Weekend, Pictures, Small Book Haul.

Hi! 🙂

I haven’t updated since Friday, so I figured I would do a random update, post some pictures, and small Goodwill book haul. That all sounds fun! 😛

+ I had this childhood best friend and we lost contact for at least 7 years. I randomly found her on Pinterest last year…how crazy right? I was literally scrolling through the “everything” section to pin some random stuff and I seen her name and picture! Totally random, but totally awesome! We have been talking through Pinterest and texting ever since. I also got her and her boyfriend obsessed with Doctor Who 😛

Anyway onto the point of mentioning her, so we decided to plan a Disney and Universal Studios trip in December together! She lives close by Disney and recently bought a house, so she said my boyfriend and I can stay with her and that saves on hotel costs! I am totally excited about this and it’ll be the first time seeing each other in 11-12 years!! Super stoked! 🙂

+ And speaking of Disney! I was watching Bella while my cousin took her family to Disney. She brought me back a book! She knows I love books and I’m excited about this book. Picture and link to Goodreads below!

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Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark by Ridley Pearson
It’s a series, so that’s cool! I’ve never heard of the series, but this book sounds interesting.

+ Today my cousin picked up Bella, but before doing that we went to get froyo and walked around the beach for an hour. That was pretty fun. Here’s a couple pictures from that.

Attempting to build a sand castle with Trace. That’s my cousin’s son. & then a view from the parking garage of the beach. I live so close to the beach that I could walk there if I really wanted to.

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+ I spent three hours on the phone with Dell and they couldn’t fix my computer. The restart didn’t work. So now they have to send me a program to manually do it. sigh.

+ Here is my random book haul from Goodwill. These only cost me like $11 dollars for them all. I’ve really been trying hard not to spend so much money on books over the next few months, especially now if I want this Disney trip to happen. I didn’t find too many books, but here are the ones that I did find.

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100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by H. Paul Jeffers
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Forgotten by Cat Patrick
What We Saw At Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Here are the book covers from Goodreads too. My picture doesn’t really show them that well. Bad lighting.
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+ Last, but not least, here are just some random pictures of my furbabies & bookish things. 🙂 FYI: Sorry if you follow me on Instagram..you’re seeing a lot of these again.

So I wrote about how I was in this reading slump on Friday, but I think it was possibly just the fact that Paper Towns is just a boring book. I decided to buy Game and OMG…it’s amazing and everything I ever hoped for and I’m 200 pages in and it’s a little over 500 – that means so much more amazing things to come! The I Hunt Killers series looks like it’s moving up to the top of my list of favorites! There is all these novellas that I eventually want to get! & there’s Bella on her last night with us.

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My boys. Dax being cuddly for the first time in forever. & ColbyJack. They are loners and I mean, Dax will lay on the floor away from you and ColbyJack will lay in the closet away from you. No contact unless they want something.

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That’s all for this post! I hope you all had an awesome weekend! BYE! ❤

Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag.

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Hi 🙂

I was nominated by Ana from Ana’s Lair for the Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag. Go check out her blog! Thank you Ana for the nomination!

1. How long have you been a blogger?

+ I started my blog back in 2011, but I never really kept up with it and I only had my bestie following me. I officially started this new blog 6-7 months ago; in January.

2. At what point do you think you will stop?

+ I’m not sure when I will stop or if I ever will! I love doing it and as love as I love doing it, I will keep with it!

3. What is the best thing?

+ One of the best things is getting to meet and talk to fellow bloggers! It’s been fun to share my love for books and talk with others that love them just as much as I do.

4. What is the worst thing? What do you do to make it okay?

+ I guess not being able to come up with posts to do! Tags and weekly memes help with that most of the time.

5. How long does it take you to create/find pictures to use?

+ Most of the time I use pictures that I personally took myself. Sometimes I’ll search for gifs to use in my blog posts and it doesn’t usually take too long.

6. Who is your book crush?

+ OMG…I have so many book crushes! This year my really big book crush would have to be Raffe from the Penyrn and the End of Days series. Go check out the series! Angelfall is the first book!

7. What author would you like to have on your blog?

+ ALL OF THEM!? If I had to choose, I would probably go with Becky Albertalli (author of Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda). She’s such a cool person and we’ve tweeted a bunch of times and it’s always been fun.

8. What do you wear when you write your blog posts?

+ It all depends on where I’m at, to be honest. I mostly do them in the morning after I get dressed for work though, so I’m usually just wearing pants and a t-shirt, lol. Nothing fancy, haha.

9. How long does it take you to prepare?

+ Sometimes I do my posts in advanced and then over the days leading up to when I plan to post, I’ll tweak them a bit. If I don’t do it in advanced, then it probably takes me about 30 minutes. Sometimes I’ll type up things on my phone to save for later for my blog.

10. How do you feel about the book blogger community/culture?

+ I love the book blogger community and I am so excited that I created this blog and have been able to be apart of it! There are so many awesome bloggers and it’s exciting to meet you all and talk to you all!

