Up next in print on my for the love of God read everything on your damn shelves, child read-a-thon that'll last as long as it takes lol 😜😂
This book is terrible. Everyone involved with this book is terrible. I cannot. They've been squabbling for at least six minutes over where the main characters should get married WITHOUT SPEAKING TO THEM. Not to mention that they're both terrible, terrible characters who refuse to acknowledge their own failings. It's getting returned. Tell me what to use my credit on instead, I am going to scream.
I hate this main character guy. I get that he's horribly damaged too and stuff, but Jesus Christ. He just told this mother of three that if she disappeared for a few weeks, no one at all would miss her. 😡😡🤬
I'm middling on this Westcott. Not as bad as the first, not as good as the third. Camille is a horror in the first one and no one actually likes her. She realizes that's because she has no personality. (Bonus points if Mom realizes that was her fault in Book 4). She makes a solid 180 with Joel's help, but he's so wishy washy about her, the story feels like he settles on marrying her when he doesn't want her to leave. Cute. 🙄 On to their Mama.
I finished this yesterday. I usually buy a bunch of Mary Balogh books at a time, because her writing usually never fails. I have the first audio to this Westcott series and I hated it. Just absolutely awful. And then I was trying to listen to all the audible books (May Read the Shelf Challenge!) And this one was sweet and careful and so much character growth! You didn't need the first, though now I'm listening to book two. Seems book 1 was a fluke
This was good, just honest to goodness good. It's not up to her usual standard I don't think, but this is her first since being done with four amazing full series, so it's ok. It's about Ada, a woman who works as a pack librarian in rural Kentucky and how she carries the world to isolated people and finds loss and romance. It reads a lot like a modern Dear America and it's a bit of a pallet cleanser. Sweet.
**tagged book her first**
The best Mackenzie book yet! As always I listen to these on audio and Angela Dawe is a gift. Will and Josie are in the other two prequels and this finishes those, so now I'm worried about the health and safety of all if she does the childrens books and even more scared 10 will be the final Mackenzie number. I might have to read her shifter books...
So excited the new Mackenzie book is out on audio! It's been out in print for a few months, but I love all of Angela Dawe's accents and she has completely out done herself with all of Will's characters!! I expected no less ♥️ Teaching myself the eyelet stitch too, it's a good night!
My first book, after Sunshine, of my new read the shelf commitment to may was a DNF. I gave it 100 pages and just watched it get worse and worse and worse and when I left it in my car this morning instead of bringing it in the office, I knew I had to quit. #thankunext
I loved this and I hated it, but you definitely have to read it, if you like urban fantasy. McKinnley's vampires are an absolute must. They're a total breath of fresh air and a world I would love to continue exploring. There's not a love triangle because there really isn't a romance, it's on a different level. But the lack of information is a real issue and I had a few other fundamental issues with the book too. But it was a good end to April.
I got this from last week's library dime sale and it's been calling to me all week from it's place on the bottom of my tbr pile. So on this peaceful evening by myself, I'm giving in 😂😂 I also find it so interesting that it was an adult novel in 2003, but it's very much YA, at least from the narrative so far. Let me know if you've liked this!
So the ending was rushed, like I thought it might be. But it was still good because Grim ended up happy and honestly the that's all I really cared about. I'm sad the publisher cancelled the series, but I can't say I don't get why. But he's so cute and loving and he just wanted her red haired babies 😭😭😭😭😭 And I guess there was a magic plot in there somewhere.
I think I screamed "YOU ALL SUCK, GRIM IS THE ONLY ONE OF YOU WORTH SAVING", enough times that my fiance hates this book series. But that's the summary. Gonna finish book 3, but really Blackthorn is so straightforward and the "maiden" they help in this is absolutely worthless. What I do like is that you have a 100 questions left over and so do they. There's no neat, tidy bow, just the aftermath, which fits the story.
This was pretty slow to start, I got it about a year ago and kept putting it down. But once it sped up a little bit, Grim was enough to keep me going. The prince reminded me of the character from Monty Python who requests rescuing from Lancelot, so he was generally terrible. But Grim is devoted and adorable and SHE COULD JUST BE NICE TO HIM FOR GOODNESS SAKE but it was a cute middle fantasy mystery that I enjoyed.
😭😭 Thank you @IamIamIam ♥️♥️ It was super nice of you to send this to me to read!! I'll finish up what I'm reading and get right on it! You're the best!
I think I'm gonna have to agree with @Daughter-of-words with her 🖤🖤🖤🖤/5 review. This did not feel like a two book built climax to the Hangmen war with the KKK. I enjoyed Tannelita, I really did, but going back and forth was too much and it only made me see the flaws and not forgive them. AND I'M MAD AT THESE BOYS. Tanner risked everything and you only go save Addelita because of the plot twist? GASP. @CocoReads @CoverToCoverGirl @LaurenReads
I. Hate. Flashbacks. UGH. I'm almost finished and I have a lot of emotions and I'm enjoying it, I think. But I feel like I'm not getting into the story I'm invested in because it keeps getting broken up and then I get into that and it's broken up again. I just feel so negative! I need a recharge, I think, before I finish. @Daughter-of-words @CocoReads @CoverToCoverGirl @LaurenReads
So in scrolling through my library, to see everything I've really neglected to review in my winter depression and my work schedule, I noticed that at least five of my books have the same couple and these two are right next to each other! It cannot be THAT hard to find original cover art, can it?!
