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Llewellyn's Complete Book of Essential Oils - Mini ARC Review

Recognized throughout history for their pleasing aromas and their spiritual power, essential oils are must-have tools on the journey to wellness in mind, body, and spirit. Llewellyn's Complete Book of Essential Oils is a thorough guide to working with these remarkable extracts, with detailed profiles for sixty-eight essential oils and fourteen carrier oils. Author Sandra Kynes also includes remedies for seventy-five specific ailments. Filled with tips, techniques, and dozens of recipes, this book is designed to help you discover the most important and up-to-date information about essential oils, including: Choosing Essential Oils by Perfume Note, Scent Group, and Sun Sign Blending Basics Medicinal Remedies Personal Care Products Aromatherapy and Wellbeing Chakras Spiritual and Magical Uses of Essential Oils Caring for the Home Balancing Energy with Aromatic Feng Shui History Extraction Carrier Oils Scientific Names Safety Guidelines Marketing Terms Red Flags Also discover rec

Music Monday - The 70's (5)

This meme is hosted over at Always Me Welcome all, I hope you had a great weekend and your week goes great! Now, let's just jump into these awesome tunes, shall we? Favorite Lyrics When you believe in things that you don't understand Then you suffer, superstition ain't the way, no, no, no Favorite Lyrics  Mama, life had just begun But now I've gone and thrown it all away Mama, oh oh  Didn't mean to make you cry If I'm not back again this time tomorrow Carry on, carry on, as if nothing really matters

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite Memoir

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. I'll 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 Memoir Now I don't read a lot of memoirs and I'm trying to change that but I do have two to share with you today. I will give you the memoir that ran me away from reading anymore till I found the blog Keep the Wisdom . Which is a great blog by the way! Check it out. So that being said, I've started to read more. My goal is one a month. Anyway, enough of this, let's just jump into this, shall we? Least Favorite  I don't know if I wrote a review for this one, I was too scared to post negative things at this time. Anyway, I do remember thin

What Makes A Book Great?

Have you ever sat down and wondered what makes a book great? Is it the writing? The characters? The world building? Maybe the message? There are many things that can make a book great and everyone has an opinion on what those reasons are. Today, I'm going to share my thoughts on what makes a book great. 1) Characters Characters make or break a novel for me. If I can't handle the main character than the book will suck to me. If it's that bad, I will DNF it. Now, I don't mean bad characters because I can follow a good villain and see their story. I mean, flat, useless, and lifeless kind of characters that are just so boring they can't hold my attention. I also can't stand a 'bratty' main character. How can I cheer for someone I want to toss out a window? I need well written, solid characters that feel like they could actually be out there in the world somewhere just living their lives. Great characters can make a great book. 2) World Building 

Music Monday - The 70's (4)

This meme is hosted over at Always Me We are moving right along into this decade, already been a full month of wonderful songs from the 70's. Without further ado, let's jump into this week. Favorite Lyrics We don't need no education We don't need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teachers leave them kids alone Favorite Lyrics They hurt you at home and they hit you at school They hate you if you're clever and they despise a fool Till you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules A working class hero is something to be

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? - Review

Witty, acute, fierce, and celebratory, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? is a tough-minded search for belonging, for love, identity, home, and a mother. Jeanette Winterson's novels have established her as a major figure in world literature. She has written some of the most admired books of the past few decades, including her internationally bestselling first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal parents that is now often required reading in contemporary fiction. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? is a memoir about a life's work to find happiness. It's a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about a religious zealot disguised as a mother who has two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the dresser, waiting for Armageddon; about growing up in an north England industrial town now changed beyond recognition; about the Universe as Cosmic Dustbin. It is the

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite Book Fandom

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. I'll 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 Book Fandom I usually don't get involved in book fandoms anymore because I don't have the time or I just found that I didn't click with the others... I'm weird okay? Lol. Anyway there is one group that I still follow on FB (when I have an active account) and I would say it's my favorite.  My least favorite is one that might get me some angry comments but I will forever be honest. And before anyone does get angry, I'm not saying EVERYONE in the fandom acts this way because that's simply not true but there are some that do and it just m

The Flight of the Eagle - Wattpad Novel

Blurb All Sapphire ever wanted was freedom. Freedom to choose her own life. Freedom from being a Second Daughter but her family just won't allow that. Until one day they need her to pretend to be her twin sister and help them win the hand of the next High Lord. Then she can be free but if she's caught... it's certain death. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Excerpt  There it was, GoldenGale, the capital of Lorian. I could see the High Lord’s castle just up ahead, the high brick walls taller than any other building I’d ever seen. It took my breath away.  The sun was hidden by the castle, since it was just past daybreak. It didn’t matter, I could make out every detail of the land below. Tents were pitched all around the castle, in order of their Clan’s power.  Lightning stomped his foot, no doubt wishing to get rid of my weight. We’d ridden hard for a whole week, five long days just to be here. I

My Blog Name in Books Tag

I saw this over at BiteIntoBooks and just thought it looked like such fun that I wanted to do it too. I won't be tagging anyone but if you'd like to do this, then consider yourself tagged and have a blast!  Rules Spell out your blog’s name. Find a book from your TBR that begins with each letter.  You cannot add to your TBR to complete this challenge – the books must already be on your Goodreads TBR .  Now, let's get to this!   (T) The Iron Knight  (H) Halton Cray  (E) Empire of Storms _____________________  (B) Brave  (U)  Unearthly    (T)  Trinity Heart: Snow Angel (T) Tower of Dawn   (F) Frostblood (E)  Executive Ink (R)  Recursion (F)  Frost and Flame (L) Life First (Y)  Yurara  ____________________ (R) Ready Player One (E) The Edge of Everything (A) After (D)  Davenport House (E) Eleanor and Park (R) Red Rising

