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50/50 Friday - Best/Worst Read of January 2020

What is 50/50 Friday? Everyone has a favorite and then we 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 January 2020

Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things - RANT Review

Mansfield, Massachusetts is the last place seventeen-year-old Edie Price wants to spend her final summer before college. It’s the home of wealthy suburbanites and prima donnas like Edie’s cousins, who are determined to distract her from her mother’s death with cute boys and Cinderella-style makeovers. Edie has her own plans, and they don’t include a prince charming. But as Edie dives into schoolwork and applying for college scholarships, she finds herself drawn to two Mansfield boys who start vying for her attention. First there's Sebastian, Edie’s childhood friend and first love. He’s sweet and smart and . . . already has a girlfriend. Then there's Henry, the local bad boy and all-around player. He’s totally off limits, even if his kisses are chemically addictive. Both boys are trouble. Edie can’t help but get caught between them. Someone's heart is going to break. Now she just has to make sure it isn't hers.

Favorite Books of the Last Decade

I've seen this floating around a bit and wanted to join in. I'm going to choose my favorite book that was released every single year starting at 2010 and going to 2019. I'm going to have to dig deep for this because in 2010 I wasn't keeping track of my reading, that didn't start till 2014. So we're both going to be surprised by this list!  2010 - Forbidden  She is pretty and talented - sweet sixteen and never been kissed. He is seventeen; gorgeous and on the brink of a bright future. And now they have fallen in love. But... they are brother and sister. Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As defacto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives—and the way they understand each other so completely—has also brought them close

Music Monday - Fimbul Records

This meme is hosted over at Always Me I've been getting into something that is called Viking music. It's something that I can just listen to and instantly I'm in another place and time or it's just very relaxing and really relives stress. So I hope you enjoy these two songs as much as I do. 

Share a Poem Sunday - Vampire Moon

"Pagan Poems" is an illustrated collection of poetry written by Carolyn Emerick. The poetry is inspired by myth and folklore, the beauty of nature, the human senses, and, of course, love. This collection is the antithesis of "modernist" styles of poetry. Stylistic influences include classics such as Byron, Poe, and Shakespeare. This will appeal to those who love classical lyrical poetry, rhythm, rhyme, and meter, and to those who love to be transported to misty other realms of the mind. The volume is richly illustrated in full color to aid in the full aesthetic experience.  Vampire Moon  Ethereal light and tranquility  shining down with this full moon.  Clear skies transmit so much energy,  this night can but end all too soon.  My skin must hide from the hot summer sun,  and shirk from the brightness of day.  It's when the glory of night has begun,  my fears, they do start to dissuade.  The others, they see

50/50 Friday - Character Most/Least Likely to Change the World

What is 50/50 Friday? Everyone has a favorite and then we 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 Character Most/Least Likely to Change the World

Cape Mediterranean: The Way We Love to Eat - Review

Cape Mediterranean food/cooking is a South African style of cooking and entertaining influenced by one of the oldest and arguably also the healthiest cuisines in the world. It has developed naturally from within the Western Cape due to its Mediterranean climate and the abundance of classic Mediterranean-style local produce. This book features more than 75 delectable recipes, from breads, dips and tapas, to lavish salads, succulent roasts, freshly made pastas and heavenly desserts. The recipes bring seasonal produce to the fore and the balance of dishes and ease of preparation will have you inviting friends and family over in no time to share in this veritable bounty. Book Breakdown Now I did get this book for free in exchange for an honest review and it couldn't have come at a better time! I've been wanting to stock up on good cookbooks because I'm trying new things and wanting to eat healthier where I can. This has some great recipes! Some

Music Monday - Lacuna Coil

This meme is hosted by Always Me . Welcome to another Monday! Today we've got the only metal act I listen to. I'm not the biggest metal fan really... but I've loved this band for nearly ten years now. I hope these sings pump you up for the week to come! 

Share a Poem Sunday - The Enchanted Stream

"Pagan Poems" is an illustrated collection of poetry written by Carolyn Emerick. The poetry is inspired by myth and folklore, the beauty of nature, the human senses, and, of course, love. This collection is the antithesis of "modernist" styles of poetry. Stylistic influences include classics such as Byron, Poe, and Shakespeare. This will appeal to those who love classical lyrical poetry, rhythm, rhyme, and meter, and to those who love to be transported to misty other realms of the mind. The volume is richly illustrated in full color to aid in the full aesthetic experience.  The Enchanted Stream  And when ye wake inside a dream,  seek ye the enchanted stream.  For those who have the will to look  may find the guardian of the brook.  And if thine heart be fair and true  as reflections in the morning dew,  if thine courage be not meek,  so shall ye find the one ye seek.  For if thou keep a magical mind,  without searc

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite Review You've Written

What is 50/50 Friday? Everyone has a favorite and then we 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 Review You've Written

Separating the Art from the Artist

It feels like it's been forever since I've done a discussion post and I had an idea come to me so I thought we could talk about authors actions. Let's break this down, shall we? What I mean is, if an author does something, says something or even believes differently from you, will you still read their work? 

