Spring is coming….eventually. In the meantime I’m reading and winning books :)

Its been a long winter here in upstate NY. though we have not had a really huge storm thus far so I guess we are rather lucky. work has been busy and I don’t get to read like I want to but i am off for three days. taking some ME time. I more than deserve it and i think its important for everyone to take time for themselves for their mental and physical well being. Anyway, I am about half way through the final installment of the Cursebreakers book series by Brigid Kemmerer. I’m loving it and will be sad to see the series end. But I’ve got plenty of other books lined up to read, including a book I won from Goodreads. By the way, Goodreads is an excellent site to win free books from, I have won four books from this site myself! Anyway, I’ll have a review on these books eventually but I wanted to check in and post something. Thanks for the likes and follows! Have a happy day!

My latest book prize from Goodreads
My current read

The Pisces——- not even good enough for fish food

I like a good fantasy book and have read several Interesting and fun mermaid books. And I went into this own with high hopes. Hopes that were soon dashed by horrid characters that are unlikeable and disgusting sex scenes(usually I don’t mind them but this is pure trash and almost nauseating in the descriptions) the story centers on a woman named Lucy who has been unlucky in love but then soon meets Theo, a hunky merman. They have a fling and it’s apparent that it’s all it can or will ever be. No real romance or a real connection. More like cheap booty calls. And don’t get me started on the mistreatment of the dog that’s in Lucy’s care. A hot mess of a book and I wouldn’t reccomend it. This book has the honor of getting my lowest rating yet. 1/5 stars 😠

Books and winter…..my musings

I haven’t finished any books as of late but wanted to post my thoughts on winter and books. What could be better than a good book and a warm blanket with a warm drink? That’s how I try to spend the winter to cope with how depressing winter can be for me. I hate the cold, the snow, and winter driving makes my anxiety issues worse. We are mid way through February in upstate NY and I can only hope that once we get to March at least the temperature improves. I can not wait for warmer days, bonfires and a chair under the sun where I can read in peace. In the meantime I make the most of crappy winter. Hope everyone is healthy and doing well and thanks for reading! 📚

The Ickabog review

I love the Harry Potter books so when I heard JK Rowling was releasing a new fairytale book I was intrigued. I started reading it and for some reason, I couldn’t quite get into it. I put it aside for a couple months and then got into it again and soon, I was pulled into a story that quickly sped up the action and whimsy. It’s a story of deception and greed, bravery and adventure and it’s got illustrations by kids scattered through out the book, showing how powerful the imagination truly is. The story involves a terrible king who allows one of his companions to weave a lie about a creature that’s thought to be fictional. The lie brings about deaths and suffering and when the truth comes out, well, it’s certainly exciting. I rate this book 3.75/5 stars. It’s not a bad book and with a read but pales in comparison to the Potter books

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Stumbling around my local bookshop, I was drawn into the cover and title of this book and boy am I glad I picked it up. It’s about a woman who’s had bad luck and feels like a failure in life and attempts suicide. She finds herself in a mysterious place called the Midnight Library where she finds rows of books, all lives that she could have had depending on how she made choices in her life. (Kind of like the choose you own adventure books) With the help of a familiar face from her past, she comes to see and experience how her lives could have been and more importantly, sees the light through the murk. This book does deal with mental illness/depression but doesn’t delve too deeply into it. I really enjoyed this book and it’s a must read. 5/5 stars!

Happy New Year!!!! First review of 2021—The Garden of Promises and Lies——the Found Things series book three

Hope everyone had a great holiday! And happy new year! Hope this one goes better than 2020. I’ve posted about the found things series before but I just finished the third book and OMG what a ride I was taken on and as I expected, a tantalizing cliffhanger to be had in the last chapter of the book. Again, I highly recommend this series and the next book in the series can’t come soon enough …… looks like November 2021 If you liked the outlander books you’ll like these !!!! Like Tom Petty sang, the waiting is the hardest part lol. Book rating 5/5 stars ⭐️

Happy Holidays!—-my fave books of 2020

Wow 2020 certainly has been a year, hasn’t it? I hope you all have a safe and fun holiday season and though it may be different than years past, i have come to be grateful for things all the more this year and i wish you all a merry christmas and to stay healthy. I am taking a week off soon to catch up on reading along with getting some well earned rest and relaxation but would like to share my fave books that I read for 2020 and you can find my reviews in previous posts. Some were rereads but I enjoyed them so much they were deserving of a reread.

  1. The House on the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
  2. Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
  3. Discovery of Witches Series (Reread) by Deborah Harkness
  4. #1 series by Tina Gephart
  5. The Office–The Untold Stories of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000’s Andy Greene

A Black Dagger Christmas

I have a stack of unread books but I had to get my hands on a new novel set in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world, my fave vampire series by JR Ward. I’m only part way into it but I wanted to post something and again recommend this incredible sexy and fun series of books 🙂 This series is far superior to Sherrilyn Kenyon’ dark hunter series which has become stale and repetitive and I wouldn’t recommend that series because of that. Go for this series instead! Have a healthy and happy day and I hope to edit this with a review soon UPDATE——— finished the book december 19. 4/5 stars. I looooove the black dagger boys. ♥️