Thursday, 26 November 2015

Stock Take - November - 04

Another week is gone.. And dare I say December is in the corner.. As in so near we can already see it's shadow.. Oh my goodness.. The year is over!
It's sunny today.. Rainy as hell yesterday.. Hope tomorrow will be sunny.
This week's stock take:

Reading : Done reading Three To Get Deadly.. And Plum Lovin (a between the numbers novel) super hilarious. Stephanie plum pretends to get married just so that they could get her sister Valerie and boyfriend/baby daddy married.Don't want to spoil it for you in case you want to read it. Then I read , Hot Six  and Twelve Sharp all by Janet Evanovich. And this morning I've started on Pretend You Don't See Her by Mary Higgins Clark.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

MS03 - Tie Colors, Their Meaning and Your Personality(2)

”A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life.” – Oscar Wilde

This is a continuation of the previous post on ties.

7. Orange tie

 This is a happy color. Almost a wild card. Shows you are enthusiastic,energetic, open-minded and adventurous. But could also be read as egocentricity and dominance. It's the perfect tie for creating a memorable first impression. 

Monday, 23 November 2015

MS02 - Tie Colors, Their Meanings and Your Personality

"Neck ties satisfy the modern man's desire to dress in art" 
- Harry Anderson 
Most professional men wear ties. In some offices it is mandatory to wear a tie. Most men stick to the same color or different shades of the same color. Others wear different colors depending on occasion. 
What does this all mean?

1. Red Tie

This is referred to as the power tie. It means business!!! It's a reaffirmation of strength, authority and dominance in the professional world. It is associated with passion, love and it is attention -grabbing. 
It is a bold look that will make you the center of attention so if that is not what you are going for, tone it down to a darker shade of red. It is best paired with a light shirt and a dark suit.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Stock Take - November - 03

Howdy? Hope y'all are keeping warm because.. CT!! Can't Take!! (In Yandy Smith's voice). This cold is something else hunni. And the rain. I wish it would just rain during the night then a little sun comes out during the day. Sigh. If wishes were horses.

Let's kick off the stock take:
Reading : If you check my previous stock take post , I was super excited on landing an Evanovich book that morning. But later in the afternoon, I landed three more. THREE!!!!! Yes. I was skipping all over the road heading home.My week was great. I managed to read One for the Money, Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich and also finished on Zapped by Carol Higgins Clark. I'm currently reading Social Graces by Dixie Browning. This is the life. 

Watching: Normal TV programming. No time for extras especially with all these books.. Yes ma'am!
Googling : nothing. Face-booking and tweeting. Let's connect on social media here.
Drinking : Trying to improve on my water intake. 
Eating : Bae's fried beef. It's no surprise that he cooks better than me. And the love he puts into it. I cook more out of routine than to please. LOL. Hope he doesn't see this. 

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

#MDAReview - Do You Promise Not To Tell? (Mary Jane Clark)

Wassup everybody? (in my excited voice)
This book has:
139 chapters.
303 pages.
The first exciting thing about this novel from the cover is the relation of the author to Mary Higgins Clark. She is her former daughter-in-law. Their novels are suspense/mystery and I love love love them!!
At the beginning of the novel, I get a little confused with the introduction of the many characters but get the hang of it later as the story develops.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Stock take - November - 02

Another week gone and oh my .. how many days is it to Christmas? I sure wasn't ready.
How awesome is it that there is a book vendor at every corner of the streets? Apparently I think I now know who is in business with who and who is related to who.. *sigh*   .. Some even agree to call you when your favorite author lands.. Hunni, the world is at peace here.. All planets are in order (insert Momma Dee's voice).
Book Addiction is real right here fam.. 

