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Music Monday - The 90's (5)

This meme is hosted over at Always Me Guess who's back? Back again? Oh wait, wrong decade. My bad. Anyway, here is another 90's Music Monday. I think I'm going to jump into another decade in a wee bit. This time I'm only going to share one song but this song is very important and I love the message.  Lyrics  I took my baby on a Saturday bang Boy is that girl with you  Yes we're one and the same Now I believe in miracles And a miracle has happened tonight But, if you're thinkin' about my baby It don't matter if you're black or white They print my message in the Saturday Sun I had to tell them I ain't second to none And I told about equality and it's true Either you're wrong or you're right But, if you're thinkin' about my baby It don't matter if you're black or white I am tired of this devil I am tired of this stuff I am tired of this business Sew when the going gets rough I ain

Blog Update

It's been over two years since I did an update post. The last one was when I was trying to get 50/50 Friday off the ground and Laura from Blue Eye Books was so freaking sweet and decided to co-host with me. The meme would not be here without her. I am terrible at coming up with topics, completely terrible! But moving on, 50/50 Friday is not why I'm writing this. 50/50 Friday is going nowhere. I love this meme and will continue it as long as possible. In case you haven't noticed, I've been messing with my blog a lot. I got tired of the blue and black and even though I love the color black, I wanted something different, something more colorful. So pink and white it is. I've been working on trying new formats and coming up with new post ideas. I also finally bit the bullet and bought my own domain, thebutterflyreader (DOT) com. You can still use my old blogspot if that's what you're used to, it will redirect. Now while all this is going on, I do hope tha

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There are few pop artists that I enjoy these days but Taylor Swift is one of them and when she teamed up with Brendon Urie, I knew this was going to be epic. I was right. If you've not heard this song yet... what are you doing with your life?  In case the video gets removed, I'll share this lyric video too. Let me know what you think of this song! I'm freaking obsessed.

50/50 Friday - Best/Worst Read of April

50/50 Friday is hosted here and over at Blue Eye Books 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 April  This month so many things happened. I got the best news of my entire life, read around seven books, won Camp NaNoWriMo and even started something secret that might be coming soon! But besides that for the month of April, I have a VERY clear best and worst read. Let's talk about them.  Worst Read I'm not sure if I'll put the review on my blog as it's explicit but this book just grossed me out. It's a DNF and for now, I'll just link to my Goodreads review . You've been warned

The Netflix Book Tag

I've been seeing this floating around on different blogs and I finally cracked and decided to do it on my own because it looked fun! Plus, I love Netflix, so it fits. Let's just jump into this!  1) Recently Watched The last book you finished reading This is number eight in a long running series, I'm slowly working my way through it and loving every single second of it. If you're looking for a great diverse adult paranormal romance, than this is for you!  _______________________________________________ 2) Top Picks A book that has been recommended to you based on books you've previously read I don't get recommend books a lot and if I do, they are usually ones that I have no interest in reading but Wren from For The Love Of Books  (check out their blog if you haven't. They review a lot of great stuff. Love you Wren!) told me about Nevermore and I knew it was going to be good because we have similar tastes. They were not wrong!

Review - Again, but Better by Christine Riccio

Again, but Better by Christine Riccio My rating: 2 of 5 stars From one of the most followed booktubers today, comes Again, but Better, a story about second chances, discovering yourself, and being brave enough to try again. Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, and happy parents…sounds ideal—but Shane's made zero friends, goes home every weekend, and romance…what’s that?  Her life has been dorm, dining hall, class, repeat. Time's a ticking, and she needs a change—there's nothing like moving to a new country to really mix things up. Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London. She's going to right all her college mistakes: make friends, pursue boys, and find adventure!  Easier said than done. She is soon faced with the complicated realities of living outside her bubble, and when self-doubt sneaks in, her new life starts to fall apart.  Shane comes to find that, with the right amount of courage and determination o

Music Monday - The 90's (4)

This meme is hosted at Always Me This is the fourth installment of what I have named the Throw Back Series. I've been enjoying going back so much and even found some cool music that I didn't know existed, which is always fun! Anyway, let's just into it! Now I've said before that I grew up in a very strict religion (SDA) so I listened to a lot of Christian music until I smart enough to use the computer to find other things.... this is one that I still actually like and doesn't make me cringe and bring back horrible memories. Favorite Lyrics  I'm diving in, I'm going deep, in over my head I want to be Caught in the rush, lost in the flow, in over my head I want to go The river's deep, the river's wide, the river's water is alive So sink or swim, I'm diving in Favorite Lyrics  I need time to move on I need a love to feel strong Cause I've got time to think it through And maybe I'm too good for you

