Saturday, March 30, 2019

Down the TBR Hole #5




This is Down the TBR Hole, I used to post these, but just recently  but it always helped me clear out some of the books that I no longer want to read. Anyway, this meme was created by Lost in a Story, sadly right now she's on a hiatus and isn't really posting right now.

 I found the post again over at Cornerfolds blog and I knew I needed to get back to this meme!  Currently my TBR shelf on Goodreads is way over 2000 books, so I really need to work on getting that number down.
Anyway, here are the rules of Down the TBR Hole! 




  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go? 

A Witch in Winter by Ruth Warburton

After reading the summary again I'm not sure if I would actually enjoy this book. It sounds like so many other books I've read over the years.

Verdict: Pass 


Geek Girl by Holly Smale

This is one of those books I saw everywhere for awhile, now I never see it. Now after reading the summary again I'm not sure I would enjoy this book. It just doesn't seem like a book that I would pick up anymore and read.

Verdict: Pass 


When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney

I don't rememeber where I heard about this book, but after reading the summary I know why I added it. This book still sounds fantastic and I can't wait to read it.

Verdict: Keep 


Since You Asked by Maurene Goo

This just doesn't sound like something I would enjoy anymore, sadly!  Thing is I'm pretty sure I already unhauled this book, but I may be wrong.

Verdict: Pass 


Undead by Kirsty McKay

Now I love me some zombie books and movies, but this one just sounds like one I wouldn't really enjoy and even pick up to read.

Verdict: Pass 



Okay so how did I do? Do you see a book on here that I should have kept on my list? If so, please let me know in the comments below.

Total number of books deleted: 4
Total number of books kept: 1

Friday, March 29, 2019

Book Blogger Hop #69








Book Blogger Hop is another post I'm going to be trying out and this one has a topic each week, which is something I've been trying to bring to the blog.  I'm really excited about this one because I have a hard time coming up with something fresh to talk about and I'm hoping this helps.

If you would be interested in doing your own post, please CLICK HERE to learn more about this great hop!






 29th - April 4th - Name one classic novel you have always wanted to read. (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer


A couple years back I read a lot of classics. So I'm going to have to think about this one. Before that it would have been easy to answer this, the answer would have been Pride and Prejudice, but now I'm not so sure. Let me think...

I think I'm going to go with The Great Gatsby! That's one that I haven't read. 


What classic would you like to read that you've always wanted to? 
 
 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Waiting for this has been MURHDER…


Today I'm so excited to share this post! You all know I love author J.R. Ward's books and she's amazing of course. Today I have something amazing to share with you.









THE SAVIOR
The Black Dagger Brotherhood series
by J. R. Ward
On Sale: April 2, 2019

Get your copy and Murhder can be all yours: CLICK HERE! 




A vampire and a scientist’s fates are passionately entwined in a race against time in this thrilling romance in the #1 New York Times bestselling “utterly absorbing and deliciously erotic” (Angela Knight, New York Times bestselling author) Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

In the venerable history of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, only one male has ever been expelled—but Murhder’s insanity gave the Brothers no choice. Haunted by visions of a female he could not save, he nonetheless returns to Caldwell on a mission to right the wrong that ruined him. However, he is not prepared for what he must face in his quest for redemption.

Dr. Sarah Watkins, researcher at a biomedical firm, is struggling with the loss of her fellow scientist fiancé. When the FBI starts asking about his death, she questions what really happened and soon learns the terrible truth: Her firm is conducting inhumane experiments in secret and the man she thought she knew and loved was involved in the torture.

As Murhder and Sarah’s destinies become irrevocably entwined, desire ignites between them. But can they forge a future that spans the divide separating the two species? And as a new foe emerges in the war against the vampires, will Murhder return to his Brothers... or resume his lonely existence forevermore?



The Black Dagger Brotherhood has a new SAVIOR:







Sneak Peek at J.R. Ward’s Brand-New Newsletter:
The Caldwell Courier Journal


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Who better to ask for honest, snarky relationship advice than Vishous?
Ask At Your Own Risk.


