Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Reader's Opinion: Divatiel by Cindi Maciolek

Book Summary: Can four ounces of feathers and personality change a person’s life? She can if she’s the Divatiel! Cindi was looking for a roommate, and finally settled on a fine-feathered friend who was a gift from a co-worker. What she got was a loving, intelligent, fun, free-spirited, demanding – Jaké.

After recovering from illness that put her near death’s door, Jaké healed and was let out of the cage so she could spread her wings. She lived her life with gusto. Jaké took risks, used her intelligence to her advantage and loved unconditionally. She took charge, not only over her surroundings but over her owner as well. Luckily, she had a cooperative Mommy in Cindi.

Not only was she demanding, Jaké did things some humans have never done. She flew on an airplane several times, went on numerous road trips and ate fresh vegetables daily.
Jaké lived a very long life and had many adventures along the way, most of which are captured in this book. Jaké was first a gift to William, then a gift to Cindi, and now a gift to the world.

Divatiel: Reflections of a bird’s companion
will tug at your heart strings and bring a smile to any animal lover.

A Reader's Opinion: I'm a pet lover and freely admit it. In fact, at this point in my life I have plenty of nieces and nephews that I choose to have dogs rather than kids, so I can relate to a bit of what the authors speaks about in her book, Divatiel - at least from the standpoint that it's possible for a human to do just about anything for their pets and this one does!

One thing that will stand out is the author's obvious love and devotion to her beloved bird. There are humorous instances when you're amazed at how far a person will go for their pet and if you're the proud owner of a cockatiel, you may even understand all the ups and downs the author experiences. Someone looking to buy a cockatiel may also find the author's experiences useful as they are planning for their new roommate.

The book is written in first-person which at first was distracting, but after a while you don't notice quite as much. You'll also notice a lot of 'chirpping', but you'll have to read the book to know what I mean. Even though this book wasn't my cup of tea, I would recommend it to anyone who owns a cockatiel and loves their beloved pet.

The Author: 
Cindi is a writer and business consultant, helping small to mid-sized companies with everything from strategic planning to marketing activities. Her writing focus is on books, CDs and screenplays and sharing those lessons, experiences and ideas with others. Her recently released book, Divatiel: Reflections of a bird’s companion, is the true story of life with a diva-tastic cockatiel, a story any animal lover would enjoy. Java Jems: 5 Minute Inspirations for Busy People, is both a book and CD, a unique combination of spoken word and original music. Her first book, The Basics of Buying Art, is sold out. There’s more to come. Stay tuned! Cindi was also a contributing writer for The Robb Report and Luxury Las Vegas for many years and had articles published byDelta Sky Magazine. Her travels have taken her to 23 countries in North America, Europe and Asia. 

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of The Virtual Book Tour Cafe and a copy this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by The Virtual Book Tour Cafe, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. All opinions expressed here are entirely of my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. 

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