Pursue the Page

Hi there! Welcome to my book blog. When I'm not on adventures with my husband and dogs I love to read. I'm just a girl with a book in hand always trying to pursue the page.

The Basilisk's Creed Omnibus (Volumes One, Two, and Three - The Basilisk's Creed # 1) - Eme Strife

This book was given to me as part of a free giveaway in exchange for my honest review. With that being said let's get into it!


The Basilisk's Creed Omnibus is my first book by Eme Strife that I have read. Her writing style I enjoyed for the mere fact that it reads through first person perspective. The characters don't hold back on their thoughts. Eme is quit descriptive of the attraction that the main characters Eli and Matt have for each other. It's literally a chemical reaction!

Eli being human and somehow pulled into what she thinks is a dream yet questions it's reality is a cool concept. Then you stir in Matt who is in this "dream" which he's not human at all but a hot Soul Reaper, well we all ask ourselves what's a girl to do?


And just when Eli thinks she will never see this attractive honey tongued devil of a character ever again once she wakes, he still lingers in her thoughts. After Eli and Matt's close encounter things get even more strange and things change in the world as they know it. Twists and turns are surfacing in this story and it's only the first part of the series. Yes it leaves you with questions but that's the point to leave you wanting more! Yes please and I look forward to seeing what happens next with these two crazy kids!


Rosemary is for Remembrance

The Rosemary Spell - Virginia Zimmerman

I was quite pleased when I won a giveaway for Virginia Zimmerman's The Rosemary Spell. The copy I received is an ARC and geared toward a middle grade audience.


This book was great. It touched upon several topics such as loss, friendship, growing up and never giving up. There is suspense, mystery, witchcraft, and a bond of friendship that this story captured in a most brilliant way. It was quite refreshing of the way Shakespeare's literature was used in this book. I actually did not see this coming and was quite pleased of its usage.


This story captured me and left me not wanting to put down the book and try to figure out the mystery behind it. At the end of the book since the characters story is geared toward literature, I saw it very fitting that there is a list of books the main character Rosemary has on her bookshelf. What a wonderful touch and it got me interested in picking up a few books I haven't read on Rosemary's list.

Beth Shaw's YogaFit 3rd Edition - Beth Shaw

I won Beth Shaw's YogaFit 3rd Edition book at a giveaway. It was a great read for me. I've read various yoga books and I'm always on the lookout for more. Prior to getting this book I wasn't very familiar with YogaFit. I was pleasantly surprised when reading this book. Although it has their program in mind and notes their philosophy and practice, this book is for anyone.


It's easy to follow and is broken down in three main parts. It prepares you with traditional guidelines, structured workouts and breathing techniques are included in the first part. The second part dives into poses and is the bulk of the book. Poses range from standing, balance, various bends and modifications, to name a few. The last part moves to putting the poses together combining them in various flow series.


To me this book is informative for the beginner as well as a great refresher for the advanced yogi. Each pose is shown not only in a flow sequence but also individually in more detail. There's a picture of each pose labeled with how to achieve it, holding the pose, modifications, the part of the body it stretches and strengthens. Everything is explained and labeled so those that are beginners or need a refresher or guidance can refer to it with ease.


The book itself flowed very well through each chapter and I will definitely refer to it time again. It was clear cut and descriptive for an instructional yoga book and is happily part of my growing collection.

Yoga Girl - Rachel Brathen

I enjoyed the beauty behind this book. Rachel Brathen's style of pulling you into her story of her youth and the ups and downs she went through to where it took her today was refreshing. The photography was bright with color and wonderful yoga poses set where she resides in Auruba. Makes me want to do a retreat there! My only issue with the book and would have given it 5 stars if it didn't have her insights, recipes, and yoga pose "how to's" in between her life narrative. The story would have flowed much smoother if it didn't have those interruptions in between. Other than that I enjoyed her book. It's full of inspiration for both yogis and non yogis alike.

Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines

Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines - Samantha Hahn A beautiful collection of quotes and illustrations from fictional female characters in various books. In Well-Read Women, Samantha Hahn uses her elegant watercolor style to bring to life characters such as Emma from Jane Austin or Cosette from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo just to name a few.

This is only a collection of portraits and quotes and not a novel. It's great coffee table book to flip through for the art and inspiration.

Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love

Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love - Larry Levin Sweet story that brought a tear to my eye.

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