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All Grown Up - Book Breakdown

When I first encountered Ford Donovan, I had no idea who he was...well, other than the obvious. Young, gorgeous, successful, smart. Did I mention young? If I did, it bears repeating. Ford Donovan was too young for me. Let's back up to how it all started. My best friend decided I needed to start dating again. So, without my knowledge, she set up a profile for me on a popular dating site--one that invited men ages twenty-one to twenty-seven to apply for a date. Those nicknamed Cunnilingus King were told they'd go straight to the top for consideration. The profile wasn't supposed to go live. Another point that bears repeating--it wasn't supposed to. Nevertheless, that's how I met Ford, and we started messaging. He made me laugh; yet I was adamant that because of his age, we could only be friends. But after weeks of wearing me down, I finally agreed to one date only--my first after twenty years of being with my high school sweetheart. I knew it couldn't last, but I

Music Monday - Mashups

This meme is hosted by Always Me   How was your weekend? Get lots of reading done? It's Monday again, I know most people dislike Monday's but I love them!  I also love sharing new music with you! Today I've got some weird mashups that shouldn't work but somehow they do. Tell me if you think they work.  That's all for this week! I hope you have a great one and stay safe! 

Share A Poem Sundays - Nothing But Death by Pablo Neruda

None of us can stop death. As humans we will all die. We never know when death will come to claim us so we should live each moment to the fullest. Live each day as if it's the last, because it very well could be. Nothing But Death by Pablo Neruda There are cemeteries that are lonely, graves full of bones that do not make a sound, the heart moving through a tunnel, in it darkness, darkness, darkness, like a shipwreck we die going into ourselves, as though we were drowning inside our hearts, as though we lived falling out of the skin into the soul. And there are corpses, feet made of cold and sticky clay, death is inside the bones, like a barking where there are no dogs, coming out from bells somewhere, from graves somewhere, growing in the damp air like tears of rain. Sometimes I see alone coffins under sail, embarking with the pale dead, with women that have dead hair, with bakers who are as white as angels, and pensive young girls married to notary publics, caskets sailing up the

Becoming by Michelle Obama - Mini Book Breakdown

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the dema

Music Monday - Recent Favorites

This meme is hosted over at Always Me It's been a long time since I've done a Music Monday! I'm sorry I've been so busy! It's been crazy around here. I spend a lot of my time searching for a vaccine appointment. It makes me happy that so many people are getting the shot, but it also makes it hard for me to find an opening haha. The struggle!  Anyway, I've also not been listening to as much music as usual. With that said: I do have two songs to share that I've been enjoying! I hope you like them too!  Which did you like better? I hope you have a great week and stay safe! 

Mid-Month Reading Update

It feels like it's been forever since I last wrote a post! I know my last post wasn't that long ago because I always plan and have posts for a few weeks in advance, only I ran out! Eek!  I've not been reading a lot. I've been gaming and trying to work with my kiddo on her meds. That's a large trial! Her old meds aren't working anymore, and she's not doing well. So hopefully things will settle when we get to talk to her doctor at the end of the month.  I've been gaming a lot. Playing things like, Until Dawn, Animal Crossing, and replaying some Horizon on the new PS5. I'm loving these games!  I've also been writing! I got a new little short story that I'm going to post sometime soon. I've been editing another story that I hope to query. Fingers crossed something good will come from that project.  But I did manage to read a little! I'm halfway through Becoming and I did finish one book!  ***Short Review*** Another entry in the series.

The Social Dilemma - TV Talk

I knew that social media was designed to be addictive and that we - ourselves- are the product being offered but I honestly had no idea just how bad it could truly be.

Kissing Coffins - Book Breakdown

Not far from Dullsville, someone's lurking in the dark. . . . After meeting the handsome and shadowy Alexander Sterling, goth-girl Raven's dark world has a bright, new glow. But as in her favorite movie, "Kissing Coffins," Raven knows that love always has its complications, especially when Alexander has a big secret to guard. When Alexander suddenly disappears, Raven leaves Dullsville to begin a dangerous search to find him. Can she stay safe, no matter who--or what--she encounters on the way? Book Breakdown  I read this series when I was just a wee little tyke, and even though they were written for a very young audience, I still come back to them every so often. There are so few gothic characters in fiction. Of course, Raven calls herself goth and not gothic but, if you know enough about the subculture then you'll know that Raven is not actually goth but gothic. She doesn't really listen to goth music... only the mention of Bauhaus and then a few heavy rock b

March TBR

  March, spring comes this month, St Patrick Day; it starts tornado season here in Oklahoma, the days grow longer, and then it starts to warm up. I miss March back east; it was lovely, cold mornings but perfect afternoons. I used to love sitting outside with a book and watching the river. We lived like two blocks from the Ohio River, and I miss it. I can't wait to visit my family when Covid is over. Until then, I'll lose myself in books. What books you ask? Well, let's talk about them! 

The Sun Does Shine - Book Breakdown

A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit. In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only twenty-nine years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free. But with no money and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hinton was sentenced to death by electrocution. He spent his first three years on Death Row at Holman State Prison in agonizing silence—full of despair and anger toward all those who had sent an innocent man to his death. But as Hinton realized and accepted his fate, he resolved not only to survive, but find a way to live on Death Row. For the next twenty-seven years he was a beacon—transforming not only his own spirit, but those of his fellow inmates, fifty-four of w

February Wrap Up!

It's that time of the month once again where we see if I actually met my TBR goals. Place your bets now before we dive into this. Got them in? Okay then, let's go!