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Prime Time Health by Dr. Sears Review & Giveaway 2/6: 5 Winners CLOSED WINNERS







Product Details:

  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition (January 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316035416
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316035415
Prime Time Health by Dr. William Sears and Martha Sears is a must have at any age.  Once I picked up the complimentary book I received from Hachette Book Group, I couldn't put it down.  I have recommended it to all my family and friends as the must have book to stay healthy and get healthier.  Dr. Sears packs the book with practical advice as well as advice he researched by talking to other experts in the various fields.  Having a chance to look at the personal purpose that drove Dr. Sears to write the book adds credibility to what he is trying to teach. 

Dr. Sears is a cancer survivor and has been able to incorporate all that he learned while facing that life threatening diagnosis while sharing it with all of us.  His practical advice and information is logical and is backed by science.  Dr. Sears also has a site for promoting better health with children.  It's the Bible for living well!  The book was created in sections to help guide the reader into understanding how to follow the plan for prime time living.  He provides useful and healthy recipes that will get you started on the right track. 

This is not another book based on minimal research or backed by some nutritional health company.  This is full of first hand knowledge, research and experience.  With Dr. Sears' Prime Time Plan, you will feel better, perhaps live longer and can help promote wellness among everyone in your circle. 

I highly recommend this book for better health and a chance to turn around your wellness at all ages. 

The Giveaway:

Five winners will get a chance to have this must have book.

To Win:

Follow my blog and go to Hachette Book Group and tell me what other book looks interesting.

Extra Entries (worth five entries each:

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Giveaway ends 2/6 at midnight.  Winners will be chosen by random.org.

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Robin Meade Morning Sunshine! Book Review & 5 Copies for Giveaway 10/25/09


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Book Details:
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599951649
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599951645   
I never heard of Robin Meade until I received an offer from Hachette Book Group to read about this popular TV woman, Robin Meade and her journy to conquor anxiety and self confidence issues. To see such a beautiful woman admit she suffers issues of confidence was amazing to me.  Reading her book left you with a sense of "wow, this is really one down to earth, funny person."   Robin provides a background of where she started, the values instilled in her and how she never forgot them.  She also enlightens you on where "Morning Sunshine!" came from.

Robin is the Headline News morning anchor who worked hard to be in the position she has.  She's a fighter and she's real.  She introduces her four step approach to building confidence and she is proof it works.  Robin has a natural warmth and an inviting personality.

Robin adds so much laughter in the book by being able to make fun of herself that you find her real and you catch yourself wanting to read more about her.  She tells of a time in the 8th grade where she was jump roping on stage with holiday garland.  Unknown to her, the hem of her skirt was lifting up and exposing her "bum" for all to see.  Even then, she handled it with grace and dignity and was able to laugh about it. 

I think the book is very appealing because others can easily relate to what Robin is stating and have also experienced a lot of what she has.  Being able to relate to your author, makes the reading experience more enjoyable and it has more of an impact.  Not to repeat, she's beautiful, witty and intelligent.

Great book that I would recommend naturally to Robin Meade fans as well as anyone suffering from confidence and anxiety issues.  This is a must for women as you will help see you are not alone and you can overcome these obstacles.

Morning Sunshine!: How to Radiate Confidence and Feel It Too

The giveaway is FIVE lucky readers will receive a copy of Robin Meade's Morning Sunshine! book courtesy of Hachette Book group.

To enter, leave a comment and follow my blog.

Extra Entries:
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  • Leave a comment on another post and come back (leave a comment - five allowed per day)
  • Blog about this giveaway (leave a comment)
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  • Vote for me at DivineCaroline (widget top left) and get FIVE extra entries! Just vote, return back to the each giveaway and leave five entries with what number of voter you were. Easy!

    Giveaway ends October 25, 2009 at 10 PM EST

You will enjoy this book!

Permission Slips: Every Woman's Guide to Giving Herself a Break by Sherri Shepherd Book Review & Giveaway: CLOSED WINNERS


LittleEsMomma, fancygrlnancy, Katie, SRC1964 & kngmckellar

All Winners Have Been e-mailed!


