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My Top Rated Books of 2021

This was hard! I'm a picky reader, it's very hard to impress me after all the books I've read but these were all five star reads! I can't recommend them highly enough! They aren't really in any order except for the first one. It's a book I think every single person on earth should read.  Let's get to it!

Music Monday - Winter Ambience

This meme is hosted by Always Me Christmas may be over but it's still winter time. I hope you've gotten some nice snow. Of course here in Oklahoma most of December was warm. Hopefully, January won't follow the same path!  So in honor of winter weather, I thought I'd share this wonderful Ambience.  So, how was your Christmas? Get any good books? Eat yummy food? Tell me all about it below! Stay safe, wear a mask, and happy reading my friends. 

Originality and Authenticity in the World of Published Fan-Fiction - Discussion

From Wikipedia - Fan-fiction is fictional writing written in an amateur capacity as fans, unauthorized by, but based on an existing work of fiction. The author uses copyrighted characters, settings, or other intellectual properties from the original creator(s) as a basis for their writing. I never wrote Twilight fics. Instead, I wrote K-Pop fan-fiction over ten years ago. I wrote about the group called SHINee. I wrote everything from smut to fluff. It was so much fun to connect with others who loved to write and loved this amazing K-Pop group. I even came in second in a SHINee fanfic contest, which was awesome! 

Music Monday - Pop Christmas

This meme is hosted by Always Me Usually I share Christmas music all month long but I didn't. My health threw everything off but today is the first day of Christmas break and I hope to enjoy it! It's really time to get into the Christmas spirit!   Any special Christmas plans? We are having a small dinner with just us and my partner's grandma and step-grandfather because of Covid. I had hoped to see my family in Kentucky but well... Covid. I really hope you have a Marry Christmas. Happy Reading and stay safe my friends.

The Princess and the Rogue - Book Review

Bow Street agent Sebastien Wolff, Earl of Mowbray, doesn't believe in love―until a passionate kiss with a beautiful stranger in a brothel forces him to reconsider. When the mysterious woman is linked to an intrigue involving a missing Russian princess, however, Seb realizes her air of innocence was too good to be true. Princess Anastasia Denisova has been hiding in London as plain 'Anna Brown'. With a dangerous traitor hot on her trail, her best option is to accept Wolff's offer of protection―and accommodation―at his gambling hell. But living in such close quarters, and aiding Wolff in his Bow Street cases, fans the flames of their mutual attraction. If Anya's true identity is revealed, does their romance stand a chance? Could a princess ever marry a rogue? Book Breakdown This book starts off with a bang! Anya’s assaulted (not raped) by a countryman that wants to marry her for the money and social standing and tries to kidnap her, but her friend whacks him over the

Top Ten Tuesday - My Winter 2021 TBR

This meme is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl I'm so bad at making TBRs and sticking to them but I'm going to try and list books I'm excited to read and hope I stick to it! 

Music Monday - Morbid Poetry

This meme is hosted by Always Me I feel like it's been a while since I shared some songs from my favorite genre of music; goth. So today, I'm changing that!  So which song was your favorite? Let me know below!  Today, I go back to school. I've been out on a leave for my health. So fingers crossed my classes go well. I hope you have a great week! Stay safe, wear a mask, and happy reading! 

A Guide To The Wallflower Series By Lisa Kleypas

This is the one that starts off this entire series. It follows Annabelle; she’s beautiful and sweet. Any member of the ton should jump at the chance to snag her up. Yet, somehow, she’s a wallflower. The reason? She’s very poor.  So poor her family can hardly make it through the season. She’s so desperate to save her family and get a good match, she’s willing to forgo love as long as has future husband is a peer.  She ends up forming a friendship with the rest of the wallflowers, agreeing to get themselves married.  Enter, Simon Hunt. A self-made man so rich it’s not funny. He has no title and Annabelle detests him. Only once she gets to know him... she decides maybe he’s not so bad after all. I love Annabelle and Simon and all the wallflowers! The romance in this is sweet and watching Annabelle fall for Simon is amazing.  I also have to praise the female friendships in here. It’s heartwarming to see how close they become and how much they want to help each other. It’s so rare not to se

Music Monday - The Dragonborn Comes Covers

This meme is hosted over at Always Me Skyrim's tenth year anniversary edition recently came out and as someone who still loves that game, I've been playing it a little, listening to music from the universe and cooking items from my cookbook! So I thought I'd share two of my favorites. Hope you enjoy!   I'm still getting back into the hang of blogging again. My health is still slowly getting better and I will be hoping around your blogs today. See you soon!

