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Book Review of The Gray Man


Feuds and fighting are a common thing for the young squire Lancelot Kennedy, so when the earl asks Lancelot's master to help recover a stolen treasure Lancelot goes along and helps in the fight. But when they take the captured treasure to a nearby inn no one is expecting what happens next: the innkeeper is killed and treasure is stolen by "the gray man."

Read More Books!


Books are often shoved aside when there are "more important" things to do and many of us don't take the time to read. But books are so important! It has been said that "You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read." (Charlie Jones) That is so true. We need to read more books. I want to encourage you to make a resolution to read more books this year and in the years to come.

Book Review of The City of Lies


Toadspit's sister has been kidnapped! Toadspit and Goldie Roth set out to rescue her in an adventure that leads them far from the home they know, and into a foreign city. And to make things even harder, the Festival of Lies has just started, turning everything upside down. Who knows when a big lie might start...

Book Review of Firefight

Several months after Steelheart ends, David and the Reckoners are still in Newcago, fighting off Epics who have been sent from a distant city to destroy the Reckoners. The Epics have been sent as a challenge and the Reckoners are going to take the challenge and match their wits against one of the cleverest Epics in existence.

A Review of Swagbucks

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Swagbucks is one of the first moneymaking websites I tried out in my search for ways to earn money online. While it isn’t a get rich quick solution, I’ve earned over 50 dollars in the last 2 years using it on and off.

Book Review of The Zookeeper’s Wife



Life in the Warsaw zoo was filled with joy, feathers, and fur and the zookeeper’s wife loved every second of it. Baby lynxes and a badger prowled the house, while an elk followed the zookeeper while he visited the animals. Then the Germans invaded Poland, killed many of the zoo’s animals and took the rest to Berlin. But the zookeeper and his wife stayed on tending the zoo’s old ground and hiding Jews in their home and in the animal cages till the war ended. This is their story…

Book Review of Museum of Thieves

12-year-old Goldie Roth is about to separated; from now on she won't have to have a chain around her arm connecting her to an adult. But when a bomb goes off in the city, her separation is postponed a year. But Goldie doesn't want to wait till next year, though! So when nobody is looking she grabs a pair of scissors, cuts the ribbon holding her to her parents, and runs away. But with the Fugleman and Blessed Guardians searching for her she has nowhere to go, until a mysterious man leads her to the old museum...

Book Review of Steelheart


"I've seen Steelheart bleed.
And I will see him bleed again."
Steelheart is an Epic, a human with super powers, and is invincible to normal weapons. But every Epic has a weakness and David Charleston is intent on finding Steelheart's.

A Review of YouGov

YouGov is one of my more recent finds and I have been very pleased with it. The surveys on it are some of the easiest surveys I’ve ever come across, second only to the Google Rewards app. And the best thing about the surveys is they never disqualify you!

A Review of Univox

Univox is my favorite survey website. Though there is not often many surveys available at once, most surveys pay over 1$ and even a survey disqualification gives you 5¢. If you want to start making money doing surveys this is the first site you should sign up for.