2017 Reading Challenges: 2nd Quarter Update

2017 Reading Challenges: 2nd Quarter Update

July 1, 2017 Challenges 4

How is half the year gone already?! Welcome to the 2nd quarter update for my 2017 reading challenges. Honestly the 2nd quarter of 2017 sucked big time for me. Towards the end of February, there was some serious drama. I don’t want to rehash it here so if you want info click here. All you really need to know is that it knocked me off my reading horse. I’ve always loved to read but the drama took that away from me. June was a better reading month and I did find my love of reading again. But to put this… Read more »

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Blog Tour: Primrose Lane by Debbie Mason

Blog Tour: Primrose Lane by Debbie Mason

June 30, 2017 Reviews 0

Review Primrose Lane by is the third installment to the featuring the Gallagher brothers. This time it is Finn Gallagher, the brooding doctor recovering from his recent injuries in the Congo at the heart of Kitty and Colleen’s matchmaking. I have to say that I enjoyed this book! I planned to read just a few chapters and wound up reading the entire book in one sitting. This seems to happen to me every time I pick up one of ‘s books. The characters are well written, likable and relatable. Plus the dialogue and sweet romance is an easy read. Olivia Davenport… Read more »

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Blog Tour: The Ghost of You and Me by Kelly Oram

Blog Tour: The Ghost of You and Me by Kelly Oram

June 29, 2017 Reviews 1

I am stoked to be participating in the blog tour of The Ghost of You and Me. never disappoints! Be prepared to read with tissues in hand and a block of time to finish the book because you won’t want to sit it down. To see the full tour schedule, click here. Review I really should know better than to start one of ‘s books before bedtime. It’s inevitable that I will stay up and finish reading it. I have never NOT finished one of her books in one sitting. They are that good. The characters are relatable, their plight heart-wrenchingly (is that… Read more »

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WoW #96 – Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas

WoW #96 – Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas

June 28, 2017 Features 11

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event originally created and hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are all eagerly anticipating. Jill has been MIA since August of 2016. Despite this, the meme lives on….Hope you come back Jill! Until then I will be joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can’t-Wait Wednesday. Happy Wednesday y’all! This week I’m anxiously waiting on Tower of Dawn by , the 6th book in . While I haven’t read Empire of Storms yet (I know, shame on me), I’m all kinds of excited about this book. Chaol started the series as… Read more »

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TTT #117 – The Best Books of 2017 So Far

TTT #117 – The Best Books of 2017 So Far

June 27, 2017 Features 4

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They’d love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! Happy Tuesday y’all! This week’s topic is “Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far.” It’s no secret that I’ve had a rough start to 2017 and that has seriously cut into my reading time. So far this year I’ve read 42 books, 29 of those are new releases… Read more »

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Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White

Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White

June 26, 2017 Reviews 5

It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for historical fiction so I’m ashamed to admit that this book has set on my TBR shelf for more than a year. And I Darken by is the first in an alternate history series that imagines Vlad the Impaler as a woman. Honestly just typing that makes me giddy. I was so excited to start this book. It’s an interesting concept to take one of history’s most feared men and make him a woman. I was more than a little curious to see how the author would pull it off while also staying true… Read more »

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Sunday Post #113 – UTOPiACon 2017

Sunday Post #113 – UTOPiACon 2017

June 25, 2017 Features 9

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things you have received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme Happy Sunday y’all! What a fun weekend we’ve had 😀 As you are reading this, I’m sitting in on the closing keynote for UTOPiAcon. I am so thankful I decided to come this year and grateful that we could. I’ve met some amazing authors… Read more »

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My Experience at the Freakshow – UTOPiAcon 2017

My Experience at the Freakshow – UTOPiAcon 2017

June 24, 2017 Features 5

Happy Saturday y’all! I’m in the lovely Nashville, TN this weekend for the UTOPiAcon event. This is my first book event and I’m having a blast. There are a ton of authors here. Some I’ve heard of, some not, and some I’ve read and loved their books. I was also able to meet one of the authors I connected with when I first started blogging (Look at you Michelle 😘). It was so awesome being able to finally meet in person 😀Opening with Amy Harmon I was so excited to hear that Amy Harmon was opening the conference this year…. Read more »

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Review: Transcend by Scarlett Dawn

Review: Transcend by Scarlett Dawn

June 23, 2017 Reviews 0

This book has ALL THE FEELS!!! Transcend by built me up and then gutted me. Following Trigger, the second book in the series takes on a new couple while continuing the plot thread of the previous book. While I made no secret of my lack of interest in Trigger, I found myself engrossed in Transcend and fell in love with the characters and world Scarlett has created. Mina is perhaps my favorite character in the series so far. She is a scholar, still young enough to not face the decision of marriage or army, and she’s had a formal upbringing which the author conveys with her… Read more »

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Review: The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber

Review: The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber

June 22, 2017 Reviews 2

I feel as if I’ve been tricked….no that’s not right. Manipulated? No….Deceived? That’s not right either. I honestly am not sure if there is a word for how I feel about The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by . I was expecting dystopia mixed with a heavy dose of science fiction. I got that, but I also got a gaming type environment which I wasn’t expecting, like at all. The book begins right in the middle of the action and as the reader you are dropped in without any explanation as to what is happening. I was completely lost. I thought maybe… Read more »

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