Audiobook Review: The Life We Bury by AllenEskens (read by Zach Villa)

I LOVE THIS STORY!!!! End of review! Haha!

I’ve been looking for a fiction book to get my hands on that would grab my attention for more than the first one or two chapters. It was close–I almost didn’t get this because the synopsis didn’t do that well to pull me in. Another thing that I was a bit concerned about was the military portion (I appreciate and respect our service women and men!)–if a book has a dominant military theme, my heart can’t handle it :/ 

Anyhow… The plot begins slowly as its setting up the characters (that’s why I always give a chapter or two before I decide if it’s worth the time); but (!) when the story really begins… I can’t wait to get into my car (where I listen to audiobooks, whilst in LA traffic) each time so I can hear more! 

Some parts may be cliche but I still love the process and storytelling! Provides just the right amount of character history and “romance” (not much at all but enough for it to add to the story, not to take away from it). 

Don’t want to say too much, would hate to give any spoilers away by accident. So, I’m just going to end it here for now.

CONCLUSION: Get this book!! You won’t be disappointed if you enjoy suspense and mystery. 


Book: E-Squared

Okay, so, who else has joined this bandwagon and got yourselves a copy of E-Squared by Pam Grout? I DID, I DID! I dislike falling for a hype or trend… cause then it means I just became unoriginal and a follower, yuck!

I couldn’t help it! There were SO MANY reviews and the average reviews equaled to 4.5 stars out of 5!!! WHA??? So, of course, I had to get it… this is one of those times that reminds me of my love/hate relationship with reviews–I’m sure you know what I’m talking about… especially for any of those who have gone on Amazon to buy anything!

Speaking of Amazon…

I got mine in a Kindle version =) I love e-books!! No more achy elbows and finding the perfect position for my body while holding a hardcover/paperback anymore! I digress…

I did begin reading with some skepticism, but when I delved deeper and deeper into its grasp, I find myself doing the experiments and discovering that 93% of them have resulted in positive outcomes (GASP!!)! Could it really be?? Could it be that my thought TRULY manifests my world? My immediate environment?? Is it that the only thing truly standing in my own way in achieving anything I desire are my thoughts/doubts?

Pfft! I’ll tell you what buddy… each time I’m coming upon a result that I thought of (may not be as I expected but definitely in my favor) I’m becoming more and more convinced of the true power of our thoughts! I mean, I’ve always believed in how ‘thoughts turn into things’ and all the different variations of the same saying, but to test HOW true it REALLY is, is kind of shocking to me. But, yet, I still have doubts… and why? According to Pam Grout, it’s because I have been habitually acting in ways to protect myself from feeling disappointment or believing that something things don’t just appear out of thin air. I know that latter comment sounds out there but I don’t mean it in the sense of reaching my fingers into thin air and then suddenly having a $100 bill in my fingers… it’s about how the energy of our thoughts bring about the things we seek–good and bad–whether intentionally or unintentionally and consciously or unconsciously. We all know how hard it can be to break a habit… ask them cig smokers or overeaters.

I haven’t finished this book yet, but, at the end, I’m sure my thinking will slightly have altered from having been glued to the screen of my iPhone.

But… it does make me wonder if all the results I am experiencing from experimenting is because I want to believe the theory to be real. Because, really, who doesn’t want to just think something and have it work out?? So, in a way, maybe it’s just our focus or perception that’s shifted… hmm… something to consider as I continue my experiments.

Let me know if any of you have read this book and what your thoughts are on it.