Welcome to a new feature here at Ms. Bookish – Incoming! chronicles new additions to my ever-growing TBR pile. I am inspired in creating this new feature by J. Kaye who writes great posts about each new book she receives. I, of course, don’t welcome nearly as many new books into my household as she does hers, but I do get some (thank you, dear local library, book publicists, giveaway blog hosts, Costco and Chapters).
Not to mention, this new feature gives me something bookish to blog about when I’m drowning in work and not up to writing a review. So really, I’m doing this feature because I’m saving you all from having to read my whining about my work load. Honestly. I can’t tell you how often I’ve been tempted to blog about my overwhelmnent work-wise. That I’ve only succumbed to temptation a few times impresses the heck out of me.
Also, sometimes I receive books sent to me specifically for review purposes, and given the towering state of my TBR pile, it can be a while before I get to them; it seems only right that I at the very least chronicle the arrival of these books because they’re often quite interesting. And anyway, I would love to have a hand in helping add to your own towering TBR piles because that’s what always happens to me when I visit other book bloggers. (Ahh, sweet revenge …)
So, without further ado (especially seeing as how I’ve gone into quite a lot of ado already), here is the latest Incoming! addition to my TBR pile.
Frog or Prince? The Smart Girl’s Guide to Boyfriends, by Kaycee Jane
Every girl dreams of living happily ever after with her Prince— but how do you tell a Prince from a Frog? This book follows Natalie, Meghan, Ella and Elizabeth through their relationships, as they gain the skills to determine if the guy they’re with is the right guy for them. As the girls’ stories unfold, they start to recognize and reject Frogs, and recognize and build a relationship with their Prince. Meghan falls in love with Jordan and uses the Prince/Frog tool to get herself out of a Frog trap. Ella begins to trust her instincts and kicks her Frog back to the pond. Natalie breaks the cycle of moving from one bad relationship to another. Elizabeth learns to accept a Prince. By the end of the book each girl feels empowered by her experiences, both good and bad, to get on with building better relationships.
Frog or Prince? shows a young woman how to identify her needs and make good choices to get those needs met. It gives her information and practical tools to differentiate between a Frog and a Prince. By showing her how to set her bar, use the Frog/Prince List, get out of a Frog trap, and cope with lovesickness, the book is an indispensable guide for any woman who wants to develop the skills to live a beautiful life and experience the fairy tale that is possible.
Kaycee Jane emailed me asking if I’d like to review her book, Frog or Prince? The Smart Girl’s Guide to Boyfriends. To be honest, it’s not a book I would normally reach for (mainly because I’m happily married to someone with more prince-like characteristics than not), but it’s got a fun title, and Kaycee got me with this: “I’m hoping to change your mind about non-fiction.” I like the idea of not being stuck in a rut, so here I am, with a new addition to my TBR pile.
Paging through Frog or Prince?, it definitely looks like it will be an appealing read. Already I’m getting the main message with the beginning of the first chapter, which is entitled “A Beautiful Life” – we don’t get a prince because we don’t choose one! I totally agree with that. And I think Jane will be taking girls through ways to ensure they stick with the princes instead of opting for the frogs. Sounds like a good thing to me.
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