I love Susan Fanetti, a lot, for her motorcycle series the Night Hoarde. And yet, I always seem to doubt her! It's a little rude of me, tbh. So I grabbed her new series without reading this one, the Pagano Family and I wasn't confused, but you need it. And you need it in your life. This little Rhody Italian family is dark, emotional, relatable, romantic, and beautiful. They walk the line between normal and mafia, but everything has a price. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Tillie has a color coding system she explained on Insta and apparently her new series is gonna be a shade darker than the Hangmen 😍 (Also, GUYS SHE TALKED TO ME) @CoverToCoverGirl @CocoReads @LaurenReads @Daughter-of-words
@LibrarianRyan I really had to think about this, but this was a lot of fun to do! I also liked your tidbits about all the trouble with your name! I feel bad, but they definitely make for good story material. #20things
Cross stitch and audio books and I'm up wayy too late. Side effects of naps due to colds. It's ok, Vlad's here ♥️ #IloveTaviaGilbert
Thank you @Ingerella for my #xstitchxchange swap! I love every bit of it! The bookmark is my favorite thing, I couldn't love it more and your llama is perfect. Funny enough, the kit you sent? I got the finished product as my snarky xchange swap from FB 😂😂😂 I opened it because I have yours ready to send! Can you email me your address please? firstname.lastname@example.org ♥️ @vkois88
My pretty Elsa nails!! I'm rereading Frost's Once Burned Dracula series on audio (because Tavia Gilbert is a goddess) so I thought having Ice Nails was a bit funny 😁 Working on my Xmas Cross Stitch Swap box today as my original plan went horribly wrong! 😁🙄
It was intense enough that I read it in two days and bought the second one while only halfway through this one. It was not intense enough to make me cry, you're just not with the characters enough for that. But if you want a well written woman takes her life back from abuser story, it's a damn good one.
Color Street just released Alzheimer's Awareness strips and $2.00 from every strip will go towards the Fisher Center for Research. I'm also donating 1/2 my commission for every strip to the foundation. Even if you might not wear them, I'm sure you know a patient, nurse, or caregiver they would make smile. https://colorstreet.com/NAILSWITHMEGAN/party/421273
If I raved about The Duchess Deal, JUST WAIT. The sequel is absolutely even better. So witty and funny and Alex is an absolute treasure. I listened to it on audio and the narrator did the internal panic voice so, so well. 10/10, put it on your lists, if you love Tessa Dare, honestly just stop what you're doing this is better.
It's Halloween! Step aside, Muggles! It's Witch time.
@staci.reads I haven't participated in a giveaway in a while! Thanks for the opportunity 😘 My standby comfort book has changed recently! It's easily the crazy MC world of The Night Hoarde, MO. I laughed with them, celebrated with them, mourned and cried. They are amazing characters and I love them so, so much #mybookmyfriend
I love tattoo shop romances as much as I love MC club romances. And this one bridges both and I love it 😍 It's about a widow dealing with grief and moving on and it's so absolutely well done I've been tearing up at my desk a little. I'm off to read her MC club series now and flood my office on my breaks. #romantsy
Finally getting my #XmasXstitchexchange on track :) @Ingerella 💕
🦄 I usually just buy cute modern things from Etsy, but I'm totally loving my Ink Circles Tapestry!
🦄 Mirabilia is my favorite to look at, but I haven't found the balls to stitch it yet lol
🦄 I've just moved to Linen and I'm loving it!! Next to try is Evenweave.
🦄 Whatever basic linen is, 28?
🦄 Snow! Or The year without a Santa Claus.
🦄 I love coffee 💕
These are the color street nail strips for Halloween!! I'll be putting in an order for Monday, if anyone would like to try these awesome strips for themselves. 100% polish, no animal testing, no dry time, and they last about two weeks. Email me if you're interested! email@example.com
Having finished the magical, delightful, and slightly romantic sequel to Strange Practice, I'm on a kick and the only solution is more cowbell! Give me your magical, delightful, and slightly romantic non YA please and thank you 💕
I love my #myfavoritethingsswap!!!! I'm OBSESSED with this notebook, it's my new absolute favorite thing, I haven't stopped making squeaking noises about it! Thank you so much @Booksnchill I love all of it and I'm so excited to try this bread!!
At the end of a very busy, no good day, I've started my birthday book with this adorable new bookmark 💕💕 Even the first few pages feel like a sigh of relief.
Ahhh a giveaway! I haven't entered one in a while. Thanks @Endowarrior21!!
My favorite book is a YA read by Sherryl Jordan about a woman who makes what she thinks is a good marriage and ends up in hell. She's freed by the universe, only to end up in a bigger nightmare. Her strength amazes me and the love that blossoms between her and the local madman is the most beautiful thing in my life. I've read it a 100 times. #endowarrior21giveaway
Okay, I gave it 24 hours. I am still really uncomfortable with the ending of this book. Like 100% and this is coming from someone whose favorite GoT lady is Circe. I just *makes vague gesture into the void*. I'm unsatisfied and creeped out on about 100 levels. Help.
I have no idea how I feel. I had a lot of emotions and that usually means I liked it. But by the end, I felt like we didn't really get to know the guy she ended up with, though I liked that there was no big triumph against the gods, i don't feel like I ever got close to Circe and maybe that's the point too? I just know that I liked the whole men totally f**king suck angle and I want off this island.