50/50 Friday - Character Most/Least Likely to Laugh at an Inappropriate Time

50/50 Friday is hosted here and over at Blue Eye Books 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 Laugh at an Inappropriate Time  I won't lie, I totally thought of this one with a certain character in mind. I couldn't help it, he just fits this one so freaking perfect for him. Can you guess who I'm thinking of?  Character Most Likely tp Laugh at an Inappropriate Time Jace. I feel I don't even need to explain this one. If you've read The Mortal Instruments then you know.  Character Least Likely to Laugh at an  Inappropriate Time Mr Darcy would never do some

Thursday's Discussion - Long Book Series

Why Long Book Series Are Better *Disclaimer*  Everyone has different opinions, we are all unique with different likes and dislikes. This is not meant to offend or put down anyone's taste. If you prefer a good standalone or shorter series, that's totally fine and dandy! This is just my personal preference. Let's get to it! Character Development Matters I'm a huge character driven reader. I care more about characters than anything else. I can have amazing fleshed out characters and kind of meh world building and still enjoy the book so freaking much. So with a longer series, I get to spend more time with these characters that I have fallen in love with and never want to part form. I'm Not Good at Saying Goodbye I am so bad when it comes to saying goodbye to a series that I love. Take Twilight for example, back when I was first reading that series in 2008, I actually stopped reading a few chapters from the end because I couldn't handle saying go

Smitten by the Brit by Melonie Johnson - ARC Review

DEFINITELY, MAYBE...OR LOVE, ACTUALLY? English professor Bonnie Blythe expects her life to play out like her favorite novels, especially now that her long-term boyfriend has finally proposed. So when a shocking discovery leads Bonnie to end her engagement, she decides to close the book on love. But the plot thickens when a brand-new character enters the scene—and quickens Bonnie's heart. With his brilliant blue eyes, sexy accent, and irresistible charm, Theo Wharton is like a romantic hero straight out of a Jane Austen novel. When fate places Bonnie in England for a summer—conveniently close to Theo—she realizes a hot friends-with-benefits fling is exactly what she needs to start a fresh chapter. Just as Bonnie begins to believe she's falling in love, an eye-opening revelation into Theo's life makes Bonnie feel like she's wandered into one of her favorite books. Will Bonnie have the courage to risk her heart and turn the page with the dashing Brit to find her

Music Monday - The 90's (3)

This meme is hosted over at Always Me I'm back again with more 90's goodness to share with you! I've been having a lot of fun going through time and sharing my favorite 90's songs with you. I hope you're enjoying them too!  Let's just jump into it! Favorite Lyrics Words like violence Break the silence Come crashing in Into my little world Painful to me Pierce right through me Can't you understand? Favorite Lyrics  This is the rhythm of my life My life Oh yeah The rhythm of my life Won't you teach me how to love learn There'll be nothing left for me to yearn Think of me burn and let me hold your hand

Review - Journeying Between the Worlds by Eagle Skyfire

Journeying Between the Worlds shares Native American shamanic teachings in a way that is easily understood by people from any culture. This book is filled with practices that will open the door to dynamic, ever evolving relationships with the Great Spirit, your sacred Self, and your Ancestors. With simple exercises that help you build your skills and knowledge, this powerful guide teaches lessons based on Native American spiritual concepts, including shamanic journeying, the Medicine Wheel, dreams and visions, symbols, power animals, the elements, shamanic tools, the three realms, and much more. Written for beginner and intermediate shamanic practitioners, Journeying Between the Worlds shows you how to use shamanism to make sacred connections with the natural world, divine beings, and your own soul. Book Breakdown  My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Pink Sticky Stars This was given to me for free in exchange for an honest review. I knew quite a bit about journeying before I read this novel but I did

50/50 Friday - Character Most/Least Likely to Make a Personal Sacrifice

This meme is hosted here and over at Blue Eye Books 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 Make a Personal Sacrifice This one is going to be pretty dang easy and I'm going to stay in the same series to make it harder on myself. So I decided to go with the ACOTAR series. With that being said, let's just jump into it! Character Most Likely to Make a Personal Sacrifice  Rhysand. He's given up a lot for his friends and subjects.  Side note: While I was looking for a good picture for Rhysand, I found this guy...  Toni Mahfud and my mind was blown with how much he looks like how I see Rhys in my mind. I mean.

