Review: How To Survive A Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters by Andrew Shaffer

STK642606Sharks Are Flying at Your Head at 300 mph.
How Will You Survive?

In the apocalyptic world we live in, Mother Nature is angry. Danger waits at every turn, and catastrophes like the Los Angeles sharknados have taught us that we need to be ready for anything. Too many lives have already been lost.

But fear not. How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters is the first and only comprehensive guide to surviving the very worst that Mother Nature can throw our way. Inside this life-saving reference, you’ll find:

• Vital information about dozens of unnatural disasters and ungodly monsters that can injure, maim, or kill you, from arachnoquakes and ice twisters to piranhacondas and mega pythons;

• Easy-to-understand survival tips for avoiding a bloody demise;

• Inspirational words of wisdom from survivors, including Fin Shepard and April Wexler;

• Useful resources, such as the Shepard Survival Assessment Test (S.S.A.T), and much more.

With this essential book in hand, you too can be a hero who laughs in the face of calamity while saving friends and family. Or you can just avoid getting savagely ripped apart by a sharktopus. Either way, you’ve been warned. Now be prepared.

PUBLISHER: Three Rivers Press

PAGES: 224


I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! Thank you to the folks at Three Rivers Press and Blogging For Books. I appreciate it. 🙂

I think I’m in love with this book. I’m completely serious. I think I’m in love with it. I think I’m going to reference it to anyone that will listen (or not listen) in the upcoming school year. I don’t usually read books like this (i.e. survival guide parodies), but I’m glad that I was sent this one!

I can already see a statue being erected in my honor or a building being named after me. I can already see President Obama handing me an award in the presence of millions of people. I can see the Queen knighting me or– and this is the preferred option– perhaps offering Prince Harry’s hand in marriage in exchange for my heroic acts. I can see everything very clearly. I know exactly what to do in the case of a Piranhaconda attack. I know exactly where to hide in case a Manticore enters my Management and Business class this next fall. I know the symptoms of an Antdemic. I know… everything. I’m pretty much the most-prepared person I know for unnatural and highly-unlikely disasters. And this, my dear friends, fills me with an unhealthy amount of pride and self-satisfaction. Continue reading


One Lovely Blog Award

blog-award-smallThis is a bit overdue, but I was nominated last week to receive the One Lovely Blog Award by Andie @ TheBookHeap and Brin @ Brin’s Book Blog! I really appreciate the nomination and, no duh, I’ll accept it. 🙂 And make sure to check out Andie and Brin’s lovely bookish blogs while you’re at it. 🙂 Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday #10

img-thing-pink2Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

So, I’m kind of out on a limb for this WoW and, boy, do I know it! I don’t know, YA horror is not really my thing (big understatement), but I recently read The Bargaining by Carly Anne West and enjoyed it. So, why not? Continue reading

Movie Review: The Maze Runner


Last night, I saw The Maze Runner! Cue the applause and cheering!

And, before anyone even dares to ask, I have read the book. Just to get that out of the way before it becomes an issue. And, like all book-to-movie adaptations, the book is obviously better than the movie. We’re covering the bases early in this movie review! I’m likin’ this. Continue reading

Book Tour: Leaving Liberty by Virginia Carmichael & GIVEAWAYS!!

Leaving Liberty CoverAt eighteen, Daisy McConnell left Liberty, Colorado and never looked back. The only bright spot in a childhood of neglect and loneliness was the town librarian, Marie. Now settled as a teacher in sunny Fresno, Daisy does her best to forget everything about Liberty including her drunk father, her MIA mother, and the town she hated with every beat of her heart.
Lane Bennett’s life as a small town cop is pretty close to perfect. He’s got his dog, a pretty date when he needs one, and plenty of time to fish on the weekends. No other place can compare to his hometown and he’s happy to devote his life to keeping the folks of Liberty safe. When Marie passes away, Lane knows one of the best parts about living in Liberty is gone, along with the old Carnegie library. It needs repairs the city can’t afford and the city managers won’t pay the new flood insurance. It’s too bad, but safety comes first.
When Daisy comes home for Marie’s funeral and hears the only safe place she knew as a child is going to close, she refuses to let it happen. She hatches a plan to save the old library, run the summer reading program, and keep Marie’s legacy alive.
She once vowed never to come home and he’s vowed never to leave. Daisy and Lane discover together that true love happens when you least expect it and you should never say never in Liberty.

PUBLISHER: Gumbo Books

PAGES: 240

GOODREADS  |  AMAZON  Continue reading

The DNF Factor #1

I’ve decided to add a new series of posts to this blog that I (hopefully) won’t use that often. I’m just going to shorten my reviews of books I haven’t been able to finish (DNF) and give a brief explanation of why I didn’t finish them. If I didn’t do this, my blog would probably be overrun with long-worded rants about why I didn’t like these books. And, although I’m sure they would be entertaining, I always feel badly after being negative about a book!

If you so desire to know more about these books, click on their covers. All of them are linked to their Goodreads pages! Continue reading

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! Yay!

This is so exciting! First award I’ve won so far with this blog and it makes me happy. 🙂 This is actually wildly ironic because I was just watching the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movie for the first time last week… I was nominated by The Sleepy Book Nerd so go check her out when you can!

Well here are the rules:

Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
Put the award logo on your blog.
Answer the ten questions they’ve set you.
Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
Nominate ten people. Continue reading