Monday, May 31, 2021

Music Monday - Dark Instrumental Music

This meme is hosted over at Always Me

Today I wanted to share two really epic songs that I love to listen to when reading something scary or paranormal. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! 



I really hope you have a great week. Stay safe and happy reading! 

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Share a Poem Sundays - The Protected Sex by Alice Duer Miller

Alice Duer Miller was born on July 28, 1874, in Staten Island, New York. Her work was influential to women’s suffrage, and her satirical poetry collection, Are Women People? (1915), became a slogan for the movement. She died August 22, 1942, in New York City.


There, little girl, don’t read,

You’re fond of your books, I know,

But Brother might mope

If he had no hope

Of getting ahead of you.

It’s dull for a boy who cannot lead.

There, little girl, don’t read.


Sometimes in the fight for equality I forget how far we’ve come. I also sometimes forget just how recently such things stopped. My grandma wasn’t allowed to wear pants to school, but she did anyway. She got into so much trouble, but she just kept pushing. 

You should never hide your light from anyone. No matter what! if you’re being smart bothers someone, that’s their problem! Keep pushing forward! I hope one day that the world will be an equal place. 




Friday, May 28, 2021

The Friday 56 - The Dating Dare

The Friday56 is hosted over at Freda's Voice

RULES:

*Grab a book, any book.

*Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your ereader. If you have to improvise, that is okay.

*Find a snippet, short and sweet.

*Post it, and add the url to your post in the Linky on Freda's blog







Title: The Dating Dare

Seth: Hey... and you can resist me?

There was a pause before she responded.

Tara: You know I can't resist you.  - 56% 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Author Spotlight - Jayci Lee

From Goodreads: Jayci Lee writes poignant, sexy, and laugh-out-loud romance every free second she can scavenge. She lives in sunny California with her tall-dark-and-handsome husband, two amazing boys with boundless energy, and a fluffy rescue whose cuteness is a major distraction. At times, she cannot accommodate real life because her brain is full of drool worthy heroes and badass heroines clamoring to come to life.Because of all the books demanding to be written, Jayci writes full-time now, and is semi-retired from her fifteen-year career as a defense litigator. She loves food, wine, and traveling, and incidentally so do her characters. Books have always helped her grow, dream, and heal, and she hopes her books will do the same for you. 

She debuted in 2020. I read her first book and never looked back. She's only got 4 books out right now with another to be released in August of this year. If you like cute romance that makes your heart feel good then you'll love her work! 

Monday, May 24, 2021

Music Monday - Reading Ambience

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When I read, I love to listen to background music. Especially if it gets the mood of the story I’m reading. So today I’m going to share two of the videos that I put on in the background. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! It also helps that they’re very relaxing.



This Wednesday I get my second jab! That means in two weeks I’ll be fully vaccinated! I’m pretty nervous about the side effects because the first shot got me pretty good. My partner also got his first shot last week. We’re on our way to being protected and safe. 

I hope you guys have a great week. Stay safe and happy reading! 

Sunday, May 23, 2021

The Sunday Morning Post


The Sunday Post is a blog news meme hosted over at Caffeinated Reviewer










Music Monday

 Author Spotlight

The Friday56


I've recently re-watched the Netflix show Bridgerton and loved it more the second time. I know I said in my Book Talk about the show that I wasn't interested in reading the books but that seems to have changed. I got the first three in hardcover last week and have started on The Duke and I. 



My partner and I have also been watching The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. It's such a good show. Mostly it's a fun show that makes me feel better and laugh. Though every so often they throw in these dark episodes that just make me bawl my eyes out! If you've never seen it, try it!!

Now let's move on to gaming news! I've been playing some Super Mario Odyssey. I'm really enjoying it. Though I will always have this soft spot Super Mario 64. Maybe where it was the first Mario game I ever played or the first game I ever actually beat. But Odyssey has some great levels that are just so creative with flawless gameplay.

I had to get another bookshelf for all the books I keep buying. I can't help it! I just keep finding amazing deals! I never pay full price for books. Haven't in years! Mainly I've just been reading and watching YouTube. 

That's it for me this week. Hope you have a great week! Happy Reading!



Friday, May 21, 2021

The #Friday56 - The Duke and I


The Friday56 is hosted over at Freda's Voice

RULES:

*Grab a book, any book.

*Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your ereader. If you have to improvise, that is okay.

*Find a snippet, short and sweet.

*Post it, and add the url to your post in the Linky on Freda's blog. 