Kiss Collector - Review

When seventeen-year-old Zae Monroe gets cheated on by the only guy she’s ever loved, then watches her parents' marriage crumble, she decides to forget about relationships and turn the tables on the boys of the world. It’s time to take what she wants, and what she wants are kisses. Athletes, musicians, poets, and bad boys—their lips are all on her agenda, and it's time to collect. Zae proposes a contest with her friends to see who can kiss the most boys during spring break. But what starts as a harmless competition leads to a downward spiral she can’t seem to break free of. As family, academic, friend, and guy drama come to a head, Zae is forced to face the reasons behind her boy angst, and starts to wonder if she was wrong about the male race...or at least some of them. Book Breakdown Finally! A freaking book that looks down on drugs. I was so nervous when right off the bat, we get to talking about weed and drinking. I love Wendy Higgins but I do hav

Music Monday - The 90's (2)

This meme is hosted over at Always Me Another 90's edition because the 90's had a lot of great songs. It's weird to think that in less than a year I can be doing this for the 2010s. God, time flies.  Favorite Lyrics And I don't want the world to see me 'Cause I don't think that they'd understand When everything's meant to be broken I just want you to know who I am Favorite Lyrics  You keep changin' the rules While you keep plain' the game I can't take it much longer I think I might go insane

Book Blogger Hop - Which Fictional Character Would You Like To Be?

This meme is hosted over at  Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer   Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. Question for the Week If you could take the place of any fictional character, who would it be and why?  Geez, this one is hard and probably not going to win me any blogger points because who I'm choosing has fallen out of fashion and now deemed problematic but still, once I lay out the reasons for my choice. I think you'll agree.  My Choice - Bella Swan  1) She's never had a hard life. Never really had to deal with anything dark or scary. Never had to know what it was like to go hungry or go without electricity  All in all, a pretty easy life.  2) Her in-laws love her. Not all in-laws get along with who their child has

Review - Jaws of the Wolf by Charlotte Jardine

He’s her father’s slave. She’s promised to another. But war changes everything. Tervingi Territory, 376 AD. Gelvira dreams of becoming a powerful jeweler. But the arrogant son of a tribal elder wants her for a wife instead. After a Hun raid sends her people into exile, her chance to master the ancient secrets of her craft are stripped away… Adafuns yearns to become a great warrior and win Gelvira’s affection. But as a slave in her father’s service, he has little chance of either. Captured and carried off by the Huns, Adafuns’ dream of being a warrior could come true… at the cost of losing Gelvira forever. With her people starving, marrying the tribal elder’s spoiled son may be Gelvira’s only hope to save her family. Will Adafuns reunite with the exiles in time to free Gelvira from her loathsome vows? Jaws of the Wolf is the exciting first novel in the epic Visigoth Chronicles series of YA adventures. If you like strong heroines, thrilling action, and rich historical detail, you’ll love

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite Game Thrones Character

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 Game Thrones Character This is one that I've seen that can get people yelling at each other in anger. It's just a simple question, so if you don't agree with my choices, that's fine! We can each have our own opinion and that's fine and dandy. Least Favorite  Sansa Stark Yeah..... I know lots of people love her but I just think she's a spoiled brat and I really hope she doesn't get the throne.  Most Favorite  The Holy Trinity  Seriously I love each and every one of them and just want the best for my babies!  Topic for Next Week Character Most/Least Likely t

March Wrap-Up!

I didn't read a lot this month but the books I did read where all pretty good. Lowest rating was three stars. So that's awesome! Now, let's just jump into it. Tarot Reads Tarot Elements: Five Readings to Reset Your Life ( Review ) I just love this author's voice, she makes learning fun. I feel more like I'm talking with a friend rather than reading a book. Your Tarot Court: Read Any Deck with Confidence ( Review ) This isn't a bad book, it just wasn't for me. Llewellyn's Little Book of Tarot ( Review ) Not going to lie, I see anything anything by Barbara Moore and I'm buying it. I love the work she does and own quite a few or her decks and cards. I also plan to get more. YA Reads Kiss Collector  (Review Coming Soon) I loved this book so much! If you love YA contemporary then this is for you! The Cerulean ( Review ) I enjoyed this book, just felt it was too long. Eyes on Me ( Review ) Ugh, just looking at this cover makes me so giddy because I get to