Archive | July 2016

Southern Belle Reads: Me Before You

I decided to read Me Before You in case I went to see the movie.  Cause we all know the book is always better than the movie.  I have not seen the movie yet, but I will someday.  This is not the type of book I usually read.  I like books with a happy ending, but from what I had heard I knew this was going to be far from happy.  But I liked this book, far more than I thought I would.  I did not want to put it down.  Of course I would have liked it more if it had a happier ending but I think the ending really drove home a point.  But I can’t wait to see the movie to see how they compare.

Where Not To Purchase Gift Cards

Back in April Kroger was offering 4x the fuel points on gift cards and you could purchase gift cards on line.  I think it was getting to the end of the sale so I went ahead and purchased one online.  Not such a good idea!  They use a place called Gift Card Mall for their online gift card purchases.  The gift card arrived in a timely manner but when it did it would not work.  I contacted them and they told me they would look in to it and get back to me.  Three weeks later they had never gotten back to me so I called them again.  They said they were not sure what was going on and the would have to send it to the next level.  Someone from the next level said he would look into it and get back to me.  Again weeks went by and I had to contact them again.  They still did not what was going on and they did not know how long it would take to figure out.  I let them try but it has been weeks again.  Now I am waiting for a credit that heaven only knows how long it will take to finally reach my account, if at all.  I am not happy at all with my experience with gift card mall and I would recommend never purchasing from them.

Reading a Good Book

Don’t get me wrong there is nothing like sitting down with a good book, but I have found there is nothing like driving to and from work with a good book either.  I list to more Audible Books than I do the radio these days.  I find it stress relieving to listen to a book while I drive.  In fact for me it is not just two and from work, anytime I am in the car by myself I am listening to a book of some kind.  The current book I am listing to, While You Were Mine by Ann Howard Creel.   All the Ava Miles books were some of my favorite audio books.  I couldn’t stop listening to all of them!  The nice thing is too, audible.com is owned by amazon.com, so some of the Kindle books have what is called whispersync, which means you have the option to read and listen at the same time, or read only, or even listen only.  And the best thing, so of the audio versions of books are only $1.99.  Great price for an audiobook!