October Wrap Up & November TBR

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Hey Guys,

Remember my TBR for October? Well, out of the 22 books (not considering the extra 2)I have managed to read 14, 13 with reviews already posted. I cannot say I am satisfied, but I still am very happy with what I’ve read. I enjoyed all of them, even if some have a lower rating. I loved my time with each of these tiles, there are different genres and so much to choose from. Here are the titles I did manage to complete, with links to the corresponding reviews:

The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller (not reviewed yet)

One Last Time? By Khardine Gray

Pregnancy Scandal by Khardine Gray

Woodhouse Hall by Sara Marks

A Lie for a Lie by Helena Hunting

Enamored by J.S. Scott

A Guardian’s Heart by Renee Wildes

A Guardian’s Hope by Renee Wildes

A Guardian Revealed by Renee Wildes

A Guardian’s Dream by Renee Wildes

A Guardian’s Destiny by Renee Wildes

I See You by Mary Burton

Everything Girl by Emily Mayer

Chasing Beverly by Ashlynn Cubbison

November is a different story, yet to be unfolded. The month started with good and bad news. I am (trying to be) an optimistic person, so I keep a smile in hand always and my wishes for the best 😊 In terms of reading, I have again a big TBR and I can say I am already behind. Let’s see the titles:

  1. Anything Between Us by Sarah Fine
  2. Meows and Mistletoe: A Holiday Anthology
  3. Heist by Kezzy Sparks
  4. Can Dreams Come True? by Krysten Lindsay Hager
  5. In Over Her Head: Lights, Camera, Anxiety by Krysten Lindsay Hager
  6. Forlorn by Gina Detwiler
  7. Forsaken by Gina Detwiler
  8. Mark Of The Empress by M. Dalto
  9. Anyone But Cade by Penelope Bloom
  10. The School for Humans by Vanessa Kittle
  11. The Dark Awakening: A Vampire Thriller & Suspense by D.L. Blade
  12. The Dark Underworld: A Vampire Thriller & Suspense by D.L. Blade
  13. The Dark Deliverance: A Vampire Romantic Thriller by D.L. Blade
  14. A Fresh Restart by Chelsea Falin
  15. The Family Journal by Carolyn Brown
  16. Parting Words by Kaitlyn Davis
  17. My Girl by Jacquie Biggar
  18. Skyjump by Anastasia Bolinder
  19. Sealer’s Game by Kathy Coleman
  20. Guardian, The Choice: Magical Beasts Book One by Geoffrey Saign
  21. Dragonsworn by Marty Mayberry
  22. Disarm by Karina Halle
  23. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

23 books again and again I wish I can read more, or at least keep up with all the ideas I have running around in my head.  I have already started reading some of these books and I can tell you I will have different ratings. There is a lot I want to do in November and I have the energy to do it. Let’s see if I can keep up with all my expectations. Until next time, Happy Reading!

Weekley Quote #5

Hey Everyone!

Here we are, starting a new week, with new titles to read, new activities, new challenges and happy moments. During the last 7 days I have read quite a lot and I am quite happy on how the month is progressing. You will see some interesting articles, which I plan on posting every month, in relation with the books I’ve read the month before and as well many other reviews and recommendations.

This Monday I come with an interesting quote, from a book that was too intense, or dramatic, to my taste: “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood:

Like other things now, thought must be rationed. There’s a lot that doesn’t bear thinking about. Thinking can hurt your chances, and I intend to last.

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That’s a very disturbing thing to say. In the universe of this book, women are instruments, but are not cherished as one would believe. They exist to bear children, not to give or receive love. A mechanism. Our main character seems afraid, but she is strong enough to keep pushing through this new world, this new social classes. So she does her best to leave aside any dark thoughts. It must be difficult sometimes. Would it be good to be able to have only positive thoughts? Would we be able to appreciate positive thoughts and optimism if the possibility of something unfavorable did not exist?

Anyway, “The Handmaid’s Tale” is not an easy book to read. I probably would not have read it, if it were not for our local book club. We will have our first meeting this week and this is our first choice. It’s an interesting start and I am anxious to see what the others thought about Margaret Atwood’s book. I’ll keep you updated. Until next time, Happy Reading!

September Wrap Up & October TBR

September has not been such a great moth. I am again behind on my reading and reviews I need to post. I don’t know what happened – work was crazy, I was too tired to focus on books and I also had a lot of crocheting to do (I didn’t manage to finish my project, but I did make some progress). I fell in a bit of a reading slump in the last two weeks, so I did not manage to read as much as I would have liked.

I was preparing to write a list, but looks like I have only three books finished and only one is reviewed: Single Dad by Noelle Adams, The Rogue to Ruin by Vivienne Lorret and This! By C. G. Blaine. It’s terrible! I am so angry right now….

