some Positive traits include spontaneity, creativity and the ability to lock onto and hyper focus on tasks of the child’s own choosing. However, there are also some traits that may present some potential problems. These include selective attention, easily distracted, impulsive and sometimes hyperactivity. Your child may exhibit some of these positive or negative traits, not necessarily all of them. Depending on how these are perceived and treated, the specific combination of your child’s traits can work to either their advantage or disadvantage.
Pretty much all children are impulsive, easily distracted, and inattentive some of the time, but ADD children are like this most of the time.
Attention Deficit Disorder is not just a problem in children. If you were diagnosed with childhood ADD/ADHD, chances are, you’ve carried at least some of the symptoms into adulthood. But even if you were never diagnosed with ADD/ADHD as a child, it doesn’t mean you can’t be affected by it as an adult. Research shows in general that one in 33 adults or 4% of the total adult population in the world suffer with Attention Deficit Disorder.
ADD poses a lot of challenges and understanding why your child behaves in a certain way, will help you meet these challenges.
Some traits readily seen in children diagnosed with ADD / ADHD:
- Sustained attention: “ They… Continue reading