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Sunday, August 16, 2020

The Struggle is Real

 Hello Pretties!

    I have a million plans and a million steps to do complete said plans. I come to the realization I am only good with plans that deal with immediate life. 

I missed blogging the past 2.5 years and was blessed with time to start it back up. I figured I would get things going. I wanted to move everything to a different platform, so I started to work on that and noticed halfway through this very tedious move that I was still getting hits on this platform. So I had to ask myself if people are already coming to this platform to read my crazy jumbled up thoughts on books, why change the platform? It's already easy to navigate, fix, and doesn't require a crap ton of techie stuff for it to run. I will keep this platform, and it will be the only easy thing I do in this so-called "plan" I decided for myself.

After making that decision I made a plan to start posting more... Halfway through the month, I have posted twice. TWICE!!!! A Post about the digital books I picked up in July and My Humble goal of books to read in the month of August. BTW I haven't finished any of those five books and picked up a sixth for the list from Netgalley. 

I noticed this plan wasn't really working out, so in the middle of the night, I made another plan. Okay, the plan was decided after a really awesome idea. So I made a plan, to work on right away... I got sick (I am Okay Now) and my brain stopped working. I did the very minimum to get by. I didn't even read during this time, because I just was that lowly. Seriously Midnight Sun Released during this time, and I had the book in my hands a couple days later, but still couldn't get myself into reading.  Now I have been well for a week today! While other life crap has happened it really didn't stop me from acting out my plans. 

This morning sipping my coffee and playing my little game. I thought to myself that I keep setting myself up to fail. I need to stop making plans and start making goals. I am better at goals than I am at plans.

Plans are for the day, goals are what I want to reach. 

Some days are going to be better than others, but I am going to reach my goals in this blog and hopefully something fun (That awesome idea I had) 

For now, my TO READ LIST can be found on the side. Trust me it's longer than what you see, but it's what I am working on right now. As books are read, they will come off the list and a new book to replace it. I have 171 of 200 books to read, that I and the husband are working through. So you'll be seeing these books on the list a lot. Some are for the sake of reading other's will be just for fun. I can't wait to restart this journey with you. 

Until next time...READ ON!!

"the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry" 

- Robert Burns (To A Mouse)

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

August's To Read List

Hello Pretties!

I am like most avid readers, I have a TBR pile that is about a mile long if not more. Whenever a new book comes out or recommended to me, it gets added to the pile. It never ends!!!


So to keep me from going insane I have decided that I will give myself a humble 5 books to read over the month.  A couple of them will be books to finish. I have the worse ADD when it comes to book/life balance. I am hoping to get that in gear, and start giving back to the book community as much as it has given me!

My five books to read this month in no particular order :

1. Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyers. 

    Yeah, who isn't reading this? Waiting on my hardback to arrive so it can sit with the rest of my Hardback copies of Stephanie Myer's books. #TEAMJACOB I prefer to be warm LOL

2. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein 

    I have 2 hours left in the book, I really need to finish this. I keep putting it on pause. Which I will explain in my review, you know once I finish it. 

3. The Shadow Trilogy by Brandy Nacole. 

    I pick up the boxset a couple years ago, and it stood out to me last week, so I started to read. I have 1 book read and 2 to go. 

4. Winter by Marissa Meyer

    Another one of those I have to finish, I stopped in the middle since my 13-year-old son, overheard his father and I talking about the series up until Winter. The child decided he was going to read Cinder. He loved it and it working on Cress as we speak. 

5. Ulterior Motivies by Amy Hale.

    I have read this book a couple years back realized I never put my review out there for it, so I decided that I was going to jump back in this world of suspense/mystery/romance and put my opinion out there for the world (Insert evil laugh).

What are you planning on reading this month? Is there a book you like to add to my pile?

Until next time...READ ON!

Monday, August 3, 2020

July's Book Haul

Hello My Pretties! 

My book haul in July was all digital, which means one of two things, I suck as a BOOK DRAGON or I have the worlds greatest self control and didn't head into my local B.A.M. during their overstock sale...which I think is still going on...

Without a whole lot of fuss here are the books I grabbed. 

Eisner-winning writer GREG RUCKA (LAZARUS, BLACK MAGICK, Wonder Woman) and critically acclaimed artist LEANDRO FERNÁNDEZ (THE DISCIPLINE, Deadpool, Punisher: MAX) team up together to introduce THE OLD GUARD, the story of old soldiers who never die…and yet cannot seem to fade away. Trapped in an immortality without explanation, Andromache of Scythia—"Andy"—and her comrades ply their trade for those who can find—and afford—their services. But in the 21st century, immortality is a hard secret to keep, and when you live long enough, you learn that there are many fates worse than death.

If you like comic\graphic novels or seen the show on Netflix The Old Guard is Free on Amazon with ComiXology

Not for Young Readers

A wicked queen with a blood-sucking request. A hot new guy at the Academy. Will Snow get her happily ever after, or will she wind up killing her crush?

Vampires? Magic? I didn’t believe in fairy tales. That was my first mistake. My name is Snow White. At the Academy, I’m the butt of jokes and the klutz no one wants to date until Chace Charming walks into my life and changes everything.

Now I’m different. Now I let a complete stranger drink my blood. Not only that, but the vampire queen wants to claim me as her next victim, and the only way to stop her is to become something not quite human.

