Showing posts from February, 2015

Book Blurb: The Beautiful Ashes (Broken Destiny #1) by Jeaniene Frost

This is the first book in a new series by Jeaniene Frost. As per every other book I've consumed by this author, I listened to the audiobook version narrated by Tavia Gilbert. Categorized as Young Adult, I would personally categorize it New Adult instead.

This story about Angels, Demons, and Destiny was enjoyable for me.  You can go to Goodreads to read a summary of the book.  I thought the concept was interesting, as I have not yet read many other books with this type of theme, though I know there are several out there. As I finished this audiobook, I was reminded of the reason I don't start series before they're done or nearly done, because now I have to wait to find out what happens next!  Tavia Gilbert's narration is excellent as usual.  If you haven't listened to any audiobooks narrated by her, I highly recommend you check her out.  Of course, I also recommend Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress Novels if you're interested in books about Vampires and Ghoul…

Shopping: Haul from Image Beauty and Fashion

On Valentine's Day, I decided to get me a few presents  o((*^▽^*))o I'll list all the products at the bottom of this post.

There were a couple products from the Kose Sekkisei line that I had been interested in picking up last week on our trip to Mitsuwa. This particular line is for whitening and the products are all locked in a glass case or behind the sales counter. Understandable, because the products are pricey, but this also means you have to get help from a sales associate to purchase the products. Unfortunately, no sales associate there wanted to help me. I went to the counter 3 times and I could not get help from anyone standing behind the counter, not because they were busy (because there were no other customers at the counter) but they just didn't want to help me I guess.  Their loss because I found another store that carried the products I was interested in.

Hello Image Beauty and Fashion! I had found them (or I should say they found me) after liking one of my ph…

Book Blurb: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

The classic tale of Cinderella with a cyborg twist and a deadly disease running rampant.

I started Cinder last year and just wasn't getting into it. This is the book I put on the side and then didn't read anything else for the rest of the year. I decided to pick it up again, and finished it in a day! Maybe it was just the story set-up that was boring to me?  Once I got into more about the disease and the Evil Queen, the pages flew by.

You still have your expected cast of characters, with the addition of the Doctor (well, maybe he's the Fairy Godmother?) and her robot friend Iko (maybe the equivalent of Gus Gus if I had to guess).  The land where this story takes place wasn't as fleshed out as I needed it to be. I couldn't really imagine where New Beijing was. In my mind I was in a land that was a mix of Star Wars and Agrabah (I say Agrabah because every time the Prince showed up in the Marketplace to talk to Cinder, I pictured him as Aladdin incognito.  I don'…

Book Blurb: No Ghouls Allowed by Victoria Laurie

I mentioned that When brought me out of my reading rut. So much so that I jumped right into this other new book by the same author! No Ghouls Allowed is the 9th installment in Victoria Laurie's Ghost Hunter Series.  You would think that with series of this length, things start to become less interesting than they were when you first started the series, but that is completely not the case here. I really enjoy this series, not only for the spooks we are introduced to, but the places and of course, our Ghost Hunters.

This installment takes place in Valdosta, Georgia which is MJ and Gilley's hometown. Our Ghost Hunters are supposed to be taking a break from their job, but when MJ's father's fiancé mentions that she's been having strange occurrences at the mansion she has bought and is now trying to renovate, MJ offers to take a look. It becomes apparent that this spook has some kind of connection to MJ's Mother's past. The mansion itself also has history of it&#…

Book Blurb: When by Victoria Laurie

I devoured this book in just a couple hours. It was in 2013 that I discovered Victoria Laurie's books at my local library. I dove right in and read all the books in her Ghost Hunter Mystery series and have been a fan since. As expected, I loved this book and do recommend it, especially if you like a little supernatural with your mystery.

This story is about a high school girl named Maddy, who can see a person's date of death just by looking at them, whether it be in person or from a picture.  She had been able to see the numbers floating on people's foreheads since she was small, but it is not until her father dies tragically that her family realizes what the numbers mean. As the years go by, Maddy's Mom becomes an alcoholic and to make ends meet, she starts advertising Maddy's gift.  For a small fee, Maddy begins doing readings for these clients from a small room at the back of their home. Would I want to know what date I would die? Probably not, but there are pe…

Reading, Crocheting, Knitting & KDramas: What I've Been Up To

Ok...I'm a terrible blogger LOL.  Truthfully, I'm still trying to figure out this whole blogging thing.  Should I put up a blog if it's only going to be a couple sentences is a question that runs through my head a lot.  You can tell that the answer to that question is always No, which is why you haven't heard from me in over a month, Sorry!

I've been up to a few things, and thought I'd fill you in.  First off, if you recall at the end of 2014, I wrote a blog about my failed attempt at the Reading Challenge that year.  I just became uninspired to read from the middle of the year to the end.  The books I was reading at the time, just weren't grabbing me.  I put them on the side and didn't feel the need or want to pick them up or to even read anything else. Hence the failure (╯︵╰,)
I'm attempting the Reading Challenge again this year and of course got off to a rocky start.  I have just completed my first book of the year and I enjoyed it so much that I n…