(3 hours later)

Ok, I am officially challenging and punishing myself to finish all the books started in August and to finish all the books from my October TBR. + 2 from my Yearly TBR:

  1. The Bar Next Door by Katia Rose (started and not finished)
  2. WaterColor Wishes by Melissa Chambers (started and not finished)
  3. The Rose & The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh (started and not finished)
  4. The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston (started and not finished)
  5. Chasing Beverly by Ashlynn Cubbison
  6. Everything Girl by Emily Mayer
  7. Claiming Sarah by Susan Stoker
  8. Say it Again by Catherine Bybee
  9. I See You by Mary Burton
  10. Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia
  11. Secret Obsession by Ann Mayburn
  12. Guardians of Light Series by Renee Wildes (5 books in the series)
  13. Enamored by J.S. Scott
  14. A Lie for a Lie by Helena Hunting
  15. Woodhouse Hall by Sara Marks
  16. Taking Wing by Clemency Crow
  17. Grumpy Old Gods by Ronel Janse van Vuuren
  18. Once Upon a Cowboy Christmas by Soraya Lane
  19. The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae by Stephanie Butland
  20. A Wedded Arrangement by Noelle Adams
  21. Seduced by Kate Allure
  22. Killer Domes and the Chosen One by Gibbo Gibbs

The 2 from my long time TBR are still to be defined. I’m not sure which ones to pick. I know it looks quite ambitious but I am confident I can manage. I am anxious to read all these books and share my thought with you 😊 Stick around if you want to see the progress. For now, I wish you all a great week with lots and lots of amazing books (or at least amazing moments)! Happy Reading!

 

Weekley Quote #4

Hey Everyone!

How was your week? In my case, it was again quite productive on all angles. I did manage to crochet a good part of a blanket – still a lot to work at it but at least I see progress. Work was fine and I hope this week will be the same.

I have read a lot and even finished one audiobook (more on that a bit later in the week). But the quote I have for you today is from The Rose & The Dagger, by Renée Ahdieh. I am so addicted to this series. Renée has this way of creating magic with her writing and I feel more and more captivated with every page I turn.

“You’re better than beautiful.” Rahim took a careful breath. “You’re interesting. Never forget that.”

What made me select this line is how honest Rahim is, how he sees more than beauty when he looks at Irsa. It’s one of the best compliments!

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This is not the main character and since this quote I have found many others I love. It’s hard to choose!  I am struggling to finish it, as I am honestly afraid of the end and I am sure I’ll miss these characters immensely. I’m so happy I own the series!

That’s it for today. I wish you all a fantastic week and remember: find some time for a bit of reading. It does wonders!

Weekly Quote #3

Good Monday to you all!

How was last week? I have no words to describe mine. My brain felt like exploding with so many thoughts and ideas and planning and… not sleeping very well!

I am proposing for this week a quote from “This! By C.G. Blaine”, a book that will be released on September 27th (come visit my blog to check my review). While it may not seem as a positive quote to start with, the book is quite funny and with great characters.

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Turns out a safety net under the tightrope only matters if you fall. It does nothing to save you from slipping and hanging yourself on the wire.”

Remember to mark September 27th in your calendar and visit my blog on that day for more quotes. Until next time, Happy Reading and have a happy week!

August Wrap Up & September TBR

Do I really want to remind myself how far away I am from my initial August TBR list? – NO!

Do I know the date today? – September 15th.

Do I really want to have a wrap up and TBR in the middle of the month? – Yes (trying to be responsible here).

Ok, check list done and guilty feelings aside, I am quite happy with what I managed to read in August. Definitely, I am far from the titles I must have read, but I’ll catch up eventually!

  1. Dead Sexy by Lulu M. Sylvian
  2. Gathering Frost by Kaitlyn Davis
  3. Withering Rose by Kaitlyn Davis
  4. Chasing Midnight by Kaitlyn Davis
  5. Knowing Michele by Tinsley Sellers
  6. Kings of Mayhem by Penny Dee
  7. Hearts of Darkness by Catherine Wiltcher
  8. Futuri III by Irina Binder
  9. Pana la Sfarsit by Irina Binder

I am listening to the audiobook for “The Rogue to Ruin” by Vivienne Corret and I have also started the folowing books:

  • The Bar Next Door by Katia Rose
  • WaterColor Wishes by Melissa Chambers
  • The Rose & The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
  • The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

Now, for September I am going to list here the books I still have to read until the end of the month, but I am hopeful I will manage to catch up with my books from the TBR pile:

  1. Single Dad by Noelle Adams
  2. Fires of the Dead by Jed Herne
  3. The Black Widow Temptation by Jasmine Lace
  4. This! by C.G. Blaine
  5. Most Ardently Book Set

That’s it for now. I hope to read more than these 5 books and I do hope to finish the ones already started in August. Let’s see what the end of the month will bring. Until tomorrow, Happy Reading!

Bookish Weekend List

Finally weekend! Today I was literary counting the hours until my day at the office ended.  Now the real fun for this week can start! I have so many plans and I have so many things to do, bookish and non-bookish.

Main items on my To Do list for 2 days and one Friday night:

  • Read
  • Write my pending reviews
  • Define a schedule for next week
  • Prepare my September TBRs
  • Crochet as much as possible
  • Play a bit of AOE 3 (Age of Empires 3 – sorry, but I’m a sucker for AOE!)
  • And then read some more!

I have 5 books I need to finish as soon as possible. Since August was a mood killer in terms of reading (office stuff…) so I have a lot to catch up. Here is what I hope to finish:

  1. How to Love a Duke in Ten Days by Kerrigan Byrne
  2. The Bar Next Door by Katia Rose
  3. WaterColor Wishes by Melissa Chambers
  4. This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman
  5. The Smuggler’s Escape by Barbara Monajem

I do have a couple books to add, but I am not confident I can finish these 5, let alone 7!  The important thing is that I have 2 days of reading and relaxing J

How do you plan on spending these days?  Any books in your radar? Let me know in the comments below. Until next time, enjoy your Friday!