Music Monday - The 70's (3)

This meme is hosted over at Always Me Favorite Lyrics I really wanna be with You I like to see You, Lord Oh, it takes so long Favorite Lyrics  There's a sign on the wall But she wants to be sure 'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings In a tree by the brook There's a songbird who sings Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiving

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite Character Arc

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. I'll have a new topic every Friday. If you have have ideas for this meme don't be she and let me know! Topic for the Week Favorite/Least Favorite Character Arc Today we will be stepping away from the world of books. GASP! Yes, well kinda. One of these characters is originally a book character but I'll be talking about the TV adaption of him. So now, let's just get to this! Least Favorite Character Arc - Jon Snow Yes, he grows as a character but the end to me... just seemed to backslide him. I could also put  Daenerys and it would work just as well.  Favorite Character Arc - Lucifer  He's growing into such an amazing character and I'm only on season 3. No spoilers please! 

Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1) - Review

Emilia They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it’s true.The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares. He is a brilliant lawyer. A skilled criminal. A beautiful liar. A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover. Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn’t leaving until he takes me with him. Vicious She is a starving artist. Pretty and evasive like cherry blossom. Ten years ago, she barged into my life unannounced and turned everything upside down. She paid the price. Emilia LeBlanc is completely off-limits, my best friend’s ex-girlfriend. The woman who knows my darkest secret, and the daughter of the cheap Help we hired to take care of our estate. That should deter me from chasing her, but it doesn’t. So she hates me. Big fucking deal. She better get used to me. Book Breakdown 3 out of 5 Pink Sticky Stars *I was gi

The Rogue King by Abigail Owen - Review

Kasia Amon is a master at hiding. Who—and what—she is makes her a mark for the entire supernatural world. Especially dragon shifters. To them, she’s treasure to be taken and claimed. A golden ticket to their highest throne. But she can’t stop bursting into flames, and there’s a sexy dragon shifter in town hunting for her... As a rogue dragon, Brand Astarot has spent his life in the dark, shunned by his own kind, concealing his true identity. Only his dangerous reputation ensures his survival. Delivering a phoenix to the feared Blood King will bring him one step closer to the revenge he's waited centuries to take. No way is he letting the feisty beauty get away. But when Kasia sparks a white-hot need in him that’s impossible to ignore, Brand begins to form a new plan: claim her for himself…and take back his birthright. Book Breakdown My rating: 5 of 5 Pink Sticky Stars Thanks to NetGalley for this title. I read and reviewed this title voluntarily. Can I have th

Music Monday - The 70's (2)

This meme is hosted over at Always Me Here we are back in the time where disco thrived! Favorite Lyrics  I know nobody knows Where it comes and where it goes I know it's everybody sin You got to lose to know how to win

June Wrap-Up

I only read 11 books this month but a lot has happened. My daughter started summer school, speech and occupational therapy. Not only that but my partner and I have decided that we want to get married in January or February and I've started writing my WattPad novel. So 11 books on top of all that... I call it a win! Though I also lost because I so failed this Pride Month. I'm rather ashamed of myself but I did read one LGBTQ book. Now, let's jump into this, shall we?  1) Top Secret  LobsterShorts, 21 Jock. Secretly a science geek. Hot AF. LobsterShorts: So. Here goes. F or her birthday, my girlfriend wants…a threesome. SinnerThree: Then you’ve come to the right hookup app. LobsterShorts: Have you done this sort of thing before? With another guy? SinnerThree: All the time. I'm an equal opportunity player. You? LobsterShorts: [crickets!] SinnerThree, 21 Finance major. Secretly a male dancer. Hot AF.  SinnerThree: Well,

50/50 Friday - Best/Worst Read of June

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. I'll 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 June Best Read(s)  Both of these were great in their own ways. Faery Tale was a book about a young woman going through hard things and trying to find that magic again while working through those issues. I related to her so much, her child with her pothead father and the things she went through with him... God I've lived that myself but with both parents so I get it. The Language of Tarot is unlike any Tarot book I've ever read before. Its approach to the cards was something nifty to read and learn. Worst Read ( Review )  Just yucky. That's all

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim - ARC Review

Project Runway meets Mulan in this sweeping YA fantasy about a young girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial tailor and embarks on an impossible journey to sew three magic dresses, from the sun, the moon, and the stars. Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia poses as a boy and takes his place. She knows her life is forfeit if her secret is discovered, but she'll take that risk to achieve her dream and save her family from ruin. There's just one catch: Maia is one of twelve tailors vying for the job. Backstabbing and lies run rampant as the tailors compete in challenges to prove their artistry and skill. Maia's task is further complicated when she draws the attention of the court magician, Edan, whose piercing eyes seem to see straight through her disguise. And nothing could

Music Monday - The 70's

This meme is hosted over at Always Me Last week we tied up the 80's and now we are moving even further back in time. So sit down, and enjoy! Favorite Lyrics Hello? Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me Is there anyone at home? Favorite Lyrics  We are the champions, my friends And we'll keep on fighting 'til the end We are the champions We are the champions No time for losers 'Cause we are the champions