The Adventures of Ai: Childrens Ebook Review and Giveaway

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It was a pleasure to read this childrens ebook by New York Times bestselling author, Craig Bouchard which had me going on an adventure dating centuries back to the Renaissance period where The Adventures of Ai first began.

The story starts out from the point of view of an American man in Japan who meets a family that show him the protected secret of a centuries-old famous Japanese family. The adventures that Ai embarks on to reunite with her father are no ordinary adventures. Through every challenge and feat there is a lesson to be learned.

book_intro-imageThis childrens ebook is ideal for girls and boys aged 9-12. They will be immersed in History, Art, Mathematics, Geography and learn about Leonardo DaVinci and Albrecht Durer.

For children that love fantasy there are Magic Trees, Treasure and Monsters. It also explores the Zodiac symbols, Haiku, Classical Music, and the Pythagorean theory.

The Adventures of Ai is available for pre-order in Google Play Store and soon on iTunes, Kindle and Amazon.

Ai’s Adventure Games

World Charity Cup

Would you like to take an adventure just like Ai?

Join the competition to enter a global contest and compete against players from across the world. Participate in the first ever World Charity Cup and represent your country.

The charities in the country with the highest average player scores at the end of the competition will receive real treasure in the form of a cash contribution from the worldwide earnings of the game!

Ai’s Adventure Game Play

Ai’s Adventure Game Play is a single runner style game much like Temple Run and Minion Rush. In the bonus rounds, the game play changes from a single runner to flight mechanic allowing the player to soar along the scenic landscape with numerous opportunities for boosting points.

The basic goal of the game is to get as high of a score as possible and contribute your score to the country you are representing in the World Charity Cup. Every score counts!

Coming soon on the App Store and Google Play!

Giveaway Time

Two (2) winners will receive a free copy of the ebook The Adventures of Ai which will be publicly launched on July 16.

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Book Review: I Wish They Taught Money in High School

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Money makes the world go round and when you don’t have any… it seems to stop. When I was given an opportunity to read I Wish They Taught Money in High School I was hesitant but very curious. I have wondered why we weren’t taught about how to be practical when it comes to money. We’re taught to compute and calculate but not how to save and invest.

My road to financial freedom has been a long and winding one until about a year ago. I have incurred heavy debts and felt myself swimming in an abyss of loans and endless bills. It was a rough road going through major life changes that effectively made an impact on our financial capabilities. As determined as ever I strived to break free and aimed for financial stability. With hard work I have reached a point where I can say we are financially doing alright. Not well, not more than enough but alright but that begs the question “Is that enough?”

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Reading this book taught me plenty. For someone who wasn’t taught about money in high school and at home it was comforting to learn and realize the possibilities still available to me. The book is 2 in 1 focusing on “How to Start Your Own Business Right Away” and “How Not to be Dependent on Your Paycheck”

Although I don’t have aspirations of starting a business I found it very informative and explained to me in the simplest of terms. If read early on it can have a profound impact on young people who aspire to have their own business some day.

I found the “How Not to be Dependent on Your Paycheck” part of the book more applicable to me. I earn a fixed income and it does seem that I am earning enough to sustain my needs but not necessarily enough to flourish.

The one thing I hold on to is that I have the ability and capability to earn. In this way I can aspire for financial freedom and growth. I started the year with a goal of having some money saved by the end of the year. Every week I set aside a pre-defined amount. So far I have been able to do it which is a small feat for others but a big one for me.

I’ve contemplated investing but have never felt comfortable about the terms and was unsure of the process. I was enlightened upon reading this book because it described and defined it for me in the simplest terms.

My children are still in middle school but as early as now I want them to read this book so they may have a better understanding of  the word money and all the implications.

I would definitely recommend this book and hope that it sets forth a precedence in including these aspects to our  curriculum.

The authors are Clarissa Serina-De La Paz and Sharon W. Que. I think there may be some that will be put off when reading their book because it seems to show families of considerable wealth and everything seems so easy but their helpful explanation of terms and practical advice can be applied to any one of us. If we are determined to be financially capable and more so we can apply these practices and one day be NOT dependent on paychecks.

I like at the end of the book that a Millionaire’s Log is provided so that you can plan for your dreams, assess your liabilities and assets, plot your money map and list down what you’re grateful for.

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Book Review: Too Much Information by David Haskell

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Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I love reading suspense and thrillers. I read all types of books but this genre always seems to pull me in.

I had the opportunity to read David Haskell’s book Too Much Information. A high stakes thriller about Thermo-Magnetic Imaging machines and the inadvertent dangers they pose to those directly and indirectly involved.

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It brings us insight to the world of airport security and protocols. It’s intriguing what you find out behind the scenes of those lines when going through security.

I found the book a bit trodding to start. As you keep on the level of excitement slightly increases as they delve into the case more. However, I found that the tone used was too serious for itself and words too in depth which didn’t seem necessary for a thriller such as this.

If you’re the type of reader that stays with a book to the end then you’ll be able to finish this book. I’m usually that type of person but I lost interest midway. If this were made into a movie it would definitely have its possibilities but reading it on paper was dragging despite the spurts of excitement.

If you like books that are heavy on legal terms and the like mixed in with a bit of action then this is definitely for you.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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