Dear Vishous, Agony Aunt Column
(with help from Mary)

Dear Vishous,

First of all, thank you for doing this.  I need another perspective.  I am a 27 year old woman, about fifteen months out of a five year relationship.  I started dating a guy about two months ago.  I’ll call him “Evan.”  We met on Match.com.  We both workout.  We like a good time out at the clubs and the bars.  We’re both Sox fans.  He’s funny and he’s been good about keeping in touch when he travels frequently for work. 

My problem is this.  He told me he was twenty-eight.  A week or so ago, when we were playing pool at our local, he told me to snag his wallet and pay for the next round at the bar.  While I was getting money out, I saw his driver’s license.  It said he’s thirty-six and the address listed was in a different area of the city than he told me he lives in. I got the drinks and put his wallet back in his pocket, and tried not to think about it.

But I can’t shake the idea he lied, and it’s causing me to obsess about things that are probably no big deal.  Like, he only comes to stay at my place.  I’ve never been to his apartment, and when I asked about this, he said he has two roommates who get on his nerves and he prefers the break he gets when he sleeps at my apartment.  And I’ve introduced him to my friends, but he’s never offered to do the same.  At first, I was psyched because my ex never wanted to hang with my people.  But now?  I guess I’m uneasy and looking for shadows everywhere. 

I don’t care how old he is, and I know that some times folks on Match fudge their age to make them more attractive.  And maybe it’s just an old license.  I don’t want to ruin a good thing by looking like I’m second guessing him about stuff that only appears iffy and for which there is a reasonable explanation.

Please advise,

On The Fence In Beantown

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Vishous:  Here’s what you need to do.  Go to your local Stahp ‘n Shahp and get some Sweet Baby Ray’s  BBQ.  Then get a good knife.  After you slice his b*lls off, marinate them and then pan fry ‘em.  Serve them to him hot and spicy and-

Mary:  Okaaaaaaay.  Let’s just all take a deep breath here.

V:  I know, because the BBQ sauce smells great, right?

Mary:  Ah, no.  It’s because we should not settle this type of conflict through bodily harm.

V:  Whatever, that lying sack of sh*t with the fake Match profile doesn’t deserve a set of nuts.  S’all I’m sayin’.

Mary:  I think we’ve heard your point of view loud and clear.  And now, I’d like to offer a more nuanced opinion.  On The Fence, it’s clear that there are some reasons to be concerned about this guy.  One of the things that I tell people in my practice is to always trust your instincts.  As much as you want to believe the best-

V:  Fine.  No BBQ sauce, then.  Just slice, dice and toss ‘em in the pan.  He doesn’t deserve Sweet Baby Ray’s.

Mary:  ................

V:  What.  Oh, come on, don’t look at me like that.

Mary:  I’ve never actually said this before to someone, but why don’t you light up a cigarette and take a few deep drags.

V:  I thought you’d never ask.

Mary:  Anyway, On The Fence, my suggestion is that you have a frank, face-to-face conversation with “Evan.”  Share your concerns calmly and succinctly.  See what his answers are.  Based on how he responds, you should be able to tell a lot.  Is he listening to you and taking you seriously?  Is he offering to have you stay over at his place?  Or is he defensive and turning everything back on you-

V:  And his Red Sox card is revoked.  He has to root for the Yankees now.

Mary:  -in a way that makes you uncomfortable?  At the end of the day, you deserve to be in a relationship with someone who’s as honest as you are and treats you the way you’re treating them.

V:  I have to agree with Mary on this one.  Even though you’re a human, being with a lying sack of sh*t is whack. 

Mary:  Remember, your physical safety comes first, and fast on its heels is your emotional health.  Please do not sacrifice your happiness just because you are hoping that “Evan” is the one-

V:  I think you’re going to find out he’s got a wife and kids and he’s playing you.  Which brings us back to my solution to the problem-

Mary: -and let us know how it goes, please.  Best of luck!

V:  F**k him!  Go get a real man- and that skillet.








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