With my life turned upside down, it’s clear the supernatural is everywhere, and the pull to become a vampire is irresistible. I must decide whether to remain in the mundane realm of humans or change into the creature I was marked to be.

This is free on Amazon, I picked this to go along with the box set I have on my Kindle also.  Really looking forward to restarting this series from the beginning. 

An ages-old secret. An endless supply of blood. Will Snow get her happily ever after or be forever stuck in the mind of an original vampire?

Vampires and magic have become my new normal, and I’m living my own kind of fairy tale. On my sixteenth birthday, my best friends throw me a masquerade. And even though I’m a self-proclaimed tomboy, I’m excited to celebrate. That is until malicious supernaturals crash the party and ruin everything, forcing me to use a magical artifact to save those I love.

Now I’m stuck in the mind of an original vampire and required to live out her life and witness her betrayal by those she holds most dear. There’s only one way back, and I’m desperate to change history.  

Without my friends, it’s clear what I must do, but if I succeed, my new friend will wind up dead. 

This is only $0.99 on Amazon or you can borrow it with your Kindle Unlimited. I bought this for the same reason I grabbed a copy of Blood and Snow, to go with my collection I started back in 2012 :)

For the last nine years, Alexandria Reed has been locked away, a prisoner of her own nightmares. Determined to escape, she convinced the doctors she was sane. It wasn’t even that hard really. She leaves behind her fears and joins her family in their new home, Jacob’s Fork, West Virginia, where she plans out her nice, normal life.

But she’s not normal. She can never be normal.

Soon after her arrival to the sleepy little town, Alex comes face to face with her past and learns something terrifying. There’s a secret her family has killed to protect, a secret that has now put her and her brother’s life at risk.

Luka Rinaldi both fascinates and frustrates Alex from the moment she meets him. He’s dark and broody, arrogant, and hot enough to scorch brimstone. She’s drawn to him despite all the warning signs telling her he means her harm. She wants to trust him, but her instincts tell her to run.

Aided by her new friends, who have some dark secrets themselves, can she survive long enough to figure out the secret behind the secret?

This is only available on Amazon for a low $3.99 or you can borrow it with your Kindle Unlimited Subscription.

It’s Zoey’s eighteenth birthmas and the Nerd Herd has been scattered across the country busily adulting for almost a year when Stark calls them back to Tulsa to surprise Z. But all is not well in T-Town. Strange, dark signs are appearing—could it be possible Neferet is stirring? Not willing to chance disaster striking again, Zoey calls on her newly reunited friends to circle with her and add a layer of protection over Neferet’s grotto jail. Easy-peasy, right?

Wrong. Nothing at the House of Night is ever as it seems.

With rabid red vampyres closing in, Zoey and the Nerd Herd must come together again and battle evil. But a year is a long time. Have these old friends grown too far apart?

When the world fractures and allies become enemies, will darkness devour friendships or will light save those she’s loved?

I Love me Some CAST! LOVED is $0.99 right now over at Amazon Don't miss out on this great deal on the eBook. 

Life has always been sweet on Georgia’s Peach Cove Island, but a case of murder has Marygene Brown down in the pits . . .
For generations, the women of the Brown family on Peach Cove Island have been known for their Southern sass and sweet homemade desserts at their beloved Peach Diner. Since their mother's passing two years ago, Marygene has been stuck in Atlanta while her sister Jena Lynn has been running the family business. Now Marygene has left her husband and returned to her hometown, where she can almost feel Mama's presence.
But all is not peachy back home. Marygene has barely tied on an apron when a diner regular drops dead at the counter. When it turns out the old man's been poisoned, Jena Lynn is led away in handcuffs and the family eatery is closed. Now, to save her sister and the diner, Marygene must find the real killer. With some startling assistance from her Mama's spirit, Marygene will be serving up a special order of just desserts . . .
Includes Seven Recipes from Marygene’s Kitchen!

If You have been following me from the beginning you know that I adore Kate Young, I got this book last year for Summer Camp at my local library, It was a great read in between all the activities last year. I picked this up during a Book Bub deal/sale. You can pick it up at Amazon right now for $5.88 for the ebook or $7.99 for the print, either way, it's well worth the purchase :)

A snarky mage.

An arrogant faery.

Species aren't supposed to mix, but now they're sharing the same school...

Vienna is sick of her bloodthirsty, throne-stealing parents. So when she's Chosen by an advanced academy she's never heard of, she thanks the gods above. When she realizes the school isn't supposed to exist, and that it's in fae territory...

Well... bring it on.

Tavi is oath-sworn to keep his powers secret. And for most of his life, he's done so.

But once the Carthian Princess invades his world, the walls he's built so high begin to crumble.

Vienna is reckless, and trouble clings to her like perfume. No sooner does she arrive at the Fae Academy than a cloud of darkness threatens to sweep them all away.

If not for her stubborn spirit, battle skills, and a group of powerful new friends, she wouldn't stand a chance.

If I remember correctly this one came to my attention through an email from Book Cave. (I think) I picked it up since it was free at the time, and the Title and Cover caught my attention. You can grab it on Amazon for $2.99 or read it through your Kindle Unlimited Subscription.

Have you read any of these yet? Did one stand out to you over the rest? Let me know, I like to know what others think. 

Until Next Time Read ON!