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50/50 Friday - Best/Worst Read of March

What is 50/50 Friday? Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. So that's what 50/50 Friday is all about. We will have a new topic every Friday. If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let me know! Topic for the Week Best/Worst Read of March So this month was a pretty 'meh' month, nothing bad but nothing that blew me away. Which is fine, just makes it hard to choose a best and worst. But I tried my best, so here we go!  Worst Read This one wasn't bad it was just too much, it really needed a lot cut out of it. A LOT.  Best Read This series is just so good. I can't recommend it enough. Topic for Next Week Favorite/Least Favorite Game of Thrones Character You are invited to the Inlinkz link party! Click here to enter

99 Percent Mine - Review

Crush: a strong and often short-lived infatuation, particularly for someone beyond your reach… Darcy Barrett has undertaken a global survey of men. She’s travelled the world, and can categorically say that no one measures up to Tom Valeska, whose only flaw is that Darcy’s twin brother Jamie saw him first and claimed him forever as his best friend. Despite Darcy’s best efforts, Tom’s off limits and loyal to her brother, 99%. That’s the problem with finding her dream man at age eight and peaking in her photography career at age twenty—ever since, she’s had to learn to settle for good enough. When Darcy and Jamie inherit a tumble-down cottage from their grandmother, they’re left with strict instructions to bring it back to its former glory and sell the property. Darcy plans to be in an aisle seat halfway across the ocean as soon as the renovations start, but before she can cut and run, she finds a familiar face on her porch: house-flipper extraordinaire Tom’s arrived, he’s bearing power t

Music Monday - The 2000's (2)

This meme is hosted over at Always Me I decided that I wanted to do more throw back songs. These are also from the 2000s but maybe I'll keep going further back.  Now during the summer of 2007, Justin Timberlake ruled. His songs were everywhere and I pretty much loved them all. Let me share my two favorites. Favorite Lyrics  You spend your nights alone And he never comes home And every time you call him All you get is a busy tone I heard you found out That he's doing to you what you did to me Ain't that the way it goes You cheated, girl My heart bleeded, girl So it goes without saying that you left me feeling hurt Just a classic case scenario Tale as old as time girl, you got what you deserved Favorite Lyrics  Summer's over for the both of us But that doesn't mean we should give up on us You're the one that I've been thinkin' of And I knew the day I met you you'd be the one

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite Sibling Relationship

What is 50/50 Friday? Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. So that's what 50/50 Friday is all about. We will have a new topic every Friday. If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let me know! Topic for the Week Favorite/Least Favorite Sibling Relationship Favorite Sibling Relationship  Cam and Teresa Hamilton I just love the way these two siblings interact and how they love each other so much. I wish I had a brother or sister like them. Least Favorite Relationship  Cath and Wren Avery It's been years since I read this one but form what I remember, I always hated that Wren was doing stupid things and making her sister Cath save her. Topic for Next Week Best/Worst Read of March

The Cerulean - Review

Sera has always felt as if she didn’t belong among her people, the Cerulean. She is curious about everything and can’t stop questioning her three mothers, her best friend, Leela, and even the High Priestess. Sera has longed for the day when the tether that connects her City Above the Sky to the earthly world below finally severs and sends the Cerulean to a new planet. But when Sera is chosen as the sacrifice to break the tether, she doesn’t know what to feel. To save her City, Sera must throw herself from its edge and end her own life. But something goes wrong and she survives the fall, landing in a place called Kaolin. She has heard tales about the humans there, and soon learns that the dangers her mothers warned her of are real. If Sera has any hope to return to her City, she’ll have to find the magic within herself to survive. Book Breakdown  So, I didn't even know this was a thing until everyone was dogging it on twitter. When I saw that it was triggering pe

Music Monday - The 2000's

This meme is hosted over at Always Me I've been going back to the music I grew up with because I'm getting older and this new music just kinda sucks. I mean there are a few good things coming out but the last few years has just produced some terrible stuff. I'm not into rap, hip-hop, and whatever else popular now. I like pop rock which we had lots of in the 2000's. So let me share two of my favorite 2000 songs.  Favorite Lyrics I'll spread my wings, and I'll learn how to fly I'll do what it takes till I touch the sky And I'll make a wish Take a chance Make a change And breakaway Out of the darkness and into the sun Favorite Lyrics  We're the empty set just floating through, wrapped in skin Ever searching for what we were promised Reaching for that golden ring, we'd never let go Who would ever let us put our filthy hands upon it

The Order (Netflix) - TV Talk

I actually had no idea this was coming to Netflix. I was just flipping through one day when my daughter was in school and my partner was at work. It looked cool, it had witches and werewolves and the look of romance and so I clicked on it. Boy, am I so damn glad I did! This show is freaking amazing! I've not been this into a TV show since The Haunting of Hill House! I don't really get into TV or movies the way I do books so it's rare when I watch something that just sucks me in. The Order is one of those shows! So The Order starts with Jack Morton getting into Belgrave University with a plan to get into the secret society that his father rules. Why? Well, he wants revenge for the death of his mother. Things don't go as smoothly as one would think, with a hot girl and werewolves entering the picture, everything gets messy fast. Leading to so many wonderful episodes.  There was one moment that had me blinking twice and just confused as to why that needed to happen the way

