• Quick 4 Book Reviews! Bird Box, The Girl Who Saved The King of Sweden, The Colony, The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocketwatch Conspiracy

    August 3, 2014 • ARC & New Release, Blog, Books, Fatman's Couch ReviewsComments (0)


    Bird Box


    5/5 Burgs!

    Bird Box by Josh Mallerman

    I tweeted about this book with the #Awesome hashtag and it still stands. For any horror fans out there this is definitely a book to check out. Don’t look outside, you might go mad, kill a couple people and then yourself. There’s no stopping what is out there but as you can’t ever see it, you don’t know what it is until it’s too late. This book is a hell of a lot of fun. I was almost asleep when I flipped the first page and then suddenly wide awake until the next morning. What I enjoyed most is how some of the things you could predict happening but then the author took it one step further to really make for a great scare! This debut author is definitely one to watch! 5/5 Burgs

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    The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson

    The author of The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared is back. After reading this one through I gotta say I was a little disappointed as I was expecting another masterpiece similar to the 100 year old man. I guess they can’t all be winners. There were still laugh out loud moments where you think it’s about to get really good but then it goes back to a story which at times could only be described as monotonous. I really think this book could have been much better, maybe they hired a new translator and it was lost in translation? I don’t know. The story itself had a good premise but that’s about it, not exactly a page turner. 2/5 Burgs

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    The Colony by A.J. Colucci

    A bit of an older book now but still a decent one. I saw it in a bargain bin and had to jump on it as it always seemed to be gone at my local library. Super killer ants, need I say more? They are angry, hungry and seem to like eating humans. Overall this story delivered everything I expected it to by following a basic cookie cutter sci-fi story line. I could pretty accurately predict two chapters ahead for the majority of the novel. Still not a bad read for a lazy day. 3/5 Burgs.

    LincolnWatchCHEESEBURGERS!1/5 Burgs

    The Great Abraham Lincoln PocketWatch Conspiracy by Jacopo Della Quergia ( Aug 4, 2014)

    Usually I like to think that I have a pretty good grasp on history and love historical fiction but this one jumped all over the place and left me somewhat confused. I understood and even appreciated the Steam Punk direction the author tried to take here but thought it was very poorly implemented. I always felt like the author was trying to juggle too many different angles of the story and the transitioning was horrid. As for the story itself, meh, not overly interesting. Did this just go way above my head? I don’t think so. Ugh! See it’s still confusing me. 1/5 Burgs.

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  • Skechers Skech-Air Memory Foam Shoes Review + Giveaway!

    July 29, 2014 • Accepting Entries, Blog, Children & Baby Items, Fashion, Giveaways, Health & Beauty, ProductsComments (253)


    Skechers Skech-Air Memory Foam Shoes Review & Giveaway

    I am a walker. Simple as that. I have always been a walker. Up until I met my husband 13 years ago, I had a car on and off periodically as finances would allow. Being a single Mom to 4 kids for about 6 years, needless to say there wasn’t a lot of ‘time’ that a vehicle sat in my driveway. Luckily for me I’ve always lived in towns where you could walk from one end to the other in under 30 mins. I opt to walk instead of taking a bus, or a ride from a friend, or even my husband. I enjoy it, it’s soothing.. but it can be hell on the legs, back, and not to mention the shoes!!

    As a person who spends a lot of their time on the feet, good, comfortable, light, durable shoes are extremely important. I have had back aches, leg aches, sore feet, stiff neck and even headaches from the types of shoes I’ve worn in the past. Now, I’m careful about what I wear.

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    I was given the opportunity to review a pair of Skech-Air Memory Foam shoes. Upon receiving the shoes I removed them from the box and examined them closely. I love the chic look and sleek design. I was immediately impressed with the weight of the shoes. I knew that ‘tired feet’ feeling wouldn’t be a problem with these before I even put them on. The insole is ultra soft and designed to contour to your feet, not only allowing for sweet comfort, but support where your feet need it most.

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    The bottom of the shoe caught my attention immediately. The outsole is air-cushioned as well, with 26 pillow pockets that add a support and a bit of bounce to your step. This kind of made me a bit hesitant as I didn’t want to appear to be ‘bouncing’ when I walk. The flex grooves at the very bottom of the shoe were designed to provide support and flexibility with every step.

    The tagline for these shoes is ‘It’s like walking on 26 mini trampolines” and in all honesty, I couldn’t wait to find out.

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    As soon as I put the shoes on, my feet were in love, I was in love, I could almost here the soles of my feet saying “thank you.. thank you”. The memory foam quickly adjusted to my foot. The shoe felt like it had been made just for my feet! I decided that so far so good, time for the big test, walking.. not bouncing, walking.

    I stood up and walked slowly around the room. I couldn’t feel the hardness of the floor or the bottom of the shoe. The flex grooves at the bottom of the shoe provided much needed support with every step I took. Did I bounce? Not at all, but it felt like it.. it was wonderful!

    And so my walking journey began. To the store, through a field, over gravel, pavement, grass… with every step that I took in every angle I stepped, the shoes supported me. Not once was there a stumble or a trip, unusual for me :)

    I wore the shoes everywhere. As much as I could, not just for my review, but they really really felt like heaven on my feet. One of my proudest moments was being able to take my 45 min walk to my dr’s office, without an ache or a pain anywhere in my body, then getting complimented by a cute teenage girl, that my shoes are ‘stylin’. :)

    Pure heaven walking, standing.. & stylin’

    These shoes really have it all!

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