11. What do you think one should do to get a successful blog?

+ Post at least a few times a week, use pictures (even if it’s just book covers), use tags (tags are wonderful things and it gets your posts out there to everyone), and engage with other bloggers. It’s fun getting likes and it’s also great getting comments. You engage better that way and you get to know other bloggers better.

I nominate you all to do this! It’s a fun little tag to have on your blog and it may be helpful to other bloggers as well. I would love to see your answers, so link me to your posts if you choose to do it! 🙂


I have some random pictures to share with you from 4th of July weekend. You may have seen these on Instagram if you follow me.

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I tried to get ColbyJack (my cat, if you’re new to my blog) a picture with the little hat on as well, but he was not having it! It’s hard enough to get him in his little birthday hat on his birthday, so trying with this hat was a huge fail. I got Dax and Bella to do it though! 😛

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So I don’t leave him out of the post though, here is ColbyJack doing what he does best! 😛

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Here are a couple recent posts I’ve done:
Thoughts: We Were Liars.
Blogger Recognition Award.

I hope everyone had a great weekend and has an amazing Monday! I am so tired today, so hopefully this day goes by fast! BYE! ❤

Friday Finds #16.

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). Hosted by A Daily Rhythm.


Hi 🙂

This post has to kind of be a rush post, because I’m doing it late and I have to leave for work in like 20 minutes! I actually surprisingly didn’t add that many books to my TBR this week. Below are the ones I added:

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The Legacy Human by Susan Kay Quinn
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Break or Survive? by Alina Cirstea

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The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen
The Big Summer by Jamie B. Laurie
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

I was actually tagged to do that More Happy Than Not Tag that was inspired by the book. I’ll have that posted over the weekend. Even though I didn’t add lots of books to my TBR (probably a good idea lol), I’m still happy with the ones that I did find! They all sound like potentially great reads!

What are some of the books that you added to your TBR this week? Comment below or link me to your posts!

Last day of work and then it’s the weekend! I really want to finish my current read, so it can make it to my May Recap post. I’ll have that posted Sunday or Monday. Yesterday at work I tried to listen to some audiobooks, but ended up not being able to get into them. 😦 I think I am burned out on audiobooks for the rest of this month. We’ll see what happens today.

Here are some of the other posts that I did this week:

  • Random Update – I did this post yesterday and just posted random things going on with me and pictures to go with some things.
  • An Ember in the Ashes – A post about how I felt about this book. Such a great read!

That’s all for this post! I am going to read a few of your posts before I have to leave for work and then catch up on the rest later or throughout the day! BYE! ❤

Talon.

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Talon by Julie Kagawa
4 OF 5 STARS.

I finished this audiobook today and it was pretty great. It was a pretty interesting read and I loved that the dragons were able to hide in human form. It was exciting and it kept me interested. There were some pretty good characters in the book, but Ember and Dante both annoyed me at times. I also wanted to punch Dante in the face a million times. I still want to punch him in the face when I think about the book. I am really curious as to how this is all going to play out. It ended at a point that makes you want to know more. I am really excited that the second book; Rogue was released today! Now I just need to buy it ASAP or cross my fingers that the library gets the audiobook ASAP! 🙂

Goodreads Description: Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser. Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George. Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon’s newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember’s bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

What are some of your favorite books that are one-word titled? Let me know in the comments! 🙂

Short post, so here are some pictures of my furbabies. You can never see enough of them…at least I can never see enough of them, lol.

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Here are some of my other recent posts in case you missed them and want to check them out!

That’s all for me tonight! It’s kind of getting late and I have to work in the AM! Goodnight! ❤

Musing Mondays #1.

Hey! 🙂

I’ve never done this post before, but I decided to try it out this week. See below for details:

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme (hosted by A Daily Rhythm) that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: Do you prefer Hardcover, Trade Paperback, or Mass Market Paperback? Why?


I’m currently reading…

Since I finished Throne of Glass (you can check out my post on it over here), I decided to draw a book from my book jar (bowl). The book that I got was…

I am excited that this was the book drawn, because I’ve been really wanting to read it. I bought it back in March and never got around to it yet.  I can also use this book for one of the Popsugar challenge topics, so that’s cool too. Random: my nails are red too, so it was pretty perfect. 😛 I’ve read a few chapters last night and so far I like it. I can’t really say much about it yet, since I’m only 25 pages in. So far though, it’s fine.

As far as my book jar goes, I decided that I would allow myself to draw a second book IF I am not into the book that I drew first. I will have to read one of the two that were drawn and no other draws. The other will go back into the jar once I finish one of them. I don’t think I will be making a second draw for this time around, because I have a feeling I will really like Red Queen. Hopefully this book jar helps with not buying book as much (maybe 😛 ), get through the books I own, and to help better choose what to read next, because we all know that is a hard decision!

I am also currently listening to Talon by Julie Kagawa as my audiobook at work. I started it the end of last week and so far it’s interesting and I like it.

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This week’s random question is: Do you prefer Hardcover, Trade Paperback, or Mass Market Paperback? Why?