50/50 Friday - Character Most/Least Likely to Commit Grand Theft Auto

What is 50/50 Friday? Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. So that's what 50/50 Friday is all about. We will have a new topic every Friday. If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let me know! Topic for the Week Character Most/Least Likely to Commit Grand Theft Auto This was pretty easy for me to come up with but it was lots of fun! I had many choices for both but I narrowed it down to my favorite characters for each choice. Here we go! Least Likely Hermione Granger As much as she loves the rules, I just don't see her being the one to steal a car. Mostly Likely Daemon Black Come on, you know he'd do anything to protect those he loves even stealing a car. Topic for Next Week Favorite/Least Favorite Sibling Relationship

Unpopular Opinions

It's been years since I did this. Like way back in August 2015 . So I decided to do an updated version just to see how my thoughts have changed. Now, before we get into this, I have to say this, just because I may not like something doesn't make me a bad person, just because you don't like something also doesn't make you a bad person. We are all our own people, with our own thoughts.  With all that said and done, let's get into the questions! 1) A Popular Book/Series That You Didn't Like I still feel like I got a different book from everyone else. It really felt like a 'been there done that' kind of book. The characters were really bland and now that more time has past, I don't see why this series got so popular. Original Review ________________________________________________ 2) A Popular Book/Series That Every One Else Seems to Hate but You Love If you were involved in the YA book community around the time the ARC for this one was going around, you

Music Monday - Avril Lavigne

This meme is hosted over at Always Me This artist is one that I've loved since the very first album, yes, I'm giving away how old I am but it is what it is, I guess. Anyway, she just let a new album drop and I've not loved one of her albums this much since The Best Damn Thing, so I wanted to share just a few of my favorite songs! I hope you enjoy! Favorite Lyrics  I ain't your prisoner You can't lock me up no more I'll show you what I'm worth Take back what I deserve I ain't your prisoner You can't chain me down no more God damn, it’s gonna hurt So fly away, little bird Favorite Lyrics  'Cause I'm a warrior I fight for my life like a soldier All through the night And I won't give up, I will survive I'm a warrior And I'm stronger, that's why I'm alive I will conquer, time after time I'll never falter, I will survive I'm a warrior, oh

50/50 Friday - Dystopian World You'd Want to Live In/Not Live In

What is 50/50 Friday? Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. So that's what 50/50 Friday is all about. We will have a new topic every Friday. If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let me know! Topic for the Week Dystopian World You'd Want to Live In/Not Live In So every dystopian world I can think of is pretty bad but I kept digging and found one that wouldn't be too bad... well compared to the others that pop into my head at least. Dystopian World I'd Never Want to Live In I mean that fear! Sure, once you reach a certain age you're free and clear but what about your kids, your nieces and nephews, cousins? I mean, the worry would never end unless you were lucky enough to live in the capital... Dystopian World I'd Live In I know this world is bad too, again, every single one I could think of was

Two Tarot Reviews

Meet the people and personalities of the tarot in a whole new way with Your Tarot Court. This book gives you the confidence you need to tackle the trickiest part of any deck: the court cards. You'll explore the tarot court archetypes and discover new ways to identify and work with these enigmatic cards. Your Tarot Court is designed with contemporary readers in mind—it discusses gender as a social construct, translates the royal hierarchy for a modern world, and more. Professional reader Ethony Dawn guides you through the court, offering techniques, spreads, and interpretations that make the cards more accessible and understandable. Book Breakdown  Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  This book isn't meant for me, I read the word problematic way too much for me to take it seriously. This book is focused more to another group of people, which is fine. I still did learn quite a few things when I wasn't skipping parts. It's just way

Music Monday - Bring Me the Horizon

This meme is hosted over at Always Me . Today I'm sharing some new songs from a band that I've liked for years. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!  Favorite Lyrics It’s all messed up  Only one thing I know for sure  & we all march on like we know the way to heaven  Who the hell died and made you the king? We don’t know what we want  But we know that we want it  Yeah we want it  Yeah we want it right now. Favorite Lyrics  Why you gotta kick me when I’m down?  You better pray I don’t get up this time around. And why you trying to put me in the ground? Don’t you know I’m a seed  I won’t stop at the roof  Go ahead bury me  This is how I grow  It’s how I thrive  

Trends in YA & How Things Have Changed Since I Started Reading

I have been reading YA hardcore since 2007 but I've been into the genre since I found the Daughters of the Moon series in like 2004. That was my first huge book hangover and the wait for The Final Eclipse in the Daughters of the Moon series was real. It took two or three years for the series to be finished.  Anyway, you're probably wondering why I'm telling you all this, my point is this; I've been reading YA a long time and today I wanted to talk about the changes that I've seen in the fifteen years that I've been reading this genre. So strap in and let's get down to it!  Daughters of the Moon #1 So the first YA book I ever read (that I can remember), was Goddess of the Night. I loved it. Up till this point the only books I read was the ones from school. Which I mostly didn't like until The Giver. That book got me into reading. I didn't know I could feel that way about books or stories. So I went looking for other stories.  After I read this series,

50/50 Friday - Best/Worst Read in February (Wrap Up!)

What is 50/50 Friday? Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. So that's what 50/50 Friday is all about. We will have a new topic every Friday. If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let me know! Topic for the Week Best/Worst Read in February So for February I read only a few books but I did enjoy every single thing I read. So there really is no worst read this month. Instead, I'm going to share the few books I did read and love. Everything is rated either four or five stars. Comic Books Fence Volume 2 The tension is building ever so slowly but just enough to keep me happily sucked into the story. Nicholas Cox is determined to prove himself in the world of competitive fencing, and earn his place on the Kings Row fencing team, alongside sullen fencing prodigy, Seiji Katayama, to win the right to go up against his g