Book Review – Wild Rescuers: Guardians of the Taiga by Stacy Plays

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I never knew she wrote a book until I met her personally when I took my daughter to MineFaire to meet her favorite Minecraft player

Synopsis

Stacy and her pack of six special wolves – Addison, Basil, Everest, Noah, Tucker, and Wink – have been on countless adventures in their Minecraft videos on YouTube. Now they are embarking on a book series all about what they do best: rescuing animals!

That first rescue had awoken something inside of Stacy. She knew what it was like to lose her own family. And how wonderful it was to be rescued (in her case, by the wolves). From then on, Stacy and the pack roamed the forest during the day, looking for ways to aide their fellow taiga residents. Reuniting families, saving animals from death, nursing the injured back to health . . .

Stacy was just beginning to snore loudly when a bloodcurdling howl rang out from over the quiet taiga. Stacy and the wolves all sat up at attention, every one of them wondering – and hoping – they’d dreamt it. But Stacy knew what she’d heard and it instantly filled her with dread.

So, if you have a young teenager or a child, you would know what Minecraft is. Stacy Plays is a YouTube star who creates videos of her playing Minecraft. I surprised my daughter to the MineFaire that happened back in February and she was stoked that Stacy Plays was there. Almost to the point that she was about to cry.

That was when I realized she wrote a children’s book. So, of course, I bought one and asked for her to sign it lol. I have to say, it was a pretty adventurous book, and it was very intriguing.

Wild Rescuers has drama, adventure, and suspense all wrapped up in a little package. And, it was quite cute to read. I give the book 5 stars for how descriptive and imaginative it is.

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k by Mark Manson (This post contains profanity)

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I was laying in bed one day, and a tweet from one of my favorite performers Aurelio Voltaire posted a picture of himself reading The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k. As dealing with the same issues as him, I bought the book with no hesitation. And I don’t regret it.

Synopsis

For decades we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. But those days are over. “F**k positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s be honest; sometimes things are f**cked up and we have to live with it.” For the past few years, Manson – is his wildly popular blog – has been working on correcting our delusional expectations for ourselves and for the world. He now brings his hard-fought wisdom to this groundbreaking book.

Manson makes the argument – backed by both academic research and well-timed poop jokes – that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to better stomach lemons. Human beings are flawed and limited – as he writes, “Not everybody can be extraordinary – there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault.” Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. This, he says, is the real source of empowerment. Once we embrace our fears, faults, ad uncertainties – once we stop running from and avoiding, and start confronting painful truths – we begin to find the courage and confidence we desperately seek.

“In life, we have a limited amount of f**ks to give. So you must choose your f**ks wisely.” Manson brings a much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor. This manifesto is a refreshing slap in the face for all of us so that we can start to lead more contented, grounded lives.

As a part of the millions of people who suffer from anxiety and depression, I recommend this book. I must warn you, the title of the book is definitely a sample of what is in the book. The synopsis did not lie lol. Throughout the book, I kept questioning why. Why would you do this? Why would you do that? Why would you say this or that? Until I read the last chapter, then it tied it all in.

Life is too short. Be honest with yourself and others. Take responsibility of your actions, do not blame them on others. The way you view the world is the way you view yourself. If you deny yourself the truth of what is outside, you are depriving yourself of what is inside.

I give the book 5 stars for how honest the author was, and how it taught me to open my eyes to not only the world, but to myself.

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