Once A Fallen Lady - ARC Review

Lydia Taylor's roof is leaking, her chickens are out of control, and she can't afford the rent. When her daughter falls ill, the last person she wants knocking at her door is Alfred Lowe. The school teacher's stern scowl makes her feel like he can see through her fa├žade of a respectable widow and judge all her secrets. If he wants to achieve his dream of his own school, Alfred Lowe needs to marry a wealthy lady. But he's drawn to the enigmatic Lydia Taylor, and the illness of her daughter makes him realize how important she is to him. The injustice of the greedy landlord, or a dirty chicken house, he'll take on anything for her. As the crisis of Annie Taylor's illness deepens, Alfred woos Lydia with chocolate, savory pies, flowers, and novels. But the past creeps into the present, casting a long shadow. They must choose whether they can love, despite the risk to everything they've ever wanted.

Music Monday - Simple Creatures

This meme is hosted by Always Me . Got some songs you want to share? Well join in and link up! I feel like I've been living a rock because I just found these two songs and the've been out for quite a while... oh well. Least I can enjoy them now just like I hope you do. Have a wonderful week!

When the Stars Align Blitz + Giveaway

A second chance, friends to lovers romance. Anna and Jackson meet their last year in Chapel Hill. She’s accepted a job at a respected, award-winning advertising agency in New York City, and he has a position at a prestigious Atlanta firm. Sparks fly, but when he suggests she change her plans, she’ll have none of it. By the time moving day comes, they don’t even share goodbyes. Four years later, Anna and Jackson meet again in New York City when, thanks to a mutual connection, he moves into her apartment building. She’s a Creative Director at a medium-sized advertising agency. He’s just moved from Atlanta to New York to accept a position at a well-respected law firm. Anna, friendly to everyone, welcomes him to her city. Jackson has zero interest in repeating past mistakes, and he’s still angry over what she did years ago. But he’s in a new city, she’s his neighbor, and a friendship forms. With a singular focus on making partner and no interest in exploring a relationship w

Share a Poem Sunday - The Song of the Wind

The Song of the Wind  Lay me down in the green, green moss,  a fallen tree to rest my head.  The soft natural ground,  with the leaves fallen down  is all I need to make my bed.  Sing me to sleep with the song of the wind,  its fingers caress my skin.  The birds of the morn will herald the dawn, and another new journey begins. 

Book Blogger Hop: January 10th - 16th

Book Blogger Hop The only reading challenge I ever do is the 200 books a year. I know there are some awesome challenges out there but I'm such a mood reader that if I were to try one of those I'd fail so hard or I'd push myself to read books I didn't want to read then reading would no longer feel fun but turn into work which would cause me not to want to read anymore.  So no. No reading challenge but the set number I want to read. 

Best/Worst Read of 2019

What is 50/50 Friday? Everyone has a favorite and then we 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 2019

Favorite Books of 2019

Surprisingly, I didn't read a lot of books that actually came out in 2019. So that means this is going to be favorite books that were new to me in 2019. I will be posting a favorite books that came out in 2019 when I do my decade wrap up. So check back for that!  Now, let's just talk about my ten favorite books of 2019. It was pretty hard for me to pick just the best of the best but I did it! 

Temporary Wife Temptation - Book Breakdown

Much more than he bargained for… “You want me to find you a wife?” “No. I want you to be my wife.” Garrett Song is this close to taking the reins of his family’s LA fashion empire…until the Song matriarch insists he marry her handpicked bride first. To block her matchmaking, he recruits Natalie Sobol to pose as his wife. She needs a fake spouse as badly as he does. But when passion burns down their chaste agreement, the flames could destroy them all…

Music Monday - Toss a Coin to Your Witcher

This meme is hosted over at Always Me Let's just get right down to it, shall we? Unless you've been living under a rock then you've had to have heard of the Netflix show The Witcher. It's pretty freaking good! As good as the video games or books? No. But the show is amazing! You should check it out! Today I wanted to share two of the songs I loved the most from the soundtrack! Enjoy and have a great week! 

Share a Poem Sunday - Liminal Places

I'd been looking for some Pagan poetry when I came across this author: Carolyn Emerick. She's got some good poems that I've really fallen in love with and wanted to share with you.  It's a really pretty book, even has full colored pictures that perfectly set the scene for the poem.  So over the next month I've got four poems to share. I hope you like them too, even if you aren't Pagan. 

50/50 Friday - Best/Worst Read of December 2019

What is 50/50 Friday? Everyone has a favorite and then we 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 December 2019