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#Book1CoziesClub: My Thoughts on Just Desserts (Savannah Reid #1)

Just Desserts by G.A. McKevett
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy this read as much as I thought I was going to when I first started. Though this is considered a cozy, I don't think it would appeal to the normal cozy reader as the murder was quite gruesome and there is definitely more racy content contained in this story. Not something that bothered me at all as I do also read grittier mysteries, but just something I think might bother someone who looks to cozies for less violent or racy themes.

I disliked the parts regarding Savannah's sister. Not sure what that brought to the story at all, besides throwing in family drama. That actually made this story less enjoyable for me. With it being a first book in a series, I think maybe waiting for the family drama to be introduced could've waited.

I will probably read the next installment as I am curious how these characters get on in the future, but I won't be jumpi…

Manga: Series Thoughts | Happy Marriage?! (Manga & Drama Adaptation)

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My thoughts on the series Happy Marriage?! by Maki Enjoji. I also talk about the Japanese Drama Adaptation of this manga series.

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Books: My Thoughts on Suicide Forest (World's Scariest Places #1)

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Suicide Forest by Jeremy Bates
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

More like a 3.5

Interesting story that definitely kept my interest. I personally wouldn't say this was scary and there were a lot of things I think could've been excluded without affecting story. There was something mentioned in the epilogue that I really think was unnecessary. As a first installment in this series, I think the setting for this story was well chosen. The atmosphere lends itself to a bit of suspense in itself and I am curious to see what the other installments in this series have to offer. Trigger warnings for suicide and rape.


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June Wrap Up | 2019

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I read 2 novels and a lot of manga in June. I know this one is quite long. For those of you who are only interested in the manga, feel free to skip to 13:19 ^-^

If you would prefer that I wrap up my novels and manga in separate videos, please let me know!

Challenges Mentioned:

The Reading Rush (formerly known as BookTubeaThon)

Jingraves Spartan Challenge

Manga: My Thoughts on What Did You Eat Yesterday?, Volume 1

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What Did You Eat Yesterday?, Volume 1 by Fumi Yoshinaga
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this installment, especially the cooking portions. The recipes in this installment were not for things that I would eat, however it is interesting to see all the cooking tips and the thought process that goes into cooking the dishes. Looking forward to more recipes and cooking in the following installments!

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Finished Series: The Hangman (The Forgotten Files #3)

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The Hangman by Mary Burton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Really enjoyed this final installment in the trilogy. While keeping familiar faces from the previous installments around, I found this mystery both suspenseful and entertaining. They way the author was able to weave in previous characters was interesting. I definitely enjoy this author's writing style and will be looking into more of her books in the future.

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Yarnie Update 6 | July 2019

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Sorry it's been a while since I posted one of these! I've finally got a few finished objects to show you, so I thought I'd share them ^-^
Leaf Top
Snowflake Sweater
Christmas Socks
Clipped Crows Fly Again Sweater
Mom's Dobbinwood
Green Bean Podcast

Books: My Thoughts on Bewitched and Betrothed (Witchcraft Mysteries #10)

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Bewitched and Betrothed by Juliet Blackwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As with the rest of the Witchcraft series, I really enjoyed this book. That being said, this one did start off a bit slow for me. Not sure what it was, but I didn't get hooked until the characters actually visited Alcatraz. From there, I literally couldn't put the book down. Finished the rest of it in one sitting!

The big moment I've been waiting for finally happens in this installment, so that was wonderful. I'm looking forward to seeing where this installment takes us and can't wait until it's released.

Thank you to the Penguin Random House First to Read Program for providing me with an advanced readers copy in exchange for my honest review.

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