Friday, April 29, 2011

The Diva Doctrine is on tour + you could win the book!


Summary from GoodreadsPatricia V. Davis may be the first to tell you she's an expert in failed relationships. But ask any of the readers who helped a post on her advice blog go viral, and they'll say that whether you're wide-eyed twenty-something dreamer, the world's grooviest grandma, or something in between, there's no one better able to help you on your way to becoming a True Diva!

My thoughts:
Reading self help books is not my preferred reading material.  Give me fiction, entertain me!  I must admit that this is an entertaining book, plus it helps give me ideas to get over some of my  hang ups and things holding me back from being a better person

Patricia writes like she is sitting down and chatting with you.   She's the friend who sits down with you and tells you the way things really are.  She gives great advice.  I even learned how to highlight text on my kindle.  I've had it for a year and a half and had never seen the need to learn.  I highlighted like crazy.  There are so many thoughts and ideas that I need to re-read and implement into my life.

I want to share three of them with you.  Just because I think that they are right on target and give you an idea of what you will find in this book.

Believe that there is a worth to you alone, as an individual - not only in relation to others - and that there is value to your beliefs, wishes and dreams.

Just think about that for a minute.  How much more would you get accomplished, how much better would you feel as you achieved it, if you weren't constantly feeling stressed and inferior because of how you  perceived your looks?

You can't change the people you love: you can only change your reaction to them.

I would feel comfortable recommending this book to my mother, friend, grandmother, etc.  I probably would hold back on my 13 year old daughter for a few years. But I would say mother's of teens should read it to help their daughters.  I gave it four stars.

I received a copy of this book from Cedar Fort using Netgalley.  

Cedar Fort is giving away a copy of the book to one lucky winner.  They are even making it International!  This giveaway will run until May 11th at 11:59 pm Mountain Daylight Savings time.  You must be 13 or older to enter.  I will not ask for a follow because I am not giving away the book.  But if you like what you see here, I would appreciate one.  To enter fill out the form.  The only mandatory info needed is your name and email, the rest is optional.  But you can get extra entries by doing the following:

(+1) Like Patricia's Facebook FanPage
(+1) Follow Patricia on Twitter
(+1) sign up for email notifications at Cedar Fort Publlishing

If you like what you read here, check out the other blogs involved with the tour and find out more about Patricia and her book.

April 26: Three Boys & an Old Lady blog – Stop by and enter a giveaway for the book. Come by later to read a TwitterView with Patricia.
April 27: Living, Loving, Laughing, Reading book review blog – Come read a review of the new book.
April 29: Lisa is a Bookworm blog – A review and a giveaway.
April 30: Pensive Bookeaters blog – A review of the book.
May 3: Uniquely Moi Books blog – An interview with Patricia V. Davis
May 4: I Am A Reader, Not A Writer blog – an interview and a giveaway of the book.
May 8: Hopeless Bibliophile blog – A guest post by Patricia V. Davis on her favorite books.
May 9: Urban Girl Reader blog – A review, a guest post, and a giveaway.

Can't wait to read it? ~ Here is a link to purchase the book.

1 comment:

  1. I used to read lots of self help books when I was in high school. Some of them were good readings. I used them as a reminder.

    I'd love to read more Patricia's words besides what you quote above :)


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