I haven't written many reviews recently, but have still been reading a ton. I've also gotten away from posting any kind of TBR. I thought I might try posting a sort of a reverse TBR, instead. Basically a list of books I read over the month that I'd recommend instead of what I intend to… Continue reading Recommended Reads From March
Our wonderful streak of warm, sunny days has ended and today is wet, rainy and dreary. Not the least little bit conducive to getting my camera out past the overhang on my porch. It is a good day to go hole up in my studio and see if I can actually manage to get that… Continue reading Wet And Rainy
I didn't get to all my books on my list last month. I made the mistake of loading up too much on the really heavy reads and needed more of a break in between. I read more than what was on the list, though I didn't review them all. That was part of the break… Continue reading On My TBR – November 2019 Edition
I'm not normally a note taker when I'm reading. Mostly because stopping to take notes tends to pull me out of a story. Also because I've never found a truly convenient method of doing so where I didn't have to shuffle my reader with either my laptop or a notepad (which also usually meant trying… Continue reading Okay, This Is Awesome!
It seems as though I’ve read a lot of books recently that I’ve hit me in a lot of personal ways. Most of the time, I can pinpoint exactly what soft spot it hit and why I reacted the way I did. Other times, it seems so much more complex. This is something that has… Continue reading Situational And Emotional Representation In Books
I received a lovely email from a reader today and I'm looking to help her out. For those of you that have read my book, or even anyone that has ever participated in a book club, can you help me put together a list of questions or topics for discussion for a book club? I… Continue reading Help! Book Club Discussion Topics and Questions
Author: D.E. White Book Name: The Forgotten Child Release Date: September 27, 2019 Series: * Order: * Genre: Mystery/Suspense Overall SPA: 2.5 Stars Blurb: Lights blinded her in an eerie white flash. She yanked the wheel as she felt the impact from the car behind her. There was a sharp pain, and then… Continue reading Book Review: The Forgotten Child, D.E. White
The entire purpose of a blurb is to get a reader's attention and convince them to pick up that book and read it. Writing them is an art form in itself and requires a delicate balance between being intriguing with just enough information to draw a reader in while staying accurate and not giving too… Continue reading Reading Peeves: Blurb to Book Difference and Problems
She normally finds some other place to hang out, but was apparently in a mood today. It didn't last long.
When I first started writing book reviews, they were mostly for myself in an effort to get the whirlwind of thoughts out of my head after reading a book, whether they were good or bad. Since I've expanded why I'm doing them, though the base reason is still mostly the same, I'm curious as to… Continue reading What Do You Look For In A Book Review?
I think I got my first ereader, a Kindle, somewhere in 2012. I had all kinds of issues with it and had the first one replaced by Amazon. When the second started having the same issues less than a year later and long after the warranty expired, I began coveting Hubby's amazing Nexus 7 because… Continue reading Researching New Tablets, Suggestions?
If it gets a little too quiet, it's because I'm busy gobbling this lovely little ARC to bits even though the email approval hasn't even cooled yet.
The bare bones of my August TBR list, as always, I'll probably read way more than this, but this is what is waiting to be read: Shadow's Bane - Dorna Basarab #4 (yes, this one is a hold over from last month) Genre: Fantasy/Urban Fated - Book #1 Alex Verus Genre:… Continue reading On My TBR – August 2019 Edition
Author: Annette Marie Book Name: Three Mages and A Margarita Release Date: September 14, 2018 Series: The Guild Codex: Spellbound Order: #1 Genre: Paranormal Urban/Fantasy Overall SPA: 4.5 Stars Blurb: Broke, almost homeless, and recently fired. Those are my official reasons for answering a wanted ad for a skeevy-looking bartender gig. It went… Continue reading Book Review: Three Mages and A Margarita, The Guild Codex: Spellbound – Book 1
Author: Stacey Brutger Book Name: Tethered to the World Release Date: June 19, 2019 Series: Phantom Touched Order: #1 Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance/Reverse Harem Overall SPA: 3.5 Blurb: ONE TOUCH CAN SAVE YOU FROM CERTAIN DEATH...OR SENTENCE YOU TO AN ETERNITY IN HELL. Born with the ability to defy death, Annora has been warned… Continue reading Book Review: Tethered to the World, Phantom Touched – Book 1
Author: Christine Nolfi Book Name: The Road She Left Behind Release Date: June 11, 2019 Series: * Order: * Genre: Women's Fiction/Family Life Overall SPA: 3.5 Stars Blurb: Crushed by guilt over the car accident that killed her father and sister, and torn apart by her mother’s resentment, Darcy Goodridge fled her family… Continue reading Book Review: The Road She Left Behind – Christine Nolfi
Since the whole ARC book thing is still so new to me, I'm still learning what to expect. I kind of thought I'd understood it with the first 3. One was an already released book (by a couple of days when I got it). One was a couple of days ahead of release and another… Continue reading Getting Into The ARC Swing & Questions
I had this moment of realization yesterday when I was contemplating writing my review for my first ever ARC. I am kind of living in this moment of fantasy right now. I am at a place in my life I never dreamed I'd be outside of those "Wouldn't it be nice?" kinds of thoughts. Yet,… Continue reading Moment of Gratitude