Title: The Duke and I

"In the library," he repeated firmly. "With the door shut. Do you really want to be discovered with Nigel's body should anyone happen to wander down this hallway?" - Page 56 



Wednesday, May 19, 2021

One Child Alive - Book Breakdown

One, two, three. She counts the bodies dragged from the burning beach house, smoke rising from their cotton pajamas, and remembers a fourth; red hair, freckles, clinging to his mother’s legs, begging to watch the fireworks a while longer. “Where’s the little boy?” she whispers…

In the ashes of the Fox family’s seafront vacation home, Olivia Rockwell can barely hold back her tears as she wonders who in the close-knit town of Fog Harbor could destroy such a warm, loving family. Then she spots a little green toy soldier in the sand and follows a set of small footprints along the beach to an abandoned lifeguard hut. Inside, she finds the youngest Fox child, Thomas. The only survivor…

Holding his trembling body close, Olivia promises to keep him safe. She knows the agony of losing family at such a young age. But the second Thomas catches sight of Detective Will Decker’s sliver police badge over her shoulder, the little boy’s scream pierces the night. Could the family have been targeted by someone sworn to protect them? Is anyone safe if the police themselves are the primary suspect?

Unsure who she can trust, Olivia keeps hold of the tiny horseshoe charm she finds at the scene and follows the trail deep into the web of lies surrounding this seemingly perfect family. But just as a tip-off from a local lighthouse-keeper puts the killer within reach, tragedy strikes: little Thomas is snatched from his bed

Up against a calculating monster who seems to know her every weakness, Olivia must dig deeper than ever before to find this innocent child. But when one twisted killer becomes two, can she stay alive long enough to save him?

Monday, May 17, 2021

Music Monday - Cool Covers of Epic Songs

This meme is hosted over at Always Me

Hey there! It’s been a while since I’ve prepared a Music Monday. I’ve been in a huge reading mood and when I’m in a reading mood, I don’t enjoy blogging. But I’m making myself do this post because I’ve got a lot of music to share with you over the coming weeks.





What did you think? Let me know below and have a great week!

Friday, May 14, 2021

Titanic - 'Iceberg Ahead': The Story of the Disaster by Some of Those Who Were There - Book Breakdown

To have sailed on 'the voyage of the century' aboard White Star Line's RMS Titanic - described at the time as 'a floating palace' - was like being one of the first passengers to fly on Concorde.

On 10 April 1912, people from all walks of life began embarking on Titanic, then the largest ship afloat, for what was to be the trip of a lifetime on the ship's maiden voyage across the north Atlantic. Many were looking forward to starting new lives in the United States.

However, just before midnight on Sunday, 14 April 1912, Titanic's crew began to send out distress signals stating, 'We have struck an iceberg'. The liner had been steaming at speed when it collided with an enormous iceberg which stripped off her bilge under the waterline for more than 100 yards, opened up five of the front compartments and flooded the coal bunker servicing one of the boilers.

The damage was fatal, and some three hours after the disaster began to unfold the last visible part of Titanic slipped beneath the waves. There were only sixteen lifeboats and four collapsible dinghies - which was completely insufficient for the number of passengers making the crossing. As a consequence, more than 1,500 passengers and crew died: two out of every three people onboard perished.

Much has been written about the Titanic disaster, and it has been the subject matter for several films. The author is well-known for his depth of research and his attention to detail, and in a new style of format, he has selected fifty people involved in the disaster, and by using their specific eyewitness accounts he has managed to make the confusing situation much clearer, making it possible for the reader to experience the dreadful events as they unfolded. The book also includes biographical tributes to the fifty people, who came from all walks of life and geographical regions, telling who they were, their experiences during the disaster, and what happened to those who were fortunate enough to survive.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

May TBR


Well, another month has passed us. Can you believe that we're just about halfway through 2021!? Time is flying! Soon it's gonna be Christmas again!

But onto books and my reading plans for this month. I keep falling off the TBR wagon but I'm trying so hard to stay the course. 

First, I'll mention the books that I'm currently reading.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Music Monday - Forever Emerald

Music Monday is hosted by Always Me

I grew up on Pop Punk and Country music. When I found Goth it became my favorite genre. Pop Punk will always hold a special place in my heart. I thought as a genre it was dead but I've seen a few new bands pop up recently! Thought I'd spotlight them here. Hope you enjoy! 



In, other news.... If all goes well I’ll be getting my first vaccine this week! I’m excited and nervous about the side effects. Have you gotten your vaccine yet? Were the side effects awful? Anyway, that’s all for this week! Stay safe and happy reading!