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How To Get Free Online Book Reviews

How To Get Free Online Book Reviews

If you are an Author, you are aware of how important a lot of good reviews are to your sales. When it comes to getting attention to your book, reviews add a higher value in the Amazon sales algorithm, and therefore your book will rank […]

Book Review: Stop Reading – A Strategy To Read Less And Comprehend More

Book Review: Stop Reading – A Strategy To Read Less And Comprehend More

Book Details: Title: Stop Reading – A Strategy To Read Less And Comprehend More Author: Dr. Rick Smith Publication Date: December 18th, 2017 Genre: Education My Thoughts:  As a mother of one dyslexic child, I am always interested getting more information about reading and learning […]

Book Review: Hacking by Abraham K. White

Book Review: Hacking by Abraham K. White

Book Detail:

Book Title: Hacking

Author: Abraham K. White

Genre: Computer, Computer Science, Internet Safety

Publication Date: November, 10th 2017

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Do you spend a lot of time on the computer like I do? Whether it is for work or for pleasure, hacking and hackers are a dominating subject matter that is often mentioned but equally often misunderstood. This is why I chose to read Hacking, and think that you should too.

Hacking is fascinating, and so are the tools and potential applications of it – and this book is a great place for even the novice to learn some tips and tricks that can be useful. Sure, I am not saying that after reading it you will be an expert on the subject matter, but I do think, that it can point you in the right direction if you are interested in wanting to learn more.

What I did not expect to find, is a mentioning of the ethics of responsible hacking, which was a nice surprise. Not all hacking is done for personal gain, or out of menace.

Understanding the subject, can however also give you an edge on protecting yourself from potential hacking attacks. If that is what you are concerned about, then you should pick up a copy of Hacking by Abraham K. White right away. You will be surprised by how much you will learn.

 

Book Summary:

Learn to hack!

This book will provide you with the best tools for hacking and also point out ways you can protect your systems. Step by Step instructions with command prompts are included.

Below are sample topics covered in the book:

 

  • Hacking into Wireless Networks
  • Hacking into Computers and Smartphones
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Scanning Your Systems
  • Pinpointing Specific Vulnerabilities
  • The best tools for each kind of hacking
  • Cracking Encryption
  • Flaws in Websites and Applications
  • Attacking with Frameworks
  • Penetration Testing
  • Linux
  • Step by Step Commands to perform
  • Phishing
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of WEP, WPA, WPA2, etc
  • Other Wireless Hacking Resources
  • And various other subjects related to hacking

 

If you really want to learn more about hacking, then this book will definitely provide you with detailed information as well as other resources you can learn from.

 

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Book Review: Dark Prayer by Natasha Mostert – An Action-Packed Mystery With Intriguing Characters

Book Review: Dark Prayer by Natasha Mostert – An Action-Packed Mystery With Intriguing Characters

Book Title: Dark Prayer Author: Natasha Mostert Genre: Mystery/Thriller Publisher: Portable Magic, LTD Publication Date: July 17, 2017 My Thoughts: For thrillers and books in the suspense category, I personally prefer books that get down to the action straight from the beginning. Sadly, Dark Prayer […]

Book Review: Breaking Roman by Alexis James

Book Review: Breaking Roman by Alexis James

Book Details: Title: Breaking Roman Author: Alexis James Publisher: Alexis James LLC Publication Date: June 27th, 2017 Genre: Contemporary Romance Note: I received a copy of this book for free in return for an honest review.  My thoughts on the book:  While I must say […]

Book Review: Success – The Psychology of Achievement by Dr. Deborah Olson

Book Review: Success – The Psychology of Achievement by Dr. Deborah Olson

Book Details

Title: Success – The Psychology of Achievement

Author: Dr. Deborah Olson

Publisher: DK Publishing

Publication Date: January 3rd, 2017

Genre: Self-help

My review:

My first impression of Success – The Psychology of Achievement was that I was surprised and happy about the sheer volume of information that this book contains. There is a lot to read here, so I suggest that you take your time working yourself through every chapter. This is not a book to rush through, but that is a good thing.

I loved that the Author is trying to convey the importance of defining one’s own definition of success. Success is such an ambiguous word, that can mean so many things, so any growth or goal setting journey needs to start with the personal definition of what success is.

What I also enjoyed very much was, how the book is structured. It is kept in small, bite-sized, yet powerful mini-chapter-style, which contain a lot of information without any fluff while highlighting the content with visuals and practical exercises as well as potential applications. This is especially useful in today’s world were our already lowered attention span is torn between too many obligations to have time to sit down and read for a large chunk of time.

