Sunday, April 30, 2017

May Clean Sweep ARC Challenge

May Clean Sweep ARC Challenge 

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I love this challenge and this year I'm going to read a book every day. At least that is my goal.  I've been in a slump so I wasn't sure that I would be up for the challenge. 

This is my Starting list. I'm so behind on review books so I'm hoping this catches me up. 


Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post
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The Sunday post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer~ It's a chance to share new ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

Happy Sunday! 
The weather has been all over, a mix of cool day and at the end of the week we had sunny warm days I had to turn the AC on.
I was super crafty this week, not as much reading as I would have liked but I did some and even did a little baking.  

Currently 60 of 250 and 20 books behind which keeps growing. 

Fun posts you may have missed at TRD this week. 
Lost in La La land by Tara Brown
I have a bunch to write from the Dewey Read a thon that took place yesterday. 

New Books that I added to my shelves this week. 



Crafty projects & Baking/cooking & Gardening. 

I've been working on my daughters mermaid tail but it's slow going. I also started my first Audio book. I may just be hooked. 
I made some hair bows for my daughter. 
I also did some sewing, created a couple beautiful bags. I have a few more to make this week. I also made homemade bagels they turned out great. 

Hit my goal this week of 10k and actually hit 14k or more all 5 days this week. I even hit over 11k during the readathon which was shocking. 

Quote/ fun stuff. 

Around the Blogosphere
#Fitreaders check in @ The Geeky Bloggers Book Blog
May Clean Sweep starts this week I did.  Sign up (here

More Crafty projects. 
I need to do some sewing this week. 
I'm shooting for 6 books this week. 
I've got a new weekly post starting tomorrow. Be sure to check it out. 

This coming week @ TRD
A bunch of reviews and a few fun posts. 

Instagram A few of my Dewey Readathon posts 

I'm still an Instagram addict you should check it out lots of fun!!!!
Find me (Here) I working on 9k followers

I hope everyone has a great week. 

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon
Check it out (Here)

The time has come to start reading!!!!
Goal is to read as many as I can and review them Sunday.

Reading/read list
This is my potential reading list. 
As well as the page in my bullet journal.
This is where I'll update for the read-a-thon. 

Opening Survey
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Northern California 
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Finishing Beautiful Player 
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I've got some super dark chocolate that I've never tried before which is shocking because dark is my favorite. 
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I love to drink coffee and I'm super crafty when I'm not reading. 
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? This isn't my first time, I think it's my 4th but I'm not sure to be honest. My husband is out of town and I have the kids day planned so that I have as much reading time as possible. In the past real life get's in the way. 

Mini-Challenge: #CoverFromMemory
I opted to do Twilight because I was drawing a blank with so many. I can remember this one so clearly. 

The Meet Up 
 Write a short story/paragraph describing a meet-up between your current read’s main character and your last read’s main character. It’s gonna be either chaos or awesomeness, right?

My Entry 
I just finished Playing Hooky Emma is a human who's been pulled into the supernatural world by her best friend on her 21st birthday. I'm currently working on Moon Dance which is a private detective Samantha who happens to be a vampire. The way she giggles about a werewolf I can see these two hitting it off right away. They both handle the supernatural well and while Emma is a little stubborn Samantha tends to just go with it more. I see besties if they happened to meet up. I think that they would have meet up in the bar while Emma was looking for Hunter. I can see Samantha just hanging out enjoying a glass of wine while looking for her killer. 

Six Word Story
Your challenge is to create a six-word celebration of Dewey's Read-a-Thon
Inspiring Readers to connect through books. 

Show us the Weather 

Suggestions that you could read in one night. 

Mid-Event Survey!
1. What are you reading right now? I'm currently between books. I have a audio to finish but I'm thinking of reading a few mangas. 
2. How many books have you read so far? Finished 2 novels and 4 comic books. 
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Wicked Jackal by CHerie Marks 
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? While I started out with good intentions it's been rough. Between dogs, kids, and real life it keeps getting in the way but I'm trying to get them in. 
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How it's pulled me out of my reading slump. 

This is Khaleesi and Grimm my reading buddies this week. 

I think the Attack on Titan would make a fun Rpg game.It's a manga but one of my favorites.  
I did 24 situps and over 24 steps. I've already done over 4 miles today but enough to get the blood going.  

Finished so far 

Instagram Updates 
Be sure to follow me on Instagram (here
 I'm taking part in the 24 hour Instagram challenge. 
Doing the 24 hour challenge #igreadathon & #figthistlebooks

Hour 1 is TBR which is above. 
Hour 2 is Room - This is my little reading nook for the day. 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Stacking The Shelves

Stacking The Shelves
Created by Tynga's Reviews
Stacking the shelves is a weekly post that we share our newly added books and swag. 

It's been a busy week and I just added a few eBooks this week. 

Newly Added


What did you add to you shelves this week? 

Release Boost: The One That Got Away

Title: The One That Got Away
Series: Friendship, Texas #4
Author: Magan Vernon
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: April 24, 2017

A brand new standalone from Friendship, Texas featuring everyone's favorite awkward baker and the one that got away.

I looked up and standing there was my ex-boyfriend, Jordan Webber. Maybe ex-boyfriend wasn't the right word. Maybe the boy who I dated for almost two years. Then he graduated early, leaving for art school in New York. He wanted me to come with him, but what future did I have in New York? My parents weren’t paying for me to go to school unless it was a state school with a real degree and all I ever wanted was to do photography. So the portrait studio worked for the time being until I realized I really needed to get out of the house and took the part-time job at the bakery. Between my parents’ divorce, work, and trying to get over my break up, I was basically a hot mess the first two years after high school. Joey came in at the right time as a distraction then the job at the bakery. But I still never forgot about the one that got away.

I hadn't seen Jordan in over four years and there he was, standing there with a hand on one of the boxes and his blue eyes wide open like he'd just seen a ghost.

"Abbey Dillinger?" he asked, it wasn't so much of a question as it was a breathless statement.

I hated him for leaving me. He could have gone to art school in Dallas. He could have stayed if he really did love me. I should have hated him. But seeing him, standing in front of me, I couldn’t hate him. The past four years had been very good to him. 

**This book is a standalone in a series of standalones taking place in the fictional town of Friendship, Texas. You don't need to read any of the previous books to understand this one***

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Magan Vernon has been living off of reader tears since she wrote her first short story in 2004. She now spends her time killing off fictional characters, pretending to plot while she really just watches Netflix, and she tries to do this all while her two young children run amok around her Texas ranch.

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