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How to Survive a Sharknado and other Natural Disasters by Andrew Shaffer

How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters by Andrew Shaffer

My friend Kelly did the bestest ever review on this book so I had to grab it up.

You think Cody Lundin, Les Stroud or Bear Grylls are going to help you when you are facing down a Basilisk? better grab your copy of this book up.
Hint you can’t blow it up! You can, however distract it with the Eye of Medusa.

My child and I had a ball last night reading through this book. He of course has been watching all the movies/tv shows that he needs to fight some of these creatures. Sharknado, Hunting Bigfoot and he watches others but his mom’s eyes glaze over so I can’t remember all of them.

This is what I get subjected too after the boy child gets into monster fighting mode:

The hubby gets involved too..

Next they will take notes from How to Wield a chainsaw like a boss….Umm Thanks Andrew Shaffer. I’m sure those trips to the ER will be fun for me.

I think I’m getting a head start to the mayhem by fixing the Apocalyptic drinks on page 95 for myself…right now.

I received a copy of this book from blogging for books in exchange for an honest review.

Kumquat by Jeff Strand


More like 4.5 stars

Jeff Strand writes horror. Or so I thought. When I saw that he was giving away copies of this book I jumped and raised my hand and may just have begged a bit.
The story is from Todd’s point of view. Before we go any further..let’s get something straight. He is my book boyfriend! Back off bitches!

Todd is a normal somewhat nerdy guy. He meets Amy and they are discussing a hot dog that she saw on one of those Foodie discovery shows. Impulsively they decide to make it a road trip to have one of those hot-dogs.

(There is more reasoning to the reason for the road trip but you gotta read the book to find that out.)
They meet some of the most interesting ummm characters that had me dying laughing. A guy in line at a BBQ joint who busts Todd’s nose, two kids who steal Todd’s car, a retiree who is a wanna be author, and a guy with a scar on his face and a claw for his hand.

This is not insta-love. This is a romantic story told exactly right. Full of snark and interesting enough that I could not put it down.

Jeff Strand you gained a fan. I can’t wait to read up all your books.

I did receive an ARC copy of this book from the author..who expected nothing in return.