Music Monday - Alternative + Small Update

I’m so sorry to have vanished for so long. I’ve been having some health issues, and it’s thrown everything off. I’ve not got to visit any of your blogs either and that sucks! I’m going to catch up as I can, but I’m still feeling pretty weak and tired, so please just bear with me.  No, I didn’t catch Covid, in case anyone was wondering. A whole different set of health problems. It sucks being sickly! So please just hang in there with me a little longer while I continue to get better.  Now, let’s get to Music Monday! This awesome meme is hosted over at Always Me I hope you enjoy these two songs! Have a great week! 

Outlander Giveaway Winner!

The giveaway for Outlander book 1 is now over! I hope you got your chance to enter! Because now the winner is...... (insert drum roll) Miranda D! Congrats!  I will reach out to her but in case she doesn’t respond in 48 hours, I will choose a new winner. Thank you all for entering the giveaway. I will try to do more in the future, so maybe next time it could be you!  I hope you have a great weekend! Stay safe, wear a mask, and happy reading! 

Taylor Swift - All Too Well

This meme is hosted over at Always Me Last Friday Taylor Swift released her version of Red! Which means we got a 10 minute long version of All Too Well. Her original vision for the song. I balled my eyes out. It's probably her best written song. I just had to share it with you!   That's all I'll share this week since this song is so long. I really hope you enjoyed it! Stay safe, wear a mask and happy reading.

Outlander Giveaway!

It's finally time! I'm doing my Outlander giveaway! Yay! I can't wait for the new season of the show coming out next year and the newest novel later this very month! I'm going to spend all of November break just reading!  In spirit of the next book coming out, I want to share the love of Outlander. The prize for this giveaway is the very first book in the Outlander series. I will ship it directly from Amazon.  Good luck! May the odds be ever in your favor! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Music Monday - Bridgerton Musical

This meme is hosted over at Always Me Hello and welcome to another Monday. I don’t know about you, but I’m torn with Mondays. Sometimes I feel like I love them and other times I despise them. Today, I lean more towards wishing Monday didn’t exist.  But nothing makes Monday easier than some really cool music! I’ve grabbed the next novel in the Bridgerton series and somehow when looking up that book I found this exceptional musical!  I will only share two songs, but I encourage everyone to listen to the whole thing because these two women are so freaking amazing!    That's all for this post! I do hope you have a wonderful week! Stay safe and happy reading!

My Halloween Adventures

I've talked about this before but now I'm going to share some pictures! Please know that as much as I wish I was... I'm not a photographer. So if these suck, I'm sorry.  First, my friends and I went on a really cool train ride, we rode the oldest train in the lot and it was in three movies. No famous movies, all were indie/low budget but still, that's wicked.

Music Monday - Autumn Music Ambience

This meme is hosted over at Always Me Well, little butterflies, I sure hope you had a wonderful Halloween! I got to take a haunted train ride and visit the Museum of Osteology. I got a few pictures that I'll be sharing later this week! It was so much fun!  But we're here to talk about music and I got some really relaxing mixes for you. I hope you enjoy them!   I hope you enjoyed these videos! Here's hoping this week is a good one! Stay safe, wear a mask! And last but not least, happy reading!

