Month: March 2018

“A Secret History of Brands” by Matt MacNabb

“A Secret History of Brands” by Matt MacNabb

The Dark and Twisted Beginnings of the Brand Names We Know and Love

Welcome to another quirky corner of history! Matt MacNabb takes the reader through the secret history of nine different well-known brands. He gives you the inside scoop on how these brands got started and the controversies that surrounded them. I found this book to be really fun to read, largely because it is so well written in way that is really engaging and informative. You’ll learn about the brands that marketed what today are illegal drugs. Some brands have a hidden history of involvement with the Nazi party. Along the way you will also discover the behind the scenes family dramas that influenced the development of various brands. All in all, this book is fun read with lots of fascinating historical moments.

Alinefromabook’s rating:  5-star-rating 5 stars!!

Happy Reading!

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Weekly Round-Up 3/4/2018

Welcome back to another edition of the Weekly Round-Up. Temperatures were above freezing for a couple of days last week but we are expecting a crazy amount of snow tomorrow. We decided this week to re-do all the flooring in our house, so the installers will be here for 4 days right after Easter. If things go quiet here for a few days, you’ll know why. Let’s take a look now at the TBR.

TBR – I added 1 book and finished reading 3. Current total is 275.

Goodreads Challenge – I’m 1 book ahead of schedule here.

NetGalley score – Back up to 87%.

John Connolly challenge – I’m still listening to book 4. This is taking a little longer than I wanted, but I’m blaming my headphones because the battery seems to be dying and they are not holding a charge for very long.

Coming Up – I am currently reading book 2 in the Flaxborough Mysteries series by Colin Watson, “Bump in the NightBump in the Night. I will also be reading “The Visitor’s Guide to Georgian England” by Monica Hall.The Visitor's Guide to Georgian England I’m also hoping to start reading “House Witness” by Mike Lawson. House Witness

That’s it for this edition of the Weekly Round-Up. It’s March now and I hope to be seeing signs of spring soon. Have a great week everybody!

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“Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover

“Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover

A story that will move and enlighten you! Tara was raised by parents who live on the fringes of society. They are survivalists living at the base of a mountain in Idaho. They claimed they were homeschooling their children but the education they offered was little more than how to read and write. Tara did not enter a classroom until she was 17 and a freshman at Brigham Young University. To say she experienced culture shock would be an understatement. And few would think it possible that she would end up with a PhD from Cambridge University.

First, I love her writing style. The narrative is easy to read and flows very nicely without ever getting bogged down. I could hardly put this book down. Second, her story will pull at your emotions. Some scenes are disturbing but necessary to effective relating the story and the challenges, both physical and emotional that she had to overcome. Finally, I found this book to be inspiring. Tara comes to adulthood with the odds stacked against her but she has a determination which allows her to continually try again. Overall, I loved this book and highly recommend it.

Alinefromabook’s rating:  5-star-rating 5 stars!!

Happy Reading!

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