Stories like this are better than therapy

Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep

Initial Thoughts: “I have been relatively vocal on social media lately about how I am channeling all of my anger and frustration – about work, about the government, etc. – into my reading. The bloodier the story and the angrier the hero, the more I am enjoying the story. Before this, I was somewhat cautious…

The end of this series exceeded my expectations

Bright Ruin by Vic James

Initial Thoughts: “I will be the first to admit that the first novel in Vic James’ trilogy was not my favorite. However, I feel it drastically improved during the second novel and thoroughly enjoyed the read. This final novel though is unbelievable. It is a culmination of the previous two stories, complete with violence and…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 29 October 2018

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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. Here is what I read the week ending 29 October 2018. To learn more about each book, click on…

Sunday Reflections – 28 October 2018

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Happy Sunday, my lovelies! It is a gloomy day here, which makes it the perfect day to stay inside, snuggle under blankets, and watch TV, and all of this is what I plan to do today. I am so close to finishing a cross-stitch project for Holly, and my goal is to try to finish…

Fabulous Friday – 26 October 2018

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We should always find ways to celebrate the little things in life. What better day to celebrate these little things other than the best day of the week? So, here are the things that make this a Fabulous Friday for me this week ending 26 October 2018. ******************** IMPROMPTU DAY OFF – Every once in a while the…

And we think food today is full of unhealthy ingredients

The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum

Initial Thoughts: “Deborah Blum’s novel about the fight to develop food safety regulations and the beginnings of the Food and Drug Administration is fascinating if gruesome. To all the people concerned about genetically modified foods, I say that after reading this book, GMOs do not concern me anymore because our food could be SO much worse.”…

Other ways to occupy my time

It may not sound like I have many hobbies or time for much beyond attending dance practices and competitions or chauffeuring Holly throughout three different states, and really, I probably don’t when compared to others. However, the one hobby I do have is that I cross-stitch. (I don’t count reading as a hobby because, well,…

Molly is just as amazing at YA

Changeling by Molly Harper

Initial thoughts: “Molly Harper breaks away from her adult paranormal romance stories with this adorable young adult novel about witches and magic. Ms. Harper does away with her trademark snark in favor of teen angst, but she uses the angst to create a highly credible and relatable young woman who captures your attention and earns…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 22 October 2018

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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. Here is what I read the week ending 22 October 2018. To learn more about each book, click on…

Sunday Reflections – 21 October 2018

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Hello, my lovelies! I don’t know about where you are right now, but it has been a glorious, sunny autumn day here. This is the time of year during which I am most grateful that my house is almost nothing but windows because they capture the gorgeous autumn light in a way that makes you thankful…