Let's kick off the stock take:

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

MS01 - Accessories Men Should Wear

"A man's got two shots for jewellery : A wedding ring and a watch. The watch is easier to get on and off than a wedding ring." - John Mayer

We will kick off with the jewellery part.
Men look way better when they keep it minimal. Go for the basics that are important. To add to John Mayer's list:
i) A wedding ring - If you are married. This is part of the jewellery you can wear. Some people keep it versatile and stylish by having different bands to match with their outfits.

ii) A watch - Every man is defined by his time piece. This is something that you can not compromise on and again, there is a wide range to choose from.

iii) Cuff links -  Of course we had to add these. Every corporate man knows these come in handy. There are a huge arrays of designs that they come in and you could get yourself several of these.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

#MDAReview - Blood Orchid(Stuart Woods)

The setting of this book is in a small town called Orchid Beach in Florida.
It has:
65 chapters. 
342 Pages. 
The lead character is Holly Barker. She is police chief of Orchid Beach. She is meeting her dad Ham for dinner when she runs into Ed Shine and they become quick friends. Ed Shine is into real estate and had just moved to Florida. Word was that he had retired from the business and sold his share of the business to his partner. He invited Holly and Ham over to his house to see the Orchids he was growing.
While in the greenhouse, gunshots are fired and Holly, Ham and Ed are on the ground. The bullet missed Ed by a whisker.
Two property developers have already been killed. What connection do they have with Ed Shine?
. Who tried to kill Ed Shine?
. What is an undercover FBI doing in Orchid Beach?
. What is shady about Palmetto Gardens?
A book full of misery, suspense, lots of what ifs and predictions. You got to lay your fingers on this one.
Till next book,

Stock Take - November - 01

November has kicked off in high gear.. I think people are rushing to achieve the resolutions they set back in January. Relax people. Check your track record and be grateful for what you have achieved even if it was not part of your resolutions.
Kicking off this month's stock take :
Reading: I have read a lot of books in the last week. Mary Jane Clark's Do You Promise Not To Tell?, Janet Evanovich's Lean Mean Thirteen and Stuart Woods' Blood Orchids. I started reviewing some of the books I read see here. It will get better as I get the hang of it.
Watching : I've finished watching The Player. Real exciting movie to watch.
Googling : I'm mostly googling authors I have an interest in. Especially those that have books in series. Can't believe that the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich is already at number twenty two yet I've only read four. The excitement of laying my fingers on the others is real.. I can only imagine for now *sigh*
Drinking : Mango juice. I've had a lot of it this week!

Monday, 2 November 2015

#MDAReview - Finger Licking Fifteen (Janet Evanovich)

Book reviews - however amateur they are - might be quite a lot in the next few days. Fasten your seat belt and let's take a ride to Trenton, New Jersey. A little town where everybody knows everybody.
 20 Chapters. 
330 pages. 
A Stephanie Plum novel
As said, the main character is a lady by the name Stephanie Plum. She works for her cousin as a bounty hunter. She has a 'kick ass grandma going by the name grandma Mazur.
Back up a bit..
This is the fifteenth book in the Stephanie Plum series. I've read Four To Score (the fourth book) and Eleven on Top (the eleventh book). The great thing is, you don't necessarily have to have read one book to get the flow of the others.
Back to Stephanie. She has an on and off relationship with a cop named Joe Morelli and a 'confused' relationship with skilled bounty hunter cum security entrepreneur nicknamed Ranger whose security firm is known as Rangeman.
Stephanie and Morelli are off for now.
There is Lula. A file clerk at the bonds office where Stephanie works. A fat former 'ho who will tear you apart if you call her fat ; but eats chicken for six. And carries a gun, pepper spray and any other weapon that she could use to protect herself.
The main storyline here focuses on a celebrity chef who gets his head chopped off just before a cook off competition takes place.
Lula witnesses the murder.
A prize of a million dollars is promised to anyone who brings in the killers.
Another thing taking place is, some of the residents Ranger has provided a security system with are being robbed.
. Will Ranger find out who is trying to sabotage his firm?
. Do you think Morelli and Ranger hate each other because they both like Stephanie?
. Will the chef killers be caught?
. Will Stephanie and Morelli get back together?
. Will Lula go on the cruise she really wants?

You got to read the book to find out.
As always,