“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.” ~ John Lennon

Sunday, October 16, 2016

My Book Haul 10/16/2016

A Shattered Empire, A Simple Favor, Miss You
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 was a surprise in my mailbox. The final installation of a series I haven't read, not really sure why it turned up on my doorstep.

A Shattered Empire by Mitchell Hogan
A Shattered Empire by Mitchell Hogan

In this gritty and breathtaking conclusion to the Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, the award-winning fantasy series, a young sorcerer must learn to wield his extraordinary powers to defeat two warring empires.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

My Journals: Wicked

It's not hoarding, it's a collection!
Blank journals are another weakness of mine. Even though I have an entire cabinet full of journals, I can't seem to stop collecting them! Not sure what I'm going to do with them all, but I can't seem to make it out of a bookstore with at least one.

Believe it or not, I found this journal on the bargain table!
While I've never seen the musical, I do have the book.
Haven't read it yet, but I own it so that totally counts!

Love how the title is repeated over and over for a unique look!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris book review

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris book review
Title:  Behind Closed Doors
Author:  B.A. Paris
Release Date:  August 9, 2016
Publisher:  St. Martin's Press
Source:  ARC provided by Wunderkind PR

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You'd like to get to know Grace better. But it's difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love.

Picture this: a dinner party at their perfect home, the conversation and wine flowing. They appear to be in their element while entertaining. And Grace's friends are eager to reciprocate with lunch the following week. Grace wants to go, but knows she never will. Her friends call - so why doesn't Grace ever answer the phone? And how can she cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim?

And why are there bars on one of the bedroom windows?

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? (Goodreads)

My Review:

They say that you can never really know what goes on behind closed doors, and this story is an excellent example!

Jack and Grace seem like the perfect couple. He's smooth and charming and she seems like the perfect hostess. But who really knows what goes on in someone else's marriage?

You never truly know who a person is until you've lived with them behind closed doors

Monday, October 3, 2016

September 2016 Wrap Up

Another meh month. Seem to have been in a rut for awhile. Hoping I can get my groove back, and soon!
So another month bites the dust. Let's see how I did!

Books read

In order to meet my Goodreads goal of 100 books, I need to read 8.33 books per month. According to Goodreads, I've read 10 books this month:

  1. Doubt Factory by Paolo Bacigalupi
  2. Glory O'Brien's History of the Future by A.S. King
  3. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies
  4. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists
  5. Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide
  6. Apprentice in Death by JD Robb
  7. Gifted Dead by Jenna Black
  8. That Night by Chevy Stevens
  9. Keep This, Toss That by Jamie Novak
  10. The Bitch Is Back by Cathi Hanauer

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