November Plans

November is just a few days away, and I’ve got some major plans! Not only personal goals but cool stuff is going to happen here on the blog!  First off, November is my Blogoversary! This blog will turn 7 years old! Time is just flying by! I’m planning a giveaway to celebrate! I don’t know what books I will add to the giveaway yet, so stay tuned for that! Also in November, the next book in the Outlander series; Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone is finally being released! I want to do an Outlander themed giveaway for that! I’m so excited to see what Claire and the gang are getting into!  I’m planning to do NaNoWriMo in November. Which is going to be tough because I’m still taking my class and with everything else life loves to throw at me. Also, there is American Thanksgiving, so it’s going to be a super busy month! Packed to the brim and I’m so excited about it! I may spread myself a little thin but I’m going to give it all my absolute best!  Next are my reading plans.... to be honest, I’

Music Monday - Classic Halloween

This meme is hosted over at Always Me Less than a week till Halloween!!!! Which is exciting and depressing all at once. I hate when Halloween is over because I go back to being a 'freak' or 'weirdo' and that sucks. But that's my life and I won't change who I am. I'm just so glad the holidays are upon us! It's really the best time of the year!  I hope you have a great week and the best Halloween ever! Stay safe, wear a mask and happy reading! 

Something is Killing the Children Volume 1 - Review

When children begin to go missing in the town of Archer’s Peak, all hope seems lost until a mysterious woman arrives to reveal that terrifying creatures are behind the chaos - and that she alone will destroy them, no matter the cost. IT’S THE MONSTERS WHO SHOULD BE AFRAID. When the children of Archer's Peak—a sleepy town in the heart of America—begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible stories—impossible details of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows. Their only hope of finding and eliminating the threat is the arrival of a mysterious stranger, one who believes the children and claims to be the only one who sees what they can see.  Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. That is all she does, and she bears the cost because it must be done.  ************************************************* Book Breakdown Full disclosure. Going into this, I didn’t think it would be THIS good. The art looked outst

Music Monday - Recent Plays

This fun meme is hosted over at Always Me   I listened to a lot of music over this past week because I've been on fall break. It's been pretty good minus all the tornadoes and bad weather, but today the high was only around 70! That's amazing for this part of Oklahoma.  The music I've been vibing to is darker sounding songs since it's so close to Halloween! This year my partner and I are gonna crave pumpkins that always and then I'm gonna go with a friend on a train ride. She said she's done it before and it's fun. I'm hoping she'd right!  But for now, to the songs! Sooooooo what did you think? Let me know below and have a great week! Stay safe, wear a mask, and happy reading! 

Reading Update!

It's been a long time since I've posted a reading update so I figured why not? I've not been reading a lot... I know! I planned to read so many great creepy books this month but it's been crazy with school, the covid scare, anxiety and with my playing Until Dawn twice to get the last of the trophies so I could platinum it.  I've also still been editing my stories and writing my annual October short horror story. So at least I've made progress somewhere!  I am currently reading The Hunting Party and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. There's so many more I'm planning to read this month and I hope I get to it!  One thing I finished and loved was a horror graphic novel called Something is Killing the Children. It's amazing! I can't believe I've never read it yet! It is full of gore so if you can't stomach that then please don't read this one. It's even going to be made into a series for Netflix by the creator of The Haunting of

Music Monday - Calling All The Monsters

This meme is hosted over at Always Me Last week was pretty scary. My professor caught Covid, so he was out all week and then some of us in the class had to get tested because we’d been too close for too long. I had to get tested. Thankfully, it came back negative. I’m very nervous about going back today because I know he’ll be there and I don’t want him that close to me. Even though I wear my KN95 mask, it still makes me uncomfortable.  It sucks that my seat is front row... and he’s a spitter... all it takes is one droplet and bad things could happen.  Fall break starts for me this week, though I’m taking an extra day because I’ve got a medical test coming up. Fingers crossed its nothing serious. Friday I also got to go to the doctor with a family member. So a full week!  Wish me lots of luck!  But after the severe weather yesterday, it’s forecasted to be cooler. I really hope so! But this is Oklahoma, so I’m not holding my breath. Today I only have one song because I love it so much t

The ABC Challenge - The Letter B

Welcome to my second Alphabet Reading Challenge post!  I've decided to go all out with these posts. Not only sharing books but also movies, TV shows and even music. I do hope you'll join me as I take this deep dive.  Please comment below if you like any of these things or have any recommendations! 

