Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. ~ Groucho Marx

Saturday, July 4, 2015

My Book Haul 7/4/15

My Book Haul 7/4/15

In need of a new way to showcase titles, I decided that My Book Haul seems like a good fit. I like giving books a little special attention as sometimes it can be awhile before I'm able to review them. Sad to say, but some get put on the shelf and gather a little dust before I'm able to give them the love they deserve. I've included links to Goodreads if you want more information.

For Review:

This is book two and I haven't read book one, but the publisher assured me that it could be read as a stand-alone. And what an interesting premise! Very happy to receive this review offer!

Hostile Takeover by Shane Kuhn
Hostile Takeover by Shane Kuhn

Professional assassin John Lago faces off against his deadliest adversary yet - his wife - in Hostile Takeover, the exciting sequel to Shane Kuhn’s bestselling debut The Intern’s Handbook, which the New York Post called “a sexy, darkly comic thriller.”

Friday, July 3, 2015

Supervillians Anonymous book review

Supervillians Anonymous book reviewTitle:  Supervillians Anonymous
Author:  Lexie Dunn
Release Date:  June 30, 2015
Publisher:  Harper Voyager Impulse
Source:  Edelweiss

New superhero Gail Godwin, the one and only Hostage Girl, is in big trouble: her nemesis Chelsea is loose, someone close to her is dead, and everybody thinks Gail did it. 

To make matters worse, Davenport Industries has thrown her into a prison that just happens to be full of the very same supervillains who used to kidnap her on an almost daily basis.  (Goodreads)

My Review:

Supervillians Anonymous picks up shortly after the first book's sudden cliffhanger. That cliffhanger was evil, so I'm pretty sure that the author is a supervillian in disguise.

It's been awhile since I read Superheroes Anonymous, but it was easy to dive right back into the story! While I think it's best to read them in order, I don't think it's absolutely necessary.

Gail, formerly Hostage Girl, is blamed for the murder of a close friend and thrown into jail. Not just any jail but supervillian jail, full of the bad guys who used to kidnap her on a regular basis! Uh-oh!

I really loved the idea of the supervillian jail! It makes sense if you think about it, as it's full of powerful supervillians who need something to occupy their time, so they put them to work. And wait 'til you see how they put them to work! Very clever!

It was nice that Gail has finally learned a thing or two since the first book, as she was a little too passive in that one for my tastes. While she's still vulnerable at times and not in complete control of her abilities, she's learning.

Unfortunately, even with her new powers, Gail is once again being used by supervillians for their own nefarious plans. That girl really needs to start coming up with her own plans, just in case!

Our favorite superheroes are back to help Gail and there are even a few new faces! Good guys, bad guys, plot twists, evil schemes, they're all here!

Really enjoyed this one and, despite the aforementioned evil cliffhanger from book one, it was well worth the wait!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Cat Thursday: Meet the Foster Kittens!

Cat Thursday (48)
Welcome to Cat Thursday, hosted by Michelle at The True Book Addict! Cat Thursday is a way to share fun pictures, tidbits, and news of all things cat related!

It's been awhile since I took part in Cat Thursday. When I lost my Didi, it hurt too much so I stopped participating. While I'll never stop missing Didi and Salem, I recently decided to foster some kittens to help out one of the local shelters.

Michelle graciously invited me to start participating again, so I am going to share my fostering adventures. Aren't they adorable?

hello kitties!
I really love this picture, so think it will become their "official" portrait!

I've never raised kittens before, so wish me luck!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

June Wrap Up

monthly wrap up
Monthly wrap up posts seemed to help keep me on track last year, so giving it a shot again this year.

Books read

Didn't make my reading goal last year, so lowered it from 100 to 75 books. In order to meet my Goodreads goal, I need to read 6.25 books per month. According to Goodreads, I've read five:

  1. Are You Still There by Sarah Lynn Scheerger
  2. What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast by Laura Vanderkam
  3. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
  4. Buzz Books 2015 Fall/Winter
  5. Supervillians Anonymous by Lexie Dunn

June Reviews

Blog Goals

I didn't realize that you could have external links open in a new tab, but found an easy how-to post online and think I've fixed it! I usually hold down the control key so I don't leave the original blog, but this makes things so much easier!

New Arrivals

Received my first batch of foster kitties at the end of the month! These poor babies were left in a closed Rubbermaid tote near a recycling bin. We've been having a heat wave so if someone hadn't come along, they would have died. I can't understand how people can be so cruel.

New foster kitties, aka The Wild Bunch

Three girls and one boy; a tiger, tortoiseshell, and two black & white kittens. The shelter said I could name them, so let me introduce you to Katniss, Buster, Tortellini, and Houdini. Hey, I was rushed so no judging!


Hit a dry spell with my reading and reviewing. I've been working on the same three reviews for about a month now but can't seem to finish any of them. No mojo.

On the bright side, I celebrated my 6 year blogoversary! A month late, but I didn't acknowledge it at all last year so am counting that as a win! 

The kittens are taking up a lot of my time now as they're so much fun to watch! We're all still getting used to one another, but trying to blog or read while kittens are zooming around the room is a work in progress. These guys can move!

How was your June?

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