Thursday, December 31, 2015

Blogger Shame Review Challenge

Oh the shame! The sad, sad Blogger Shame!

If you've been blogging for a while chances are you have a few (or more than a few lol) review books that have slipped through the cracks. Eeps! The Blogger Shame Review Challenge - cohosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup and Addicted to Happily Ever After - is all about dusting off all of those forgotten review books and making them happen! (website)

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz #BookReview

Ashley Bell by Dean KoontzTitle:  Ashley Bell
Author:  Dean Koontz
Release Date:  December 8, 2015
Publisher:  Bantam
Source:  Review copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley

At twenty-two, Bibi Blair’s doctors tell her that she’s dying. Two days later, she’s impossibly cured. Fierce, funny, dauntless, she becomes obsessed with the idea that she was spared because she is meant to save someone else. Someone named Ashley Bell. 

This proves to be a dangerous idea. Searching for Ashley Bell, ricocheting through a southern California landscape that proves strange and malevolent in the extreme, Bibi is plunged into a world of crime and conspiracy, following a trail of mysteries that become more sinister and tangled with every twisting turn.

Unprecedented in scope, infinite in heart, Ashley Bell is a magnificent achievement that will capture lovers of dark psychological suspense, literary thrillers, and modern classics of mystery and adventure. Beautifully written, at once lyrical and as fast as a bullet, here is the most irresistible novel of the decade. (Goodreads)

My Review:

The first time I rode Space Mountain was in total darkness. Found out later that the stars and other effects were only turned on half the time, but I loved having no idea of the upcoming twists, turns, and dips. It was definitely an adventure!

Reading Ashley Bell reminded me a little of this ride, as I had no idea where it would take me next!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

My Journals: We have a winner!

My Journals:  We have a winner!

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.

the journal I finally started writing in
This is the journal I impulsively picked up and started writing in. Got it at World Market, and I like the words of wisdom on the front. Also really like the magnetic closure, as I can stick a pen in there so I never have to hunt one down!

inspirational reminders
While most of the book has plain lined pages, there are occasional inspirational reminders scattered throughout! Love it!