How much you will get out of this book, however, depends on you. You can read it, and nod in agreement or you can apply all of the useful strategies contained within. If you are willing to do the work you can use Success – The Psychology of Achievement as your guide to gaining what you want.

P.S. I was happy to see that Dr. Olson also included a chapter about mindfulness!

Book Rating:

5 out of 5 Stars

Book Summary:

Success: The Psychology of Achievement is a dynamic infographic guide that equips you with the tools you need to drive yourself toward success, whether you are seeking improvement in your career, relationships, or in your overall performance.

Give your confidence a boost, master your resources, and raise your self-awareness with proven psychological strategies and expert advice. From positive thinking to work-life balance to learning how to say no, the lessons learned from this guide are tailored to your personal situation through questionnaires and self-analysis exercises. Infographic illustrations and diagrams make the information comprehensible, and quick, practical pointers enable you to apply techniques immediately.

Grounded in scientific study, psychological expertise, and practical advice, Success: The Psychology of Achievement can help you improve your effectiveness and transform your future.

 

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The Power Of Broke by Daymond John – A Book Review

The Power Of Broke by Daymond John – A Book Review

Book Details: Title: The Power Of Broke Author: Daymond John Publisher: Crown Business Publication Date: January 19th, 2016 Genre: Business   Book Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars   I was excited when I had the opportunity to receive a free copy of The Power […]

Book Review: Kay Hooper’s Wait For Dark – A Suspenseful, Twisted Bishop/Special Crimes Novel

Book Review: Kay Hooper’s Wait For Dark – A Suspenseful, Twisted Bishop/Special Crimes Novel

Book Details: Title: Wait For Dark Author: Kay Hooper Publisher: Penguin Group/ Berkley Publication Date: March 7th, 2017 Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Supernatural   I have been waiting for a new book from Kay Hooper, and the continuation of the series that centers around a special […]

Book Review: Falling For The Hometown Girl by Shelli Stevens – A Contemporary Romance

Book Review: Falling For The Hometown Girl by Shelli Stevens – A Contemporary Romance

Title: Falling For The Hometown Girl

Author: Shelli Stevens

Publisher: Tule Publishing

Publication Date: May 2nd, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction, Western

I received a free ARC copy of this book in return for an honest review

I enjoyed reading Falling For The Hometown Girl in a lukewarm sort of way. Yes, it contained all of the elements of a contemporary romance, and the chemistry between the characters is there, but there was just not enough action – and I am not talking about the type that happens between the sheets.

This novel seemed like a formula novel – the typical parental misunderstanding, the normal small town boy made it big time, and game back home, to fall in love with small town girl from his past. It has everything that it is supposed to have, expect anything special.

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It was not one of those books that I could not wait to find out what will happens next because I kind of already knew. It did not grab me in the way, that I wanted to come back to it, despite the tasks I had to accomplish – no, it was just there, and I went back to it, without much enthusiasm, like a cup of herbal tea, that is okay tasting and good for me, but makes me think that I would rather drink the strong cup of coffee instead. I was waiting and hoping for a strong cup of coffee kind of book, or at least a twist somewhere within the pages, that would make me go – okay, now you really got my attention.

Instead, I continued to nod at the story line, while looking forward to the next book on my TBR list.

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Book Rating

3.5 out of 5 Stars

 

Book Summary:

Katie Marshall is known for her ‘girl next door’ reputation and for always playing it safe. So, when she books a bachelor party from Seattle at the Marshall Ranch, she isn’t sure what to expect until trouble strolls in–Hunter Richardson, local rebel turned successful software tycoon…and Katie’s job gets a lot more interesting.

 

Related Article: Book Review: Brothers In Arms Series by Leslie North

Hunter has always struggled to find his place in Marietta. Now, somewhat reluctantly, he’s back in his hometown and not looking forward to a week on a cattle ranch… but that all changes when he sees Katie, the girl he could never forget from high school. A girl he shouldn’t want anything to do with. Soon, he realizes he wants much more from her than just a guided tour of the Montana landscape.

Hunter’s plan had been to get through the week, before returning to Seattle and his million dollar gaming company. Instead, he finds himself falling for the hometown girl…

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Book Review: Brothers In Arms Series by Leslie North

Book Review: Brothers In Arms Series by Leslie North

  I have decided to do something a little different today, and review an entire series, instead just one book within a series. This series called Brothers In Arms by Leslie North is an action-packed romance series, that – in true Leslie North fashion – […]