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phenix - Book Breakdown

There is a door at the end of a silent corridor. And it’s haunting Harry Pottter’s dreams. Why else would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in terror? Harry has a lot on his mind for this, his fifth year at Hogwarts: a Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a personality like poisoned honey; a big surprise on the Gryffindor Quidditch team; and the looming terror of the Ordinary Wizarding Level exams. But all these things pale next to the growing threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named - a threat that neither the magical government nor the authorities at Hogwarts can stop. As the grasp of darkness tightens, Harry must discover the true depth and strength of his friends, the importance of boundless loyalty, and the shocking price of unbearable sacrifice. His fate depends on them all.

Music Monday - Spooky Ambiance

This meme is hosted over at Always Me It’s finally October! One month of the year where people don’t look at me like I’m a freak! Or have any old men telling me to leave the state because they don’t want my ‘kind’ around. True Story.  So I love this time of year! From now till April it’s the best time of year for me. Cooler weather should also be on the way... soonish. I hope!  Anyway, let’s get to the meat of this post, shall we?  I’ve been reading The Hunting Party... it reminds me a lot of the video game Until Dawn and I am in love with it!  I’ve been listening to some really creepy ambiance while I read this book and play the game again. I wanted to share this with you and hope you enjoy it as much as I have been. As always, stay safe, happy reading, and wear a mask. 

Music Monday - Taylor Swift

This meme is hosted over at Always Me I've been on a Taylor Swift kick since she dropped her version of Wildest Dreams. I'm so excited for Red this November!  So I've been going back and watching her concerts on YouTube. Hope you enjoy! I also hope they don't get removed! Fingers crossed!   Well that's all for this one! Tell me which you liked more? As always, stay safe and happy reading!

Ranking The Twilight Books

  Last week I ranked the films and today I'm going to rank the books! It does very quite a bit so I hope you'll stay around to see the differences! 

Merry Mabon!

  Today is the Autumn Equinox. Which means the day and night are equal lengths and from here on, the days grow shorter and the weather turns colder.... unless you live in Oklahoma where it’s still 90s every day where I live.  It’s a harvest festival, one of corn, apples, and wheat.  Back before the luxury we have now of supermarkets, when people have to grow their own food, this was the time all their hard work from spring and summer paid off. Where they could harvest their food and get ready for the brutal winter ahead.  It’s a time of thanksgiving and plenty.  Even if you don’t celebrate Mabon, it doesn’t hurt to stop and take a moment to be grateful for everything you have and just how easy it is for us today to get food!

Music Monday - Mabon

This meme is hosted over at Always Me Welcome! Welcome, another Monday, another week. Which means back to school for me. But this week has something special! Mabon or the Autumn Equinox. It’s a special holiday for witches and Wiccans. I’m honestly debating on if I should skip that day to celebrate, but I’m not sure yet.  In order to honor the first day of autumn, I’ve gathered threes songs that I’ve been listening to. I hope you enjoy them even if you don’t celebrate Mabon.   Which was your favorite? Let me know below. I hope you have a great week and wonderful Mabon or Wednesday if you prefer.  Stay safe and happy reading! 

Ranking The Twilight Films

 I recently watched the films.... again, and it got me thinking, how would I rank them? And thus this post was born! Now, I know that right now Twilight is having a renaissance moment and people like it again. Now, I'm sure people will go back to hating this series later but hey, for now, it's cool. So let's roll with it. This list is much different from the book list (which will come soon!). My favorite book is actually one of my least favorite movies. See if you can guess as we go! We're gonna start with my least favorite and work our way to the best.

Music Monday - Dark Songs

This meme is hosted over at Always Me Hello! Another work week begins! How was your weekend? I baked a lot and cleaned because the house was a colossal mess! Now it’s nearly perfect! Just a little more work that I will get next week. I don’t know about you but when I clean; I like to listen to music; it keeps me going. Here are two of the songs I listened to. Hope you enjoy! What did you think? Which was your favorite? Let me know below! As always, have a safe week! Happy reading little butterflies! 