Permission Slips: Every Woman's Guide to Giving Herself a Break
by Sherri Shepherd and Laurie Kilmartin

Product Details:
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (October 5, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446547425
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446547420 Sheri Shepard is a co-host on The View

Permission Slips Description:

Covering topics such as "It's Jesus or Jail," "Marriage, the Hard Way," "Children: The Gift You Can't Give Back," and "All the Things I Don't Know...And All the Things I Definitely Do," stand-up comedienne, actress, and ABC's The View co-host Sherri Shepherd comically chronicles her struggles to keep up with the many roles-professional, wife, mother, daughter, and friend-that women must play in today's world. Sherri urges women to pursue their most important dreams and to never give up, but also let's readers know that it's okay to give themselves "permission slips" when things don't always work out the way they want them to. As her many fans know, Sherri is never hesitant to speak from the heart, and her bubbly personality shines through in this delightful autobiography.

My Review:

I found this opportunity from The Product Review Place and Hachette Books to review Permission Slips and I will admit that I don't watch The View nor have ever heard of Sherri.  I read the book and immediately laughed both inside at times and outside as she's genuinely funny and made me laugh at her humor and the accuracy on so much of what she wrote about.  Although she has had to endure disappointment and pain, like us all, she brings the humor out and allows you to relate to her experiences.  It was more touching for me because I had been there and the things she wrote about were spot on.

The title of the book is the theme as it's really a creative way to handle life and the guilt women in particular apply to themselves at all levels.  The fact that Sherri tunes into the differences between how men and women react and feel was an eye opener to allow myself to know I'm not alone.  She tackles probably one of the biggest issues women endure and that's guilt.  If you want to laugh, find sympathy and enjoy the ability to relate to another woman and feel good about it, read Permission Slips.  Allowing yourself excuses every now and then is a great idea.

I would highly recommend this book not only to women but to men.  I think it's a good book to show men how women are truly different and why we are different.  Her examples are witty, downright correct and allows you to overcome and rise above. 

Don't miss out on the laughs!

To Purchase:

The Giveaway:

FIVE readers will have the opportunity to win their own copy of Permission Slips!

To enter, leave a comment that you follow my blog <-- isn't that easy?

Extra Entries (leave a comment for each extra entry):
  • Follow me on Twitter
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  • Tell me something about Sherri you didn't know by reading about her
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  • Blog about this giveaway - worth two entries
Giveaway ends November 10, 2009

Winners will be chosen by random.org

Good luck and thank you for entering!

Light Up Your Child's Mind by Renzulli and Reis Book Review WINNER

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JanetFayeLuvDayLilies, Margeret & Civ05, Your Information Was Received & Books Should be Coming Soon!

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I had the great opportunity from The Product Review Place and Hachette Book Group to read Light Up Your Child's Mind by Joseph Renzulli, PhD and Sally Reis, PhD.  I took an interest in reading this book mostly because I have three children at home.  They range in ages from 2 to 21 so I wanted to see if there was anything I could have done differently to invoke some creativity in the oldest one's mind.  I've grown myself since those early days with her so I can look back and reflect on what I can offer and provide both from a more mature level as well as from a resource perspective. 

I encourage the creativity in my children mostly because I'm creative myself or at least I like to think I am!  Talking to my dad today, I learned that I got it from him and they got it from me most likely.  My middle child is currently pursuing writing, acting and many other artsy type hobbies.  She's a natural and where she lacks in memory (I think due to epilepsy medications), she gains in having a wonderful ability to create almost anything.

What I liked about the book is what many parents, I would think, don't realize and that is that schools are so busy building, teaching and sticking to assigned schedules and requirements that they don't have the time to tap into each child's unique interests and desires.  This is by no means the fault of the schools but as parents, we have the ability to show our children the way through many opportunities.  It provides direction in how to guide your child versus pushing and directing their interests.  It gives suggestions on how to spark an interest and how to pursue the interests.

I think we all remember the kid in school that had the most incredible looking projects and you knew their parents helped if not created the entire project.  This method advocates tapping into the source by instilling excitement and interest without pushing.

I highly recommend this book as a great way to educate yourself on how to spur creativity in your child.  It's a great resource to teach both you and your children on how to tap into the hidden passions and carry forward in a healthy, productive manner.

The Giveaway

Hachette Book Group is offering this wonderful opportunity to allow five of my readers a chance to receive their own copy.

All you have to do to enter, is leave a comment.

For extra entries:

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Leave an extra comment after each activity to let me know you did.

Giveaway ends September 30, 2009.

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