Month: December 2014

2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

If you regularly or even semi-regularly read this blog then you know that I have a lot of books.  My bookshelves are overflowing.  That has only gotten worse with the holidays and people knowing I love to read, so naturally they gave me books.  That’s awesome, but I’m actually running out of places to put these books.  Watch for tomorrow Treat Yo Self Thursday post for more on that.  I think I may have to buy myself a birthday present… Read more »

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Where Have You Been?

Apologies for being MIA, unexpectedly.  I had so many posts planned and some were 100% ready to go.  They’ll go up eventually, but it’s putting me a bit behind (which is driving me nuts).  I really hate messing up my own schedule, especially for no reason. Like most people, I was busy with my family over the Christmas holidays and just didn’t get any reading done.  Plus I forgot to actually schedule the posts that were ready… again.  Actually, I… Read more »

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Wolfsbane and Mistletoe

*I promised everyone a Christmas themed week, so I thought Wolfsbane and Mistletoe was a perfect choice.  Every short story has to do with Christmas and werewolves.  Prepare yourselves. edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner Overview (from Goodreads):  The holidays can bring out the beast in anyone. They are particularly hard for lycanthropes. Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner have harvested the scariest, funniest and saddest werewolf tales by an outstanding pack of authors, best read by… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing This Year

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up in the community where The Broke and the Bookish provides a prompt and other lovers of list making join in on it with their own top ten list. You can have less than 10 or more if you need to at times and put a spin on the topic if you need to! All they ask is that you link back to them if you’re participating. My family generally asks for a list because it… Read more »

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Movie Monday – Christmas 2014 Edition

Today’s Movie Monday post is a little bit different.  Sorry to those who don’t celebrate Christmas, that’s kind of this week’s theme.  Hopefully you still enjoy the season and some of the movies. I have a confession to make:  I am obsessed with Hallmark’s (also Lifetime’s and ABC Family’s) Christmas movies.  The acting isn’t great.  The stories are cheesy.  And I.  Don’t.  Care.  They are perfect feel-good movies during the Christmas season (a time when you want to feel good)…. Read more »

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Crow: Episode One

by Alex Owens Overview (from Goodreads):  Cassiopeia “Pia” Alexander is just your typical college student. She can’t pick a major, her love life is virtually non-existent and the only thing good in her life seems to be her job as an Animal ER Nurse. Even that doesn’t feel like enough, though. Beylin Callaghan is one of the Brotherhood tasked to give souls a winged-ride from one life to the next, and to remove the memories from each soul so that… Read more »

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Bridesmaid Lotto

by Rachel Astor Overview (from Goodreads):  Josephine McMaster is pretty and smart, but very much a klutzy mess. Finally, at 26, she may have actually lost the dreaded ‘McMaster the Disaster’ nickname that has followed her around her whole life. Josie’s quite content to be single, much to her mother’s disappointment. So when a bizarre contest is announced where a socialite is holding a lottery to pick her bridesmaids (and rake in a little extra cash), she can’t roll her… Read more »

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The Boyfriend League

by Rachel Hawthorne Overview (from Goodreads.com):  The Ragland Rattlers $1 Night $1 baseball cap with home team logo $1 program $1 hot dogs $1 drinks $1 popcorn But how much to get the hot pitcher to notice you exist? My Thoughts:  Do you remember those all-consuming feelings you had growing up, specifically in high school?  When every guy or girl that you dated or had a crush on was probably the one?  And one of THE most important things was… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books I Read in 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up in the community where The Broke and the Bookish provides a prompt and other lovers of list making join in on it with their own top ten list. You can have less than 10 or more if you need to at times and put a spin on the topic if you need to! All they ask is that you link back to them if you’re participating. This week’s Top 10 list was pretty tough.  I’m… Read more »

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Guardians of the Galaxy (Rated PG-13)

Starring:  Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper Directed by:  James Gunn Synopsis:  After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth, is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the “Guardians of the Galaxy” to save… Read more »

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