The ABC Challenge - The Letter A

Welcome to my very first Alphabet Reading Challenge post!  I've decided to go all out with these posts. Not only sharing books but also movies, TV shows and even music. I do hope you'll join me as I take this deep dive.  Please comment below if you like any of these things too! 

August Reading Wrap Up!

I didn't read a lot this month because I've started my classes and that takes up my whole day. I get up at 6:30am get ready and then don't get home till 3:15pm. Except for Tuesdays... where I do not get home till after five.  So I'm proud of the books I did read! Most of these were read before I started classes but hey, I'm hoping I'll get into the swing of things soon. 

Music Monday - Vintage Autumn Music

This meme is hosted over at Always Me   September is what I call 'pre Halloween' and it's when I can start pushing the boundaries of what I wear without getting stared at like I'm the Devil's daughter or something. Or I take full advantage! But I always start out listening to a vintage autumn mix to set the autumn mood before jumping right into Halloween. So I hope you enjoy this little mix as much as I do! 

Mini ARC Review - Lucky Girl: A Dose of Darkness Novella

Seven years ago, Teddy Drucker disappeared. He changed his name, altered his appearance, and abandoned his corporate aspirations, fleeing for his life. What choice did he have? In over his head with the cops who’d accused him of murdering his girlfriend and the kind of guys who don’t think twice about cleaning up loose ends with a well-placed bullet. Now, Trevor Dent is a new man. With a Ph.D. and a cute little car and therapy clients who trust him with their dirty secrets. But when his new patient calls him by his old name and his girlfriend turns up missing, Trevor realizes the past can’t be erased. And his past has a name and a face and the kind of secrets a man would kill for. Only forty-eight hours to save his girlfriend’s life, and Trevor is back on the run. With a go-bag and a stolen car and an unlikely ally who has her own demons. As the bodies pile up behind them, he’s betting it all on her. He’s hoping this girl is as lucky as she seems. Because this time the odds are stacked

The ABC Challenge

I've decided to take Esther's ( BiteIntoBooks ) advice and throw my hat at the ABC Book Challenge!  I'm still working on a list of books and all that so this is just me announcing my plans.  I hope you will follow along with my journey! Also, if you've got any books that start with A, let me know so I can add to my list of possible reads! I'm still working on a format but I do  really like how Esther does her with spotlighting books that start with the letter. So I might do something like that.  That's it for this post. It's short and sweet but sometimes that's the best way to go!  Until next time, stay safe and happy reading!

Music Monday - If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power

This meme is hosted over at Always Me GUYS!!!!! I'm actually really excited to share these songs with you today! Halsey dropped her new album on Friday and no cap, it's such's a freaking vibe!  I love that music is slowly taking back on a more rocky sound. I group up on rock and it will always hold a special place in my heart, so this is just epic!  I've got three songs today because I just couldn't pick two! No way. This whole album is just great but these three are my favorites.  Please, sit back, and enjoy.    Which is your favorite? Please let me know below! Stay safe and have a great week!

Reading Update

Since I've started classes recently, I've not been reading nearly as much. So I don't really have any reviews ready. Sorry!  Today I thought I'd share what I'm reading instead! This isn't a TBR, just what I'm actually reading at the moment.  I am slowly working on my spooky TBR and trying to get ready for the ABC Challenge. So there's a lotto come! Just not today haha.  Two books I just finished are Dear Ava and The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-Wizards Alike . Dear Ava is just not for me. It triggered and confused me at the same time. The time jump that made no sense at all to me.  I you want a full review I can give one but Just know it won't be favorable.  I still recommend this because what doesn't work for me, could totally work for you!  I also read a pretty cool cookbook from the Harry Potter world because I'm still obsessed lol.  It'

Music Monday - Playlist (2)

This meme is hosted over at Always Me Another Monday, which means back to school but also more great music! I found two new songs that I've added to my graphic design playlist. They've got some nice beats. Hope you enjoy!    As always, I will ask... which is your favorite? Let me know! I hope you have a great week and stay safe!