This is actually kind of a tough question for me, because I love them all. I guess I prefer hardcover more. I go back and forth between though, because hardcovers are so much more money and I sometimes don’t like to spend the extra money on it. It’s so much easier to read a hardcover though, because you’re not worrying about bending the paperback covers or messing up the spine of the book so much. As far as me buying, if I start a series in hardcover, then I will continue in hardcovers. If I start a series in paperback, then I will continue in paperback. I want everything to match and look the same.

What are you currently reading? Which do you prefer more: hardcover or paperbacks? Link me to your post if you’ve done one or answer in the comments! 🙂

Here are some of my other recent posts in case you missed them and want to check them out!

I hope everyone has a great Monday! Bye! ❤

Friday Finds #11.

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). Hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

Hey! 🙂 Happy Friday!

Can I just have a million dollars, so I can buy all of the books on my TBR? There are so many books that I want to read and probably thousands and thousands that I want to read that I haven’t come across yet! Below are ten of the books that I found this week and they are all linked to their Goodreads descriptions.

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A Whole New World by Liz Braswell
Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
Still Waters by Ash Parsons
A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
It’s a Wonderful Death by Sarah J. Schmitt

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun Hutchinson
Girl Underwater by Claire Kells

I think I say this every Friday, but covers, the COVERS! I also think I say this every time that I am a sucker for a pretty book cover. All of these books having such a amazing book covers is not doing bank account any good. Let’s talk about A Whole New World though (this is not the final cover), but….Aladdin is pretty much my number one favorite Disney movie and this is a reimaging of that movie. The entire series is going to be reimagines of classic Disney stories. I am very excited about this book! All the other books sound just as great too, of course!

I actually did not get any free Kindle e-books this week, kind of shocking! I actually didn’t even attempt to look at BookBub this week, because I would have been on there for hours. I did buy three books for my Kindle though.

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Looking for Alaska by John Green
The Duff by Kody Keplinger
Alienated by Melissa Landers

I’ve been wanting to read Looking for Alaska for years now, so I seen that it was only $2.99 for Kindle, so I decided to get it. I seen a lot of people reading The Duff and they really liked it, so I decided to give it a chance since it was only $2.99 and Alienated sounded good and it was only $0.99. Good deals and potentially good books.

What are some of the books you added to your TBR list? Link me to your post or leave a comment! 🙂


Here are just some random pictures from the last week or so. I haven’t really been posting too many of those lately! They can also be seen on my Instagram too.

I found a tiny dandelion puff! I was going to blow the seeds off, but accidentally held it in front of the air conditioner vent in the car. I’m sure you can imagine how sad that was for me. Yesterday was World Book Day, so I took this picture. I tried to get more of Throne of Glass read. I am sadly not enjoying the book as much as I thought I would and I am halfway through it. It sucks that it took me almost an entire month to read half of it. I could have read so many more books in the time that it took me to get halfway through this one. I am determined to finish it this weekend. I am also crossing my fingers that maybe it won’t be so bad toward the end. I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it either. :/

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My furbabies! I love these two so much! They are so cute and perfect! I’m sure all furbaby owners say this about their pets though, lol. 

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And here is my bookcase that is pretty much out of space, but I bought a new one and just need to put it together and actually find a place to put it, lol. I have no space in my tiny apartment, so this will be a mission. I also need to buy more wallpaper, so I can wallpaper the shelves like I did this one. Oh! And I have a kitty on my bookshelf. 🙂
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Here are some of my other recent posts in case you missed them and want to check them out!

I have to get off here and get to work. I am totally going to be running late if I don’t. Bye! ❤

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares.

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Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
FIVE STARS.

“We believe in the wrong things, that’s what frustrates me the most. Not the lack of belief, but the belief in the wrong things. You want meaning? Well, the meanings are out there. We’re just so damn good at reading them wrong.”

This book was set during Christmas and ended during New Year’s. I wasn’t really sure I would find a book to fit this category without it being some really Christmassy (is this even a word? lol) type story. I do LOVE Christmas, but too Christmassy can be a little much. This had the perfect amount of Christmas and cookies. I wasn’t actually looking for a book set during Christmas for this particular challenge yet, but hey, it fell into my lap…well my headphones. This book sounded like it was going to be a really fun read and it totally was!

I listened to the entire audiobook today at work and it was great. It was hilarious, fun, and cute! I loved the whole concept of the story with leaving the notebook in a bookstore for someone to find. If I didn’t already have a boyfriend, I might have given this idea a try. 😉 It would totally be fun running around New York passing a notebook around and looking for clues and doing silly things! I loved Lily so much and she was so hilarious. Dash was so great and his best friend Boomer was the best, he was always so happy about life. So many great characters in this book. I really loved this book and I am glad I found it!

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 Goodreads Description:“I’ve left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

“There are just lots of possibilities in the world…I need to keep my mind open for what could happen and not decide that the world is hopeless if what I want to happen doesn’t happen. Because something else great might happen in between.”

What are some books that you read set during Christmas? I don’t think I’ve read too many of them. Leave a comment below!

Here are some of my other recent posts in case you missed them or want to check them out!

I need to get some reading done tonight and also Supernatural is on tonight. 🙂 I’m off to go read until then! I hope everyone had a great day! Bye! ❤