6 07, 2017

Do the Opposite of Nothing Book Review

2017-07-06T21:24:09-06:00July 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Book Description: You enter your home after a long day ready to just relax, but the first thing you see is a pile of clutter. Ugh. Every time a pile of clutter catches your attention or gets in your way (or trips you or embarrasses you or angers you), you think to yourself, “I have to go through this…but not now, because I’m too fill-in-the-blank (tired, busy, etc.).” That intention is as far as the organizing actually gets, and the cycle just begins again. Frustrating, isn’t it? What if I told you that busting through the never ending sequence of procrastination and perpetual heaps of clutter was not only possible, but with the strategies in this book, almost painless? I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I must say I am not one that typically reads these type of books, I am all about the fantasy and fiction books in general. However, I am glad that I got a chance to read this book! I will admit it I totally resonate with most of the reasons people procrastinate...and I admit it I am a procrastinator! The [...]

23 06, 2016

Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy #2)

2016-06-23T15:25:02-06:00June 23rd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

Book Description: Historian Diana Bishop, descended from a line of powerful witches, and long-lived vampire Matthew Clairmont have broken the laws dividing creatures. When Diana discovered a significant alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, she sparked a struggle in which she became bound to Matthew. Now the fragile coexistence of witches, daemons, vampires and humans is dangerously threatened. Seeking safety, Diana and Matthew travel back in time to London, 1590. But they soon realize that the past may not provide a haven. Reclaiming his former identity as poet and spy for Queen Elizabeth, the vampire falls back in with a group of radicals known as the School of Night. Many are unruly daemons, the creative minds of the age, including playwright Christopher Marlowe and mathematician Thomas Harriot. Together Matthew and Diana scour Tudor London for the elusive manuscript Ashmole 782, and search for the witch who will teach Diana how to control her remarkable powers... I really enjoyed the second book in this series. I really like that this series has some thrills, romance, humor, and fun. I also really like reading a book again where it isn't a love triangle [...]

7 06, 2016

Voyager (Outlander #3)

2016-06-07T15:19:31-06:00June 7th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Book Description: Their passionate encounter happened long ago by whatever measurement Claire Randall took. Two decades before, she had traveled back in time and into the arms of a gallant eighteenth-century Scot named Jamie Fraser. Then she returned to her own century to bear his child, believing him dead in the tragic battle of Culloden. Yet his memory has never lessened its hold on her... and her body still cries out for him in her dreams. Then Claire discovers that Jamie survived. Torn between returning to him and staying with their daughter in her own era, Claire must choose her destiny. And as time and space come full circle, she must find the courage to face the passion and pain awaiting her...the deadly intrigues raging in a divided Scotland... and the daring voyage into the dark unknown that can reunite or forever doom her timeless love. I must admit I went into this book with some hope, in the middle I thought I am not sure I will finish the series, and ended with yes I will continue onto the next book. I feel like with this series it is like [...]

26 05, 2016

The Nemesis Charm (The Firebird Chronicles #2)

2016-05-26T19:10:04-06:00May 26th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Book Description: They say only the dead can cross a Threshold, the dead and those who have faced a Nemesis Charm. When Apprentice Adventurers, Fletcher and Scoop, discover their mother has fallen under the curse of a strange sickness, they prepare to sail for its source, a Threshold, a doorway to the world beyond the Un-Crossable Boundary. But they are not the only ones seeking to cross the Threshold. Their old enemy, Grizelda, has heard that beyond the Boundary lives a woman with the same power as the Storyteller. With the help of a monster made with an undead heart, she plans to cross the Boundary and steal that power for herself. If she succeeds, the Academy, the island and everything in Fletcher and Scoop's world will be hers. I was very excited to get a chance to read this book because it is my first ARC book review! I was given a copy of The Nemesis Charm in exchange for an honest review. I have actually not read the first book however the 2nd book does well as a stand alone novel in the sense that I could figure out [...]

23 05, 2016

Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy #2)

2016-05-23T20:52:35-06:00May 23rd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

Book Description: “Wake up, genius.” So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel. Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years. I just recently finished reading the second book in Stephen King's Bill Hodge's trilogy. I thought it was a pretty good follow up to the first one, but I did not like it more than the first book. I thought the first [...]

9 05, 2016

Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Series

2016-05-09T20:52:16-06:00May 9th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (#1): A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs. A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. Hollow City (#2): Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.” This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other [...]

27 04, 2016

Tiger’s Voyage (The Tiger Saga #3)

2016-05-02T14:48:35-06:00April 27th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Book Description: With the head-to-head battle against the villainous Lokesh behind her, Kelsey confronts a new heartbreak: in the wake of his traumatic experience, her beloved Ren no longer remembers who she is. As the trio continues their quest by challenging five cunning and duplicitous dragons, Ren and Kishan once more vie for her affections--leaving Kelsey more confused than ever. I just finished the third book the The Tiger Saga series by Colleen Houck. I am mostly enjoying this series so far. I am getting a little annoyed with the poor pitiful me mood that Kelsey sometimes gets into. I get it maybe in the first book because these adventures are new to her and what she is having to do is hard, but she is on the third quest by now. It seems to be that there is like an outline for each quest in each book. She has to do something and gets super scared and whiney about it and then she somehow gets hurt in some way or another and almost dies. Now don't get me wrong this doesn't make me not like the series I just wish [...]

19 04, 2016

Odd Hours (Odd Thomas #4)

2016-04-19T02:25:34-06:00April 19th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

I have been slowly working my way though the Odd Thomas series, I was actually lent the first 4 by my sister-in-law. They are good books to read in between those really long ones because they are a quick read. For some reason when it takes me a long time to read a book I get really antsy and so I need a good quick one I can read in a week just to like reassure myself I can still read a book fast. This is the 4th book in the Dean Koontz series. Odd Hours by Dean Koontz Description of the book: After grappling with the very essence of reality itself, after finding the veil separating him from his soul mate, Stormy Llewellyn, tantalizingly thin yet impenetrable, Odd longed only to return to a life of quiet anonymity with his two otherworldly sidekicks—his dog Boo and a new companion, one of the few who might rival his old pal Elvis. But a true hero, however humble, must persevere. Haunted by dreams of an all-encompassing red tide, Odd is pulled inexorably to the sea, to a small California coastal [...]

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